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Taking a Budget Trip to Philly in Five Easy Steps

Taking a Budget Trip to Philly in Five Easy Steps

Much in the same way as I am sensible, I am also thrifty. My Amish heritage serves me well when I’m faced with decisions such as, “Should I buy a Lamborghini or an old Corolla for my next ride?” and thrift usually wins out. So when my friend and I wanted to add a trip to Philly to our fall, but weren’t sure it was sensible, I was ready with my reasons. “Oh, we can do a budget trip,” I…

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Five Attractive Guys

Five Attractive Guys

The guy who can’t imagine doing something as menial as his own housework. His mother packs his lunch and cleans his bathroom and washes his bed and all his dishes, because it has never crossed his mind that he could and should take care of himself. Sometimes this guy moves into his own house, and then he lives in a pit of grime and junk food, because he doesn’t ever think he should have to do something like wiping down a…

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How To Take a Secret Trip to Paris

How To Take a Secret Trip to Paris

One. Sit at your desk day after day bellyaching to travel to Europe. Put it on all your bucket lists and pin pictures on Pinterest of what you want to see. Decide to do it before turning thirty but doubt that it’ll actually happen. Eventually feel like you’re going to burst at the seams if you don’t go right now, but know that there isn’t really anyone to go with you just now, so resign yourself to a few more years before…

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5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Older Single Girls

5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Older Single Girls

Why isn’t a great girl like you married? Somebody please enlighten me to what on earth a person should reply to this comment, because I’ve never been able to figure it out. What is she supposed to say, “I’m just too intimidating and awesome for any man to handle?” Can we just acknowledge what an awkward position it puts the questionee in? Anything referencing being an old maid. “Old Maid” is a dirty term, conjuring up images of knitting needles…

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Five Easy Ways To Make Friends on Social Media

Five Easy Ways To Make Friends on Social Media

Everyone loves to hate on social media, and while I definitely understand the negative aspects, I also think it is a really wonderful way to get to be friends with people you would never have met otherwise. Online etiquette is a tricky thing however and not something that is taught in school, so I wanted to share with you all some tips for the easiest ways to make friends online. 1. Politics. Politics is what bwings us togewah today. Discuss your…

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

It’s that time again- time to look back at the past year and remember what happened, and to make resolutions and plans for the upcoming year. I love remembering the previous year, and making lists of the good that happened, don’t you? Let me start with the very beginning of 2017… It started with a wonderful New Year’s Eve party with our youth group. It’s tradition for us to always get together and ring in the new year, dressed in…

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Five Things Living in Honduras Made Me Finicky About

Five Things Living in Honduras Made Me Finicky About

Everyone knows that living in another country for an extended period of time makes you, well…different. This is only exaggerated when you live overseas as a kid, during your formative years. As self-proclaimed weirdos, we TCKs love nothing more than finding others who can relate to our cultural oddities. So, I decided to share with you a few of my personal hangups derived from years of living in Honduras. One. Going barefoot. There are two reasons for this. First, going barefoot is…

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Five Inevitabilities of Life

Five Inevitabilities of Life

“Mmmph yrsh,” you mumble in reply as you hastily swallow your unchewed food. Leave it on, it will drive you nuts. Tear it off, it will bleed and sting. Ah yes, the great equalizer of humanity. This person will be seated next to you at the party. He’ll probably also chew with his mouth open. Of course, you won’t notice till you have your legs comfortably stretched out into the middle of the circle you’re sitting in.

5 Reasons I Love Apartment Life

5 Reasons I Love Apartment Life

I know probably most of you live in the country, and would never have it any other way. But in the last year I’ve discovered that I positively love life in an apartment in the middle of town, and I’d like to tell you why. One. I don’t have to mow a yard, because I don’t have one. Instead, I can walk a few blocks to the town park, which is much bigger than any yard I’d want to maintain,…

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Five Things to Make You Cringe 

Five Things to Make You Cringe 

Hugs so awkward you end up patting the recipient’s stomach. Not that I have EVER done that. Ahem. *Whistles innocently* Being the first to write in a group birthday card, and knowing that everyone else is going to read what you wrote. Public bathroom stall doors, if you’re over five feet tall. Falling asleep during prayer as an insecure adolescent visiting a new church. Having the local adolescent laughingly point out a wet spot of drool on the pew. Finding out…

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Useful Things

Useful Things

Rachel has been reading a book about sorting possessions based on the joy they bring to your life. Joy is a strong word, one that I prefer leaving to experiences and people, but I do like ranking my possessions based on their contributions to my world. So here, in no particular order, are five things I’ve been appreciating in my life.   My Ikea laundry rack is perfect for apartment living. I grew up using those clunky wooden racks and thought them mostly bulky and…

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Decorating for Fall From the Dollar Tree in Five Easy Steps

Decorating for Fall From the Dollar Tree in Five Easy Steps

Go to the Dollar Tree. This is very necessary, for obvious reasons. Buy some of the less plastic looking bunches of leaves, leaf garlands, and some spicy candles for good measure. Go home and paw through the stuff you already own. Pull out things like old books, those wooden candle holders you know you have stashed somewhere, and other things that look somewhat autumnish. Maybe collect a few sticks or berries outside as well, if you live in the country.  Throw the…

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