Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Baking

Today is day nine in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. Holiday baking is yet another aspect of Christmas that I love. I'm not a great cook, but I make some pretty yummy baked goods, and I love to make cookies, chocolate-dipped pretzels and other treats for friends, families, neighbors,…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Christmas Cards

Today is day seven in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. l love receiving Christmas cards in the mail, especially those with updated family pictures. We hang ours along the garland on our staircase, and it becomes just one more reminder that Christmas is about people not stuff! Whether you…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Scheduling

Today is day two in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. Money and budgets may be thought of as the main sources of stress during the holidays, but calendars and schedules are at least equally responsible! Trying to balance family time and social obligations, shopping and making gifts, baking and…

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Making Summer Plans: Planning Summer Schedules for Your School-Age Kids

Because my oldest is only four, summertime doesn't look much different than the rest of the year for us. However, my friend Shaina, who blogs at Food for My Family, shares her summer planning process below, and she includes a lot of great ideas and hints for making the most of your summer! Summer schedules…

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Spring Cleaning Party: Deep Cleaning Your Living Room

How did your clean sweep go yesterday? Are you ready to get down to the nitty gritty details and tackle your home room-by-room now? Don't forget to take before/after shots of your living area today to share over at The Art of Simple! When it comes to spring cleaning, I think our main living area/family room…

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Getting on Top of the Laundry: Finding a Method that Works for You

I would say that doing the laundry is one of the chores that people most complain about. Because it's continuous and involves so many steps, you often don't feel as if you're ever done, which can be discouraging. In my quest to finally get on top of laundry, I've come across many different systems. Combining some…

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