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Learning the insurance world: it’s a grownup thing to do

Figuring out life as an adult often requires some un-learning (or re-learning) of things we thought we knew. As my husband and I researched our insurance options last year, we were surprised to learn which kind of coverage we actually needed to best manage our risk. Your needs might vary from ours, but we thought (read more…)

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Think outside the box about creative living

As we march resolutely into 2014, I love the classic exercise of setting goals (they work better for me personally than resolutions) for various aspects of my life. The more entrenched I’ve become in motherhood, the more I’ve realized the value of setting aside time to think about what my passions are and finding ways (read more…)

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How a good book can spark creativity

How a good book can spark creativity

When I really get into a book — especially those last hundred pages of a good novel — I can’t be bothered by trifling things like sleeping, interacting with real people, cooking dinner, or completing any tasks on my to-do list. Okay, I might exaggerate a bit here… but only a little (just ask my (read more…)

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DIY Autumn decor: fabric leaf tree

It was a cool, grey morning – quite fall-ish, if I may say. What started as a quick walk to take the dog outside (we’re watching her while my parents travel) turned into a spontaneous nature walk. As I watched my kids get more and more excited about bringing the goods home (“Wait! I’ll go get (read more…)

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How to sew an easy book tote from a dish towel

Repurposing things is one of my favorite ways to get creative. There’s just something extra fun and special about taking a perfectly good item and completely changing its calling in life! Today I’m going to show you how to make a very simple, yet adorable little tote bag. I made it specifically to fit my (read more…)

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