Christine

I'm a proud aunt, nurse, foodie, melanoma survivor, nature lover, and animal lover! I ❤️ my wonderful hubby and our rescue pups, Wes & Adelaide

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I downloaded the Calm app a few days ago since I’ve always enjoyed meditating but I haven’t done it in years. I absolutely love this app! Currently I’m doing the 7 days of calm, a guided meditation that only lasts a few minutes. It helps me feel so incredibly relaxed. The background sound I chose is a thunderstorm, but you can choose from waves crashing, forest sounds, and so many more soothing sounds. The session always ends with a meaningful quote, like this one that really struck me. I highly suggest this app for anyone out there who lives in this day and age, I think we all deserve a break from the hectic hustle and bustle sometimes! #calm #dailycalm #stop #bepresent #breathe

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Another early Saturday morning spent spooning with my “firstborn” ❤️🐾 I love when he smiles in his sleep! #spooning #dogmom #muttsofinstagram #spoiledshelterdog #happySaturday #tradition

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And the award for Dog Dad of the Year goes to... @robertmtcoggins #dogdad #bestdad #couchpuptatoes #muttsofinstagram #snugglebuddies

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“And how does that make you feel, mommy?” -Dr. Adelaide, Ph.D. #dogtherapist #mydogismytherapist #muttsofinstagram #thedoctorwillseeyounow #dogmom #happyFriday

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For any of my friends who are true tea-fans or for anyone who loves to try new flavors, this stuff is delicious! #greentea #tumeric #chili #matcha #bigelowtea #cureforthesniffles

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When my two and a half year old nephew gets a hold of the phone...he FaceTimes his favorite auntie! 😂 #proudaunt #facetime

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Where’s Adelaide!? This is her favorite game! #hideandseek #orhideandsleep #muttsofinstagram #cozypooch #dogmom

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The hubs is out of town for the evening (and he is still acclimating to the delicious umami flavor of miso!) so I decided to put together a spicy miso soup with spinach, onions, and hokkein noodles (in lieu of udon noodles since these are easier to find, but these are quickly becoming my fave!) There is nothing better than a hot and spicy noodle dish on a cold night! #oodlesofnoodles #hokkein #udon #miso #nippon #foodie #itswhatsfordinner

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Robert’s brunch masterpiece! Savory cheese and onion pancakes topped with delicious buttermilk fried chicken pieces all drizzled with sriracha and maple syrup 🤤 #leftoverchicken #foodie #brunch #masterpiece #chickenandpancakes #srirachaoneverything #happySaturday @robertmtcoggins

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I found this picture on the website of the rescue we adopted Adelaide from. This picture absolutely broke my heart. That is our girl looking scared and skinny when she was at the shelter for the second time after being abandoned behind a school dumpster in June 2016. It made me cry because I wish I could go back in time to adopt her right then and there and give her all the love she deserves. She doesn’t even look like the same dog now. I’m so glad we found her this past August and brought her into our home. We feel so lucky and I know she is so happy to be a part of our family ❤️ #happytears #dogdaysrescue #muttsofinstagram #flashbackfriday #dogmom #shelterdogsrule @robertmtcoggins

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I caught Addie red-pawed trying to sneak into the pantry where I keep the dog treats! #thenoseknows #muttsofinstagram #uptonogood #treatsplease #dogmom @robertmtcoggins

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When it’s New Year’s Eve and your dearest friend/old roommate invites you out..YOU GO OUT! I’m immensely grateful for my friend of almost 10 years, Marcie. Happy 2018 to everyone. I couldn’t think of anyone better to spend mine with! @robertmtcoggins @blackmahcee

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These party animals are ready for 2018...or maybe a treat! #partyanimals #muttsofinstagram #shelterdogsofig #happynewyear2018 @robertmtcoggins

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2017, you were amazing. We gained a new fur baby, we spent quality time with our families, we ate lots of amazing food and experienced other cultures, and we met so many new friends. Museums, waterfalls, forest trials, antique shops, hole-in-the-wall joints, we explored it all. We created some wonderful memories that I’ll cherish forever. Robert and I look forward to all that 2018 has in store for us! #almost30 #newyear #bestnine #memories @robertmtcoggins

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An extremely well-fed, happy, spoiled pooch. #spoiled #muttsofinstagram #dogmom

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There are no colors more beautiful than the colors of the sunset sky. #backyard #naturesbeauty #sunset #nofilter

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My incredibly handsome nephew, Richard Alfred Edgin IV, better known as “Court”, in his portrait as the 2017 Natchez Garden Club page! I can’t get over this precious little man! #proudaunt #ncg @spoodles25 @richardedgin3

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I can’t sleep thanks to a big case of the sniffles, but my boys sure look super cute snuggled up together. #bffs #amanandawoman #mansbestfriend #muttsofinstagram #dogdad @robertmtcoggins

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We caught Addie “birdwatching” #birdwatching #muttsofinstagram #birddog #dogmom #doghijinks

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The sun shining over Lake Acworth #lakelife #acworth #naturesbeauty #nofilter #myhappyplace

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Merry Christmas from me and my fur babies! This was the best “family photo” we could get! #merrychristmas #muttsofinstagram #dogmom #christmas2017

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We came home to some chewed up plastic ornaments, a few branches that may or may not have been wagged off, and a considerable amount of water missing from the tree’s container 😂 We suspect Adelaide since she could hardly look us in the eye. (It seems that the presents under the tree that have been there until this morning were preventing her from attempting this stunt before.) 😂 #guiltydog #guiltydogsofinstagram #muttsofinstagram #christmas #dogparentproblems @robertmtcoggins

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Christmas in Sweetwater ❤️ I feel very lucky to have married into such a wonderful family! #Christmas #familytime

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Action shots of Wes “helping” me wrap gifts. He literally sat on what I was wrapping (moved out of sight for the photo-op!). After this, Addie helped herself to the water bowl then walked over with dripping jowls to inspect the gifts 😂 Maybe I should do this at the dining table? #dogmomming #myelves #muttsofinstagram #terriblewrapper #giftbagsforeveryone #christmastime

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Monday mornings are for spooning and reading in bed ❤️ #spooningbuddy #dogmom #muttsofinstagram #dayoffvibes #booktime📖

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We had Addie Rose bundled up in a blanket on the couch but she decided to get down after a while...this was the adorable result! #readyforchristmas #muttsofinstagram #photooftheday #happySaturday #adoptdontshop #ilovemyrescuedog #sunshine @robertmtcoggins

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As we get closer to the holidays, I share this wonderfully special picture of my grandma and grandpa Hopper in a loving embrace. They look like two kids in love! This was Christmas 1988. I miss them all the time ❤️ #flashbackfriday #throwbackpics #love #happyFriday

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Someone is ready for Santa (or daddy wrapped up some treats!?) #readyforsanta #muttsofinstagram #spoiledrescuedog #adoptdontshop #thenoseknows @robertmtcoggins

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