The Importance of Batching Tasks to Get More Done

The following post is from Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife and DCR Design: As a work-at-home mom, my life is a constant balancing act -- dishes and laundry and errands and car pools and homework and blogging and designing are just some of the proverbial balls I have in the air at all times.…

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30 Day Giving Challenge: World Vision Prize Package

This month I am participating in the 30 Day Giving Challenge, with lots of fun giveaways to encourage you to give along the way! **This giveaway is now closed.** Today, as we approach the end of the 30 Day Giving Challenge, we are partnering with World Vision to offer a unique prize package that supports…

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Giveaway: Cristina Ashley Designs $75 Gift Certificate

**This giveaway is now closed.** Congratulations to Ellen ([email protected]), who won the gift certificate! Cristina Ashley Designs is a hand-stamped, sterling silver jewelry and gift line offering necklaces, bracelets, baby keepsakes and pet tags. Owner Cristina Wood designs personalized keepsakes that focus on giving mothers {and pet owners!} the ability to show off their pride…

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Weekend Reading: November 27, 2010

I just finished making our Christmas postcards, and on the front I put the perfect little family picture that I shared on Thanksgiving. On the back, I decided to share a bit of our reality, which includes the two pictures above with¬† our oldest daughter losing it during family picture taking, despite the bribe promise…

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Microsoft Office for All of Your Holiday Planning

I'm a Microsoft Office geek through and through. I create most of the Life Your Way printables and ebooks in Word and there's nothing like using an Excel spreadsheet to track your budget or freelance income! So when Microsoft offered me the opportunity to try Office 2010, I couldn't resist. They've made some really great…

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Inspiration for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

I like Thanksgiving leftovers just as much as the original meal, and usually I just make myself a Thanksgiving-esque plate of leftovers each day following Thanksgiving until there's none left. But if the idea of eating the same thing day after day doesn't appeal to you, here are 9 amazing recipes to inspire your leftovers:…

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30 Day Giving Challenge: Savvy Cents Wallet

This month I am participating in the 30 Day Giving Challenge, with lots of fun giveaways to encourage you to give along the way! **This giveaway is now closed.** Are you familiar with the envelope system of budgeting? Basically, you budget according to certain categories of expenses and then you actually withdraw the cash and…

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Question of the Day: When Do You Decorate for Christmas?

A lot of people think we're crazy, but we always decorate for Christmas the weekend of Halloween! It's not that we want to skip over Thanksgiving; we just like having the decorations up for more than a month. They make our home feel cozy and festive throughout all of the holidays. But I know we're…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Life Your Way

Happy Thanksgiving from our family and the entire Life Your Way team! We'll be celebrating with my family with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, some family pictures and maybe a good round of Apples to Apples afterwards. This year, I am incredibly thankful for my husband and our four beautiful daughters, for the opportunity for all…

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Repurposed & Reusable Gift Wrap Ideas

Whether you're looking for a green or frugal alternative to the rolls of wrapping paper you go through each Christmas, there are tons of recycled, repurposed and reusable gift wrap ideas out there to get you started. The newspaper gift bags (#1) are so cute, and I'm hoping Sean will make some to put our…

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