Pugs + Teachers

Two things I really love in life: pugs and teachers— specifically Murphy and Mal! 😉



Serious pug love.


(Mal didn’t want to be on the blog today. :-?)


After my weirdo massage, I spent the afternoon catching up with emails and working on my various freelance articles for the week. While working away, I snacked on a Healthy Carrot Cake Power Scuffin. (It was really tough to do, but I saved the last scuffin for my husband! ;-))



For dinner, I whipped up a quick homemade pizza using a Boboli pizza crust, which I love despite what the nutrition panel says on the packaging. Hands down, Boboli is favorite pizza crust on the market. Just saying.


Tonight’s pizza toppings included: marinara sauce, lots of shredded cheddar, sliced turkey, and green bell pepper.


After eating a big slice of pizza, I enjoyed a small slice of toasted Fennel, Fig, and Flax Manna Bread with Barney Butter smeared on top. It hit the spot.


After dinner, Mal and I met up with a bunch of his teacher friends at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.


Umm… why have I never been to this place?!? It rules! 😀


The Union Brewhouse is a total dive bar, but the beer menu is amazing and the price is right! :mrgreen:

The food menu looked pretty decent, too. It’s your typical bar food, but with Buffalo Chicken Nachos on the menu!! I need to get my hands on them ASAP! 😉 And, there’s a patio out back. Seriously, why am I not here all of the time!?!


While at the Brewhouse, I ordered three beers, but drank only two of them. I started with the Ithaca Flower Power, which I tried back in May. I remember loving it, but, tonight, it was much too hoppy for my liking. 😕 Mal offered to drink my pint of Flower Power, so I ordered a Haverhill Whittier White instead. I liked this beer, but I didn’t love it. (I drank it anyway.) My final beer of the evening was a Berkshire Steel Rail Ale, which was medium-bodied, not too hoppy, and easily my favorite of the night. At least, I ended the evening on a high note! 😉


Drinking lots of water, making overnight oats, and then heading straight to bed.

G’night! 😀


  1. I just made some overnight oats as well. It seems as if I never want to make them at night when I am tired, but I always appreciate so much in the morning when I wake up and breakfast is ready and waiting.
    p.s. the pizza looks great!

  2. i <3 pugs too. my sisgter has one – we are always joking around she is so ugly that she's actually cute!!!

    I have almost the exact paint color on my master bedroom walls – i was scared of it at first, but now I absolutely love it!

  3. Your pizza looked delicious!
    Have you tried Trader Joe’s pizza dough?
    It comes in white or whole wheat and I think it is super yummy.
    If you find yourself at a Trader Joe’s, I highly recommend you give it a try. It just might give the Boboli a run for its money.

  4. The Brewhouse!!! Love that place! They have great beers and good bar food. If you drink all 100 beers (I think it’s that many…) you get a plaque!

  5. I love big beer menus at restaurants. I went to Publik House last year, per your suggestion, and was so excited to see their book-length beer menu!

    As always, Murphy pics are great! Is he going to be an Operation Beautiful cheerleader next week, too!? I hope so! 🙂

  6. Murphy is so cute!

    Ok, it’s official. Enough of just drooling over them. Time to get down to business…Must.make.scuffins this weekend! I have an abundance of zucchini though, think that would work?! I’m going to give it a whirl.

  7. Hi Tina! I know that you get bombarded with a million comments and emails…but I was wondering if you could tell me what that beautiful color on your walls is called!?!?! I know that it’s so off topic (nothing to do with pugs or teachers) but I love that color!

  8. Tina I just love Murphy! I am a beagle girl and have owned them all my life (just about) but would definitely consider getting a pug! Adorable. Thanks for posting the pics! They make my day!

  9. OMG!! I used to live in the apartments right next to the Brewhouse. I used to go there all the time. 🙂

  10. So I saw a couple walking TWO pugs yesterday, one of them looked like Murphy, and the other one was all black. I could not help but think of you guys! 🙂

  11. Boboli is definitely tasty, but I haven’ thad it in years because of the crazy chemical-filled list. I just don’t think I could enjoy it anymore!

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