Behind The Blog – Summertime

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It’s been a busy summer.  While we haven’t gone on any vacations (a real bummer when you live in Phoenix where it’s eleven billion degrees by 7am), somehow it’s been go, go, go for the past few months.  The one place that hasn’t been terribly busy is the blog.  Right here!  While I’ve been sharing […]

March Wrap Up

March 2015 Love From The Oven

Where did March go?  I mean really.  It was January like 15 minutes ago.   Every month I mean to do a wrap up post, and then one month turns into three.  Whoops, best intentions! So here’s what we’ve been up to in March.  Let’s start with food! I have been on a major citrus kick.  […]

Make Meaning Party

Make Meaning Party

When I asked my daughter what she wanted to do for her 12th birthday this year she replied, “make candles”.   That was an unexpected reply, but one that sounded like fun, so it was time to put together a candle making party. Before my oldest daughter was born, I made both soap and candles as […]

Tips For Baking With Kids

Baking With Your Kids

When you bake as often as I do, and have kids, it’s pretty common to get asked about baking with kids. While I don’t bake with my kiddos as often as some might think, when developing a recipe, you really don’t want an extra 5 tablespoons of baking powder dumped in by your assistant! I […]

Getting My Picky Eaters To Eat Veggies

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As most moms with picky eaters know, sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to get the kids to eat their vegetables without too much of a meal time struggle.   I’m always looking for new ways to get my kids to eat their veggies without any fuss, and today I’m going to share […]

Decorating Your Home With Pictures

Decorating Your Home With Pictures

Hi friends! It’s Kristen from Capturing Joy, and I’m here to share some tips about how YOU can capture a little joy and bring it into your homes. In this digital age, I think we need to be careful that we don’t let family memories sit on the computer, and not print them to enjoy. […]

A New Year And New Decisions

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I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday.  We did, and I’m so sad to see the break come to an end.   We didn’t do all the things, see all the people or go all the places that I wanted to, but we hung out together, and we kind of did a little bit of […]

Saturday Stuff

Love From The Oven's Saturday Stuff

Whoa, you blink and it’s the middle of November?  Odd, because Halloween was totally like two days ago.   So let’s catch up with a little Saturday Stuff.  Recipes, cookies, big girl beds, National Adoption Month and holiday decorating! I’ve jumped into the holiday baking with both feet, it’s all peppermint, eggnog, cinnamon, gingerbread and still […]

Back To School – That’s My Kid

Back To School #thatsmykid

It’s that time again, back to school time!  It seems like our summer went by far too quickly, and now we must return to homework, backpacks, early mornings and tight schedules.  My daughters are eight years apart in school, so I have one in preschool and one in sixth grade.  In our district, sixth grade […]

Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Earlier this summer I was invited to join a great group of bloggers and become part of the Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz team.   My friend Sara, of Saving For Someday, has been on the #VZWBuzz team for quite some time, and is always checking out the latest and greatest technology.  Given that I am pretty much […]