Herbed Veggie Dip and a Colored Snack For The Kids

My kids adore veggies.  I mean, they beg for them at every meal.  I have to keep them locked up, or it is all they will eat. Can anyone say sarcasm?  You would think I was trying to feed them poop when I offer any type of vegetable.  Immediate revulsion and a lot of screaming…

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Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Anyone have tomatoes overflowing in their garden?  If so, please drop some off at my house!  I’ve been loading up at the farmer’s market.  My favorite stand has these gorgeous heirloom tomatoes that have made their way into sandwiches, salads, and salsa almost daily the last two weeks. Here is a fresh salsa recipe that…

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Heather Segars Photography is Back!!!

I have mentioned here and there that I am a Children and Family Photographer.  I took two years off to have my third baby, and I am finally back to work! My new website is live at http://www.heathersegars.com.  Check it out and let me know what you think!  You can check out the photography blog…

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Guest Blogging at Naptime Novelist Today…

I am so honored to be guest blogging at www.naptimenovelist.com today!  Just click on over for some great tips on taking better pics of your own kids… I am a Children and Family Photographer, and have been for about 4 years now.  You can check out my website at www.heathersegars.com.  I started out in photography when my second…

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Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Anyone have an overabundance of tomatoes in their garden?  If so, I am completely jealous!  Our garden has yet to produce much, aside from copious amounts of mint.  But I hear tell that it is tomato season, and I see evidence of it at the farmer’s markets recently.  Beautiful bright red romas, colorful heirlooms.  My…

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Finding Rest in the Midst of the Chaos

I found a little haven today in the middle of the city.  Its a park with a river that runs by and there is even a little bench with my name on it (literally- its dedicated to a woman named Heather).  I can still hear the cars and planes and people, there’s even someone smoking…

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5 Drinks to Beat the Heat

Anybody hot out there?  Because I’m dying over here.  I’m so hot I’m not even hungry. All I want is iced cold drinks, and I want them now! Its finally up in the 90’s in Seattle.  Its taken us all summer to get here.  The kids and I do not deal well with the heat,…

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Blackberry Lime Cooler

We moved into a house recently that has been vacant for a few years, and the yard is covered with blackberry bushes.  So, when life gives you blackberries, make blackberry lemonade!  Or blackberry limeade if you’re me. I looked up some recipes online, and they were all WAY too fussy for me.  No simmering for…

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Make Your Own Vitamin Water

It’s hot as *#%& here.  All I have been eating is salad and ice cold drinks.  After the 5th glass of iced coffee and tea, it was time to go for something a bit healthier. I first made these flavored waters when I did a detox diet with my husband where no caffeine was allowed.…

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