#1 Must-Have 4th of July Drink Recipe To Make This Summer

This patriotic cocktail is as delightful as it looks. Quench your thirst this 4th of July with this amazing Drink Recipe that I whipped up!

Must Have 4th of July Drink Recipes

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The Best Healthy Whole Wheat Pancake Recipes to Make From Scratch

How to Make Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes from Scratch

…and then make extra mix and save it for later!

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Start the Year Off Right with the 7 Most Impressive Desk Essentials

It’s still January, which means the holidays are officially over and we all have to face the facts: it’s time to get back to work! No more short days, no more holidays, just a beautiful brand new year to light the way.

To start, here is a photo of me working very hard.

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My Very Merry Christmas in Arizona – 2014

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Merry Christmas, friends, family, readers, but most of all, YOU. I hope your year was merry and bright.

I think it’s safe to say that the holidays are a crazy time of year where work gets put on hold, we eat lots of food, spend lots of money, and we’re all the more jolly for it.  All sentiments aside, Continue reading

Coconut Cherry Festive Macaroon Cookies | Family Homemade Recipes

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These fruitful little clusters of joy are a family recipe that I grew up with. I’m not one for baking, especially baking sugar filled treats. (Ugh, staying healthy in the holidays is soooo difficult), but I had to celebrate with something. So I chose my favorite cookies, and they’ve got real fruit in them, so that makes them kind of healthy still – right? Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2014 – Mostly Just Photos of Dogs

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Thanksgiving is going to the dogs.

This year was magical. I drove up to the mountains where my cousins live off the land, literally. Ok not literally, but they do have livestock and stuff. This year was especially nice because everyone’s getting married, but instead of reproducing they’re just getting pets! That means dogs galore, and a wide open range for them all to play on!

So that’s what this year focused on, and it was great because who doesn’t love a breath of fresh air and happy pups to play with? So I collected my favorite photos from everyone’s various DSLRs (and my iPhone) because we’re a tech family, and using our latest devices is half the fun.

Dogs at sunset

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Dogs find a rat carcass

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Dogs play with Dad

sahzi the belgian tervuren, our dogs playing

Dogs in the woods

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Family selfie

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Brother 1, Dad, Mother, Myself, the family dog.

This is my new favorite family photo… that lighting, my hair, we’re all smiling – even the dog. These moments are rare.

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My beautiful cousins,

whipping up the bourbon cream, because we ain’t kids no more!

The homemade apple and pumpkin pies.

Homemade everything.

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And that’s our Thanksgiving!

Maybe next year I’ll remember to take photos of the turkey too, or even better, maybe I’ll have my own dog to bring along! Here’s hoping…

XOXO itsaLisa ;)

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