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Ready to BOOK IT in 2010?

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So, I’ve been alluding to a mystery reading plan for a week or so. Today’s the first chance I’ve had to share it. Life has been so full of outings and good conversation with friends, there’s been little time to read, let alone talk about it!I love to read. It is one of my favorite […]

What I Did On My Christmas Vacation

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Today is the last day of our Christmas Break from homeschooling. It has just flown by. In case you were wondering, here’s what we did: Cleaned out the garage. Finally! Baked and decorated this cake. Attended tea parties. Visited my parents. Cried that these guys are growing too quickly. Searched for shells and hermit crabs at […]

Frugal Friday: New Year Goals

Happy New Year! I love January 1. There’s just something invigorating about it. We get a fresh start! While 2009 was great in its own respects, I’m looking forward to growing and improving in 2010. This Frugal Friday is dedicated to any financial goal you might have. There’s safety in numbers. It always feels better to […]

Goal Setting: Some Things Change, Some Things Stay the Same

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That’s me – the list maker. Each year come the last week of December, I think about the past year and how life has changed and how my family and I have grown. And then I plan for the next one and try to anticipate how life will change and hope for how my family […]

He Came, He Saw, He Conquered: What a Merry Christmas!

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. — Isaiah 9:6 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the […]

Fun Family Gift for the Family of Boys

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A couple years ago my sister gave each of the boys a Lego dart gun. It was one of the highlights of their Christmas morning. We cleared away a lot of debris, armed everyone and let the darts fly. What a fun family gift! A certain family of four boys will be enjoying these blasters […]

Last Minute Gift that Gives All Year Long

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One of my most favorite gifts that my mother-in-law ever gave me was several years’ subscription to Fine Cooking. I have kept — and used — all the back issues over the years. They have proven to be an invaluable resource to me in the kitchen. A good magazine can do that —  help in […]

More Important than Your To-Do List

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The following was originally written last December 21st. While my to-do list looks different this year, the sentiments still ring true. May your heart be centered on what really matters this Christmas. Four days left. December 25th looms on the calendar. Are you ready? It seems that there’s this big, frantic deadline approaching. In years […]