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14 Valentine’s: Day Seven, Good Advice

Molly Ford helps you be smarter, prettier and less awkward. Her Valentine’s Day advice: You are selling Valentine’s Day short if you focus on making it only about having one special person. The holiday is also about showing your love to lots of special people in your life (or at least that’s how I celebrate […]

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One Fun Thing: A Piggy Bank Challenge

 A quarter for me, a penny for you. Isn’t this a fun way to save change and see how it all adds up? Jake would totally win. It’s amazing how much change is in his pocket at the end of the day. Even he can’t figure out where it all comes from sometimes.  Available from […]

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I Saw the Sign

I’d say this is a sure sign I’ve been working too much over the last couple weeks.   Pumpkins + snow = long overdue lawn decor swap.

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Check It, a Homekeeping List

I am not a very good homekeeper. Our house is never as clean as it should be. There are even times when if you came knocking on my door, I would not let you in. And that’s sad because I really like having company. So I made myself a checklist. Nothing motivates me more than […]

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Get ‘Er Done: My 35 Before 35 List

OMG. I’m 30 (as of today). The tick of the life clock just got a little louder (Dramatic? Yes.). Forty seems way too far away, so here’s my 35 before 35 list. (OMG. In five years I’ll be 35.) In no particular order, I will: Make a fancy cake, all by myself, that tastes as […]

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IKEA Trip = FAIL

1. The chair I wanted was out of stock. 2. I purchased the bookshelf only to get it home, open the box, and realize it’s damaged beyond use. 3. The “white” frames I saw online were actually off-white. At least I got hangers. Should that make me feel better?

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Farmer’s Market Friday

Last Friday my co-worker Anne and I visited the farmer’s market on our lunch break. I was just hoping for strawberries, but came home with this…

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Ikea Shopping List

When it comes to Ikea, my philosophy is go big or don’t go at all. It is a 2.5 hour drive after all. Here’s my shopping list for this weekend. I’m finally making purchases for our living room. As long as the items in the pictures look as good in person (and everything will fit […]

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New Lamps, New Pillows, New Dog

It’s hit or miss whenever I go to TJ Maxx. This past weekend was a success! Here’s what I picked up using the $100 gift card we got for switching cable companies. I think Moose likes his new friend.

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Summer Strawberries

I went to three different farmer’s markets last weekend in search of fresh picked strawberries. No luck! It just wasn’t time yet. I’m hoping tomorrow will be a different story. Besides just eating them straight out of the carton, here are some recipes I’d like to try. Strawberry Freezer Jam (photo byhomemade by jill) Strawberry Bread (photo […]

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