I need advice! Am I insane or is this a reasonable request?

March 14, 2014

I need your advice. I need for the Penelope Community to let me know if I’m just being normal nuts or over-the-top, somebody-stop-her nuts. This is the view from my back patio window. And, let it be said that I spend a lot of time working and glancing up at this view. The neighbors that […]

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How to Clean Your Glass Cooktop and Regain It’s Shiny Goodness

March 13, 2014

I love my kitchen. I really do. Since we had it remodeled, I actually delight in cleaning it up after every meal, it brings me joy.   Because of this, there are few things I hate more than getting my kitchen all shiny and clean and then realizing my new glass cooktop (seen above when […]

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So there’s this mouse, you see…

March 7, 2014

I’m pissed at this mouse. I am. As pissed as a person can be at a rodent. My husband and I are getting ready to go out for a Date Day. A rare opportunity for some out-of-the-house alone time. I’m excited about this. I love me some Husband. As we’re getting ready to leave, I […]

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Go Green or Go Home: or, How This Penelope Honors St. Patrick’s Day

March 3, 2014

This is a guest post from the Original Penelope, my sister, Melinda Keller. I’ve always thought the way she celebrates St. Patrick’s Day was really fun, and I know her kids love it. So I asked her to give us all a peek into how she has fun on St. Paddy’s Day. In my house, […]

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Two Things I Love Near My Kitchen Sink

February 26, 2014

Ok, so, a quick two things for today and this is so, very random, so bear with me. 1) This Trader Joe’s hand soap is my new favorite. It’s pretty and practical (I’m obsessed with that combination as you guys know) and it smells nice, but not too perfumey. But most importantly, it’s antibacterial, which […]

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Call me crazy, but the right basket made me a better Mom

February 20, 2014

You guys are totally going to get this. You are absolutely, 100% going to understand why this problem just had to be solved. A little background. My son, Jackson, is 2 1/2. He’s cute and smart and loves to look at books. All great stuff. But, have I mentioned he’s 2 1/2? Which means that […]

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You’re not Oprah

February 17, 2014

I was reading an article this weekend about Oprah having a huge auction of her stuff. She did it to raise money for her Girls Academy, but also because she needed to declutter. What struck me was that she mentioned that she’d been keeping a lot of her things because she’d been considering that someday […]

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