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This is a post sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. With the New Year off to a start everyone is thinking about how to become a better version of...
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Dear Family Who Created The Elf on the Shelf, I hate you. I generally try to not use such strong language but, honestly, I hate you for getting rich while making my life harder at Christmas time. (adsbygoogle =...
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