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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.

Mom made #caramelrolls from Grandma's recipe from #northdakota. I was forced to help her eat them. My life is SO rough. (No calories if I post a picture of the food to Instagram, right?) #thebest #sogood #goodbyewaistline #worthit #sorrydoc #iwilldobettertomorrow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2t7h3XD

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Week 24 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "Be curious, not judgmental." Had a busy week preparing for our annual #garagesale. Finally unloaded our junk closet: we are loving the emptyness! Used our garage sale earnings to replace the light fixtures in our garage (no more bare bulbs, yay!). #adulting Images from #fre

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Week 23 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am limited only by my vision of what is possible." Made some time for the piano this week. Am also considering learning a sixth instrument (maybe the violin?). Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjo

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Week 22 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am self-reliant, creative, and persistent in whatever I do." Had a great, relaxing week indoors. Between the pollen and crazy #oregonweather, I have been stuck inside. Finished watching @craigmclachlan_ in #thedoctorblakemysteries, and then watched everything else he has

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Week 21 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am worthy of the compassion and kindness that life offers me." Hectic week post-vacation, but it is always good to be home and back in familiar routines. Cat images from #freepik #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjourn

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Week 20 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you as you are to them." I had the fantastic opportunity to visit my mom's relatives in Bismarck and Beulah, North Dakota, this week. People there could not have been nicer, and the weather was perfect! Also, I didn't hav

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Week 19 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am beautifully and wondrously made." The late arrival of spring had me scurrying about with all kinds of chores this week. Got the big outside stuff done before pollen season kicks off, and I even had some time to craft. Images from #freepik. #iambeautifullyandwondrouslym

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I had the incredible opportunity to visit the gravesites for all eight of my great grandparents within one week just before #memorialday. Half are in North Dakota, and half are close to home in Oregon. I only met one of them in person, but I have heard wonderful stories of them all. Pictured here is the headstone for my mom

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Fresh picked #oregon #strawberries! Thanks, @midway_farms, for growing strawberries that are REALLY red all the way through. Like they should be. California, are you listening? #nowhitecorecaliforniacrap #sweeterthansugar #oregondoesitbetter via Instagram http://ift.tt/2r5nQxl

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Week 18 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. What a busy, crazy, good week! My sister, @craftytacogeek, was home for a week, and we had lots of fun crafting, shopping, and eating too much good food. Our mid-week trip to the #oregoncoast was a wonderful treat! While I didn't have much time for my own pursuits, I also didn't

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Week 17 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Had a calm, quiet week that included plenty of thriving with some #bingewatching and creating. These are my favorite kind of weeks! #feather images from #freepik. #darlingyouareaworkofart #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove

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What kinds of things do housewives do? Sometimes we stain fences. Today, I stained this gate (because I sort of blasted the old stain off with the pressure washer). With that done, hubby gets to come home after work and relax! #lessonlearned #fence #gate #stain #homerepair #housewife #housewifelife #goodwifey #hessospoiled

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My lunches for the week are ready to go! #saladinajar I like simple salad bases with #romainelettuce, #babyspinach, and #carrots. Used my #foodsaver jar sealer to #vacuumseal the #salads in my #handmedown #masonjars. Topping these with nuts and seeds, baby shrimp, salmon, or chicken, and a little bit of whatever dressing I

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Week 16 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Finished my pillow project, spent time with family and friends, and generally had an easy, quiet week. Beautiful #sakura #cherryblossoms #images from #freekpik. #creativitytakescourage! #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunk

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Week 15 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "Great things take time" was such an important #mantra this week as I struggled to finish a special pillow project. Almost back on track with our #bibleinayear plan too! #focusedonwhatmatters Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bu

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Week 14 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Happiness is a freshly cleaned house, and I strive hard to keep it that way. I am enjoying my new #bujo layout, have been productive, and still found time for me. #winning #foronce Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #

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"I will not sew over my pins. I will not sew over my pins. I will not..." ugh! Broke my needle, bent a pin, scared myself in the process! #sewing #quilting #brokenneedle #bentpin #neednewpants via Instagram http://ift.tt/2pvtWW6

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Week 13 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Changed my template a ton this week and improved the functionality. This freedom to change things up as I want keeps me in the #bulletjournal camp, as opposed to a true planner. Perhaps not hand drawing everything in a bound journal is cheating a bit, but I did design this myself. #so

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Week 12 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Life is happening in this moment." We made a massive change this week and cut out our diet soda and sugar habits. No fun "thriving" boxes checked in the bujo, but we are starting to #thrive in real life. We are trying new food (a _massive!_ accomplishment for

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Week 11 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Between hubby's cold and my awful sore throat this week, I did what I could. We fell off our #bibleinayear program due to neither of us being able to read aloud to each other! Trying to catch up again. #ugh. Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunit

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Week 10 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. This week's quote, "Be you, bravely," is a tall order, but I am trying to be a more authentic me every day. Took a little #metime early in the week, but paid for it later. Got our #taxes done, super deep cleaned all of our towels, and did some light #springcleaning. Ima

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Annie was busy this morning! She brought me three bird toys (homemade from fleece, fiberfill, and a shoelace) while I was getting ready. Apparently I looked hungry... #cats #catsoforegon #catofinstagram #bringallthethings #catretriever #stupidhumans #catsavior #cattotherescue #lookwhatididmom via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mL

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Week 7 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Busy week, but good. Finished #madmen, now have to catch up on current TV. Graphics from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity

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Week 8 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Had a good week aside from a dental cleaning (ugh!). Date night in #pdx was great, and I did a pretty good job with my "strives" as well. 🌟I am in love with these monster graphics from #freepik! #toocute #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjourn

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Week 9 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. This was an awful week. We had to give up one of our cats, so I was unmotivated to cook or do much. Sort of slogged through life for a bit. The week ended better, and we are moving forward again. Still on track with our #bibleinayear plan! #ashwednesday #catholic #bulletjournal #bullet

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Date nights are super fun when they involve replacing a hard drive, reinstalling an operating system, and reconfiguring files. #nerdlove #nothowiwantedthisnighttogo #newssd #datenight #isitoveryet #nomorebsod (Old ssd was "flash" and hdd is "thunder." Am taking suggestions for hard drive names.) via Inst

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If anyone had asked me yesterday morning how I felt about cat adoption, I would have told them that cat adoption is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I took my responsibility to love a cat forever seriously. I would never, ever consider getting rid of my cats. Two hours later, my husband and I found ourselves trappe

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Had to say goodbye to our furbaby today. Though he was a sweet cat most of the time, Eddie has a history of random redirected aggression with people and nonrecognition aggression with his sister. He went after The Man today (drawing blood, again: see older IG posts), and we soon found ourselves trapped in a bedroom with him

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I inherited my grandfather's stamp making business today. Was going through some of his old ledgers when I spotted these interesting stamp images. Through the early 1980s, Grandpa supplied @mtnhouse with their package identification stamps. Wonder if he got paid in food? Yum! #oregonfreezedry #mountainhouse #flashbackfriday

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Week 6 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Was a quiet week overall, and I got some serious paperwork done. We are still caught up on our #bibleinayear plan, and I ate a ton of fruit and veg this week. #adulting Also #bingewatched the first three seasons of #madmen. Graphics from #freepik #bulletjournaling #bulletjournal #bulle

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