End of Winter Survival Guide for Your Dog

I like winter, but it can be tough. Between frigid temperatures, crazy winds and multiple stomach flus, it seems like we’ve been stuck inside for months. And unfortunately, the family member it’s hardest on is Ruby, our four-year-old goldendoodle. Sometimes… most times… there’s just no time/energy/space left for her after the overwhelming responsibility of taking care of two small children all day, especially when they’re sick, and when it’s too cold to take the kids out for a walk, well, that means Ruby doesn’t get a walk either. Poor Ruby! Luckily for all of us, she’s a pretty lazy dog… Read More

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Everything We’ve Learned About Flood Insurance

I’m no fool. I know why most of you come to this blog. You can pretend you’re here for Kerry’s design ideas, but let’s be real: you’re here for the flood insurance talk. You’ve been waiting, for years, for me to really open the floodgates about flood insurance. Well today is your lucky day. In all seriousness, I know this blog post might be pretty narrow in scope. Most people will never have to worry about flood insurance. We never thought we would either. But in the process of purchasing the cabin, we learned a LOT about it, and we… Read More

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The Easiest Mocha Latte in a Vitamix

Funny story: a couple years ago Andy’s new boss’s boss — the big boss — invited him to get a coffee. They walked over to a Starbucks near the office and when the boss asked Andy what he wanted, Andy said, “oh nothing… I just had an apple juice at my desk.” Oh, Andy, are you 12?? Then the boss proceeded to sit at a table to drink his coffee and chat, while Andy sat there with… nothing. SO AWKWARD!! The hilarious story has taken on legendary status around Andy’s office now, haha! Needless to say, Andy immediately made it… Read More

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