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    To Splurge or Not to Splurge

    When moving into a new apartment there is always that question, “What do I need to buy?” You can’t spend too much because you just paid your down payment and your list of needs is long.  Although you want to stay within budget, there are some things that are splurge-worthy.  Instead of that expensive TV, […]

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    Graduated and Looking

    I myself will be facing the impending graduation date this December.  I think the most intimidating thing about being done with your college career is what’s to come after that traditional hat toss…  The job search.  These days, getting a job seems to be next to impossible.  I know I have a lot of questions […]

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    Mythic paint!

    2011 was a big year for me, I found out I was pregnant with my second child and I moved into a new place. Almost instantly after moving in my instinctive nesting switch was flipped to the “extreme on” setting and I wanted to make my home my own. However, I was faced with a […]

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    Be a Better Budgeter

        My mother’s voice still rings in my head today when my daughter asks me for something. “Do you have the money in your savings?” Back then, my answer was inevitably, “No” and typically that is my daughter’s answer as well.  Of course I was furious that I couldn’t get what I wanted right […]

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    New Year-New You

      New Year’s resolutions are believed to be a tradition that started in Roman history.  Janus, a mythical king of early Rome, was placed at the head of the calendar.  The Romans named January after Janus, because he was the God of Gates and Doors.  He is also portrayed with two faces; one face looking […]

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    Gift Cards at the Holidays

    Gift cards are the subject of great debate during the Holidays.  While they seem to be growing in popularity more and more each year, some people still aren’t on board for buying them. Here are a few arguments for each side. Pros for giving gift cards at the holidays: 1. They hold their value (for the […]

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    How2: Remove Set in Stains

    Stains happen. The sooner they’re treated the better chance of removing the stain in its entirety. There are many tried and true approaches to stain removal, but using a few of these tips just might make life a bit easier. Spill something on your clothes during lunch? Blot the stain with cold water as soon […]

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    Thanksgiving: A Time to Give Thanks

      It is publicized all over the nation that unemployment rates are rising, homes are still going into foreclosures and prices are increasing on necessary goods. During these times it really seems hard to find something to be thankful for. Our minds tend to remember the bad things much more easily than the good, but […]

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    City of Brotherly Love

    During the month of February, which as you know, contains Valentine’s Day, an extremely commercialized holiday, it is good to think about other aspects ‘love’ can encompass. For example, the love of a family member, the love of a friend, the love of a pet, the love of your apartment, the love of your hair […]

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    12 Gifts for Your Frenemy

    I know you know those people we’re referring to. The people you ‘have’ to like and ‘need’ to get a gift for. It could be a friend you’ve known through the various social circles you travel, or it could actually be a relative you’re not fond of. Whomever it may be, during the holiday season […]

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