Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this. Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

Three Ways to Maintain Your Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers}

Three Ways to Maintain Your Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers} Three Ways to Maintain Your Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers}

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 9

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 9 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 9

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 8

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 8 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 8

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 7

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 7 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 7

This garlic butter is amazing. It’s amazing! It’s so amazing that when I make it and sit down to dinner with my family, I can’t stop talking about it. I can’t stop saying in my amazed voice, “This is amazing!” And they can’t stop saying in their sarcastic voices, “Wow, you’re humble.” And that’s why, at The Simple Home, we call this “Mommy’s Humble Garlic…

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It’s kitchen month at The Simple Homemaker. We’ll be talking about simplifying our meals, our kitchen time, and our “necessities.” I’ll share recipes, tips, and some favorite kitchen tools. To kick it off, I am super-excited to have joined a number of other bloggers for a giveaway of a kitchen tool which, ironically, I no longer have in my kitchen now that we’re on the…

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Sometimes I’m all about speed and efficiency in the kitchen. That’s why I like to mix up my own spice blends ahead of time. On a busy night, there’s nothing better than a handy spice mix that you can snag for just about anything. (You all know that when I say “there’s nothing better,” I’m not counting cookies and pie and salvation and family, right? Just…

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I haven’t purchased salad dressing in years. Why not? We make it ourselves. Homemade salad dressing is the way to go, people! You can adjust the flavors to your liking, avoid any allergens or additives, control the sweetness, save money, and procrastinate just a little bit longer on that trip to the store. Best of all, it’s simple and delicious! We have a variety of…

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10 Tips for Simplifying Complicated Relationships {TheSimpleHomemaker.com}

Relationships make life worth living…but sometimes they can make life a little too, shall we say, complicated. Relationships are not easy, but they can be simple. In other words, all good relationships need work, but they do not need to be complicated to be effective and enjoyable. Take the time to simplify the complicated (and even the uncomplicated) relationships in your life, and you’ll find yourself…

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At the risk of sounding like a hater, I admit that I’m not big on Valentine’s Day the way it is often celebrated in my great big beautiful USA. What’s not to like? Here are the Valentine’s Day biggies that rub me the wrong way: Crowds of “last-minute” men in the 20-items-or-less aisle hoping their tinted carnations and cheap chocolates show enough “love” to appease…

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Today I welcome four charming guests sharing their 10-step picture tutorial on How to Mail a Hug. This idea originated at Tons of Fun. Her adorable version of a long-distance hug uses paint and ribbon, neither of which we have in our travel trailer. Therefore, we embraced creativity and frugality to create our own versions using what we had on hand. We spent no money…

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