Mummies, Monsters and Sweet Little Pumpkins

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You may be wondering where this post is going based on the dichotomy of a title, huh? Me too. Don’t worry we’re all in this together. I sometimes wonder what it’s like to plan out blog posts. To have them be strategic and organized versus a brain dump of the tiny elements of creativity or […]

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Hello Spring. 

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So how do you survive your first winter back in the Midwest after living in Florida? Don’t blog about it and it’s like it didn’t even happen. Not sure whether there is a joke or an excuse in there, but I needed a transition so take it for what it is. Truth is our first […]

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Christmas Cookies: New Additions to the Family

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If you follow me on social media and/or are a co-worker or family member (which let’s face it is about 99.9% of my readers), then you know I recently finished up a batch of sugar cookies. I know what you’re thinking. We get it Sarah. You bake. Blah. Blah. Blah.  If that’s what you’re saying […]

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Cookies and Catch Up

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Great news, guys. The Murphalewski Bed and Breakfast just wrapped four straight weeks of out-of-town guests. That means 7 midwesterners are entering the winter season a little bronzer than usual and many local restaurant staffers here in Sarasota are actually starting to think I have friends. It’s a win-win! Now you may be asking if I’m […]

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Wedding Snapshots: the details

When it comes to wedding and party photos, I’m a sucker for detail shots. And if you’re a sucker for detail shots then we should be best friends. Which is pretty much what our photographer and I became as soon as I looked at her work and saw that she appreciated the little details just […]

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April Showers

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It’s wedding season! Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were all getting together for bridal showers and bachelorette parties every other weekend? Truth is it’s been a while since we all got together to celebrate a wedding. That’s why Matt and I decided to be the last. You know, to build the suspense and excitement. […]

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springing into summer

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Hey guys. Sarah here. I figured since I’m paying to rent space here on the interwebs, I should make a concerted effort to chat with you guys a little more often. So here I am. Let’s chat. Matt and I attended our last marriage prep workshop yesterday. Thanks be to God. Because what are sunny 80 […]

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Love Languages and Christmas Cookies

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It’s hard to believe another Christmas is already upon us. A chance to look back on the past year and celebrate your accomplishments. A chance to look forward and make resolutions for the coming year. And a chance to visit that familiar self-induced hell of cookie decorating. Just kidding. Kind of. They say people fit into […]

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What music do mummies listen too?

Wrap Music. This Halloween joke was brought to you by Brent J. from Upper Arlington, Ohio Thanks Brent! I apologize for my blog infrequency but you know I’m not one to miss a holiday so it’s only fitting that I bring it back for one of my favorites. I love Halloween. I would say it’s my favorite […]

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Long time no talk

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Hey there! Where have you been? Feels like we haven’t had a one-sided conversation in forever. My bad. Truth is I’ve actually been busy. Really, truly, contributing to society again busy. That’s right the sabbatical has ended. The summer of Sarah has come to a close. But what a summer it was! Beach time, dog walks, mid-day […]

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