Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I wish everyone a relaxing time with the family and friends! I look forward to the Christmas holidays every year. For me you could get rid of the presents, abolished the Christmas tree, and decorations. Yet I would feel just as warm and happy. It is a chance for me to meet with old school friends and distant family. They are my gift. I like to use the time to relax and reset from the stress of the past year…

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Not I: How I Avoid Becoming the Super Consumer

Not I: How I Avoid Becoming the Super Consumer

I like to shop. Most people I know like to shop. So how does one avoid becoming the super consumer in situations like that? To avoid falling into that pattern as best I can I made a couple of hard and fast rules, which I am going to throw out there. Function is more important than aesthetics. Aesthetics also play a big role, for example in clothing or furniture, but it must not be the sole criterion: An uncomfortable sofa,…

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Waking Up Early (on the Weekend)

Waking Up Early (on the Weekend)

Do you have one of those jobs that requires you to wake up early? That is before five AM. We as American seem to be getting up earlier and working longer hours. Our 24/7 world demands that of us and if you don't conform you are seen as lazy. Some people feel affronted when you say you get up early others will praise you. Jason Fitzpatrick writes: "First, sleep deprivation isn’t a badge of honor. It’s a very American/Protestant Work…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Dear readers, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a lot of health and joy in the New Year. It has been very quiet on the blog for the last few weeks, but from January on I have plans to make some changes and post more frequently. I already have a lot of new ideas and topics in the pipeline. And I would also like to tell you why it has been so quiet here lately … but that is…

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About Me

About Me

I think that it is time I put together an about of some sort. Actually it has been on my mind for a while now and I just can't put it off any longer. First, I am very happy that you are looking around my blog. I never thought that I would have one, but it is nice to know that people are interested in it now that I have one. My name is Amber. I studied to become a…

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Learn to Make Do

Learn to Make Do

I think that it would be safe to say that I am a makeup junkie. No. That is a bit of an overstatement since I don't go into cosmetic withdraw. My brother has claimed in the past that I he would sleep longer so that I had a chance make myself up in peace. The frightening thing: He could be right! But what he fails to mention when he brings the story up is that he still would have slept…

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This Years Summer Vacation

This Years Summer Vacation

Three words: Short, single, and summerly (is that a word?). I haven't been in the position to take a trip with friends of SO in quite sometime. With our lives getting business. Weddings have been one of the few places I have an opportunity to connect with some now distant friends. This year it looks like I will either be flying solo or skipping it all together. And honestly, the last option really doesn't feel much like an options since…

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Naturally Stinky

Naturally Stinky

Alright, today's topic is one that we can all relate to. At one time or another we have felt less than fresh. Stinky if you will. And in our quest to stay fresh we try all types of things to deodorize our bodies. When my mom got breast cancer I started to take chemical exposure more seriously and the more I researched it the more it began to concern me. One big red flag that popped up in my life…

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