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Right Now 1.17

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I considered doing a year in review post, but I decided that it was time to look forward instead. We are deeply entrenched in our ‘new’ life and that’s what I want to... READ MORE

Right Now 9.28


I just realized that I haven’t posted at all this month. I’m also over due for a right now post, so why not do both? Our lives have finally settled down to a... READ MORE

Family Time


Summer is magical in the Pacific Northwest. The world is beautiful and lush. There’s so much to do within a 90 minute drive. We have enjoyed this family time immensely. It gives us... READ MORE

The Cross Country Journey


We landed in Portland in June 30 after a four day cross country drive. Husband and I packed up the Rogue with the kitties and ourselves to head west. Our goal was 8... READ MORE

Culinary Bucket List


Champaign-Urbana (C-U) has become a foodie paradise over the last decade. I chalk it up to a number of factors: a constant influx of new people because of the university, the developed palettes... READ MORE

Right Now 5.29


I’ve been out of touch with blogging for awhile and I’ve been missing it. I know I’ve said this before, but I want to blog more. What blogging means to me has changed... READ MORE

Introducing: Cheekymagpie Kits


    Introducing: Cheekymagpie Kits I came up with the idea of making kits after my Caribbean vacation. There’s something about stepping away from the day to day that allows ideas to flourish.... READ MORE