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My Favorite Tote

My Favorite Tote

Every woman needs a tote bag, right? And we all have ideas of what a tote should be. One sees everything from posh designer leather to plastic grocery bags being used as totes. (Don’t be too quick to discount the grocery bags. There really is nothing better for putting wet or poopy clothes into.) I … more

A Minimalist Beauty Routine

A Minimalist Beauty Routine

I don’t know if there’s anything more overwhelming than shopping the vast beauty industry. At least for me. When I was younger, it seemed like every other girl had a natural knowledge of skincare, haircare, and makeup that I lacked. I floundered for awhile, then was swallowed into the super-conservative world for several years. Faces … more

A Linen Organizing Idea

A Linen Organizing Idea

One of my spring cleaning projects this year was to go through my linen closets, which probably has not been done since, well, at least the last baby (four years ago). I purged and washed and folded. The built-in hallway linen storage that came with our 100-year-old house has the old-style drawers on wood runners. … more

A Bullet Journal Update

A Bullet Journal Update

Have you started a new planner with the advent of a new year? I am still using the Bullet Journal. After three years, it continues to work for me, though I have made a couple modifications. For my lifestyle, I found that daily logging got a little tedious and repetitive. Did I really need to write “laundry” … more

A Simple Wardrobe

A Simple Wardrobe

No, not a capsule wardrobe, although I do like that concept too. But something smaller and simpler and higher quality than a typical American closet stuffed with polyester. I had to laugh when I found a post describing someone’s “accidental capsule wardrobe,” forced upon them through the constant figure changes of several pregnancies. That’s pretty … more

How to Declutter

How to Declutter

It’s spring. And it seems appropriate to post on a favorite subject of mine–decluttering. I won’t spend any time extolling its virtues or power to change lives. I feel we all have been coming to a realization of that over the past decade. I will say that it is something that one should do every so often … more

One More Point About the Laundry

One More Point About the Laundry

. . . that will make it easier. Don’t have too many clothes. Too many clothes causes stress. More to wash, more to sort, more to match, more for kids to stash under the beds, more for them to throw into the hamper because it’s easier than putting away, more to swap out for the … more

Laundering at our House

Laundering at our House

Laundering just sounds nicer than Laundry, doesn’t it? What mommy-blog would be complete without a post of “how we do laundry”? Yes, it is a mundane subject. But laundry is one of the hidden gears in the machinery of life that must turn smoothly for the more important gears to turn. Besides, I don’t want all of my … more

The Bullet Journal

The Bullet Journal

A fresh new year is spread out before us, and many are embarking on their New Year’s resolutions. I thought it a good time to share about a planning system I discovered this past year. Up until now, I have not been able to find a planner that worked for me. Computer-based was not my style. … more

The Holiday Season

The Holiday Season

I blinked a few times, and autumn was gone. We did have extra traveling this year, and winter seemed to come sooner than usual with an early November snowstorm. But I was dismayed to discover that I had not accomplished even one of my autumn projects. You know, the outdoor ones you schedule for that crisp, … more