Rejuvenating Your Home for Spring

Today I'm joining my fellow Life Skills Network bloggers in a Rejuvenating blog tour! I'm sharing tips on rejuvenating your home for spring below, and at the end you'll find links to the other posts in the tour. When I say rejuvenating your home for spring, I'm not talking about spring cleaning. I like to…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Gluten Out

Today's Spring Cleaning Carnival topic is about eliminating gluten from your diet. Chances are you know someone who is gluten free, if not in real life than in the blogosphere. Today at Kitchen Stewardship, Amy from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free is sharing her incredible story of eliminating gluten from her diet. You can then…

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Question of the Day: Describe Your Personality

Since it's now my turn to have the flu, I decided to stick with a question of the day today instead of the post I had planned (about balancing sentimentality and decluttering, which I'll post about next week). Today I want to know... How would you describe your personality? Are you task-oriented or people-oriented? Have…

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Simplifying Easter

I have the privilege of joining a great team of writers as a regular contributor at Families with Purpose, and this week I'm sharing my thoughts about simplifying Easter: As with any other holiday, it’s easy to get caught up in commercialism at Easter. In any given store across America, you’ll find large pre-packaged Easter…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Antibacterials Out

Long before I even knew what crunchy meant, I ready about the dangers of antibacterial soap and how they were contributing to the rise of superbugs (antibiotic-resistant bacteria). Although I didn't quite understand the why behind the danger of triclosan and its derivatives, the information I had read was enough to convince me to stop…

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Spring Cleaning Party Revisited

Last year, Tsh from The Art of Simple invited me to participate in her Spring Cleaning Party, and we spent two weeks sharing tips and hints for spring cleaning based on her popular ebook, Spring Cleaning for Normal People. Whether you've been bitten by the spring cleaning bug or you want to spring clean but just aren't…

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Question of the Day: Mac or PC?

I purchased a new computer a couple of weeks ago -- a monster desktop after years of working my laptops to death, literally -- and I really struggled with the whole Mac versus PC debate. In the end, I went with a PC, both because of my experience (my last Dell desktop is over 10…

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The Psychology of Empty Spaces

In stereotypical fashion, I'm finding myself overwhelmed by the urge to spring clean as we welcome the sunshine and warm weather. I'm switching the girls' seasonal clothing (sooner than I would have liked since all four of them seem to have gone through a growth spurt in the last month!), cleaning all of the spaces…

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Becoming an “At-Home” Family

As I've hinted at several times over the past couple of weeks, our family is going through some pretty big changes right now. If you've read my very neglected personal blog, you may have already heard the news. At the end of this week we will be signing papers to sell my husband's business, and…

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Plan to Eat Online Meal Planning Giveaway (2 Winners!)

I am a big believer in meal planning to help stretch your budget and your sanity! My method usually involves sitting on the couch, racking my brain for meal ideas, and then creating a grocery list based on the meals I plan. It's not a horrible system, but it's definitely not my favorite thing to…

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