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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

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Photo Source: Magnus D Thank you to everyone who completed my survey from a few weeks ago. It was very enlightening to read what you like, what you want, what you could live without. Dessert, especially chocolate, was a keeper. See how much we have in common? Some of your questions made me laugh — […]

Planning the Day

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Photo Source: Flik One of the things that has really thrown me for a loop over the last few years is the necessity to implement a daily schedule. You know, an hour by hour schedule. A timetable. A “do-this-at-8-and-do-that-an-hour-later” kind of thing. I do not like “schedules.” I never put my babies “on a schedule.” […]

Fall Decorating Ideas

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Photo Source: My Blessed Life Interior decorating is not my forte. I just don’t see the potential in a decorating item. Long ago I learned that I could, given time and resources, mimic the things that I liked in photos and magazines. My friend Myra, on the other hand, has style. And the ability to […]

Managing Library Resources

Library List

At any given time in our house we can have at least 100 library resources in our possession. Since our kids are voracious readers, the older ones can easily go through 7 books a week as well as flip through numerous other books for their schoolwork. One hundred books can be quite the load to […]

How to Find Fresh Produce When You’re a Gardening Loser

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So,um, a terrible blight hit my tomato and basil planter. It’s called neglect. Obviously, I am one big backyard garden fail this year. It seems I’ve never had great success with container gardening. Sigh…. But, never fear, I’ve got a hold of some great sources of fresh produce. So pop over to Food Your Way […]

Cleaning Out the Refrigerator

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It’s a dirty job. But, somebody’s got to do it. And if I don’t miss my guess, that somebody could be you. Never fear! FishMama is here with an 8 Step Program Toward a Cleaner, Happier Refrigerator. And believe me, I speak from experience…. Prior to our recent vacation, I did a major refrigerator overhaul […]

Basic H2 and Shaklee Cleaning Supplies – A Giveaway

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Earlier today I shared how I’m on a new cleaning kick. After months of just cleaning when the mood struck, which believe me, that kind of mood is fleeting, I’ve decided to reestablish a cleaning schedule. Our family is in a season where I can let the kids play, including the toddler, and I can […]

Establishing a Cleaning Schedule for Fall

sample cleaning schedule for the week

Photo Source: Pottery Barn One of the things that can really help you manage your home is to have a regular cleaning schedule. There, I said it. Yes, it’s sad but true. If you put your household tasks on a schedule and actually do them, you’ll be amazed at your productivity as well as how […]