Yesterday I was so tired and lacking motivation to get out of bed, I decided to stay in bed instead of getting up early and taking a shower before my little monster woke up. Boy, did I pay the price for that decision. Instead of the nice, relaxing shower I usually take while she is sleeping I had a really hot and then really…Continue
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Simple Sunday is where I’ve been exploring my thoughts on clutter. So, as part of a series I didn’t know I was starting a few weeks ago (the art of de-cluttering, 5 things I’ve learned about clutter,…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 11, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Years ago, when I moved out on my own, I didn’t have much money. As I began figuring it all out with limited funds–simple, frugal living happened naturally.
Paper towels cost money, so I began to use them with more thought (completely opposite of how…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 13, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
A task for the kid-less weekend…
Yep. What do I do when the girls are at their grandparents and my wonderful spouse is at work?Organize our book shelf by color! Yes, I’m weird. (And just in case you think I’m nuts too, I also took walks and had lots of time to write.)
I’d seen this long ago on some blog and thought, “Now that would really improve our bookshelf.” I’m always searching for ways to simplify things in our home since clutter and mess really…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 6, 2010 at 6:40pm — No Comments
I don’t know about you, but we’ve got five people living in our home now–all day, every day. Hence, our land mine-pocked living room…bedroom…craft room…and kitchen.Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 23, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
Call me old-fashioned, but a clean home does wonders for me. And not for just me, for my family.
At this stage in our lives, a time when four out of five of us are at home nearly all hours of every day, a clean home keeps us sane. Daily cleaning provides us with a sense of peace, routine and respect for our home and ourselves.
If your children are still under the age of five, you’ll find their natural instincts to be involved in most clean up is…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 2, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments
It’s spring cleaning time, and between the nesting and the mad-rush to get things into a comfy place before my husband returned to work, our house is feeling pretty “clean” at this moment. That is if you can look beyond the disassembled couch, sea of blocks, piles of books and dress-up strewn about the house. So, when I think of spring cleaning I think of not just cleaning, but getting rid of things, starting fresh for the year. And on that note…
I still remember the day…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on April 25, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
One way to save money is by eliminating or cutting down on dining out. My family of four has put a limit on dining out to once a week and even with that, we almost always use a gift card, a coupon, or dine at a place where kids eat free.
Where do the gift cards come from?
Added by Kristi West on March 10, 2010 at 8:11am — No Comments
~ If one of us is delayed, we'll send a text message notifying the others.
~ If we get split up at the mall, here's the time and place we'll meet.
~ If you get locked out of the house, get the…Continue
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