Skimp on the unimportant so you can spend on what matters

Photo by Christopher Matson I love the maxim shared recently by JD Roth at Get Rich Slowly – he says, “You can have anything you want – but you can’t have everything you want.” We really can purchase just about anything, or pursue just about any thing.  The key is knowing the attached price tag (read more…)

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Productivity & quality down time: they go hand-in-hand

Photo by Vanda Novodomszky While I was waiting for a prescription to be filled at my local pharmacy today, I read this quote on a greeting card: “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” – Lin Yutang I love this. I write a (read more…)

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Win a piece of jewelry that celebrates your family

This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to Colleen, Kelley, Jen, and Monica! Photo by Salvatore Falcone There are two more big giveaways before Christmas on Simple Mom…  and today is one of them.  (By the way, I’ve got mixed emotions about all these giveaways – I’m a bit weary just reading my words about them (read more…)

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The 2009 reading list for the Sound Mind, Sound Mom book club

Photo by Lori Greig In one month, the Sound Mind, Sound Mom Book Club begins. It was not easy selecting the six books for 2009 – there are a lot of great ones out there, and you all suggested so many.  In the end, the final decision was based on variety, topics that were broad (read more…)

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Link love :: Kick off the Christmas season with simple home decor

Photo by Gaëtan Bourque I love decorating for Christmas starting the first weekend after Thanksgiving.  Something about all the food and family puts me in the mood to dust off the Christmas carols and start adorning our home with the spirit of the season. We’ve got two basic guidelines for holiday decor: If at all (read more…)

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