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Hello! How is your week going? We are preparing for a big snow storm tonight which means the kids are hoping for a snow day tomorrow. I love snow days but we are also in the midst of planning for our next photo class and I also have some other work deadlines so I have mixed feelings…Working with kids home always sounds like an okay idea in theory, but doesn’t usually work out very well!


What are you listening to? 

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I am still on quite the true crime podcast kick and am deep into The Teacher’s Pet. If you are looking for a comprehensive list of other true crime podcast recommendations this article from Buzzfeed was super helpful.

Currently Watching:

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I am not watching anything currently but I am excited for March when the new documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed comes out. Like many people, Serial was the first podcast I ever listened to and I think it is the ONLY podcast Lucas has ever listened to…so we are excited to watch this documentary together!

Currently making:

Chicken Tortilla Casserole! This was one of our go-to dinners when we first got married and we still love it! It is a great one pot meal and it just delicious.

Currently loving: 

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We are big fans of baths around here and this makes the best bubbles and smells amazing! I found it at Target but it is available online too.

Currently planning:

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We are adding another class to our workshop lineup and will be teaching our first photo organization class called Your Life, Your Memories, next week! We will be discussing, culling, organizing, storing and printing your images and I can’t wait. ❤

Currently Excited About: 

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Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal to us as a couple…Now that we have kids that really understand it (and get way into it at school) we have a new appreciation for the holiday and it is a fun excuse to celebrate. We have plans to have take-out sushi for dinner and hopefully a delicious treat like these amazing cookies from Klinger’s Bakery.  I also like heart anything so it’s always another great reason to break those out…like my Pure Barre heart socks. ❤ ❤ ❤

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I hope you have a great rest of your Tuesday! xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Talk Tuesday | Currently…

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Good morning! I hope your week is off to a good start. My last week was busy with work obligations which always makes everything else harder to fit it. I have been feeling like a little bit of a slacker with reading. I love having a book blog but I do have a hard time not feeling the pressure to constantly share new books. I want it to be authentic and with that comes times when I have more to share and sometimes less. 🙂

I have been doing some “pleasure reading” the last few days and it’s always nice to just read to escape for a bit. I am currently reading Class Mom by Laurie Gelman and it is super funny and totally relatable as a mom of kids in school. Have you read it? She has a new one coming out this summer called You’ve Been Volunteered so I thought this was good motivation to finish her first one.

If you are looking for more suggestions or more varied recommendations, I would recommend checking in here on Fridays. If you haven’t seen it already, I have a friend book recommendation series, The Nightstand Series, and I am hoping it offers some new viewpoints for both different genres and also a new perspective.

Kristy’s Recommendations

Emily’s Recommendations

Molly’s Recommendations


What are you listening to?

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I am up to date on The Cold Podcast and I am now listening to The Happy Face Podcast, another true crime one. This one is about Melissa, who is the daughter of a serial killer. I know these kinds of things are not for everyone but I really find it interesting to hear about the history of people and what kinds of things might have happened in their early lives and how it affects them today.

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I am planning on listening to Believed next. “How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It’s a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It’s also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.”

What are you watching? 

I am actually watching something! Last night we started the Ted Bundy Tapes. Documentaries are one of my favorite things to watch, which I suppose is why I enjoy listening to true crime podcast series as well. Is anyone else watching this?

What are you eating? 

On Sunday I tried out a new recipe for Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup.  It was a little time consuming so it would be better for a weekend meal but you should try it out. It was amazingly delicious and made easier by starting with a rotisserie chicken that you then use to make the broth (why it tasted like you cooked it all day).  It was the perfect winter comfort food and very filling. We had it again last night as leftovers and it was even better then! I couldn’t find the noodles she suggested but these are available at our local grocery store and were perfect and didn’t get soggy at all which I think is why she suggests using heartier noodles.

What are you wearing?

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Same old same old over here. I do love winter clothing. There is nothing better to me than a pair of jeans and a comfy sweatshirt and cozy socks. I loved being at our photography class the other day and looking around the room…almost everyone in there was wearing darn tough socks too, real Vermonters know how to dress for the weather. 😉

What are you looking forward to?

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We have a weekend with no plans and I can’t wait! We are planning on doing some ice skating, making a bonfire and making some tasty apps for the Superbowl. I am not a fan of football but I do love party food!

I hope you have a great rest of your day. ❤

 

Coffee Talk Tuesday | Currently…

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Good afternoon! Is anyone else forgetting which day of the week it is? The kids had a long weekend from school for MLK Day and I have been feeling confused all day…It also means trying to fit everything into a 4 day work week which usually means there is a lot of juggling going on…

With the holiday break just a few weeks ago and a random snow day, I really am looking forward to having a full week of school at some point soon…Figuring out how to juggle work and kids in school is a constant challenge as their schedules and mine are somewhat inconsistent but it is a work in progress!

Yesterday we embraced the day off with negative degree temperatures and had a playdate with some school friends. We are at the age where play dates consist of the kids playing (in another room) and us moms chatting, which is the best! We had many years of not even being able to have a full conversation so I totally appreciate this so much now.

What are you listening to? 

I have been taking a little break from audio books and have been binging on true crime podcasts after getting some awesome suggestions last week on my Instagram post.  I listened to Bear Brook Podcast which was just fascinating and I am just a few episodes into The Cold Podcast.

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What are you watching? Nothing right now.

What are you eating?

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I am obsessed with this strawberry licorice, it is amazing, and addicting. I made the mistake of keeping it at my office desk, and it didn’t last long…

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I am also going to a cocktail making class tonight! I currently only know how to make one cocktail so I am really hoping to expand my horizons a little.

What are you wearing?

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I am loving my UGG boots. They are super warm and cozy and make the perfect “commuter’ boot. I think they are super cute and perfect for getting around town when I don’t want to wear my huge Bogs winter boots. Winter is long here and having winter shoes you love makes such a big difference!

What are you looking forward to?

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We are teaching our first 2019 YLYC class this weekend and I can’t wait to meet everyone! Teaching is one of my very favorite parts of my work and I always get excited about meeting a new group of photography friends when we teach our beginner class. We have quite the class lineup this winter and spring and it is exciting to think about how much our classes have grown and being able to watch so many amazing photographers blossom in the process.

I hope you are having a great start to your week. ❤

Coffee Talk Tuesday | Currently…

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Good morning! What is your coffee order? I am sipping my regular coffee with half and half right now but if I get coffee out I will almost always get a latte…and I don’t add anything to it unless they have maple syrup and then I just have to!

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I thought it would be fun to do a “what’s going on right now” post so here goes…
What are you listening to?
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I am currently up to date on the Broken Harts podcast and a new one comes out today. It is so tragic but also really great journalism and I am appreciating the full look at this heartbreaking story.
What are you watching?
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I am not watching anything currently but if you haven’t watched Escape at Dannemora, yet, you have to! We watched it over Christmas break and it was so good.
What are you eating?
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Well, I am obviously having a Perfect Bar for breakfast because I am a creature of habit..but last night we made Pho Ga (Chicken Pho) in our instant pot and it was soooo good. We rarely use our instant pot for anything else but it is still worth it because it is amazing! I am hoping to try the sous vide egg bites in there soon and I will keep you updated!
What are you wearing? 

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I am so into cowl neck sweatshirts/tunics, they are cozy and are perfect to wear with jeans or yoga pants which really are the things I ever wear. Yay for a job where I can wear casual clothing!
What are you looking forward to?
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We have book club this week and we will be discussing Michelle Obama’s book Becoming! I can’t wait!
 Feel free to join in, I would love to hear your answers! ❤