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The July Guide! www.theshortesttallman.com

The July Guide


Greetings, Shorties! We at the Shortest Tallman (and by “we,” I mean “me”) love July. Back when I was teaching full time, July was like a giant Saturday… newly relieved from the duties of work, and lots of time until Monday 🙂 Plus, it was my opportunity to be a SAHM, something I had dreamed of from my early days…

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Utica Coffee Cold Brew! www.theshortesttallman@mac.com

Utica Coffee Cold Brew!


Happy Monday! So, I’ve been meaning to do a post about one of my favorite Utica places, as well as share my first cold brew coffee experience. This whole cold brew thing is really in right now, and when you taste it, you can see why! What I like about the idea of brewing my own cold brew at home…

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Summer Routines


Summertime, summertime, sum sum summertime! Ah, summer. I’m a teacher, and was fortunate to land a job right after I graduated from college. This means I’ve never worked in the summer, other than for a part time job during college. This is one of the perks of my career, can’t complain one bit about that. (The complaints will go in…

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An East Utica Gem: The Florentine Pastry Shop


Time for another review by theshortesttallman! One of the neat parts of living in the Northeast is its long history.  Utica has been an established city for a few hundred years now.  Many consider its heyday to be the mid-twentieth century, which was its peak in city population.  It has evolved a lot over the last 50 years, which has…

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