Archive | July, 2011

Monday Fragments

July 18, 2011

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This meme is usually called “Friday Fragments” but seeing that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday totally sped by, here I am on Monday. *** I took a “vacation” from the blog and work to work on a roofing project with some friends. It’s a flat roof and OH my word, the person who came up with […]

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Summer Vacation Ideas

July 18, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Got the summertime blues? Hey, how about a trip to Branson, Missouri! I have heard nothing but praise from the area. When we finally take our road trip, we are staying there for a […]

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Conquering the Vile Earwig, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Siberian Winters

July 14, 2011

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Last night, I rolled over in bed and was suddenly struck on the leg in pain. A bite! It felt like a hornet’s sting, yow! The thing swelled up to about the size of a quarter and hurt like the dickens. The hubs and I looked everywhere for the malicious critter that had inflicted the […]

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Another Scared Kitten Video!

July 13, 2011

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Oh my gosh, the guy has made a sequel. COOL!!!

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Frugal Alert: Recycle and Resell Your Gadgets

July 13, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of uSell for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Honestly, I never thought I’d get to the place where I had TOO many gadgets. But I think I do. I dislike the online auction sites because of all their outrageously high fees, so all the […]

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Totally Cool – Instrument Rentals!

July 12, 2011

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I love love love homeschooling. But one of the disadvantages is that my kids don’t benefit from all the perks that public school students do (even though I pay for them through my property taxes). Stuff like using the school swimming pools, playing on the school astroturf, and getting inexpensive instruments to use as they […]

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Learning to Lounge

July 12, 2011

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You know the type. The kind of person– high strung, plagued by restless leg syndrome, always tapping their fingers or babbling on about the dozen or so big project they are working on— who cannot relax. Um, that’s me. *blush* I never dreamed I’d turn out to be a workaholic, but here I am. I’ve […]

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What’s So Awful About Good Grammar?

July 11, 2011

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I’ve seen a noticeable increase in articles, posts and Twitters about “grammar police” lately. Most of the stories run this way: a person will write about the importance of proper grammar and spelling, and the commenters usually criticize and whine that English is too difficult and that proper English doesn’t matter, anyway. Au contraire. Proper […]

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Friday Fragments: Weird Week

July 8, 2011

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Ever get those weeks where everything seems “off,” even though nothing really has happened? That’s been my week so far. My schedule was interrupted by the holiday. Yeah, I guess I consider holidays “interruptions.” I run a tight ship, so to speak, and when there’s disruption, I feel it. When I was a kid, I […]

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Review of Emerald Breakfast on the Go Snacks

July 7, 2011

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I almost never eat breakfast. My kids do, usually, but even the smell of food in the morning makes me feel queasy. All I can stomach is coffee before noon or so. So ever since the kids were old enough to rifle through the fridge on their own, they’ve made their own breakfasts. *Most* of […]

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