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Just take a look, it’s in a book

WAAAAAAAY back in my first blog post of the year, one of my resolutions was to read two books a week via my Goodreads goal for a total of 24 books this year. This post is a way for me to hold myself accountable.

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How does your garden grow?

Last Thursday I enjoyed a rare girls night out with my friend Jenny as we drove to Roseville to create our own succulent gardens courtesy of Plant Nite. For those of you who have never been, it’s really fun – drinking and planting something pretty – two awesome things, right? Continue reading “How does your garden grow?”

You guys want some cookies?

It’s that time of year again – Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Persephone is once again selling cookies for her troop, and she’s set a goal of 500 boxes. She’s currently 1/5 of the way thereĀ and will be selling until the season ends March 26th.

Wanna see what flavors we have this year?

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I’m Losing My Marbles: An Essay on Great Parenting

I will be the first person to tell you that I have screwed the pooch at parenting a time or two.

Nothing Earth-shatteringly profound is coming to mind at the moment, but I know there are some doozies out there that I’m currently blocking out of my memory.

The reason I’m bringing this up? Because of what happened on Monday.

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Painting with Persephone – Girl Scout Edition

Remember in my previous post about how I wanted to spend some more time with my kids one on one? Well, I’m killing it at keeping my resolutions so far.

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Be all that you can be

I’m sure many of you have set your resolutions for the year. I know that some of you flat out refuse to adhere to the practice, which is coo’.

Over the years I’ve discovered that the easiest way to stick to resolutions is to set ones that you actually have a prayer of accomplishing.

That being said, here are my 2017 List ‘o Things I Wanna Do (or Be Better At) in no particular order.

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In Remembrance

Author’s Note: This blog post will be discussing death, which is a sensitive subject and can be doubly hard around the holidays. I wanted to give a trigger warning in case this is one you would rather skip until later.

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Kids Can Be Artists Too!

Last year we attendedĀ Stagecoach Days for the first time, and were all set this year to take advantage of everything we missed the year before.

Until I developed a sinus-related migraine and ruined it.

We still went much later in the day on Saturday, but by then a majority of the fun activities were over.


The saving grace was that both girls were still able to paint at the “Kids Can Be Artists Too!” booth, kindly put on by the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community. Continue reading “Kids Can Be Artists Too!”

Adventures in Car Ownership, Part Four

When faced with the choice between a Chrysler Sebring and a Plymouth Breeze, I did what anyone would do – I purchased the car that was still being made. And regretted the decision ever since.

Hi, my name is Money Pit - just throw your wallet in here and I'll take care of the rest
Hi, my name is Money Pit – just throw your wallet in here and I’ll take care of the rest

From the moment I bought it, to the day I paid it off, my Sebring was nothing but a problem child that I just kept throwing money at. You name it, I ended up replacing it: tires, radiator, dashboard electrical, brakes, battery, tire rods, and the list goes on and on.

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