Ohio Dairy Adventure

Hi friends! I’m getting some awesome posts ready for you next week (… how about a new pumpkin recipe and an office update?), but today I’d like to take a little break and share with you an incredible experience I had this week, if that’s okay. I promise lots of pretty photos and some fun, embarrassing stories along the way! Sound like a plan?

So I guess I’ll start at the beginning of the story. I had the opportunity to attend a few blog conferences this past year, which are totally fun, exhausting, and overwhelming all at the same time. You learn new things, go to fun parties, and meet LOTS of new people… fellow bloggers, brands and companies, and even a celebrity or two, if you’re lucky. In my experience, even though I may meet hundreds of people at these conferences, I always find myself really connecting with just a handful and develop great, long-lasting relationships with them. And honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s kind of that whole “better to have 1 good friend than 1000 mediocre friends” thing.

Anyway, I had the pleasure of meeting a few women from the American Dairy Association Mideast and was absolutely thrilled when they invited me to join them on their Ohio Dairy Adventure last week. As most of you probably know, my husband and I live on a family farm in Indiana where we raise corn and soybeans.  It’s a lifestyle he was raised in, but totally new to me, as I grew up just an hour South of Chicago. WAY different than living out in the country! I’m still acclimating to life as a farmer’s wife, such as learning how to clean tractor oil and manure stains out of clothes (it’s not easy!), but I’m so proud to be part of this community and love learning new things everyday.

ADA Mideast brought 9 food bloggers from all across the U.S. to Cleveland, Ohio for a few days to give us an in-depth look at the journey milk takes from the farm to our table.

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Harvest Bonfire: Home Depot Style Challenge

Host a cozy fall bonfire with these decorating tips from LoveGrowsWild.com!

Today is the big reveal! If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen us hard at work on this project for the past month and had a few sneak peeks along the way. (I heart my Instagram friends!) So here's the scoop: I met some fantastic people from the Home Depot team this year and was so honored when they asked me to join in their Home Depot Style Challenge. They asked us to create a space in our home with a particular theme... in my case an … [Continue reading...]

Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Pumpkin isn't just for dessert anymore! This Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake is super creamy and SO delicious! | LoveGrowsWild.com

This post is brought to you by Silk // I've been doing this whole food blogger gig for 2 1/2 years now. In the beginning, I used my cheap-o point and shoot camera and horrible lighting to capture and share some of my favorite family-approved recipes with you. It wasn't pretty, but it was a start. You've got to start somewhere, right? Fast forward a few years, and I've moved up to my big girl camera, learned how to edit my photos, and even taught … [Continue reading...]

Time to Sparkle Link Party #82

Time To Sparkle Link Party

Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The … [Continue reading...]

Office Updates!

Office Updates | LoveGrowsWild.com

Let's kick this weekend off with a little office update! I know it's been a hot minute since I've shared any new projects from the office makeover, but I promise there will be more to come soon! The last few weeks have been crazy with deadlines, a big project with Home Depot coming up, and my sweet little baby boy turning 5. I feel like I need a vacation! But that definitely won't be happening any time soon because I have an office to finish … [Continue reading...]

White Chocolate Pecan Caramel Corn

Learn how to make homemade caramel corn from scratch! It's easier than you think! Step-by-step instructions at LoveGrowsWild.com

I'm all for pumpkin and apple recipes this time of year, but I couldn't let this season pass without sharing another one of my favorite fall treats... caramel corn! Anytime we have a chance to go to a fall festival, I buy the largest bag of caramel corn I can find and spend the next three days devouring the salty-sweet popcorn until we're all fighting over the last piece in the bag. I'll give you one guess who usually wins that battle. This … [Continue reading...]

Time to Sparkle Link Party #81

Time To Sparkle Link Party

Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The … [Continue reading...]