Month: February 2019

Moving Day Survival Plan

We survived!  I feel like everyone who’s gone through a recent move should have a T-shirt with those words.  It’s an experience right up there with oral surgery.  If you have a move coming up, let me share a few of the tips I learned from our move. Stock up on large, sturdy trash bags. […]

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Killer Pantry Redo

First let me say, there are so many perks of downsizing.  We went from a 6 bed, 3.5 bath home to a 3 bed 2.5 bath “cottage” and are loving it!  If you are wondering if this should be your next move, I strongly encourage you to take the plunge. Because our family home was […]

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Pro Tips for Thrifting Designer Labels

My love affair with the thrift store began when my kids were small and our budget was tight.  Now that we’re putting two kids through college while planning for retirement, we’re always looking for ways to stretch our dollar. I’ve turned these limitations into a treasure hunt by finding designer brands at a fraction of […]

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Easy Changing Table Redo

Although I haven’t darkened the doors of a baby furniture store in quite a few years, all I have to do is look in my closet to bring back the memory of shopping for our first child’s nursery.  It was a truly magical time of dreaming how our lives would be with our darling newborn, […]

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10 Under $10: Date Nights

In search of the elusive date night, my husband and I have had many a fail.  Some of these tricky evenings have ended in a fight or, worse, failed to get off the ground- with one of us refusing to participate before we even left the house. The culprits in these date night grievances?  Unrealistic […]

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How I Rediscovered My Sexy Husband

As we packed our youngest child to leave for college, the reality of our next phase began to terrify me.  Would my husband and I still have what it took to sustain a healthy marriage sans kids? Despite our best efforts to connect emotionally, our lives had become a flurry of sporting events, trips to […]

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Spring Wal-Mart Workout Haul

Ice and artic temps kept us locked up indoors again this week and my waistline is starting to show the results of a harsh winter spent sipping cocoa and eating comfort foods.  In search of some springtime motivation, I ventured over to Wal-Mart to check out their new line of spring workout essentials.  Here’s what […]

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