Category Archives: Cleaning/Organizing

7 Quick Takes – Creating a play room and revamping the school room… and everything else!

— 1 — For years, I’ve been looking forward to building my own home.  I’ve drawn up plans, made lists of ideas, and poured over books on the subject.  Our space just HASN’T been working for us, and I’ve been … Continue reading

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WFMW – Getting It ALL Done!

“I don’t think your lazy.  I think a lot of what you call laziness is you feeling overwhelmed.” This week, I made some phone calls that I’ve been putting off – literally – for years and others that I’ve been … Continue reading

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A Whole Different Level of Friendship

“Friends are the people you let in to see the mess of your life.. and love you anyway.” That statement (or one similar) has been rolling around in my head a lot, lately.  I’m not sure if I heard it … Continue reading

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Those Poor Torah-Observant Rednecks need a Microwave!

We got the most awesome gift in the mail today!  Check it out!!! To understand just how great this gift is, you have to know the whole story, which is why my husband Jon is posting today… . “What are … Continue reading

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A Woman After My Own Heart

Lately I’ve been reading through the archives of a blog that I love but haven’t visited in a long time.  I’d forgotten just how much I love it, until I came across incredibly powerful articles like these: The Secret of … Continue reading

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Helping Hands and Tying Heartstrings

My seven year old is in charge of the laundry. For over a month now, she has been washing, drying, and putting it away all by herself and a few weeks ago she asked if it could be her responsibility. I explained to … Continue reading

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WFMW – Get Anything Done In Fifteen Minutes

As I strive to rise above my feelings to do the things that need to be done, I’m finding that it’s incredibly helpful to take the advice of Flylady, who suggests that we get our work accomplished in fifteen minute … Continue reading

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