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Sarah Frank Roberts was born and raised on the East Coast of Canada. She earned a BA in French from BYU and has lived in France and Florida (working for Walt Disney World) . She relocated to Texas with her family seven years ago and just started her latest adventure – she moved to Alaska! She loves being a wife and stay-at-home-mom to her six kids. When she’s not changing diapers or doing laundry, Sarah loves baking, throwing parties and developing recipes for Bob’s Red Mill, Coffee-Mate and delicious, healthy alternatives to classic comfort food for Humana. Sarah has made several TV appearances on Great Day SA, her local morning show as an expert in all things ‘mom’.

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candiceweb Candice Borup Stringham is an editorial photographer and teacher at A Beautiful Mess and on Atly. She is a former editor at Creating Keepsakes Magazine as well as a workshop instructor for Canon. Her work has been seen in many publications including: Parent Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and HGTV. Candice is a regular contributor and member of the ProjectLife Creative Team. She likes Jane Austen novels, pretty stationery and going on adventures with her husband and three boys. She currently resides in San Antonio after moving to Texas from Brooklyn.

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amandaweb A native Texan, Amanda Raba Gentis grew up in fabulous Austin and calls cozy San Antonio home. She’s a former elementary school teacher with a Masters in Early Childhood Education who followed a love of photography to a career as a family and children’s photographer. A consummate crafter, she’ll glitter just about anything and a proud southern girl, she’ll put a monogram just about anywhere. Amanda is a regular contributor on Alamo City Mom’s Blog and is Huff Post published. She is married to her college sweet heart and mommy to one spunky two year old.  She loves visiting the farmer’s market and weekend adventures in Port Aransas with her family.

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