Simplifying for Fall: Routines and Schedules {Day 6}

Today's Day 6 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling routines and schedules for the fall! By the way, I completely left the family/living room and entryway off my schedule, so we'll be hitting those areas on Monday! Fall typically represents a slower schedule for our family -- compared to the busyness of…

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Simplifying for Fall: Paper Clutter and Budgets {Day 5}

Today's Day 5 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling paper clutter and budgets! We have a busy day today, and I won't be home. Thankfully, I'm ahead on today's challenge (woohoo, for once this week!), but I'm still sharing tips and further reading to help you work through these areas: File Systems…

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Simplifying for Fall: Bedrooms and Bathrooms {Day 4}

Today's Day 4 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling the bedrooms and bathrooms! Let's start with a confession: I think I overestimated my ability to get things done this week. Not only am I coming off the high-stress week with last week's ebook launch, but I still have some work to do,…

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Stains, Stains and More Stains!

I'd never argue about the differences between boys and girls -- I've seen it in classrooms and group settings with my own eyes -- but one thing is for sure...I did not end up with prissy can't-get-my-hands-dirty girls! In fact, they love nothing more than to head outside as soon as the sun comes up…

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Get Inspired with DIY Canvas Word Art

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: For me, the beginning of the academic year feels like the New Year. It's an opportunity for me to refocus, get inspired, and set new goals for the next year.  When I saw art canvases on sale at the craft store, I decided…

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Simplifying for Fall: Toys and School Supplies {Day 3}

Today's Day 3 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling toys and school supplies! Today is a fairly light day for me, so I'll mostly be playing catch up on the things I didn't finish yesterday and Monday. It's not because our toys are never an issue but because I couldn't handle the…

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Simplifying for Fall: Kitchen and Meal Plan {Day 2}

Today's Day 2 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling the kitchen and meal plan! Here's my plan: Kitchen My kitchen is not especially cluttered. I tend to declutter it often and somewhat ruthlessly, so the drawers and cabinets aren't overflowing or anything. That said, I have realized that having "extras" of certain…

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Simplifying for Fall: Clothes and Laundry Room {Day 1}

Today's Day 1 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling clothes and the laundry room! As I mentioned in the announcement post, I'll be live blogging my way through this series, adding pictures and notes as I go through the area of the day in my own home (I told you this challenge…

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The Touch-It-Once Rule {Family Boot Camp}

Last week I shared the first of our "Family Boot Camp" goals -- to clean out the car every day so that it stays clean. For the most part, this was simply a matter of deciding we were going to do it. Not that we do it perfectly, but as far as habits go, it…

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Give Me Five: Simple Organizing Projects to Do When You Have 5, 10, or 30 Minutes

The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama: Have you ever decided to tackle a large organizing project, take everything out, empty drawers, move furniture, and then something interrupts the process and you’re sidetracked and the stuff gets stuffed back into the room and the organizing ‘event’ passes. When we’re busy, finding time to organize…

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