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Peace with Myself

Posted by Jennifer under Faith, Keeper of Home (2 Responds)

Source I’m not always happy with myself. How about you? Oh, I’m not talking about the fact that I am never happy with my hair {a whole other story}. I’m talking about inside me. I have a tendency to want to do it all; to have expectations of myself that are too lofty or unrealistic. […]

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Choose Peace

Posted by Jennifer under Faith, Keeper of Home, Marriage, Parenting (3 Responds)

Source Last month, as I reflected on 2011, mentally reviewed my accomplishments, failures and re-evaluated my priorities and pondered the upcoming year, it was as if the Lord audibly whispered, “choose peace”. I’ve mulled that over while I washed dishes, folded laundry, and tried to fall asleep at night. How can I choose peace? My […]

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Travelling Light

Posted by Jennifer under Keeper of Home (2 Responds)

  Photo Credit What is the Real Cost? There is a cost to most things you have, though often it is hidden.  I’m sure you can think of more but some of the costs that spring to my mind immediately are: Initial cost Operating costs Time Investments Space Priorities We have a large home, over […]

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Going Home With Nothing

Posted by Jennifer under Keeper of Home (2 Responds)

Photo Credit Leaving It All Two and a half years ago, my grandfather died and my grandmother’s health began deteriorating. She put their beautiful, spacious 4 bedroom home up for sale. She put some belongings in my dad’s pick-up truck and walked away, leaving a house full of furniture, decorations and ‘stuff’ behind to be […]

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Simplify! My Office (Part 2)

Posted by Jennifer under Keeper of Home (2 Responds)

Since my mom had the tots the other day, I thought I would finish tacking my desk. My desk was an absolute disaster and I had tackled part of it this spring. Today I finished it up and I am feeling an immense sense of relief! I finished up the paperwork and filed it all. […]

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Medicine Cupboard Organization

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  Medicine Cupboard Cleanout! Empty the area one item at a time. Check the expiry of each item; toss any that have expired. {A google search revealed several sites that suggest that flushing isn’t a good idea.} Group like items together. Wash out the area. Find appropriate containers or baskets that work for the area. […]

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Displaying, Storing and Parting with Children’s Artwork

Posted by Jennifer under Keeper of Home, Parenting (5 Responds)

When Chloe first started coloring and doing crafts, we cherished every one and found somewhere to display it. With two preschoolers in the house suddenly we are overwhelmed with artwork and creations. While I still take time to admire each one, I no longer want to keep them or display them all. So what do […]

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Murphy’s Oil Soap to Remove Dry Erase Marker

Posted by Jennifer under Keeper of Home (3 Responds)

Last week Chloe got hold of a dry erase black marker and had a hay-day in her room during nap time. Doors, walls, desk, laundry basket, bathroom and her quilt! A combination of Epicure’s All Purpose Cleaner, a Magic Eraser along with perseverance and her room is cleaned up. The quilt was another story. I […]

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DIY: Easy Art Display Clothesline

Posted by Jennifer under Keeper of Home (2 Responds)

   Wondering how to display artwork in your child’s room without a bulletin board or traditional methods? Why not a clothes line? I saw Work of Art Clips at Land of Nod and thought I’d do my own spin on it. Cheap and Customizable A little string, some embellishments from the buck store or your […]

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Simplify! Children’s Clothing & Toys

Posted by Jennifer under Keeper of Home (2 Responds)

During  Project: Simplify we’ve done the the Master Bedroom Closet and paper clutter. I am still working on part two of paper clutter but also accomplished the third hot spot: children’s clothing and toys. Tackling the children’s clothing and kids toys was easy because I am an ultra-organized mother. Not! My Toy and Book System: […]

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