Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #1: Buffet Eating

  I am starting a new series here.  Part of it is to help you, but part of it is to help me too.  I’ve always struggled with my weight and I’ve found a series of really brilliant little tricks to make weight loss much easier. One of the foundations behind these little tricks is […]

50 Slow Cooker Recipes from the Six Sisters

Remember these cute girls?  I went on a cruise with them in January and then I went to their conference in February. Now, they’ve got me COOKING!  Yes, me!  Actually cooking.  That’s quite a joke around our family that I can do just about anything but cook.  But it’s true.  My Mom brought me up […]

From Worry to Wealthy Book Review

Chellie Campbell is one of my secret weapons when it comes to earning more money.  I’ve been getting her newsletter for about five years now and I always come away with new ideas. Her concept is that there are three basic money types – sharks, tuna, and dolphins.  You don’t want to be a shark […]

My Favorite Cleaning Books

Part of my process is to rely on a lot of different cleaning books and sometimes videos.  I get one or two ideas from each one and it’s just generally a big help to me in gaining inspiration for my organizing.  Most of them are also really funny, which makes them an enjoyable read. Some […]

Cut your Cleaning Time in HALF

How much cleaning time do you spend every week? Whatever it is, it is probably more cleaning time than you need.  Time is literally the most precious and irreplaceable thing we have.  I don’t know about you, but I can think of 50 things I’d rather be doing than cleaning the house. If I could […]

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3 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Healthy Eating

These are some simple strategies to get your family to eat a bit more healthy without having to listen to them whine about it, or resort to sneaking veggies into their favorite foods. Also, if you are trying to lose weight, this is a great way to nudge your own diet in the right direction […]

Book Review: Throw Out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke

My organizing tip for today is a book review for you.  I’ve been listening to the audiobook of Throw Out Fifty Things – Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life by Gail Blanke.  Disclaimer:  This post may contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission from any purchases you may make from these links. […]

Book Review: The Calligrapher’s Daughter

I don’t often do book reviews because I read a lot of books that are kind of off the beaten path.  What can I say?  I’m a bit of an oddball – I like science fiction, self-help/inspirational books, and I adore brainy type stuff like Freakonomics and Predictably Irrational.  So rather than confirm what an […]

The Entitlement Trap – book discussion

I had a chance to learn about a new book that will be coming out soon from Richard and Linda Eyre called The Entitlement Trap.  I was really interested in this book because I have enjoyed one of their previous volumes “How to Teach Your Children Responsibility”.  They have a whole line of parenting books […]