Author: Stacey Ogden

Soaking in the Summer

Every year I have the grandest of plans for the summer months.  I’m going to clean my house from top to bottom, read every book on the NYT bestseller list, update my gardens so that they rival those at Versailles, and...

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Christmas in May?

Last fall I proposed the idea to pare down the presents we would buy for our daughter for Christmas and her 3rd birthday and put the money to better use.  Honestly, the girl has plenty of toys and I don’t really consider...

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Easy like Sunday morning

Really there are few things in my life that are easy.  I have a full-time job, I own a business, I have a 3-year-old, a dog, and a husband to care for, and I’m a homeowner.  And while I wouldn’t trade any one of...

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Who I want to be

“What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” is a perennial favorite essay topic among school teachers.  I myself remember writing that paper more than once.  (Well, I turned in the same paper more than once anyway.)  But as...

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Going Green

Our house is going green! I’ve wanted to get solar panels on our house since we bought it.  But at an average of $20k to install, it was always a pipe dream.  Recently there’s been a spate of companies who saw the...

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Course Correction

I’ve completed my 2 weeks wheat free and I’ve decided to continue… with some adjustments.  Based on my experiment I’ve determined that I’m not wheat intolerant, but that our (pre-experiment) diet...

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Protein Smoothie Recipes – Part 1

Now that bagels, toast, cereal, and the like are off my menu, smoothies are my best breakfast buddies.  I’m also lactose intolerant, so I make my smoothies with greek yogurt and water, but feel free to substitute an equal...

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