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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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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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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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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 ]

Trashed: A Fair to Remember

After a brief hiatus, we’ve returned for Part 3 of Trashed. I hope you weren’t holding your breath. I know it seems like I don’t have work to do or a life to live outside of this investigation and it’s true, I don’t. I went to New York City over the weekend and spent the [ view the rest ]

Seven Great Places to Have a Nervous Breakdown in Western New York

Western New York is perhaps one of the best-kept and often-overlooked secrets of the Northeast. It’s abundant with beautiful vistas and natural wonders, rich with history and local culture, and home to lots of friendly people who love to talk about how great it is. That’s probably why People named Buffalo one of the top [ view the rest ]

Trashed: A Theft on Lake Street

The Quilted Squirrel is located on Lake Street in Hamburg, NY at the intersection of Highland Ave in a rather unassuming building housing several other local businesses. Though Lake Street is a thoroughfare, the streets adjacent to it are quiet and residential—home to families, retirees, playgrounds and parks. In the summer, the lawns are manicured [ view the rest ]

First Annual TQS Staff Summer Predictions

Happy summer! We’ve been holding our breath for a while now, but we think it’s finally safe to ring in the season without jinxing it, and this year we’re kicking it off with our first ever round of TQS Staff Summer Predictions. We’ve consulted our horoscopes and made our best guesses as to what the [ view the rest ]

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