From the monthly archives:

December 2011

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Why my failed 365 Project was really a success

by Karen on December 28, 2011

Last year aside from my standing resolution to eat healthier and lose weight (pfft), I resolved to take at least one photo every day. This is known as the 365 Project, and people all over the Internetz and Flickr participate in it every year. My motivation lasted longer than pretty much any other resolution I’ve […]

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Happy holidays!

by Karen on December 22, 2011

I didn’t mean to break for the holidays so soon, but I’ve been rushing around like a mad woman this week with last-minute Christmas preparations, and I just realized I haven’t had a chance to post at all. Doh. I suppose now is as good a time as any to take an impromptu holiday break. […]

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Fun holiday tradition: 12 days of Christmas

by Karen on December 14, 2011

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to a fun tradition. For the twelve days leading up to Christmas, my mom would wrap small gifts for my sisters and me. Every day before school, there were gifts on the kitchen table for us to open. The gifts started out extremely small — a […]

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Building a professional wardrobe on a budget

by Karen on December 13, 2011

My exciting new teaching job starts in January (yay!). There’s a business-casual dress code, and unfortunately, all of the clothing I wore in my previous life as a professional was also worn in my previous life as a thinner woman who never had a baby (not yay). That means I’m in the market for an […]

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Easy weeknight roasted chicken and potatoes

by Karen on December 7, 2011

Most people think of roasted chicken as a fancy Sunday dinner. The truth is, it’s so simple that you can easily make it on a busy weeknight. The price averages 89 cents a pound at my grocery store, which makes it a pretty frugal meal, too, since we always have leftover dark meat to use […]

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Homegrown dried herbs

by Karen on December 5, 2011

My first garden was sort of hit or miss. The herbs grew beautifully, and I harvested quite a few cucumbers before the plant succumbed to wilt. The red peppers were too shaded by the gigantic tomato plant to ever do much of anything. And that tomato plant? Pfft. It grew probably about 20 GIANT tomatoes […]

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