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what’s trending on pinterest? | a focus on health & wellness

hey gang!  i decided to do something a bit different today.  given everything that’s going on in the world, i went over to Pinterest to see what the trending topics were.  i just wanted to know what people are talking about—what they’re thinking about and focused on—given the changing landscape. …

street taco friday | mexican beer cocktail | fridays with oscar

as we close another week, i hope you have been digging into some long put-off household projects and tasks. now is the perfect time to do just that. it feels good to clean out the garage, the cupboards, the basement and just generally spring clean. having these things done before…

a day in the life | my front porch refresh

hello thursday! it’s time to grab a cup of coffee, iced tea, or glass of wine depending on what time of day you’re reading this post. ‘cuz we’re taking a tour of the front porch. yep, i hauled the leaf blower out of storage and dusted my hose off to…

staying healthy and fit by walking while maintaining social distancing

with shelter in-place orders in-place, it can be extremely difficult to stay active.  not only can we not frequent our gyms nor our normal places of exercise, but often there’s a temptation to stay inside and just watch the news.  staying informed is important, but maintaining our fitness and focusing…

top 5 favorite cocktails | the great american takeout

today is The Great American Takeout 2.  it’s a social media push to support local restaurants, eateries, and beverage stores that have off-premise/curbside offerings.  given that most the country—and world—is effectively shut down, assuming you safely can, it’s so important right now to support our local businesses.  to that end,…

is it time for a drink yet? | fridays with oscar

well gang, here we are at the end of what was a decidedly challenging week.  is it time for a drink?  yes.  yes it is.  we don’t know how long the “new normal” is going to last, and i totally get that not only staying but also working from home…