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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.

Dehydrated a few #grannysmith #apples today. Love these more than potato chips. Just apples and a bit of fruit fresh. #nosugaradded #glutenfree #vegan #organic #organicapples #nescodehydrator #favorite via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ivV8Qq

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Happy New Year! I've overhauled my bullet journal a bit for 2017. Here are some--okay, a LOT of--helpful pictures, thoughts, notes, hints, ideas, and suggestions for those that may be interested. First, a conundrum: I call my daily task organization device a "bullet journal." However, I don't fit the perfect bu

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Week 1 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. A rough start to the year with Grandma's funeral, but I am thankful that I have such an amazing family, entirely because of the kind of people my grandparents were. Template layout this year is similar to last year, just tweaked some colors, line weights, and tracker location. Wi

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Week 53 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Christmas happened... it's a happy blur in my rear-view mirror with everything else in my life right now. Designed Grandma's funeral programs this week: cathartic in a way and agony in another. Also had Grandma and Grandpa's great #newyearseve #tradition to uphold with a #cutthr

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Week 52 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Grandma passed away on December 20. She often found her way into my journal as I did things for her or visited, and she was my blog's biggest fan. This was a hard week, and yet life still had to go on with Christmas coming... #2016sucked #gonebutnotforgotten #bujo #bujojunkies #

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Week 51 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. After the family Christmas party wrapped, I got stuck in the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy. What appears calm here is actually just organized panic. And a lot of gift cards. #ihateshopping #bujo #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujocommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournaling #bulletjour

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The first hurdle of the Oregon Trail card game? Deciding who goes first when all of us were born IN the Willamette Valley. #Oregonnative #pioneerdescendants #oregonproblems #oregontrail #oregontrailgame #oregontrailcardgame via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ikCG0E

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You don't realize how useful a pinky finger is until you injure it (no idea how, when, or where), and it feels like it is going to fall off. My broken glass slice on a knuckle three days ago hurts less! #hurtssobad #ouchies #pinky #papercut #accidentprone #neosporinandbandaid #wildernessfirstresponder #igotthis via Instagra

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Made this three-layer #double #shaker #christmas #card for my sister, @craftytacogeek, using the @lawnfawn #readysetsnow #stamps and dies, some #lawnfawn #perfectlyplaid #winter paper, four layers of #funfoam (2 per panel), some #winkofstella, and #zigcleancolorrealbrush markers on #bristol paper. Large pic is of all layers

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Heaven gained a beautiful new angel this week. Missing her more than words. #grandmasarethebest (Obit: http://bit.ly/2hSjqHS) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hlzjHK

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Perhaps we should turn up the heat... hubby seems chilled. #turnitup #cold #blanket #hoodie #book #reading #christmasvacation (the thermostat says 70!) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hS4d9A

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I'm not huge on outdoor decorations for Christmas, but I do have a seven-foot-tall T-rex and real snow! in the fall! in #oregon! (WTF, Oregon weather?! How about some rain first?) #trex #tyrannosaurusrex #christmas #inflatable #christmasinflatables #porch #decoration #snow #ice #schoolsout #snowday #snowedin #nofootprints #

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This #christmas #card is one from a set of #suzyswatercolor #watercolor #panels that I #handcolored with #zigcleancolorrealbrush #markers and a #waterbrush. There is also some #clear #winkofstella on the #snow. #handmade via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hegfH4

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Made 16 of these #ornament #christmas #cards. #neenahdesertstorm #cardstock, @heroarts #snow #background in #heroartsunicornpigmentink, #glitterpaper, @simonsaysstamp #merrychristmasornament #merrychristmas, #rangermultimediummatte, and some #naturaltwine #handmade via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hUDdHs

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Made 8 of these #christmas #cards. #nativity #stamp by @heroarts, wording from an old set (maybe Recollections?) #handmade #handcolored #zigcleancolorrealbrush #embossed #stainedglass #jesus #mary #joseph #wisecows via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hUJouV

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Made 4 of these #christmas #cards. They are quite striking in person as a #onelayercard. #distressink through a mask for the background, then lines with a #micronpen and ruler. @simonsaysstamp #snowflakes and @pennyblackstamps #merrychristmas wording. #silverandblue #mementoink #colorboxink via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hHJX

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Made 4 of these quick and easy #christmas #cards. #neenahdesertstorm #cardstock #heroartsunicornpigmentink @simonsaysstamp #snowflakes @lawnfawn #merrychristmas #ornateornaments #handmade #whiteonkraft #easy via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hM1ITY

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Whipped out 8 of these #christmas #cards this year. @lawnfawn #argyle #backdrops #argylebackdrops #stitched #borders #stitchedborders @simonsaysstamp #snowflakes #katesnowflake #kate #snowflake #maryannesnowflake #maryanne #mementoink (scrap navy paper) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gO7L8w

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I made several #christmas #card designs this year. This cute winter owl is from @lawnfawn. #christmascard #handmade #handcolored #winter #owl #winterowl #glossyaccents #washitape #zigcleancolorrealbrush via Instagram http://ift.tt/2i2dSqZ

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Week 50 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. I got to be a real adult and host a family gathering! Just a few relatives braved a fall snow to visit. (It's not even #winter, #Oregon! #getittogether!) My sister flew in to stay with us for the whole weekend to visit too! #adulting #overrated #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies

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Week 49 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. The week started off so calm, and then the chaos of the holidays took hold. It's been a wild month! #bujo #bujolove #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2

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Apparently this is how young Oregonians make snowmen: a grass-hungry slush zombie! #snowman #snow #oregon #midvalley #schoolsout #slush #zombie #grass #nomnom via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hzyaeL

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Week 48 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Took it a bit easier this week as most of my cards are made and I needed to focus on Thanksgiving, calendar designing, and shopping. So much to do still before Christmas! #bujo #bulletjournaling #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies

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Happy Thanksgiving! I am #adulting today with #homemade crescent rolls. Not so adulting with my #vintage #pilgrim #trolls. (A childhood gift from my best friend, and the only Thanksgiving decor I have.) #thankful #happythanksgiving via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gl2rK0

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Week 47 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Was in full card making mode and cranked out over 40 cards this week! Still managed to fit in my regular chores and cook some awesome dinners. Busy, but a good, productive week. #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkie

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Week 46 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Forced myself into an easier week after a drama-filled Week 45 and before the big holiday buildup. Also celebrated 11 years of #blogging with an annual #retrospective (link in profile). #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujo #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bullet

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I so rarely post food pics, but my dinner tonight earned much praise from The Man. Made half-white-half-wheat bread from scratch and chicken potato chowder. I roasted the chicken yesterday (had some for dinner), then used the bones to make stock today, and have even more leftover meat for tomorrow night. No recipe for the c

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Happy Birthday to me! Mega haul from @simonsaysstamp and @lawnfawn. So much work to do to get 75 Christmas cards made this year, but new products are always motivating! (So are 15% off everything sales!) #simonsaysstamp #lawnfawn #crafts #makeallthethings #cardmaking #christmasiscoming #needmoretime via Instagram https://ww

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Happy eleven years, bloggy! 2016 has been a year of ups and downs. We began our year on a good note with The Man doing well in his job only to find out that he would be laid off in May due to downsizing. After a frantic month of worry and job hunting, he found employment at another company in the same city. I didn't have t

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Week 45 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. The one problem with my template #bujo is that it doesn't show what else happened around me this week: my Dad totaled his car (he is okay, thankfully), Grandma had a heart attack (she is less okay but on the mend), and The Man chaired his big annual conference (which was hugely

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