Time to Get on Zone Defense

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Is it hard to find things in your house? Do you open a closet and cringe? Do you wish your housekeeping chores were just a little simpler and easier? Well, you’re not alone, sister. I’m there, too. Every January I get a little burst of energy to set things to rights. Hubs has been reorganizing […]

Well, What DO You Want?

Well, What DO You Want? Crafting a vision for the future

A month or so ago, I was having a in-depth debate with my husband. In my head. You see, he is an expert at debate; no lame statement slips by him. In serious conversation, I know better than to drop a casual remark without backing it up. If I say I don’t like something, he’s […]

4 Quick Ways to Get Organized for the New Year

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Since I took last week off and just played, I haven’t yet spent a lot of time planning for the New Year. Usually, I am a major planner, but this year, I’m taking the slow approach. That may be thanks to where the dates fell on the calendar or that we still have a week […]

The Afternoon High Five

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Routines are important for kids and for adults. When we have set tasks for certain times of the day, we add a rhythm to life. It helps kids mark the passing of the day and grounds them. I think routines add comfort and familiarity to an ever-changing world. For a number of years our family […]

12 Ways to Save on Household Expenses (Frugal Friday)

Household expenses like cleaners, soaps, furniture, maintenance, and energy costs are all things that you can adjust with a little creative thinking. Five years ago, our lives were turned upside down. We finally faced the music of the consumer debt we had piled up. It amounted to over $16,000. We decided to get serious about […]

31 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

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Wondering how you can save time in the kitchen? Check out the last month of Kitchen Time Savers. This was the month to save time in the kitchen. I love to cook, but I love to be with my people more. And have meals on time. And sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s […]

Dejunk the Kitchen and Save Time

dejunk the kitchen to save time

This is part 26 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. Today we’re talking dejunking. I don’t know how it happens, but eventually our homes fill up with clutter. I swear I don’t go out and buy a ton of stuff, but somehow it finds its way to my house, particularly to my kitchen. This week, […]

Get Some Help and Save Time in the Kitchen

Get help in the kitchen

Get some help and you’ll save time in the kitchen. If you tend to be the sole cook in your household, as in the only one, then you might be spending more time in the kitchen than you need to. I’m not talking about cooking by yourself as a way to unwind. I’m referring to […]