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“No Such Thing As a Small Life”

Most of the time, I talk about food. It suits me, I like food. But every now and then, I need to take a little break and focus on something other than food for a bit. Although, after reading "Church of the Small Things", I think Melanie Shankle would be in agreement of keeping up with the food talk. I'm not sure when I first heard about Melanie Shankle, but...

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Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions

We've had an unseasonably cold winter here in California, and I've been loving it. I know sweaters, cozy scarves and boots generally get associated with fall, but not in California. We're generally still wearing shorts through October and November due to our year round perfect weather. So when Pinterest is screaming cute fall outfits, we're still winding down our summer wardrobes. This year, however, El Nino has proved to be...

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My New Obsession Right Now – and a new recipe

Recently, a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was looking for some new suggestions for Podcasts to listen to on her commute to work. I’ve never really been into podcasts (other than occasionally listening to a sermon or speaker when I’ve missed at church). I haven’t taken advantage of all they have to offer, and quite frankly, sort of thought they were a waste of time. Somehow, I...

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A Review: Cielo

My husband and I like to try to be cool. We’re not (or at least he’s way cooler than I am), but we do like to pretend. We love thinking we’re even just a tiny bit trendy and going to really fun places all over our town. Santana Row in San Jose, CA In all honesty, we probably like the idea more, seeing as how when we go out for...

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Transformation

*Disclaimer - I actually wrote this post back in February, and it's taken me this long to get up the nerve to post it. It's a bear all piece, and far from most of my typical style. So, just know you've been warned! ;) **   I have to say, I had to dust off quite a few cobwebs from my mind, camera, and web browser to even begin writing...

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A Fresh Start

Howdy everyone, Welcome!!! I'm so excited to announce the look of my new blog! I've been working on it since January, and I am so so thrilled with how it turned out. Kristen Holland from Mint Pacific has been helping me and I could not be more proud of what we came up with. (P.S. a little plug for her, because she is the most patient person I've ever met to work...

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Around the Table

Once upon a time, I was given a book called Bittersweet. This book, read in a dark season of life four years ago became to me, a lifeline. I read each short story, one at a time, savoring and craving the words on each page and tucking them into my heart. I knew I was reading the book for a purpose, I just wasn't quite sure what it was. Fast forward...

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Real Life

It's been almost a year since I've graced the pages of this blog. And even before that post, it had been close to 6 months. Why do I keep neglecting one of the outlets that keep me sane, something I love?  Let's be honest, Life Is Hard! I  know that's not the pretty answer that you were probably hoping to read. I'm sure you'd probably love to just see pictures...

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I’m Back

Introducing:  Luke Levi Jackson12.28.1210lbs 4oz   22inIf you know/follow me on Facebook, than you've long seen this introduction, and know that we've been pretty busy over here. And, I know... I know... It's been a very long time since I've blogged. Were you starting to think I'd given up on the blog altogether? I have to admit - the thought did cross my mind about just giving it up. As much as I...

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Pumpkin Loaf Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

If you've read my blog for awhile, you know I love the fall - and this fall seems to be flying by in rapid speed! With baby Jackson due in just FOUR short weeks - yes you read that right - four weeks... I feel like I'm having to wrap up fall and start getting ready for Christmas early. I usually  have a very steadfast rule in my house - no Christmas...

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