From the monthly archives:

March 2012

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What would *you* do with $640 million?

by Karen on March 30, 2012

With the Mega Millions jackpot up to $640 million now, it seems like the whole country has been hit with lotto fever this week. I’m not a big believer in gambling — I think in most cases it’s throwing good money at extreme odds. Though in this case, I don’t think it hurts to spend […]

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Itching to move? Try this first

by Karen on March 28, 2012

Tony and I are spending spring break painting, reorganizing, and assembling IKEA furniture (yikes!). I can’t wait to share our progress with you. In the meantime, I’m sharing a post from the archives that was originally published in July 2009. If you’re feeling the itch to move, try these tips to make your old place […]

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Spring fever

by Karen on March 19, 2012

I’ve been struggling with the adjustment now that I’m a “working mom.” Aren’t we all “working moms,” though? Whether you chase your kids around all day or clock in at an office, being a mom is hard work. My classes started at the beginning of March, so now I’m balancing my responsibilities at home with […]

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How I fail every day

by Karen on March 12, 2012

In the past few weeks, I’ve made a few new wonderful friends in my community. We met through a playgroup at the public library, and they’ve become a wonderful support network not to mention a fun social outlet for me. I’ve shared this blog with them, and last week a conversation with one of my […]

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One room down, three to go

by Karen on March 8, 2012

I’ve been wanting to share our new and improved living room since our furniture arrived last week, but I haven’t been able to get a good shot in natural light that accurately represents the paint color. The light from that dang window is just too bright. I would also benefit from a camera class, but […]

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Too close to home

by Karen on March 2, 2012

I live less than 10 miles from the deadly tornadoes that hit Indiana today. So far there have been eight confirmed deaths in Indiana, but that number could possibly increase as they search through leveled homes tonight and tomorrow. It was a scary afternoon. We don’t have a basement, but thankfully we were able to […]

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