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I recently read an article in All You Magazine (prime bathroom literature, my friends) which claimed that after two years, 1/10 of the weight of your pillow is made up of dust mites and their waste…as in itty bitty little dust mite poo. That’s kinda gross. I have had the same pillow for, hmmm, let’s round down to 10 years, so if every two years…

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40 Things I've Learned About Simplifying | www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com

Today is my 40th birthday. I know, I know, I’m supposed to lie about my age, but I don’t, and here’s why: I don’t look bad for 40, but I look terrible for 23, so…why go there? Nobody can call me a liar liar pants on fire. Every day is a gift from God. Why would I pretend He’s doted on me any less than…

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How to Keep Potatoes From Browning

This post goes out to Facebook fan Jessica. Good luck and have fun with your first major Thanksgiving cooking! I love to prep as much of my major cooking ahead of time as possible, especially for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. (I’ve even fed the family breakfast before bed to get a jumpstart on the next day. Note to self: bad idea.) Sometimes my prep backfires,…

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Peeling hard-boiled eggs.

Few kitchen tasks make a person feel more inferior than the often bewildering process of peeling hard-boiled eggs. Here are some save-the-day (or at least save-the-egg) tips for a clean, easy peel (almost) every time: Peeling Hard-Boiled Eggs: The Prep Boil the eggs properly. To learn how, read How to Boil an Egg: Making Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs. There are other recipes which have you boiling…

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How to boil an egg: perfect hard-boiled eggs

Today I am honored to have as a guest blogger, my lovely daughter Hannah from Horse Crazy Bookworm. It’s almost Easter! And one of the most popular signs of Easter is the Easter egg. So I’m here to tell you how to make the best hard boiled-eggs ever! You know what I mean by “the best”? I mean a perfect bright-yellow-yolk-minus-the weird-green-color, easy-to-peel, and superbly delicious…

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How to Make Green Food Coloring

If you rarely use food coloring or have an “everything in moderation” kitchen philosophy, you’re probably completely happy saving time (and stress) by using store-bought food coloring.  If someone in your home has an allergy to dyes in food, or you simply want to avoid it, then these 10 methods for how to make green food coloring have your name written all over them. Please…

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How To Stop a Run in Nylon Stockings

The kids were already climbing into the van to hit the road for an early morning set of my husband’s concerts when I realized my nylons had a snag.  Not just a snag, a run.  Not just a run, the Grand Canyon racing down my thigh.  With no time to spare, I could not change.  I had about 20 seconds to implement Plan B: repair….

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