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Internet Orphans

August 13, 2013
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I’m going to lead this post off with an assumption (dangerous, I know) that I’m not the only one who occasionally googles my name to see what comes up in the search results. I was doing that very thing this evening and was dismayed by the results. On pages 2 and 3 of the results, I found a string of Internet orphans – blogs and websites I’d abandoned (some which had been dormant since 2004). A deeper dive into the…

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Independence Day on Kingsley Lake

July 5, 2013
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Every Fourth of July, Chris and I join his family at their lake house on Kingsley Lake, a tradition that I look forward to every year. It’s a chance to disconnect (mostly) and enjoy the beauty of the lake – the sound of the water against the house (situated literally on the lake), the feel of the sun on the dock, and the cool, calm water after the heat has driven us from sunning on the dock. It’s also a…

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31 Letters in 31 Days

31 Letters in 31 Days

June 25, 2013
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For our anniversary this year, Chris gifted me a subscription to a monthly service called My Olive Box. Despite my daytime dealings as a social media director, I have a deep-rooted love for papercrafts – so the subscription is akin to getting a surprise present each month full of my favorite things. (Isn’t my hubs the BEST?!)Β The items in the box vary – sometimes you get cards or books, other times it’s artwork or gift wrap – but each one…

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100 Days Til We Say “HI” to Hawaii

June 20, 2013
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It’s official! In 100 Days, Chris and I will be hopping on a plane and heading to Hawaii! It’s a trip that we’ve been trying to plan for quite some time – since one of my besties, Emily, moved there with her husband (he’s a captain in the Marine Corps). Now that we’ve secured our plane tickets, our next steps are to spend some time ironing out the details of all the things we want to do while we’re there.…

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Pupdate: Hiking the Willie Browne Trail

February 10, 2013
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Chris and I decided to enjoy the wonderful weather this afternoon by taking the puppies on a hike. We normally trek out to the beach or hit a regional park, but today’s we decided to head out toward Fort Caroline to find an old favorite of mine that I used to hike during my childhood – the Willie Browne trail. It took a little bit of patience, as the Fort Caroline area looks a little different after fifteen years –…

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Twelve Favorite Moments from 2012

December 31, 2012
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2012 was a pretty amazing year, so I’ve captured twelve of my favorite moments to share with you all. Because each of these could probably be a blog post in and of themselves (and some are), I’ll keep it simple with a list and pictures. If you make it through all the photos (sometimes it was hard to settle on just one), I’d love to hear what you loved most about 2012 in the comments! ^_^ 1. Atlanta Vacation with…

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Giving Thanks

November 22, 2012
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In keeping with the theme of the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I’d share a short list of some of the things I’ve been especially grateful for this year. My husband. So I’m sure many of you might write this one off as a given, but I think that our relationships with our loved ones are often some of the more obvious and thus overlooked blessings we have. One of the things that I’ve really come to appreciate about my relationship…

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Keystone: The Adventure Begins

April 3, 2010
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Chris, Rhiannon, Mom and I woke up around 6 a.m. for our departure from Jacksonville to Denver this morning. Before boarding the plane for Charlotte (the first leg of our journey), we spotted a rather odd advertisement in the window at the airport. Still haven’t figured out what the gigantic, headless woman was trying to sell me. Chris and I have never ridden in first class before, so it was a real treat to have ample leg room and personal…

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Certainty of Death & Taxes

March 28, 2010
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“It’s income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta.” –Dave Barry Not sure that I necessarily agree with the whole stab-yourself-in-the-aorta aspect of the quote I’ve posted above, although there are times when it does feel pretty close to the truth.…

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