Display artwork in your home : the how, the where, and the what

I love to inspire others to find joy in the simple things in life as well as share my journey as a mom of three little boys. My passions include decorating and design, photography, literature, education, and family life. So many Mt. Hope Chronicles readers are creative and enjoy beautiful homes, but they’ve expressed their (read more…)

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Going broke by earning more money

The following is a guest post from Jason, a.k.a “Frugal Dad.” Jason writes about frugal living, personal finances, and a few other topics at his blog, FrugalDad. One of the more challenging aspects of handling money is figuring out what to do when we get more of it. If you are like me, in the (read more…)

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Link love :: the Good Times, Noodle Salad edition

Photo by Seth It’s vacation time around here! My family and I are taking this next week off of work, and we’ll be doing both a short holiday to the beach and a staycation right here at home. We are very much looking forward to much-needed rest, relaxation, fun, and reconnecting as a family. I’m (read more…)

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18 everyday hacks for cooking from scratch

Photo by Kerri As I wrote earlier, cooking from scratch has so many benefits. It’s healthier and cheaper than prepackaged food-in-a-box, and cooking provides a shared skill you can enjoy with your family. Once it becomes a lifestyle choice, your menu planning will become much simpler and pleasant. But many people, especially those who didn’t (read more…)

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Menu planning resources :: useful links, sites, & a free download

In the comments yesterday, Sarah asked, “I would LOVE to see some actual grocery lists and complete two-week menu plans! Also, how frequently do you shop with a two-week menu?” Photo by Angie Tjoelker I’d be happy to share what I’m currently doing, though it changes often. I love seasonal cooking, so my current recipes (read more…)

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