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Dean Kirkland

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 48 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Did a little late fall gardening this week. I ripped out a tiny shrub that I have always disliked and replaced it with some hens and chicks that my mom gave me. Mom originally got hers from Dad's mom's garden, so now I have some of the old farm at my house. 🌱 I also

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Week 47 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Let the craziness of the holiday season begin! πŸ€ͺ We had a lovely Thanksgiving with my parents, each of us naming those things for which we are most thankful. πŸ™ And then we got up very early on Black Friday to greedily acquire the most stuff for the least money. It

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Week 46 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had a lovely week. Went shopping with Mom, made the yard look great one last time before winter, and got to play a new game. Fun stuff mostly, just the way it should always be. 😊 . Any other "old millennials" out there watch Rugrats? Chuckie Finster was my

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Week 45 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I found a pile of motivation somewhere and conquered some huge tasks this week. I totally emptied all three closets upstairs and donated a FULL car load of stuff. Feels so nice to get rid of stuff that was just taking up space in my life. I also weeded a bit more out of

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35 going on 13? Sure, if it means I can play with marble run toys all day! I treated myself to the @ravensburgerglobal #gravitrax set for my birthday. So much fun! Love, love, love this set, and I already want more. #kidatheart #iplaywithtoys #gravitraxstarterset #gravitraxhammerschlag via Instagram https://ift.tt/2B5PjG2

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Week 44 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Did some stuff, made some stuff, celebrated my birthday with fun, games, and a delicious cake... I can't complain! (Okay, I do have one complaint: on Halloween, isn't the universal symbol for "I am too lazy and too stuffed from eating all the candy to come to the d

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I have been busy making Christmas cards lately. I whipped out these 25 cards in two days using one 6"x6" paper pad, a bit of washi tape, and some scraps from my scrap pile. This was a fantastic experience, aside from burning through three adhesive tape runners in two days. . Paper pad and matching #washitape are f

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Thirteen years as an active blogger. I feel like I've been around since the dawn of blogging! So much has changed since I started this blog, and yet my mission here has remained: this is the story of my life. This is who I am. This is my corner of the world, and, Dear Reader, I'm so thankful that you're here. When I sat do

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I went out to a couple early holiday bazaars yesterday and scored this cute tea cup for $10. It's a Royal Albert in the wild rose pattern dating to 1930 (back mark has an older design). They are selling for double, triple, or more on Ebay with flaws, and mine is in very good condition. The gilding is intact, no chips or cra

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Week 43 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Yay for fall and voting and getting a flu shot and rainy days! Nay to a sick cat, vet bills, and spending money on necessary things rather than fun things. #adultingisexpensive . Rake, rake, rake! These cute die cut leaves from @lawnfawn are so much prettier than the so

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Week 42 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had a lesson in plumbing this week when Dad helped me replace the inner workings of two toilets. Just one more thing to learn as a homeowner. πŸ™„ And yet one more expense. πŸ’Έ . Glittery hearts for our 9th anniversary this week. I have had these heart stickers since I

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Week 41 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Made progress on some projects this week, but otherwise things were pretty quiet. That's just the way I like them. . I had no idea that pumpkins could be so festive, but these stickers from Hobby Lobby just had to be in my #bujo. . #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunit

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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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