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Gemma Hartley
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My favorite Your Tango piece found it's way to Yahoo Parenting this weekend! Funny how a piece about chasing my dreams after baby helped me achieve one of mine.

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Corbin's 1st Birthday
One of my absolute favorite things about this baking gig is watching ideas come to life. Most cakes usually start out with a little pinspiration , then I weave the ideas from one or two cakes together and make alterations for theme and color. I do sketches ...

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 New on the blog today: The envelope system is working wonders on our budget so far. Here's a little look at how we did it.

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Dahlia Wedding Cake
There's just something so lovely about a last minute wedding cake. The way details fall into place like magic. The way ideas come together in a whirlwind sort of way. They always seem to be my favorite. That was certainly the case with this darling dahlia w...

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Lavender Wedding Cake
Some days I feel especially lucky to be making cakes for a living, but never so much as when I have the honor of baking a cake for a wedding. This rustic lavender cake is especially near and dear to my heart, because it was made for my old neighbor and chil...

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5 Reasons Religious Freedom Didn't Really "Win"
I'll be honest with you, I've been a slow simmering pot of rage this morning over the SCOTUS ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. For those of you living under a proverbial rock, corporations with a small enough board to share a singular religious belief (let's ...

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The Men Who Raised Me Up
There are a lot of fathers in my life, and every Father's Day I get overwhelmed thinking about how lucky I am to have all these men by my side. I feel confident about raising my daughter in a family of men who acknowledge and value and support strong women....

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I've Been Tired
I know, I haven't been around at all this last week. I'm still wanting to commit to this blog, get on a better schedule and all that jazz. But, truthfully, I've been tired lately. Physically, emotionally, I'm just spent. And writing here just isn't always t...

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Running The Reno Tahoe Odyssey
We came in 47th out of 250 teams in the Reno Tahoe Odyssey What a weekend. Seriously. What an amazing, life-changing, difficult, draining and unbelievably wonderful weekend. At 12:15pm on Friday afternoon I took out the starting gate at Wingfield Park for t...

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