Cooking, Uncategorized

Bread Machines: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

admin / January 30, 2018

[Alternative title: Why I Want to Marry My Bread Machine] The other week, I was dropping off a load of donations at my local Goodwill, when I unexpectedly found my new soulmate: a bread machine.  I’ve had my eye out for one on and off for a while, but hadn’t been able to justify the splurge.  Now you might be…

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A Better You, Fit Fam

The Emotional Stages of Spin Class

admin / January 14, 2018

I’ve never been exactly what you’d call athletic; it was only recently (within the past few years) that I started enjoying running as an activity, and my newfound love for hiking is just that–newfound. But I’ve realized that I’m infinitely more motivated to exercise if I’m in a group or class setting. There’s something compelling about a preposterously fit man or…

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A Better You, Personal

Shrinking Your “But”=Increasing Your Happiness

admin / January 7, 2018

Let’s talk about buts. Not in the Sir Mix-A-Lot way, although that’s equally important on some levels.  No, I’m talking about buts, with one T. How many times a day do we say or think about buts? For me, it’s pretty much all the time.  You’re sitting at work, and a challenging but interesting project slides across your desk.  You know…

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Hiking

Hiking in New England: 2017 Recap, Part 2

admin / January 6, 2018

Happy New Year, friends! Somehow this week has gotten away from me. Between the festivities of New Year’s Eve and the chaos of our recent snow deluge (#bombcyclone, anyone?), I’m glad to finally have a chance to sit down and share part 2 of my 2017 hiking adventures. If you missed part 1, check it out here! As a sidebar–…

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Hiking, Personal

New Year’s Eve Hike and Resolutions

admin / December 31, 2017

It’s that time, friends! While everyone is scrambling to make New Year’s Resolutions that they may or may not keep, I spent my morning snuggled up with my friend’s pup, followed by a leisurely stroll-hike…strike? Setting goals is definitely important for personal/professional growth, but sometimes it’s nice to start by recognizing all the wonderful things you already have and the…

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Hiking

Hiking in New England: 2017 Recap, Part 1

admin / December 31, 2017

2017 was my first consistent year of hiking, camping, and travel; I only wish I had taken to writing down my adventures sooner! Nevertheless, New England offers incredible hiking and camping for the beginner to the experienced outdoorsman/woman. I feel pretty lucky to live in eastern Massachusetts, because there’s a bit of everything so close by! From rocky, winding beaches…

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Cooking

Tastebud Trial: Cooking with Tofu!

admin / December 29, 2017

I’m a mediocre vegetarian and a questionable chef. There, I said it, the truth is out. A little backstory, if you will. I decided to try limiting/eliminating my meat intake after watching a few health and environmental documentaries over the summer.  I have pets (which I’ll definitely talk more about later because they’re my children), and a soft spot for…

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Hiking

Where it all began

admin / December 27, 2017

Just shy of two years ago, I decided to go on a New Year’s Eve hike with a group of friends.  I didn’t own anything moderately resembling a hiking boot, and the most recent hike I had been on involved a Girl Scout trip at the ripe age of 8.  Nevertheless, I gathered my companions and set forth– it was…

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