7 Uses for Pumpkins and Other Fall Fun!

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Last week, we had a play date for all kinds of fall fun.  I had too many ideas to spread them out over several days, and it was time to dive in and have fun all at once.  Pumpkins featured heavily in our plan!  And…

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7 Ways to Say “WELCOME” with Your Decorating

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: When people come to visit me it's important to me that they feel welcome.  Little touches around the house help to say, "We are SO glad you're here!" make it easy for me to show hospitality, even to someone just stopping by. Starting with the…

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5 Quick & Simple Tips for a Clutter-Free Home

The following post is from Becky of Organizing Made Fun: Clutter is a seven letter word in our home. It's one of the things I work hard to eliminate. Here are a few things that I've done to help keep my clutter from taking over. 1. I have a strict "one in one out" rule.…

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Shutterfly DIY Fall Decor Pinning Party Thursday 10/18

Anyone else addicted to Pinterest? I know I am, and I am especially enjoying it right now with the abundance of fall food & decor ideas that I discover each time I log on! To celebrate this beautiful season (it may be because I live in the mountains of West Virginia, but fall is hands…

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Half a Dozen Ways to Streamline Daily Tasks

The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama: There are a couple rules that are popular in the organizing world.  Take it out, put it away; touch it once, make sure everything has a home; only keep what you love….  My favorite is the ‘touch it once’ rule.  The first time I remember hearing…

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8 Ways to Have a Greener Halloween

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Who says Halloween has to be orange and black? Let's make green the new black for October 31st and make sure our Halloween celebrations don't make a dent in the environment the way all that sugar will impact our teeth. Green Costumes Rather than spending money…

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Decorating with Pumpkins

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: Every fall I love to place pumpkins and mums to the front porch.  It just adds warmth and welcome.  God's little autumn gift. I can't spend a lot of money on decor that will be thrown away as soon as the Christmas urge hits me,…

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In Defense of a Small Home Library

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: The most contentious area to simplify or minimize in a home? Books. Nothing has raised hackles or eyebrows more than our decision to reduce our home library from a few hundred titles to a few dozen. While radically de-cluttering our home I boxed up most…

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Decorate for Fall with a DIY Twig Mirror

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: A couple of months ago, I stumbled across a twig mirror online and was really taken with it. I was not, however, taken with its price tag of $169. When I saw my husband pruning our hedges, I decided to save some of…

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9 Unique Fall Wreaths

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Decorating with a seasonal wreath is a fast and easy way to celebrate the season. Wreaths are a great do-it-yourself project because they can be made from just about anything you can imagine. Don't forget that wreaths aren't only for your front door, but also…

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