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All My Gratitude

I have recently become overwhelmed by my gratitude for all of you. I think sometimes I view this new endeavor as a long to-do list, and don’t take the time to think about each of you as people – people that have a million other things to be doing with your day! I find it […]

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Real Life

So I have gotten into a blogging pattern of Food // Tips // Beauty // Crash! By Thursday, all I want to talk about is boring stuff like the fact I am keeping up with my laundry schedule, or Kim Kardashian’s baby’s name. If you came here today for my latest and greatest, sorry:). You’ll […]

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Signs That You are “Working” Too Much

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Around my house, I use the word “working” as code for “blogging”. When my husband asks what I am doing, I can get away with the answer “Just some more work!” (Now, in all fairness, these first three months have been work! I spend more time dealing with phrases like “CSS”, “DNS propagation”, “SEO”, “PHP”, […]

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What is Memorial Day?

While many of us think of Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer, I hope all of us take time to stop and remember the true meaning of Memorial Day – to remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Sometimes I forget how proud am I of those who have […]

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Saturday Morning: A Bit of Real Life

Good morning! I wish you could see me right now (or not!) because I am sitting here with no makeup on, drinking gallons of coffee, trying to figure out where to start. This week has not gone according to plan – and if you know me, I don’t handle “no plan” very well! This blog […]

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A little about me

If you are new, welcome to the Modern Commonplace Book!  I thought it would be nice to tell you all a little about me.  I hope we get to be blog friends, so this is a good place to start! I am 29 – turning 30 this year.  I haven’t yet decided if I am […]

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Just a little note! Until now, blog readers have been able to use Google Reader for all their blog-reading needs :).  But, there is (sad) news about it retiring in July.  There are many options for blog-reader replacements, but my favorite so far is Bloglovin. Bloglovin does a good job transferring over your Google Reader reading […]

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why a commonplace book?

When I was young my mother gave me a little red notebook.  She included an article about the bygone phenomenon of the commonplace book.  I loved the idea of a little place that I could keep all my random thoughts – my favorite quotes, a list of favorite mascaras, my favorite paint swatch.  These topics […]

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