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FitJoy Birthday Cake Batter: $1.99/Vitamin Shoppe

My birthday is right around the corner, what late-30s age it is, my old lady brain forgets. I confuse myself with mid-20s-Ticia all the time. For too many years to count now, there is no … read on …


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Nature’s Bakery Fig Raspberry: $3.99/Box of 6/Kroger

Raspberry reminiscing rants of ancient Atkins diet drinking Raspberry Ice Crystal Lite, and raspberry-colored crystals buried in an elementary school carpool lady’s yard. And more recent, a yard on my morning’s jog that looked like … read on …


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ProMax Double Fudge Brownie: $1.99/Kroger

Yesterday morning I saw several “PSG” signs posted along the road approaching Chateau Elan and I can only imagine that most people driving by thought it was an acronym for any other business scheduled for … read on …


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Kroger Crunchy Oats & Honey: $1.99/Box of 6/Kroger

If I could add another line to the Sound of Music’s “Favorite Things” song that’s equally as charming as all of the whimsical likes and loves of Maria, it would be butterfly kisses. Not only … read on …


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Don’t Go Nuts Boogie Board Bash Bar: $1.99/Mystery Gas Station

This bar was a total surprise at a roadside no-name gas station stop in South Carolina last month on our drive to Kiawah. A quick stop for a drink and a pee and my eyes … read on …


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Kashi GoLean Salted Dark Chocolate & Nuts: $1.49/QT

The closer that I get to the ocean, the moreĀ  my gut demands seafood. Dumpy stands and rust-riden trucks on the side of the road selling bags of freshly-caught shrimp beckon me the way that … read on …


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Quaker Chewy Birthday Cake: Kroger/Box of 6/$1.99

I don’t follow birthdays well at all, so I appreciate that my phone bleep-blorps when it’s somebody’s birthday via Facebook. Today was one of those days when my cell stacato’ed across the counter with 3 … read on …


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Clif Nut Butter Filled Coconut Almond Butter: $0.99/Kroger

Spring temperatures (rapidly increasing into sticky summer heat, ushering in the humming air conditioners and elevated power bills) awarded me with several mornings of flung-open windows. Unfortunately I also have two sloppy children (and a … read on …


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Nature Valley Backpacker S’mores Chewy Bites: $2.99Box of 6/Walmart

When I pack a backpack, bag, tote, or purse, I try to keep the things that might get smushed on the top; I don’t think that’s earth-shattering planning or a tip worthy of a Pinterest-Mom-Knows-Best … read on …


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Qia Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed: $1.29/Kroger

I was on a playdate where Louise was introduced to Play-doh. I would never have gone out of my way to buy little cans of it for her, let alone all the elaborate shape sets … read on …