Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Christmas Cards
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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Christmas Cards

Today is day seven in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. l love receiving Christmas cards in the mail, especially those with updated family pictures. We hang ours along the garland on our staircase, and it becomes just one more reminder that Christmas is about people not stuff! Whether you…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Traditions

Today is day six in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. Almost everyone has family traditions -- for the everyday mundane things as well as holidays and special events -- but have you ever taken the time to write down your Christmas traditions? In the midst of a busy holiday…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Shopping

Today is day five in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. There is nothing quite like heading to the mall on Christmas Eve to watch as people scurry in and out of stores in search of the perfect gift while the clock counts down to closing. I can't imagine that…

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Question of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Thing About Christmas?

As I mentioned, I love everything about Christmas -- the decorations, the gift giving, the baking, the family get-togethers, all of it. We work really hard to focus on Jesus' birth as part of our celebrations as well, but honestly, I'd love Christmas even if there wasn't a "reason for the season." Thankfully, I married…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Handmade Gifts

Today is day four in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. We first decided to do "a handmade Christmas" last year, and I loved it. We bought very few gifts but instead put a lot of thought into the gifts we made for our family. It was a lot of…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Gift Lists

Today is day three in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. Simple gift giving doesn't have to mean pruning your gift list to just your immediate family, although it certainly can be if that's what you need to do for your own sanity. But it does require some planning and…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Scheduling

Today is day two in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. Money and budgets may be thought of as the main sources of stress during the holidays, but calendars and schedules are at least equally responsible! Trying to balance family time and social obligations, shopping and making gifts, baking and…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Budgeting

Today is day three in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. I don't offer much financial advice here at Organizing Your Way, and I don't plan to make that my focus anytime soon, but as we start our Christmas series this week, I want to offer one simple piece of…

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Once-a-Month Cooking: Tips and Resources
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Once-a-Month Cooking: Tips and Resources

The key to successfully using the once-a-month cooking method is to get organized and plan ahead. This is not the time to fly by the seat of your pants in the kitchen! While I'm sure there are a few people who could do that and still end up with a freezer full of delicious home-cooked…

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Once-a-Month Cooking: An Interview with the Authors Who Started It All

Today I have the privilege of sharing a Q&A interview with the authors of Once-a-Month Cooking and Once-a-Month Cooking Family Favorites, Mary Beth Lagerborg and Mimi Wilson: You were the first to publish a book about bulk freezer cooking, and many others have come after you. How did you think of this concept—and what made…

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