hello autumn

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Happy first weekend of fall! In case you missed it, yesterday we celebrated the autumn solstice with record heat in St. Louis. Because nothing says autumn like leaves just giving up and falling because they are too dry to hold on any longer. But there’s hope for your weekend, still. Here are a few ways […]

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All the fall things

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for several weeks now but the truth is I’ve been too busy taking 1,000 photos of trees with changing leaves to get around to it. That’s what fall will do to you after a few years away. It’s science. And judging from the physiological reaction I had the first […]

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candy corn sprinkle covered apple cider donuts

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Sometimes I feel like that guy you went on a first date with and afterwards he says you should hang out again soon but then you don’t hear from him for two-plus weeks. And you’re probably over there on the other end of your computer or smart phone like what the heck? I thought we hit it off? Should […]

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A Perfect Fall Day

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Today was just about as close as you can get to a perfect fall day. And believe me I’m just as surprised as you that it happened this early in October and this close to the Gulf of Mexico. But it did. And I’m perfectly OK with that. Normally on a day like today, I […]

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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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It’s coming up pumpkins

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I ponder life’s questions frequently throughout my day. At the gym. Walking the dog. In the shower. But there are some questions that no matter how much I think about, I just can’t seem to figure them out. I talked about some of them last week but here are just a few more: Why is it that? […]

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A weekend under the Arch

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a weekend recap on the blog. Please accept my apologies. It’s not that I don’t love sharing my every free moment with thousands of my closest friends and the occasional Internet troll, but rather that our weekends haven’t been filled with much more than trips to Lowe’s and the […]

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Photographic ramblings

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Today, instead of my normal ramblings, I’m going to pretend to be a photographer and share with you a “client post.” You know, kind of like this one. Just kidding. Can you tell I spent incessant amounts of time swooning over her yummy light skillz? Can you believe a daughter of writers would allow skillz […]

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Let there be light…in the morning at least

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Happy end of Daylight Savings Time, y’all! I hope technological advancements (aka your iPhone) made this time change a little easier on you than in years past. And congratulations to those of you whose car clock is finally accurate again after 6 months of ‘just looking at the minutes.’ Tricky little things, aren’t they? Ok. […]

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50 Years of Roasted Wieners

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This weekend marked the 50th Anniversary of the Bosch family wiener roast. For 50 (or 51 if you ask my Grandpa) years, members of my mom’s side of the family have gathered together to roast wieners, complain about the Cubs and Illinois football and eat cow tongue. Don’t worry, I’ll explain the cow tongue later. […]

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