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Mrs. Maroon

December 13, 2014

Let There Be Light!

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Being in a new house, Christmas decorating was a little different this year. Fortunately, from an interior perspective, our new house has a very similar floor plan to the old house, which means we didn’t couldn’t find a need for new or additional decorations. For exterior lighting, however, the roof line is exceedingly different. No […]

Mrs. Maroon

December 11, 2014

November 2014 Update

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Here I sit on the 11th of the month AGAIN having not made an update for the last month. I did do a much better job of keeping up with the expense tracking this month – YAY! – so I don’t even have that excuse from last month… Anyway, here we go!   $5,992   Income: […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

 The smoker is going strong!

Over the past week or so, I’ve had the pleasure of reading multiple posts from others talking about what they are thankful for this year. Each one is beautiful and thoughtful. Considering I didn’t even know these people even existed last year, I find them all delightful to read. Until now I haven’t put my […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 25, 2014

In Pursuit of Perfection

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Nearly three years into parenthood I have discovered two truths related to children. Well there are actually a lot more. But my infinite wisdom runs out at two today… Kids grow out of clothes incredibly fast. When is the last time you scrapped your whole closet twice a year?? People love to give you things […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 12, 2014

October 2014 Update

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As I’ve already mentioned**, I had quite a bit of catching up to do to track our October expenses. I could say that it’s related to having a newborn and transitioning to keeping the VERY busy Mini Maroon 1 at home for the month too, but then again excuses are ugly. I just plain let […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 6, 2014

Daytime Television

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With the arrival of Mini Maroon 2**, the content of my days has changed considerably. Whereas I had been spending the day behind a computer screen, I now find myself lounging in the recliner cuddling with this sweet baby girl for hours on end. Mr. Maroon would joke that I’m spoiling her and not promoting […]

Mrs. Maroon

September 6, 2014

The Value of Value

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately on the concept of value… After all, isn’t that what are seeking – to improve the value of our future life?!? But does it have to come at the expense of value to our current life?   Confession Time I had a bit of a breakdown a couple weeks […]

Mrs. Maroon

August 27, 2014

Waiting on Mini Maroon 2 – Part 2

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Following the theme from FF #8, we continue in the preparation for baby… (I started writing this with the intention of it being another Friday’s Frugalities segment. The ideas just kept flowing, so this particular idea got upgraded not one, but two full-length articles!) Since this is our second child, I certainly have a different […]

Mrs. Maroon

August 19, 2014

It’s The Little Things

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We Maroons took the plunge and married six years ago. I’m not going to lie – there have been times where I thought we were going to rip each other’s heads off. With an abundance of good times too. By this point, a lot of it comes down to the little things to sustain a […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 28, 2014

Paying It Forward

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The concept of paying it forward has (thankfully) become more and more prevalent in today’s society. It’s refreshing to see the story go viral about a gentleman that just lost his wife who treated a young couple to dinner… just one of the many, many stories I’ve come across lately in this world of ever-connected […]