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Taming the Toys

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Photo Source Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant, Around the whole room, and he took every present! Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney! — […]

Getting Priorities in Line

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Last week, I got cozy with a cup of my very favorite coffee, Uzuri African Blend. Sipping away, I spent some time reading and thinking about Psalm 5 and journaling about it. The house was quiet — it was 5 am. And I could think. I turned to the Goals section of my household notebook […]

Looking for Some Easy Ways to Fill the Freezer?

There’s no doubt about it, having a few meals stashed in your freezer can be great insurance against crazy nights when take-out is oh-so tempting. But, even if you don’t have several hours in one sitting to devote to freezer cooking, you can have convenience without the can. Check out my guest post at The […]

How to Make a Bed

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I’ll never forget the first time I met my friend and former roommate, Kristin. (Hi KMS!) We lived in the same dorm during our freshman year of college. “Move in Day” was characterized by parents and students milling about, arms full, carting stuff into dorm rooms. Kristin and her mom were arguing having an animated […]

Organizing Life as MOM – Get the Ebook!

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It’s here. The project I’ve been working steadily on for the last five weeks, and been planning and thinking about for the last 11 months. An ebook, designed just for moms like you and me. Organizing Life as MOM This 125 page book provides a game plan for your life as wife, mother, and homemaker. […]

Meal Planning: Freezer Meals and Organizing Life

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This weekend we were away at a wedding reception, on the heels of a busy week, so this coming week is catch up time. Meal planning was actually quick and easy as the freezer is getting a little bare. I took a quick scan and picked six things. Easy! Then, I plugged them into the […]

5 Tips for Keeping the Bathroom Clean & Tidy

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As I’m sure you’ve already heard from the toilet paper commercials, the majority of your life is spent in the bathroom. Not quite my favorite place to be — unless it’s got a tub filled with bubble bath, surrounded by flickering candles and chocolate. And we know how often that happens…. If you compound the […]

Meal Planning & CSA Produce

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This month we subscribed to a CSA on trial. What fun to get a box full of farm fresh, organic produce each week! It has proved to be a huge learning experience as we’ve tried a ton of new foods including swiss chard, eggplant, edamame, butternut squash, and black eyed peas. It has also been […]