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Sometimes I Do This, Sometimes I Do That

Today – just a hell of a trying day. It started out reasonable, despite the fact that I had to be up at 6 to be at my contract at 8 only to find the place doesn’t open until 8:30. The day went as it has for the last 4 days: the lady who I was assigned to barks at me like I’m a dog or insolent child just being defiant. I hated it, and was working a way out when she fired me because I don’t do my…

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Have You Ever Tried Korean Barbecue?

Have You Ever Tried Korean Barbecue?

It’s so awesome! It was delicious.

Maybe it had something to do with the company.

Know what’s better than tonight’s Korean Barbecue (I never understood BBQ, BTW)?

Having a long-time friend sit you down, look you in the eye and say, “Look, you have GOT to stop making goals that you can complete in your basement. That’s too easy for you. You have got to start making goals that get you around…

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Happy Friday!

It’s a great day. I’m taking a break today so I can go speak with a non-profit and get some other errands done before the weekend hits.

Feel free to take the time to read some of my past posts, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

As always,

XOXO

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I’m a Feminist: I Believe in Equality

The roar of feminism is getting louder, minute by minute. I know you can hear it. In first-world media, it floods your social media streams. There have been so many powerful women speaking out in favor of equality since long before my mom was born. To be clear: everyone is powerful beyond measure. With an uptick in the publicity of sex crimes, human rights advocates are seeping out of the…

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25 Pieces of Advice I Stole from the Web

Oh, the advice I see floating around the web is pretty amazing. I totally stole these from someone on Pinterest.

6 Things I Learned From Being A Mary Kay Lady

6 Things I Learned From Being A #MaryKay Lady

I learned some really great techniques for life and work through my amazing Mary Kay team. They are a group of women who are strong, independent, and not at all like Used Care Salespersons – and I’ve met plenty of Mary Kay ladies who are just like that. Here are 6 valuable lessons I learned over the past year:

1. Don’t wait for conditions to get right in your life. The time to act is now. It’s…

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Grateful Heart Monday

#GratefulHeart Monday - so much gratitude for this week’s realization @embergreyblog

I’ve been stuck on what to write for Grateful Heart Monday this week. The little things I’m grateful for don’t seem to be of much interest to many people I know. Then, I hung out with my parents this morning and – against my better judgment – told them some of my goals and dreams. That’s very nearly always the wrong thing to do. If it’s not their or my sister’s dream, it’s any variation of…

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30 Things That Should Be in Every Woman’s Wardrobe

30 Things That Should Be in Every Woman’s Wardrobe

Women’s fashion changes so rapidly, if you are actually paying attention, it has the power to make your head spin. Fashion week happens at different times of the year all over the globe. At least four times each year, designers issue their wardrobes and trend forecasts, coinciding with each season change. I’ve compiled a list of fashion basics that have remained staples over the years, and will…

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Pantry Essentials for the Single Kitchen

Pantry Essentials for the Single Kitchen

There are some pretty basic food contents every kitchen should have. Keeping most of what you need on hand can curb grocery bills and keep a foundation for quick meals should you run out of meats, vegetables, and fruits – extremely important if you’re single and on a budget.

Some strongly suggested staples: Dry Goods

Flour (if you have gluten-free flower, don’t forget xanthan gum)
Corn Starch
Corn…

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13 Things That Belong in Every Man’s Wardrobe

13 Things That Belong in Every Man’s Wardrobe

I know, we’ve all read this over and over, but it still stands. There are basic items that belong in every adult male’s wardrobe. If you’re reading this, that probably means you. The reason multitudes of fashion designers and magazine editors want to drill this into your noggins is that these essentials will ensure you always look your level-best, with minimal extra work to kick it up a notch.

Let…

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Load the Dishwasher Properly

Load the Dishwasher Properly

How you load a dishwasher can make a tremendous difference in the cleanliness of your dishes. I don’t think they teach Dishwasher 101 in Home Ec. Actually, I don’t think that’s even a class anymore. So I’m here to save the day and teach you how to load a dishwasher.

Everything in your dishwasher should face toward the center. Your drinking vessels and bowls belong on top, along with any plastics…

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Balance Your Checkbook

The word checkbook seems so antiquated, but it’s still very necessary. In this world of debit transactions and credit cards, who really writes check anymore? This is quite possibly a foreign concept to anyone born after 1995. You still need to have basic accounting skills to keep track of your spending so you don’t overspend and send your bank account into a death spiral. Banks these days are far…

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Extinguish a Stove Top Grease Fire

Extinguish a Stove Top Grease Fire

As luck would have it, I was able to test my method last night while cooking a large dinner that included fried potatoes. Luckily, the fire was in the burner pan and not in my skillet of potatoes, so it was simple to stop. Grease fires are pretty common, as house fires go. Do you know what to do if you ignite your stove?

  •  Turn the stove off. This removes a heat source.
  • Cover the pan with a metal…

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