Picking a Theme for your Holiday Decor

Holiday decorating is so important to me. It gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling to see my little Santa Clause figurines, string lights, wreath, snowflakes, etc… twinkling at my when I’m hanging at home. I would bet a decent amount that I’m not the only one who feels this way about the holidays. I’d also bet, possibly more, that others like myself have large families with kids who ‘need’ lots and lots of presents, host events over the holidays, and totally stress over how to afford it all!

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Holiday Decorating on a Budget

Good morning! Let’s jump right in; the holidays. Am I getting a little ahead of myself? No. I tend to jump into holiday mode as soon as it is consistently below 55 degrees for over a week. Once Halloween is over, just forget about it because the decorations are going up. I am known to […]

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Feeling Overwhelmed; Make It End!!

Afternoon! Our first truly fall-day here in New England; cold, drizzly, generally bleak. It’s easy to forget that this is a large portion of the glorious season; cold and drizzle. It’s not all sunshine, sweaters, and apple cider, ya’ll. It’s easy to get stung by the seasonal depression bug during this time also, we wake […]

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Morning Musings and the Aftermath of a Three-Day Juice Cleanse

Good morning all, Yet another morning spent lying in bed for 20 minutes after the initial flicker of wakefulness, denying that it’s time to get up. We’ve been having a lot of these. I also spend these minutes protecting my face as I was pretty decently head butted the other morning; my nose might be […]

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Day #4: The reveal

It’s the morning after my first ever juice cleanse! I had a bad night and woke up too early. But THAT’S OK! Know why? Coffee creamer. I can honestly say this is the thing I missed most. And sandwiches. Wine. Breakfast. OK I missed a few things. Going to make some eggs and do a […]

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Juice Cleanse Day #3

WOOHOO LAST DAY!! Wow, I never would have guessed that I could do this. It’s amazing how not-dying I feel. Again woke up with a headache that disappeared with coffee. Even felt like doing a little working out. Made myself a giant to-do list this morning, which is always helpful. Benny and I agreed last […]

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Juice Cleanse Day #2

Day #2! I am so excited for day #3. Today was WAY better than yesterday. I woke up and felt amazing. I had a slight headache, I’m guessing from lack of protein, but coffee took care of that. My energy has been amazing all day; I actually feel kind of wired. Usually I get sluggish […]

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3-Day Juice Cleanse: Day #1; Part 2

Woke up feeling super tired, which was not ideal. I did workout this morning, I did not do any cardio. 10am Juice #1: Sweet Spin 140 Calories 18g Sugar 4g Fiber 34g Carbs As predicted; tastes like blended kale. Fortunately I have spent many years teaching myself to like things that taste like blended kale. […]

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