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by Courtney on June 24, 2012

Hey guys and gals! How’s your Sunday been going?

Things have been pretty low-key over here for most of us today, which has been fine by me.


He’s honestly only moved from that spot once, and that was because he heard his food spoon.

I headed out earlier for a few errands, got the grocery shopping done, then came back and did a little yoga.


This afternoon, we also ended up having to install a new mailbox…


On Friday night, as we were coming home from our friend’s house and driving down our street, we happened to notice that almost all of the mailboxes on our side of the road had been vandalized. Somebody apparently thought it’d be cool to go down the entire street and bash in/knock over everyone’s mailboxes…

As mad as I was over the whole thing, it actually made me more sad than anything. The fact that people would do something like that for, what I would assume to be, nothing more than “fun,” is just so disappointing.


Thankfully mailboxes aren’t expensive and we’ve got a new one up and going, but the whole incident was just a major bummer. Thankfully, there is still some good in the world…apparently just not on my street.

Right now, I’m about to go make some dinner, which I’m pretty sure is going to include some of this Pizza Pasta that I bought from the Farmers Market last week.


I’m so excited to try it out with my homemade sauce. Yummm. Smile

But first, one quick thing!…

My recipe for Cheesy Crab & Shrimp Shells is up on the Hodgson Mill Pinterest contest page! Part of the contest is to see which recipes can get the most “likes,” and I would be forever grateful if all of my wonderful readers could help me out.


You should be able to just click on the photo to get to the pin, but if not, here is a direct link to my pin. Thanks so much, guys! You’re awesome on so many levels.

As another quick side note, you may have noticed some new changes to the ‘ol blog…I’ll talk more about those tomorrow. Winking smile

Have a great night, everyone!

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1 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 24, 2012 at 6:11 pm

people are unbelievable sometimes!! jeez. sorry to hear about your mailbox. going to like your pin right now! :)
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2 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries June 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

So sad about the mailbox! My girlfriend was visiting two weekends ago and when she went to her car the next morning, her back windshield had been shattered and smashed in. Three cheers for living downtown! …Not.
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3 Lauren June 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

liked your pin! can’t wait to try it! good luck! i can relate to what a bummer your mailbox vandalism is. the same thing happened to ours last winter. the winter before that they were throwing eggs at cars (mine was one of them) and KIDS!!! luckily things have quieted down a bit, but people are unbelievable!


4 Angela @ Health, Happiness, & Harmony June 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

It is sad more than anything else. I look at kids even in the school I teach in, and I sware things are changing more and more. Have to keep reminding ourselves that there is still lots of good out there!
Saw your new Online Training page!!! It’s beautiful, and so exciting! Good for you for really going full force with your new certification.Your motivation is admirable. :)
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5 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Can’t believe some people! It makes me super sad— especially because as a teacher, I’m pretty confident that someone along the road tried to help and make a difference in that person’s life in a positive way. Bummer.
YAY about the recipe ready to be ‘liked’ by all of us!
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6 Taylor @ A Taste of Taylor June 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

That is so annoying… what a hassle! Even if mailboxes are inexpensive it’s still a bummer when you have to spend money on something like that… I went grocery shopping today and got the ingredients to make your Crab & Shrimp Shells, in the mean time I will definitely go cast a vote for you :) Have a great rest of your Sunday!
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7 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction June 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I bet it was a buch of teenagers! That’s happend on my street too :-/
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8 Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I’m with you … it’s just sad what some people consider to be “fun.” Nice to see you are having a positive attitude about the whole thing!
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9 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions June 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

The mailbox at my house used to get smashed once every few years, and even though it didn’t really affect me that much since I was a kid, I would be SO outraged at the whole thing. It’s just plain stupid, not to mention unnecessarily destructive. I don’t understand people sometimes.
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10 Kaitlyn @ Chocolate Running Shoes June 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your mailbox, and all the others as well! That’s so sad. Just liked your pin! Let us know if you win!!!!! :) Happy Sunday!
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11 Sabrina @ Work It Ms, Jackson June 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I am sorry someone did that. That’s awful. I don’t get what is so fun about destroying things like that.

On a happy note, I like your meal!
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12 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn June 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Um. People are idiots. On another note, that pasta is straighttttt from Rochesta! Reppin that.


13 Kailey June 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

the “cool” thing for teenage boys to do in my town is hit mailboxes over with a baseball bat at 2 in the morning…yeah not fun :\ sorry to hear about yours!
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14 Jonathan O.Betts June 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I’m pretty confident that someone along the road tried to help and make a difference in that person’s life in a positive way.


15 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake June 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

That stinks about the mailbox!

I’m happy to “like” that recipe. It looks fantastic!
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16 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm

congrats on your recipe being featured! thats awesome! and sorry about the vandalization — thats so infuriating!
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17 Lisa June 24, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Oh man, not cool about the mailboxes, I hate when things like that get vandalized. Its so childish and silly. At least there are still good people out there though, to make up for the others :) Voting for your recipe now!
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18 Khushboo Thadani June 25, 2012 at 1:40 am

Man that really is awful- such unnecessary destructive behavior! On a happier note, I am excited to hear about your Total Body Wellness program!!! I just clicked the widget and it looks GREAT! :)
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19 Linz @ Itz Linz June 25, 2012 at 8:04 am

One time our mailbox got messed up and my hubby said someone probably took a baseball bat to it. Well, long story short he had backed up into it and was too embarassed to tell me, but he can’t lie at all so eventually he came through with the truth and we still laugh about it today!!
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20 Becka @ June 25, 2012 at 8:08 am

Sorry to hear about your mailbox, that is just terrible someone would do that. It’s sad really. That pasta looks good. Thanks for sharing with us all.
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21 Christy June 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

Since we’ve moved in we’ve had two mailbox incidents. The first time someone (presumed drunk driver) physically ran it over so we had to replace everything. Decided to use an old milk can from our garage, filled with 90+ lbs of cement so that the next guy who hits it would know it. Well, the next time came about a year later when the snow plow clipped it and cracked the post. The can and cement held up though. My creative father was able to salvage the post with some hefty bolts. Good luck with yours! This is probably not the last time you’ll have to replace a mailbox.
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22 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 25, 2012 at 8:13 am

I’m sorry about your mailbox! That is just terrible. It’s a shame that someone would do something like that. It’s sad really.

That crab pasta looks yummy! :)
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23 Kellie June 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Karen, the bus monitor is from my hometown! It’s been the buzz of Rochester!


24 Shannon June 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

That’s awful about the mailbox. Before I was born, my parents moved into our house after they got married and there were teenagers (now adults) who would come on our road and smash the mailboxes in with metal baseball bats. Luckily, the side that my house is on wasn’t the side that had the smashed mailboxes. Our street hasn’t had an incident like that since before I was born- and those teenagers would be in their late 30s to early 40s by now, I think.


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