How to Get Thank You Notes Done

The Christmas season is approaching (or is already here according to Target)…time for parties, decorating, gift giving. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. After all that fun, thank you notes often follow. Ugh. Thank you notes aren’t my strong point; I have the hardest time getting them out. When I run into a […]

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Keepin’ It Simple

There are lots of reasons projects don’t get done in my house. Most of the time it’s due to the two crazy boys in my home, but sometimes I can’t blame them. Sometimes it’s completely my fault. I’ll think the project will take ten, very complicated steps; in reality, it will take two simple steps […]

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Progress???

The blog doesn’t show it, but I have made progress putting the house together. However, yesterday’s organizing adventure was just a classic example of doing work without anything to show for it. Our playroom doubles as a guest room since the previous owners left their Murphy bed (genius!), but there isn’t any storage for guests’ clothing. I bought […]

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When More is More

I’m not a minimalist by nature, but I’ve tried to be in our small kitchen. Because of this, I decided not to replace our non-stick skillet when it got warped last year.  We are by no means fancy cooks, and I figured we could survive with a stainless-steel skillet.  This worked pretty well until I […]

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Grocery List Joy

I try to avoid hyper-organization, but sometimes I can’t help myself.  What can I say…I’m an engineer and an organizer; there almost always has to be a better way 🙂  I recently turned my process improvement focus to our grocery list.  I’ve used a pre-made grocery list for a couple years; it made the grocery […]

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Getting Out the Door

Moms often say to me, “It’s so hard to get out the door with my kids.”  Seven months into motherhood, and I’m experiencing this first hand.  As I’m trying to get out the door with X-man, I always find myself running around or digging through piles of stuff in the entryway trying to get everything […]

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Diagnosis: Inner Tube Brain

While I was pregnant, other moms would tell me to watch out for “Mom Brain.”  After careful examination of my symptoms (i.e. turning on the washing machine before taking the clothes out, forgetting the three items I wanted to buy at the grocery store), I’ve diagnosed myself with this condition.

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