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Super Furniture to the Rescue!

My house isn’t the smallest house in the world, but it is smaller than I would like. We have 6 of us living here, and at times {especially during Ohio’s long, cold winter}, it can feel a little cramped. I try my best not to complain — really I do. I believe that one of the biggest money saving strategies I have is to learn contentment. If I am happy with what I have, then I won’t go out and buy more stuff. More stuff seems to be my problem a lot of the times in the first place! We end up accumulating more and more, Read More

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Free Autumn Desktop Organizer Download!

Labor Day has passed, so it feels like Autumn has officially begun {even though it is still pretty hot here in Ohio}. I don’t know about you, but I love having a computer desktop that is all neat and tidy! A few times a year,  I make myself a new desktop organizer that is pretty and perfect for the current season. Today, I’m going to share my organizer with you! Here’s how to use it! Download the desktop organizer here. (This link will take you to a full-size image, click and save to your computer.) Go into your computer settings and make the image your new desktop Read More

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My Dirty Little Secret

Ever since I started blogging, I was getting comments from readers. Most of them sounded something like this: How do you do it all?  How do you keep up with everything?  I don’t have enough hours in the day to do all that.  Well guess what? Neither do I. I can’t do it all, and I don’t do it all most of the time. I just do my best to do as much as I can.  And I have photographic evidence to prove it. Let me introduce you to what we call “The Back Room”. It’s a common topic of conversation around here. Husband: Where do you Read More

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Mom’s Kitchen Helpers ~ with FREE printable helper chart!

I love having my kids help me cook in the kitchen. I think it’s an important skill for them to learn, and it’s great bonding time too. But when you have multiple children — in my case, four — that’s just WAY too many cooks in the kitchen. So, I have them take turns. But then we start getting squabbles about whose turn it is: “Lia went last time!” “I haven’t had a turn in forever!”… and so on. So, I made a fun chart to keep track of whose turn it is to help me cook. It’s really easy to use, and I made some FREE printables Read More