Being gluten free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice delicious pizza!! No pre-packaged cauliflower crust here. I’ve been asked for this recipe too many times to count! Number one requested meal from my friends and family? Our homemade margherita pizza. This was a coveted staple since before I was gluten free and I only gave […]

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Food

Gluten Free Margherita Pizza

These monster cookies turn our family into cookie monsters. Naturally gluten free, these are great cookies to make for your gluten free friends! These are a staple at our house! Our favorite hack? Make a batch, roll them into balls, freeze them on a cookie sheet, then transfer to a ziploc bag when fully frozen. […]

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Food

Gluten Free Monster Cookies

I believe your guests should *almost* feel like they are at home when staying overnight…or at least staying in a place they would be okay with calling home.  I’ve stayed in many hotel rooms, Airbnbs, guest rooms at friends’ & families’ homes and have been inspired by what I found in both good and bad […]

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Educational, Hosting

Top 10 Guest Room Essentials

You know how sometimes you meet someone and you realize they are your long lost friend?  That’s what it was like meeting Mikkiah & Matthew for the first time.  They came over to our house and we sat on the couch and ate monster cookies while discussing their dream wedding. My heart did a giddy […]

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Weddings

Mikkiah & Matthew | The Timbers Wedding

Bailey absolutely killed her senior session. How do you kill your session? Be confident, keep moving, have fun!! I will tell you exactly what you need to do, but it’s your job to let loose and have fun with it! That’s what makes a senior session really gorgeous!

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Portrait, Senior

Bailey | Mason City Senior Portraits

Who are the sweetest people on earth?  Annette & Tyler. And now they are the sweetest couple on earth. Mr. & Dr. Roberts. I’m going to get straight to the point and say, ever since their wedding day, I’ve been dreaming up reasons to hire dueling pianos for a party.  Our 10 year wedding anniversary?  […]

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Weddings

Annette & Tyler | North Iowa Fall Wedding

Kayla wanted this bridge and fall color – mother nature did not disappoint!!   Also, I’m pretty sure I have Kayla a heart palpitation when she pulled out her snake skin booties to show me their second outfit and I gasped about as louder and longer than any normal person might.  If you’ve been following me […]

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Engagements

Kayla & Matt | Fall Iowa Engagement

This day felt like hanging out with friends while oozing creative juices.  That sounds creepy.  But I could photograph this day 1000 times.  The intimate nature of Emily & Dustin’s wedding party, mixed with the most epic party imaginable made for the best of both worlds.  Word to the wise – keep the wedding party […]

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Weddings

Emily & Dustin | Historic Park Inn Hotel Wedding

From now on, let’s start the cocktail hour before the ceremony, okay? Okay.  Laura and Todd had a bar from the Crafty Cocktail Camper set up to snag a fancy cocktail before you went and sat down for the ceremony.  GENIUS.  So many yummy drinks, platefuls of delicious food, and lots and lots of laughs […]

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Weddings

Laura & Todd | Clear Lake Iowa Wedding

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