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Beach Dogs

We took Boomer and Bella to Virginia Beach to get some of their energy out.  The weather has been so snowy/rainy it has been hard to walk them.  Plus the backyard has been so soggy they can’t stay out longer than 5 minutes without tracking in buckets of mud. It was overcast and cold, but […]

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The Great Blizzard of 2014

We got about 8 inches of snow Tuesday night.  The Shipyard where I work was closed yesterday and today, so I’ve had plenty of time to enjoy this winter wonderland. Mike drove up from Aiken on Tuesday and we’ve got to unload our Uhaul once the streets are safe.  We’re keeping all of our stuff […]

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Happy Belated Holidays

Mike and I went to my mom’s house in Chesapeake for Christmas this year.  He was able to take two days off work, so we had a full week of vacation. We spent some time driving around Chesapeake and Portsmouth, scoping out potential neighborhoods for when we move.  It was entirely too overwhelming.  I’ve never […]

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The Polar Vortex

The weather is literally all anyone in my Facebook newsfeed is talking about.  In South Carolina, temperatures in the teens are virtually unheard of, so yes, it’s pretty cold.  I can’t imagine living somewhere like Chicago (or Canada), where it’s been steadily double digits below freezing for several days. I do prefer cold weather to […]

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The Countdown to Christmas

I got our tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving, so we’ve had plenty of time to enjoy it.  This year I stuck with my red/white/gold theme, but also added a few rustic touches.  There are a few antler ornaments and the bow on top is made of burlap. I think it came together pretty nicely, […]

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How to Get Rid of a Tree Stump

Yes, this is a blog post about a stump.  Before I moved in with Mike, this stump was a giant pine tree.  Shortly before I moved in, Mike and his roommate had it cut down.  They decided to cut it at this height and leave it in the yard because they thought it’d make a […]

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Heroes Behind the Badge

I’ve written about Law Enforcement a couple times on the blog, most notably here, about Scotty Richardson, and here, about my husband.  One of Mike’s friends and coworkers created an event on Facebook for a documentary viewing in January here in Aiken. Disclaimer: most of this information is stolen verbatim from their website.  The documentary is […]

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Halloween

I won’t lie, Halloween is probably my least favorite holiday.  The best part about Halloween is dressing my animals up in funny costumes, and if I’m being honest, that happens regularly throughout the year. Before Mike and I met, I used to spend Halloween putting up my Christmas tree.  Ever since moving in to his […]

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Here’s to the good times

Well kids, summer is officially over.  We haven’t seen temperatures much higher than 90 degrees since last week, and the wind blows in a bit chillier each evening.  I watched this season melt away – it came with blistering heat and cooled with dampening rains.  As the years pass, I tend to focus on the […]

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Am I Normal?

I just want to put these thoughts out there in the world. Midi rings.  To me, these are the finger equivalent of toe socks.  Well really, I guess the finger equivalent of toe socks are gloves.  But don’t these drive you nuts?  Aren’t they annoying?  Sure, they look adorable on Pinterest when photographed on the […]

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