Category Archives: shopping

Pearls with Purpose

Tweet I wore pearls to my wedding, my mom’s pearls. They’re classy and dignified and I love the way you can wear them with jeans or an evening gown or even yoga pants. And now you can do more than … Continue reading

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Novica – Review and $75 Giveaway

TweetDo you remember when I became obsessed with only buying fair trade items? Dan does. It was the year I told him exactly what I wanted for Mother’s Day but said I only wanted it if he could find it … Continue reading

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Singing Telegram

Tweet Wanda was sick. She’d been hacking up a lung for days and I’d kept her home from school and other activities. One morning she woke up coughing nigh unto death and barfed all over her bed. It was a … Continue reading

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Product Review – Amplicom Alarm Clock for the Hearing Impaired and People with Little Sisters Who Need More Sleep

TweetI don’t often do product reviews on the blog because that’s not really what this blog is about, but it is about my family and if something strikes me as particularly cool or important or relevant, I’ll blog about it. … Continue reading

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On Magoo’s Mind – The Crushing Weight of Monarchical Responsibility

TweetWe’ve been going to Costco for the past 11 years lately and each time we go, we have to get our receipt “checked” by the receipt checking person at the exit. They don’t really check. But they are good with … Continue reading

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Stop! Person Who Made a Poor Choice and Stole Something!

TweetI would title this post, Stop! Thief!, but that would mean labeling one of my children and from what I’ve read in these here parenting manuals, there is no such thing as a “bad child,” just a child who makes … Continue reading

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