Question of the Day: What Blogs Do You Read?

Although a lot of bloggers admit that they rarely have time to read other blogs because of the time running their own blogs takes, one of the things I love about maintaining my Weekend Reading posts is that it forces me to make the time to read other people's posts. I'll be honest, with more than…

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Quick Tip: Load Silverware in Your Dishwasher by Type

To make unloading your dishwasher even easier, sort your silverware as you load your dishwasher so that all of the forks are together in one space, all of the spoons in another, knives in another and so on. When it's time to unload, simply grab one set at a time and put them in the…

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A Virtual Home Tour: Building a Manufactured Home

Last week I invited you to join me for a virtual tour of our home over the next few weeks. I promise I will invite you inside at some point, but first I want to share some memories of the building process. First, let's start with a photo of our lot when first bought it…

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Making More Time for ‘Me’ Time

The following is a guest post from Michele of Get Organized Wizard: We’d all like a little more time for ourselves, right? It recharges our batteries and restores our sanity. But if it seems we can barely fit in our current priorities, then how on earth can we justify more self time? In fact, we…

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Organizing Children’s Books

The following is a guest post from Marcy Tate of Networx: Getting my children's books organized has always been a challenge for me. No matter what I do or how involved I get my kids, many of their books end up on the floor or not in the order we created. This past weekend, I…

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Question of the Day: What Do You Eat for Lunch?

A couple of weeks ago, I asked if you eat breakfast every day and what your favorite breakfast foods are. I had so much fun reading through the comments and adding ideas to my menu plan that I thought it'd be fun to hear about your favorite lunches as well... What do you eat for…

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Quick Tip: Frugal Stainless Steel Cleaner

We love our stainless steel appliances, but with four little ones, even our "smudge resistant" brushed stainless steel ends up with streaks and smudges. The thought of paying for all of the stainless steel cleaner we would need to keep the appliances clean is not appealing to me, but fortunately we've found a great solution.…

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A Virtual Home Tour: Come Visit My Home

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to take you on a virtual tour of our home, which we built three years ago this summer. To start, I thought it would be appropriate to give you the full tour, just as if you were coming to visit. First, you have to leave the nearest city…

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Using Fresh Flowers to Decorate Your Home

In theory, I love the idea of decorating for the season, updating little touches throughout my home as the seasons change. However, in reality, I don't do this as much as I would like to. With that in mind, one of my favorite parts of spring and summer is that decorating for the season is…

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Quick Tip: Storing Summer Gear Together for Easy Access

Although summer is an easier season than winter in many ways, I find that we still have a lot of gear – sunscreen, hats, water bottles, bathing suits, towels, bubbles, chalk and so on. Rather than keeping these items in their "proper" places – i.e., bathing suits with the clothes, towels in the linen closet,…

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