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3 Things: Beaches

3 Things: Beaches

It's summer and all I can think about is the beach. But not just any beach, a tropical paradise of a beach. Clear, blue water and powdery sand are my ideas of bliss. I live in New England and I'm about an hour from the ocean, so I have options for sun and sand, but there's something so much better…
3 Things: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

3 Things: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

When I was a kid, I lived for summers when the ice cream man would make his rounds in my neighborhood. You'd hear that melodic tune from his truck and all the neighborhood kids would chase after him like sugar-addicted lemmings. As an adult, I live in the middle of nowhere and the ice cream man is never going to…
9 Fictional Characters I Identify With…

9 Fictional Characters I Identify With…

I saw this yesterday when I wasted a day/spent valuable time researching Instagram: 9 Fictional Characters I Identify With - And it seemed like something fun we could play! (Do you follow us, by the way? Please do: @weheartthisdotcom) In no particular order, here's mine... Row One: Liz Lemon working on her night cheese (30 Rock) Joan Holloway (Mad Men)…
3 Things: Feel the Burn!

3 Things: Feel the Burn!

We're well into summer now and I'm feeling the burn. The sunburn, that is. I'm a fair gal and the sun is my sworn enemy. It wasn't always that way--when I was a kid, I rarely burned and I could get George Hamilton levels of tan. It's kind of creepy seeing a 4-year-old get THAT tan. Then when I reached…
3 Things: 4th of July

3 Things: 4th of July

The 4th of July, our nation's Independence Day--is this upcoming Monday and I am prepping for a long weekend of day drinking and grilled meats. I am a woman of simple pleasures. And I'm pretty sure that if Ben Franklin were still alive he would wholeheartedly approve of my plans to celebrate. That being said, another 4th of July tradition…
3 Things: Camping

3 Things: Camping

I have a romanticized idea of camping. In theory, it sounds like a lot of fun. You, the great outdoors, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs over an open fire. Eating your body weight in s'mores. Sleeping in a sleeping bag, gazing up at the stars as you drift off to sleep. What could go wrong? I've only been camping twice…
3 Things: Commercials

3 Things: Commercials

photo via Frosted Faces, a rescue for senior dogs whose love and lives are left behind in the shelter system. *See below* (This week's 3 Things idea is courtesy of Stef, who literally melts into a ball of tears when a commercial shows a grey muzzle) Commercials: You love them, you hate them, you dvr shows to avoid them--and everyone…
3 Things: I heart the 90s, TV edition

3 Things: I heart the 90s, TV edition

So, it occurred to me the other day that the 90s happened SIXTEEN YEARS AGO. Yeah, sip on that one for a bit. For me, the 90s were my time to shine! Brown lipstick, peasant tops, rocking overalls and a twinset, wanting to be Drew Barrymore, Grunge music...I became an adult in the 90s. I think everyone has a soft…
3 Things: Spring Road Trip

3 Things: Spring Road Trip

photo: Stef Andrews I love a road trip and as soon as it's warm enough, I'm off. Spring is one of the better times for a road trip in New England--the tourists haven't arrived yet and everything is lush and green. Now is the time to hit popular tourist destinations like Cape Cod and Newport. Everything is pretty much open…
3 Things: Friday the 13th

3 Things: Friday the 13th

It's Friday the 13th, a day to be unlucky and a day for superstitions abound! Or it's just another Friday. It all depends on how you look at it. Thanks to the Friday the 13th movies, I pretty much can only think of Camp Crystal Lake and Jason Voorhees on Friday the 13th and I promise you that I will…