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Some of the nicest people that I’ve never met.

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Think about your friends for a minute.  Your true friends..the ones who you can be completely real with.  What would you say about them?  That they’re kind?  Maybe they make you laugh, are loyal, are always there when you need them?  What about that you’ve never met them in person?  Would that matter?  Should it? […]

BJ’s Wholesale Club membership for $19.99!

Thinking about getting a membership at BJ’s?  Right now Living Social has a deal for a one year membership for new members only for $19.99.  This is a savings of $30!  I grabbed one and have been twice this week.  BJ’s is very coupon friendly and you can stack BJ’s own coupons with manufacturer’s coupons […]

Christmas traditions we do NOT follow.

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With the holiday season in full-swing now, my Facebook feed and Pinterest boards are full to overflowing with people sharing their holiday traditions.  While we have some of our own, there are some that I can’t get onboard with.  Follow along with the traditions I say, “Awww…hellz naw” “No thank you” to. #1 on my hit list…this […]

Happy (Haunted) Halloween.

My great-great grandmother sitting in the parlor of our home on Court Street in Houlton, Maine.

Have you ever experienced some weird, spooky things that you just didn’t have an explanation for?  Seen something out of the corner of your eye, only to turn and see nothing?  Heard a noise and couldn’t find the source? Our rational mind looks for explanations.   A cold spot in the room?  Must be a drafty window.  Hearing things […]

Words of wisdom.

Her little sister made her a get well card.

My oldest daughter Hallee had her wisdom teeth out on Thursday.  She was due to have them out back in June, but because she’s autistic, her oral surgeon decided that taking them out under general anesthesia at St. Joe’s here in Bangor would be the safer and less stressful option for her.  There was quite a […]

‘Tis the season.

It started last week with Hallee.  A runny nose, slight cough.  No big deal, both of my kids get allergies this time of year.  Started her on the Claritin melts and called it good.  A few days later Maddy tells me her throat is scratchy and then her nose kicks in.  Again…no fever, nothing terrible, […]

Seasons of change.

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With September almost here (I know, I’m so not ready for summer to end), I thought I’d give you a “back-to-the-land” update and tell you that I’m pretty well hooked on gardening…who knew?  I thought gardening was for other people..you know…Aunt Bea/off the grid type people. But I have enjoyed this and learned so much.  The […]

Oh my God, Becky….

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So last week I decided that I was going to have a yard sale today.  (Saturday) The amount of clothes in my kid’s closets was becoming out of control.  My own closet was stuffed with clothes that no longer fit/were never going to fit again/needed to be cut loose from the herd.  And yard sales! I love yard […]