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Dirt

I smelled dirt when I stepped out of my car onto the driveway one evening last week. It was the first time I’d smelled that smell since fall. It smelled sweet and delicious. It snapped me right out of the end-of-winter slump and into full-on garden planning mode. We just moved into our first house […]

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Taxes and Philanthropy

Merriam-Webster defines philanthropy as this: goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially: active effort to promote human welfare. Tax season doesn’t usually inspire me to think about philanthropy, but this year it was just a nice reminder to see the pile of gifts we made in 2012 that I handed over to our CPA (Olga Briggs, […]

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High Heels, Horse Drawn Carriages and More!

Marc Johnson Driving Clinic You just never know when you’re going to need to know how to drive a horse and carriage, so why not head over to Touchstone Farm in Temple this weekend for a lesson with experienced driver, Marc Johnson. The Marc Johnson Driving Clinic is happening all weekend, April 5 – April […]

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For the four-legged love of your life

If you haven’t yet figured it out, my life pretty much revolves around my dog. Sorry I’m not sorry. Well, yesterday was his first birthday (huge deal). I spent some time leading up to the big day trying to find dog-friendly cupcakes- pupcakes, if you will. I could’t find any local bakers so I resorted […]

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Spring is Sweeter with Maple Sugar

I have mentioned before that I grew up on a farm in East Conway, NH. On my family’s farm, we had all of the typical things you’d expect to find: a barn, cows, a silo, tractors, bales of hay, chickens, a couple horses… But one of my favorite things was the sugar house (my brother and […]

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Why you should look forward to spring cleaning.

Spring cleaning takes on so many different meanings for different people. For some it is emptying out an entire year’s worth of e-mails from their inbox, for some it is unloading all of the junk they have accumulated during the winter, and to others it’s a fresh start to another great summer! To me it’s […]

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Spring Mania hits Attitash and Movies come to Monadnock

Monadnock International Film Festival Starting Thursday, April 4 at 5pm, the Monadnock International Film Festival will kick off a weekend of celebrating the arts at the Colonial Theater in Keene. The festival focuses on bringing movies and their filmmakers to New England.  With feature length films as well as shorts, this festival covers international, national […]

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Searching for Spots

One of the perks about my job is the ability to work remotely. You’re jealous, I know. Infrequently I’ll work from home with my coworkers that have four legs and whiskers. However working from home comes with distractions so I’m always on the search for great, new spots in the Concord/Manchester area. One of the […]

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Lone Wolf

Ever since I can remember my Grandmother or my parents always read to us kids each night and once I became an independent reader I couldn’t put a book down until I was finished! I went through series such as Amelia Bedelia, The Babysitter’s Club, Encyclopedia Brown and my all time favorite the Little House […]