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Nine No Fail New Year’s Resolutions

Why hello there, January. You kind of snuck up on me. I’m still busy over here cleaning up from Christmas, trying to decide whether to keep that half-used wrapping paper for next year. And now you’re shouting at me to make some lofty goals for this year, like eat healthier, get fit, and generally improve […]

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The 10 Commandments of Gift Giving

Hi ho, hi ho, Christmas is a go! Gear up and get your sparkle on: ’tis the season for sugar cookie consumption overload. Stock up on wrapping paper too, because it’s also gift giving time. Black Friday isn’t just creeping around the corner. It’s barreling towards us. Every store is knocking us over with Christmas […]

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Outskirts of Town: Ringgold, Georgia {Series}

If Chattanooga isn’t Southern enough for you, travel just a little further down I-75 to Ringgold, GA. History My town was founded in 1846 and has changed landscape from cattle farms and hay fields to well-established neighborhoods and a lively exit for motorists. Mayor Millwood has recently replaced Mayor Joe Barger of 47 years. When […]

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Embracing Average

I’ve really cornered the market on average. I’m married, with a three bedroom, two bath house, two kids and one dog. I work in education, my husband works in IT, and we make a decent living for our family. It’s basically dead center of your average life. I’m moderate in most of my beliefs as […]

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How to be a Savvy Secondhand Shopper: Thrifting Tips from a Self-Proclaimed Professional

The week before I started kindergarten, I had one outfit to my name. ONE. My father had been laid off from his job, and whatever hand-me-downs I had from my older brother, no longer fit. Somewhat miraculously, my mother discovered a thrift store that had recently opened in the basement of someone’s home, and she […]

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