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Blogiversary 4: The Bleu Topaz Anniversary

Another year, another blogiversary where I don’t know what to write about! As per usual, I tapped Editor Josh for ideas. As per usual, this tapping happened two evenings before I actually needed to write this post. Monday marked 4 years that I’ve been doing this blog, and it is very interesting for me to sit back and look at all of the ups and … Continue reading Blogiversary 4: The Bleu Topaz Anniversary

journal that says "you can do hard things" on a wood background

Well, I Didn’t PLAN for That…

I love planners.  Notebooks and planners are like my kryptonite. Every time I walk into a store with decorative journals and planners, I stare at them for a long time, caress them, and then eventually guilt Dan into buying me (at least) one. Ever since I was a child who enjoyed writing, I was drawn to certain notebooks, and I just had to have them, … Continue reading Well, I Didn’t PLAN for That…

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Sunday Scribblings – #116 Avocado

Happy Sunday, everyone! Every Wednesday, blogging buddy Aaron over at The Confusing Middle posts a “Sunday Scribblings” prompt for other bloggers to ponder and respond to on the following Sunday. If you’re a blogger looking for more inspiration, I highly recommend jumping in and joining in on the fun! This week’s prompt is: Avocado! Before I dive into this post, I just want to give … Continue reading Sunday Scribblings – #116 Avocado

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Renata’s Guide: Do’s and Don’ts of Working from Home

Like many people throughout the country (and the world), I began working from home back in 2020, and since then, my job has become permanently remote. While I wasn’t sure how I would acclimate to working from home back in March 2020, I’ve actually really enjoyed it (although I’ve really missed the social aspect of working in the office). And since I’m now clearly an … Continue reading Renata’s Guide: Do’s and Don’ts of Working from Home