Farewell, Sweet Nina

Farewell, Sweet Nina

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This is a really tough one to share, friends. Just before Christmas, we said goodbye to our girl Nina. As she went, my heart broke into a million pieces. At the time, I wasn’t ready to write this post although I did share on Instagram and the outpouring of love and support helped so much in those first few days as we grieved. Nina was my sidekick and partner in crime for 12 years. She had the kindest eyes and …

16 Favorite Posts from 2016

16 Favorite Posts from 2016

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Happy Monday and happy New Year, friends! After unexpectedly taking some extra time off last week to try and finally lick the insanely intense cold/sinus infection/plague that I came down with just before the holidays (more on that soon), I am officially working on getting back in the swing of things this week. In the end, I spent so much of the holidays sick that I never got around to baking cookies or watching half of my Christmas movie must-watch list, …

A New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

A New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

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In our town going out for Bloody Marys is a longstanding New Year’s Day tradition to the point where some folks skip New Year’s Eve festivities entirely in order to better partake in the Bloody Marys. Inspired by that tradition, today I’ve teamed up with my friends at Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza (formerly Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza) to create this epic Bloody …