FUN FACTS ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
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Here are 6 fun facts for kids about Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s real name was Michael King He changed his name later in life after his father, Michael King Sr., changed his name to “Martin Luther” in honor of the religious leader Martin Luther. He followed in his father’s footsteps and…

19 delicious, simple instant pot recipes
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This post contains affiliate links to stuff we love! Did you get an Instant Pot for Christmas this year? Along with the rest of the world? I didn’t, but I’ve got one now and I’m going a little nutso with it. It’s a beautiful machine, it really is. I have the 5-quart version of this…

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  About a month ago Sprouts, the Colorado Ranchers Council, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (the “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” promoters) invited me and other influencers to a holiday ‘meat’ up. It happened to be election night, but I don’t regret going one bit. I learned a lot, and I had some delicious…

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Last weekend I stepped back in time to celebrate Christmas 1940s style.  We got all dolled up and headed to the 1940s White Christmas Ball, where we kicked off the holiday with singing and tap dancing troupe The Satin Dollz, and appearances by Elvis, Judy Garland, and Frank Sinatra. And because White Christmas is one…

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Heeey — so how’s everybody doing? Emerging from your turkey coma okay? Ready to head into Christmas? We’re headed to the mountains tomorrow to cut down a tree, which is huge fun. But I don’t know if you’ve noticed, our Colorado trees are…unique. Sparse. They’re sparse. And the kids and I always go overboard trying…

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Oh no. It’s almost time. For that cheery red elf to come back and haunt me. For a couple of years my boys were really into the Elf on the Shelf. Our elf would show up and drink all my mini bottles of liquor and make messes of sprinkles and chocolate chips. He was definitely…

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The Denver Art Museum brings Star Wars and The Power of Costume to Denver in a fantastic up-close exhibit. Whether you are a fan of the Star Wars movies, or have an appreciation for art and costumes, you’ll definitely walk away from the exhibit impressed with the attention to detail. You leave with the feeling…

13 celebrities who have children with autism.jpg
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Autism is all around us. In the last few years, experts said 1 in 88 kids were diagnosed. Now some say that number has climbed dramatically to 1 in 50. As you know if you read this blog, my 5 year-old son, Brady, was diagnosed at age 2 with Autism. It’s been a crazy ride…

5 tasty seasonal Colorado beers to try
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We’re in a new phase of life, my husband and I. We have a teenager.  Along with all the other things that entails, though, is this huge development. We can leave the house together. Like, without planning and budgeting for a sitter. And without scaring off our relatives who visit by roping them into babysitting for a…

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    Ingredients: 2 1/2 C Flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter/margarine 1 C sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla extract Directions: Have all the ingredients at room temperature. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an…

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“Hey Emily, want to come with me on a CarnivalLIVE cruise where we can see a concert at sea?” *drops everything* YES! My friend, blogger and fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelist, Ashley Forster asked me just that. It took me about 30 seconds to think it over. As the days got closer I got more…

pumpkin cranberry cookie
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Every fall I make these cookies. They are INSANE! The kids go nuts for them. I’m going to make them again this week with pomegranate craisins instead of cranberries. I also make a powdered sugar glaze on top. Yum! Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract…