karaphotogirl Oatmeal cookies remind me of childhood. Some of my favorite memories are baking oatmeal cookies as a kid with my mom. My love for baking hasn't stopped. So I made these dessert cookies for the kids. They're not that sweet and I used coconut oil instead of butter. Recipe will be posted below note: the recipe contains sugar -- stevia can be used in place of the white sugar. Substitutions to flour can be coconut flour, almond flour or oat flour. #oatmealcookies 2d
  •   karaphotogirl Recipe: 2 1/2 C old fashioned oats, 2 cups of flour (substitute using the above flours if you'd like), 1/2 C white sugar (or sub with powdered Stevia), 1 C brown sugar, 1tsp baking soda, 1tsp salt, 1 C coconut oil or canola oil, 2 eggs (or 3 egg whites), 4tsp pure vanilla, raisins or chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 10 min. This dough isn't super doughy so roll them into balls and place on cookie sheet. 2d

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karaphotogirl New blog post! 'I ditched sugar for a year - how it's changed my life.' Link in bio Note: I'm still baking for my kids with sugar (limited). So you may see a cookie post soon. 3d

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karaphotogirl Fact. I need this shirt. (Found on Pinterest) 5d

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karaphotogirl The eyes see, the mind translates. Hope my kids minds translate a childhood that's full of playing outside till past sunset, hot summer days swimming like fish in the pool, reading books under a big fan and not caring about what day it is. 6d

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karaphotogirl She holds the makings of a beautiful, tropical bug house. I love the creativity of kids and will be sad the day this magical time dissipates. So for now, I'm soaking up every minute 6d

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karaphotogirl Dinner at sunset being entertained by Brielle doing gymnastics in the grass. Feels like a beautiful summer day (but not sizzling yet). #mcdowellgolfclub #desertsky #desertliving 6d

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karaphotogirl Giggles, girl talk, Dolphin Tale, bug house building and 1am dance parties (I swear I'm a good mom despite the sound of that)…that's what these girls did all night. I'm tired but they were up by 7 ready for pancakes. ‪#‎lovethose2‬ #bff #friends they will miss each other terribly 1w

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karaphotogirl The sky is putting on a show tonight with rain️, thunder and lightening ️ it's too early for a #monsoon we'll take this pretty sky. #arizonasky #lifeinthedesert #desertsky 1w
  •   sharidevoogd_lashes2love My mom and dad are buying a house in Sun City and retiring the end of this year. We will have to grab a coffee when I go visit. 1w

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karaphotogirl It's very sad when you're in the 4th grade and your BFF moves in just 3 days. Brielle is heart broken so tonight the two are spending time at our house, playing, laughing, picking flowers, making bug houses and just being carefree bff's. They have both been in tears a lot the past few days. It breaks my heart to see them so upset over Penelope's move. But this last night together is nothing but fun. Friends forever for sure. #lotsofFacetiming #lotsoftears #bff #friendsforever 1w
  •   tishoconnorphotography Beautiful photo. Hope they always remain close, despite the miles. 1w
  •   karaphotogirl @stephlmoore @heathersvien @tishoconnorphotography thank you. It's so hard to see them this close and just torn apart by a move. I really hope they remain friends forever! 1w
  •   karaphotogirl @lizzyrose_photography I plan on framing this for both in a collage with others from tonight and tomorrow morning. They both are fearful of sleeping away from home but her friend really wants to try tonight. Hope she Braves it so they have more time together. So far, so good. Then I can capture more of them for their collage/photo album. 1w
  •   karaphotogirl @jenniferfullcirclephotography it's a hard time to move although, the older they get, the harder it is right? I moved so much as a kid. It's hard but nowadays it's so much easier to keep in touch. 1w
  •   reiderses That's so sad. And Penelope is her name? Wow. Grandma must have had a hand in this friendship. 1w
  •   nelson.maliarose Oh ya Tyler told !e they were best friends... 1w
  •   jenniferfullcirclephotography Actually it was harder for my then 4th grader than my then 6th grader it took a full 2 years for my little one to adjust i would cry because I thought I ruined her life it's better now year 3! But we moved to a tough state not a warm and fuzzy state. Going from Florida to nj was very tough. @karaphotogirl 1w
  •   kylemcmaken @karaphotogirl This reminds me of when you moved away. I was heartbroken. Thank God for social media connecting us again! Love ya! 4d

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karaphotogirl Health has become my number one priority for my family (coupled with happiness, adventure and security lol). I think starting my kids young to make healthy choices is important. They can still enjoy sweets and fun childhood goodies we all enjoyed, but in moderation. They need to be able to make healthy choices without me there. They need to know the affects of unhealthy choices and pick wisely. I pray I'm guiding them properly here. I want them to be in charge of their health with my guidance as needed. Parenting isn't easy I tell ya. I don't want to overdue anything for fear of it backfiring. #health #startthemyoung #fitfam #healthybody #healthymind 1w

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karaphotogirl They acted like ladies for too long. Post tea party shenanigans. It looks like this will be the last time Brielle will be wearing this dress (just a little too short ). #girlscanjumpindresses 1w

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karaphotogirl 'I can't see!' poor August. The things we do to him. This is an oldie but goodie of our little guy. Couldn't resist resharing since its St. Patrick's Day!! happy day friends! #stpatricksdaypup 2w

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karaphotogirl 15 second little taste of this past weekend. This is kind of addicting - it's a playground for adults with one try and messy consequences and all for a great cause (wounded warriors). Video by @ndlpz1 on IG - thanks for letting me repost. 2w

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karaphotogirl Flipping amazing day with amazing friends. 11.4 miles of running and 20+ military obstacles. We did it and we still feel good - that's crazy. . We're excited to do more! #toughmudderAZ #doit #teamSOILED #trytocatchmeRidinDirty 2w

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karaphotogirl Ty is super sick and was taking a bath. I walked in to check on him and this is what I found. Brielle shampooing and giving him a scalp massage. They can be sweet and loving sometimes. #siblings 2w

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karaphotogirl When I don't feel well, this little guy knows it and snuggles close. It's like he reads my emotions and wants to comfort me. I couldn't imagine life without this pup. #mythirdchild #lifewithAugustthedog 2w

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karaphotogirl iPad's dead so that means FaceTiming near the closest outlet. She either stands or lays, rarely sits. #lifewithBrielle 2w

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karaphotogirl It's fun when clients sneak 'behind the scene photos' and send them to me after the session. It's like a little treat post-session I had a blast tonight with @sonyas5 and her daughter @kynlee_96 this girl can sing, play the guitar, piano and more. She sang for be and played her guitar during our session. I didn't want her to stop. #amazing #talent!! #karamayphotography 3w
  •   sonyas5 ️love you and your talents! I can't wait to see the finished pictures!3w
  •   mesamom6 Two big talents in one place!!! How lucky is Kynee....this gma can't wait to see what your talents captured!!! 3w
  •   mesamom6 Oops!! Kynlee!!! 3w
  •   laurel721 I love that too! 3w
  •   hairo_s Beautiful! 3w

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karaphotogirl It's spring break! This is what we're doing today. #relaxing #itsacamouflagedoggie 3w
  •   tillyroseandi Enjoy lovely 3w
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  •   sonyas5 Didn't realize it was your spring break. The guilt!!!! 3w
  •   sonyas5 My guilt, obviously!! 3w
  •   karaphotogirl No!! @sonyas5 it works out well this way. I don't have to juggle getting them carpooled home now. And it's the beginning of break so we have stuff planned from tomorrow on. This is perfect!!! Really I promise! 3w
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karaphotogirl This is for my dear friend @haleighrohner #truth #twinsies #ihaterunning but I'm off to go running right now 😕 #wishmeluck it's almost over right? 3w

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