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    I unplugged for the entire day and it was great

    I’ve long had this idea of having an “analog day”, where I turn off my phone, maybe the wifi, and stay completely cut off from social media and current events/politics. I guess I thought it would be hard? This past Friday night before I went to bed I turned off my phone, giving myself permission to sleep in and wake up naturally. I woke up sometime between 6 and 7am and treated myself to a Starbucks. The Starbucks is kind of a drive away (about the length of three songs in each direction) and because my phone was off (but with me in the car, just in case) I had…

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    The Backyard Project Begins

    When my husband and I bought this house it came with a modestly-sized and totally unfinished backyard of roughly 2,000 square feet. Right away we started dreaming of the things we could do with so much space. Naturally the discussion of a pool happened very quickly, and just as quickly was filed away in the folder labeled If We Win the Lottery. Of course the topic has come up frequently the past seven months that we’ve lived in this beautiful home I love so much. We knew for sure we wanted grass for the dogs to play and for us to enjoy with family and friends. But then there was…