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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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Find inspiration in “Handmade Home”

All photos are by Amanda Soule This giveaway is now closed. If you have the popular book The Creative Family, or if you read the uber-popular blog Soule Mama, then you’ve heard of Amanda Soule. She’s a mama to four little ones, crafting, homeschooling, and living life up in Maine.  And her second book, Handmade (read more…)

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The great myth

I get asked frequently how I do it all. Which makes me and my husband laugh. It would probably also make my children laugh, if they could understand what that meant. I’m sure the inquirers don’t mean to imply that I literally do it all, but it’s a subtle message to me that in some (read more…)

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How to build a great blanket fort

This week I’m going to deviate slightly from the marriage relationship angle and focus on the parent-child side of things. As the lone male columnist here at Simple Mom, I thought it may be helpful as the dog days of summer are upon us to write up a “how to” on one of the great (read more…)

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