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The Dog Family

Ciao! I’m Diane, a 25 year old Filipina mutt living and loving in Grand Rapids, MI. I first created this site in preparation for a transition into my big girl job in marketing/graphic design and continued to share tasty food, travels, occasional doodles, many puppies, and other inspiration.

Outside of my 9 to 5 I love hitting the yoga mat and free weights, unplugging with a good book, drawing, and curling up with my pups Huey and Doug the Pug. (Seriously, I have an unabashed dog obsession). My fella Neil and I share birthdays three days apart, long weekend trips to places we’ve never been, and eating good food in stretchy pants.

I believe a healthy lifestyle has balance, and while I love a mean vegan mac n’ cheese and healthy Vitamix creations, bacon and buttery desserts are always on my mind.  I love making a mess in the kitchen to share great food, laughter, and decadent desserts with friends.

You can follow me on Twitter check out daily snaps on Instagram, or email me below!


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