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chaos control: meal planning

I’ve been trying to get in the habit of menu planning. Last year, I began adding a meals section to the weekly plan in my bullet journal. My intention was to plan for all meals, however, that doesn’t always work. If I followed through on my dinners, though, I felt successful.  I would say that…… Continue reading chaos control: meal planning

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how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

Last time I showed you how I made a quick and easy Christmas swag for my front door.  I prefaced by saying this: Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

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how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 1: christmas swag}

Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. These wise sayings make a lot of sense when you…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 1: christmas swag}

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point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

Do you have a project that has loomed over you for ages? I have had one. That’s right…I finally got around to painting my df girl’s wardrobe! I shouldn’t tell you we’ve had this hand-me-down dresser since 2013, but it’s the sad truth.  It is sturdy and practical; heavy as all get out and was dark…… Continue reading point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

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soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

If you’ve been around here at all, you know I love me a nourishing bowl of soup.  It’s just so comforting when the thermometer’s falling, and something light, when a heavy meal is just too much for a warm day.  My df girl is all in.  She also enjoys soup, but then again, she’s totally…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

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chaos control ~ jewelry organizer

I profess, I am not one to jump on the January bandwagon of goals and resolutions.  Not that I’m against getting organized–far from it.  I truly want to have an organized and efficient home.  I do like checklists and setting goals, though I’ve learned to do so in pencil, because I have trouble with the…… Continue reading chaos control ~ jewelry organizer

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christmas gifting ~ ideas

Last time I shared some wrapping ideas.  Today, I’d like to share some creative and inexpensive ideas for what’s on the inside. A couple of years ago, we were expecting our first grandchildren (twin boys). I decided the theme of  A Christmas Carol was in order–Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future.  Each of my…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ ideas