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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

I’ve added a new word to my vocabulary since I’ve moved to Colorado: “neighborly.” I’ve never had cause to use the word myself, although I vaguely remember Mom once say, “well, shooting our shutters with a BB gun wasn’t exactly neighborly.” … Continue reading

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We’re Not in the OC Anymore, Toto

So I’ve moved again. And after a very official two-hands-and-two-feet count I can now claim to have lived in nineteen homes across six states and spanning three continents. I could blame Military Dad or Traveling Mom but seven of these … Continue reading

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How to Move Five Minutes Away

Shortly after celebrating my three year move-aversary from my Arizona house to my gorgeous California resort-style apartment, I mentally calculated the fortune I’ve been putting into nothing since 2010. Since I couldn’t go back in time and buy a Tesla, … Continue reading

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Wine Math

I was recently perusing a new post, over at the always awesome The Food and Wine Hedonist, that was discussing the trouble with coffee math – the algorithm needed to factor six ounce coffee can directions into an eight ounce … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Just like you know it’s officially Halloween when evergreen wreaths and glitzy ornaments replace grills and acrylic tableware on store shelves, you know it’s officially Thanksgiving when Bing and Nat replace Justin and Taylor. It’s been “the most wonderful time … Continue reading

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For Your Convenience

  Just for fun, I was recently reviewing bank accounts to analyze my spending habits. So like a kid with Monopoly money, I used Mint.com to color-code my expenses by category, create a fancy chart of my monthly withdrawal patterns, … Continue reading

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A Free Tour of Trader Joe’s

Going to the grocery store is one of my favorite simple pleasures (second only to visiting Target). I love wandering the aisles sans list and tossing random treats into the cart without anyone shaking their head at my eight varieties … Continue reading

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