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  1. Chocolate Thin Mint Cupcakes

    by , 04-12-2016 at 03:21 PM
    Thin Mints are one of the most popular cookies that Girl Scouts sell. Both of my daughters were Girl Scouts and there were people who would buy cases of them to freeze so they had them throughout the year!

    Bookclub-thin-mint-cupcakes-768x548.jpg

    Ingredients + recipe here.
  2. It's been a long time...

    by , 12-14-2015 at 04:53 PM (Creative Call)
    Well I guess I should update a bit. We finished the kitchen renovation the end of November 2014. It came to $35,000. We were not impressed. Over $10,000 was electrical work. We needed to reroute around some knob and tube wiring and add a new electrical panel. While the ceiling was down we had them run wire upstairs to the bathroom and the sewing room. They ran some extra circuits up there to rewire the entire upstairs as we update one room at a time. Not likely to happen. We'll be downsizing ...
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  3. My next personal challenges...

    by , 10-13-2015 at 08:58 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    I have 2 financial goals to motivate me to more frugal living. First, we want to save for some of daughters wedding expenses The wedding is planned for summer of 2017 so I have time to start saving now. Second I want to pay off extra on our home equity loan to become debt free ASAP. Once the loan is paid off I can work less hours and hopefully retire early, which is another motivator! I have many areas that I waste money and have fallen back into bad habits. I want to get excited about living ...
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  4. After 24 years...really??

    by , 10-09-2015 at 12:03 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by bookwormpeg View Post
    Keep records of everything.....don't sign anything without your lawyer looking it over...if he is anything like my ex, he will promise you everything....don't believe him.....don't react to anything he says....I know it's hard, but believe me, you are going to be better off without him!!!! Big hug
    I think many ex's make promises they have no intention to keep to get you to do something that actually would have legally benefited you. Like, "you take the equity in the house, ...
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  5. Fall Table Setting

    by , 09-06-2015 at 11:40 AM
    I buy most of my table setting pieces at thrift stores and flea markets. Everything for this fall table {besides the silverware} was purchased second hand or on clearance. One of the things I miss since moving to Florida is the change of seasons, so I like to bring those beautiful autumn colors in my home however I can.

    Anyone watch the dog show on USA?-falltablescape2.jpg



    Click here for the rest of the photos for this fall table setting.
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