• I’ve been thinking a lot about fairytales lately. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about how there’s really no such thing as a fairytale, if there’s not a villain.  Cinderella had the wicked stepmother and evil sisters who made her life a living hell;  Sleeping Beauty had Maleficent to contend with; Snow White had the wicked queen trying to murder her because of jealou

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  • I’m going to give it to you straight — this recipe isn’t winning any culinary awards or anything like that but you know what, there is something to be said for quick and easy recipes that your kids will eat like this Hamburger Soup. My mom always made this soup when I was growing up and now I make it for my kids.  It’s one of those super easy, you usually have everything you need

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  • If only I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this—What camera and lens should I buy? — so,  I decided it was officially time to write CC’s Beginner’s Guide to Photography Equipment.  Obviously, photography is something near and dear to my heart.  Photography changed my life if I’m being honest.  When I picked up a camera and looked through the lens, an entirely differen

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  • I remember the first time I met Mandy Ferguson Kraft as if it was yesterday. But then again, I imagine anyone who has ever met her would say the exact same thing. Mandy was someone you noticed.  Sure, she was gorgeous with her dark skin and dark hair and those long, dark eyelashes that she perfectly manicured with her safety pin and Q-tips, but it wasn’t just that.  There was something about

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