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The Life Changing Power Of Paperclips

I stumbled across a life changing article recently. It was called “God of the Paperclips”  —  a title so intriguing I put my coffee down, quickly swallowed the last bite of my banana and immediately clicked the link. What followed was a great perspective on God’s…

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How To Make Decluttering Absolutely Magical PART TWO: Check This Out

This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are mine. HOW I ORGANIZED A SMALL CLOSET THAT MADE ME CRAZY   In my house there is an afterthought closet in the Master Bathroom. So much of an afterthought, in fact, I’m positive when my house was built someone…

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How To Make Decluttering Absolutely Magical: Check Out What I Did

This post includes affiliate links however all opinions are mine.   I would love to have a magic wand magically turn my clutter into perfectly organized joy. Decluttering can bring joy?   Seriously? Yes, I absolutely believe this. The first time I read about the blockbuster book, The Life-Changing Magic…

Fifteen Precious Minutes and Why They Matter

“Sit by me, Papa!” I was positive my husband’s response to this request would gently be, “Not right now, I need to do some work stuff.” Instead it was a question. “Why do you want me to sit with you?” And the…

Priceless Quotes To Reclaim Joy When Life Gets Tough

I love the way a good quote can make you stop for a moment and think, “Hey! That’s right!” Or how a a special collection of words can comfort, redirect or bring profound insight and clarity when things are really crazy.  “I’m thankful…

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How I Saved My Chairs And Wallet My Way

Click to Tweet! After four kids (one of them still in progress only just now able to reach the sink to wash his own hands), my gorgeous table chairs with the cream cushions were done.  So, since I didn’t want to pay anyone else, here’s how…

Tantrums and Transformers

  It was a typical morning. Lunches were packed, breakfast eaten, clothes changed and car loaded for our trip down the hill to preschool before I had to head off to my teaching assignment.  As usual, time was limited and my focus was entirely on the clock. My five year…

Welcome to Joy Reclaimed

If you are a guest today of Joy Reclaimed from That Mommy Blog, I’m thrilled to welcome you.  It’s an honor to be a guest blogger and share one of my favorite pieces, “Sock Treasures” with a new audience.  If you came to check…

Decorating With Cats

Thinking about sprucing up your home?  I’m going to tell you why it’s a good idea to seriously consider adding a cat or two to your interior design. Few people can argue with the feelings of peace and comfort that seeing a kitty curled up on…

Sock Treasures

Bedtime at our house is filled with typical five year old antics–stalling, more time in the bathtub negotiations, tooth brushing, water drinking and the ritual of choosing the toy of honor that gets to share the bed for the night.  “No, you can’t sleep with…