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Mrs. Maroon

December 15, 2014

Christmas Spirit Continues

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 Handmade crafting at it

Based on Mr. Maroon’s contribution regarding Christmas, you might have gotten the impression that he doesn’t care for the Christmas season. However, you’d be wrong! He’s actually the one that will encourage more decorating around our house. He had the idea to host a Christmas party at our house for friends and family back in Texas. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friday's Frugalities

November 21, 2014

FF #14 – Deadly Multi-Tasking

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Deadly to your budget that is…   It’s no surprise that even the most basic life tasks get exponentially more difficult with an infant (can’t believe she’s not really a newborn anymore!) in the house. I often dream about being the picture-perfect domestic goddess. The truth is that I am often always far from it. […]

Friday's Frugalities

August 29, 2014

FF #9 – Clean Out the Fridge

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So, what to do when the month appears to be a bit longer than the grocery budget? We can’t just not eat one day. Well maybe YOU can… but I get pretty darn irritable when I’m hungry. Oh, and I shudder to think what a day with Mini Maroon would be like if we didn’t […]

Mr. Maroon

August 2, 2014

Two Year Old Sleeps Like a Queen

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We’re at the stage in life where Mini Maroon is transitioning from a baby into a boy and, for him, the most sought after reward for that is a big boy bed. Or course, it’s convenient since we’ll be repurposing Mini Maroon’s crib in a few months. Being a self-reliant type and having the necessary […]

Mr. Maroon

July 29, 2014

Something’s Fowl

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If It Quacks Like a Duck… I started this long-delayed blog post with the intent to recap the one hundred and sixty six days and, what feels like, one hundred and sixty six changes in our life since our previous listing. And it sucked. It was full of excuses. Don’t worry…we haven’t fallen off of […]

Friday's Frugalities

January 24, 2014

FF #3 – Leftovers: Love Them? Or Hate Them?

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Going to get this one done on time this week 😉 Anyway, Mr. Maroon and I have actually alluded to both FF #2 (Scatter-Brained from last week) and FF #3 (today’s post) concepts in previous post, which takes me back to the days of high school literature where the teacher tried desperately to convince us that […]

Friday's Frugalities

January 10, 2014

FF #1 – Save those Berries!!

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As soon as you come home from the grocery store with berries, plan to soak them in a cool bath of water and vinegar. I don’t have exact measurements (I rarely measure when I cook), but I’d say a decent pour of plain, white vinegar into a half-full sink of cool water. I picked this […]