diary of a Mama, Fashionista, & Foodie

Month: August 2017

Smoky Chipotle Salsa for Canning

Smoky Chipotle Salsa for Canning

Yesterday was a big day for our house, I successfully canned my first batch of salsa and it was only the second time I’ve ever canned anything (the first time in 12-15 years!).  Phew! {Deep Breath} It was slightly stressful, messy, and took a long […]

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Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars

Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars

Let me start off by saying that we have the BEST neighbors.  We have been incredibly blessed and I can’t begin to tell you how amazing they are…but I will start by saying that for our wedding gift, they gave us 3 fruit trees.  What […]

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Fresh Salsa Day

Fresh Salsa Day

I don’t know what it is about fresh, homemade salsa (or pico de gallo) but it screams…Summer! Well, today is the day, the day I wait for all year round when the tomatoes are juicy and sweet, the jalapenos are spicy, and the onions (or […]

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Closet Update

Closet Update

I promised an update on “Project: Master Closet Organization” but have been putting it off due to lack of progress.  Day 1 was strong, I did load of laundry after load of laundry, packed up every pair of jeans that I don’t wear or doesn’t […]

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Cognac Fall Capsule Collection

Cognac Fall Capsule Collection

Hello again! I hope everyone is enjoying those last few weeks of summer before we jump into fall.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am a huge fan of capsule collections, I love how just a few pieces can make so many [cute] […]

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State Fair Weekend

State Fair Weekend

What a great weekend!! It was a busy one, my brother was visiting for the first time since last December and it was great to have 3 of the 5 siblings together. While we missed my other two brothers (yep that’s right, FOUR brothers), we […]

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August Outfit Obsession

August Outfit Obsession

If August had a color, I can only imagine that it would be blue.  September feels like raspberry, gold, or wine…October would be rust orange or gold, November seems like forest green, and December into January is definitely white… But to me, August is blue.  […]

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Expectations

Expectations

I just finished reading a great blog article about marriage and how to make your marriage last.  The guy who wrote the article attended a conference shortly after getting married and the speaker posed the question…What is the number one cause of divorce?  To which […]

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

“Too many tomatoes, too many to see, too many for grandpa and grandma and me…Grandpa began with a hand full of seeds, and sun, soil and water, as every seed needs…”  We were given a children’s book called “Too Many Tomatoes” and it is the […]

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Garage Sale Day

Garage Sale Day

Good morning! It’s been a lazy Sunday morning around our house, LB is napping and trying to recover from a nasty cough and I am trying to catch up on a few things.  It’s been a great weekend…yesterday we got a jump start on the […]

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