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    Link Love

    July 7, 2013

    link love

    Hi, friends! Happy Sunday! Recently, I’ve stumbled upon a whole bunch of great links, so I decided to share them in a new feature on CNC called “Link Love.” It’s basically a round-up of articles, blog posts, websites, videos, etc. that I’m loving lately and thought you guys might like too. Here’s the first edition! […]


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    Good morning, friends! The other day, I read a statistic in Real Simple that 94% of pet owners talk to their animals as if they were human. It’s theorized that we chat with our pets because we believe they hear us better than anyone else does—even if the conversation is one-sided. We sense their regard […]



    Yesterday was a busy day at the Haupert household! Mal and I hosted a Mother’s Day lunch for my mom, sister (mom-to-be), and brother-in-law, Pat, and then Mal and Pat built a shed in our backyard. Oh, the fun of being a homeowner! About an hour before my family arrived at our house, Mal said […]


    Goals for 2013

    January 2, 2013


    Hi, friends! Since I recently reviewed my goals for 2012, I thought I’d blog about my goals for 2013. I’m not much of a resolution person (a year is a long time!), but I’m all about goals! With that said, here are my goals for 2013! My goals for 2013: Keep my colon healthy I […]


    Taking Down the Decorations

    December 26, 2012


    I can’t believe Christmas is already over. It seems like just yesterday I was blogging about how excited I was for the upcoming holiday season. I swear, Christmas comes quicker and quicker every year (despite embracing the sights and sounds earlier and earlier every year). Today, Mal and I spent the majority of the day […]



    Yay! I did it! I achieved my goal for the Paleo Challenge: 12 (consecutive) Kipping Pull-ups!!! Ok, so now that I achieved my goal for the Paleo Challenge, I’m officially cashing it in with the diet part of it. I was never super strict with the diet to begin with (hence, the peanut butter, French […]


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    Here’s another fun fact for you! $310 million The estimated amount Americans spent last year on Halloween costumes for their pets, according to the National Retail Federation. The most popular disguises for both dogs and cats: pumpkin, devil, hot dog, and bumblebee. [source: Real Simple, October 2012] Holy crap, that’s a lot of money! Ok, […]