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Dean Kirkland

That Forthright Girl

http://jaggy732.blogspot.com/

Located in Corvallis

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

Hi reader, I have been using IFTTT to import my Instagram posts to Blogger for a couple years, but it seems to no longer be functioning. Blogger just won't play nicely with newer forms of social media. I could spend an extraordinary amount of time manually importing my posts, or I could leave a link here for you to hop ove

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My husband may be a Project Management Professional, but he eats like a five year old. 😜 @easylunchboxes make it easy for me to pack healthy, non-touching breakfasts and lunches for him. This week he has oatmeal for breakfast with blueberries, pecans, and raw honey. His lunch contains PB&J on a whole wheat pita (in w

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The Man and I have spent countless hours working to improve our yard in the last month. We had a severe moss problem, some stubborn clover, and far too much junk grass. After thatching, mowing, overseeding, watering, weeding, spraying, fertilizing, and spreading several hundred pounds of lime, it's finally looking GOOD. We

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Week 21 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Ovarian cysts suck. Had a second ultrasound this week to confirm my diagnosis and the cyst size (getting smaller, yay!). I am learning to empathize with other women who suffer much more than I do: they're tough! Also spent a wonderful Friday with The Man going out to br

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Week 20 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Apparently I am super productive after vacations, so that means I need to go on more of them, right? 😁 Had a busy week tackling some spring cleaning and other seasonal chores. Even found a few minutes to cross stitch and craft, so I'd call it a good week. . This week

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Thanks to @midway_farms, I have two whole flats of fresh, organic, local strawberries to eat. Red all the way through and candy sweet, these berries are amazing! The Memorial Day bogo sale made the deal even sweeter too (seriously, half of these were free). One flat has already been processed for frozen berries, one half fl

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Dear new fleece blanket: you complete me. Love, Annie . #koratcat #korat #catsofinstagram #lazycat #catonbed #catwontmove #annieA post shared by @ jaggy732 on May 24, 2018 at 1:57pm PDT

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"There's a mouse around here somewhere..."πŸ–± Had some hard drive repairs last night, successful thanks to my little "helper." I don't know how I would have gotten all those little hairs in my tower without her. πŸ™„πŸ˜† . #catsofinstagram #annie #curiouscat #cathelper #cathelpersarenothelpful #cathaire

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Ten years ago today, I experienced my last moment as a single woman and the first moment of never wanting to be without you. Happy fake anniversary, Mr. Wonderful! . (Ok, seriously, I have never celebrated a fake anniversary in my life, but ten years of togetherness is a long time. That's over 10,000 meals that I have cooke

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Week 19 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. "Thatch" is a dirty word around our house now. The Man, with some help from my amazing Dad, rented a power rake. We (yes, I helped do yardwork too) tore out over half of the organic material in our lawn. It was bad bad, especially with moss, but now the seed c

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My view for the last four days has been gorgeous. The Man and I joined my parents and sister in Discovery Bay, WA, for a vacation. This is our second trip to the Puget Sound in a year, and we're completely in love with the area. Perfect weather, cool air, and calm water: just what we needed to relax and unwind. . #discovery

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Week 18 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. This makes two insanely productive weeks in a row! We rearranged some furniture to make life easier, redecorated a bit because of those changes, and tackled a ton of little chores and errands. Yay for getting things done! #whendoesmyvacationstart . Also yay for these cu

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I completed my second #diamondpainting today. These pink roses took me about 4 hours to finish over the last two weeks. I took my time, used an inclined surface, and successfully prevented neck pain. While I like the image, I was not impressed with the quality of the canvas (not very sticky, creased in a few places), and ma

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Week 16 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had a busy week #mealprepping a ton of healthy food before taking a short trip to the #oregoncoast for a day-date with The Man. Got some crafting done, accomplished a few seasonal chores, and had my first (very mild) sunburn of the year. Three days of sunshine, and I am

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We drove over to the coast just to have #chowderbowlnewportoregon for lunch. There were no other planned stops. After eating gallons of chowder, The Man pulled me into @sjcustomjewelers, partly so he could look at watches, and partly because the store sells Oregon sunstones (which I might be kind of in love with). They had

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Week 15 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I read @eddieizzard autobiography this week (it was delightful), learned a new hobby that put a serious kink in my neck (#diamondpainting should come with massages), and finished watching everything #geraldmcraney has ever been in. Even the mid-90s #lifetimemovies that

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Week 14 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I hosted Easter for the second time ever, and it went really well thanks to my mom and mother-in-law (I provided the venue, cooked the ham, and did the cleaning, and they did most of the cooking). Gave myself an easy week after Easter, one of the perks of being a stay-a

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Week 13 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had a busy week in the run up to hosting Easter dinner. Being a housewife and hosting an event is stressful to me because the condition of the house is a direct reflection on my ability to do my job. I take pride in my clean, organized home, but feasts require a certain

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Week 12 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. One year ago this week, I found out I had high cholesterol and was generally an unhealthy mess. I invested a ton of effort into myself and a healthy future, lost nearly forty pounds, and dropped all of my high numbers to normal or better. I didn't go on a diet or have a

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I think I can officially say I know how to quill now. This card took a ton of effort and skill, plus some ability to play with long, skinny paper strips while avoiding a cat that just wants to "help." Quite pleased with the final result. Hope Dad likes it (the cash inside should help πŸ˜‰). . Used @simonsaysstamp

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Week 11 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Great week including a painless dentist appointment (apparently that can be a thing--and no, I was not drugged), a fun day in the big city with Mom (we didn't get lost or stuck in traffic--and never used a map), and The Man and I completed a fun scavenger hunt that caus

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Decided that I needed an Easter/spring wreath for my front door. After finding unattractive and oddly colored pre-made wreaths at three different stores, I decided to make my own. Went more "spring" than "Easter" so I can leave it out longer, plus it will match the purple rhododendrons in front of the po

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I made the #kraciepopincookin #tsukurou #okosamalunch kit today. This was a complicated kit that took me about half an hour to make. The candy flavors are all fruity and incredibly sweet even though they look pretty savory. The tempura shrimp was amazing! After forming the shrimp, I rolled it in a sort of #poprocks powder a

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Week 10 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Did a ton of research on bath towels this week. The hardest part of my purchasing decision was the color. While the Egyptian cotton makes me feel like I am being hug-dried by a giant, fluffy bunny, I'm not sure if I will love white. What color bath towels do you prefer?

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Week 9 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Shopped 'til I dropped this week. A quiet week overall, and much appreciated. Finished binging #CSI and worked on some movies as well. Art this week is @simonsaysstamp #singleroses die cuts out of some #colorbokpaper and covered in #winkofstella. Simple but pretty. #bujo

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Week 8 in my #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had a day-date with Mr. Wonderful in the big city last weekend. We only go to #pdx about twice a year because of the distance, but we enjoyed a few philosophical discussions this time. Thankful for a husband that can have a debate without making things personal. #itsokaytodis

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Week 7 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Phew, what a crazy week! Accomplished some major chores, restocked Mom's greeting card stash with new handmade cards, and made a dent in my current binge watch, good ol' #CSI. Simple stamping this week with some random @simonsaysstamp hearts and @lawnfawn #mysillyvalenti

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Made a trip to the big city this weekend to visit an Asian market. Got a few new Japanese candy crafting kits. This time I made the Meigum odango kit. One of the most complicated kits I've done with a passable flavor. Weird but pretty good. The fun is in the making, not the eating. #japanesecandykit #meigum #odango #imadeth

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Week 6 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. A busy and productive week. Didn't get picked for jury duty, so that helped. Found time to do some crafting, spent a couple days with Mom, and got stuff done. Good week overall. Not much into Valentine's Day, but I have some really cute stamps that I don't get to use muc

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Week 5 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. It's a little weird how much we enjoy doing our taxes, but we made a date night out of it. Got our taxes done early, and used the returns to upgrade our phones. Loving my new Note 8! This week's art combines an old @lawnfawn set, #argylebackdrops, and a @simonsaysstamp s

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