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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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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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Greatest Hacks for College Care Packages

“To have children is to have your heart walking around outside your body.”  Whoever said this clearly understood my feelings when we hauled our youngest off to her dorm and waved goodbye. Saying goodbye The transition was unexpectedly gut wrenching for me.  Since we live in the same town where my daughter attends college, I […]

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Why I Love Benjamin Moore Paints

Over the years, I’ve become friends with paint.  My turning point from store-brand paint to quality brands came when my husband and I redid a four-bedroom fixer upper with two preschool kids in tow. In that exhausting era of my life, I drove over to our newly purchased, vacant house after my husband got home […]

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Do This With Holiday Decor

Now that every last bit of Jolly has been wrung out of the holiday, it’s time to put in your ear buds and pack up those decorations.  Before you break open the plastic bins, keep these helpful tips in mind: Cut the Fat Just like our waistlines, it may be time for your holiday décor […]

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