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Blonde Texas Sheet Cake

Summer is finally upon us and my kids might be just a tad excited to be done with school! Time for things to slow down a little for the Robertson clan during the summer which means I have a little bit more time to bake our family’s favorite dessert. This cake recipe has been passed from friend to friend, and it doesn’t take long for the pan to be empty. To kick off summer we thought we’d share one of…

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Recipes

Palomas to Get the Party Started

Did someone say “Cinco de Mayo?” Palomas anyone?! It’s our first Cinco de Mayo in Texas and we had no idea how much of a celebration it is here. We might just be a little excited to partake in the fun! I thought what better way to celebrate this day than sharing one of my favorite paloma recipes from bon appetit with you all. INGREDIENTS Kosher salt 1 grapefruit wedge ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice…

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Fashion Lifestyle

not PERFECT LINEN

Hey y’all! I realize it’s been awhile since something has been posted to the blog. We moved to Austin back in September and started a food truck. We hit the ground running, but we can talk more about that later. For now, I thought what better way to revive this blog by letting y’all in on something I’m really loving right now… My family and I are learning that Austin in spring is pretty magical. The weather is perfect, the…

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Lifestyle

The Making of a Food Truck with P&S Trailer Service

jep's southern roots food truck trailer made by p&s trailer service

Yesterday, Jep wrote a little something up about our friends at P&S Trailer Service. We are forever thankful for and blessed to have the P&S family in our lives. I had no idea the day I would come across their services would be the day of a new chapter in lives of the Robertson clan. P&S created Jep’s Southern Roots. Turning an old, beat up Airstream into a beautiful, new food truck was a huge task, and Kevin and his…

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Lifestyle Oils

DIY Essential Oil Candles

diy candle in mason jar with rose

When you think relaxation, what first comes to mind? What mood? What setting? For me, I am in a bubble bath surrounded by the glow and warmth of candlelight. I admit I am a bit of a candle fanatic. I love trying new scents and new brands, and my collection is constantly expanding. My favorite candles, though, are those that are made homemade. As many of you know, I have been beekeeping for over two years now. Though I mainly…

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Fashion

Easy Style for the Busy Mama

With 5 children, life can be a little chaotic. Occasionally I have to make sacrifices, but I always make sure that style isn’t one of them. Yes, I do just throw on a t-shirt and jeans a lot of the time, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do it with style. Sometimes being a mom means you don’t always get time to throw together a perfect outfit. But, with a little curation of my closet, I’ve found that dressing in…

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Parenting

Working Through Learning Disabilities

For all you mamas out there, you know that sometimes our job can be really hard. We go through our own hardships and fights, but when we see our children struggle we feel a heartache we didn’t even know existed. When I started homeschooling the bunch, I felt blessed to have my babies with me during the day. But when River showed signs of a learning disability, things got tough very quickly. If you have a child with any disability,…

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Recipes

Sugar, Sugar! Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipe

Do you feel that? Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. What is more beautiful than a day to celebrate the ones we hold near and dear! Jep and I celebrate our love daily, but February 14 always feels extra special. I love spending the days leading up to the holiday with my children doing crafts. My favorite? Decorating cookies. Valentine’s Day cookies make great gifts to share with friends and family (and yourself!)…

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Lifestyle

5 Ways to Reach Your February Fitness Goals

It’s almost a week into the month and I’m starting to feel it: the February slump. Why is it that the shortest month of the year feels the longest? For many, winter is still at full blast; even Austin is at its chilliest. Where does that leave my fitness plan? These days, sometimes it’s easier to be cozy in bed in the morning than to put on work out clothes and get ready to sweat. It’s tempting to hold off…

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Fashion Lifestyle

Red Lips Round-Up

I am one of those women who rarely leaves the house without something on her lips. I’m totally addicted to chapstick and gloss, and I’m not ashamed of it. But my favorite thing to put on? Lipstick. A good red lipstick. There is something about red lipstick. It’s so classy, yet also sexy and alluring. I just feel better when I have on a good shade and anything I wear instantly becomes 100% more stylish. It’s just a truth: lipstick…

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