Doing it all?

Katie writes me an email today and says: I have to tell you – i am way impressed by you. I don’t really understand how you have the time for everything you do, and also, you’re so organized, with your meal planning and all of that… I still find it nearly impossible to cook more (read more…)

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How to transform a kid into a superhero

My nephew’s birthday was last week, and we wanted to make something homemade as a gift. Chickpea rolled up her sleeves and helped me make her cousin a cape and mask from an old pillowcase. I found the idea here. Here’s what we did: Our supplies were an old pillowcase scissors ribbon fingerpaints needle and (read more…)

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Recycling unwanted t-shirts

Don’t you just love this green shopping bag? I do. Here’s the how-to tutorial. HT to Crystal who also, incidentally, is starting a series today on budgeting. Go check it out.

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Personal finance 101 – the $1k baby emergency fund

This is the second part in my series on Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps, a proven personal financial plan. My goal is to explain a really solid money management plan in plain ol’ English, for intelligent yet financially “average” home managers. As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m going to tackle the topic of about (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – one bowl meals

I hope to use Mondays as a day to post about food, cooking from scratch, and how to use the kitchen as a way to contribute to your family’s simplicity. I was much too busy today to blog as much as I wanted (ironic, for someone dedicating a blog to simplicity!), so it looks like (read more…)

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