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"At the age of 3, Lilly told her grandmother that her throat was closing up after eating at a Chinese restaurant. The epi pen was administered.“
"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."
"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.
I once heard the quote “stop the glorification of busy.” I feel strongly about this quote, I believe it happens, I believe it’s toxic, I believe it becomes a competition. I hear it in the aisles of Target, I see it on social media. When we run into an old friend, we instantly go into […]
We sat in the back of the cafe, in leather chairs that made us feel cozy yet very important. The lights were dim, the walls dark, the coffee…excellent. If you’ve never been to Fluid in downtown Valparaiso, it’s important that you try it. Very different, a big focus on great flavors, streamlined ordering and relaxed, […]
It’s the end of your life, someone hands you an album filled with a photo from each day of your life. The images are people you love, places you’ve been, things that you enjoy, things or routines that surrounded you every single day that you simply stopped noticing. Memories that became faded or even lost […]
Recently I’ve been asked how I do it all. The simple answer is that I don’t. I don’t do it all. In fact, YOU, my friends, asking me the question…YOU do more than me. I don’t volunteer. Because I don’t have time. I’m too busy at home, baking, having dinner with my kids, picking up […]
The thing about chicken is that it’s just so simple. Simple to cook and simple to mess up. I planned on serving parmesan encrusted chicken and roasted potatoes for dinner. Earlier in the day, we had shopped at Costco and were heading home when I realized I forgot to buy chicken. That’s okay, I thought, […]
When I first began blogging in 2006, I didn’t do it to write, I did it to share. This was before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and texting. So, in order to share with my friends across the country, who I had met online, I created a blog, as did they. All on the same day. […]