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It’s Okay: Cooking Hints

We’re big Dave Ramsey fans in our home, and anyone who knows anything about Dave Ramsey knows that when you’re trying to get out of debt, “you don’t see the inside of a restaurant unless you’re working in one.” I’m not proud to admit that we haven’t exactly done this perfectly. Okay, not even close. … Continue reading

Systematic? Or Problematic?

“Should we throw these lamps out?” “There’s nothing wrong with them, I just don’t have a place for them.” “Then should we give them away?” “Maybe, but I’m trying to work through the house systematically, and I haven’t gotten that far yet.” Systematically. I love that word. And not just because it’s five syllables long … Continue reading

But Then I Did…

Yesterday I said, “Don’t do the dishes,” and “Don’t sort the laundry,” and I got some stuff done. And you know what happened the next morning? The dishes got washed and put away and the laundry was sorted and put away. I knew they would, because they always do!

Just Don’t…

Sometimes the secret to getting caught up on housework is not a “to-do” list, but a “don’t” list. Don’t do those things that get done whether we have the energy or not. For me, laundry gets washed and dried, and the dishwasher gets unloaded and loaded whether I have the energy or not. Maybe for you, … Continue reading

Running On Empty

It’s been a long, festive weekend, and the kids aren’t the only ones who are worn out! Early mornings, late nights, cranky kids, plenty of home “recovery” to do (laundry, dishes, etc.), and third trimester pregnancy. Every load of laundry requires two flights of stairs each way, and I’m just not having it! The kids protest at … Continue reading

But First, Laundry…

But First, Laundry…

Laundry… Without it, we’d all be naked. Or just really stinky from wearing the same dirty clothes every day… Or broke from buying new clothes every day…  Admittedly, there are days when I feel like all I do is laundry. Wash, dry, fold, repeat. Seriously, how many pairs of leggings can a kid wear in … Continue reading

Happiest New Year!

Confession: I started my “new year’s resolutions” a little early. That way, I knew I had some time to get into the habits for a “flawless” transition into the new year. Okay, so I started three days before the new  year… hardly enough time to develop a habit. Or maybe it was just my way … Continue reading

Twelve Months of Christmas – Intro

I know what you’re thinking… Twelve months of Christmas?! Shouldn’t that be twelve days? I mean, I like Christmas and all, but twelve months is a whole year… And doesn’t that make Christmas less special? But I did mean twelve months of Christmas! Not twelve months of celebrating, of having the house decorated and lights … Continue reading

Manageable Goals

Is there a way you could take all your weaknesses (or at least most of them) and sum them up in one word, phrase, or sentence? I can. My biggest frustration with myself, and the reason I have so many messes in so many places. Unfinished tasks. I wanted to clean my kitchen for my … Continue reading