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  • Misc

    Volunteering Roundup

    Every other week or so of SIP, Katie tells me about her new volunteer event. I encouraged her to share her experiences & the opportunities others can also partake in during…

  • Food

    Plum Jam

    Katie’s been really rocking these jam sessions lately (all the puns intended). For Week 15 of Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home, she covers another recipe from her Boise…

  • Misc

    Summer Solstice Hike

    Week 13 of Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home covers 2 of my favorite topics: summer and hiking. Yet my only comment to Katie’s guest post would be: TFTI…

  • Food

    Apricot Jam (NOT Sugar Free)

    A fitting 12 jars of jam guest blog for Week 12 of Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home. Katie has become quite the jamming (& canning) connoisseur since our…

  • Food

    Frozen S’mores

    For Week 11, guest blogger Katie introduces an OCD’s (or just my) dream snack: a clean way to prepare & enjoy s’mores. Check out her prolific baking and other shelter-in-place adventures…

  • Food

    Regrowing Green Onions in Water Only

    Week 9 of Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home covers a food hack that apparently everyone except Katie and me knew about before the pandemic. I think it’s a…

  • Travel

    Cousins Ski Trip to Utah

    This is such a long post that I’ll compensate with a brief intro. Welcome to Week 8 of Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home by guest blogger Katie: a weekend itinerary…

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    Food

    8-Layer Russian Honey Cake

    This is Week 7 of Katie’s guest series, Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home. While her previous hiking suggestions inspired me to #OptOutside for a $40 hike (thanks nail in tire), today’s…

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    Misc

    Social Distancing Hikes in the Bay Area

    After shelter-in-place orders were enforced, it seemed like Katie was going on a hike every other day (more than her usual hiking quota). This guest post, Week 6 of Day in the…

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    Misc Travel Work

    What’s in my wallet?

    Week 5 of the Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home series is as fun as money talk can get. When guest author Katie first pitched the idea, I originally wasn’t interested but…