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31 days: finito!

Well its the final day of July and the final day of this blog series. I made it through the month. I missed getting a photo of my kitchen one of the 31 days. But, hey, I’m only human. And, I would have guess I’d have missed many more if you’d asked me at the…

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Day 19 in my kitchen

*a rowdy game of Love Letter Last night, we had Community Dinner. On a semi-weekly basis, our family gets together with three other families. We alternate homes and share the load with putting dinner on the table. Then we eat and be merry. Nerdy games and smack talk come later. Community is important – having…

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Taking a ‘staycation’

Originally posted on PRC Ladies First Blog:
Growing up and as a single adult, vacations were amazing. It meant sleeping in, lots of fun activities and no responsibility or chores. It was a break from real life. As a mom, vacations are work. They don’t equal rest and relaxation. I’m spending a bunch of time…

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Carry on, its day 13.

I’ll admit – this photo was a bit staged. At least the coffee mug with the coffee. Our coffee ‘tools’ are often set out and often, in use or needing to be washed from recent usage. Coffee is a big part of our lives (hence all the coffee mugs and needing to showcase them!). Matt…

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I’m on Day 5

It’s day 5 of 31 days. I’ve posted both day 4 and 5 today. I’m trying to take photos of different areas of my kitchen rather than the same scene each day. Because while that same scene may be different most days, taking that same photo would also be missing cracks, cupboards and corners of…

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31 days in my kitchen: day 1

Day 1 in my kitchen. Don’t be fooled by the clean 1950’s counterspace… that grilling pan was used on Sunday, not washed until Monday at about 3pm and has been sitting in the drying rack for 24 hours. It’s perfectly dry. I just don’t want to take the 2 seconds to grab it and put…

PRC Ladies Blog: Budgeting from a Novice

PRC Ladies Blog: Budgeting from a Novice Awhile back I wrote two pieces on being addicted to shopping. It’s been about 2.5 years since our family took on using a budget. I’m relating a few practical aspects of this over at the PRC Ladies Blog, where I also write. Hope you are encouraged in wherever…