A Pinterest Party and DIY Marbleized Mugs

  A Pinterest Party and DIY Marbleized Mugs I love spending time with my sisters and I also love crafting. So, when my sister in law let me … [Continue Reading]

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A Magical Day at the Ice Castles

  A Magical Day at the Ice Castles I never really knew what cold was until I moved to the midwest. I grew up in FL and I *thought* … [Continue Reading]

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Easy Rainbow Cake #CakeMyDay

  This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these … [Continue Reading]

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I’m going to Pixar! Join me on my Inside Out Journey #InsideOutEvent

  I'm going to Pixar! Join me on my Inside Out Journey Emotions can be a funny thing.  Most of the time mine are "in control" and … [Continue Reading]

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Make Fabio Viviani’s Homemade Pasta in just 3 Minutes

  Make Fabio Viviani's Homemade Pasta in just 3 Minutes I had the opportunity to attend Savor the Central Coast this past fall and it … [Continue Reading]

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Girls Night out in Hampton

  Girls Night out in Hampton Some of my favorite people to hang out with are the North Iowa Bloggers. Not only do we "get" each other when … [Continue Reading]

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Police Men + Firemen + Make a Wish = A Winning Combination #BattleoftheBadges

  Police Men + Firemen + Make a Wish = A Winning Combination #BattleoftheBadges   One of my favorite things about North Iowa is … [Continue Reading]

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Visiting Paso Robles, CA

  Visiting Paso Robles, CA How is the weather where you are?  Even though the calendar says it's still fall it looks more like winter … [Continue Reading]

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Meeting Agent Carter and Spending Time on Set #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

  Meeting Agent Carter and Spending Time on Set #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent Did you catch Agent Carter last week?  It was amazing! The … [Continue Reading]

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Grid Iron Grill – My Favorite Lunch Stop in Webster City

  Grid Iron Grill My Favorite Lunch Stop in Webster City   This past Saturday I spent the day in Webster City, IA with my … [Continue Reading]

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Creativity comes Alive at Kelly Gau Studio

  Creativity comes Alive at Kelly Gau Studio One of my favorite things to do is spend time painting and crafting. I love to create; for me … [Continue Reading]

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Advice on Motherhood and Balance with Fergie #Fergie #AMAs #ABCTVEvent #RockinEve

  Advice on Motherhood and Balance with Fergie #Fergie #AMAs #ABCTVEvent #RockinEve While I was in Los Angeles a few weeks ago we had … [Continue Reading]

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My Day at Pixar #InsideOutEvent

  My Day at Pixar #InsideOutEvent Unique ideas. Compelling stories. Visual artistry. Cutting-edge technology. They all come together under one roof at Pixar’s 22-acre Emeryville campus. I am a HUGE Disney Pixar fan and honestly I’ve always wanted to be in an animation.  I mean, how amazing would that be?! I had the amazing opportunity to […]

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Give Them Space

  Give them Space #TruckerTuesday Some people don’t mind truckers and others are nervous when they pass them. No matter how you feel about them you do share the road with them.  Most (notice I do not say all) are more cautious than your “average” driver.  They drive the road everyday sometimes as much as 11 […]

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5 Steps to a Greener Home Office

  *This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias 5 Steps to a Greener Home Office I’ve always thought having a birthday on a holiday was cool.  My nephew is a St Patty’s Day baby and I celebrate my birthday on Earth Day! I liked […]

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Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar

  Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien I love spending time in the central coast of CA.  It’s so beautiful there. One of my favorite spots is the Thomas Hill Organics Bistro […]

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Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries

  Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries Do you have a favorite food? Mine would have to be buffalo wings. I love wings and I love buffalo sauce.   If wings are on the menu I’ll order them 9 times out of 10.  I was really excited to find al fresco.  They have amazing apple chicken sausages […]

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Life Simplified #TruckerTuesday

  Life Simplified #TruckerTuesday I am very thankful for the house we live in and our two crazy cats.  I love that we have a guest room for family and friends to visit and an art room where I can create.  I do however miss a “simpler life.”  I’m referring to when my husband and […]

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A Pinterest Party and DIY Marbleized Mugs

  A Pinterest Party and DIY Marbleized Mugs I love spending time with my sisters and I also love crafting. So, when my sister in law let me know she was having a Pinterest party I was more than excited.  My sister in law lives a few hours away so I decided to make a […]

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Ice Road Trucker

Ice Road Trucker Have you seen the show Ice Road Truckers on the History channel?  I thought it was a great show until I started driving a truck and realized that a lot of it was exaggerated and over the top. Now, I never drove a semi truck through Alaska or even over a frozen […]

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The Great #PizzaTasteOff2015

  The Great #PizzaTasteOff2015 Good friends and good food always make for a great night! I love hanging out with my fellow #NorthIowaBloggers and we seem to have a thing for “taste offs”.  We took the Lays Do Us a Flavor Challenge and there’s even been an Oreo Tasting Party.  This time we decided to […]

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Cinderella Movie Review

  Cinderella Movie Review Okay. So I have a confession. I am an unapologetic Disney fangirl. I always have been. I was 100% your typical Disney princess loving girl growing up…except I didn’t like Cinderella. I LOVED every other princess. Ariel has a tail and could sing her head off. I spent the entire summer […]

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Learning the History of Hampton, IA

  Learning the History of Hampton, IA “Disregard for the past will never do us any good. Without it we cannot know truly who we are.” -Syd Moore I’m kind of a nerd – My husband may correct that to “totally a nerd” but that’s a whole other post. I love to learn and I […]

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Easter Peep Surprise Cupcakes

  Easter Peep Surprise Cupcakes I love hanging with my munchkins (nephews and nieces).  We spend time together and we do a lot of activities. One of our favorite things to do is cook together. I’ve been cooking with them since they were about 2 years old and Jayden (the oldest) is almost 12! They loved […]

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Yes, I’m a Girl and I can drive a Semi Truck

  Yes, I’m a Girl and I can drive a Semi Truck #TruckerTuesday I love peoples reactions when I tell them I can drive a semi truck.  I get everything from disbelief, to surprise, to awe.  Only about 10% of the truck driving population is female.  Sure, it was one of the toughest things I’ve […]

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Summerwood Inn – The Perfect Wine Country Experience

   Summerwood Inn The Perfect Wine Country Experience I love to travel for many reasons. I love new adventures and discovering new places.  Another reason I enjoy traveling is to relax and just enjoy the beauty around me.  I had the opportunity to stay at the Summerwood Inn in Paso Robles, CA this past fall […]

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A Magical Day at the Ice Castles

  A Magical Day at the Ice Castles I never really knew what cold was until I moved to the midwest. I grew up in FL and I *thought* below 70 degrees was worth bundling for. I now understand why my northern friends giggled at my perception.  Today we’re hitting 30 degrees and I’m thinking […]