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Author: Christen

Exploring MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.

The girls and I had a surprise visitor this weekend! Trevor was able to make it home from Louisiana for a quick visit. We had rain pretty much all weekend so I had already made plans with my sister-in-law Kelly and niece Georgia to hit up MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) so we met up with them Sunday.  I’ve lived in the Capital Region since 1999 and had never made the trip to MASS MoCA before. The place is massive (seriously, you get a ton of steps in and it kind of felt like a workout by the...

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Update and keeping it positive this spring

It’s weird that I don’t really expect when I’m going to need to take a step back here from the blog. I feel like the tail end of winter really knocked us down. Hadley and I got a nasty stomach bug and we were both living on the couch for almost a week – and then not eating real food for quite some time after that.  We’re all back heathy, but we’re still plagued by one thing and that’s just the ever-present life of Trevor’s work travel. I don’t think I could ever sugarcoat how hard it can be...

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Irish Brown Bread

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and a big TGIF! This Irish Brown Bread recipe is perfect for any celebration you’ve got going on today. The best thing – there’s no yeast – so no guesswork on if things are going to work out. It’s a very simple bread recipe to serve alongside your favorite corned beef and cabbage recipe or a great bowl of soup to get through this never-ending winter. The girls and I are coming to the end of our girls-only two week span and we’ll definitely be celebrating Trevor’s return on Saturday. Its been a long couple...

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Apple Walnut Hand Pies

So this is just a few days late for Pi Day, but that’s what you get with a massive fever/cold illness and Stella the Blizzard. This week has literally been no joke. We topped off at just about 18 inches of snow in 24 hours, and another 8 hours spent watching movies. I could barely leave the couch so our snow day wasn’t about real meaningful parenting. The good news is that my fever broke and life is getting back to normal!  These little hand pies are super cute, but also perfect if you want a little bit of a pie...

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Weekend Recap and Update

Hey there! That weekend and this week has seriously gotten away from me! I had such great plans for posts this week, and it seems like life is seriously getting in the way! We had a super fun weekend until about 3 p.m. Saturday when I realized that I had a fever and was coming down with something. Since then, I’ve pretty much been laid up on the couch, trying to care for the girls solo while Trevor’s in Louisiana and now Stella is slamming our house with a ton of snow. I pumped them full of funfetti pancakes...

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