Can I keep these alive?

October 14, 2014
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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. I’ve got kind of a black thumb to begin with, and my house is distressingly short of bright, sunny windows in the wintertime (darn trees!). But these were marked down at Aldi the other week, so I’m gonna give it a shot. […]

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How to be an obnoxious money saver

October 13, 2014
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If you aspire not only to save money but to aggravate everyone else in the process, today’s post is for you. And if quietly living your frugal life is just not satisfying enough, never fear!  With these helpful tips, you can quickly alienate yourself from every single person in the world who spends more pennies […]

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Well, that worked better than a plastic bag.

October 10, 2014
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I’ve spent many hours of my life bonding with paintbrushes, and usually when I’m waiting for the paint to dry between coats, I wrap a plastic bag around my brush to keep it from drying out. This can be pretty messy, though, especially if you use the same bag more than once, so when I […]

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Ballet Feet

October 9, 2014
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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. Sonia and Zoe are a few weeks into their ballet class now, and so far, they are loving it. I know I’m biased, but I think they make a pretty cute pair in their ballet outfits. 

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Before and Afters of Joshua’s room (at long last!)

October 8, 2014
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For those of you just tuning in…my big summer project this year was Joshua’s room. (Last year? Kitchen cabinet painting.) He and I painted his walls, his trim, and a loft bed we bought off of Craig’s list.  And we decluttered and reorganized his room in the process. First up, some before pictures, because they […]

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I’ve never met a kid who didn’t like baking.

October 7, 2014
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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. My kids never say no to measuring, mixing, (and eating!) and neither do their friends. Now that Lisey’s gained some baking independence from me, the girls and their friends frequently bake treats for their tea parties (with Lisey supervising).  This works out […]

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