Cool Off with Summertime Iced Tea Blends

I know I keep mentioning the heat down here in Texas, but until you’ve experienced it yourself, you just can’t imagine how very hot it is. I was honestly shocked when Aimee mentioned that where she lives in Canada, there was a chill in the air on Wednesday. A chill? We’re only just hitting the (read more…)

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Kaizen: approach your goals gradually

On Monday, we talked about financial goals, and gave ourselves a checkup on any 2010 goals we made regarding money. Next Monday, we’ll rethink any personal goals we might have (weight loss? watch less TV?), and track our progress for the year. So I thought today, I’d repost this one from more than two years (read more…)

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Simple Homeschool's Back to School Week

I just wanted to take a second to mention that my sister blog, Simple Homeschool, is celebrating “Back To School Week” this week! Whether you are a homeschooler or not, she has some great tips and ideas for making the week special, as well as some wonderful giveaways. Today’s giveaway is for an online photo (read more…)

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Change is difficult – but can marriage challenge you for the better?

Every relationship creates a “system,” marriage perhaps being one of the most well defined.  And one rule about systems is that, in general, they seek homeostasis, and they don’t like change. We’re comfortable when we know what to expect. Therefore, when one person within a marriage decides to change and do something fundamentally different, it (read more…)

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Green Goals Semiannual Checkup, Part 2

Today it’s time for part two of our Green Goals Seminannual Checkup. On Monday, we looked at the goals that we set in our home lives. Today, we’ll look at the goals we set for our personal lives. Really, these two categories contain a lot of overlap, but it was the best way I could (read more…)

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