Author Archives: Christine

Financial Lessons to Take to Heart

Having declared full Chapter 7 bankruptcy over seven years ago, I am hesitant to give financial advice. I mean hell, what do I know? I messed up BAD, after all. It was a hell of a lesson, but one that … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward – A Year in Review

With just a week left in 2017, I’ve taken a break from formatting and marketing to reflect back on 2017 and also to look forward at what 2018 has in store for us… Loss and Gain There have been some … Continue reading

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Art, Tacos and More

Arts Alley Then Tacos The hubs and I slipped out to Mission Taco Joint at Crossroads for a bite to eat. It was the first time we had been, but it sure won’t be the last. The Mango Hop-Anero Shrimp … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake for the WIN!

Last Thursday was my mother’s 70th birthday and I was booked solid with cleanings and errands. Knowing this in advance, and also knowing how difficult it can be to connect with her, I sent her an email… I’ve got a … Continue reading

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The 6th Annual NEKCHS Homes Tour

I meant to post this a month ago, I truly did. And then I began to feel bad that I only saw four of the locations. “How can I post pictures of the tour with only four of the stops? … Continue reading

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What I See Happening Here Instead

The last few months have seen an upswing in gun violence, burglary, car chases and more. And perhaps I’m more of an optimist (although I prefer Optimistic Realist, thank you very much) because while I see the crime (or rather … Continue reading

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Reinforced Shelving and Pesto Bread

I used to hate winter. Now I love it – well, I don’t love the cold but I do love the time inside for projects and especially love whipping up some comfort food. Reinforced Shelving A couple of months ago, … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace Porch Cat

My dad has described his parents as folks who “always brought home strays.” I think in their case it was of the human variety, but I tend to find the furred variety on my doorstep and invite it in. About … Continue reading

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Plateaus and Planetesimals

Plateaus… You remember how I mentioned (at least once or twice) my weight loss goals? Well, I hit a plateau. One that saw a weight gain of three pounds before slowly creeping back down. I have no one to blame … Continue reading

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Bring On the Roses!

After losing my shirt…well, $140…on plants from USA Nursery (NEVER EVER USE THEM!!!!), I’ve been a little more cautious about where I spend my money. I wanted quality plants, but for a reasonable price. And my problems with folks walking … Continue reading

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