April 5, 2009

Just some new pics to share. . .

Look at this tired puppy! Spring is my favorite time of year with Miley and Howie. They are so used to the cold winter air, and so lazy from practically hibernating all winter, that when the slightest warmth of spring comes around, they get sooo tired sooooo much faster after playing outside!! :) Since it’s been way too long, I decided to take a minute and update Miley and Howie’s blog with what we’ve been up to since you heard from them last… I also gave their blog a new design and a fresh layout… run over there and check it out, it’s one of my favorites yet! :)

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Here’s a new pic of us from last Sunday. It was taken in the master bedroom. It was actually really nice last weekend, then it got cold again. Then I got sick. That always happens, when the weather goes back and forth from hot to cold I get sick every year!! Fortunately, it’s on it’s last leg… We all hope. I tend to think I am sick, dying, deathly ill and practically on my deathbed at the slightest sign of a cold. :p

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This past Friday I went out to dinner with one of my oldest friends, Rebekah. We’ve known each other since the 4th grade, and she just recently moved just a couple miles down the road from me. Sweet! It’s been great to catch up. Rebekah has an *awesome* recipe blog. I have gotten several wonderful recipes from there! Her blog’s called Easy Meals for the Working Wife, and her tagline says it all: “Quick and Easy Meals for a Working Wife who wants to provide delicious and nutritious meals for her husband every night, but doesn’t want to spend all evening in kitchen.” Gotta love that! :)  Several of her recipes have made it into our dinner rotation, here are a few of our favorites (if you’re looking for some new ideas!) : Chicken Creole (spicy, but good!), Greek Chicken Pasta, and Rebekah’s brother’s award winning Farmhouse BBQ Muffins! They are goooood! :)

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BTW, did ya’ll notice my earrings in the previous pic? :D They are from my friend Lori at The Charming Lamb! :) Aren’t they cute? Lori has some really cute jewelry in her store!

Would ya’ll like to win a $30 gift certificate to The Charming Lamb?? We’ll today’s your lucky day! :D

To be entered to receive a $30 gift certificate to The Charming Lamb, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. One entry per person, please! The winner will be chosen by his or her comment number, which will be picked by Random.org’s number generator. Contest will run until 11:59 pm CST on Monday, April 6th, 2009.

Thanks for looking, and good luck!! :)

P.S. Thanks so much for the great response to the blog background tutorial and the digital scrapbooking freebie kit! :) What would ya’ll like to see next? :D



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Jodie April 5, 2009 at 2:23 am

I’d love to win the certificate to The Charming Lamb! Lori’s jewelry is so nice! Thanks for the chance… BTW, your pictures are fabulous.

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Brooke April 5, 2009 at 4:25 am

Adorable jewelry. The blog just keeps getting better and better! So inspirational.
Brooke

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Elizabeth April 5, 2009 at 4:26 am

Love the pictures of your dogs and your recipes. My granddaughter, Sophia, is in love with the dog pictures too.
Have a great Sunday…………..

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Joann April 5, 2009 at 5:04 am

Just love your site! thanks for all the goodies
I had a chance to do the tutorial scrap blog background
of course PSE 6 is somewhat different
you can’t imagaine where they hid the layer style setting. I would have never thought of looking for it there but done a search and bingo found the info almost right a wat
have a great Sunday;

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Monica April 5, 2009 at 5:43 am

I LOVE your site and am a huge fan of your fonts! That jewelry is so very much my style :)
Have a great day :)

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Ali April 5, 2009 at 5:48 am

First off, love the current background! Super cute! And yes your earrings are super cute! Plus I love the way that your dog is sitting still in the picture! I try to get pics of my puppies and they just keep trying to lick the camera! Anyway I love your site and visit all the time! Thanks!

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Megan April 5, 2009 at 5:49 am

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for telling us about the recipe site. I’m always looking for new recipes, and I can’t wait to check them out!

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Susan April 5, 2009 at 6:08 am

I love those earrings with the heart on them! Thanks for a chance to win a gift certificate.

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Emily April 5, 2009 at 6:21 am

Hello Amanda

I’d love to maybe learn a little bit about photo editing! I don’t know if you’ve already done that or not, but thats something i would like to get better at.

Emily

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Pam Morris April 5, 2009 at 6:27 am

What a great giveaway. I just had my 3rd baby boy and love the necklace with the baby stats. I really need that. It is too cute!

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Linda April 5, 2009 at 6:35 am

The jewelry is beautiful and unique! I feel “at home” when I visit your site!

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Barbara NJ April 5, 2009 at 6:50 am

Love your recipes and fonts and scrapbook pages; and thanks for the “working wife”recipes,too.

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Debi April 5, 2009 at 6:53 am

LOve your page.love the recipes and the links to great sites…would love the certificate!

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Crystal April 5, 2009 at 6:58 am

I just love your site, its always so interesting!

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ErinW April 5, 2009 at 7:05 am

I’m a new follower (although I’ve had your scrapbook room bookmarked and I’ve drooled over that for ages!).

Love your blog… could it be any cuter?!?! (I’m thinking NOT!)

Thanks for a great giveaway… their stuff looks wonderful!

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Misti April 5, 2009 at 7:19 am

Super cute pictures! I love the jewelery!

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Barb April 5, 2009 at 7:24 am

Thanks for sharing all your pictures. Your web site is so fun,it’s inspiring!! Very cool. :)

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Stephanie April 5, 2009 at 7:28 am

You don’t look like you have been sick at all–you are just as pretty as ever! And you are going to have to share more pics of that bedroom—it looks like it has Amanda style all over it. Off to visit Miley and Howie…..

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Merredith April 5, 2009 at 7:43 am

Thanks for the new pics and the opportunity to win the $30 gift cert to The Charming Lamb! I hope I win. Is that selfish?! LOL

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Anna April 5, 2009 at 8:00 am

Love your website and your freebies, you are too kind. Hope I win…

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Tiffany April 5, 2009 at 8:04 am

Thanks for the chance to win such a great gift. I love looking at your photos, learning new things and your wonderful creativity.

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Olga April 5, 2009 at 8:09 am

Super cute jewelry! I love your site… Maybe you could make us some more tutorials on web page set up and backgrounds in other themes like black and pink, my favs? Thx for sharing!

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Missty April 5, 2009 at 8:23 am

Love your site!!! I look daily for great inspiration. Thanks for all you do. Loved your 1st digi kit. You are very talented.

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sandy April 5, 2009 at 8:37 am

What creativity. My daughter put together jewelry pieces, but does not “create” the actual piece, so these were quite enjoyable to look at. Keep up the good work, they are awesome.

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Sandy April 5, 2009 at 8:41 am

How wonderful to have your friend move so close! Glad to hear you are feeling better too.

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Heather R. April 5, 2009 at 8:43 am

What kind of camera do you take the pics with? The clarity is awesome. I was really excited to see an update this morning in my inbox! The jewelry is really cute…hope I win! tks

http://www.groovygirlthoughts.blogspot.com

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H.J.Gadiyar April 5, 2009 at 9:02 am

Excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

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Kalli April 5, 2009 at 9:18 am

love your blog, and all the goodies with it! love the jewelry! hope i win! :)

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Danielle Roe April 5, 2009 at 9:21 am

Cute pictures and cute jewelry! Thanks for all your giveaways! :)

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Liza April 5, 2009 at 9:29 am

I love all the stuff you’ve been sharing! Thanks Amanda!

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Erin Snapp April 5, 2009 at 9:35 am

As you know I LOVE the pictures of Miley and Howey…and I also dream of having a crafting room like yours.
Your work is simply beautiful!
Always look forward to the updates
Best,
Erin

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Ashlee April 5, 2009 at 9:37 am

Gorgeous jewelery!! Love your website! :)

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Gail April 5, 2009 at 9:37 am

I would love to win a gc for Lori’s jewelry. It’s gorgeous and I certainly could use some new jewelry. Also, thanks for your friend’s recipe site. Lots of interesting recipes that I can’t wait to try.

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Kim April 5, 2009 at 9:49 am

I love the jewelry…very unique! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Michelle G April 5, 2009 at 9:58 am

Love the earrings! What a fun giveaway!

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Marty Philpot April 5, 2009 at 10:00 am

Your site, and that of The Charming Lamb are such wonderfully personal lights in an increasingly inpersonal world! Thanks so much for a glimpse into your world, and for sharing photos of your adorable “canine kids”! :-)

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Robin April 5, 2009 at 10:09 am

Love the pictures of your pups, like always they are adorable. Your blog is one of my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win the jewelry certificate!

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Ashley April 5, 2009 at 10:20 am

Love everything about your site. I’ve already used the fonts, and working on some new layouts with your free digi-kit. Thanks!

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Aimee April 5, 2009 at 10:20 am

Yeah! I love jewelry! Thanks so much, Amanda!

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Kristen April 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

I just came across your site from the free fonts page. Love it! I love the jewelry that can be personalized with just about anything! Beautiful! And looks like I found it just in time for the giveaway! I’ll be checking out the rest of your sites for more ideas and great readings!

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Kimberly April 5, 2009 at 10:30 am

I came across your blog by accident. I am now in love with it… Thanks for the chance to win!

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Linda April 5, 2009 at 10:31 am

I enjoy reading your blog — cute stuff! I’ll be off to check out the recipe blog next. Keep up the good work.

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Elsa April 5, 2009 at 10:35 am

Thanks for the link to Rebekah’s blog. Her recipes look really good. I also love all the great pictures on your blog. Thanks for sharing

Elsa
elsastamps4u@yahoo.com

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jen April 5, 2009 at 10:37 am

Beautiful pics … and love the jewelry! :)

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Lynda April 5, 2009 at 10:46 am

I love the jewelry from Charming Lamb! I also really love your blog! Your scrapbook room is an inspiration! I have been enjoying Rebekah’s recipe blog too! Thank you!

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Kelly April 5, 2009 at 10:48 am

Love your blog. And I love the jewelry. I want to win the gift certificate.

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Michele April 5, 2009 at 10:50 am

I’m new to your blog and really enjoying it! Always has great info! What kind of camera do you use? You’ve probably answered this before, but I’m new and missed it if you did! You have the best pictures, so clear and crisp! Thanks for sharing you “stuff” with us!

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Heather April 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

Amanda, I love your site and love when I find an update in my inbox! The jewelry is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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Sue April 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

I just love the charm that says ‘Rocker Mom Not Soccer Mom”!

I also love your site! I look forward to the emails! :) <

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Lauren April 5, 2009 at 11:26 am

Love it! Love it! Love it! The website, the pics, the jewelry, and the fonts!

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Amanda April 5, 2009 at 11:34 am

How cute! Thanks for the chance to enter. Love your blog!!

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Kaylea April 5, 2009 at 11:53 am

Thanks for the chance to win some yummy silver jewelry. Love the chance. I appreciate everything you’ve been up to lately.
K

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Peggy Whisenhunt April 5, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I so enjoy your website, feel like I have know you for some time and now a chance to win moolah for jewelry. I love jewelry, so I hope today is my lucky day. thanks amanda

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Laura April 5, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Super cute earrings. I love Loris stuff at her website. It is all really cute stuff! Oh and thanks for the blog tips, they helped a ton!

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Heidi Jo April 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Charming Lamb has fun, fun, fun jewelry. I hope that I am the lucky one!

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Carolyn April 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Why, what a charming idea! =0)

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joscelyn April 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Love the pics and LOVE the jewelry! :)

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Kelly April 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

What a great site!!! The swamp Boston’s were too cute. Thanks for giving the heads up on the jewelry and the recipe blog for working wives. We have been trying your recipes for the past year and love all of them.

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terri d April 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

cute earrings, who wouldn’t want to win something from her store!!!! I love your blog and following it~ lots of great recipes and fun stuff…

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Renee April 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm

I am so glad I found your site(s)!! They are full of great tips & inspiration. Plus your fonts ROCK!

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Alison April 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Am new to your blog and am loving it. What a fun giveaway!

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Lori H. April 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Mandy, those earrings are adorable! Why have you not told me about this place before???

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ANiheartsjapan April 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm

What beautiful jewelry…who wouldn’t want to win a gift certificate! :) Love your blog…your recipes, especially! :)

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stephanie April 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm

love love love the dog photo!! very very cute!!!

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Danis April 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Love your website!! I found it in the Creating Keepsakes magazine and now I am adicted! Love your recipes – I made the Chicken Parm and it is delicious! Thanks for the new recipe site. Love all the fonts and scrapbook stuff! Keep it up!

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PandaMom April 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I have told so many people about your blog and how much I love it! They do too! You’ve started something really fun here, Amanda! ; ) Going to the Jewelry Store now…

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Candy April 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Love your photos! :) Thanks for sharing Rebekah’s blog… sounds like just what I need! :)

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Casie April 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Thanks for the recipe blog link!!!! I love new food ideas that are simple & easy and not too Martha Stewartish (like, I don’t have a single ingredient in my cupboards that she makes her upity recipies with).

Requests for what to see next….how about some more embellishments (flowers, brads, clips, more buttons, ribbons, stitches, fun stuff to use for digital scrapbooking). You are so good at it!

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Becky April 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Great pics of everyone. ;-D Sweeeeet earrings…I hope I win so I can pick out something adorable. Happy Spring !!!

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K April 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!!!!

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Nicky April 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Love the new pictures- would still like a tutorial on how to create the backgrounds themselves in Photoshop!

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Carly April 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for the link to the recipe blog! And everything at The Charming Lamb is adorable. I’ll probably buy something even if I don’t win the gift certificate! :)

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Judy April 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Hi Amanda,
Being a closet doodler and lover of all things inky and written, I was entertained for quite some time when I stumbled upon your website. I fear I have been sucked into the land of “fontdom”, never to return. This could be a lot of fun! I love the uniqueness of The Charming Lamb. Everything is so much better personalized…what a great collection your friend has created…and what a great friend you are to share her with your readers!

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Natasha April 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Fabulous photos! Love that Rocker mom necklace… so fun!

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Marcie Raplee April 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Wow…would love to win…thanks for doing this! I think it is so cool for the 2 of you to now be so close and getting back together. My friend from High School (class of 196) is Cathy and have totally lost her…you are so lucky. Maybe with the twitters and facebook sites one day I’ll meet up with her again…

HEY..thanks again for the give away and of course all the goodies you share with us…

Marcie –
happy weekend!

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Janelle April 5, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Awesome photos! Love the Charming Lamb….

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theresa April 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm

love your new pics!
.. and love your website! :)

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Paula April 5, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Ohhhh how pretty! I just love stuff like this love the necklace with the baby stats on it.
Paula

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Lorinda Lamb April 5, 2009 at 5:47 pm

My last name is Lamb so I’m doubly excited to have a chance to win the gift certificate at The Charming Lamb! The jewelry is very cool and the recipes on your site have definitely grabbed my attention. Making your Penne with tomato cream sauce tonight! Thanks for the opportunity and recipe.

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Tina April 5, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Amanda, The earrings are really cute. Thanks for your friends recipe blog. I sure can use some help in that department.Maybe this will be the end of the same old, same old.

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Susie April 5, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Amanda, I always get sick with the weather changes too! When I am sick I think I need to move to warm weather, but when I am well, I LOVE having four seasons! Thanks for the recipe hook-up!

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Brittany April 5, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Love the jewelry. I hope I win!

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Laura April 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Always love reading your updates. Thanks for the chance to win. Could use some cute jewelry :)

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Stefany April 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I love your site, but then you knew that. I am really interested in the lighting. I know you are picking rooms with natural light, but what kind of fill are you using (I am new to ‘good’ photography)

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Barb DeSousa April 5, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Great pictures. Hope you are feeling better. I can’t wait to check out the recipes. Love the jewelry!!! Thanks for sharing! Barb

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Desire' April 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I love reading your updates and seeing the great pics, especially of those boston puppies!! Meep!!! :) I’d love a chance to win, thanks

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Lisa Cutler April 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Love the new blog layout and the recipe links. Thanks so much!

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Audrey Campbell April 5, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Ohh, I’m always looking for some cute & unique jewelry. I’d love to win!

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Michele April 5, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Hi Amanda! I just love your website! You are such an inspiration to us all!

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Stephanie Bowden April 5, 2009 at 8:01 pm

A friend sent me the link to your blog, and I’ve been checking back often since! In fact, I’m cooking another one of your fabulous recipes tonight…yum!

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Andrea April 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I just love your site Amanda! Your recipes are so great and have been added to our rotation! Isn’t that awesome :) I had never seen the jewelry at The Charming Lamb, but it looks awesome! Thanks for a chance at winning! -Andrea

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martina fegan April 5, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Love your designs, your photos, and your creativity. They are inspirational. I am a new digiscrapper and love visiting your site. Thank you!

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Collette April 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Thanks for all recipes that you share for busy Moms! I love the web-site and look forward to your updates!

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Michelle April 5, 2009 at 8:33 pm

OMGosh! What talent you all have!
Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.

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Lori Mc. April 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Hi Amanda – love your site – have been drooling over your scrapbook room ever since you first posted pictures of it! I saw you this past Friday night at SF – but being the shy type in person, I didn’t come up to you.

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katie m April 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Well, I’d love some bling! Can’t wait to try out some of those recipes. Yum!
You are fab!

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Mandee Jablonski April 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I love the picture of your dog! How cute!!

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Jenn April 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Love the pic of your dog! And those earrings are so cute. Gotta get me some! Hope I win.

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Matana April 6, 2009 at 12:16 am

What a cute dog! Great Pix! Thanks for the chance to win! Love your site!

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Annette Bowers April 6, 2009 at 6:07 am

Hi Amanda! This jewelry is just beautiful. The heart earings are very pretty. My dog gets very tired as well once spring comes and he loves running around outside as my husband and I have six acres.

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