Happy Birthday to My Zooey!

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I thought today was a good day to post these, seeing how it’s Zooey first birthday! Yup, today, October 16th, my baby girl turns one. The vet told me something the other day at Zooey’s last appointment about how she’ll always have that adorable puppy face. That made me smile because, gosh, she’s just the cutest.

To our dear Zooey. As crazy and energetic and demanding as you are, as annoying as you can be, no matter how many socks and sweatshirts you chew, no matter how early you jump on our bed in the morning, you are still the sweetest. Whether you’re pouncing at your toys like a cat, army crawling from the foot of our bed to our pillows in the morning, doing flips in the air because you just cannot contain your excitement, running full speed just to get other pups to chase you at the dog park, sleeping arms outstretched in the air, legs wide open and usually in my arms, you manage to make us laugh every darn day. You’ve brought an indescribable joy to our lives. Thank you for making us a family.

Happy birthday (or Yappy Barkday, as your giant cookie says)!

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Friday Delight: 03

Fall-Leaves Hello there friends and cheers to Friday! I’m super excited for the weekend. How ’bout you? It’s going to be a pretty laid-back one for us. Some shopping for the house and a day at the Garlic and Harvest Festival just a short, scenic drive from us. Garlic Festival… doesn’t that sound like heaven? We’ve been meaning to go for a couple years now and never seem to make it. Hopefully nothing stops us tomorrow! Have a great weekend, and here’s a few links from around the web I’ve been loving lately…

An oldie but a goodie… a Travel + Leisure article on how to become a travel writer.

A cool blog post by fashion designer, Ellen Mirojnick on our mad, mad world.

Children Will Inherit the Earth; Here’s How We Can Make Sure They’re Prepared.

Melyssa of The Nectar Collective gives us six fabulous ways to grow your business using Twitter.

This gray leather tote is calling my name.

Image by Sarah Wheeler via Instagram & iPhone ( @sarahannwheeler )
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Fall Day Second Edition

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset Last year, we began this fun tradition with some of our very best friends. We call it Fall Day, and it’s pretty much what the name insinuates. So last weekend, we all gathered to celebrate what autumn in New England is all about.

We started out apple picking at our favorite local orchard, then came back to our house for a day of all things fall. We watched football while baking pies, sipped mulled cider and pumpkin beers, ate pulled pork mac and cheese and apple cider donut bread pudding, played card games outside on the deck. Then once the chill of autumn evenings began to set in, we made a pot of coffee, wrapped ourselves in blankets, sat around the living room and played more cards. It’s a tradition I really hope never goes away because it’s just so good. These friends of mine are so good.

All photos are iPhone.

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