dress code downgrade. an open letter to Starbucks

You know how, when you’re a kid you learn the unspoken rule that you are allowed to say whatever you want about your family members, but an outsider making a comment was unacceptable?  Because you know it is coming from some kind of place of love, even if at the time you’re annoyed AF? Well, […]

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my “aha!” moment.

Happy hump day everyone!  I am sitting outside Starbucks baking in the sun pretending I’m still in Florida, and not suffering through the depression that tends to follow a vacation. The last time we went down to Florida with Anthony’s family was July 2014, and I had a very similar internal episode where I couldn’t handle […]

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Greetings from sunny Florida!

Happy Friday!  We are finally in Florida, and on day two of vacation!  Just wanted to check in super quick and give a shout out to my amazing husband who gave me the biggest early birthday surprise on Thursday night. Long story short, he has a knack for sneaking around and surprising me.  Back in […]

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let it be

I find that as of late, my free time is sandwiched between trips.  There was my trip home last week, we leave for Florida this week, and then the first week of August it’s back to the east coast for me for a business convention.  While I am looking forward to all of it, I […]

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how can we not talk about family when family’s all that we got..

Happy Monday everyone!  I’m back in the dairyland after a quick but awesome weekend with the fam dam back home in Connecticut! The highlight of the weekend would have to be, hands down, finding out that my now two-year-old peanut of a niece actually knows who I am. Moving to Wisconsin was hard in general, […]

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delayover©- n.- delayed layover.

Well, I can check another goal off my list of adulthood requirements.  I have officially flown alone.  Something I never thought I would do.  Back pre-Dairyland, I was kind of a giant wimp.  I didn’t think nor know that I was, but in hindsight, oh yeah.  I definitely was.  I didn’t really travel very far by […]

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travel day anxieties

Today is the day I sneak home to Connecticut for my niece’s birthday party this Saturday. Some people know I’m coming, but my mom doesn’t. Luckily, she doesn’t know I blog either. 😜 Normally I probably wouldn’t fly solo to Connecticut for a random weekend, but since it’s the little peanut’s birthday party, and it’s […]

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happy birthday, bean!

Two years ago today, I became an aunt for the third time, but it felt like the first time. If we are getting technical, I have three nieces.  I think.  My older half sister has a daughter who is 15.  She is my niece by blood, but I was super young when she was born, […]

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