Carolina Dogs Gone Healthy!

September 1, 2014
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Today’s the day! You know, Labor Day the day where we officially with permission get to be 100% sloths.  Ya know I love it! Now are your grills fired up and ready to cook some succulent meat?  Supposedly, it is also the “last day of summer” and all but, I’m wholeheartedly ignoring that disheartening classification. […]

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41 is FUN! Thoughts on Aging

August 21, 2014
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Being 41 is FUN! Ya know, in case y’all were wondering, are slightly apprehensive or just plain curious about middle age. Honestly my 40′s far surpass my 20′s. Some say, “Age is just a number” or “Embrace your age”, and they are right. Personally though I never think about age at all. A simpler motto, […]

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Lemon Lime Chili Marinade & Grilling with OXO

August 1, 2014
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If you’ve been grilling nearly everyday this summer raise your hand (raising both my hands as swim team grill mom)! Typically I’m grilling burgers and dogs at the pool which is easy but at home its either Surferboy or my dad behind the grill. Those guys have the flame 2 meat ratio down to a […]

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Creamy Avocado Dressing

July 30, 2014
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Early mornings watching the boys through drowsy eyes, obligatory coffee in hand, as they somehow lap mile upon mile in the pool have come and gone. Only one more pool party scheduled before the grill sits cold for another year at the clubhouse. All of my summer camp hauls are at an end. In fact, […]

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What We Love About Dad – Happy Father’s Day!

June 15, 2014
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One of the drawbacks of being a traveling surf coach is missing family events. It is inevitable when your work takes you on the road. Unfortunately, for the past 6 years poor Surferboy’s schedule has conflicted with the three biggest moments where as a family we would celebrate him…Father’s Day, our wedding anniversary and his […]

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Morning Moments ~ Beach Daisies & Henry David Thoreau

May 8, 2014

I’m trying Henry, I’m truly trying. Any helpful tips? Here’s to a day full of simple heartfelt purpose. Coffee/tea cheers! xoxo Love, Shari * Discovered this cheery patch of daisies yesterday evening growing among the sea grass while Patch was out prepping for his up and coming lifeguard training, the quote is one of my favorites borrowed […]

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We Did It For The Boyz! The Crew In New Smyrna Beach

April 9, 2014

NSSA Regional Championships ~ New Smyrna Beach, FL Tyler Faulkner: 2nd Airshow, 3rd Open Mens, 3rd Explorer Jr./Dane Mackie: 1st Airshow, 1st Explorer Junior, 3rd Explorer Mens/Daniel Sacchi: 2nd Explorer Masters, 4th Explorer Seniors There’s something about hitting the road with your boyz traveling from break to break,  especially when there’s a mutual goal just […]

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Easy Marinara Sauce

January 7, 2014

Which one of you broke national the heater? Someone did because we’re all shivering in our Uggs. I don’t know about y’all but I’m not built for this cold weather. The boys are spot on when the say, “If it’s this cold there should at least be snow.” On the bright side fluffy sweaters and […]

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Rekindling A Love Affair, Confessions & New Venture!

January 2, 2014
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I did it. Finally. Irrevocably. There is no turning back now. Its sink or swim time for sure. Can you guys tell I’m anxious? Seriously, my nails are suffering miserably right now. Oh well chin up, deep breathes here I go. As most of you know, I have dabbled in art my entire life. I […]

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Devoted to a New Year

January 2, 2014
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Its funny how opposite Daniel and I are, we’ve been together so long that sometimes I completely forget our differences. Most New Year’s Eves I am brimming with anticipation wondering what adventures the year will bring. What will we learn, how will we change and grow especially the boys because they seem to be transforming […]

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