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I was recently talking with a friend of mine. She was telling me about a funeral she attended in which she gave a monetary gift to the family of the deceased. She mentioned she hadn't received a thank you...
This post was sponsored by Tuft & Needle. I was give a free mattress in exchange for an honest review.  My master bedroom has been the wasteland of our house. It’s the last room to be cleaned, the last room...
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