Griffin vs. (Deflated) Volleyball

September 8, 2012

We had some of Matt’s family over last night to celebrate (my sister-in-law) Erin’s last night home. She’s moving out to Denver to live and we had some very minor set-up to attend to before 30+ people strolled in for a bonfire. It was very low key with the exception of our psycho dog. Every time we set up for parties, Griffin goes bat sh*t crazy. He runs around – whimpering, tearing circles around the picnic table – trying to draw our attention away from the task at hand and onto him by any means necessary.

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Happy belated Easter!

April 9, 2012

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to you! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I had a little slot of time Easter morning before we headed down to my parents and I took advantage of it so I could relax bake. Griffin, however, relaxed all morning. When he heard the camera through the back window, he perked up, but only momentarily. But back to my morning. When I said I had to “bake” before, please know I use that term veerrrrrry loosely because in fact, I picked a dessert recipe to bring to my mother’s that required NO baking.

#Spring #Cooking #Griffin

I spy ___________

March 28, 2012

You’ve already heard my whole spiel here about how I love spring. “Blah blah” you’re saying… “we get it, move on to your next house project…” BUT FIRST (dun dun dun) a game of I Spy… Matt and I were running Griff around the backyard tonight after work and during a yard lap, Matt asked me if I saw what he saw in the back woods. Do you see it?

#Spring #Griffin #Backyard Livin'

Milk was a bad choice...*

June 21, 2012

HAPPY SUMMER! New England has welcomed the season of bathing suits and BBQs with an onslaught of 100+ degree heat and brutal (baarrruuuutal) humidity. As I’m writing this, it’s 84 degrees, with a “real feel” of 89 degrees and off-the-charts humidity. It’s 10:00pm, people. That’s just too damn hot. Seeing as our house was built in 1875, it’s safe to say we are roughing it. No A/C, baby. We’re so old school.

#Griffin #Summer #Weather

The show down...

June 2, 2012

While I was hustling and bustling around the house this rainy Saturday, I paused to take this shot of Griff giving the ol’ stare down to an intruder in his space. This deer is actually in the neighbor’s yard (note the overgrown weeds along the stream…yikes) but Griff is protective of anything within eye and earshot. Classic.

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The things I do...

April 27, 2012

Griffin has become quite accustomed to my baking him fresh dog treats. The spoiled brat! Why yes, yes, I do give in to his demands. Come on, he looks like this. I made 54 of those bad boys the other night. I have a quick (under a half hour) and easy (4 ingredients) recipe of whole wheat flour, all-natural peanut butter, milk and baking powder — they are so much better for him than treats from the store, and way cheaper, too.

#Griffin #Cooking

Weekend Recap: Bonfires, Brews and Ball(s)

September 9, 2012

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! We had some crazy weather come through on Saturday but today seems to be the start of a string of nice days. I’ll take 75 and sunny all year long, please. Order up! We kicked off the weekend using our little homemade fire pit which is comprised of alternating bricks stacked in a square shape. It boasts the awesome price tag of $0 - the previous owners left a pallet of bricks for which we had no use.

#Backyard Livin' #Friends #Summer #Griffin