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Otter Fun

Short post today because we’re expecting company and we need to finish the tidying of the apartment. This happy otter put on quite a show for us at the Monterey Bay Aquarium during our visit in July. D and I love aquariums so we love to visit them when we travel. A little tip for read more

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Happy Halloween

We’re not doing anything for Halloween this year (we’re staying home and cleaning the apartment since D’s parents are coming to visit tomorrow) but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share our birthday-cat’s Halloween costume: She hates it. Hates. It is kind of funny how defeated she looks when I put it on. Lest you read more

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One of my 101 in 1001 goals was to blog for 28 consecutive days. Well, I’ve decided to tackle that goal and will be participating in NaBloPoMo. In order to come up with content, I think I’ll be focusing some days into themes: Monday Musings – in which I will reflect on something I’ve read read more


In the Fall, We Preserve

The weather has been perfectly fall lately, if a little dry. A couple of weeks ago we took a drive out to pick up some apples for applesauce and apple butter, and since then I’ve been drying apples in my impulsively purchased Ronco Food Dehydrator. This weekend we’re off to get some pears for dried read more



One of the perks of working from home is that, well, I’m home. Which means I can start my day by mixing up a loaf of bread, time my breaks right and have a piping hot loaf by the time my husband comes home for dinner. Today? It was a loaf of eggy challah bread, read more