Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get Refined Sugar Out

Today we continue our unique take on spring cleaning with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship's Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Junk Out. This week's topic is about eliminating refined sugar from our diets. Head on over to Kitchen Stewardship, where Donielle is sharing her own story of battling a sugar addiction, to learn more about why…

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Question of the Day: What Do You Hold Onto?

Last week we talked about making space for the sentimental things in your life without contributing to the clutter. I told you about my grandfather's Redskins glasses, and the truth is I'm fairly sentimental when it comes to anything that's been passed down from my grandparents -- an old blanket from my maternal grandmother, my…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Plastics Out

Today’s Spring Cleaning Carnival topic is about eliminating the plastics from our kitchen. Head on over to Kitchen Stewardship to learn more about what inspired Beth to become plastic free and to learn more about the dangers posed by different types of plastics. If you were to walk through my kitchen right now, you'd find…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Gluten Out

Today's Spring Cleaning Carnival topic is about eliminating gluten from your diet. Chances are you know someone who is gluten free, if not in real life than in the blogosphere. Today at Kitchen Stewardship, Amy from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free is sharing her incredible story of eliminating gluten from her diet. You can then…

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Question of the Day: Describe Your Personality

Since it's now my turn to have the flu, I decided to stick with a question of the day today instead of the post I had planned (about balancing sentimentality and decluttering, which I'll post about next week). Today I want to know... How would you describe your personality? Are you task-oriented or people-oriented? Have…

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Simplifying Easter

I have the privilege of joining a great team of writers as a regular contributor at Families with Purpose, and this week I'm sharing my thoughts about simplifying Easter: As with any other holiday, it’s easy to get caught up in commercialism at Easter. In any given store across America, you’ll find large pre-packaged Easter…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Antibacterials Out

Long before I even knew what crunchy meant, I ready about the dangers of antibacterial soap and how they were contributing to the rise of superbugs (antibiotic-resistant bacteria). Although I didn't quite understand the why behind the danger of triclosan and its derivatives, the information I had read was enough to convince me to stop…

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