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Mom. Baker. Photographer. Writer. All the creative magical things.Twin Peaks, CA ❤️
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An incredible year... ❤️ #2018bestnine
It’s rare to find a baking book that isn’t the same old, same old... but instead talks and teaches about flavor. Really enjoying ‘Delightful Desserts’ by @janesoudah This week Ruby wouldn’t sleep, so what else is there to do at 5am but bake something delicious? I made Jane’s apple ginger cardamom cake with brown sugar glaze. Tons of apple and flavor, crazy moist and gooey like a Bundt cake should be!! Anyway, a great holiday gift (Just saying!) for any baker that’s looking to expand their flavor horizons. 😜🎄🎁🎅❤️
Most of my MandiCrocker instagram are just quick snapshots for family and friends of my daughter, not thinking too much about photography as an art form. Like, at all. Lol But it’s high time I start posting and shooting more. Here’s a photo I made experimenting with artificial light in our verrrrry dark house. ❤️
Went to The Gentle Barn for my friend Millie’s birthday... It was fun watching Ruby Toots pet all the animals. ❤️
We were all fun and games until we weren’t yesterday. A little bit cranky toward the end. She’s so good at being a baby. 😜 Love this little girl so much. 😭❤️
Not a bad way to spend Thanksgiving!❤️😜 (And yes, that is the ocean in the background!) Super grateful for soooo many things. Love my honey and Little Porkchop, Ruby Toots. A good night’s sleep. CHRISTMAS SEASON!!!! Pajamas... long weekends... friends... family... so many blessings. Grateful to be alive, have a place to live... so many blessings. ❤️
Speaking of turkeys... 😍😍😍
We love our crisp morning walks! Such a gorgeous fall day. ❤️ Now were back home eating wood chips... 🤦‍♀️
“They called my name! I’m finally goin’ up!” ❤️😜🙌👩🏻‍🚀 Our Ruby was an astronaut, Papa was the moon and Momma was the stars. We got Honorable Mention at the holiday party we attend, so we’re riding that glory to New Year. 😜 *swipe 👉 for more*
I LOVE making Halloween treats! These are Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Pops. SO PSYCHED it’s holiday season. ❤️🎉🙌🧟‍♂️👻🥧🎁🎄
Leftover Chicken Soup became Chicken Pot Pie became a Decorated Chicken Pot Pie... I really wanted to hand paint it before baking but The Rubes wasn't having it.  She's killin' me, Smalls!! (Thanks @christinehmcconnell for the inspiration). ❤️
Despite the fact, Halloween isn’t even here yet, despite the fact we haven’t yet broken bread over our Thanksgiving tables... my greasy, haven’t-showered-in-four-days, finally stabilized blood pressure medicated, disgusting house lovin’ self is still WILDLY excited about Christmas this year!!! Not only because my sisters will be with us for the week and we will FINALLY have the Amy Grant Mountain Christmas Special of our DREAMS to take part in... But ALSO because it’s the one time of the year the decor of our mountain rental doesn’t give me the heebie jeebies! YAY!!! BRING ON CHRISTMAS!!! #MyKitchensBetterThanYourKitchenAtChristmas !!! 😜❤️🎄