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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June Photo Dump

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Because every once in a while you just need to dump…your old photos from your iPhone to make more room for new ones. Get your head out of the gutter. Geesh. Today is Canada Day so I figured what a better way to celebrate our friendly neighbors to the north but to share random photos […]

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Summer resolutions

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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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My dog ate my scarf

greater swiss mountain dog eats scarf, swissy, puppy problems

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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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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How to dress for a polar vortex

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I was going to start off this post by talking about our trip to Untitled on Friday for the kick-off to restaurant week, but then that silly Polar Vortex showed up again, ruining everyone’s dreams for an early spring and overall dexterity. So I’ll get to the food in a bit, as I understand it is key to […]

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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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Perks of a taper week

pumpkin bread streusel topping

Happy marathon week to all you runners out there! For those of you not running a marathon it’s likely you are either getting married or watching others get married this weekend. After all, the second weekend of October is typically celebrated one of these two ways. A small percentage of you have nothing more than […]

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