Make your home cozy and welcoming for guests

I believe that it is possible for a home to be welcoming and comfortable, as well as beautiful and functional. Nobody loves a home that seems too sterile, a place they are afraid to sit down and make themselves cozy. Every guest should feel comfortable when they step inside. When my home is ready to (read more…)

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4 parenting strategies for difficult days

There are days when this parenting gig is the best one on the planet. Giggles come easily, hugs are plentiful, and cooperation abounds. All seems right in our world and in our family, and our confidence soars. And then, there are those days – the days when every situation devolves into a meltdown, and it (read more…)

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7 organizing myths debunked

When it comes to organizing, there are many different reasons people say it’s just not for them. However, most of these stem from misconceptions about what it means to be organized. Let’s take a look at the seven most common organizing myths and the truth behind them. 1. Organizing is only for type-a people. One (read more…)

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Simple Living Book Club forums are ready to roll

If you haven’t yet noticed, the Book Club forums are up and ready! So if you’re joining us for the first discussion this Thursday, go ahead and register so that you can participate. Here are the Book Club details. I look forward to chatting with you all soon!

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Start your day by eating a frog

This post was first published on January 13, 2009. “Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain My husband is currently reading a classic business tome called Eat That Frog. The basic idea is that if you do the worst thing on your (read more…)

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