• HOME COOKING

    simple ingredients, simply prepared

  • MANAGING MONEY

    saving for the good times and the bad

  • GARDENING

    growing your own

  • CRAFTS

    knitting, sewing and more

  • CLEAN AND ORGANIZED

    for a sane and happy home

  • MAKING CONNECTIONS

    our communities, our friends and ourselves

  • ELDER CARE

    help for the caregiver

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    keeping them healthy and whole

  • FAMILY

    where it all starts

  • HOME DECOR

    everyday style

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    information and home remedies

    photo credit: bohomisfit on flickr
  • HANDS AT HOME

    crafting a beautiful living space

Diary of a New Homemaker

Sep 22

Me on Family Finance at Mint.com!

I was interviewed on Mint.com!

Aug 16

How to Keep Up with a Tomato Vine

We had a garden this year, for the first time in many.

Newest Article

10 Truly Multi-Purpose Kitchen Tools For A Clutter-Free Kitchen

If you're looking around and wondering how you wound up with 15 spatulas, 12 wooden spoons, eight or so ladles and six kitchen electronics (half of which you have no idea what they do), then it's time to break open some drawers, clear off some shelves and take your kitchen down to its useful and clutter-free basics.

In our kitchen, which is comfortable for one person but a tight squeeze for two, we've narrowed it down to tools -- outside of essentials like pots, pans and mixing bowls, of course -- that are not only used on a regular basis, but serve at least two purposes, if not more.

Autumn, Back to School and Halloween

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An Excerpt from 'Time Management from the Inside Out'

So what makes time management so difficult? It is my observation that the single most common obstacle people face in managing their days lies in the way they view time. Therefore, the very first step in taking control of time is to challenge your very perception of it.

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