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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]