Hearthsong Halloween Goodies Giveaway

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While I love holidays, celebrations and traditions in general, Halloween is one that I've struggled with as a mother. There's so much ickyness that I'd just rather shield my girls from -- scary costumes, blood and gore, ghosts and goblins, etc. But at the same time, we love dressing up, candy, pumpkins and any excuse…

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Creative Ways to Use Happy Tape

I desperately want to buy some Happy Tape, but before I buy it, I need to know what I'm going to use it for! Why do I want to buy it if I don't already have a use in mind? That is a very good question. It's just so...happy! Seriously, how can you resist this…

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Quick Tip: Use Hotkeys to Save Time & Keystrokes

Because I'm a geek, I love discovering ways to make the things I do every day quicker and easier, which explains why I get really excited every time I discover a new hotkey or shortcut! You might be familiar with ctrl+c, ctrl+x and ctrl+v for copy, cut and paste in your favorite word processor or…

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Quick Tip: Reuse Packing Materials for Arts & Crafts

Living out in the boonies, we do a fair amount of our gift shopping online (since we're rarely in town by ourselves or with time to browse and look for the perfect gift!). Because of this, we have tons of extra boxes and packing materials, and I'm always looking for creative things to do with…

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Question of the Day: Favorite Type of Music

We love music and pretty much always have it playing in the background, but we have eclectic taste -- everything from classical music to U2 and Johnny Cash to Train. My current favorite artist is JJ Heller, and I often have JJ Heller radio playing on Pandora. So today I want to know... Is music…

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Blogging with Windows Live Writer

The following post is from Stephanie of BizzieMommy.com: The hardest thing about blogging is writing my posts in Microsoft Word, then copy/pasting them into a text editor to remove the “extra” code and then copy/pasting again into Wordpress or any other blogging software. I write for multiple blogs so having to do this everyday for…

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Organize Your Office with the DYMO LabelManager 260P

Everybody knows that an organizer's best friend is her labeler, but these handy little gadgets aren't just useful at home. Use a labeler to organize your office so that everyone can be more productive and organized: 1. Label the folders you keep in your desktop organizer for quick access. Depending on your work, you might…

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Frugal Fall Decorating Inspiration

Last week, Myra shared how she uses burlap for much of her fall decorating. In the comments of that post, Dani asked if we could share more frugal fall decorating ideas, so I've put together a gallery of some of my very favorites from around the blogosphere! 1. Better Homes & Gardens: natural garland with…

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5-Day Challenge: Spice Up Your Menu

Each week here at Life Your Way, we focus on one five-day challenge. The challenges will take place on a different channel each week and include small, measurable goals to help you improve your life. This week's challenge is to spice up your menu. I don't know about you, but we get into the stereotypical…

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Eliminating Common Household Odors

One of my favorite things about the mild temperatures of spring and fall is that I can open all of the windows in the house to let the cool breeze blow through and air it out. We've all heard that indoor air can be extremely unhealthy, but with six of us cooped up in the…

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