Monthly Archives: February 2011

Considering Online Dating? Profile Tips for Women

I am an advocate of internet dating.  I also hate internet dating.  It is an exhausting emotional roller coaster, but if you let it, internet dating can teach you more about yourself than you ever wanted to know. Most of … Continue reading

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How to Catch a Mulch Fairy

I am cheap. This is well known by children, who now know better than to ask me to buy them anything frivolous.  Like potato chips.  “Yeah, yeah, we know.  Empty calories,” they quip, eyes rolling. I love a bargain.  The … Continue reading

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DIY Masonry OR How to Develop Forearms Like Popeye

Back in the 90’s, I had this crazy fantasy about living in this magical English stone cottage in the country where I could live off the land and raise goats and chickens and garden and my family would live in … Continue reading

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How to Buy a House That’s Not For Sale in a Neighborhood You Can’t Afford

People say divorce is brutal.  But far worse than the divorce was having to live with my ex-husband through the divorce and for another 9 months afterwards as we tried to unload our home in a downward spiraling market. We … Continue reading

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Premarital Counseling? Remodel a Bathroom Together Instead.

It started off more as a joke than anything.  The topic of marriage had come up with my Significant Other.  I quipped, “Before two people can talk about marriage, they have to wallpaper a bathroom and take a long road … Continue reading

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Here I go again….

How hard could it be? If I designed a coat of arms for myself, it would be a shield with a cordless drill on one side and a pair of scissors on the other.  There would be an incandescent light … Continue reading

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