Idaho Potato Harvest Tour 2014 #IdahoHarvest

October 7, 2014
Heart Shaped Potato | Magnolia Days

That is a potato field in Idaho. It is right before the annual harvest when about 13 billion pounds of potatoes are dug up from the ground to be enjoyed by millions of people. There are 300,000 acres of these fields so you can imagine harvest is a very busy time of year. I had […]

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5 Basic Food Styling Tips For Beginner Food Bloggers

June 20, 2013
5 Basic Food Styling Tips For Beginner Food Bloggers

If only I had known. Almost two years ago I launched this blog and had no clue. Well, no clue about food styling and many other aspects of blogging. I was so excited to share all these great recipes. I have always been complimented on my cooking and baking. I knew I had good stuff […]

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Announcing ZipList Featured Partnership Enhancements

April 22, 2013
Magnolia Days Logo

Magnolia Days is a ZipList Featured Partner. I was thrilled to make the announcement last year. Now I’m even more thrilled to share some enhancements to the partnership. But first, a little about ZipList in case you don’t know what it is all about. What you have seen of it here is the plugin I […]

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My Project 365

January 8, 2013
Red Orange Yellow Mums

I did it! I finished my Project 365. It actually was a Project 366 because 2012 was a leap year. The photo above is the last photo of the collection. It represents the celebration of the completion of the project and the day itself (New Year’s Eve). I started the project with one goal: to […]

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12 Most Handy-Dandy Tips for Better Baking

October 25, 2012
Baking equipment and ingredients

The holiday baking season has arrived. It starts with Halloween and goes all the way through the New Year celebration. Flour, eggs, sugar, and a whole lot of other ingredients are put together for seasonal treats. I love baking and want everyone to have a wonderful experience and great results. I wrote a baking tips […]

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Homemade Halloween Costumes

October 23, 2012
Cereal Killer Halloween Costume

Are you looking for different Halloween costumes? Store-bought ones are okay. I have worn them a few times. Homemade costumes are really the way to go. A little creativity and a sense of humor can make for some unique ones. I wanted to share a few of the ones I have done over the years. […]

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Announcing ZipList Featured Partnership

August 17, 2012
Magnolia Days Logo

Great news! Magnolia Days is now a ZipList Featured Partner. What is ZipList? It is an incredible online tool that puts your shopping list, recipes, and coupons all in one place. They all work together too. And it is free! Plus they have free mobile apps. Best part is you can save recipes you find […]

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Celebrating Family Heritage for #SundaySupper

May 31, 2012
International Fork representing Celebrating Family Heritage for Sunday Supper. Image by tbg design.

Do you celebrate your heritage? It is something my family has done all my life. My mom is from Germany and my American dad fell in love with her and everything German. He learned the language, played the music, danced the traditional dances, and truly loved German cuisine. My parents were a part of a […]

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Connections, Inspiration, and Awards

March 27, 2012
Solomon's Seal

My Solomon’s Seal bloomed this past week. Look at how the delicate flowers are hanging from a single stem. It makes me think of the people in my life and how we are connected. Whether I am in contact personally or virtually, each person adds so much to my life. What you share and contribute […]

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Let’s Keep Playing!

February 8, 2012
Lexie and Trixie playing together with their favorite toys.

Six months ago today I launched this blog. The opening post was Let’s Play! and I invited the world to visit my virtual playground and have some fun. It was the start of an exciting adventure I never imagined. Blogging has expanded and enhanced my life in so many ways. It is on my mind […]

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