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Mrs. Maroon

August 5, 2015

Discombobulated

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I’m completely out of sorts… I’ve been in a funk for a while… I mean, look at the calendar, 107, one hundred and seven – I haven’t logged on to share anything in 107 days. And just like the last time we had a lapse in posts, I’m chock full of excuses. Oh my, and […]

Mrs. Maroon

April 13, 2015

Like Bills Through the Breeze… This is the Money of Our Lives

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My dad’s family is planning a trip together for this summer – a family reunion of sorts, though no matching t-shirts (that I’ve heard of yet). We do have a particular event drawing us together… My dad’s maternal grandmother will celebrate her 100th birthday. First, I have to stop myself all the time to marvel over […]

Mr. Maroon,Mrs. Maroon

March 4, 2015

Liebster!!

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Exciting things are happening here… The folks over at Slowly Sipping Coffee have nominated us for the Liebster Award! This is a way for all of small-time bloggers to share the love with each other. We appreciate it Mr. and Mrs. SSC! First, here are some random facts about the Maroon household: Mr. Maroon * […]

Mrs. Maroon

February 17, 2015

Our Anti-Valentine’s Jubilee

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 All children LOVE stickers!

Mini Maroon #1 will be three years old next week — CRAZY!! Mr. Maroon’s family made the trek over from west Texas on Friday for an early birthday celebration. But before they arrived…   School Valentine’s Party Two weeks ago I was handed a list with all of the names of the kids in Mini […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 23, 2015

A Breeze-Fall

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This week we closed a rather tumultuous chapter of our lives… we sold our semi-investment property.   Cutting To The Chase… A wire transfer for just over $8,000 hit our checking account to mark the end of that time. We had taken $7,500 to the closing table with us 35 months and 3 days earlier. We didn’t […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 19, 2015

Could I Pay for College With Diapers?

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 We might be prepared for the diaper-pocalypse!

As I changed not one, but two, diapers in the 4 o’clock hour this morning, my brain tailed off into crazy thoughts. Through the amazing, uber-convenient Amazon Mom, we get diapers and wipes delivered directly to our door each month, at a discount. I’ve comparison shopped for the same brands at other discount retailers… Sometimes […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 13, 2015

A Glimpse Into Retirement

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We are not opposed to child labor

We were given a glimpse into what our retirement lifestyle might look like last week. We started with a short week because of New Year’s. Then we had the threat of winter weather… To everyone north of here thinking “winter weather isn’t that big of a deal!”, all normal functions basically shut down with winter […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 5, 2015

Look Back at 2014 and Ahead to 2015

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 Sunset on the beach...

I’ve really enjoyed reading all of the recaps and goals set by fellow PF bloggers. Each time I make mental notes of our past year and plans for the coming one. But those mental notes don’t mean a thing until I let them escape my brain – you can’t read my mind as much as Mr. Maroon […]

Mr. Maroon

December 9, 2014

Toddler Tuition

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With the arrival of Mini #2 in September, we have been preparing ourselves for the additional effort, stress, and expense of another bundle of joy. Without a doubt, the most daunting of these is the price of daycare. We’ve been paying approximately $1,000 a month for Mini #1, and mostly had little difficulty stomaching the […]

Mr. Maroon

December 3, 2014

Bah Humbug!

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‘Tis the Season Every year at Christmas, since the beginning of our togetherness, Mrs. Maroon and I fight.  It’s true.  Despite all of the jolly carols, warm emotions, happy childhood memories, and beautiful décor that surround us, we can’t seem to find happiness because the Christmas season has ALWAYS brought despair. Despair in the form […]