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The Curse of the ‘Burbs

I tend to think of myself as a country girl despite the fact that I’ve lived in the ‘burbs much longer than I lived in the country. I still think of myself as a country girl even though I often think about what it would be like to live in the city. It would be …

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Yep, I'm Spray Paint Ignorant

Yep, I’m Spray Paint Ignorant: Bookcase Before and After

I have the opportunity to save items that might otherwise end up in a landfill or sitting useless in a basement and give them a new life. To help them on their path to finding new homes, I opened a booth at a local antique mall / flea market. (It might also be why my …

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Are you a Drifter

Maybe We look at Hard Decisions Wrong

I have a tough time with hard decisions. I overthink every pro and con and often err on the side of safety. One of the traits people often say I possess is a level head on my shoulders, so even though I really would like to select the more daring option, I don’t. It isn’t …

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Explore Your City

Explore Your City

Yesterday I had the opportunity to explore an area of the city I have never been. It was an area I would normally avoid, but I didn’t find the run-down city streets I expected. Instead I found a very cute little area and realized I unjustly condemned this part of the city. I often comment …

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Weekend Road Trip Part Two

Weekend Road Trip Part Two

I started this blog post similar to the first installment of Weekend Road Trip. I planned to provide you with another day of driving and cataloging our stops. I decided instead of continuing the saga of our weekend, I would share some thoughts that go beyond the stops. You may remember I mentioned Mom and …

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