Easy, Homemade Green Cleaners

The problem with most commercial cleaners is that they contain a variety of ingredients that range from questionable to downright dangerous. As Emily from Live Renewed pointed out, manufacturers aren't even required to list all of the ingredients on the labels, so it can be hard to figure out exactly what's in your favorite cleaner.…

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Keep Track of Travel with a Free Printable Itinerary

Traveling can be stressful, but this travel itinerary makes it easier to keep track of your flights and hotel information so that you have one less thing to worry about. Whether you're traveling for work or for vacation, use this itinerary to write down the details of your trip, and don't forget to make copies…

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Question of the Day: Do You Keep Your Desktop Clean

I'm a little bit fanatical about keeping my computer desktop clean. I often save files there temporarily, but I clear them once or twice a day. However, I know there are plenty of people who keep multiple programs or files on their desktop all of the time! So today I want to know... How many…

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How To Play “Whack-A-Mole” With Mom Guilt

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: No matter how good things are going, mom guilt always seems to creep up, doesnt it? Today, I'm going to give you 3 tools...let's call them sledgehammers... to help you smash guilt to smithereens before it can fully rear it's ugly head and wreak havoc…

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Menu Plan Monday: Eat Well, Spend Less Edition

This month I’m participating in the Eat Well, Spend Less series with eight other bloggers. Each week we’ll be sharing tips from our own experiences to help you eat well on a budget. This week, rather than sharing my actual meal plan for the week, I'm sharing my  favorite "budget meals" for eating well on…

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Quick Tip: Just Don’t Sit Down

"An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion..." ~Newton's First Law of Motion It might seem overly simplistic, but if you want to be more productive with your time...don't sit down. I don't know about you, but I can be having a very productive day until I sit…

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Giveaway: String-Ring, The Kindness Reminder (3 Winners!)

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] -- you each won a String-Ring gift pack. I've sent you an email with information on claiming your prize! What is a String-Ring? It's a gorgeous silver ring that acts as a cue to remind the wearer -- and those who notice it --…

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Weekend Reading: April 9, 2011

I often talk about living in the boonies, so when some friends and I started comparing satellite images of where we grew up or where we live now, I knew I had to share it with you. Our house is at the tip of the red arrow. I think that definitely qualifies as the boonies,…

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Summer Camp Planner: Questions to Ask + Online Resources

I'm working with Cozi.com on a new series on summer planning (yep, it's April already...summer isn't that far away!). The first post in the series is about finding a summer camp: Summer camp is the highlight of the summer for many kids, with a chance to just play, learn new things, meet new friends and…

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Vegetable Gardens for Every Space

As I focus on making this the year that I finally grow a vegetable garden, I'm soaking up all the inspiration I can from other people. No matter what size yard you have, chances are you can grow a garden in that space with a little creativity. Below are 9 unique garden spaces, from large…

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