What To Know Before Adopting Your First Pet #HeresToFirsts

Party Animal Matilda Pug

Adopting your first pet is another stage of adulting that can be exciting but freaky at the same time.  So, how do you determine if you’re really ready to take on the responsibility of a pet? Before we launch into that, as a momma of a pug and Boston terrier who were adopted from rescues,

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Going Across The Pond: Discovering The Truth Of Things You Need To Do

Shannyn in Dublin

My first day of solo travel in Dublin, Ireland in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. In September, while watching the Tudors on Netflix as background noise for another day of work at home, the feelings finally boiled over. I couldn’t figure out why I needed to go, I just needed to go.  It was as

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20 DIY Cocktail Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Mason Jar Cocktail Gift DIY

Cocktails in a mason jar- it’s an easy gift that can be truly savored by the recipient!  This roundup includes not only infused liqueurs, but also some fun recipes for cocktail accessories (like brandy cherries and homemade margarita salt) so you’ll be a hero no matter what you give! These cocktail mason jar gift ideas

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Simple Tricks To Cut Costs & Save Up For The Holidays (Starting Today!)

Simple Tricks To Cut Costs & Save Up For The Holidays (Starting Today!)

Okay, I’m typically pretty conflicted in talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving dinner has even been planned.  I grit my teeth when I see the Christmas trees going up at Target along side the Halloween decorations, and seriously- why did we have to see Santa making an appearance in TV commercials during October football games? Not.

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Inexpensive Recipes for a Fantastic Friendsgiving

Cranberry-Red-Pepper-Jelly-Dip

In between family dinners, out-of town visits and mundane conversations with cousins you haven’t seen since last year’s turkey roast, the holidays are all about hanging with your bloodline. Although you may love them to pieces, it’s much easier to keep sane when you spend some QT with your non-relative gang. A Friendsgiving celebration is

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