Category Archives for Homemaking

Get Organized : The Truth

Many times, people over-complicate the task of organization. They try to make some elaborate plan for their organizing efforts, and then find themselves overwhelmed by the complications they created. Meanwhile, the real key to organization could not possibly be any simpler: know where to put your things. As the old saying goes, a place for […]

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Free Cross Stitch Patterns for the 25 Days of Stitchmas

My friend, Loretta, over at Stitching The Night Away is doing Christmas Cross Stitching up right with her 25 Days of Stitchmas!!  How cool is that?! Whether you’re a crafty cross stitcher or you’re just looking to learn – hop on over to the Stitching The Night Away where Loretta promises : Every day from […]

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101 Gardening Tips: Create An Organic Garden

So, What is organic gardening? Many gardeners wonder what exactly organic gardening means. The simple answer is that organic gardeners don’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on their plants. But gardening organically is much more than what you don’t do. When you garden organically, you think of your plants as part of a whole system […]

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Bathroom Update On A Budget

Image via Wikipedia I’m always looking for affordable ways to update the look of my home. Currently, my guest bathroom – the one the kids use on a daily basis and I’m afraid to go into on most days is in need of an updated look.  So, to give my guest bathroom an new look […]

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Fall Crockpot Dinners

Fall is my favorite season. The air is crisp and cool, the trees explode in beautiful autumn colors and it is harvest time. It’s also finally cool enough to cook some of my favorite fall crockpot dinners. Today I’d love to share just a few of my favorite recipes with you. Let’s start with some […]

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Surprise Your Kids With Some Yummy Fruit Smoothies This Week

Image via Wikipedia You are going to love my frugal tip for you this week. It’s all about getting your kids to consume more fruits and even vegetables. During these hot summer months there is lost of fresh produce available all over the place. But often the hardest part is not finding delicious fruits and […]

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Finding a Hobby that Helps you De-stress and Relax

Image by patti haskins via Flickr I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a hobby of some kind. We need ways to occupy our mind, relieve stress, and express our creativity. When I say creativity, I don’t necessarily mean that you have to pain masterpieces. Even a hobby such as gardening can be an expression […]

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