Monthly Archives: June 2012

Where does it all go?

Yesterday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl and Elizabeth from Ready. Set. Simplify. said she’s going to keep a time diary this week.  Like both of them, I too have been feeling pretty scattered lately.  I get to the end … Continue reading

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Saturday Links and Hooray, I Won!

Happy Saturday folks!  I got something in the mail today… Anna over at The Walden Effect has been running a few book giveaways lately, and I managed to win one!  If you’ve never read Anna and Mark’s blog before, I … Continue reading

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Food Waste Friday – Shameless Excuses

Every Friday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country … Continue reading

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June Garden and Independence Days Update

It’s been a little while since I gave you guys a tour of my garden.  The herb garden is looking pretty good… …as is the back garden… …and the asparagus bed is nicely ferned out. There’s a little pop of … Continue reading

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Priority One

I’ve been working for a while to try and figure out the best way to make this house run smoothly.  The cleaning schedule seemed to work fairly well, but there was still something missing.  Housework would often get pushed to … Continue reading

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Easy Tomato Protection

I am currently taking care of a sick toddler and trying to get some work hours in at the same time, so this is a reprint of a previously published post.  I’m happy to say that I’m using the same … Continue reading

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Non-Toxic Ant Control

You know what they say – once you get ants in your kitchen, you can’t get rid of them.  Well, I’m determined to prove that wrong. Enter diatomaceous earth (DE), a completely non-toxic, natural, and safe way to control your … Continue reading

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