Add Protein to Your Diet With This Simple Trick

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 26, 2015

Silk SoymilkIf you had to make a choice between working out or eating healthy, which one would you choose?

I’d choose eating healthy, because as a busy, working mom, I don’t find the time to work out much.

After a long winter with tons of snow and below-average temperatures, we had the first beautiful, warmer day here on Tuesday — perfect for a walk around the neighborhood.

Instead of putting on my sneakers after I got home from running errands, I quickly needed to turn around and drop something off for Landon at school, had to rush back home and work to make a deadline, get back into the car to pick up L from school…

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Choose Kindness — Why I’m Glad I Did

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 26, 2015

choose kindness..., kindness quote

A couple of weeks ago, someone was really mad at me.

He was mad at me for something I had no control over. It wasn’t my fault, but he wanted to blame me.

He was unreasonable. He made threats even though I tried to explain that there was nothing I could do.

I tried to not take it personally.

Another nasty email — and I wanted to lay into him and say: “Listen, I don’t have anything to do with this and can’t fix this for you! You are being unreasonable! It’s unfair to blame me!” {click to continue}


Wordless Wednesday With Link Party and Giveaway

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 24, 2015

ribbons and Baker's twineI’m doing something new this week: Karren from Oh My Heartsie Girls invited me to be one of the co-hosts for a huge Wordless Wednesday party.

Your link will show up on 10 blogs! Plus there is a Paypal giveaway — look out for it!

I hope you’ll have fun discovering a few new blogs.

Welcome To March Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday!!
Where its about meeting new bloggers, share their interests and get to know them!
If you did not get to see all the great features last week of those that linked up you can Find it HereWWelcomeWelcome toMarch 22

Join Us as a Co-Host For April Signup Now!!!
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“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party #60 — Rose Chintz

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 24, 2015

Dagmar's Home "Thrifty & Vintage Finds" Link Party

Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party!

It’s number 60 already!

If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then I’d love you to link up!

I’m sharing a thrifty treasure I bought at HomeGoods a few days ago.

I was on the lookout for decor for my Easter tablescape and stopped in my track when I saw this:

JohnsonBros Rose Chintz china. DagmarBleasdale.comI knew this pattern. It’s a vintage pattern from JohnsonBros called Rose Chintz, made in England.

It’s one of my favorite patterns ever designed. It’s so romantic and vintage and shabby chic – it makes me happy, giddy. {click to continue}


Encourage a Love of Reading With Amazon Kindle and FreeTime Unlimited

March 23, 2015
Amazon Kindle and FreeTime Unlimited review.

+-*In honor of National Reading Month, Kindle and the National PTA are working together to encourage reading! Now is a great time to get more involved in your children’s reading and foster their interest in books. Building an early love of reading is so important. Don and I are huge readers — we both have […]

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Our Blue Cottage Bathroom – How I Decorated It On A Budget

March 20, 2015
cottage bathroom

+-*When I wrote the post about the closet makeover in our upstairs bathroom, I realized that I never wrote a whole blog post about this room. I knew I had taken more pictures of it but couldn’t find them. Well, I found them! So here is a little more information about how I decorated our […]

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Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker Giveaway

March 19, 2015
Fitbit Ultra giveaway.

+-*I’ve had this Fitbit Ultra lying around for a couple of years now. I’m not going to use it, so why not give it away to one of you? Would you like to win this Fitbit? I’d be thrilled to give it someone who would like to use it or gift it to someone else. […]

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Wordless Wednesday with Linky: #pleasegrow

March 17, 2015
colorful rainboots

+-*Rain! Instead of snow. I’ll take it. This means I get to wear my cute rain boots, and the snow around our house is finally going to melt. How is the weather where you are? It’s going to be a soggy mess, but I’m looking forward to see our grass again. And spring is now […]

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