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    My mom swears by her Ecco brand shoes, and has for years. She’s a 2nd grade teacher, so she’s pretty much never off her feet.

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    I don’t think the flashlight is a lame fave! It’s seriously one of the best things about a smartphone!

    I’m a loyal Android user, but I’ve been loving Cookie Jam lately. It’s similar to Candy Crush. Also love Fruit Drops I and II. Oh, and realizing that just about every gas station around here has an app, which has made it so easy to see which store around me has the cheapest gas!

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    I got Morgan a ton of jeans and tops on my last big GoodWill/thrift store trip to multiple stores (I hit the wealthier suburbs of Indianapolis and find her tons of name brands that look brand new). Otherwise, we’ll wait for a bit. She has plenty of nice summer stuff to wear for the first month or two and I don’t like to buy too much too far in advance in fear she’ll out grow it all!

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    I really like Fruit2O water. It has zero calories and a really nice taste. I used to really love the “energy” Vitamin Water but they changed it recently. Why do they have to change everything I love?? :(

    Plain ol’ water isn’t my favorite, but I drink the most of it.

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    I view dogs the same way I view babies… Do your best to get their schedule to fit your lifestyle, but realize they will have needs that are mightily inconvenient at times. If there’s no way to keep him happy, you’re just going to have to get up with him. Or give in and let him in the bed if that means more sleep! lol

    I’ve only had one dog (the one in my avatar) who could sleep late and be happy. With all the others, it’s feed and go out early. I’m not a morning person at all, but it’s what I signed up for. In your case, I’m not clear on whether he’s hungry, needs out, is lonely, or all of the above. Trial and error until he’s not whining or pooping on the floor is the way to go.

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    Would it help if your husband feeds Axl right before he leaves? I don’t know how often you feed him, but mine get an early breakfast, and then dinner around 4-5 and it works really well. They’re usually happy to go back to sleep for a bit with a full belly. :)

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    TS, do NOT feel bad for anticipating the start of school! I just realized Morgan goes back 3 weeks from today and did a happy dance. I know just what it’s like to not get much of a break, and it’s tough on everyone involved.

    Our summer has been pretty great! It feels like it’s flying by too quickly, though. We went to King’s Island (a big theme park in Ohio) earlier this week and had a blast. Morgan braved several roller coasters there and we were so proud of her.

    My only complaint is that I’ve only been kayaking twice. When we’ve had free time and planned to go, the river has been too high for it to be safe.

    ETA – We also adopted a new dog late in the spring. This is Penny, a 3-4 y.o. plott hound/pitbull mix. She’s a doll baby. :)

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    PN, Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I used to love that show too!

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    HGTV is one of the few things I miss with not having cable. We do all of our watching through Netflix, Amazon, etc. My faves were always House Hunters and House Hunters International. Oh, and Selling New York and Selling Hawaii. I’ve never seen the shows you’re talking about. :(

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    We have a no tank top rule too. Sandals and flip flops are okay as long as they have sneakers for recess and gym class. I still let Morgan wear some tanks and sleeveless tops, just not any that are spaghetti straps. Because that is the stupidest rule ever, IMO, and no one has said anything. Otherwise, she can’t wear any of her cute summer dresses that she loves. I can see a rule not to have bra straps showing for older girls in tanks with skinny straps, but that’s the only thing that makes sense to me.

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    Yep. :/

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    Clothingwise, I’ll get Morgan a few cute new outfits, but she goes back on Aug 7, so it’s too early to buy a bunch of fall and winter clothes in fear she’ll outgrow them!

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    I love a good shaved ice. :)

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    Usually we shop when the big back-to-school sales start, usually in late July. That’s when you can get crayons for like $.25 and other great deals.

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    Oh man, do you have my sympathy! Our only renting experience that wasn’t through family-owned homes made me vow never to do it again.

    I really don’t know the legalities of it all. Surely they won’t take you to court over $214?!? It would cost more for them to hire an attorney. I’d just make sure you keep all correspondence and have copies of your pics that are timestamped from when you took them to have handy as evidence. You may need to consult your own attorney if they don’t drop it.

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    I’m taking care of my husband’s aunt’s dogs today and I just saw bottles at her house with her name and her husband’s name. Very cool!

    Mine isn’t, which doesn’t surprise me. My husband’s and Morgan’s are though!

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    Like you, my husband and I are not religious at all, and our child will be free to choose her own path in that regard. I personally would not give in on this issue. It would be a lie, a farce, and I think it’s more disrespectful to her and her religion to participate in something in which you absolutely don’t believe than to respectfully decline.

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    My husband started a new job a few months ago and won’t have any vacation time, so we’re sticking around here. We’re going to go to King’s Island (amusement park in OH) sometime this month, but I think that’s about it.

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    Ha, Inga, I’m with you! I just deleted a couple categories since I have nothing to contribute. I only wear makeup now that I’m in my mid-30′s and I’m starting to need it to not look scary.

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    Restaurant? Casa Del Sol, a local Mexican place
    Dipping sauce? bbq
    Dessert? chocolate chip cookies
    Drink? mt. dew in the a.m., water the rest of the day
    Food? anything Italian!
    Fruit? watermelon
    Vegetable? several lettuces
    Soup? veggie

    Exercise? swimming
    Shampoo? OGX coconut water shampoo
    Toothpaste? Tom’s of Maine spearmint
    Makeup? lip balm

    Color? yellow
    Number? umm, don’t have one
    Season? summer
    Month? June
    Car? VW Bus
    Room in your house? family room

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