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#OneDayHH Recap

Every year, Laura Tremaine spears a day in November where Instagram users take photos of the “real everyday” moments and share them on Insta with the tag #OneDayHH.  I’ve participated in the past but missed last year, and was happy to participate again this year. Obviously, I enjoy the creative aspect of photographing the “ordinary” in […]

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How to Clean Your Burner Pans

I have a gas stove, which I LOVE.  I would never go back to using electric. But there’s one thing I don’t care for, when it comes to my gas stove… and that is cleaning the drip pans.  Man, those things get nasty!  It seems like no matter how hard I try, I can never […]

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Nifty Soap Trick for Homemade Laundry

I have been making my own laundry detergent for several years now, but just recently I had an epiphany that is making my life so much easier. You see, I like the savings from making my own laundry soap, but it was always a pain when it was time to make a new batch because […]

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Backyard Birdwatching

We recently added two bird baths to the back yard.  One we keep filled with water and one we keep filled with birdseed.  Birds eat bad bugs out of the garden, plus they’re fun to watch and listen to. We have a bunch of little songbirds that have been hanging out in the back yard. […]

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Vacuum

The Chore They Fight Over

There is a chore. A chore that the 4 year old and 3 year old fight over. Yep. It’s awesome. The Bissell Lightweight 3-in-1 Vacuumis the BOMB! ~Mama Train

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Seating for SIX!!!

If you have been to the Train house, you will know that for a long time we have been without enough seating at the dinner table for our family of 6. We have a table that is big enough, but we only had 4 chairs. So, Micah sat in a high chair and one of […]

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January Recap

January Recap

January has come and gone.  I thought I’d give you a recap as to how my “Develop” goals went for the month.  As with most things, I had some good and some not-so-good results. Spiritual Action Plan: Our Bible study group will meet every other week. Check.  LOVING our group! I will be starting a […]

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Ranch Style Beans

Updated 2/12/2013: I’ve made the beans a couple of times without the tomatoes because I didn’t have any on hand…….I like them even better!!!! Every true Texan loves Ranch Style Beans. You know, the ones in the black can from the store. You can eat them plain, and they are great in casseroles and soups. […]

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My Household Notebook: 2013 Version

I shared with you sometime ago that I made a Household Notebook.  I found throughout the year that some sections I utilized better than others, so this year, when it was time for a new one, I revamped it a little.  I took things out that I wasn’t using, like the daily task sheet.  As […]

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Donut Bun Curls Hair Tutorial

Several of you have mentioned my hair in the Christmas video we posted earlier this week, so I wanted to show you how easy it was to obtain this style if you have medium to long length hair.  On the plus side, there is no heat involved, which is good for your hair! Also, in […]

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