On The Road in January

Well, there it went. The first month of 2015 is OVER, folks!

I have to say, I very much enjoyed January of 2015. I always take January off from my photography business (because I run myself into the ground October, November and December) so I’ve actually been operating at a bit of a slower pace for the past month. I mean, I’m still working full time and doing the blog…but slower, nonetheless!

I’m really loving what everyone else is loving here on the blog in January, and that makes me happy! So, without further ado, here are the top five posts on The Road to Domestication for the month of January:

1. The 2015 Valentine’s Day Holiday Shelf – I think this one was popular with everyone because of the giveaway, right? Well, the winner has been chosen and her personalized print mailed to her, but the shelf is still decorated just like this, if you want to see!

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Easy Strawberry Cream Pie

Did y’all know that I was born and raised in the Winter Strawberry Capital of the WORLD?! That’s right! Plant City, Florida! And in case you don’t know where that is…here ya go:

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This time of the year (January through March) is one of my favorite times in my hometown. When driving through the country, all of the fields are full of the short, dark-green-with-pops-of-red plants that are STRAWBERRIES.

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And if you get stuck in a traffic jam, it’s probably because you’re behind a truck carrying flats of strawberries. (The negative is that they go slow. The positive is that your car smells AMAZING!)

And in February and March (this year, February 26 – March 8 specifically) the annual Florida Strawberry Festival is held! Now, this is no little small-town gathering – it’s a huge deal! You can CLICK HERE to visit the Strawberry Festival’s website and see – with headline entertainment like John Legend, Reba McIntyre, and Hunter Hayes, it’s a very busy event, full of fun for the whole family, fantastic music, awesome rides and displays and contests, and all things STRAWBERRY.

So when I realized that this Friday (January 23) was National Pie Day, it dawned on me (and my husband STRONGLY agreed) that I had not made a Strawberry Pie yet this season. In fact, he pointed out, “You haven’t made strawberry ANYTHING yet? What gives?!” (Did I mention that he was born and raised in Plant City, too?! It’s in the blood, folks!)

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