How to get out of debt

I‘m currently working on the chapter in Organized Simplicity that explains the connection between being debt-free and living simply.  For me, it’s been a good reminder why it was so important to my husband and I to get rid of our debt back when we were doing so, and of the bondage that debt brings (read more…)

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(in)courage me

Photo from If you hang out in the mommy blogosphere much, you may have noticed some talk this week about a wonderful new venture called (in)courage.  Dayspring, the Christian division of Hallmark, has joined together more than 20 women’s voices in the blogosphere, united together to create a soft spot for gathering. The vision (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Amanda Soule 6 Peaceful Solutions for Hitting and Anger :: Simple Kids Groceries: Expense or Investment? :: Beauty That Moves 20 Tips to Waste Less Food :: Small Notebook Bush Babes :: You Tube (now this is some serious simple living!) Handmade Home: The Cover Story :: Soule Mama And speaking of Handmade (read more…)

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10 tips for looking your best

Tim Gunn, one of the most reputable voices in the fashion industry, has a list of ten essential items every woman must have in her wardrobe. They are: a basic black dress a trench coat classic dress pants a skirt a blazer a classic white shirt a day dress a cashmere sweater jeans a sweatsuit (read more…)

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Back to the basics: 10 recommended kitchen items for the home cook

All photos are by Aimée. “In the childhood memories of every good cook, there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.” -Barbara Costikyan Ever wonder how your mother or grandmother functioned without all the modern day conveniences and kitchen gadgets that are now available?  You know what?  I’ll bet she (read more…)

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