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About to board a school bus to chaperone a field trip, I overheard a conversation among parents about children with allergies and how they don’t understand why home baked goods and candy aren’t allowed in the elementary school. How do they allow one child to ruin everyone else’s experience? As I eavesdropped, I could see […]

across the table

June 14, 2019

Across the Table with Kim & Scarlet

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Muffins are my love language, no matter the season. Lemons make me happy, especially in the summer. This lemon muffin recipe? It fulfills all of my hopes and dreams. It’s a simple little recipe that results in the perfect summer muffin. So, while you may be thinking summer means angel food cake and strawberries…make no […]

gold star recipes, muffins

May 24, 2019

Summery Lemon Muffins

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Capturing a moment of my day has been one of the best decisions I have made. I started on March 1st, I’ve missed a few days here and there, but I don’t beat myself up over that. This process reminds me of how many sweet moments there are in a day and how quickly we […]

being a mama, home life

May 15, 2019

in April

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This was one of my favorite maternity sessions, simply because this Mama was so excited to capturing her pregnancy. Previous losses gave them gave them such gratitude for this growing baby in her belly and it showed in her eyes and in her smile. You’ll have to see for yourself…

beth fletcher photography, client spotlight, session spotlight, valparaiso

May 13, 2019

session spotlight – hernandez maternity

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Sitting on a toilet, in a public restroom, sobbing silently, my hand covering my mouth to try to quiet the sound. Veins popping in my neck, the pressure pushing through the top of my head. I want to take my fists and pound on everything. I want to scream and yell and throw things violently. […]

being a mama

May 12, 2019

broken hearted mother

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Sarah Jane has been a fussy little girl. Over Easter weekend she spent much of her weekend screaming and yelling and complaining an awful lot. It was then that her pale skin was noticed by me and a few others. But we didn’t think much of it and we certainly blamed her sour mood on […]

being a mama

April 30, 2019

about Sarah Jane

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Creating sauce from fruit is so delicious and perfectly simple. It’s the perfect way to welcome summer into our kitchens. You can add it to ice cream, shortcake, pancakes, french toast, angel food cake, biscuits, oatmeal or just lick it directly off the spoon. It’s so simple, I’m not even going to make a recipe […]

my own recipes, sweets

April 24, 2019

strawberry sauce

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I hope you guys are enjoying my weekly menu planning posts. I’m excited about this coming week’s menu, probably because it contains pulled pork, mashed potatoes and homemade mac and cheese. What more could a girl want? Last week, I linked to a chicken lo mein recipe, you guys, YOU MUST MAKE IT IMMEDIATELY. I […]

gold star recipes, meals, menu planning

April 22, 2019

on the table

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So, we all die. We just don’t talk about it. And by IT, I mean, what actually happens when someone dies. We’re all curious about it but we also know that we can’t say “I’m sorry your Grandma passed away. Who did you call when it happened? Did she go to the morgue? Did you […]

across the table

April 22, 2019

across the table with joe betkowski

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First of all, the filling for French Silk Pie is gluten free, isn’t that wonderful news? But crust, that usually has gluten in it. I decided to alter this recipe to make it gluten free and let me tell you something…it’s not just gluten free, it’s AMAZING, delicious, full of flavor and a fine holder […]

gluten free, gold star recipes, sweets

April 19, 2019

Gluten Free French Silk Pie