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Hannah Sheflyand

Today is the autumn equinox which makes summer officially over. I am excited for the chilly evenings perfect for hot tea and cozy sweaters but will be sad that days at the beach are over for now. Brian and I had a great last beach day Saturday at Sandy Hook and were excited to take the dogs along.

Here is a few photos from our trip that I would love to share with you:


Charlie loves running around off leash. She gets super excited the second she hears the click and the leash falls off. Right away a big smile appears.

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Charlie and me mid kiss 🙂

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Charlie kept trying to get Brian to run with her. She would nibble at his fingers and go running, then she would turn around and if Brian wasn’t after her, she would run back and try again.


Brian got a little peace and quiet… it didn’t last long.

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Selfie time!

What did you do with your last weekend of summer? What are you looking forward to this fall?

P.S.- Some more photos of the gorgeous Charlie running around off leash- here, here & here. I also made sure to bring this along with us.


1 Last Picture: Moose (the foster dog) was so pooped out after the beach trip he didn’t even have the energy to pick between the dog beds.

Hannah Sheflyand

Brian and I signed up for sailing classes! I apologize in advance, as the classes get closer I will end up posting a lot as my excitement grows.

As everyone is starting to wear more summer clothes I am in the mood to buy some classic style summer shoes (not sandals), especially since right now I cant wear shoes at all. With my new admiration with sailing these are the few pairs I have been contemplating on buying. What do you think? What are your favorite shoes/sandals to wear during the warm summer months?


Top image of Arthur Ravenel Bridge in Charleston by Etsy shop OurFamilyPhoto

Hannah Sheflyand

I’m getting my toe fixed finally today and will be out of commission when it comes to long hikes & adventures for a few weeks. Charlie will hopefully be patient with me in the mean time.

For now I will keep dreaming of the many fun afternoons to come once I am healed, such as more of this & this.

Hannah Sheflyand

After my last dog, Maggie, passed away, I would long for another pet companion, but the most often would be when I lived in Ventura and would venture to the beach. So of course once Charlie was in the picture we went on many many beach trips. It was very sad when we went on our last beach trip before moving to the east coast, especially because I was afraid we would not find as many dog friendly beaches out here.

Charlie at Ventura Beach

Charlie at Ventura Beach

Then Brian introduced us to some beaches in New Jersey. Read more…