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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 […]

Buy Things Pre-prepped and Save Time

Buy Prepped Ingredients

You know that I’m a DIY girl at heart. I know that homemade is better and often cheaper. I also know that buying convenience items can help you out if that’s the season you’re in. Let me tell you, with my back in as bad of shape as it’s in, filling the freezer with TV […]

Make Lunches Ahead of Time

Make Lunch in Advance to Save Time

This is Day 30 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. We’ve talked about making dinner in the morning and prepping breakfast the night before;¬†you should not be surprised to hear me recommending make-ahead lunches. By making lunches ahead of time, you avoid that last-minute rush before shooing the kids out the door in the morning […]