I'm so glad you are here! I am an artist, author, food lover and weekend paddle boarder. This is my place to share with you all of the things I do to "Keep My Ship Together". If you are anything like me, you may find yourself juggling ten different things at any given time. JulieDKohl.com is a mix of recipes, outdoor activities, travel adventures and art projects designed to keep you physically and mentally healthy. I don't preach a specific diet or lifestyle but encourage you to find what you love and do what keeps you feeling good.

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Pulled Pork and Tomatillo Hot Dog
Pulled Pork & Tomatillo Ranch Hot Dog
Remember that delicious Coffee Rubbed Smoked Pork Butt that I shared with you last week? Yes, it took a long
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Blueberry Scones
Fresh fruit is one of the reasons I love summer so much. I love to get up early on summer
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Coffee Rubbed Smoked Pork Butt
Coffee Rubbed Smoked Pork Butt
We bought our gas smoker last May and absolutely love it. It is easy to use and the flavor is
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candied pecans for snacks and salads
Easy Candied Pecans
Candied pecans can cover a multitude of sins. My husband loves to order chicken strip salads when we go out
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Strawberry Skillet Crisp - cast iron skillet dessert
Strawberry Skillet Crisp
Summer is all about strawberries and this Strawberry Skillet Crisp is so yummy! Strawberries are so versatile. I love to
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Cool Healthy and Refreshing Infused Water Herbs Veggies and Fruits
Cool, Healthy, and Refreshing Infused Water
Water is great for the body and drinking water helps you to stay hydrated, helps keep your skin healthy and can
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The Georgia Aquarium
Richie and I visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the first time back in June.  We were so impressed
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San Antonio, Texas
Our original plan was to stay in Galveston until Monday and then head to San Antonio for two days before
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Galveston Island, TX
As a kid we spent at least one long weekend at the beach every summer.  We lived only a few
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Visiting Virginia
Richie and I just returned from visiting my parents in Virginia.  We had such a great time!  My mom and
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First Monday Finds
First Monday is an amazing craft/flea/junk market that is held year round on the weekend of the first Monday of
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Christmas Crafting – Handmade Paper Ornaments
Welcome to the first installment in my Christmas Crafting Series. I will be bringing you several episodes over the next
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Edible Color Wheels
While many schools around here have gone to having the entire week off at Thanksgiving, my school still goes on
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Indigo Marbled Pumpkins
When the weather starts to cool, I love going to the pumpkin patch.  We always go to Peebles Farm in
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2016 Art Show
The 2016 District-Wide Art show came and went. I took very few pictures but it went as well as always.
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Handcrafted Cookie Sack
Every year I try to come up with some type of small handmade gift to give my boss and a
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#ARWB Ornament Exchange 2015
For the last few years, I have organized a Handmade Ornament Exchange with the girls of Arkansas Women Bloggers.  
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What happened this year that made everything just a little bit better?
What happened this year that made every thing just a little bit better? Over the last year or so I
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Where am I feeling stuck?
Where am I feeling stuck? This is a tough question! The thing that immediately pops into my mind is my
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What did I do that made my life easier this year?
What did I do that made my life easier this year? I am an art teacher. For many year I
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Who did I struggle most with this year?
Who did I struggle most with this year? I think I struggled most with myself. While I can be my
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When did I have the most joy this year?
This is a pretty tough question because I am a pretty joyful person! I always find the joy in things
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What was the biggest challenge that I overcame this year?
What was my biggest challenge that I overcame this year? It’s funny because in many ways my post yesterday also
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When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison {52 Books in a Year}
My goal is to read 52 books in 2012.  Good or bad, as I read, I will be reviewing the
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman {52 Books in a Year}
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman {52 Books in a Year} About 6 months ago I did a little survey
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My Summer Reading List
I love to read but for some reason time just got away from me this summer and I didn’t read
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Book Review – The Blue Orchard by Jackson Taylor
I must admit that 8 times out of 10 I am drawn to a book by it’s cover.  I know,
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Still Life with Chickens
I just finished reading this book.  I will be adding it to my July Reading List which will come out
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Reading Room – MaryJane’s Outpost by MaryJane Butters
MaryJanes Outpost was my most recent read and it was fabulous!  Just released last week I have ooh’d and ahh’d
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