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How to fold a fitted sheet

How to fold a fitted sheet
There is one thing I haven’t learned in my 40 years; how to fold a fitted sheet.  This photo is a real life representation of what happens when I attempt to fold the awkward elastic corners. According to Real Simple: “Drape the sheet over your hands.With the top two corners inside out and the elastic... Read more »

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp
Due to traveling and the desire for lack of a schedule I decided not to send my kids to camp the first three weeks of summer. Since that possibly naive decision, I’ve realized that everybody in my suburb goes to camp. Never one into keeping up with everybody else I didn’t think it would be... Read more »

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer
My kids have completed day one of summer.  There are many things I want to do with my kids this summer and I looked forward to the schedule-free days with my quickly growing little ones. Now that there remains close to 20 days until family vacation and camp happens, I admit I’m getting slightly nervous of... Read more »
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From city to suburbs nine months later

From city to suburbs nine months later
It’s been nine months since we made the move from the city to the suburbs.  I still feel like the new girl and preface my introductions with, “we just moved here” as it seems everybody has known everyone for years and years. Now that our initially blank canvas of our house has finally come together... Read more »

Seven unique wallpapers

Seven unique wallpapers
I’m overwhelmed with all the house decisions that need to be made these first few months of new home ownership.  I know my choices can stay with us for many, many, many years and I’m trying not to act impulsively. Yet, I really am craving unique wallpaper.  Many of these are temporary and can easily... Read more »

Date nights at home

Date nights at home
If you are like me, you enjoy being at home.  I love my house and most evening there is no place I would rather be than inside it. I do crave date night with my man and sometimes have to remind myself that it possible and super fun to have them without leaving the house.... Read more »
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Things my daughter will not get rid of

Things my daughter will not get rid of
My daughter is a hoarder and has a very hard time getting rid of things.  She is extremely creative and comes up with very interesting art and games from scraps of paper, clothes sizes too small, lost puzzle pieces and fallen Barbie shoes. My girl is constantly taking things out of the recycling bag or... Read more »

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables
This is the time of year that I begin planning my garden.  Over the years, I’ve grown a few vegetables in my small, mostly shady urban backyard, but know there is always more to learn.  I stumbled upon Alan Buckingham’s Grow Vegetables at the library and dove into it as soon as I got home.... Read more »

Easy houseplants

Easy houseplants
I am admittedly obsessed with houseplants these days.  Not only does the greenery bring me endless joy admiring and taking care of them, did you know house plants provide health benefits as well? Plants remove the pollution and chemicals that are indoors.  According to Healthline, “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) also confirmed that... Read more »
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Natural Stain Removers

Natural Stain Removers
Am I the only one that feels like I am always doing laundry?  Believe or not, I’ve made the never-ending task more fun since I discovered these natural stain removing solutions. I must admit it is quite satisfying to return a white shirt to looking almost new after an unfortunate encounter with permanent marker. Did... Read more »