Family Photos

I realized when I unpacked all of my frames at our new house in Florida that my photos were pretty Murphy-centric. And seeing as how there are two of us in this house, well three if you count the big hairy thing that barks at us when we sit on the couch, I thought we […]

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The art of unplugging

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So I’m back in the city after several days visiting friends and family at home. If you read my last post, and by read I mean just looked at pictures, you have a pretty good idea of how most of the weekend was spent, laughing with friends and family, celebrating and lots and lots of […]

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My dog ate my scarf

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Happy Friday! I know you probably don’t need a post to lift your spirits on a Friday because well, it’s Friday for goodness sake, but in case you do, know that your Friday is off to a better start that Finn and I’s. Why you might ask? Well on Wednesday, this sweet-looking dog… Ate this well-traveled […]

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Big Announcement

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Ladies and Gentleman, can I please have your attention? I need you to stop what you are doing and listen… OK so this news isn’t horrifying and it doesn’t have anything to do with cannonballs, but it is kind of a big deal. If you know me in real life or just by reading this […]

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5 People I want to high-five

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I’m a list maker. It’s a blessing and a curse really. Blessing because it keeps me from forgetting things and curse because I sometimes re-write my list halfway through just because I don’t like the way it looks. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sarah Zalewski (@slmurphy) My list making doesn’t begin […]

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A dog was here: Week 3

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Finn spent most of his weekend socializing with his friends in the neighborhood. The weather finally warmed up enough yesterday for us to get out and play so I took him over to a new dog park to see what all the hype was about. First of all let me explain that the dog park […]

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Because I’m happy

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I’ve decided to start each morning with this Pharrell phrase. Seriously though. I’m going to use it and you should too. We should listen to the song together and purchase replicas of his magical hat. Too much? Well let’s just try the positive affirmation thing then. I’ll admit I was a little grumpy when I […]

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Everything is Awesome

My apologies for the delay in posting and for getting this tune in your head for the rest of eternity. I traveled home this weekend to see my family and pick up my pooch. I was supposed to pick him up the weekend before but the roads were bad so we pushed it off a […]

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Golden Globes and Craft

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From the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California, this is live with Sarah Murphy. Just kidding. We’re not live. And I’m not in Los Angeles. And that photo is actually from one of my best friend’s weddings. Doesn’t she make a beautiful bride though? Speaking of beautiful, it feels like California today here in Chicago […]

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Tips for surviving a polar vortex

By now you may have heard of a little storm system wreaking havoc on the “lower 48” early this week, blessing us with a frigid blast of cold temperatures more suitable for Old St. Nick than young Chicagoans. I know living in Chicago for several years now should prepare us for weather like this and […]

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