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Be More: Financial – Plugging up money leaks

I'm back with another in the Be More series of posts.  Today, I want to discuss the idea of "money leaks," although I think in our case, the term should be money floods.  I think of money leaks as those places where you don't really think about how much money you're spending until you sit… Continue reading Be More: Financial – Plugging up money leaks

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Be More Organized: I Make Piles

First off, I would like to warn you, do not do a Google search for "I make piles" without some additional term like "organizing" or "cleaning".  Turns out, pile is another name for hemorrhoids.  Who knew?  But, now we all do. So, I'll admit it.  I make piles.  Everywhere I go.  I have piles on… Continue reading Be More Organized: I Make Piles

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What’s for dinner? Trader Joe’s Edition

I followed through with making dinner tonight (one of my DO items for 2017, but getting an early start).  My daughter and I went to Trader Joe's to pick up some premade burger patties for my husband to put on the smoker and I always taste test (and usually buy whatever it is).  Tonight, we… Continue reading What’s for dinner? Trader Joe’s Edition

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Be More…active – 5 things I am going to DO in 2017

I've decided to embrace this blog's title more actively.  I will be doing a series of blog posts in 2017 that focus on the idea of being more of something.  The first focus is going to be getting more active.  I've realized just how totally sedentary I am as a human being.  And my daughter… Continue reading Be More…active – 5 things I am going to DO in 2017

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#BloggersSecretSanta: The Wondrous Life of Allie M

Merry Christmas everyone!  Today, I'm doing something a little bit different on this little blog o' mine and I am introducing you to another blogger that I hope you will visit and show some support!  I am doing this as a participant in Teenella's Blogger Secret Santa program, which was such a fun and supportive… Continue reading #BloggersSecretSanta: The Wondrous Life of Allie M

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Holidaze – 5 Reasons to Do Christmas Late

In less than 40 minutes, it will be Christmas Eve.  This year has been slow going on preparation.  First, I couldn't find one of my Christmas storage tubs - the one with our stockings and some other key decorations.  We didn't get a tree until two days ago.  The elf keeps forgetting to move (I… Continue reading Holidaze – 5 Reasons to Do Christmas Late