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Breakfast Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

Breakfast Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

I did a thing this morning! As most of you, I scan Pinterest and Instagram for daily inspiration. I’ve seen pictures of smoothie bowls and they are beautiful! Some of them actually look too pretty to eat. But, this morning I decided that I needed a little change from my normal protein shake. Yes, I try to change those up everyday. I switch between the chocolate and vanilla pretty consistently and, thank you Arbonne, we even have a Cake Mix…

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What Will Your “After” Look Like?

What Will Your “After” Look Like?

I never dreamt that I would be posting a picture of me on the Internet with a before/after shot at the age of 50. I had been the same weight for oh, I don’t know, about 25 years! I had tried every diet out there…Weight Watchers, Atkins, Trim Healthy Mama, Shred…I could go on! I never lost enough, or kept it off, to warrant an “after” picture. That was until now!  Back in November of 2017, I was introduced to…

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Tourist in My Own Town

Tourist in My Own Town

Having recently moved to New England from Northeast Ohio I feel like I’m perpetually on vacation. There is so much to see and explore. Moving from one state to another is a big deal for anyone but moving to an area so rich in history is a bonus! I explored the downtown Boston area quite a bit last fall so I’m sharing a few of my favorite finds here and I hope to revisit all of them again soon! First…

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Castle On A Hill

Castle On A Hill

Yesterday a friend told me that there was an abandoned castle in the next town over in Groton, MA, called Bancroft Castle. You heard me correctly, a castle! It took me less than 24 hours and I was loading up the dogs and away we went. Thankful for a sunny day, I couldn’t wait to be on my way to find this castle in the middle of Massachusetts. I didn’t bother with looking up the history of the castle before…

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New York City With Pups

New York City With Pups

You may think taking your dogs with you to New York City is crazy and you may be right but I did it! I wouldn’t recommend doing it if you are going to be there for an extended period of time. I was just there for a couple of days so we did a lot of walking around, eating take out and having coffees in the parks. Finding a hotel that allows dogs is another challenge but there are some…

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Out and About in Christchurch, New Zealand

Out and About in Christchurch, New Zealand

When I first started researching our trip to New Zealand I quickly realized that one week was nowhere near enough time to see it all. New Zealand is made up of a north and south island and even though they look tiny on a map don’t be fooled! You can drive for hours. Our flight from Sydney, Australia took us to Christchurch where we stayed in a lovely Bed & Breakfast. We stayed a week and explored the area all…

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Maple Syrup in New England

Maple Syrup in New England

Traveling to faraway places is always on my radar but I also love being a tourist in my own town. I’m keeping this blog post close to home…Mason, New Hampshire, to be exact! The end of February into March is usually when the sap starts flowing from the maple trees and the sugar house’s get busy making that dark, delectable liquid we love to drizzle (or drown) our waffles and pancakes in. Having never been to a sugar house I…

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What to see in Sydney, Australia on Your First Visit

What to see in Sydney, Australia on Your First Visit

Sydney, Australia Our first trip to Sydney, Australia was a bit overwhelming when it came to planning. Australia has so much to see and do. It really depends on what type of vacation you are going for. We knew that we only had a few days in Sydney so we were going to try to see as much of the city as possible and hit all of the highlights. The Rocks When you are looking for a hotel you will…

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Hello San Francisco!

Hello San Francisco!

It’s amazing to me that my first Blog post would be about a trip to Australia and New Zealand but it is! We got to go on this amazing adventure in December and let me tell you, it was everything  I was expecting and more. We went on this trip to see our niece graduate from her Master’s program that she completed at the University of Canterbury. Now you may wonder why we would travel all the way to New…

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