• Highlights of 2011

    Oh hello there! It’s nice to see you all again. :) I have been enjoying my week off, but thought I’d pop by and share some thoughts on the eve of 2012. This year will forever be near and dear to my heart. Here are a few highlights from this amazing year: I moved into

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  • Mysteries of the Christmas Story

    I’ve heard the Christmas story so many times. I know all its characters, its ending. I can even recite parts of Luke 2. But even after countless Christmases, it still surprises me at how mysterious and amazing the birth of Jesus was. Take, for example, Mary. A virgin mother. She must have been terrified to

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  • My New Glasses

    A couple of weeks ago I asked your help for which glasses to order. Well, the people have voted and a decision was made. As promised, I purchased the frames with the most votes. It was a close decision between two frames, but the “Black Two-Stripe Detail Frame” won by a close two points. I

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  • Ornament Swap!

    This holiday season I participated in Micaela’s Ornament Swap, where you send an ornament to a blogger and get one back in return. I had the privilege to swap an ornament and receive one from Amanda at Project Simple Life. She gave me a sweet package of a holiday mix CD (currently playing in my

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  • Our Trip to NYC

    About a month or so ago, J and I were discussing our Christmas plans and dreaming about how fun it would be to go to New York at Christmastime — visiting Rockefeller Center, shopping at Macy’s, walking the cold streets lined with holiday decorations. We had a few vacation days left to use for the

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up: 12/19

    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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  • DIY Ornament: Wedding Newspaper

    Wedding weekends are rather crazy. It’s a flurry of old friends and family in town, errands to run, outfits to coordinate, and tons of details that culminate into a beautiful event. Our wedding weekend was no different — we had six bridesmaids staying at my parents’ three bedroom house, flowers lining our basement floor, and

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up: 12/12

    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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