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Practical Home Office Ideas for Your Small Space

Whether you work from home occasionally or full-time, it’s important to have a dedicated space in your house where you can get away from distractions and really focus. But finding space for a home office can be a challenge! If you’re struggling to carve out some office space from your available square footage, we might be able to offer some suggestions to help you out. From planning to decorating, check out the following tips to squeeze a functional and inviting office into your cramped quarters.

Natty Gal Note: Today’s post was written by guest author Amy Collet of Bizwell.org! Check out her bio at the end of this post.

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Navigating Crisis: 3 Things Overcoming Cancer Taught Me

In the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am thrilled to welcome back my friend Penny Casselman as the author of today’s post! Always one to find the silver lining within a cloud, Penny is sharing three things that overcoming breast cancer taught her about navigating crisis. Her tips serve as great tools when facing any kind of adversity!

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Game Day Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

In Northeast Ohio, dropping fall temps signal a return to comfort food. One of our favorites is chicken & andouille gumbo! It’s perfect for Sunday football or really any day of the week.

Years ago, a high school friend married a girl from the heart of Cajun country – Lafayette, LA. A fellow foodie, she got me really interested in both Creole and Cajun food. Once when her mom was visiting Ohio we were treated to her authentic & legendary gumbo. I became obsessed with learning to make it and perfecting my roux.

I made a few attempts while our friends still lived locally and each time she’d say, “not bad but I think you can go a hair darker on the roux“. They’re now out of state but each time I make gumbo I can hear her words. Honestly, I think she’d be really proud of the batch below – my darkest, richest attempt yet.

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

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