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Blogging Social Media Year End Review

2016 Year End Blog & Social Media Review

Well it’s that time of the year again where to take some time to look back on all that has happened in the course of a year before we wrap it up and say goodbye to another year. I don’t know about you, but I personally love spending some time reflecting. I often forget the many things that happen or something I wrote during a part of the year. It is amazing how the mind can forget so much.  If…

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Blogging Social Media Year End Review

2015 Social Media & Blog Year End Review

I LOVE this time of the year where we look back on all that has happened in the course of a year before we say hello to a new year. I don’t know about you, but time flies by. The months go by so quickly, by the time we hit December, I love going through and re-living what happened throughout the course of the year.  If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know year end reviews are…

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Corn Crop of the Month Farming Soybeans Sunflowers Wheat

Crop of the Month Introduction

Beginning in June, I will be starting a new series I’m calling Crop of the Month. We grow four different crops on our farm: wheat, corn, soybeans, and sunflowers. We grow these crops, honestly, because we have the opportunity to do so. Planting a variety of crops for our operation lowers our risk. What I mean by that is that in our area we can have a great short season and a bad long season or vice versa. In turn,…

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Faith Family Love Story & Marriage

2014. Our Year in Photos

Time goes by so quickly, it’s so easy to forget all that happens in a year. I love putting together our year in photos. It reminds me of some of the wonderful times we shared together, with our families, and with our friends.  As I look back on 2014 in photos, I am reminded of our  epic trip to Singapore, Cambodia, and Thailand, our trips to the Black Hills on the Harley, our Thanksgiving in California, celebrating our first year…

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Social Media Year End Review

2014 Social Media & Blog Year End Review

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ll know that I love year-end reviews. I’ve posted four-year end reviews since my blogging career has started. This week, I plan on sharing a personal year-end review, our year in photos, and of course a social media and blog year-end review. I love looking back on the year in social media. Social media is here and gone so quickly it’s easy to lose track of what happened throughout the year.  And…

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Recipes Soups & Stews

Clam Chowder

** Don’t forget to enter the Thirty Days of Food Le Creuset Giveaway, it ends Thursday December 11th **  So I am going to be honest here… I am not a big clam fan. Or oysters. I love shrimp, fish, and lobster but something about those gooey little molluscs in the shell sort of makes me gag. HA! So for a long time, I avoided clam chowder. Until my uncle made some and I got brave and tried it. It wasn’t at…

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Cooking Resources Recipes

Christmas List for the Home Cook

Just recently, my husband and I walked into a ranch and home supply store.. It is one of my favorites as it contains many, many wonderful kitchen utensils. My husband laughed at how excited I was to be purchasing baking sheets, whisks, and a few other must have kitchen items. Restaurant supply stores are like some of my favorite places to shop. Finding new little gadgets, plates, bowls, and other utensils for my kitchen excites me way more than finding…

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Thirty Days of Food Le Creuset Giveaway

Well I made it… It’s been 30 days of food and farming and I loved every minute of it! I hope you enjoyed this feature as well! I will be honest, when I first signed up to do this, I was nervous I wasn’t going to finish it! But I did it!!  I already cannot wait until next year to feature 30 more farmers and food producers!! If you know if anyone who would be interested, please contact me! I…

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Thirty Days of Food Uncategorized

Thirty Days of Food Introduction

It is common for many bloggers across the nation to participate in a Thirty Day Blogging Challenge once a year. Holly of Dakota Farmer & Farm Progress took the challenge up a notch.. Agricultural blogging for thirty days. Since I love food and I love agriculture, I figured.. Why not put the two together?  For the entire month of November, I will be sharing one recipe a day which will highlight a feature ingredient. Along with the recipe, I will also…

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Fitness & Healthy Eating

A Day in the Life of the Prairie Californian

Many of y’all consistently ask me if I even sleep. How do I get things done? How do I find the time to cook? You know, I am not really sure how I get everything done. It has to be God intervening. But there are some things I don’t get done consistently and that’s okay. So here’s a pretty typical day in the life…  5:25 AM – Alarm goes off. My feet hit the floor. I groggily put on my…

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