Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu
Easy dessert, similar to a dump cake
A most delicious side salad or dessert
Boston Cream Cake by KristenDuke.com. This decadent cake is assembled in under 10 minutes
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Christmas Holiday Fashion: Red Lipstick and Ankle Boots

Christmas Holiday Fashion

I am a big believer in wearing red and green to Christmas gatherings. It’s just against my own personal moral code  not to. I’ve thrown in black, gold, or silver with just a touch of red or green sometimes, but you will never see me wear teal, orange, pink, or even turquoise to a Christmas event–even though I love those colors. I am LOVING the trend of hot pink and turquoise at Christmas, I even… Continue Reading

A Tad Monroe~1 Sweater, 3 Ways

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I’m excited to share a Facebook Accessories & Clothing Shop with you today, and offer a giveaway! Here is what the owner, Denise says about it, “A Tad Monroe was born out of a love for fabulous accessories at real life prices. I wanted to look fashionable and put together while running the kids to Baseball or heading to a school meeting. As we grew, the customers desire for us to carry clothing grew apparent… Continue Reading

Penelope’s Eclectic Closet: Handmade Girls Clothing

Kids Clothing

I’m so excited to share a fun photo shoot with my girls using designs from Penelope’s Eclectic Closet!   I was sent a few items to review, that I’m happy to share about. My girls love dressing up all fancy, and I love unique handmade pieces. First up is my younger daughter wearing the adorable Somersault Dress with the white ruffle sleeve 3/4 top. She loved prancing around in the field and twirling in it.  Then… Continue Reading

Your Own Personal Stylist~Stitch Fix: What I Wore

gold earrings

I haven’t shared my WHAT I WORE posts for a while. During the summer it’s swimsuits and PJ’s at home…I hardly even put make up on except for church on Sundays. But I’ve got a little survey this week, I need some help deciding on a few things… Have you heard of Stitch Fix yet? I’d heard about it from a few friends, and decided to try it out for myself. It’s an online personal… Continue Reading

Past Post Feature Saturday

dress for family pictures

I’m going to start featuring past blog posts on Saturdays. I want to highlight projects, recipes or tips you may have missed (or forgotten about!) Instagram Photo Tip How to use two “actions” on one photo in Instagram   What to Wear in Family Portraits The how-to of outfit selection, from a 3-part color scheme to accessories to using style boards  

What I Wore in the Cold Snow

yellow coat

This is the day AFTER I did my hair. I haven’t actually DONE my hair in months…this consists of a blow dry (20-25 min.) then a flat iron curl to all of it (20-25 min). I actually did my hair for Better Blogging Google Hangout for the millions handful of bloggers watching online. I like my hair when it’s done like this…I should do it more often…oh yeah, it takes an hour, maybe not. I… Continue Reading

Christmas Fashion Part II

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Last year, I shared some Christmas Fashion ideas, clothing to wear around the holidays in the traditional green and red. Today, I’ve got a second round for you. I’m a BIG advocate that if you are going to a Christmas party or gathering, you wear Christmas colors! I recognize not everyone feels the same, but if you do, here are a few ideas:   Can you tell I got a little hair trim? I got… Continue Reading

What I wore Wednesday Style Files~Serious or Smiley?

fall fashion @Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what I’ve worn!  I just had to take a break….but I’ve got a few new outfits to share, and I’m linking up to The Pleated Poppy, as usual. For those new, I get inspiration from others aiming to be stylish on a budget, and share what I wear. I noticed when editing pics that I found one serious and one smiley of me–which do I do best? Outfit… Continue Reading

Taking Family Portraits 5 part series

taking family portraits

Welcome to our 5 day series: Taking Family Portraits–from beginning to end! Tis the time of year, and there are so many things to think about when having your family portraits taken, each  post has so many details, see the links below and read all about it!  I’ve got a few of my favorite photographer bloggers helping me out, too. The week is over, to see the fabulous posts, here are the links! How to… Continue Reading

Maxi dress with sleeves

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I have been obsessed with maxi dress for the past 5 years. When I first saw them, I fell in love. When I became pregnant with my youngest, I realized quickly it was the. greatest. pregnancy ensemble.  No waistline, covered my super vein-y legs, breezy, and fashionable to boot. The only problem is that they were all spaghetti straps, and I don’t prefer that type of dress.  So I’d wear a shirt under or a… Continue Reading

Glimpse into my closet~What I wore Wednesday

what to wear

I skipped this segment last week…did you notice? Sometimes I wear the same outfit 3 times in a week, and other days I’m in my workout clothes or jammies. I also don’t want to necesssarily commit to pictures of me in my clothes EVERY Wednesday, so we’ll just see. With school starting, I had a lot of activites going on, that forced me to get dressed! Above: Old Navy shirt, JCP jeans, Payless navy flats … Continue Reading

Style Files~finally wore my bib necklace

coral bubble necklace

{Today is the last day to enter the massive end of summer giveaway (50 winners/$1200 in prizes) If you have not, go HERE to enter!} Each week, I try to be creative with my existing wardrobe, along with challenging myself to spiffy up a little more than yoga pants and a ratty old t-shirt. I’m not saying I don’t do that…just not every day. I link up to The Pleated Poppy’s “What I wore Wednesday”… Continue Reading

Style Files~What I wore Wednesday

owl necklace china bracelet

It’s back!  Here are a few outfits that I wore in the past week, along with one of my 7 going on 13 year old daughter. My kids took most of these with my phone…Above, my nude wedges that I am really loving (remember, from the Alaska JCPenney for $11), casual skirt and white lace undershirt from Downeast in Utah (wish they were here in TX), peachy cotton top, feather earrings and purple flower ring from… Continue Reading

Style files~what I wore to my conference

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You did get a little sneak peek of my clothing on my post yesterday, but I actually didn’t even have any pics taken of me alone, so I did what any dedicated blogger would do…put all of the outfits back on and quickly snap a few pictures at home. I know, it’s crazy. But I can’t help myself. Since I enjoy a carefully crafted ensemble, I took painstaking efforts to feel my best, seeing my friends… Continue Reading

What I wore Wednesday

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Lots of phone pics this week I got some super fancy “sweat” shorts at Sams Club in hot pink, black, white, gray, navy blue. I got them last year, but now they are too big, I was happy they had a bunch. It’s basically yoga pants for 100 degree summers. I love ‘em! I also love my flippety floppety’s.I love this shirt I got from Forever 21 a while ago. Hard to tell from this… Continue Reading