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Chicago: Much More than the “Windy City”

November 10, 2013

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Known as the Second City, visitors to Chicago find the usual tourist fare in world-renowned museums, art, theater and vibrant nightlife venues. Chicago also has its share of unusual and lesser-known attractions that don’t always make it on a traveler’s must-see list. Whether you are looking for the usual or something a little different, Chicago […]

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Random Tasting But Purposeful Purchases

October 11, 2013

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A lot of the wine that we drink is random. A friend fills our glass at a dinner party. A server suggests a wine with or without our input. A label jumps out at us on a shelf. We have a smart phone application that suggests a purchase. We follow scores. Clearly, the attractive label […]

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Frugal Alert: Cooper Tire #springsavings

June 1, 2013

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This post brought to you by Cooper Tires. All opinions are 100% mine.   Out with the old, in with the new, as they say.    Yes, we're changing the car tires again. 🙂 Now that it's June, I *think* it's safe to take off the winter tires. It DID snow last week, by the […]

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Solving Super-Dry and Rough Skin

May 25, 2013

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This post brought to you by Tree Hut. All opinions are 100% mine. I really love my job, and it's been an absolute blast meeting new people and learning new skills. I also like dressing up again. It's been a long time since I've done that. I wasn't terribly motivated working as a writer at […]

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It’s No nonsense Time

January 14, 2013

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This post brought to you by No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine. I'll soon be entering the world of working outside the home. Yes! I think I am grown up enough now to take on a job. 😉 I've been working from home for a few years and I just can't afford it anymore. […]

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Mmmmm, Pie and Stuff

December 4, 2012

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This post brought to you by Mrs. Smith’s . All opinions are 100% mine. I'd always baked my own holiday pies until I started working at home. No time for that anymore! So I bought Mrs. Smith’s pies (apple and cherry!) last year, and wow, the cherry especially was terrific! Not too bad for a […]

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Taming the Wild, Wild Beast

November 8, 2012

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This post brought to you by Comfort Zone® products. All opinions are 100% mine. Meet Livvy. I don't talk about her much on this blog because she has practically overrun my other blog, NewYorkRenovator. But her cuteness often spills into my other blogs. She's half Siamese and therefore she can be a little… shall we […]

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Graduating From the School of Hard Knocks

September 28, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LifeLock Facebook for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. “Experience is a hard master but only fools will have no other,” Benjamin Franklin once said. Yeah. That school of hard knocks… it hurts sometimes. I'm in the process of backing up every scrap of […]

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Frugal Alert: Free Anti-Inflammatory Beverage Plus Shipping

September 27, 2012

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Trivita is again offering a sample of their popular anti-inflammatory beverage, nopalea, for free (but you have to pay shipping and handling). Nopalea is a drink that comes from the fruit of the Nopal cactus (Opuntia Ficus Indica). The cactus is very rich in a certain type of antioxidants called bioflavinoids which have shown to […]

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My Pal Made Me a Bag!

September 16, 2012

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I got this in the mail. Isn’t it beautiful! My friend Karen from ChatBugKaren made it! I have been admiring her quilt work for eons. I needed a new bag to carry my stuff to church and back. Now that I am in my mid 40’s, I figured it was time to retire my nylon […]

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