From the monthly archives:

January 2012

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Strategies for kicking the paper towel habit

by Karen on January 30, 2012

I’ve written about kicking my paper towel addiction before, but it’s one of those things that I never got around to doing. I convinced myself that I still needed paper towels for cleaning up things like raw chicken in the kitchen or wiping down toilet seats when cleaning, and so I continued buying them in […]

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Super simple slow cooker hot beef sandwiches

by Karen on January 25, 2012

This recipe comes from my parents. I’m not sure if it was originally devised by my mom or dad or if they picked it up from someplace else, but I know they’ve been making it on Sundays for years. With just five main ingredients, it couldn’t be simpler, and it’s really delicious. Perfect football food […]

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Simplify your work-at-home life

by Karen on January 23, 2012

This post will speak to a limited part of my audience, I know. But when I began working from home almost two years ago (seriously? has it been that long?), I made a lot of mistakes. It would have been nice to have some tips and advice from someone who had worked through all the […]

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Simplify your menu

by Karen on January 18, 2012

Menu planning is one of those things I take for granted now. For as long as Tony and I have been together, I have always sat down and written out meals for each day of the week, and then shopped based on that meal plan. It wasn’t always this way for me. In college, when […]

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Simplify your money

by Karen on January 16, 2012

At the start of the year, my friend Kacie inspired me to explore new options for simplifying our finances and bill pay process. I’m still working out some of the details for these new systems, but I’m going to share them with you here, in addition to the systems we already have in place for […]

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Simplify your household

by Karen on January 11, 2012

I always planned to be a stay-at-home mom for the early years of my childrens’ lives. Back when I worked 9 to 5, I remember looking forward to all the downtime I thought I’d have once we had kids. After all, if I was able to manage all of our household tasks in the evenings […]

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Simplify your life

by Karen on January 9, 2012

I’m a sucker for New Year’s resolutions. It’s not necessarily that I think there’s something magic about the first of the year, and I’ll suddenly be able to start over again. It’s just that the start of a new year is a logical time to think about these things, and the time when I’m most […]

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2011 in photos

by Karen on January 6, 2012

It seems that pretty much all we did last year (aside from moving twice and buying our house) was watch Judah grow. I wouldn’t trade a second of it.

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Since I launched this blog in August 2008, my interests have changed and grown. Because I love this here blog, I’ve just kept expanding its content to fit whatever I’m interested in at the moment. What started as a money blog has now become a money blog, a lifestyle blog, and a mommy blog all […]

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