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PUPdate: 8 Weeks Old

We adopted a land shark. Really though, Cody is in his puppy-biting-everything phase. I have the scars on my hands to prove it. Treats were a massive savior this week. I gave treats for everything and low and behold, Cody can sit now! He also “comes” about 65% of the time. That’s progress! Potty training is Cody’s strong suit. In two weeks, he has had only a handful of accidents and he actually goes to…
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PUPdate: 7 Weeks Old

We brought home our little nugget at 7 weeks old and for all the preparation we did, we still weren’t ready. It’s definitely one of those situations where someone can tell you something a million times but you never really understand until you’re in it. Our first week with Cody was nuts, to say the least. It was great to have a long weekend to launch our puppy-parent-ship. However, it was anything but restful. Having…
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Decorating Your Front Steps For Fall

There is something so very “New England” about front steps filled with mums and pumpkins. The pops of color catch your eye and compliment the changing leaves in the area. A warm September definitely brought an extended summer feeling, but now that it’s October, everything “fall” is fair game. Today I’m sharing how I decorated our front porch steps for fall, in case you were looking or a little inspiration! Shop Local… While I’m a…
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PUPdate: The First Night

I’m typing this as Cody naps. Man, oh man, do puppies sleep a lot. Otherwise it’s poop, play, and snuggle. Kind of a reasonable lifestyle if you ask me! Yesterday we picked up Cody in Hardwick, Vermont. We said thank you to our lovely breeder Harold and drove the hour to Ryan’s parent’s place in Chelsea. Cody showed a bit of distress in the car, but the moment we arrived, he was full of joy…

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Hi there! Thanks for being here. I'm an elementary school teacher from southern New Hampshire. When I'm not in the classroom, I'm trying out new recipes, renovating and decorating our home, reading, or exploring New England and beyond. You're more than welcome to tag along!

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A Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Glacier National Park

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write this blog post, but in my defense, I started a new school year just a day after this trip ended. Talk about a quick turn around! Ryan’s family and I flew out to Montana at the end of the summer to spend a week just outside of Glacier National Park. It was an incredible trip filled with great hikes, epic views, terrifying roadways, and Air…
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A Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Acadia National Park

I planned a lot for our trip to Acadia National Park and I mean a lot. For heaven’s sake, we were only going to be there two days- but I wanted to make sure I had everything handled. No surprises (cause that always works!) When planning our weekend getaway to Bar Harbor, we knew we wanted to hike Acadia. We chose to do a Saturday to Monday trip to try to avoid some of the…

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