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When secondhand becomes my second choice.

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Goodwill came into my life for the first time in 1997, when my oldest daughter Hallee was born.  I wanted a baby swing and got my doors blown off by the price at Toys R Us.  A neighborhood mom mentioned Goodwill and all of the great deals she got there and I immediately recoiled.  Eeewww…used stuff? […]

I’m officially over winter.

Yep.  I'm officially over it.

Remember when snow was fun?  Yeah, me either.  When it’s -10 and howling winds, it’s not like I can send the kids outside to play and it’s.  getting.  old. I lived “away” for lots of years.  I lived where it was hot and snow was something that people sprayed on their windows out of a […]

Yay sporting event with $4m commercials!

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So here’s the truth.  The Super Bowl holds zero interest for me.  None.  Not sure how or when this came to be, but there you have it.  My mother loved sports..I grew up with Arthur Ashe and Wayne Gretzky posters on my walls.  My sisters and brother love sports…to a probably unhealthy degree. (freaks)  And then […]

So. Much. Stuff.

The calm before the storm.

Do you guys ever struggle with how much to give your children on Christmas?  You know…how much “stuff” is enough?  My girls are pretty good about picking just one main gift that they want the most, and then I add some fun filler items to round it out.  But this year we seem to have […]

Sweet deals at Target!

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Halloween is my favorite holiday…second really only to my birthday, which I celebrate for the entire month of March.  (March 12.  I like chocolate cake and silver jewelry…get busy)  Halloween brings out the kid in me and the girls and I start decorating the house and the yard on October 1.  We shop at yard […]