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Alexis Iskierka, Best Life Photographer & Board Member

Great Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Great Tips for Black Friday Shopping

It’s that time of year when you can save some money! So leave the kids and hubby at home, call your sister or your best friend, and head out to the crazy Black Friday sales!  This year, many stores are open on Thanksgiving.  Here are my BEST tips for you on saving money for the holidays.  […]

Movie Review~ Home Again with Reese Witherspoon

Movie Review~ Home Again with Reese Witherspoon

Home Again Rated PG 13 for some thematic and sexual content Running Time  2 hours   The romance comedy, Home Again, stars Reese Witherspoon as the recently separated, Alice Kinney, mother of two girls from New York. Alice moves her girls, Isabel, played by Lola Flanery, and Rosie, played by Eden Grace Redfield, back to […]

A Beetle With a Purpose

A Beetle With a Purpose

I want to inform you all of something we deal with up here in Minnesota. For as a Kansas girl, I didn’t know. I had no idea what went on up here. Here’s what this story is about. ​In Kansas, we have the darker red of the two insects: the ladybug. This innocent little bug […]

The BEST Oatmeal Whoopie Cookies

The BEST Oatmeal Whoopie Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 T molasses 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups quick […]

Leadership Moments:  Managing Guilt

Leadership Moments: Managing Guilt

As a leader, there are times when we must make decisions that are best for our organization that will leave someone else unhappy. When we do what’s best, we must move forward without anxiety over the decision. However, when there are decisions made that harm someone unintentionally, we can feel overwhelmed with guilt.  It can […]

Sounds Like a Plan

Sounds Like a Plan

When I met my husband, many years ago, I picked up on all of his habit-phrases.  You know the ones I mean … when people say the same thing after the same situation occurs. One of Farmer Dean’s familiar sayings comes after my delivering some desires and hope of what we should do over the […]

Developing a Child-Like Faith

Developing a Child-Like Faith

As I carried my granddaughter up the stairs of the old 1910 house, each step creaked loudly, echoing the sounds of yesteryears.  I imagined how many times the stairs were climbed as a little child was carried off for nap time. The day was struggling between releasing its summer warmth to embracing the coolness of […]

How to Build a House

How to Build a House

I would say I’m pretty handy, for a girl. I have learned to do some “manly” things on my own solely because I’m impatient and don’t want to wait for my husband to help me. He’s a busy man, with his own long to-do list, so sometimes you just have to stain your own deck, […]

After School Snack~ Caramel Crunch

After School Snack~ Caramel Crunch

8 cups Rice Chex 8 cups pretzels 1 can spanish peanuts 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup butter 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2 t. baking soda Mix cereal, pretzels and peanuts. In a saucepan, bring sugar, butter and corn syrup to a boil.  Boil for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and […]

Keeping Your Child Safe in Today’s World

Keeping Your Child Safe in Today’s World

Author, Alice Fulk worked as a Crime Analyst for the West Des Moines Police Department for many years, and currently serves as a Legislative Fiscal Analysist.  For fifteen of the most terrifying minutes of my life, my two year old daughter disappeared.  We were at Iowa State University to watch a parade.  I had taken Mary […]