Meet the new Capturing Joy Team

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Ok friends, I’m going to level with you. This was a HARD decision for me to make to add contributors to my site. It is, after all called Capturing Joy with KRISTEN DUKE! I take joy in this little spot on the web, I share and curate posts that come from my heart, and is in a sense part of my life’s journal, so taking on others to share ideas on a regular basis has never super interested me. I’ve had some people contribute here and there, but never anything very consistant. I have a long list of ideas to share, topics to talk about, recipes to make, projects to do, stories to tell, and even with all of my kids in school this year, there is simple NOT ENOUGH TIME to do it all as I want to!  I want this place to be a great resource of things that women in my stage of life might enjoy doing with their families, and I just want great content.

Capturing Joy Team

Once I get an idea in my head, I jump in with both feet. I decided I wanted to add contributors when my blogger friends were in town, and the day they left, I sent out a call for help, and got an influx of excitement, and selected these gals that day!

I have found that I’ve been sharing 3-4 posts each week (if I’m lucky), so now I’ll still keep sharing that much, but there will be MORE!  I’m very excited about this great group of women, and I am working closely with them on each post they will share, to make sure it has my stamp of approval on it. There will be recipes, crafts, holiday fun, photo tips, and printables. It will just be a grab bag of fun.

Part of what encourages other bloggers to be a contributor is the exposure to their site that might be new-er, or just seeking an extended audience. I’d like to invite you all to click over to their sites, and see what they have to offer, and follow along if you like what you see. You can follow their sites through a daily/weekly newsletter, Pinterest, or Facebook, or all. Whichever is a place you like to see goodness. I like the email option, because then I know I’ll see it. Pinterest and Facebook, you just don’t see everything.

Likewise, if you’d like to follow Capturing Joy by daily email or weekly newsletter, check out those options on my sidebar, or social media in the top right corner of this site (click on the icon of the media you use the most).

Enough of all that, let me introduce you to the team!  3 of them will share something each week, generally a recipe, a printable, and then a DIY/craft project.

Here is the Capturing Joy Team!!






Pics and Pastries

Tiffany from Pics & Pastries


Your Cup of Cake

Lizzy from Your Cup of Cake

Breezy Bakes

Brielle from Breezy Bakes

Food Apparel

Tam & C Food Apparel




Blooming Homestead picture

Marie at Blooming Homestead

Elevate Everyday

Jen and Summer at Elevate Everyday

Twin Dragonfly Designs

Heather at Twin Dragonfly Designs



Carrie Owens Photography

Carrie at Carrie Owens Modern Lifestyle Portraiture

Dunlap Portrait

Tricia from Dunlap Portrait

Heather Walker Photography

Heather from Heather Walker Photography



Strawberry Mommycakes

Erin at Strawberry Mommycakes

Alexa Zurcher Design

Alexa at Alexa Zurcher Designs

Jessika Reed

Jessika at Jessika Reed Studios

Dawn Nicole Button

Dawn at Dawn Nicole


round ups

Flats to Flip Flops

Ashley from Flats to Flip Flops



I’d love for you to click on their links and check out what they have to share! I selected them because I love what they create, and am so excited to share their talents here 3 days a week, while I share the other day!

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  1. YAY!! I am so EXCITED to be a part of the team!! Thank you Kristen for opening your heart and blog to us ~ you are an INSPIRATION!! xo

  2. Hey Kristen! Thanks for the intro. We are excited to share some good eats with your readers and are excited to continue to get to know the other fine ladies who are sharing as well.

  3. Congrats to everyone! I’m looking forward to reading what you have to share with KRISTEN DUKE in her little web space. 🙂

  4. Kristen, thanks so much for entrusting us to share projects with your readers! I’m honored to be a part of such a talented group of women and look forward to working together over the coming months! -Dawn

  5. very cool!! Looks like a great team!! Can’t wait to read all the fabulous posts.. from YOU and them ;o)

  6. Kristen, thanks such a great amount for entrusting us to impart ventures to your perusers! I’m regarded to be a piece of such a capable gathering of ladies and anticipate cooperating over the coming months!


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