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3 Tips to Makeover Your Linen Closet

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Ah, with warmer temperatures approaching and the exodus of winter, many of us are starting to fire up our spring cleaning project list.   I’ve been tackling our linen closet in phases, and I'm so excited to share it with you!  I started two years ago, and since my blog was just a … [Read more...]

2015 Reader Survey

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I'm committed to providing quality content to serve your needs and interests.  In order to do that, I need to know more about YOU!     Would you please take a few minutes to complete this 10 question survey? By doing so, you are helping me to better serve you.  I value your … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Pulling Back the Reins in Your Homeschool

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For our family, home-education has been a beautiful journey in more ways than just learning itself.  One of my favorite aspects of homeschooling is the opportunity to create an environment where mastery is at the heart of our learning. However, a common issued that we've experience in our own … [Read more...]

Bye Bye Valentine

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We celebrated Valentine's Day for the first two years of our marriage.  After that, I went to my husband with an unusual proposal. Let's not do this anymore.   Why? I'm glad you asked. My husband was already leading the way by his expressions of love & appreciation. It would … [Read more...]

Homeschool Outsourcing

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So here we are folks.  2015, the year Big Brother  graduates from high school. *Sigh* We've been moving along pretty well this school year in spite of our family relocating over the summer (which cut into my planning time for this school year), and adding Lil' Dozer to our homeschool … [Read more...]

How to eat an Elephant

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  After completing extensive work related training in 2013, my husband received a t-shirt that stated "We ate the elephant" and today I'd like to share with you four action points for tackling those elephant sized tasks that you've been putting off because the thought of where or how to … [Read more...]

My Most Important Goal for this Year

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  There's been a lot of talk around blog land regarding goals & resolutions for the new year. So, today I'd like to share my primary goal for this year, which is to read through the entire Bible, with special emphasis on the Old Testament. I've tried this before with dismal … [Read more...]

Making a Mobile Office with Thirty One & Giveaway

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Before we moved last summer, our office was in the finished basement.  Which also served as our family room and play area for our tribe. Now, I'm sure I don't have to tell you that having a large indoor space for children to play is a blessing.  But (you knew that was coming, didn't you?), there … [Read more...]

Taming the Perpetual Paper Piles

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I am amazed at how much paper fills my office trash can each week. Even more sobering is the amount of paper that ends up on my desk taking up precious work space. Over the summer my husband & I purchased new desks for our home office.  Ideally, my new desk would provide more work space.  But … [Read more...]

Packing for children using Ziploc bags

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We've taken one too many family trips where I was up into the wee hours of the morning packing.  And not because I procrastinate.  I just didn't have a good system . Or I was trying to  accomplish too much before we left town. Maybe I'll write about the traps of an over achiever another day. … [Read more...]