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Laundry Room Overhaul

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Oh I can be so ambitious. I sure thought when I posted my goals for today, that I would actually get them all done?? Puhlease! To be honest, I didn’t crack a closet. There was just too much going on. But, I did get the banking done and check the status of our finances. It […]

Making a Clean Sweep

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Last week I mentioned some of my summer projects. Last week, I accomplished one! Yeah! Three more to go. This week my focus is getting things cleaned up around here, including those dreaded closets. Care to come along? Or just feel my pain from afar. Either way, I’d love the company. Cooking is fun for […]

Summer Projects

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We’ve talked about Summer Fun plans. I hope that your time with the fam is rolling along in a happy way. Another important aspect of summer, though, is getting some much needed projects taken care of. My biggest project of the summer, of course, is birthing my sixth child late this season. But, hand in […]

Book It! The Hidden Art of Homemaking

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One of my favorite books of all time is Edith Schaeffer’s The Hidden Art of Homemaking. It is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to add beauty to his or her life. There are chapters addressing many areas of life that welcome creative expression: music, painting, writing, interior decorating, flower arrangements, clothing, and my favorites: […]

Laundry Management

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Food and clothing are the basic necessities of running a home. If those systems are working well, it’s okay if other things slide from time to time. Once upon a time I could do laundry once a week. Now that my family has grown to its current size, once a week just doesn’t cut it. […]

Book It! Houseworks

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I found a great, all-purpose, get-your-act, or at least your house, together, kind of book. It’s called, Houseworks: Cut the Clutter, Speed the Cleaning, and Calm the Chaos by Cynthia Townley Ewer. Talk about a great find! Mrs. Ewer is affectionately known as CEO on the website, Organized Home. It stands for Cynthia Ewer, Organized. […]

Be Prepared: Day Trip Checklist

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I hate reinventing the wheel. So, I like to make lists. You know this already. I make the list once and then keep it for future reference. This applies to daily chores, grocery lists, vacations, camping, and, especially day-trips. Getting ready for a trip of any kind takes so long, why do I want to […]

Book It! Queen of the Castle

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Recently the book, Queen of the Castle by Lynn Bowen Walker, fell into my hands. It is aptly subtitled, “52 Weeks of Encouragement for the Uninspired, Domestically Challenged or Just Plain Tired Homemaker.” Well, what mom doesn’t need encouragement, inspiration, domestic training or a shot in the arm? (Really, SuperMom does not exist, and we […]