Category Archives: Friends

Little Big Night

If you have followed along over the years you know that around Valentine’s Day every year we love to host a lavish dinner party with friends and family called The Big Night. Here is a little look at last year’s … Continue reading

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Big Night VII: Finale

It’s back and bigger than ever as this is the last year we will be indulging in the Big Night feast. Without a commercial kitchen at the chefs’ disposal moving forward, feats such as this just won’t be the same. … Continue reading

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Spreading love

Recently, the fabulous group over at BloomNation asked me a question – what do you do to celebrate the people you love, every day of the year? I know we tend to focus on birthdays, anniversaries and as my husband refers … Continue reading

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The Big Night VI

Every once in awhile I’m lucky enough (read: I begged) to get my husband to do a guest blog post for me. Not only does it give me a break, but it also is nice to hear from someone who … Continue reading

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First Annual Fall Fest

You know me, ever the entertainer, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to put our log home (and it’s surrounding foliage) on full display for the most colorful season of the year. Enter our new annual Branstad Family Fall Festival. … Continue reading

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Air trip: Park City

We are back from ANOTHER trip, but this one was different. It was our first time traveling together without our sweet little Everett in tow. Just a little test run for the big trip this fall! We took off early Friday morning, … Continue reading

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Holiday haul

After a serious holiday hiatus, I am back in action. I spent my two weeks off work enjoying all the things. Not a day went by without realizing just how truly blessed I am. Here are a few photos from all … Continue reading

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