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I’m in the midst of a spring cleaning extravaganza, and now I’ve got a pile of stuff that I’ve decided I can purge from our home. The pile consists of games, clothes, home decor stuff, books, and housewares. So, now that I’ve got this pile, what do I do with it? Where should I take it?  I...

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(Note: I included affiliate links in this post. My complete disclosure policy is HERE.) I love everything about spring…the flowers, the warmer weather, the cool evenings…except for that yellow pine pollen! Every spring, a thick layer of yellow pollen blankets everything outside. It makes me sneeze just thinking about it. For the first time in...

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Things have been quiet on the blog lately. And, with all the chaos going on, I’ve felt a need to feel centered in our home. To me, that means cleaning up, organizing, purging old things, and generally just creating order out of a chaotic home. So here are my favorite spring cleaning tips! Everything you...

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The DIY Bungalow by Karen Cooper - 3M ago

Hello friends, I know it’s been a while. I wanted to let you know what’s been going on. My mom has been/is really sick. It’s kind of a nutty story, actually. My mom got on a plane to England to go visit my brother. As it turns out, she wasn’t feeling well before she got...

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After the holidays, one of my biggest organizational challenges is getting holiday decorations and stuff put back and organized so that they’re easy to find and use the following year. For example, my wrapping paper and gift bags are all over the place! Since January is my month to get organized, I thought today I’d...

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After eight nights of Hanukkah every year, we’re left with a menorah covered in wax. Even if we use the so-called “dripless” candles, we seem to always have drips and globs of wax left to clean off. And I’ve never found a great way to clean off all that wax…until now! I’ve got the secret...

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Twas the weekend before Christmas, The house was a mess. I was the picture of panic and stress. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. But not much else was done, Under the tree, almost bare. The children were nestled all warm, playing Wii, While I was planning a trip to the grocery....

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Happy Friday! If you are starting to think about gift-giving and want some environmentally- and budget-friendly ideas, for today’s Friday Five, I’m showing you five upcycled gift ideas. No, not “regifted”! Upcycled – taking something old and making it new again, whether by just cleaning it up or giving it a new purpose. You can...

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I love my Christmas Countdown Chalkboard! It was easy to make and you can use it any time of year! Here’s what you’ll need to make this Christmas Countdown Chalkboard: Piece of 3/4-inch plywood – mine was 24 in. x 24 in. You can cut this yourself or have it cut at your favorite hardware...

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The DIY Bungalow by Karen Cooper - 5M ago

The first night of Hanukkah is Sunday! Time to break out the menorah! We have several menorah (menorahs? menorim?) at our house: My husband brought the one in the above picture home from Israel. We also have a kids menorah that’s a train and another one that my son made when he was two. You...

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