Grief Sucks and Dogs are Amazing

If you’ve been following me, you know my dog died on January 29th. I had to put him to sleep because of an issue that wouldn’t get any better, and would only cause him pain. There would be no “quality” in the phrase “quality of life”. It was the hardest decision of my life and is a moment I will never forget. I’ll never be the same, but each day brings a new opportunity to reminisce and remember what an amazing experience loving Tank was.

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Party of One Entry #1 - The Lynhall

“My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude.”

Warsan Shire

To kick off my new series about dining alone, I decided to visit The Lynhall in Uptown Minneapolis. I’ve been here a few times and each time is more pleasant than the last. With an atmosphere second-to-none and food that’ll knock your socks off, it was the perfect spot to get things done on a Sunday morning.

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Alpha Industries M65 Field Coat Review

Lately I’ve been obsessed with timelessness. Things that will last a lifetime. Whether they’re cook wear, boots, or various other clothing items - there is a lot to be said about something that lasts more than a few seasons or washes. There’s nothing worse than when you buy something and are very excited about it, only having to donate or trash it after a few washes due to shrinking or other issues.

That brings me to my favorite winter coat - my Alpha Industries M65 field coat. These coats go by a few names - which we’ll get into in a bit. However it’s much more than a name - it’s a jacket with an iconic silhouette that’ll last you a lifetime.

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How to Get and Stay Happy - AndyLikesThings

As I’m sure most of your can relate, staying happy can be tricky. So often we spend money to try to live a happier life, and sometimes it can work. However I want to pursue happiness in a more frugal way. I want to learn to be happier in the present moment. Close friends can help increase your overall happiness levels and get you feeling good. Think about it - how can you achieve these came feelings on your own?

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