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

Week 6 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. The weatherguessers kept saying it would snow, but all we got was a heavy dusting. Bummer. I kept warm this week with lots of little chores like swapping icky warm white lightbulbs for bright cool white daylight bulbs. Do you prefer warm or cool indoor ligh

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Week 5 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. This week started off with just two or three chores and ballooned into a full week of work without any effort. How does that happen? How do things just suddenly need attention? Pretty sure it's all the cat's fault. No other explanation. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ . Cozy

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Week 4 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Not much going on this time of year, but that's just fine with me. I spend my winter months restocking the freezer, doing inside chores, and enjoying quiet time. It beats the heck out of sitting at a desk being miserable, that's for sure! #ilovemyjob . Moun

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The Man and I have been loving this chicken, kale, and sweet potato hash this winter. I change it up with chicken sausage sometimes, or we use a different variety of sweet potato or kale. One pan dinner for the win! . #eatrealfood #realfood #glutenfree #mediterraneandiet #nutrition #mealprep #easymealprep #healthydinner #cl

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Week 3 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. How I approach fashion: 1) find something that fits and looks nice. 2) buy it in every color possible. 3) wear it until it goes out and comes back into fashion. πŸ˜‚ I found some yoga pants that look great on me and drove halfway across the state to buy eve

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Week 2 in my 2019 #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Had a quiet week. I enjoy the peaceful weeks of mid-winter after the holiday craziness, and this week was not at all disappointing in that regard. I am also loving this new digital format. So easy to change and edit and fiddle and fix anything I want. Total freedom is

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And so it begins: week 1 in my 2019 #digitalbulletjournal #planner. There is a trend in the #bujocommunity to go digital, but without iCrap products, I have to forge my own path using software I can use. Good ol' Excel and Publisher to the rescue! My #bujo is unlike anything I have seen on Instagram, so hopefully I won't ge

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Week 52 in my #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I got my weekly count wrong on paper a couple weeks ago. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ It has been a long year. Fun 2018 statistics: I made my bed 359 times. πŸ› I assembled 212 lunches for my husband, an average of four per week. 🍞 I made the dishwasher do the dirty work 267 times. πŸ

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While I am figuring statistics for 2018, here are my TV viewing numbers. (These take into account that some shows were 22 minutes, some were 44 minutes, and a few were longer.) 1,117 episodes of TV 41,850 minutes of TV 697.5 hours of TV 1.91 hours per day 3.06 episodes per day . What did I watch? These are current shows: Bi

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Week 50 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I find myself having a #bujo #identitycrisis as I plan for 2019. I don't really feel like I belong to that community, and I am well outside the traditional planner group. I am thinking about going digital on a PC, which is definitely unlike anything in the #digitalbulle

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Week 50 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. More holiday craziness, more chores, more crafting. Is anyone else thoroughly OVER holiday music? If I hear one more song about Santa, snow, or how cold it may or may not be, I'm going stick the little drummer boy's drumsticks up Frosty's corn cob pipe. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ .

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Week 49 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. When it comes to the stress and labor of the holiday season, this week was my peak. I finished making all of my cards, got the house in top form, and spent one very late night writing a snarky and irreverant Christmas letter (which wasn't even included in the cards I se

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Felt Grandma M looking over my shoulder as I made peppernuts tonight. It took almost four hours to mix the dough, roll out the pencil-sized snakes, chop each snake into centimeter wide pieces, place each piece onto a cookie sheet, and bake them all. I ended up with two gallon-sized Ziplock bags stuffed full of peppernuts! G

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Each year, The Man and I attend a Christmas party hosted by his best friend. This friend works at @garmin, and the vast majority of the other guests are his coworkers at Garmin. The Man wanted a sweater that would offend everyone in the room, so he asked me to make an ugly Garmin sweater. Using fabric paint and my own desig

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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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