Hi, friends! Happy Friday! Just wanted to share some of the frequently asked questions that I receive from readers””maybe you’ve wanted to know the answers to them too””so here are my replies! Where are your headbands from? They’re from JUNK, and I frickin’ love them””obviously, since I wear them ALL the time. I like the Flex Tie in size regular. How do you eat your coconut butter? I lovvvveee the vanilla cake batter coconut butter from…

Hi, guys! This is an old post, but I’m reposting it on CNC since I get questions from time-to-time about how Murphy and I become a therapy dog team. I hope you find the information helpful and it inspires you and your favorite furry friend to become a therapy dog team too! People often ask me how my dog, Murphy, and I became a therapy dog team, and it actually wasn’t as difficult as you might…

Thanks again for all of your birthday wishes yesterday! I felt so loved receiving messages on many different modes of social media. Everywhere I looked yesterday, I saw birthday wishes and kind words, and it was awesome. Thanks, friends! My birthday started bright and early yesterday morning with presents… in bed. As soon as my alarm went off, Mal rolled over and told me Murphy had a present for me. Pugs are so thoughtful. Mal…

Hello, hello! Yesterday afternoon, Murphy and I went to the nearby senior home to make some pug visits. We hadn’t been in a couple of weeks, so everyone was especially excited to see us him. I mean, his pug face is ridiculously adorable after all. Speaking of therapy dogs, this story will melt your heart: Little Dog Does A Big Job In Oregon. (P.S. I want to own every pug ever.) Snacks After visiting, I…

Goooooood morning to you! I hope your day is off to a fabulous start!  So, this blog post is all over the place with all sorts of topics and randomness, but, hey, it might be kind of fun, right? Here we go. Snack I had a running date with Kerrie at 11:00 yesterday, so I made myself a snack beforehand. I was starting to get a little hungry, and I can’t exercise on an empty…

Yesterday afternoon, Murphy and I had a very special visit to make at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As you probably know, the MIT community has been through quite a lot lately, so when I received a request from Dog B.O.N.E.S. about visiting the campus, Murphy and I immediately jumped at the chance to make some people a little happier with his adorable pug face. On my drive to Cambridge, I saw this sign…

Hello, hello! The first part of yesterday afternoon was all about running errands. I received my sister’s baby shower invitations in the mail on Tuesday, so I addressed them and mailed them out yesterday afternoon. I also did a little shopping and bought a few things for our trip to Hawaii. Obviously, I needed a new purse and pair of wedges. While I was out shopping, I also picked up a Silicone Travel Tube that…

Alternate post title: “Secret Physique Hingham, Murphy Likes Cupcakes & My WODs Are In A CrossFit Magazine,” but I thought it was ridiculously too long. After breakfast yesterday morning, I headed to Secret Physique in Hingham to take my friend Chrissy’s class. She texted me on Tuesday night to see if I wanted to go since her husband was also taking the class. We’ve been trying to get together for a few weeks now, so…

Good afternoon, friends! After breakfast yesterday, I spent the rest of the morning work, work, working and then took a break for lunch around noon. The morning flew by, so I didn’t even realize it was lunchtime until my stomach started to grumble. Lunch On the menu for lunch: a leftover Italian “hot plate” with grated Parmesan cheese on top. Quick, easy, delicious, nutritious. Leftovers rule. Snack A little while later, I snacked on a…

Hello, hello! Yesterday, Murphy and I had our very first Therapy Dog visit and it went really well! Murphy was a natural. I’ll tell ya all about it right after I recap lunch. Lunch Lunch was a turkey burger (cut up) with sautéed mushrooms, peas, and chopped spinach with a big scoop of basil avocado. Remember when I had that delicious basil avocado on my tuna burger at Rustic Kitchen the other day? Well, I…

Does my post title remind anyone of the song “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by Cake? [image source] Ok, then”¦ Workout After breakfast yesterday morning, I headed to CrossFit for a workout. I was super sore from doing “Barbara” the day before, but a friend was making her big return to 781 and I really wanted to welcome her back and, of course, get our WOD on together, so I sucked it up and went. Yesterday’s workout…

Murphy has some exciting news to share this morning”¦ That’s right! My little pug-let is now a registered Therapy Dog! For the past three weeks, the two of us have attended classes to become a Therapy Dog Team with an organization called Dog B.O.N.E.S. During the sessions, I learned all about what it takes to become a Therapy Dog handler, and Murphy was exposed to environments similar to those that we may visit. I was…