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A Tale of Two Thanksgivings

I feel like my life should be accompanied by a Britney Spears soundtrack…something like “Oops I Did It Again” playing over and over. Once again I’ve overcommitted my time, my energy and my resources. And once again, I’m totally freaked out about it. I made the commitment to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by cooking and […]

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Gilded Pumpkins

If it’s true that my love of the color red somehow influenced my choice of universities then it follows that I subconsciously shied away from certain other institutions of higher learning. I’m not a big fan of anything orange. Not the color, not the fruit, not the juice, not the sherbet. And my lack of […]

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Fall Decor on a Couple o’ Dimes: Table Linens on the Cheap

I love fall. I love it when the Hades-like temperatures of a southern summer disappear and the morning air becomes crisp and clean. I love it when the trees swap out their summer garb for richer autumn hues and textures. I love fallen leaves crunching beneath my feet. None of that has happened here yet, […]

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From Crap in the Kitchen to Decorative Bottle for Laundry Detergent

Don’t say I didn’t warn ya‘. ‘Cuz I did. I’m back with more crap. After digging around in my kitchen cabinets I found this… …an old oil/vinegar bottle that once sat in my kitchen window and held dish soap. When I got bored and traded it out, I was unable to toss it in the […]

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From Crap in the Craft Stash to Cute Laundry Room Artwork

You already know I’m a hoarder packrat thrifty and frugal saver. That means I have lots of places crammed with lots of stuff. Stuff I’m going to use. Eventually. And rarely occasionally my brain does something other than keep my skull from collapsing. It comes up with an idea. Rarely Sometimes it’s even a good idea. After […]

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The Blind Leading the Blonde

I suck at scheduling. I suck at planning. I suck at organization. I don’t possess whatever gene encodes for those skills. And I’ve passed my faulty DNA on to my children.  On the way to school this morning my 10 year old asked me if I had a pencil in my purse. He’d forgotten to […]

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Downhill Slide

(Blogger’s Confession: I began this post yesterday, so don’t be confused when I tell you that today is September 1st. Just understand that in my universe things regularly run behind schedule.) Today is the first day of September. Some of you are already admiring fall foliage and breaking out the rakes. You’re dreaming of pumpkins […]

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Absenteeism

I disappeared on ya’ last week, didn’t I? I didn’t call. I didn’t write. I didn’t let ya’ know we were running away. With the first day of school hanging over our heads and the bumpy beginnings of what we expect to be the roller coaster ride of Mom’s health issues, we needed to get […]

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The 10-Day Wait

It’s official. I am now the parent of two school aged children. (And my BFF is now the parent of a high-schooler which makes her WAAAAY older than me, I don’t care what her birth certificate says.) Yesterday Jordan and I headed over the elementary school for her first day. I guess it’s her first […]

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Good Morning, Irene!!!

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday evening the kids and I were entranced by this beautiful sky… …as we drove home from my parents’ house. (Don’t worry, I pulled off the road in order to take that photo…no drive-by’s for me.) This morning we woke up to this… …which means I’ll be spending my […]

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