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The adorable Tori steals the show in this image, but it's the unabashed playfulness on the faces of Kate and Cecily that makes it the perfect choice for this week's photo. As someone who's always been uncomfortable in front of a camera, these three ladies show a girl how it's done.

Photo Challenge
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Simplicity. Highly underrated in today's fast-paced, multi-tasking, always-on-the-go world. Sometimes there's just nothing better than slowing down for a minute and focusing on the simple things in life -- a beautiful sunset, a good book, sharing a hug with someone you love, good food.

Good food doesn't have to be complicated. It doesn't have to involve
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Torrid's Faux Suede Ashley Boot

Autumn brings more than vibrant leaves and crisp air - it also brings catalogs featuring adorable skirt-and-boots combos that make my debit card tremble with anticipation. One time, I fell hard for these dreamy, black pleather boots with a platform heel. This was two kids and about 40
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Photo: Swimsuits on the Line by Ed Yourdon.

Today's guest post is an essay by Jill Long, an artist and married mom of two who lives near Madison, Wisconsin. You can see some of her work at beaulahblue.etsy.com.

A New Voice

I wore a swimsuit today. A swimsuit. My swimsuit.
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Gorgeous knit, knee socks from SockDreams.com

It seemed like last year we could toss a rock in any direction and hit an adorable photo of someone wearing knee or thigh-high socks. Three times out of four, one of those would be either jumping socks, socks stretching far up into the air, or socks
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When I noticed this image in our FGG Girls Flickr Group, I was immediately struck by its power and gentle grace.

But I also appreciated the courage it took to post this photo, daring to appear beautiful and sensual while also revealing curves seldom seen in fashion magazines, television, or
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Macaroni and cheese. Are there three better words in the English language? I think not.

Everyone has their own preferences -- the old school blue box, shells, homemade with egg, homemade without egg, stovetop, baked... the list goes on.

Though I've always had an affinity for the boxed versions, there's definitely something to be said about knowing
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Dirty, gritty, sun-kissed and happy on Utah's Green River

When I started telling friends earlier this year that I was planning to spend five days in a canoe in the southern Utah wilderness this summer, I got lots of odd looks. The you're crazy! look. The whatever for? look. The better-you-than-me look. The wow, your butt
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This week's photo is from Tee's (FGG's very own) wedding day, a nontraditional fiesta in an unconventional setting: a remote valley in northern Nevada, complete with a dazzling meteor shower after nightfall.

This is one of my favorite sorts of photos: an unvarnished image that captures a moment in time with all of its delicious vibrancy
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It's finally here, people! The leaves are beginning to turn and the weather's finally cooling down (though we still grudgingly use the A/C here at our house on occasion). And if you needed any further confirmation that fall is truly on its way, football season has officially begun. Whether or not
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