Tips for Keeping Things Clean When You're Feeling "Off"

We all have bad days…and sometimes when those days get really bad, crap seems to just pile up around us. Or at least it feels that way. I have been having a bad couple of weeks and this is what’s going on in my life. In reality, my brain has turned on its auto-pilot while I try to keep myself together and somewhat functional. So my basic needs are getting taken care of–meaning I’m eating, showering, etc.–even if I don’t notice it....more

Adding love to laundry

I hadn’t planned on writing today, but I saw this quote on my Facebook news feed and it struck a chord with me this morning:“Today, let’s be determined to see blessings in the midst of things that seem like burdens.”  — Lysa TerKeurst...more

Tips for Cleaning the Home

  Today's prompt was about your writing space.  I wrote about it here so I thought I'd give you all some updates in relation to my homemaking.... ...more

I Hate Throw Pillows

I know it's inane, but they really do drive me nuts.  And I'm willing to admit it and I feel like I am old enough to do away with them altogether without apology. ...more
@Rita Arens The movie is Along Came Polly. ;-)more

Ironing Can Be A Good Thing

Most of the people that I know absolutely love to iron.  My grandmother even ironed sheets, underthings, and well, it's been so long I can't remember.  I have to admit that I don't like it, and used to avoid it at all costs.  But recently, hubby opened my eyes about a few things.  So I did come up with several reasons why it is a good idea.  Read full post on my blog...more

Pretty, Pretty Blogs

Mommy Blogs, Mom Bloggers, Moms that blog....more

A Tip for Tuesday: Laundry, Simplified

Anne KimballLife on the Funny FarmMultiple Choice Test:Q) What is the hardest part of the laundry for you?a) Putting it in the washer.b) Putting it in the dryer.c) Sorting and folding.d) Putting it away....more

DIY All Purpose Cleaner Recipe

I recently ran out of my regular Method all purpose cleaner and decided rather than buying more, I would make my own diy all purpose cleaner with ingredients I already had on hand....more

Cheap and Natural Drain Cleaner

Baking soda and vinegar - nature's natural, non-toxic cleaners. I am still amazed by how well these two things together clean and deodorize....more
Great tip!more

Reject Consumerism: Become a 'Radical Homemaker'

Every now and then I run across a book that has a profound impact on my life. Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, by Shannon Hayes is one of those books....more
 @thriftshopmom You're welcome!more