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Use the good stuff

A few years ago, I read this excerpt from one of Erma Bombeck’s columns, when she discovered she was dying from cancer — it was titled “If I Had to Live My Life Over”: “… I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. I would have talked (read more…)

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10 ideas for raising greener kids

  Most of us have children, spend time with children, or work with children on a regular basis. Instilling a sense of green consciousness in the hearts of these children is a powerful way to make our green efforts last way past us. Here are some simple, everyday ideas to help build a greener generations (read more…)

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8 ways to find motivation at home

I‘ve got several emails with a “to be answered in a post” tag that all ask this question–“How do I find the motivation to work at home when I just don’t feel like it?” I’m responding to this question today because it’s a good one to address in my own life. It’s getting hot, life (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Marco Decluttering Your Feed Reader :: Organizing Your Way Old-Fashioned, Simple Birthday Parties :: Like Merchant Ships The Best Decorating Advice Ever :: The Inspired Room 5 Tips for your Dogs and Kids to Co-Exist :: Make and Takes The List: Children’s Literature We Love :: Simple Kids And two other little announcements: (read more…)

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A surefire way to get rich quick

Photo by Edward Lim The following is a guest post by Nicole of Burning Bushes In today’s economy, say the words, ‘rich’ and ‘quick’ to someone, and they’re soon looking over your shoulder at that evil sub-prime mortgage lender who started this whole mess. But hear me out on this one — I promise this (read more…)

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