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Simplified Household: Calendar-in-a-Box

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Do you have weird school papers strewn all over the house?  A calendar that is so cluttered with information that you can’t hardly read it?  Did you forget pajama day at school AGAIN this year?  How long has it been since you went to the dentist? Well, this is an old homeschool trick that I […]

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5 Things to Know Before You Build With Pallets

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I have more than a couple of friends who working warehousing and retail and shipping and all that and I’ve been quizzing them over using wood pallets. Here’s what you need to know: 1)  They aren’t always discards.  Many companies store the pallets outside before they are returned, recycled, etc.  If you take them, it […]

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7 Things You Should Know Before Making Citrus *Enzyme* Cleaner

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I have spent HOURS on the this database researching all of the possible chemical formulations of citrus cleaner and this what I found. The usual formula 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1 teaspoon yeast 1 liter Water 2 cups Lemon and/or Orange Scraps Mix and ferment for a month.  Strain into bottle and use. Good News: It does […]

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I Couldn’t Do Without . . .

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This gigantic plastic bowl. This cheap, mass-produced plastic bowl is one of the most useful things in my entire kitchen. It’s lightweight, somewhat flexible so I can squeeze it into one side of my divided sink, easy to clean, and LARGE.  I use it every time I put up fruit or vegetables, and I can […]

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Old Schooling: The Four R’s Approach

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Our house runs like an old one-room schoolhouse, except for the rampant technology that makes my life SO much easier. Our day starts with the kids reading a little Bible story on their own and saying hello to Jesus in their heart.  If they’re too young to even read an Early Readers Bible, I read […]

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