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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Wreath Making at Carlson Tree Farm

  Wreath Making at Carlson Tree Farm "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"  Christmas is my favorite holiday but I'm not "seeing" it … [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 Dancing with the Stars Experience #DWTS #ABCTVEvent

  My Dancing with the Stars Experience #DWTS #ABCTVEvent I remember about 9 years ago -  June 1, 2005 to be exact - when this brand … [Continue Reading]

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Voicing Baymax from BIG HERO 6 at Disney Animation Studios #BigHero6Event

  Voicing Baymax from BIG HERO 6 at Disney Animation Studios #BigHero6Event Do you have a dream job?  I have to admit my job now is … [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 was fabulous! It was held in the beautiful central coast of California. One of my highlights was meeting Chef Fabio Viviani and sitting in on his seminar. All I can […]

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Low Carb is Much Tastier than Low Fat

  Low Carb is Much Tastier than Low Fat One of my favorite lunches is the Chicken Enchilada bowl above. It’s so easy to make and I even use real cream in it!  I know there’s this idea that diet food has to taste gross. Honestly, I used to believe it too.  I mean I’ve had […]

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Sweet Potato Fries with a Vanilla Glaze – A Fancy Big Game Treat

  Sweet Potato Fries with a Vanilla Glaze A Fancy Big Game Treat #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias Can you believe that the big game is just around the corner? We are so excited to have friends over and that means I need an amazingly fancy big game treat. Okay, truth be told my husband is happy with just […]

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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 it comes to blogging and writing, but they’re just really great people to hang with. We try to get together just because at least once a month. […]

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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 all the fun things they have for families.  This last weekend I was able to experience the North Iowa Battle of the Badges.  It was a unique event and I’m so […]

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Paddington Comes to the Big Screen – Movie Review

  Paddington Comes to the Big Screen Movie Review Paddington, the beloved children’s tale of a bear who finds a home with the Brown family, has received quite the update. The film which was adapted from the original books first published in 1958, hits screen today in true Paddington style. This adaptation brings all the […]

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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 outside my window.  The temperatures feel more like winter too.  That’s why I was happy to get a way to Paso Robles, CA. Paso Robles is on the central coast of California […]

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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 show is based on Captain America’s girlfriend, Peggy Carter.  In Captain America the story went from the Captain’s crash to when he woke up in the future. Did you ever wonder what happened to Peggy […]

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Inspire Others

    Inspire Others #hylandsinspire “Inspiration tells you anything is possible. Comparison tells you everything is impossible.” – Jon Acuff I feel like a lot of time my generation and especially the one coming up behind are very critical and insist on showing each other up. There’s nothing wrong with sharing exciting things and accomplishments, but […]

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Baked Salmon with Vegetable Curry Recipe #RealisticResolution

  Baked Salmon with Vegetable Curry Recipe + Giveaway #RealisticResolution Can you believe that it’s already 2015? Every year as January rolls around I tend to think about resolutions. I don’t always make them because I usually don’t stick to them but I tend to try to get in shape, eat better, become more organized […]

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2015 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate

  2015 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate I am so excited to share the upcoming 2015 release schedule from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures! It’s going to be an amazing year at the movies! I can’t wait to see all of them!  Which one are you most excited to see? January 23, 2015 – Strange Magic […]

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An Inside Look at Marvel’s Agent Carter #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

   An Inside Look at Marvel’s Agent Carter #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent If you have been following me for any length of time you know I am a HUGE Marvel fan! I just love the movies, shorts, television shows, and more.  I am beyond excited to share with you about their newest addition, Agent Carter!! There is […]

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ABC’s Newest Sensation is Galavant #ABCTVEvent #Galavant

    ABC’s Newest Sensation is Galavant #ABCTVEvent #Galavant “If you like Princess Bride and Game of Thrones and Monty Python you’re more likely to like this show than people who don’t” – Executive Producer of Galavant, Dan Fogelman If you ask me to list some of my all time favorite movies both Princess Bride […]

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Into the Woods Movie Review

  Into the Woods Movie Review I had the chance to see Into The Woods at an advanced screening last week, and let me tell you, it blew me away. I’ve never seen the stage production, so I was going in as a blank slate. The film opens up with a introductory song that turned […]

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Getting through the Holidays with the help of Plan Z

  Getting through the Holidays with the help of Plan Z   Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away?  I feel like 2014 has flown by.  I’ve been in the midwest for almost two years and I absolutely loved my very first white Christmas last year.  As magical as it was I’m […]