• Travel

    7 Things to Do With Your Dog in the Raleigh Area

    Casey and Gimli

    We had a year filled with international weddings (in England and Bogotá) and home buying in 2017. That meant 2018 was a bit of a rebuilding year financially and we got our puppy, Gimli so we didn’t do any traveling. To bring in 2019 I was dying to go somewhere since we both had some time off. Our destination needed to be somewhere we could drive to and take Gimli. After spending some quality time bouncing between Google Maps and Airbnb I decided on Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh is a dog friendly area, which was very important to us. This was our…

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    A Checklist of Goals for 2019

    I’m not normally one to make New Years resolutions. Most people say things like “get fit” or “be more present”. Those things are hard to measure. Without data how will you know you’ve achieved your goal? That’s why I haven’t…

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    Craft

    3 Christmas Card Designs

    I usually make a large batch of Christmas cards over the summer, which give me plenty of time to make many different designs as I methodically craft enough to check off names on my Christmas card list. This year that…

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    My Crochet Works in Progress

    One of my favorite things about the holidays is having a little extra time to crochet. I know that sounds crazy with the hustle and bustle of shopping, baking, and decorating. But once that finally settles down, I usually curl…

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    Food

    Red Pepper & Garlic Cream Cheese

    Recently while roasting red peppers to make into pasta sauce, I thought that they would make an excellent dip. The sweetness and spiciness of the red peppers are amplified when roasted and pair well with tart cream cheese. I added…

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    Food

    10 Gifts for Food Lovers

    I love to eat. Often, I give gifts that revolve around food. These are some of my favorite food related items that make awesome gifts that work well for birthdays, Christmas, and weddings! This post contains affiliate links. 1. Ceramic…

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    Food

    The Beefiest Turkey Chili

    I love a good game of football, especially with some game day food. I also love leftovers. This turkey chili allows me to have both. With minimal effort. And it’s low in calories. Is that a win-win-win-win? As with many…