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My Stationery Addiction Now Has A Support Group! (52 Weeks, 52 Letters Challenge)

My Stationery Addiction Now Has A Support Group! (52 Weeks, 52 Letters Challenge)

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a serious problem with stationery supplies. It’s partially genetic. My father collects fountain pens. My mother makes handmade paper goods from recycled fabrics and paper waste. I’m finally using my last stick of sealing wax left from a huge batch that my great aunt gave me in […]

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The Compact Christmas: Even The Christmas Tree Is Used!

The Compact Christmas: Even The Christmas Tree Is Used!

On January 6th, 2007 I joined The Compact, a group of individuals committed to a one calendar year flight from the consumer grid by agreeing to buy no new products of any kind (aside from food and health items) and instead choosing to borrow, barter or buy used. The Compact is a slippery slope. It’s […]

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I Now Own Cupcake Sprinkles For Every Holiday Including Shark Week

I Now Own Cupcake Sprinkles For Every Holiday Including Shark Week

In advance of my annual holiday cookie baking marathon where I crank out 80 dozen cookies for everyone I know, I schlepped up to Newhall California to meet up with the BFF at Clarice’s Cake Decorating for Clarice’s custom-blended sprinkles (also known as jimmies). At some point, soon after entering the cake decorating store, I […]

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5 Easy-to-Make Deluxe Gifts for Under $15 article on Wise Bread

5 Easy-to-Make Deluxe Gifts for Under $15 article on Wise Bread

My article about my super awesome ninja homemade gifts was published today on Wise Bread. Go here to read the entire article and/or leave a comment: 5 Easy-to-Make Deluxe Gifts for Under $15 (Wise Bread) I wonder if I can write and sell five more articles to Wise Bread in the next twelve days…

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First Master List FAILURE!

First Master List FAILURE!

Wow, this sucks. This morning my application to refinance my mortgage was denied due to my last year’s income of $18,000, which I was completely up front about at the beginning of the process. The fact that I can live on $18,000 in Los Angeles and maintain a high credit score and pay all my […]

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My Evil Scheming Ways

My Evil Scheming Ways

How do you get your boyfriend to finally sort out the garage in preparation for a garage sale he doesn’t want to have? Hold the garage sale on your birthday so he can’t say no. Yes, I’m terrible. But now that he’s resigned to the task of giving me the birthday morning that I really […]

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The Master List

The Master List

As my 2010 Resolution is to “fix my life,” I thought it might be a good idea to keep a running list of all the unfinished projects that are knocking around the inside of my head and cluttering my house. Of course, this list is in no particular order. But let’s face it. If I […]

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