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taking stock | 09

Making : homecoming corsages and boutonnieres. Cooking : lots of crockpot dinners, like this healthy chicken chili. A note: I don’t cut the chicken breast into chunks like the recipe suggests; I toss whole frozen boneless breasts in there and cook it for 5-6 hours on high until the chicken shreds easily.…
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taking stock | 08

Making : plans for Labor Day weekend. It’s our last shot at a good break before the busy season kicks in. Cooking : EVOL frozen dinners in the microwave. Drinking : Tito’s and soda with lime in cute mason jar tumblers. Reading: The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank. It’s kind of, meh. Wanting: a pair…
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taking stock | 07

Making : room on the ol’ Macbook because she’s starting to move at a turtle’s pace. Sorry blog photos circa 2010, there’s no more room in the inn. Cooking : lots of chicken, burgers and veggies on the grill. Drinking : “fat flush water.” I’ll let you know when I drop a few…
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taking stock | 06

Making : mini cheesecakes for a Memorial Day BBQ with friends tomorrow. Cooking : umm, not much; lots of takeout happening at Chez Lennox this month. Drinking : fresh-squeezed strawberry lemonade from the farmers market yesterday. Reading: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and Gilead by Marilynn Robinson. Wanting: a pair of…
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taking stock | 05

Making : lots of prom corsages. Cooking : up plans for the flower shop. Big decisions ahead! Drinking : iced tea, of course. Reading: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Multi-tasking. Wanting: a Cuyana leather bag. Maybe…
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taking stock | 03

Making : some big business decisions. Cooking : more in the last two weeks than I’ve cooked in the last two months. I like it! Drinking : Starbucks shaken iced green tea. Holy caffeine, Batman. Reading: Florist Review magazine. Wanting: a romantic date night with my Valentine, after the dust — or more appropriately, glitter…
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taking stock | 02

Making : plans for Valentine’s Day at the flower shop. Cooking : s’mores like they’re going out of style. Drinking : Tito’s and soda with lime. Reading: Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire. Wanting: a pair of lace-up riding boots. Looking: for recipes to break in the dutch oven I got for Christmas. Playing: endless rounds…
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taking stock // 01

Making : time to get back to blogging. Cooking : dinner with leftover holiday ham. Drinking : a generously poured glass of Layer Cake Malbec. Reading: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. Wanting: a few extra days before Christmas. Looking: at a new delivery van for the flower shop. Playing:…