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Amanda England
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Perfumer, Soaper, Novelist, Mom
Perfumer, Soaper, Novelist, Mom

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Closing the Blog
As much as I've loved this blog over the years, it's time to close it down. Now that we've begun vlogging on YouTube , it's become redundant. Half the posts I've written in the last month have been rehashing the same things we vlogged, and to be quite frank...

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Garden Update
The past several weekends have been rainy, cold, windy, or some combination of all three. Because of this, it took almost a month longer to build the last section of our garden beds and fill them than we would have liked. However, this past Saturday dawned ...

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Why Write Reviews?
Monday before last, I talked about having the goal of reading and writing reviews for two books before the end of June. Why am I doing that? There are several reasons behind this decision. 1. Reviews are important. Whether you're an author or a reader, revi...

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Celebrating Eleven Years
Hubby and I celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary last week. We're coming up on fifteen years together as a couple come September, and it dawned on us that we'll meet that "half our lives" together milestone in just a few years. Taken Thanksgiving of ...

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Celebrating Eleven Years
Hubby and I celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary last week. We're coming up on fifteen years together as a couple come September, and it dawned on us that we'll meet that "half our lives" together milestone in just a few years. How time flies! Hubby ...

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Implementing Quarterly Goals
I've spent the last several years looking for a way to increase focus and productivity in my everyday and work life. I've tried daily, weekly, or monthly goals and gotten overwhelmed. On the other side of things, I tried making yearly goals and forgot about...

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Garden Update
I'd hoped we'd have more of a garden update for you today than we do. Between inclement weather and finishing up the last of the catch up work this past weekend, we didn't get to finish building the beds or filling them the rest of the way. We have our fing...

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Pied Piper iPad
It's no secret we've allowed the girls to use what electronics we have over the years. I've talked about "tech schooling" and the girls' computerized lessons off an on. I think I even might have mentioned vintage video game family nights a time or two. We'v...

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Getting Back on Schedule
Between a two day cold following the Expo on the 19th, a migraine that set in Tuesday afternoon and lasted into Wednesday, and just a lot of fatigue and pain the rest of the week, not much got done during our spring break. I'd planned to take care of the po...

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A Visit to the Botanical Gardens
Long time readers will know our family takes a yearly trip to the local botanical gardens every summer around the girls' birthdays. It's usually the only time we can afford the ticket price plus gas plus time plus snacks for the day. However, I lucked out a...
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