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That Forthright Girl

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One millennial’s attempt to question authority, remain (happily) married, be pennywise and organized, and prep for the future.

Happy 9th Anniversary to my favorite Lego helper, dance partner, and cat parent. Thanks for driving off into the sunset with me. 😚❀ . #happyanniversary #anniversary #9thanniversary #ninthanniversary #october17 #oct172009 #catholicwedding #wedding #catholicchurch #legoweddingcake #kryanaring #promdressweddingdress #rece

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Week 40 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. After weeks of craziness and being on vacation, I finally got a quieter week. The Man and I paid off his student loans from both his BS and MBA this week, a major achievement since we did it on one income and five years early. Sacrifices aren't sexy, but damn they feel

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Week 39 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Vacation! We visited the middle of nowhere in northern central Washington this week with my in-laws. The weather was perfect, our cabin was cozy, and I didn't have to do any chores for 4 days. It was glorious! . I kept the "artwork" easy this week with a washi

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Week 38 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I was so busy this week that I had to add extra lines to my template. Prepping for a short vacation obviously means doing ALL THE CHORES! πŸ™„ After two long weeks of painting the master bathroom and bedroom, and this week of absolute insanity, I felt like I had earned

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Week 37 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Building on the momentum--and mess--from painting the bathroom last week, I tackled the master bedroom paint job. It looks so much lighter and nicer! But I am also really ready for a vacation! . Cupcakes, anyone? I know piles of frosting look amazing, but does anyone ov

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Week 36 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I spent the entire week repainting our master bathroom. I never want to paint another bathroom. Ever. Also, it appears I got a little cross-out happy on that last line. I wonder what it was I felt so accomplished about...? . These #smoothie #stickers from #violettestick

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Week 35 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I felt so busy this week even though none of my tasks were difficult or terribly time consuming. I definitely accomplished things, but more things just stacked up right behind me. Ended the week with a lovely day date with The Man to the #oregonstatefair. We don't go ev

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After careful consideration, I remade my fall wreath. I was just not happy with the previous version. It was too uniform and same-y. I found a decent stem of greenery and a couple more flowers today that I think really helped. Which version do you like more? (Yes, real honesty is fine! Any good artist must be able to accept

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Got a chance to be creative today and whipped out this wreath for my front door. Wreaths are expensive to buy premade! Got this done for less than $20 with all supplies from Hobby Lobby, and I am pretty happy with it. I went for a fall wreath that hopefully doesn't lean too harvest-y or Thanksgiving-y. The flowers really ca

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Hallelujah, it's raining! πŸ˜πŸ™†β€β™€οΈπŸŒ§πŸ’¦ #nativeoregonian #realoregoniansdontuseumbrellas #rainonwindow #thankful #iprayedforrain #ineedrain #rainlife #oregon #oregondrought #willamettevalley via Instagram https://ift.tt/2COUVqV

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Week 44 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. This was probably my craziest week of the year yet. The Man left on Monday for a business trip, and seven hours later my sister arrived for a visit. She left on Friday, and The Man arrived home seven hours later. It was nonstop going-doing-seeing in between. Nice visits

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Week 33 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had two lipomas removed this week. SO glad they are out! Imagine sitting with a marble under your thigh every time you sat down. Yeah. Ouch. Didn't really get a break after the surgery either. #housewifelife never stops. . I broke out two very old @lawnfawn stamp sets a

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I asked my husband what he wanted on his birthday card. He replied, "tanks, guns, and boobs," thinking I wouldn't be able to pull it off. #challengeaccepted . Thanks to @freepik for the tank and squirt gun graphics. I designed the boob targets myself. Sincerest apologies to @lawnfawn for corrupting their sentiment

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Week 32 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Lots of appointments this week, but at least my pesky ovarian cyst is gone! Yay for that! Lots of small chores and the usual slog otherwise. Such is life. . Anyone else dreaming of a good rain? I am an Oregonian in sore need of a steady six-month drizzle. I'd even settl

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Week 31 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I think my planner lies a bit: it looks like I did very little this week, but one of those little tasks filled three full days. I started designing my family's 2019 calendar, and I didn't stop until they were nearly complete. Still a short bit of work before printing af

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Week 30 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Does anyone else get summertime blues? I am over this heat, blinded by the sun, and exhausted from going-seeing-doing. I need a good rain already! This week was mostly a recovery week from July's insanity. Not looking forward to August. Hurry up, fall! . Are mermaids st

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Week 29 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Our families both scheduled their reunions on the same day. We got up very early and stayed up very late, but we got to visit with so many loved ones. We are lucky to have and are so thankful for our huge families! (But we are never doing both on the same day again. Thi

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Finished the upper flags tonight on my cross stitch piece. Only took a month to complete this section. Zero mistakes, although it's still far from perfect. The left flag is the colonial U.S. Flag, and the right flag is George Washington's personal flag. We purchased this kit at Mt. Vernon as our souvenir for our D.C trip ba

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Week 28 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. This was my quiet week for July, and I took advantage of it. I have been loving listening to audiobooks while I cross stitch. The time just flies! Lots of stitching progress made, but lots more to do. Such is life. . I brought out some simple #mizuhiki and some lovely #

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Week 27 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Happy Independence Day! I celebrated our nation's birthday with a virus. Some awful sore throat and mild congestion crap kept me sidelined. Didn't see a single firework. On a positive note, I have been crafting like crazy and binging on the show "CHiPs." Love

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Week 26 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I spent this whole week cross stitching and finishing two audiobooks. Read a book about the history of the search for the cure to scurvy (absolutely fascinating!) and got through a book about how the cause of cholera was finally discovered. Would prefer never get scurvy

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The original rebel flag. πŸ˜† Happy (early) Independence Day to my fellow Americans! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ May the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness never be infringed. . Finished cross stitching this today, but it's only one third of the total piece. Lots more stitching to do. . #independenceday #betsyro

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Got a couple new Japanese candy kits this weekend. This kit was probably the best tasting kit I have ever had. The soda was ramune (sort of tastes like a cross between bubblegum and lemon-lime?) and it fizzed! The ichigo daifuku (strawberry and chocolate in mochi) was delicious! The odango (mochi balls on a skewer) were a b

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Today's afternoon snack comes fresh from a local fruit stand. Perfectly ripe, hand picked, and #oregongrown. Is there anything better on a warm summer day? . #berries #raspberries #blueberries #marionberries #noaddedsugar #glutenfree #eatrealfood #whole30 #organic #locallygrown #oregonag #supportyourfarmer #fruitfix #highfi

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Week 25 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Spent most of the week planning and preparing for a surprise retirement party for The Man's parents. The party was a big success, and we couldn't be happier with how it went. So nice to celebrate good people! . Who doesn't love #paisley? I adore this stamp set from @daw

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Week 24 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. It's farm stand season! So thankful to live in an area where farm stands are everywhere, the produce is usually organic, and the prices are low. We go a bit crazy on #oregongrown fruits and veggies. What fruit or veggie do you look forward to most each year? . Went with

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Week 23 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. With May's craziness behind me, I was able to have a week-long break. I still did all the regular chores and managed a few projects, but this week was a welcome lull. Making progress on a cross stitch piece, finally! . I sacrificed one of my most favorite pieces of art

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When my aunt passed away last summer, Dad gifted a small bit of the modest estate to my sister and me. Aunt Deejee loved jewelry. I remember sitting on her lap as a little girl, dazzled by the rings she wore on every finger and the fancy gemstones she kept in each ear. I am not much into rings beyond my wedding set, but I l

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"Hooman! This is my napping place!" The Man left his fleece on the couch this morning, and Annie dug herself a cave under it for her afternoon nap. #catnap #cats #catsofinstagram #koratcat #korat #annoyedcat #catcave #annieA post shared by @ jaggy732 on Jun 15, 2018 at 3:56pm PDT

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Week 22 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. How busy was May? I watched a total of 40 hours of TV throughout the month. That's a quarter of my average when not binging. Even with a vacation thrown in, May was crazy!! Strawberries are on now, and we have been gluttonous this year. We got two flats for frozen berri

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