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I love to save money just as much as the next person.  Saving money feels good, and it makes me happy.  Unfortunately for me, saving money is one of those occasions that I tend to celebrate by spending more money (no discipline).  But I mean, if I find a good deal, I should buy more, right?… Read More

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feel good friday

Tamia, my baby girl, has the most unique way of saying exactly what I need to hear.  She’s awesome like that.  I thought I’d share a few of her feel good phrases from this evening.   “Mommy, I love you and I’m never going to stop loving you.” “You can be my mommy everyday if… Read More feel good friday

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finding purpose

My route to and from work takes me past a church.  I always look over at the church when I pass for no reason other than it’s a beautiful church; it’s big with traditional steps and a steeple.  So I look at it.  Well, one day on my way home I noticed an older gentleman… Read More finding purpose

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changing tuesdays

Many believe Monday to be the toughest day of the week, but I vehemently disagree. Tuesday is that day for me.  It seems that on Tuesday, the alarm rings earlier.  The shower heats up slower.  My pants are tighter.  Traffic is more hectic.  Only on Tuesday.  Take today for instance, I woke up at 6:22… Read More changing tuesdays

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#Marsala Madness

Why wallow around in shades of Grey when you can come to life in Marsala? Exactly what color is Marsala?  Well, it’s what I call the new burgundy, but then again, what do I know? Nevertheless, the world of fashion is all abuzz about Pantone’s 2015 color of the year.  Why so much madness for… Read More #Marsala Madness

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“scorched earth” a poem inspired by my wise mother is there too much damage to start anew is there any green that remains untouched are the skies no longer blue for me and you are the winds only filled with soot and dust what does one do when all they know is how to scorch earth… Read More