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Month: April 2012

Teenagers and Dating

Teenagers and Dating

This is not a topic that comes easily to me. Anyone who knew me 20 years ago will probably not believe how my views on dating have changed. When you have daughters and have to be both parents to those daughters, your attitude changes very quickly. All I can think about is protect, protect, protect. Protect their hearts. Protect their emotions. Protect their bodies. All I want is for my daughters is to find the very best man for them….

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Random Thoughts – April Edition

Random Thoughts – April Edition

Since my mind has been so scattered lately, I will attempt to give you all an idea how many different directions it goes! #1 Prom is this week for Shali! Yeah! To me, this is more exciting than when I went myself. She is not my child who loves dresses so to see her get all dressed up is awesome! Although I broke down today and admitted defeat…I called the stylist about her hair. I can do part of it,…

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We have a new member in our family!

We have a new member in our family!

Welcome to the newest member of our family! She is simply adorable! Meet Emmie! Getting her to look at the camera! Emmie is a seven year old coonhound. When we saw her, we couldn’t leave without her! We adopted her from the Paws and Claws Humane Society in Rochester. They had several dogs we liked, but we fell for her. I wanted to give her a forever home that she would be comfortable in and loved a lot! Photo courtesy…

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Tuesday’s Thrift Store Finds

Tuesday’s Thrift Store Finds

Yesterday, I went to one of our local thrift stores, Everything Under The Sun, to see what she had. She usually has some really cool things in there! I have been on the search for some bigger containers to store my bulk ingredients. This is what I found:   The picture doesn’t do this a lot of justice, but I got a 3 gallon Tupperware container, a 1 gallon Rubbermaid container, 2 Tupperware Modular Mates, a purple candle, and a…

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Re-evaluating Routines

Re-evaluating Routines

I have been re-evaluating our household routines for the last few weeks. What I was doing was not working anymore. I have been following FlyLady for quite some time now. She has been wonderful for decluttering my house and getting into a routine. She believes in baby steps and that worked for me, especially after my divorce when I was trying to get my feet back under me again. I would highly recommend her for anyone wanting to declutter their…

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Think Practical This Easter

Think Practical This Easter

Some of you may know, or have figured out by now, that I am not one to go overboard for any given holiday. I like holidays. I dislike the over-commercialism and impracticality of the holidays. Mainly because I see a lot of junk being sold that will just sit around in a closet somewhere gathering dust if it makes to my house. Easter does not seem as bad as some holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Hallowe’en. But here is…

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