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Mari Rydings
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Freelance writer, blogger, editor, project manager extraordinaire, Oreo cookie lover, mascot fanatic
Freelance writer, blogger, editor, project manager extraordinaire, Oreo cookie lover, mascot fanatic

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My "Magical" Year
For some time, I've been feeling oddly unsettled. Anxious. Like something is going to happen. I'm expecting something to happen. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.  The other day, the reason hit me like a ton of bricks: It's my magical year.  I am 44. ...

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My Three Words for 2016 & a Theme
In 2015, I decided not to make resolutions. Instead, I skipped along behind a newer bandwagon and carefully selected three words and a theme to focus my year. You can read all about that here . I think I did OK trying to live by those words. So, I'm at it a...

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A Book on the Brink of Censorship? Or: The Inappropriate Book I Read to the Peeps this Christmas
One of things the peeps and I do together that I absolutely love is read. In the past few months, we've read several books from the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan  and Serafina by Robert Beatty  (a great Halloween read). I read aloud, ...

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One thing the peeps and I do that I absolutely love is read together. In the past few months, we've read several books from the Percy Jackson & the Olympion series by Rick Riordan, and Serafina by XXX XXX for Halloween. I read aloud, and they snuggle with m...

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13 Things I Learned From Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell at our Club W event. A few weeks ago, my work hosted a women's event featuring actress Andie MacDowell. At the ninth hour, I was asked if I'd like to interview her. Um, interview a celebrity? Yes, please! The interview lasted just a minutes,...

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015
Keeping up with my writing was tough this year. Admittedly, for quite awhile I didn't even think about this blog. A true case of my Real Reality taking over my Ideal Reality. Nothing bad has happened, nothing life changing. Just life. Just me in need of a b...

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Fashion for the Over 40 Crowd
Trying to find a fashionista image of myself to accompany this post was tougher than I thought it would be. Images of me are few and far between, and images of me looking stylish even farther! This one is from August 2014. My husband snapped it as the peeps...

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Truffles, Sewing, New Recipes & Colin Firth
Homemade truffles! The End Earlier this year, I posted my Little List of Learning . My Ideal Reality inspired this list, but I suspected my Real Reality would come roaring in, putting a halt to my plans before I could stop it. And for many months, it did.  ...

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Spring Break Revisited
This week is the peeps' Spring Break, and it is killing me that I'm working and have zero time off. Grateful for the job, but still ...  I've very nostalgic for the trip the three of us took to Florida two years ago. So, I'm talking a walk down memory lane ...

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Leopold the Leprechaun Wishes You a Happy St. Patrick's Day
Happy St. Patrick's Day! In Kansas City, we have a big ol' parade , green beer, the works. It's especially fun if you take the day off to enjoy it (which I am not doing. Nor have I ever.) In fact, I think the only time I attended my hometown celebration was...
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