bye Putt…

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I used to be scared of dogs. When I was 5 or so a dog bit me….and then within a year….my dad was away on a business trip and came home with a fluffy golden retriever. We named him Muffin. I have been in love ever since. Always a golden…Muffin, then Doogie…. For our first wedding anniversary Bill and I bought our own puppy. Mulligan was like our … [Read more...]

30 things….

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I’ve been packing it seems for years….and yet I am still not done. Hence, I do not have anything remotely fun to share with you today….instead I thought I would share random thoughts…if you aren’t interested in wasting 2 minutes of your day just carry on….stop in again soon:)   1. packing up your house kind of makes you want to throw … [Read more...]

here or there….

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So I get an email....the email that every blogger dreams to get. Better Homes and Gardens…wants me…at an event….at their headquarters. They want to partner with me for a year of posts…highlighting their brand. They want to fly me to their headquarters to be apart of the kickoff.   I. Am. Beaming.   Until I realize the dates. … [Read more...]

Did you know….

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Warning: super random thoughts ahead….   There is this app…called Red Herring….it is like a category matching game that is completely addicting and actually a good brain game. Try it!   My bff since the beginning of time….turned 40 on May 1st. Her hubs (who is up for husband of the year) was flying us BOTH to the beach house in NC … [Read more...]

Goldilocks and the 40 showings…

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Once upon a time, there was a lovely house on a beautiful street. Every house on the street was filled with families who loved being neighbors on their quiet little street in one of the top school districts in the state. It was a place where kids bounced balls, rode bikes, drank lemonade and had great fun all the time. Where families take care of … [Read more...]

#weareUD

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I have told you of my love for the University of Dayton before…..and if you have followed any of the NCAA tournament this year (can you believe it?!?!?!)…you can see why I love UD so much. It is where I grew up. I left home…traveled 7 hours south…with only one friend from high school by my side (ok…my brother was also there…he was two years ahead … [Read more...]

Break…

This past month has been a blur. Lots going on here….some really good and some not so good. We have lots of really fun adventures ahead of us. I have had some trouble finding the words lately for this little blog. That happens sometimes…so I just remain patient and let it roll. Truth is….my creativity has been a bit trapped lately. My dad was … [Read more...]

#clevermoving…

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Another title for this post…”Complete Brain Dump…”   So several months back…we started to get some flyers here and there…from realtors interested in our house. It happens often around the street where we live. We are in a top school district, our street is a large cul-de-sac, and there are no less that 49 kids that are under the age of … [Read more...]

work with what ya got…

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Roadblocks. Change of plans. The road less traveled. Roll with it. Leave it. Let it go. This too shall pass. These are the mantras that have been tossing in my head for the past few days. Things don’t always go as you planned…because guess what…you have no clue what the plan is. This post could be about the weather…and how this winter is hitting us … [Read more...]

dear winter….you win

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White flag…flying high over here….You win Mother…..Winter (what did you think I was gonna say…keepin it clean my friends…)   I don’t want to make any more snow ice cream, angels or igloos (no….I haven’t…just sayin…) I love the snowy white pretty pictures in early December…and even sometimes in early January…but you have given me more … [Read more...]