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Lauren Hooten
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An Open Letter to the One Who Is Tired of Waiting
Grab a cup of coffee. Let's chat. No, this is not a formula for how to live the perfect single life. It's not a prayer that you can say that will instantly dry up the tears or suddenly make it hurt less that all of your closest friends are getting engaged o...
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It's Christmas... Wait, Why Are We Celebrating?
It's that time of year again: Christmas. The schedule-cramming, present-shopping, belly-filling, heart-warming, hallmark movie-watching, gift-giving, celebratory time of the year.  I am sitting here, finally home from school after a wonderful-yet-long and t...
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A Letter from Our Father
It's finals week, and we all know what that means: stress. and starbucks. Stress and starbucks. At this moment, some of us are facing difficult finals, complicated home lives, lack of funds for next semester, anxiety about coming internships, family problem...
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DIY Insect Repellent
Hi Guys! Sorry it's been such a long time since my last post. My family has been traveling all over the country this summer, and it has not left me a lot of time to post on my blog like I've wanted. But that has not kept me from cooking! I have some great n...
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Crack Lemon Bars and Other Important Things
I have a lemon bar recipe, but you will have to read the following before I will give it to you. Honor code applies! (Just kidding, but really, feel free to read) Trust me, you will want to stay for this party. For those of you who do not know me, I am a Ch...
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What's Christmas?
As I sit here, coffee in hand, in a state of reflection on this chilly Christmas night, I can't help but feel overcome with a sense of gratitude and awe towards my almighty God. Today was filled with so much joy, such laughter, food, family, and friends. I ...
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Cookie Dough Custard Pie
Disclaimer: this recipe is NOT, nor will it ever be, healthy. Please let me banish your hopes and dreams right from the start as we get that out of the way, eh? But I have said this before and I shall say it again: moderation is key. This pie is divine . Sl...
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Mini Skinny Stuffed Pesto Lasagnas
So guys, I'll admit: it's been a while. Yes, I've been slacking, yes, I've failed at regularly posting (cough, cough--posting at all) for the last month, but I have an excuse (don't I always?): I am a mama's girl. You heard me, I have been enjoying spending...
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Presto! Homemade Pesto!
Short post, tonight. Really short post. Lauren is sleepy; but I made this tonight and it was way too good not to share. I got a pile of fresh basil from my beloved cousin, and since I was already making some mini skinny lasagnas (the recipe's to come in a c...
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