Bear Muffin Nostalgia

When I was born, a friend of my mom’s brought over applesauce muffins — along with the recipe. These muffins quickly became a family favorite. Not only are they delicious (I’ve never met anyone — child or adult — who hasn’t liked them), but they’re also great for a family to have around. The batter […]

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An Olympic Debrief (From A Londoner!)

I met Rachel Garrett in kindergarten, when we began riding the school bus together to Rockbridge Elementary. Even though my family moved to Indiana when I was in 7th grade, Rachel and I have been able to stay in touch through the years, which I’ve been so thankful for. Both Rachel and I participated in […]

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An Olympic Wrap-Up

The Triple X Olympics (okay, 30th Olympics) ended today! I can’t believe they’ve already come and gone. Some (mostly) non-sports related things I’ll remember from these games: The adorable Gabby Douglas, who I’ve decided looks like she could easily be Oprah’s daughter: Lolo Jones’ amusing Twitter interactions with Rashida Jones (they really do look quite […]

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C’Mon, Sonic: Quit Copying Cook-Out

Last year, when Kevin and I began letting friends and family know we were planning to move to North Carolina, advice and recommendations began flooding in from those familiar with the state. One tip I heard again and again was that Cook-Out was a restaurant I absolutely had to try. (I’d been once, on the […]

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Best Olympics-Related Commercials So Far

Happy July 26, friends! (That’s right — July 26. Meaning it’s 2012 Summer Olympics Eve!) In honor of this sacred occasion, I thought I’d share some of the best Olympic-themed commercials I’ve seen so far. (I know we’ll be introduced to many more during the actual games, so this is a warm-up of sorts.): “Hopeful” […]

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