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About marijean

I'm a public relations professional, social media consultant and work-at-home-mom living and working in Charlottesville, Va. I'm Marijean Jaggers and this is my blog.

Helping You Fake it for Thanksgiving

I’m just trying to do my part, here. I would hate for any of my Charlottesville community members to have to eat store-bought or refrigerated, pre-made pie crust (gasp!) for Thanksgiving. I think I have it in me to make … Continue reading

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Disappointment Has a Tender, Flaky Crust

I cooked and baked all weekend. I was anticipating a couple of guests Sunday night and went into domestic overdrive in preparation. In the early afternoon I discovered they weren’t coming after all and spent the rest of the day … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learned in my First Pie Crust Workshop

I convinced a few unsuspecting victims to allow me to teach them how to make a perfect pie crust. In my first-ever pie crust workshop, I promised that each participant would return home with a completed pie and two batches … Continue reading

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In the earliest days, I thought my career as a Sumo wrestler was secure.

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A Working Mom’s Manifesto

I broke a promise to myself last week. When I made the commitment to give myself the gift of a year, I said that I would take really good care of myself every day. I made a choice to work … Continue reading

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