Just Checking In!

Just Checking In!

How was your summer?! It flew by for us! Fall will have to be all about "hosting" because it never happened this Summer! We got a lot done, but a couple big bucket list items never did get checked off: 1) Host parties.... heck, we didn't even host A party!  2) Escape...

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An Iowa Gathering | July 23rd

  The month of June definitely got away from me! July doesn't seem to be going any slower. And July 23rd is going to be here in no time! This day will be devoted to our first ever hosted "Iowa Gathering." Iowa Gathering: A time to gather with friends + gather up...

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Gifting Mama TIME This Mother’s Day

Gifting Mama TIME This Mother’s Day

Ever since I became a mama of my own (6 Mother's Days ago), I have dedicated the first weekend of May to my mom and spent the second weekend in May with my littles and husband. The second weekend (Mother's Day weekend) we usually end up spending all day outside,...

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An Inspiring Entrepreneur: Uniquely Women

An Inspiring Entrepreneur: Uniquely Women

Exciting news! I am starting a new column on the blog, "An Inspiring Entrepreneur." Every so often I will be featuring someone on here who has an enthusiastic drive, an inspiring story, and strives for success. May you admire, relate, and cheer these featured...

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Farm To Table: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Farm To Table: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

RECIPE: 5 cups rhubarb (diced & skinned) 4 cups sugar 1 cup crushed pineapple 1 sm. package strawberry jell-o Freezable containers   INSTRUCTIONS: To skin the rhubarb, use a knife and pull back the thin outer layer. This is very stringy and best to be...

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RECIPE: Coco[nut] Carrot Cake

RECIPE: Coco[nut] Carrot Cake

  Cake Ingredients: 2/3 Cup Coconut Oil (melted) 1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1 t. Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Flour 1/2 t. Ground Cinnamon 1/2 t. Allspice 1 t. Baking Soda 3/4 t. Salt 3 Large Carrots (grated) 1/2 Cup Raisins 1/4 Cup Walnuts (crushed) Frosting Ingredients: 8 oz....

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Family Getaway: Colorado

Family Getaway: Colorado

This family trip (I don't call it a vacation unless it's going to be relaxing) to Colorado has been on our bucket list for 6 years now. Three babes later and we are finally able to RENT A CAR! We have family scattered all throughout the state, so renting a car to go...

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Farmhouse Renovation: Right On Budget

Farmhouse Renovation: Right On Budget

Projected budget: $175,000 Home's total square footage gutted + renovated: 1900 sq. feet + a 3 stall garage This included everything from a new septic system, to a 10x20' back deck using the best composite there is, to new siding, and a new roof on the home and...

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Emma Hicks is an avid entrepreneur building an empire to inspire people through blogging to launch themselves and keep aiming high. Her free time is spent “picking” the Midwest. Her advice to you: Stop overanalyzing and just do it.

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