Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Years, 2014!

December 2013
Dear Friends & Family,

Happy New Year 2014! This year has been busy as always. January 2013 found me at George Mason University for my second semester of freshman year. I spent the spring semester completing general education classes and one communications class. My official major is communications with a concentration in journalism and a minor in non-profit studies.

In the summer, I vacationed at our beach house, Cool Cat Cottage and interned at the Cape May Magazine, where I wrote articles for the online website, checked copy on the August issue, and wrote an article A Breed Apart (about the dog show in Wildwood, NJ) published in the Winter 2013 issue. I will intern at the magazine again next summer 2014.  I also worked at Bliss Homemade Organic Ice Cream shop in Cape May as well as becoming a volunteer at Animal Outreach of Cape May County!

I continue to dedicate my Friday nights to saving as many animals as I can for Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, at home in Virginia.

This August, I started my sophomore year at GMU. I finished the semester strong and have a great line up of classes for next semester. I continue to be busy with my pet sitting business and of course, working on my Sandpiper Cat Blog. In May 2013, I wrote my 100th post and I treated myself to a professional make-over done by Glogirly Designs and absolutely love the final product (pictured above). I continue to do 2-4 posts a month featuring book reviews and product giveaways. It has been a wonderful creative outlet for me.

Peace, Love and Cats!
Rachel & Piper

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