Friends / Family

Amanda’s Elephant-Tastic Baby Shower

April 12, 2011
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My friend Randi and I recently co-planned a baby shower for my cousin Amanda. After we decided on a cute and cuddly elephant based invitation it was my job to find a cake and favors for the guests. I knew right away that I wanted my friend Carrie to design a special cookie for the […]

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Grandpa Kelly: TV Star

January 16, 2011

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com On Friday afternoon I received an email from Erin Bried, the author of How to Build a Fire and Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew. Erin had been tapped to appear on a segment of the weekend television program Fox and Friends and she asked two of the local […]

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Cape Cod Popcorn

July 6, 2009
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There’s a home movie of me swirling around my family that unfortunately only exists on a VHS tape or I’d happily share it with you. Don’t worry there isn’t any night vision or scantily clad D list celebrities in it. It’s simply several very amusing takes of me around 7 or 8 years of age […]

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Meeting Carrie

June 15, 2009
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On Friday afternoon I finally got to meet the one and only Carrie when she dropped by for a short visit. We squealed and hugged when I let her in my building. She commented on how tall I was. I admired her funky glasses. It was simply a fabulous first encounter. Carrie came bearing gifts […]

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Happy Birthday Gram! A Guest Post of Sorts

June 11, 2009
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This is one of my favorite photographs of my grandmother and I. Look! It’s my natural hair color. Amazing… Anyway, today is my grandmother’s birthday. Happy Birthday Gram! Now she doesn’t own a computer and still uses a camera that holds actual film which has to be developed at the drugstore but she always takes […]

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Raised Doughnuts: Raising the Roof with Mom

December 29, 2008
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The weekend before Christmas I went home to Maine in order to spend an early holiday with my family. Sunday morning, after the presents had been opened and the Eggnog Milkshakes thoroughly enjoyed, my mom and I decided to make her drop-dead delicious Raised Doughnuts. This kitchen adventure was particularly special because my mom hasn’t […]

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Grammy Eggs

April 23, 2008

My grandmother has chickens and they live a fabulous Disney-esq life full of table scraps, grain, and white bread complete with a fancy chicken coop and a big grassy area to run around in. In general these chickens probably have a quality of life similar to your pet cat. If you spend the night at […]

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