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Nine Ways to Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life

Have you ever thought to yourself “I wish more things in life were pumpkin spice. Why stop at lattes, pancake mix, ice cream, Jello, doughnuts, and edible lip gloss?” Well, here at The Quilted Squirrel, our motto has long been “if it ain’t broke, make it pumpkin spice”—which, coincidentally, is also the motto of capitalism [ view the rest ]

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A Collection of Fall Haikus

In Western New York and across the Northeast, fall is hands down the most stunning season of them all. The changing leaves, the geraniums, the glowing orange pumpkins grinning at passersby from porches and front steps. What better way to capture the whimsies and delights of this magical season than in poem? We’ve adapted the [ view the rest ]

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Trashed: The Finale

Nearly two months ago, Steve offhandedly suggested writing a series of blog posts investigating the disappearance of our trash cans. It was possibly a joke that I would go on to take very seriously. Some might say too seriously. But I wonder if they said the same thing to Michelangelo as he teetered on scaffolding [ view the rest ]

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Spotlight on: Field of Dreams

If you’ve been following along with this blog for any considerable period of time (or  any period of time, really), you know that about once a month, we cut the nonsense and try our best to prove to you that our days aren’t spent building blanket forts, eating Funyuns and playing with nerf guns like [ view the rest ]

5 Ideas for a Romantic Fall Date in Western NY

Many people think spring is the most romantic season of the four we experience on this spinning space marble we call Earth. And that’s fine for them—but if People Magazine’s decision to name Blake Shelton 2017’s “sexiest man alive” is any indicator, people have a tendency to get things wrong. The misconception probably comes from [ view the rest ]

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4 Suggestions for a Better NYS License Plate

Right now, New Yorkers across the state are exercising their inalienable right to vote on one of the most the most pressing issues of our time. It’s nearly unavoidable—one we’re forced to confront every day, one that, up until now, we’ve been forced to accept by the lousy bureaucrats in the 518. The issue of [ view the rest ]

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We Knew It, Horatio, An Office of Infinite Jest

This week, we’re saying goodbye to a dear friend and mediocre workspace. We’re saying goodbye to Lake Street, goodbye to the Village of Hamburg, goodbye to the vague, lingering smell of hamster food despite the lack of hamsters present in our office for at least the past eight years. We’re wiping a single tear from [ view the rest ]

Trashed: A Buffalo News Review

If you’ve been following along with the real-time investigative reporting on the disappearance of our trash cans, you may be shocked to notice that this story has gone entirely unnoticed (or ignored) by the media. You and I know, as believers that the truth is out there, that there’s a reason for this. It’s easier [ view the rest ]

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1972 Called: Spotlight on CCSE

How many times a day do you scroll through Facebook and past countless ads that you either ignore or wonder why you’re seeing? As we’ve grown more accustomed to seeing ads in every corner of every website we visit, we’ve gotten better at filtering out the ones that don’t immediately grab our attention or pique [ view the rest ]

The TQS September Issue

Recently, we reviewed our online presence to see if there was something missing from our contributions to the internet. Obviously, this blog is rich with shrewd tidbits and thought-provoking musings on a myriad of relevant topics, but we couldn’t help wondering where else our signature blend of wit and insight might apply. And then it [ view the rest ]

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