Homemaking

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Hallway

We've been reading a book by Elizabeth George and in the fist chapter it talks about making your home welcoming ...
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Frugal & Organized Kids Room

So we have been in our new house for about 2 years and I feel like we have been treading ...
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Frugal Spring Cleaning

We all know that deep cleaning can often get expensive. However, if you make your own cleaning supplies with stuff you ...
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Preparing for Guests

wn streOver the past few years we have hosted and been hosted several times by family and friends. I just ...
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Frugal Decorating Finding A Deal

We moved into our new house in March of 2014 and we have now been here over a year and ...
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Simplify Your Homeschool’s Meals

After years of homeschool I have learned that the easier my homemaking tasks it allows me to spend more time on ...
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Home Remodeling Chronicles: Main Bathroom

We purchased our home in March of 2014 it was a large home in the neighborhood in which we wanted ...
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Summer Goals for Mom

I'm going to share my goals for the summer with you. Please keep in mind these are my goals and ...
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A {Before} House Tour

So I am going to show you our house before we purchased it so as we are remodeling it and ...
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Save Money on Team Photos

As a frugal Sports Mom buying team pictures was a very painful experience. In fact, we  really struggled with the ...
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5 Steps to Avoid Fast Food

You know the feeling, you are on your way and it's way after 6 p.m. and everyone is grumbling and ...
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New Home, New Homeschool Room

We had lived in the country for the past 7 years and in March we moved back  into town from ...
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Helping Kids Take Responsibility for their Education: “A Plan in Place” Homeschool Planner

I received a product for free and was compensated for my time. However, all opinions are honest and I was not required ...
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A Plan in Place Homeschool Planner Giveaway!

A Plan in Place provides customized homeschool planners to homeschool students & Moms. It was created by 2 homeschool Moms ...
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Creating a Summer Bucket List

Do you ever get to the end of the summer and wonder what happened to summer? This happened to me ...
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Frugal Home Hunting I: Sell your house fast!

  Our cute little home in the country For several reasons we decided to put our home in the country up ...
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Frugal Pantry Organization

If you've stopped by to see a professional organizer or a pantry organization that involves the Container Store then you ...
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Frugal Decorating: Pottery Barn Knock-off Lamps

Frugal Decorating Requires Patience, Flexibility & Organization The most important elements of frugal decorating can be patience, flexibility & organization. You need ...
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{Pretty,Happy,Funny,Real}

-Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life-I thought I would share  the cover on my facebook right now,  the ...
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4 Steps to Stress Free Activities

When we just had a couple  of kids I could get all kinds of things done with out a list ...
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Small House, Large Families Solutions: fruit

You've seen those cute baskets of fruit folks with 1 or 2 kids put on their tables with 6 or ...
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Living Titus 2:5

"... to be busy at home....so that no one will malign the word of God." Titus 2:5 The word is ...
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A tale of twenty couches….

"She looks well to the ways of her household..." Proverbs 31:27Okay, so maybe not 20 couches but that's what it ...
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The Return of 52 weeks of organizing: buffet & wooden puzzles

So I have found that I do not organize with as much zest without my weekly organizing post. So I ...
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Save time & money in the kitchen

Recently Kris at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers recently posted 'Being in a Lunch Rut is not so bad'. This is a ...
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52 weeks of organizing week 7 Living Room & 8 Porches

Living Room under the TV before....I'm back after a very short hiatus filled with grandparents and pneumonia! If you are ...
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52 weeks of organizing week 6- Hall Closet

 hall closet before Welcome to organizing on a dime, though I love to see all the really cute stuff ...
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52 weeks of organizing week 5

 On top of the curio So last week a gal that bought books from me had a great idea ...
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52 weeks of organizing: week 4

 This year I am getting the Casa organized! And participating in Orgjunkies 52 weeks is like have an online decluttering encouragement group! ...
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Getting Ready for Soccer Season (or whatever sport you kid plays): Large Family Logistics

As I am working my way through Large Family Logistics I have been reminded of how smoothly our life ran ...
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Ruthless Decluttering & a year of organizing!

This year I have found the new skill I am going to hone. Which is getting more organized! Right now ...
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Preparing for the NewYear

 I was inspired by a post on one of my favorite blogs to think and write out the things I ...
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Eating Whole Foods on a budget

We are not an organic family. The term I like to use for the way we try to eat is ...
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Homeschool Encouragement Conference with Steve & Teri Maxwell

We are all excited about attending the Homeschool Encouragement conference put on by Titus 2 Ministries whose mission is to ...
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Apron Evangelism

I love aprons and I thought some of you might love aprons too so here is my favorite post Mrs ...
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The Frugal Laundry Room

In my frugal laundry room we have something new, dryer balls. You've probably been using them for years but I ...
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Thrifty Decorating

Okay, so those of you that know us know we recently had to get rid of our old couch due to ...
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Country Living The Septic System

When you live in town you pay for sewer use but when you live the in the country you use ...
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Summer Snack Attack! Tell me what you feed your kids!!!

I have a lot of deep thoughts rolling around in my mind but my most pressing concern....snacks! Seriously, I want ...
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There is joy at home!

I hope to provide a a review of some of the Above Rubies conference that I attended. We spent almost an ...
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Above Rubies Conference Discount Rate

Please join us January 21 -23, 2011  in Tomball, Texas for a relaxing, refreshing, and encourgaging weekend! ONLY $100! This is the wonderful ...
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Mother’s Day Request flower gardening

Much like Heather's post Holidays go much smoother if clear requests are made. This year I have had the gardening ...
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Planning Your Summer

I recently found the blog Inspired to Action and here is their mission statement: "Inspired To Action is dedicated to ...
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Love this Bedroom from Sand Flat Farm

I love this bedroom I found at the blog Sand Flat Farm. One of the things I really like about ...
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Saving money using napkins

I have been collecting napkins for the past couple of years because I wanted to save money on paper napkins ...
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Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping Home

I have wanted this book for years, but I am wholly unable to buy a book for $35! So when ...
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Come on by …

Hospitality at home...neighborhood swimming fun!Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings. Romans 6:23a ...
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Micah James

This year we took care of sweet Micah James aka "Sweet boy, MJ & Mikey J "and my girls and ...
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Spring Cleaning Challenge! Mrs Meyers

My friend Mrs. H has been holding us accountable to a Spring Cleaning. She spoke at Mrs Meyers cleaning products ...
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The Frugal Homemaker Monthly: Frugal Cleaning

Well this is the the debut of The Frugal Homemaker a celebration of frugality in the home. I am so ...
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Spring Cleaning

This week we are on break from (home)school but even after the break I want to discipline myself to maintain ...
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Creative Christian Homemaking Monthly: April

I am not a naturally creative person and I love to see what other people are doing. I have been ...
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Creative Christian Homemaking Monthly: March

to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, ...
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Participating in Show & Tell

We decided to do something different since we are not schooling right now and we are participating in Show & ...
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It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas…

During Christmas I really try to practice frugal decorating techniques because it is the one time of year I really ...
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Camping: Tips

We went camping at Mission Tejas and had a great time! We also visited the Caddo Indian Mounds like a ...
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Homestead Heritage’s 21st Annual Thanksgiving Craft & Children’s Fair Weekend

November 28th - 30th This is an intentional Christian Community aimed at self sufficiency. This Fair is about all things old ...
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Loweryourbills.mom II: The Clothes Line

In my earlier post I posted about the savings involved in using a clothes line. Here I will post the ...
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Loving Country Life

Out in the Fields with God by Anonymous Works but attributed to Elizabeth Barrett BrowningThe little cares that fretted meI ...
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Great Sites for Frugal Decorating Tips

    Decorating Reference sites with Frugal Decorating tips  If you find anything on the side of the road, buy something see something ...
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Fels-Naptha Rocks!

I bought this bar of Fels-Naphtha because I was making homemade laundry soap. Well, I've since stopped making the laundry ...
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Wilton’s Cake Course: Homemaker’s Continuing Education

Okay, here is the Wilton's Cake Class follow up... I completed the course and got the certificate that proves I ...
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Cleaning House

I am in a frenzy...I feel like the house has never really been settled since we move in. There are ...
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Menu Madness at Rooster Hill

Monday - Split Pea Soup Tuesday - Bean & Cheese Burrito, Rice & green beans (made with homemade refried beans ...
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Menu Madness at Rooster Hill

June 29th - July 5thMonday - Spaghetti, meatballs, sourdough garlic bread, house veggieTuesday - Taco Soup with chips sour cream ...
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Menu Madness at Rooster Hill

June 6/24-6/29Monday- Chicken Brunswick StewTuesday - Beans, Rice & cornbreadWednesday - Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cornThursday - Split pea ...
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Mom’s Continuing Frugal Education

Well, on the June 2nd I started my Wilton's cake decorating classes. The classes at Hobby Lobby are $35 per ...
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Frugal Decorating: Trash to Treasure

I love to find things on the side of the road that other folks have designated as trash that still ...
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Aprons

My friend Mrs. Kim Benavides introduced us to the beauty of aprons. With a present of an apron to me ...
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Fun & Frugal decorating….

This is my attempt to incorporate some of the ideas I got from the blog Like the Merchant Ships. On ...
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No more Julie & Brandi Monday……

Tonight is suppose to be Julie & Brandi Monday. But they graduated last week so it's just Monday!1 Peter 4:9 ...
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Making your home a Haven: Chapter 1 Finding a Quiet Place

The Bible is so clear about the importance of prayer and spending time with the Lord. It is vitally important ...
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Simple Beauty of Homemaking

The wildflowers are in bloom in Texas and the drive to my house is beautiful as the hills are covered ...
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Hudini’s Inspiration or Socks management

This is really a post inspired by Kim! She is a sock wizard she does not have any missing socks! ...
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A lesson on Shabby Chic Decorating

I never can get a room pulled together just how I like it. I go to so many folks homes ...
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Making your home a Haven: Introduction

As we go through this book discussion I am just going to record my thoughts on certain questions and things ...
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Counting the cost of Homemade Laundry Detergent

Kim and I have been lurking on the Supercinski & Kramer blogs checking out their laundry detergents. Now Kim has ...
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Weekending with the McVays or Wanted unpaid workmen!

Romans 12:13Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. This weekend Jessica & Rachel came up from Houston ...
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Peaceful dwelling Places II: dwelling

“My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.” Isaiah 38:18So far it ...
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Skating on pee in Peaceful dwelling places

“My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.” Isaiah 38:18Below you will ...
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Peaceful dwelling places Part I

" My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. " Isiah 38:18Today ...
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Watching my home…

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27When I look ...
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Grocery, Kitchen & More II : Meal Plan (beg. level)

Proverbs 31: 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. If ...
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Grocery, Kitchen & More

Howdy, I know the topic of saving money in the kitchen came up this summer when I was in my ...
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I love Cooking!

"...she provides food for her family " Proverbs 31:15bIf you spend some time with me at home you'll find out ...
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No meals for the McVays……

We do not have a meals planned for the next week. Some of you are saying what is a meal ...
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apron evangelism

Today we are putting away all of Christmas decorations and cleaning the house. (Last night we took Dad (Wayne) to ...
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