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Link Love Weekend 04.12.14

I have been so busy lately adjusting to my new job, that I have let my blogging slide a bit. It is a hard adjustment going back to full-time after having a set schedule while being part-time. I can't complain too much though, because I have finally in charge of the department that makes me happiest: Children's. It is so much fun interacting with the kids, helping recommend books to parents, and laugh during storytime. I love books. I live for books. Do you like books? I do! {Image Credit} In any case, I need to work on scheduling everything so that I can keep up with my blogging. Do you have any great suggestions? I need to start … [Read more...]

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In Just 5 Days

In just 5 days, so many things can change. 5 days seems like such a short amount of time, that nothing major should happen in that amount of time. But it did. And it was for the better! In just 5 days.......I have kept the house clean and made the beds every day. My closest friends will know what an accomplishment that is. Guess I should be thanking FlyLady for that one! In just 5 days......My husband finally caught his first trout of the season. He has been doing this longer than I have been blogging! In just 5 days......My youngest and I have gotten into 7.35 battles. And every darn time he uses the cute lip and I can't stay mad … [Read more...]

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Simple Woman’s Daybook 04.06.14

FOR TODAY April 6, 2014 Outside my window...It's sunny now, and it is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous today. Think I will grab the dog and take a walk. I am thinking...that I am glad I got all the cleaning and laundry done during the week because I was able to relax all weekend. I am thankful... I am thankful that I received a promotion at work. After 6 years of waiting, I am finally the Lead Bookseller in Children's! In the kitchen... Absolutely no clue what-so-ever! I am wearing... Jeans and a short-sleeved shirt. I am creating... A home that will survive Mom going back to work FT. I am going... To … [Read more...]

What I Learned This Week: Baseball Equipment Is Expensive

It's another week, and time for more education. I am so happy to be joining Julie for What I Learned This Week. She always makes me smile with all the gems she learns. And it is so nice to see that she provides a way for bloggers to share their week in a non-threatening environment. Love it! *This week I learned that baseball equipment is expensive. *Seriously* *A pair of quality sliding shorts with built in supporter can run you $30 on sale. *Baseball cleats are equally expensive. On sale, with a coupon. *Baseball pants are the only cheap thing anymore! If you buy Rawling, they will last more than one season. Unless your son … [Read more...]

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Saturday Shout-Outs 3.22.14

Happy Saturday! There is nothing like a lazy Saturday morning, as my cat is demonstrating in the picture above. This is the first Saturday in a while that we don't have to be somewhere first thing in the morning on a Saturday. So I am definitely going to take advantage of it, and sleep in as long as possible.  Then I have laundry and housecleaning to do, nothing seems to change with that. My best friend and her family are coming out next weekend to celebrate youngest's birthday. And get some girl bonding too. I haven't been doing a lot of serious blogging this week, but I have had the opportunity to read other blogs, and spend time … [Read more...]

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What I Learned This Week 03.11.14

It's another week, and time for more education. I am so happy to be joining Julie for What I Learned This Week. She always makes me smile with all the gems she learns. And it is so nice to see that she provides a way for bloggers to share their week in a non-threatening environment. Love it!   *This week I learned that I have the worst case of I-want-it-nows. We had a taste of Spring last week, and a bigger taste tomorrow.  I just want to run around outside, and forget about winter. *Grey's Anatomy is evil. Seriously. It sucked me back in, and I am now back to yelling at the TV each Thursday night. *I am enjoying blogging … [Read more...]

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3 Signs You Are Done With Winter

I think I may have mentioned it about a zillion times, but in case you didn't know, I am so done with winter. At this rate, my city will be on track to beat a snowfall record. As it is, we are already at double the amount we are supposed to be at for an entire winter season, and we still have another 4 weeks to go(please let it only be 4 weeks). I used to think that snow was pretty, but not anymore. At least, not when I have to shovel tons of it into the space of about 15 feet. When you live in a townhouse, your places to put snow are very limited.  In fact, look at our poor tree. It is much worse right now after our additional 18 inches … [Read more...]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Reflecting On My Blogging Goals For January

Back in December, I worked on a post where I outlined my blogging goals for January. Now that it is February, I thought I'd take a peek back and see how I did. And maybe outline some goals for this month. I am not sure which area I should focus on besides having great content!  I have myself so frustrated right now, so I think I need to step back and focus on one goal instead of 3! Where was I? Oh yeah, checking into see how I did. So let's take a peek back so I can take a few steps forward. Reflecting On My Blogging Goals For January Goal #1 was to increase my pageviews from 12,000 to 14,000. I almost made that goal. I did … [Read more...]

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New Year’s Eve 2013

  It's the end of another year. Wishing all my blog reader's a safe and happy New Year's Eve! See you in 2014! … [Read more...]

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