Book List: Green Living

As we kick off the new year (although I guess it’s not too new anymore…), I wanted to share some book recommendations for your reading list this year. These are books that I’ve read, are on my to-read list or come highly recommended from others. Green living is about a lot more than just avoiding […]

Home Improvement Projects That Pay

Owning a home is expensive, in more ways than one, and often the home improvement projects that we want to do aren’t the same ones that pay off in equity. I was a licensed real estate agent in the metropolitan D.C. area in the early 2000s, and we had to break the news to a […]


Self-Control: The Root System for a Good Life

The following post is from Jeff of My Super-Charged Life: Do you have self-control? Typically, we recoil at the thought of restraint. After all, we are free adults. We should be able to do as we please. However, sometimes what pleases us isn’t always what’s best for us. For example, it is best to use […]

Question of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Winter Comfort Food?

Although we have gotten hardly any snow at all this winter, it’s been unbelievably cold and windy. Add  to that the fact that we keep our home at a ridiculously low temperature (currently 61 degrees), and I’m all about comfort foods that warm us up from the inside out. While I love a good soup, […]

Book List: Personal Finance, Debt & Wealth

As we kick off the new year (although I guess it’s not too new anymore…), I wanted to share some book recommendations for your reading list this year. These are books that I’ve read, are on my to-read list or come highly recommended from others. Personal finance has been top of mind for many Americans […]


Automatically Send Your Posts to Twitter

Say what you will about Twitter, but the social networking site has quickly grown into a valuable tool for bloggers — both for connecting with other bloggers and potential readers in a less formal environment and for self-promotion. Today I want to share a variety of tools for sending your posts to Twitter, but before […]

How to Free Yourself with a No-Do List

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: We all have our daily, weekly, and monthly to-do lists. But what about a No-Do List? What’s that? Well, quite simply a no-do list is a list of activities that you resolve NOT to do on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. It is a […]

Why Do You Take Photos?

The following post is from Cathi Nelson of Personal Photo Organizer: Today I drove home from my job as a photo organizer with a smile on my face, a surprising emotion since this particular client often leaves me feeling sad and heavy. I have been working with Beth for 6 months now; after she contacted […]

Cake Decorating for Normal People

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: I am no cake expert. In fact, I prefer pie. But, my family loves cake. And since they won’t let me bake them birthday pies, over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks to making fun cakes for family birthdays and special occasions. I’ve never […]

Book List: Personal Development

As we kick off the new year (although I guess it’s not too new anymore…), I wanted to share some book recommendations for your reading list this year. These are books that I’ve read, are on my to-read list or come highly recommended from others. Whether your 2011 goals center around time management, organizing, simplifying […]