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Nested Personality

A few days ago I took my son to do some shopping in preparation for his Freshman move into a college dorm room. We roamed the aisles of Target, buying exciting things like a collapsible hamper, laundry detergent, towels, and … Continue reading

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Visibly Invisible

In true DIY fashion, for the past few weeks my husband has been doing a refresh of our kitchen. He scraped and repainted the popcorn ceiling (not a project for the faint of heart – messy and no fun for … Continue reading

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Time to Find Some Calvins

We recently got the news at my workplace that we are welcome to wear jeans most days if we so choose. I’m betting that many of you just said “oooh, lucky!”    Yes, I feel fortunate to have the flexibility and atmosphere … Continue reading

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Wash warm, Tumble low

“These aren’t my socks.” “Wait. Are these my shorts?” “Mo-o-o-m, this is Dad’s underwear.” “Think this stain will come out?” “How long as this stuff been sitting wet in the washer?” Ah, yes, the joys of laundry.  It is a … Continue reading

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Vanity on a Budget

As both time and budget have gotten tighter in my world, I’ve taken on a more “loving hands at home” (LHAH) approach to some of my beauty routines.  Due to the fact that my patience level has not increased, the … Continue reading

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Bundle Up for Real

Ahhh, the allure of cute winter fashion. As temperatures drop, snow falls, and days get shorter, we create images in our minds of looking adorable and festive in our trendy outerwear. We imagine looking, well, like this model. All matchy-matchy, … Continue reading

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Situational Dress Up

I get it. As we move through our phases of life, our personal styles change – mostly because our bodies, preferences and moods seem to shift like the wind. And, at some point we reach a time when “age appropriate … Continue reading

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