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DIY Holiday Rag Wreath

One of our Advent Activities this year was to make a fabric wreath. I’ll be honest with you.  I am not one of those cool moms who do lots of crafts with their kids.  Number one, I’m a perfectionist, and having the kids do “normal kid things” like putting ribbons on backwards and coloring outside […]

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One Bite at a Time ~ Week 15

This week’s step to making life simpler is a biggie. Budget. My husband and I took a Dave Ramsey class in 2011.  It made a lot of sense to us, and we started our journey towards being debt free.  We are still not there, but that is still our ultimate goal.  Over the course of […]

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One Bite at a Time ~ Weeks 13 & 14

The next two steps in my One Bite project for making life simpler go together, so I decided to combine them this week.  They are: Get More Sleep Wake Up Earlier For about a month now, I’ve been setting my alarm for 6:00 on weekdays.  Now, I know to many of you who either have […]

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Project 333 ~ My list

I thought I’d update you on how my Project 333 was going.  I went through all my clothes and kept only the things I really loved hanging in my closet.  I boxed up the “maybes” and put a few more clothes in my donation bin. I got my clothing items down to 29 plus 4 pairs of […]

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One Bite at a Time ~ Week 12

So, on my quest for simple living, I’m learning to be more with less.  The topic from “One Bite at a Time” this week is to declutter your wardrobe.  I actually started this a few weeks ago.  It’s no secret that laundry is the bane of my existence.  I loathe laundry!  My new thinking is […]

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One Bite at a Time ~ Week 11

See what I did there?  Just skipped a whole 9 months like there was nothing to it. Last year, around this time, I shared with you that I was going through the “One Bite at a Time ~ 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler” E-Book.  That worked well for about 10 weeks, at which point my […]

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DIY Easel Remodel

Spray paint is my new best friend.  Seriously.  I’m wondering what’s next. We bought this easel from Ikea about 5+ years ago.  We use it ALL the TIME.  I love that it’s a whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other.  If I remember correctly, it was pretty cheap, like around $10.  (I just […]

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Basic Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

Basic Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

I should have gone to the grocery store this Sunday afternoon, but I took a nap instead. But before I crashed out onto the couch, I decided to hunt down something in the pantry to cook for supper. I found some brown rice and two cans of red beans, and this is what I came […]

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Striving through my week…

Well, we are six days into the new year, and so far, so good. Apparently I allowed myself a little too much caffeine on my last road trip… Not sure if that was the cause of my two day migrane or not, but I’m slowly weaning myself off again. We were on the road for […]

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2012 vs. Mama Train

Happy New Year!! I’d like to quickly share my 2012 Goals with you…… that you can hold me accountable! 1. Read the Bible in 90 Days – So much happened in 2011, and unfortunately I let my Bible reading fall by the wayside.  I am so excited to read through the Bible with Papa Train! […]

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