Practical Ideas for Impractical Pieces

I've shared before that I don't think sentimental or heirloom pieces should be locked away. While I understand the need to protect certain pieces, I think we get much more joy from them when we actually use them. Real Simple.com has an article called "Simple, Practical Uses for Silver," and I loved their ideas for…

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Putting Together a Green Cleaning Caddy

The following is a guest post from Tan at Tan/Green: Having a go-to kit of cleaning supplies takes some hassle and stress out of getting the chores done.  Rather than storing a bottle of one cleaner in the bathroom and another in the kitchen, rags in the laundry room cabinets and scrub brushes under the…

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Question of the Day: Biggest Time Wasters?

We all have them, things that suck away little bits of our time here or there. I don't mean hobbies, which are things you do because you love them (even if you do end up getting lost in them and spending more time than you planned!). Instead, I mean the things that draw you in…

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Simple Shoe Organization for a Welcoming Entryway

During the summer, you'll often find shoes scattered through our entryway because the kids are in and out so often that none of us really feel like taking the time to put them away each time. But whether your family consists of 2, 3, 4 (or more!) people and whether you each have 1, 2,…

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Laundry Stain Removal Basics

The following is a guest post from Taylor at Stain-Removal-101.com and Household Management 101: As the Mommy to three young children, I inevitably find stains on the clothes whenever I do laundry. In the past, I would just grab a commercial stain remover, spray it on and hope for the best no matter what the…

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Question of the Day: What’s Your Passion?

This fall, one of the topics I'm excited to blog about more is setting goals, pursuing your passion and making things happen. Without sounding too much like a self-help guru, I really am passionate about the topic and empowering others to set big goals and achieve them. I think that sometimes we sell ourselves short…

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Using a Quick Clean Checklist to Get Everything Done Fast

The following guest post is from Becky from Clean Mama: With two littles and a busy life, I need to do a little bit of cleaning every day to keep up with the dirt and laundry.  Some weeks are crazy and I fall behind on my cleaning,  and some weeks everything appears to be under…

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Quick Tip: In-Plain-View Budget Bulletin Board

The following quick tip comes from Tacy from Homemaking Habits: We needed a simpler way to keep track of expenses, so we turned a bulletin board into a method for tracking our income and expenses.  How-To First, we labeled the various categories, and after this photo was taken, we added the budgeted amount to each…

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned from the Modern Style

In the past, modern decorating has often been reserved for those living in European countries or those with a lot of money and no children. It's even been described as cold and stark by some. I've shared the pictures of our home, and today I wanted to share five lessons with you that I've learned…

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Clutter Control for Any Space

Recently, I shared a quick tip for controlling stair piles, and Lori from Couponomic Stimulus Package commented with this question: I would love if you would talk about something for kitchen counters! That's where all my stuff lands. I can keep the rest of the house clean EXCEPT my kitchen counter and office. I can…

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