• HANDS AT HOME

    crafting a beautiful living space

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    information and home remedies

    photo credit: bohomisfit on flickr
  • FAMILY

    where it all starts

  • HOME COOKING

    simple ingredients, simply prepared

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    keeping them healthy and whole

  • GARDENING

    growing your own

  • ELDER CARE

    help for the caregiver

  • HOME DECOR

    everyday style

  • CLEAN AND ORGANIZED

    for a sane and happy home

  • MAKING CONNECTIONS

    our communities, our friends and ourselves

  • CRAFTS

    knitting, sewing and more

  • MANAGING MONEY

    saving for the good times and the bad

Diary of a New Homemaker

May 8

A Stroke

It occurred in early December.

Nov 24

In Which I Am Burned Out of My House

On November 13th, at 2:30 in the morning, we ran for our lives from my home of 27 years.

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 and Back to School

Fall Decorating for Every Room in Your Home

Photo courtesy SurFeRGIRL30 on flickr

The change of the seasons is a special time for home decorator's…and Fall decorating is a great way to cozy up your home for the colder months ahead. Fall decorating doesn't have to be just about Thanksgiving, and it doesn't have to be limited to the main room in the home. Here are some easy and inexpensive home decorating ideas to bring the glory of Autumn's bounty and warmth throughout your entire home.

Limited time, unlimited fun--with a little planning

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