Scrabble investing and future

10 surprising side effects to money management

This post was first published on June 5, 2008. I love reading your blogs full of excitement about looking into Dave Ramsey’s concept of financial freedom. The idea of a “total money makeover” truly has been eye-opening and freeing for our little family. We never relied heavily on debt, but we still never thought we (read more…)

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Your morning routine: start your day off right

This post was first published on May 20, 2008. Moms, particularly stay-at-home moms, are in short supply of a regular routine. Don’t get me wrong, we constantly do methodical things over and over – laundry, dishes, chauffering to ballet class. But in the midst of that, we’re putting out fires left and right, stopping our (read more…)

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Handmade at home: keeping the skills alive

There are times when getting something done involves doing it as quickly as possible. And there are times when it involves clearing off the table, and doing it from scratch. The task might take more time, and even sometimes (but not often), it’s more expensive. But to do something yourself – to completely finish a (read more…)

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Link love :: the hurray for family-owned shops! edition

Photo by Phil Gyford It goes without saying that the holidays make life a bit busier, and I’ve got a lot going on in real, non-internetted life.  I’m sure you all are busy as well!  And yes, this is my explanation as to why I’m a day late with my link post. Today’s link loves (read more…)

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Celebrate simply from your kitchen

Photo by Endless Beauty T’is the season to spend most of your time in the kitchen, right?  Perhaps if you’re hosting a grand holiday fête, or maybe you have three times as many house guests as family members.  But more than likely, no one is truly expecting you to pull off a magazine cover-worthy spread (read more…)

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