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Evelyne is a fearless, axe wielding, quirky, hardworking and incredibly funny creative genius. Sarcsastic and snarky, she also has a weird fascination with soil, and wreaths. Read more of Evelyne's posts by clicking her name. <em>You can also find Evelyne at her personal site: <a href="http://Nemcsokfarms.com">Nemcsokfarms</a>.</em>

10 Brilliant Ideas For A Fun Under The Sun Staycation

Vacations are awesome. Vacations give us that much needed rest and relaxation. Vacations also give us huge bills, and if traveling with kids, let’s be real, it’s not a vacation, it’s a trip. Staycations though, are where it’s at. Really, they rock. Here are 10 brilliant ideas for a fun under the sun staycation. 10 Brilliant …

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When I Ruined the Roast Beef

“Does this taste a little, um… perfumy to you?” Two things you should know before I go any further. First, my super duper Mr. Incredible never ever complains about my cooking.  He is the best!  Next, there is usually nothing to complain about, my cooking is normally pretty reliable.  Except for that one time, when …

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3 Things I Would Tell 10 Year Old Me

There are a lot of fall birthdays in our family, and that’s really cool, because I love birthdays.  Especially my own.  But it’s not until February.  Regardless, when the fall birthdays start to roll in, I can’t help but think of my birthday, and how awesome it. Is. Going. To. Be. First, I’m going to …

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10 Ways Your Mom Had It Way Easier Than You

Anybody remember the rotary phone? How about the ‘harvest gold’ coloured appliances you grew up with in your home? Or the ‘Light Bright’ or that hideously creepy Hugo doll? If any of these stir up memories, you were likely a child of the seventies and the early eighties. Ever wonder how your Mom managed without …

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The Best Advice I Received After Having A Miscarriage

Nearly 7 years ago, I was blissfully pregnant with my second child. We were in that scary first 12 weeks, that is sort of like the ‘if I am good enough I get to have the baby’ test. Well, I guess I wasn’t good enough, because I drove myself to the hospital just before the …

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For Those Rockin’ The Selfie: I Salute You

I suck at selfies, and it’s complicated. It’s more than being self conscious about my appearance. Yes, My Dad’s nose looked great on his face. Not so much on mine. But I am ok with that. Also, It’s not just about being insecure about my out of control eyebrows, or my laugh lines. I am …

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We Eloped! And You Totally Should Too

Here it is. Your wedding. Mr. or Mrs. Perfect-For-You popped the question, and you said, “yes!” One of the most important days of your life, and you want it to be perfect…Perfecter than perfect. Before I go any further, let me be the first to offer you some big whopping congratulations! Wouldn’t it be completely …

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3 Things You Should Never Give To Charity

I love how we as a society have come up with so many ways and opportunities to help out our friends and neighbors, colleagues and even strangers who may be a little down on their luck. There are food drives, clothing drives, fund raisers etc all aimed at collecting items from the ‘haves’ to share …

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Critical Life Skills You Need to Teach Your Kids

There is a good argument for every thing you learn in life having value. From the smallest of victories to the biggest losses and even the most mundane experiences; they can all  teach you something about life and how to live. Even though there are many important lessons to take away from all sorts of …

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Can We Please Stop Judging Moms On Cell Phones?

So, I just read an article that says an experiment was done with rats, and they placed some mama rats and their babies in cages that did not have sufficient material for nesting or bedding. This apparently led to the mama rats running around looking for better surroundings ( like any mama would do!) and ended up …

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5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need The Flu Shot

So, you know how there is a vaccine for EVERYTHING, these days? I mean from the measles to chicken pox. Now don’t get me wrong, if vaccines are what you’re into, you should totally get them! Especially for the big nasties like the FREAKING PLAGUE.  But really, the flu? Do you really need to get …

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