Category Archives: Shopping

I refuse to get stressed out this holiday season.

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You know what?  I am so over being stressed out from November to January.  The minute (and usually before) the Halloween decorations come down, retailers begin bombarding us with holiday advertising.  Before I’ve even bought a turkey for Thanksgiving, stores have Christmas decorations up. The pressure is on…holiday flyers arriving weekly in the mail.  TV […]

The ugly truth behind holiday birthdays.


We’ve all heard of the poor kids born on Christmas who never got birthday gifts, but had to make do with socks, and whatever else their parents could spare from the Christmas pile.  I always felt so sorry for those kids.  They didn’t get big parties and lots of birthday presents, but they got to […]

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 […]

It’s the unofficial start of summer! I’m freezing!

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So here in Maine this weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer.  Usually by now we’ve got tan marks from our flip-flops, have the kids red, white and blue outfits laid out for the Memorial Day parade, have the weekends barbecue menu all planned out and have sunscreen and Off!  on hand.  Because, SUMMER! […]