How the FURminator Saved My Life

Don't laugh at me. I know the title is a bit dramatic, but seriously. Let me tell you a little story about our new babies and my new best friend the FURminator. Five months ago we adopted our first dog. Despite my husband's allergies, he finally caved (yay!). Einstein, a border collie/blue heeler mix, miraculously barely …

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The Handmaid’s Tale: My Thoughts

I was SO excited that season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale just came out on Hulu. I finished it in 2 days. And now I'm devastated. I'm in a show-hole. This is one of the few times I've actually watched a series (or movie for that matter) BEFORE reading the book. I've just ordered the book and …

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Exploring at home can be fun, too – Guide to traveling the Superstitions in Arizona

For the longest time, I wondered why the heck anyone would chose to move to the middle of the desert. Okay, I still wonder this sometimes, but I'm beginning to realize all that Arizona has to offer (besides 120 degree summers). Saving up to buy my first house took some scary sacrifices, one of them …

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Tips on International Travel and Japan

I was a nervous wreck to travel internationally for the first time. We decided to travel to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan for our honeymoon. Why big cities instead of some tropical beach or romantic European getaway? Just to be different, I guess. Well, also because Japan is prized for its technology, and we're nerds. I …

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