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A Perfect Saturday.

Saturday was pretty damned perfect. It got off to an early start. G got up early to mow the lawn, & I would have felt really crappy staying in bed while he was working, so I got up and did some cleaning & organizing inside. Once our grown up ...

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Posted on: Jul 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Strawberry-Mint Limeade (or Lemonade)

When I was in college, I LIVED off of Crystal Light. You know, those drink powders that you add to water to make fruity drinks. I had given up soda, but I hated (and still hate) drinking water. Since sweet tea was high in calories, I drank truck ...

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Posted on: Jun 23, 2016 |  Original Post

A busy, chaotic weekend.

I’ll start the wrap up of the weekend with Thursday, since this is what I woke up to Thursday morning. I was happy about this, since G and I both HATED the yellow siding and blue trim. The first time we saw the house, the realtor asked what we ...

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Posted on: Jun 07, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Sauteed Turnips & Radishes

“Turnips and Radishes? Ew.” That was me about a year ago. I HATED radishes. I always just thought of them as stupid things I picked out of a salad. And I honestly don’t know if I had ever had a turnip, I just knew I didn’t ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Chili-Lime Swiss Chard

Last summer I had a part time job helping my friends Sav & Elise with their restaurant, Lé Mu. I helped them out with their social media, so I got paid to go to the restaurant on Sunday afternoons to photograph and sample the dishes he was ...

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Posted on: May 04, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Hibiscus-Ginger Limeade

Last summer, my good friends Sav & Elise had a pop-up at a weekly outdoor event. I went a few times, and one of my favorite things that he served was limeade. On humid, 90 degree days, it was the most perfect thing ever. Before Sav & Elise ...

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Posted on: Apr 28, 2016 |  Original Post

Celebrating Five Years

This past weekend, Graham and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. I work up and went to brush my teeth, and when I got back in bed there was a ring box sitting on my pillow. Inside was the sapphire & diamond band I’ve been coveting. ...

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2016 |  Original Post

Oh, weekends…

Unless a weekend is spent lounging on the couch, doing absolutely nothing, weekends go by way too fast! This weekend was a good mix of fun & productivity, and it flew by! Friday, I was planning on attending a Pure Barre class, but I was late, ...

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Posted on: Apr 19, 2016 |  Original Post

Dogs, Massages, & Major Life Decisions.

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Ours was absolutely wonderful! Here’s a photo heavy recap for you! We had a house guest this weekend; Hermione’s pal Toki. She belongs to a Liz, friend of ours from the apartment complex. Liz and Toki ...

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Posted on: Mar 22, 2016 |  Original Post

About those 8 lb. bags of grapefruit from Costco…

Whenever I go to Costco, I always end up leaving with something ridiculous. The ridiculous item this past trip was an 8 lb. bag of grapefruit. This is ridiculous for two reasons: 1) Graham hates grapefruit, so it’s dependent on me to eat them ...

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Posted on: Mar 17, 2016 |  Original Post

Weekend Wrap Up

First: The only thing better than Leo FINALLY winning his Oscar, was seeing him on the red carpet with Kate again. Kate: DIVORCE YOUR HUSBAND AND MARRY HIM ALREADY. Ahem. Anyways. This was an EXCELLENT weekend. We kicked off our weekend with ...

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Posted on: Feb 29, 2016 |  Original Post

Weekend wrap up…

Weekends go by WAY too quickly! Especially when they’re full of fun & projects! My high density foam pads arrived last week, so on Friday I FINALLY started reupholstering our vintage dining room chairs. I LOVE the fabric I picked out from ...

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Posted on: Feb 23, 2016 |  Original Post

2006 vs. 2016

I saw this fun post from Christina in my reader this morning, and thought this would be fun to do while waiting for my caffeine to kick in (I’m still NOT a morning person… one thing that hasn’t changed over the past ten years). I ...

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Posted on: Feb 18, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Easy Chicken Salad & Stuffed Tomatoes

A couple of weeks ago, I shared these little chicken salad stuffed tomatoes on my instagram. I’m sharing them on the blog for two reasons: 1) I’m always in need of quick/somewhat healthy lunch ideas so maybe someone else out there is ...

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Posted on: Feb 16, 2016 |  Original Post

Food & Family: Wednesday Ramblings

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! It’s been pretty busy over here. The house is coming along slowly, but surely. Graham is making excellent progress on the built ins, and I’ve been trying to get unpacked and ...

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Posted on: Feb 10, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Marion Cunningham’s Snappy Ginger Snaps

Graham will be home soon. So soon. And I’m starting to prepare for it. The more tedious preparations involve cleaning the apartment from top to bottom. The more fun preparations involve planning out the delicious things I can’t wait to ...

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Posted on: Oct 06, 2015 |  Original Post

Recipe: “Hawaiian” Pizza with Kayem’s Pineapple & Bacon Sausage

A couple of weeks ago, I received the best care package from the people over at Kayem. They sent me a few varieties of their artisan sausages to try. These sausages are fully-cooked and made with premium cuts of pork sirloin blended with natural ...

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Posted on: Sep 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Deployment Diaries #… who knows, anymore.

Is this deployment seriously not over yet? Ugh. We’ve been in the double digits for a while, and by Friday that first digit will have dropped again, and our percentage of time remaining will move into the 20% range. Yay! Anyways. Labor Day ...

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2015 |  Original Post

Deployment Diaries #13

Another fun weekend, another weekend closer to Graham being home! My weekend started with a delicious key lime pie cupcake from Smallcakes in Williamsburg… … and a great mid-century modern find from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. ...

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Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 |  Original Post

Harry Potter, Sand Art & Jello Shots… Happy Weekend.

Did y’all know that Friday was not only Harry Potter’s birthday, but also JK Rowling’s 50th birthday? These birthday messages from members of the cast made me smile. I decided to celebrate their birthdays with a Harry Potter movie ...

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Posted on: Aug 03, 2015 |  Original Post

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