BE | Grocery Store Gratefulness

Last week, after our trip to the library for a little same-age interaction, my daughter and I ran some errands. The last place we stopped was the grocery store.

I don’t typically go to this grocery store so I’m not familiar with the layout. I had to spend a little more time paying attention to where I was going and what I was looking for. Luckily, I wasn’t in my usual fast-paced rat-race through the aisles.

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HOME | Linen Closet Organization

I’ve always had a penchant for organization. Sometimes it gets difficult in my own home because I get trapped in the day-to-day of things like closets or drawers.

When I visit other peoples’ homes, however, I see things with a different eye. Now that I’ve been organizing my own closets for a good decade and beyond, I see opportunities in their home that they may miss due to looking at it every day.

Case in point: the linen closet.

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BE | On the Paris Attacks

I received a text message today from an unknown number. It said:

Are T+C still in Paris? Have you heard from them? Are they safe?

The number must be someone I knew since they were asking about people I knew, however I couldn’t place it. I asked who it was and he told me – oh yes. A client whose number I hadn’t added to my contacts yet. But why was he so frantic about his broker? I replied:

Yes, they’re still there through Monday. I’ve heard from them almost daily. They’re doing well!

Then I changed the subject.

But he responded with:

Turn on news. Terrorists attacked locations in Paris. Dozens killed injured.

I don’t watch the news. I barely pay attention to it unless it’s something everyone is talking about on Facebook. Turns out I also hadn’t been on Facebook for a few hours. I usually don’t miss much. But this was clearly something important.

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BABY | Helpful Items, 0-12mo Edition

I thought I was relatively well-prepared when it came to knowing what I’d need for my daughter. It turns out some of the best things we have used were things I didn’t ask for, or expect to need.

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HOLIDAYS | Donating Halloween Candy

It’s November 4th. By now you are probably sick of looking at all of the candy from Halloween that has invaded your house. I know I am, and I only had one bag of leftovers.

Luckily, there are places who will take these sweet treats off your hands.

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