My Vintage Birthday

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This past week was my birthday and we had quite a week of celebrating. To start off my birthday week, my husband, cousin, her boyfriend, and myself went to an antique show in Oklahoma City. We had a wonderful time. My cousin found some really nice vintage luggage and a vintage apron and her boyfriend […]

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Mint Blended Coffee Drink


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While it’s tempting to go get one of the many mint drinks being offered today the ingredients are questionable at best. However, this mint drink is one you can feel better about drinking. Mint Blended Coffee Makes 3-4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup cold strong coffee 1 cup milk 4 cups ice […]

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Why I Disappeared

It has been almost a month since I’ve blogged. This year has been off to a crazy start. If you follow me on Facebook you likely know I didn’t even get my Christmas tree put away until the very end of last month. This wasn’t because I wanted it out that long, I was just […]

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards

recycled cards

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, if you order from them I will receive a small percent but this doesn’t effect my views. It’s time to start thinking about ordering your holiday cards. Here are some great eco-friendly options to help keep your holidays green.   1. Tree-Free Greetings– Made using 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials. […]

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July Grocery Haul


This month’s grocery shopping was a bit strange. My mom ended up having to take an unexpected trip to California to be with a sick family member so we didn’t end up shopping together. I also really needed to get things done at home so my husband ended up doing our grocery shopping this time. […]

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Google Reader is Going Away

I’m super sad that Google Reader is disappearing. It has been my favorite way to read blogs for a few years now. I pretty much freaked out when I saw it was no longer going to be available. I have found another option and while I don’t like it as well, it does have some […]

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We Got a New Car


The other day we got a new car. I’m sure most of you won’t be surprised to hear it’s a Prius. However, if you know my husband you may find this surprising. When we were dating he drove a 2002 Trans Am (sorry for the terrible photo below, my husband isn’t home and he has […]

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Why You Should Shop Local or Why I Don’t Shop at Walmart


Growing up we had several great locally owned grocery stores around me. We had a Walmart but it wasn’t a “Super Center” but we ended up getting a “Super Center” and slowly our locally owned grocery stores closed. Now we are left with Walmart and two locally owned grocery stores. People have gotten so used […]

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!


Today is Theodor Geisel’s, better known as Dr. Seuss, birthday. I grew up reading Dr. Seuss and having it read to me. My favorite book is The Lorax. I still enjoy Geisel’s stories as an adult. I watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas every Christmas and The Lorax is one of my favorite movies. My husband even gave me […]

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Favorite New-to-me Blogs of 2012


Rachel Held Evans–  While I’m not religious, I do find her take on Christianity refreshing and interesting. Green Lady– Francesca Olivieri blogs for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, The Family Groove and Scenic Hudson; and contributes to Daily Candy Kids, YogaCity, Citiscoop, and NRDC’s Simple Steps. So you can guess how much great info she has to share. Conscientious Confusion– […]

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