Funkifying cans into colorful pots

Problem: Terracotta flower pots are expensive in this country, and I’m not big on the plastic kind. I can recycle cans, but then they’ll look ugly. Solution: Scrapbook paper and Modge Podge! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for what I made today… the beginnings of our burgeoning urban balcony container garden. Step 1 – Empty the (read more…)

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Slaying the e-mail inbox dragon

I admit it – I have let my e-mail inbox get the best of me. I like minimalism and simplicity, and yet I do not delete e-mails for some reason unbeknownst to me. Maybe I fear as soon as I delete it, I’ll need it. Maybe I think one day I’ll want to re-read certain (read more…)

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Hooray for coffee!

Photo by Yes Becky This is a great find from my all-time favorite household management tool – the internet. It’s a free Starbucks Recipe E-Book. Here’s to saving money by making overpriced-yet-scary-how-many-times-they’re-necessary espresso drinks at home! HT to Money Saving Mom.

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Things I like – how’s that for a niche?

This past week I’ve been researching niche focus – the idea that blogs with a super-concentrated topic ultimately fare better – both communally and monetarily – than blogs with wide-arched content. I’ve surveyed the go-to blogs high and low, gathering all the info I can in the short amount of free time I’m allotted in (read more…)

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6 little ways Mommy & Daddy can stay connected

I don’t need to tell you how hard it is to stay sane when you spend all day with the 5 and under crowd. It’s easy to forget that you’re married, that you’re not only a mom, and that your relationship with your husband is essential. In fact, it’s essential to being a good mom. (read more…)

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