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Valerie Minor
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grandest and most glorious dreams are BIG-picture items, like rocking abundance, total fulfillment, amazing health, vivacious happiness
grandest and most glorious dreams are BIG-picture items, like rocking abundance, total fulfillment, amazing health, vivacious happiness

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An attempt at Urban Gardening
Growing up in Iowa, my parents had two gardens, a vast yard and of course an acerage of land for us to explore. It was limitless at the opportunities for spending time in nature. Fast forward 25 odd years, my choice of residence has always been a city. Chic...

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keep your sunny side up
Gentleman: "I would like a soft egg in a sandwich." Me: "We typically do an omelette in a sandwich." Gentleman: "Soft." Me: "Ok...Fried, scrambled or poached?" Gentleman: "Are you American? I like it soft." Me: "I'm not sure what type of soft you mean sir?"...

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Barnes Food Fair
Ahhh... Barnes Food Fair . We had skipped the event last year, but as a marketing effort Anna (one of our 3 directors) and I led the charge this year. Alex had been cooking pretty much the whole week to prepare! One thing I've learned about doing events in ...

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Some days....
Some days I'm like...

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on the 8th day
Coincidentally my daytime manager is away in August. Typically this wouldn't be bad thing (everyone should get a holiday, eh?!) but it's made it insurmountably harder this month as all but one of my trained pseudo managers that can handle coordinating a shi...

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photo by @Ouijababe As a small business owner life has its interesting moments. I've had so much I want to write about and so I decided to re-name my current blog to mrspickled.com . As a owner along with my husband of an amazing American style restaurant i...

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Chasing the White Rabbit
I love Alice and Wonderland. It's one of my favourite stories. In our recent day trip to Oxford with Alex's family we discovered the setting in which Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) wrote Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass . Carroll ...

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Industrial Accents: Small changes to instantly update any room
My recent obsession? Modern industrial decor .  We just ordered some amazing custom tables from Retro Corner  and a custom shelf from The Urban Junkyard  for our shop but I've also wanted to incorporate that style into our home (but on a much smaller budget...

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Ikea Hack: Updating a Roger Table to Modern French Style
I have to admit I'm a little obsessed with Ikea hacks since Alex and I have moved into our first unfurnished place. I have a dream for each room, that will slowly over time be realized. I've been converting our dinning/living space into a French modern indu...
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