• Fall Fashion Wish List

    Autumn is coming soon—I can feel it in the air! One of the best parts of having a September birthday is getting to put fall fashion on my wish list. And boy do I have a lot of things on that list! Here are a few items I wouldn’t mind owning to embrace the cooler

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  • Decorating with Maps

    I love the idea of decorating with art that means something–that tells a story throughout your home. Like the picture of sunflowers that my grandmother painted that is in my dining room. Or the picture my mom painted in our entryway of me when I was a little girl. Or the poster that is in

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up: 8/29

    Weekly Money Check-Up is a weekly series on My Pretty Pennies. To participate, fill in the blanks in the comments section, or post it on your blog and link below. If you do post it on your blog, please credit MPP and link it back here. Thank you for participating! 1. The most I’ve spent

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  • Have a safe weekend!

    Who can believe this is the last weekend of August? I cannot. What are your plans this weekend? Tonight I am venturing downtown for dinner with some girl friends, then visiting my family tomorrow evening for a little get-together and hiding away from Irene. I may also dabble in another pinterest project! Get excited people,

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  • A Special Request

    Sometimes when I am driving alone, my thoughts veer into a dangerous place. I begin to imagine what my life would be like without my loved ones it in. I begin to picture their funeral and the morbid thought of waking up in a world where they no longer lived. The next thing I know,

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  • Turkey & Cheese Panini

    Even though the temperatures are still in the 90s here in Raleigh, I can feel the summer ending and a new season approaching. School is starting up again, colleagues return from vacations, and evenings begin to fill up with scheduled activities. After months of relaxing, I’m always ready for the busyness that the end of

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  • Marriage and Money

    A few weeks ago, Mrs. Pancakes asked me whether J and I were on the same page about money before marriage. Short answer: yes. Long answer: see below. Finances is the #2 reason why couples get divorced nowadays (second to poor communication, which I’m sure results in financial problems). And I believe that. I mean,

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up: 8/22

    Weekly Money Check-Up is a weekly series on My Pretty Pennies. To participate, fill in the blanks in the comments section, or post it on your blog and link below. If you do post it on your blog, please credit MPP and link it back here. Thank you for participating! 1. The most I’ve spent

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  • Happy Weekend!

    Happy Friday, my friends! It’s been a busy but wonderful week. On Monday we found out that J was offered a new job! It’s with the same company he currently works for, so basically the two of us got promotions within a week of each other. What a huge blessing. This weekend we will celebrate

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