Category Archives: Personal

I was so excited to host our family for Easter this year! Hosting is one of my absolute favorite ways to join together the things I love the most… home-making, cooking, decorating, and spending time with our family… I love the way our street looks in the spring with all of the magnolia trees and cherry blossom […]

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I just love Christmas… I love how magical the little twinkle lights look everywhere from our tree to the mantle to our neighborhood’s decorations… The tastes and smells of this season make me feel so warm and cozy, and each and every moment feels just a little extra special. I’m so glad we take some […]

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Aunt Nina and Uncle Denny’s house is always an absolutely magical wonderland of celebration, warmth, and love. Every nook and cranny reflects the way they cherish their faith and family. Their home is one of my favorite places to be, especially at Christmas!  I couldn’t believe this was our 5th annual cookie swap this year! Aunt Nina always […]

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For seven years now, the Smiths and Ippoliti’s (Tyler’s side) have all gone kayaking at Watermelon Park in Berryville, Virginia. It’s crazy to think that we’ve been doing this for that long now! We always have shirts printed by Uniform Graphix out of Westminster, Maryland (they do an amazing job!) with a different design each […]

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  • Nina Morrison - Absolutely wonderful pics /what a great tradition❤️happy Birthday Tyler…you are a blessed man!ReplyCancel

We had the most wonderful Mother’s Day weekend with our families and are feeling so grateful! We spent Saturday at my Uncle Rich (my dad’s brother) and Aunt Bonnie’s beautiful house to come together and celebrate all of the mothers on the Cook side, especially Nana. She just turned 90 last Christmas Eve and she […]

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  • Maria Reisz Springer - Kirsten..it is wonderful to see your story told with your amazing photographs…..You are such an artist….!!!!! I am happy for you to have had such a nice Mother’s Day with all your families…..I have not forgotten out work together….we have been quite busy lately….our son was here to help move out of a bit storage unit and into a small one….the both of us got the Flue…we are barely ove it at this point…but are leaving for GrandCaman tomorrow morning and will be back on Sunday….. Dale has meetings to attend …and I hope to get some rest…..I will get back with you very soon…..Hugs and love ….Maria…..PS….give your Mom a big hug from me!!!
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(Image by Tori Nefores Photography) We got married on August 15, 2010, under a mimosa tree in the back yard of our close friends’ home. We were 22 and 24 and had been a couple for just over 4 years. All we wanted was to be together and start an independent life on our own. We […]

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  • Mary Brunst - So beautiful friend! I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with you and Tyler on Saturday!ReplyCancel

As you may already know, Tyler and I like to eat pretty healthy in our house. We eat as clean as we can, with as minimally processed foods as possible. Most of what we buy is Organic, with the exception of a few things including Hidden Valley Ranch and Heinz Ketchup. Some things, he says, are […]

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  • Angie Falangie - I LOVE this! How much do you prepare at a time and how long will it store? I want to start doing this (and making my own baby food one day)!ReplyCancel

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