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This post was originally published on February 10, 2010. Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve never been a Valentine’s Day believer. I’ve always believed that you don’t need a special day to celebrate love. We should be celebrating every day, right? It’s hard to avoid the Valentine’s Day hype, though, and any excuse to do a little […]

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Shutterfly photo card contest winners

by Karen on October 21, 2011

Thanks everyone for entering and making this one of the most popular contests I have hosted. Unfortunately, there can only be three winners. Selected randomly by comment number, here are the lucky readers: Ida Andra Karen I’ve contacted them by email, but if you’re one of the winners and you haven’t received an email from […]

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Sorry! This contest is now closed. I realize it’s not even Halloween yet, but yes, it’s already time to talk about holiday greeting cards. I just love this promotion, and I’m so excited to be participating in it again this year. Only now there’s a twist: I have three promo codes for 25 free custom […]

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Making the holidays as simple as possible

by Karen on November 3, 2010

I hardly ever do stuff like this, so bear with me, okay? Unless this is the very first time you’re reading my blog, then you know I’m having a baby very soon. Literally, sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’ll be welcoming an adorable, pooping, crying, time-consuming bundle of joy into our home. Some of my […]

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Every New Year, I’ve thought long and hard about how to improve myself, and I come up with resolutions that will make me a better person. I tell myself, “You didn’t work out enough this year,” or “You need to lose weight,” or “You need to do this and that to be better.” But you […]

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Christmas is over, and now that I’m looking at the stack of books, movies, and records that Tony and I bought for each other, I’m amazed at just how far our Christmas budget went. We set a budget of $50 each before we knew just how generous our friends and family would be to us. […]

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It’s a wonderful life

by Karen on December 23, 2009

It’s been an incredible year for us, and next year is going to be even better. I’m so grateful for all of the blessings in our lives. Thank you for letting me share our journey with you, and for offering so much support along the way. I’ll be taking the next couple of days off […]

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We’re coming into crunch time now, and if you’re anything like me, there are probably still a few people on your list for whom you need to buy gifts. I always find myself adding people at the last minute, which can be a real problem for my gift budget. Here are some easy, frugal gift […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Karen on November 26, 2009

I’m spending the holiday with my extended family cooking, drinking wine, and enjoying their company. I’ll be back next week with lots of pictures to share. Until then I’m wishing you a happy holiday filled with good food, good company, and many blessings. Photo by piero

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