A Christmas wish

greater swiss mountain dog, puppy, finn, swissy, gsmd, dog,

Dear Santa, This is Finnegan Murphy here. You may not have our new address because my family moved to a place where there is no snow in the wintertime. If anyone will understand my situation it’s you. I’m a Swiss MOUNTAIN dog for goodness sake. I live for snow. I like to pounce in the […]

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The perks of a long weekend

incredibly delicious vanilla strawberry cake, thumbprint cookies, young house love book, blueberry lemon poppyseed scones

Bet you didn’t think Tuesday could feel like a Monday, did ya? Neither did I but here it is. The dreaded post-Labor Day Tuesday that feels like a Monday. At least we’re all in it together. Well, except for those smart people who took the whole week off. But they’ll be right there with us […]

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For the Love of Pranking

colored easter eggs

I thought about dedicating this post to Easter celebrations of this past weekend. Things like family gatherings, sunshine, spring renewal and chocolate.  But since my favorite holiday of the year fell the day after, I’m afraid to say colored eggs just didn’t make the cut. Well, actually they did make an appearance but more on […]

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Murphy’s Law

homemade oreos, St. Patrick's Day Oreos, baking, dessert, holiday

St Patrick’s Day has always been highly regarded in my family. How could it not be? With Murphy as your surname you learned at a young age: The lyrics to MacNamara’s Band Everything can be dyed green with the proper amount of food coloring-even chicken salad. Wearing green underwear will not win you the tiebreaker […]

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Conversation Heart Cookies

conversation heart cookies

I apologize that I embargoed my Wednesday post until Thursday. But holidays trump blog schedules and I highly doubt any of you were waiting at your computers for that recipe to come through. (Sigh) Maybe someday? Plus, our last baby season baby was born this week. Hooray! I shared Ella’s shower in the baby season […]

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