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Moving Sucks

Apologies for the lack of recent posts. I am not gone, only in moving hell. We moved into our new house last Tuesday and are still surrounded by boxes, which is good because we have entire rooms that are devoid of furniture. Unless the cardboard box look will be championed by Domino magazine (if you […]

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Can you speak “nanny”?

In the Home & Garden section of the New York Times, there’s an article called “How to Speak Nanny”. The piece highlights the all-too-often communication breakdowns that can occur between mom and caregiver and discusses why the mom/nanny relationship – especially ones in New York City – often involve a certain degree of strife. As […]

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Don’t tell Mom the babysitter’s old

So, believe it or not, my husband and I are using a babysitter for the first time tonight. Before you think I’m one of those freak show moms who fears leaving her kid in the hands of another person, allow me to explain: My husband and I have gone out numerous times – it’s just […]

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Homemade Nutri-grain Bars

This is my second attempt at these–the first time around my filling was too tart (i did apple and didn’t reduce it on the stove first-oops). Both times, I was seeking to make a healthier version of Nutri-grain bars. This time around I am using blueberries and am adjusting the dough recipe a bit. I […]

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A new rug!

Here’s the most recent update in my adventures participating in the American Express Membership Rewards “Live On Points” challenge to revamp my bedroom using points only: So, for my initial 50,000 ($500 value) points purchase, I decided to get myself a new rug to replace this positively nauseating one my husband and I have had […]

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Maintaining Your Spa. The Simple Facts

Who wouldn’t love slipping into a steamy spa to soak away the tensions of the day. A spa, just like any other cherished possession, requires periodic maintenance and upkeep to keep it clean and the water crystal clear.If you’re thinking of buying a hot tub or spa and are wondering how much is involved in […]

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A Mother’s Work

My Facebook feed, email inbox, and in-person conversations are overflowing with photo documentation of “girls’ makeover weekends,” tender anecdotal tributes, and intergenerational inside jokes. While part of me genuinely celebrates these stories of mother-daughter bonding, a large waxen ball of envy simultaneously churns in the pit of my stomach and drags me even deeper into […]

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Cleaning your Spa or Hot Tub. The Empty and Fill Tutorial

Turn off electrical power to the spa. I switch the breaker in our breaker box. Attach a garden hose to the spiguet of the hot tub and begin to empty the water. My wonderful husband attached a hose extension to my spiguet so I didn’t have to stand on my head every time I wanted […]

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Eat your Crock Pot Veggies

Saving time is always right up there on my number #1 list.Investigating over the years how to save time, I’ve found an all-time saver being my beloved crockpot. If you’ve discovered a time savings appliance such as a simple crockpot, then you’d have to agree, that the last thing you wanna do on a special […]

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About Ryobi Tools. History, Review

Ryobi tools may be a well-known Japan saw supplier that’s been operational given that 1943. Ever since then, they’ve had time to help risk-free your position one of several planet’s prime saw makers. This is a very little straightforward task. Ryobi features continually verified by themselves progressively having legendary trustworthiness along with trustworthiness.Development is prime […]