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I recently turned 40! At this age, I’ve vowed to be kinder to myself starting now and to think a whole lot less about what “people” think of me once and for all. In my quest to embrace this...
(This post is sponsored by CottageCare. I was given a complimentary house cleaning by CottageCare; however, all opinions are 100% my own.)    I have never had my house cleaned...by anyone other than myself. (Okay, and my husband, but he doesn’t count...
This post is sponsored by U.S. Bank. All opinions, as always, are my own.  I adore watching HGTV and the DIY network. If it weren't for my kids and work, I would have these shows on all day long. And if...
I was never a bastion of homemaking. It was an art that my hard-working mom didn't have time to perfect in practice, and my brothers and I were too selfish to lend her a hand, despite her pleas. When...
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Taking a camping trip with family and friends can end up feeling more like work than fun. By the time you’ve traveled to your destination and set up camp, you are likely to have had more than a few...
It was a gray, rainy Saturday afternoon; the baby was napping, and my two girls refused to be entertained by Disney princesses or the good clean fun of coloring books. No, they had an appetite for some sort of...
Ten years ago I moved from my cute, hip Sellwood rental to my husband’s home in Forest Grove. I hated the whole process. After it was over, I swore I never wanted to move again. And that was just...

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