• HOME COOKING

    simple ingredients, simply prepared

  • GARDENING

    growing your own

  • CLEAN AND ORGANIZED

    for a sane and happy home

  • MANAGING MONEY

    saving for the good times and the bad

  • MAKING CONNECTIONS

    our communities, our friends and ourselves

  • CRAFTS

    knitting, sewing and more

  • HOME DECOR

    everyday style

  • ELDER CARE

    help for the caregiver

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    information and home remedies

    photo credit: bohomisfit on flickr
  • FAMILY

    where it all starts

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    keeping them healthy and whole

  • HANDS AT HOME

    crafting a beautiful living space

Diary of a New Homemaker

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.

Sep 22

Me on Family Finance at Mint.com!

I was interviewed on Mint.com!

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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.

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Throw It Out!

When faced with clutter, some people just don't know what to do with it all. They can't bring themselves to throw stuff away--they might need it some day! If you're one of those people, here are six guidelines I've developed to help you get a handle on things.

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