How Effective Is Your Calendar?

The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama: As we get ready to round out the year, let’s talk calendars, shall we?  Your productivity may rest on your calendar or maybe you don’t really use one.  Perhaps you use a planner with refills; maybe your favorite is the free one from your insurance agent or…

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Plastic or Pine? The Eco-Christmas Tree Debate

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When I bought my first Christmas tree in college, it was a darling 4-footer purchased at the gas station across from my apartment building. That meant it had a very low carbon footprint and little environmental impact on my end since I didn't have to drive…

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3 Ways to Spend Less and Give More This Holiday Season

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: “Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ― Mother Teresa When you have five siblings and a growing group of nieces and nephews, holiday gift giving can quickly become both a huge financial…

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5 Simple Ways to Decorate with Candles

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: November has arrived and with it the beginning of my favorite season - the holidays! I love cooler, shorter days while cozying up my home with all things related to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Decorating with candles is a simple way to add ambiance to any…

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Planning for a Stress-Free Christmas Available for Kindle {Plus a FREE Holiday Planner!}

I'm excited to announce that my Christmas planning ebook is now available for Kindle. It's called Planning for a Stress-Free Christmas, and you can pick it up for just $0.99! Because the PDF version of this ebook is already available through Life Your Way, I'm not able to make the Kindle version free (due to…

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5 Tips for a Gadget Friendly Guest Room

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: The holiday season means lots of time spent with family and friends. From cameras to smartphones to tablets, your guests may be bringing a variety of gadgets with them to help capture and share this year’s holiday memories. You can make their visit a little less…

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Find Color Inspiration with the Olympic Paint ColorClix App

Have you ever discovered the perfect color for a design project in an unlikely place only to have trouble picking the exact color – even as you stare at millions of paint chips -- once you get to the paint store? Olympic Paint is taking the guesswork out of choosing paint colors with their new…

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Set a Pretty Table with DIY Braided Vine Napkin Rings

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: Now that November is here, I'm so ready to start planning a fabulous Thanksgiving meal with my sister-in-law. Not only do I love a delicious meal, but I love a pretty place setting too. A couple of weeks ago, I fell in love…

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Reminder: Daylight Savings Ends on Sunday + Other Seasonal Reminders

Just a quick reminder that Daylight Savings ends this weekend, as we "fall back" to standard time at 1:59 a.m. on Sunday, November 4th. This is a great opportunity to get an extra hour of sleep, unless -- like us -- you have little ones who don't really care what time the clock says. To…

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Organizing Homemade Cleaners and Supplies – Part 2

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Last month we talked about ways that you can organize your homemade green cleaners and supplies, and this month I wanted to share what I’ve done around my house to get my supplies and homemade cleaners in order. Remember if you want to get started with…

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