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Pottery Barn Mirrored Tray

Steals and Deals

Life

I love to shop, but as a single mom my budget doesn’t necessarily support my hobby of choice. So of course, I always look for ways to get more for my money and I take personal pride in getting a great deal. Here are a few things I picked up last week for a bargain! Mirrored Tray (no longer available) (P.S. If you like this watch you can save 20%…

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2018 Happy New Year

Resolutions Instead of Intentions

Life

After a real roller-coaster of a year, 2017 is now behind us and with the new year comes the feeling of a fresh start. There is something about the calendar changing over that renews the sense of endless possibilities in the year ahead, and motivates people to want to be their very best. Like everyone else, I love this feeling and I look forward to setting goals and dreaming about…

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Best of 2017

Life

Like every other blogger in the free world, the end of the year is prompting this Best of 2017 post. Since I just started my blog this summer I’ve never done this before, but I love seeing the rest of the blogosphere take this opportunity to reflect on the past year. So I’m jumping on the proverbial bandwagon and sharing the most impactful moments of my own 2017 experience. #1.…

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Lost Weekend: Las Vegas

Life

Of my six siblings, I am by far the closest to my sister Jenny. She is just under two years younger than me, so naturally we were thick as thieves as children and fought like roosters through high school. We drifted in and out of contact after we’d both moved out and had children, and on a whim one year we decided to have a “sister’s weekend” in Las Vegas…

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The Loss of My Life

Life

Birth. Death. Love. Pain. Illness. Joy. These are but a small sampling of experiences that all members of the human family can relate to, but which we all experience in unique and different ways. Grief is one such experience. Most, if not all of us, have experienced loss in some form and I have yet to see two people handle it the same way. Of course, it wasn’t something I…

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Statement Earrings

Life

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day full of loved ones and great food. My boys are with their dad this year, so it’s just my daughter and I. Rather than cook (which I can’t) and have dishes (which I hate), we went to a restaurant for our Thanksgiving feast. Some may eschew this decision as lazy or impersonal, but it was AWESOME! The food was incredible,…

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A Day at King’s Island

Life

  Like much of the country, it has been an unseasonably warm October here in Cincinnati. As much as I’m itching for sweater weather, the heat and sunshine does allow us to spend more time outdoors on the weekends. We recently spent the day at King’s Island, which is a huge amusement/water park that the kids just love. The water park is closed for the season (although it was definitely…

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Life

Did you know that Banned Books Week is September 24-30th? It’s a week celebrating everyone’s right to read what they want, and to shine light on censorship issues. As a self-confessed bibliophile, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. And with today’s culture growing more and more politically correct, it should be a topic close to yours too. Books, like all forms of expression, have always had…

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5 Things I Learned at BloggyCon

Life

A few months ago when I first launched my blog, I was searching for ways to learn more about blogging. I knew I wanted to do it, but I had no idea how! I stumbled on the annual BloggyCon conference, and since it was held here in Ohio I decided to roll the dice and sign up. I am so glad I did! Now that I’m home and have had…

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