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Self portrait at 35 weeks pregnant

by Karen on November 4, 2010

I figure I’ve been complaining enough about how HUGE I look, I might as well provide photographic evidence. Happy Thursday!

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This is where he’ll sleep

by Karen on October 25, 2010

Last week, the crib and nursery furniture finally arrived. Over the weekend, my mom was kind enough to come for a visit to help Tony and me FINALLY set up the nursery. The baby could be here as soon as a month from now, so I was anxious to get his space set up. And […]

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I’m not knocking luxury

by Karen on August 25, 2010

So. Hmm. That last post was a little misunderstood, I think. Let me clarify. I’m not saying I don’t indulge in life’s luxuries. My husband and I didn’t choose to live frugally so we could sit in an empty room counting all of the money we’ve saved. We chose to life frugally, count every penny, […]

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Happy place

by Karen on August 6, 2010

Thank you so much for your encouragement yesterday. Sometimes I just need a reminder of how worthwhile all of the obstacles will be. I’ll be spending the rest of the weekend dreaming of cool, clean autumn air, and reminding myself that this year I’ll finally get to experience the Indiana fall I’ve missed so much […]

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I wasn’t even being chased

by Karen on March 27, 2010

This morning I finally ran a 5K after four months of training. My first accomplishment was actually getting to the race and starting. I was convinced that it was too soon, and that I wasn’t ready. I almost backed out at the last minute. But I made it there, and I ran the race. I’m […]

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Instant comfort

by Karen on March 18, 2010

Whether I’m feeling sick or I’ve just come home after a particularly tough day at work, the first thing I do is kick off my shoes and slip into a pair of cozy fleece socks and slippers. They have the power to instantly comfort me. Every year at Christmas, Tony gets me a new pair […]

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Shelved

by Karen on March 17, 2010

I love everything about books. I love the way they look, the way they feel in my hands, the way they smell. When we were less frugal, my husband and I spent more money buying books that we should have. These days, we get most of our reading materials from the library, or we borrow […]

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Family heirloom

by Karen on March 15, 2010

(I was still catching up from our trip last week, and then I came down with the worst head cold I’ve had in a while. My weekend flew by in a cold medicine induced haze. So I’ve decided to take it easy on myself this week by doing something unconventional. Each day, I’ll be telling […]

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Instant spring – just add water

by Karen on March 14, 2010

Because I’ve been stuck inside battling a wretched cold, Tony bought me daffodils to brighten my day. It’s a little spring right in my living room. Best $2.99 we ever spent.

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