The year of the alligator

alligator, florida, front porch, lakewood ranch,

I fielded some requests over the holidays to get back to blogging. And while it’s never my intention to go on a blog hiatus, just like skipping a few workouts, sometimes its hard to get back into the swing of things after some time off. It’s a good problem to have, being too busy to […]

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Currently I’m…

grilled shrimp with chimichurri, parsley, cilantro pesto, marinated shrimp recipe, herb pesto,

In the middle of a full-on middle school crush with The Mindy Project. It’s been about 4 years since I had sophisticated TV equipment so I’m on technology overload as of late. How did I go so long without this show in my life and why can’t all OB/GYNs be that funny? Finding it hard to concentrate […]

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Summer resolutions

art class, resolutions, pottery, child

I know resolutions are typically written for the New Year, but the first weekend of summer seems just as good as any, no? I mean this way at least you don’t have to worry about crazy gym crowds, indulgent foods and lots of holiday parties. OK so maybe you do but those hot dogs and ice cream trips […]

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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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Workout Wednesday

easy green juice recipe, kale and spinach juice, green juice, healthy juice recipes, green smoothie recipe

It’s been a while since I did a Workout Wednesday post so I figured I’d enlighten you today. I’m sure you all have been wondering what I’ve been doing with all my free time lately. No? Oh that’s right you probably don’t have time to sit around and consider what I’m doing with my time […]

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Beachin’

venice dog beach, florida, swiss mountain dog, beach day, gulf

Yesterday we took Finn down to Venice to check out a dog beach we had heard about. And while he’s probably still mad at me for the inopportune timing of a large, salty wave that came over both of us as I attempted to get him to swim for the first time, judging by the fact that […]

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5 things I’ve learned about Florida

sunrise, lakewood ranch, florida, backyard,

It’s Monday. At least I think it is. I honestly have no concept of days of the week anymore. I just opened 4 cabinet doors in at attempt to remember where I put our water glasses after staring at the spices for at least 30 seconds, completely confused as to why they were in my water […]

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So we moved to Florida

new house, florida, lakewood ranch, sarasota, swiss mountain dog

I told you I’d check in once we got settled and even though we are anything but, I thought I would update you anyway. What can I say I like you guys more than unpacking boxes. Dad, Finn and I arrived Wednesday evening with 1,200 miles and four states under our belts. We were very fortunate […]

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A dog was here: Week 2

a dog was here photography series, pet photography, frog toy, beaver toy, swiss mountain dog, evidence of a dog

Thanks for coming back for week two of a dog was here, a photography series. I’d like to thank everyone for their submissions over the past week. And by everyone I mean my dad who alone has submitted enough entries to create a hybrid series I’m calling: Murfdog was here. In this series, Murf documents his life […]

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on holiday lulls

thumbprint christmas sugar cookies, holiday sugar cookies with sprinkles, red and green christmas cookies

I must admit I’m feeling a bit melancholy now that Christmas is over. Perhaps it was the mid-week occurrence or the late Thanksgiving this year, but it just doesn’t seem like it should be over yet. I am very grateful for some time off work to celebrate with friends and family, but I can’t help […]

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