Monthly Archives: January 2017

Quick Update

Challenge 2017 has already shown positive results in my life. Last year we were able to claim 6 of our eight dependents.  This year, two of our kids are claiming themselves which brings us down to 4. Every year I … Continue reading

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2017 Challenge Announced

Many of you have heard about The Secret.  I bought the book a few years ago, but never even opened it.  Last night, while I was struggling with health issues, I turned on the television and found The Secret was … Continue reading

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Update on Last Year’s Challenge

Our challenge last year was to use up our stash of stuff, whatever that may be.  In the last few months I have been quite ill with kidney stones and migraines.  Due to these issues, I have not been keeping … Continue reading

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Frugal and Free.

Today I got a late start on creating. I watched the entire first season of Fortitude.  Good grief, that is quite a show!  I couldn’t look away, it grabbed me immediately and I was hooked!  If you’re sick at home … Continue reading

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Almost Free Decor

Yesterday I spent my day creating an egg carton wreath. The materials, which came from empty cardboard egg cartons and paper left over from my parents move, cost nothing. I used a dollar store piece of foam core for the … Continue reading

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Inaugural Address

This was not a speech which was conciliatory, in my opinion.  I think President Trump had a wonderful opportunity to heal some of the divisions our country has following this very contentious election. The speech was strongly worded, a very … Continue reading

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Since Today is Lousy

anyway, I thought I would do something I genuinely loath. I am sewing. Yes, for those who know me, you’re shocked.  I can tell. Today I made curtains for my main bathroom window and also a shower curtain. I had … Continue reading

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