Adopt some puppy love

Frankie Snuggle

I Want a Puppy! For years, I have been asking for a puppy. Like an annoying child, I would bring getting a dog up in any conversation I could. The hubs would say things like “Does this sweater match my jacket?” My response would be, “Kind of but you know what would really match that jacket? A puppy.” We did this dance for a very long time. Then magic happened and I was lucky to secure a new job which allowed me to work from home. We decided it was time. I was naive. I thought I would do a […]

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Disney World for Adults

When the reality sets in that you are about to hit a new decade, there are many emotions that you experience. I was certain that celebrating my big 4-0 was going to be on my terms. I wanted to play and feel like a child. I mentioned that I wanted to go to Universal Studios to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the hubs surprised me with a week’s vacation in Orlando. Not only did we get to celebrate my birthday but we also got to celebrate our 2nd anniversary! I hadn’t been to Disney since my Up […]

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Spread the positive vibes

2009 was no party. 2009 was a rough year. I’m not sure If I can even remember all the happened at this point but for me and the hubs, we hit all of the bumps in the road. Actually, they were more like mountains. It was a hard year and one I would rather not go through again. I handled it like a champ. I would get up every day, survive on a liquid diet of coffee, water, and vodka and then run away from everything for as long as I could. The hubs, on the other hand, he wrote […]

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My favorite spring things

Cryotherapy

Ah Spring! A time of renewal. The time of year when we peel away the layers and expose what’s underneath. We rush to the gym, obsessively clean, and breathe the fresh air until allergies take over. The past few months have been rainy. Perhaps symbolic of washing away the old and ringing in the new. Summer is right around the corner so before it is too late I wanted to share some of my favorite finds this spring!

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My Household Inventory

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For the past two years I’ve been obsessively keeping a household inventory on a spreadsheet. The list contains every product we use in our household from face soap to toilet paper. It includes vitamins, beauty products, cleaners, paper products, and every filter it takes to keep our household running. I can tell you how much we use it every product in a 30 day span and I’m very proud of that. It helps with budgeting and it also helps me see when were being excessive.

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Nationality, DNA, and Roots

Jodie and Dad

50/50. Growing up in a small town located in the Northeast section of Pennsylvania, ethnicity and nationality defined you. If you were Italian, you lived in the Italian section and went to the Italian church. Growing up in an Italian American home meant fried meatballs every Sunday, seven fishes on Christmas Eve, and knowing all the Italian curse words. It was the culture I was nurtured in and the culture that raised me. I ate ricotta cheese for a snack and tomatoes picked from our garden just like an apple. My grandmother prayed to her saints and always kept a scapular […]

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