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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.

Week 49 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. "God has not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful." Well, that's officially my excuse for not being more productive from now on! Holiday craziness has set in, and I am crafted, shopped, and celebrated out already. How can a holiday that celebrates som

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Week 48 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. "Necessity is the mother of invention." Must be December because I am feeling pulled in every direction now. I have been working hard on Christmas crafts, and we went to our first holiday party of the year (four more to go!). Images from #freepik. #bujo #bujojunkies #b

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Week 47 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Happy Thanksgiving! We survived a crazy week, enjoyed a lovely small holiday dinner with my parents, and shopped just for ourselves on Black Friday. Mostly because I hate shopping, but saving a ton of money makes up for some of that hate. Images from #freepik. #bujo #minimalistbujo #

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All decorated for Christmas! We are doing a white and silver theme this year. The mantle is my favorite part. The Man picked most of it out, and I did the manual labor. #teamwork #christmasiscoming #holidaydecorating #homedecor #whiteandsilver #whiteandsilverchristmas #whiteandsilverdecor #christmasdecorations #blackfridayd

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Week 46 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. "I love and approve of myself." Yay for fall weather! Nay to blowing, raking, scooping, bagging, and binning leaves for hours every week. Extra nay to living in a #treecityusa where I can't cut down my four stupid maple trees so I don't have to deal with this issue eac

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Mondays with Annie. #korat #koratcat #lazycat #catsoforegon #catsofinstagram #mondaysbelike #mondaysarehard via Instagram http://ift.tt/2zUNxaD

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Week 45 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. My birthday was Nov. 3, but I had Halloween stickers for last week's #bujo page. This week I get my cake! Had a week full of crazy chores like rebinding an oversized king quilt, writing and posting my annual blog year retrospective (link in profile), and making a ton of Christmas car

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Week 44 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. This week was busy! Between errands, chores, seasonal tasks, and celebrating a holiday and my birthday, I am exhausted. Started working on Christmas cards: trying to stay ahead of the game this year! #halloween images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournal

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If you had told me last year what my life would be like over the next twelve months, I would have fainted. Just keeled over, out cold. But there was no voice from the future, no glimmer in the crystal ball to prepare me for the heartache I would experience.  This blog lost its most faithful reader. Just a few days before

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Week 43 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I trust myself and know my inner wisdom is my best guide." Yeah, I do know me. Just don't ask me to explain myself. 🤔 Had a great week visiting with my sister who was home on leave. We enjoyed crafting time, a big puzzle, and lots of good food. Also, the #leaves here in

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Week 42 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Our marriage is worth celebrating!" Yay for surviving eight years with this self-inflicted wound called a marriage! I mean, "I love you, honey!" 😄 Busy week overall, plus two fun nights of games and tasty food with friends. #lifeisgood Images from #freepik

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Made this card to thank a friend for taking care of our cat while we went on vacation. All stamps, dies, and colored paper are from @lawnfawn. The white paper is from @hp, and the embossing folder is by @wermemorykeepers. Cat colored using @copic_official markers. Design is based on a card given to me in 1992 from my aunt.

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Grandma told me to feed you until you married me. Here I am, eight years later, married, and still feeding you. Sometimes it's pizza, and sometimes it's punchlines, but it's always amazing with you there. Here's to eight years of marriage and over 8,000 meals together. Happy anniversary! #happyanniversary #oct172009 #oct17

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Week 41 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I have integrity. I am totally reliable. I do what I say." What looks like an easy week was anything but easy. Spent most of this week with Mom as she recovers from her knee replacement surgery. Yay for getting better every day! Also got started on my Christmas card making.

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Week 40 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. "I never give up." Had a crazy week from beginning to end! Worked hard every day, felt exhausted every night, but I kept at it. Thankful that Mom's knee surgery went well and that she's healing. Happy that my #housewifelife allows me to help her out during her recovery. #fa

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Friday Harbor ferry dock at dawn. We had to be up super early to catch the ferry to go home, so we were killing time watching the sun rise. The water was glassy, the town was just barely stirring, and my veins were struggling to accept that much chai so early. #coffeeisgross #fridayharbor #sanjuanislands #sunriseoversea #su

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I really do have a face! The Man and I were standing on the porch of the officer's quarters at American Camp while waiting for some drizzle to pass. This was the only "rain" we had on our vacation in the San Juan Islands. If I mention how much @columbia1938 we were wearing on our vacation, can I get a sponsorship

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. Took this picture on the second morning of our vacation as we slipped out of the harbor on the early ferry to Orcas Island. The fog was hanging low over the water, and everything was still. How rare it is for the #westcoast to see the sunrise over water. What an amazing morning! #

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Week 39 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "When you know better, do better." The Man and I went on a real vacation this week, all by ourselves! We spent five days in the San Juan Islands and had a wonderful time. Despite walking or hiking five miles each day, we felt relaxed and refreshed. It was so amazing to

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Week 38 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I matter, and what I have to offer this world also matters." After weeks of wondering if my style of #bulletjournaling is "right enough," this week's mantra gave me a great confidence boost. So what if I don't hand draw every spread or check every box or have the

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Week 37 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Not my circus, not my monkeys." But what if you are the monkey? Nay to a busy week with appointments and my dear aunt's funeral. Yay to seeing lots of family that came from out of town. Nay to hurting my knee while spreading bark dust. But yay for making the HOA look b

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"If I fits, I sits." Annie found an empty box on my craft table. She is barely able to get all four of her paws in it, so when she lays down, much of her tiny 8lb body hangs over the edges. Nevermind the 4'x1' box filled with fresh, crinkly packing paper in the living room... #annie #catsinboxes #cat #korat #korat

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My table centerpiece for fall took some effort. I didn't want to store anything long term or spend much money, so I had to be creative. The mason jars are filled with candy corn and M&Ms. I used @lawnfawn small stitched leaves dies and distress ink to make 3 dozen leaves. The doily thing is actually a placemat from Bed,

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Week 36 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "Life is tough, but so are you." Did a lot of visiting this week, which is great but exhausting for this introvert. SO glad I was able to reconnect with friends and family! I am also thankful to have a quiet home where I can hide out for a day or two afterward. Does anyone e

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Week 35 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Some see a weed: I see a wish!" Anyone else grow up wishing on dandelions? I wish it would rain and be less hot and just not be summer anymore. 😧 Grandma taught us to "make wishes" out on the farm where weeds in the lawn seemed to be tolerated, but Dad was

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Harvest Moon 2017. With all the smoke we have in Oregon right now due to forest fires, the moon glows a beautiful pumpkin orange. Got out my long lens and had some fun in the street scaring drivers while taking photos. @thatoregonlife #moon #harvestmoon #fullmoon #stargazing #oregon #oregonmoon #astronomy #pnw #greatpnw #pu

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Week 34 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I feel joy and contentment in this moment right now." With these cute fishies, how can life not be joyful? The eclipse was amazing, I feel healthy, and the house is pretty clean and organized all at once. It's like I almost have this "adult" thing down. Haha, j/k,

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Should I take yet another picture of the cat being adorbz? Yes, yes I should. Annie was so sweet to hold her pose long enough for me to take this pic. The Man had left a door open to a room where she rarely gets to go, and she loved having a new place to drop more hairs. #annie #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #catsoforegon #kor

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Week 33 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Spent the week planning for the #eclipseapocalypse in Oregon. We stocked extra food, water, and gas just in case supplies ran low, and we reviewed our wilderness first responder knowledge and supplies in case things went really pearshaped. While I wouldn't call us true #preppers,

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The #eclipse was AMAZING from our front porch! We had two incredible minutes of totality without having to drive anywhere. For two space geeks, seeing this from home was a treat! #pathoftotality #viewfromhere #eclipse2017 #sunsungoaway #ilovedark via Instagram http://ift.tt/2whA7Ef

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