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Saving Money with Meal and Grocery Planning

"Do you feed your kids?"   I was at a family gathering a few weeks ago when my sister in-law asked me this. We were discussing grocery shopping and how much we spend each week.  My sister in-law gasped when I told her how much I spend; she said she spends twice as much, with my… Continue reading Saving Money with Meal and Grocery Planning

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Party Games and a Bag Full of Fun!

Looking for a low-key and easy-to-plan birthday party idea for your child? I certainly was this winter when my boys had their birthdays. Out of smart planning (cough, cough) I mean desperation (if I am being honest), I came up with the following party idea: Get a bag full of prizes, plan a bunch of… Continue reading Party Games and a Bag Full of Fun!

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Cooking Tools That I Can’t Live Without

Cooking is not my forte. To be honest, I hate cooking. For me, it is a necessity--a means to an end.  In the corresponding post, One Hour--Seven Dinners, I describe the plan that has literally eliminated a lot of stress in our household: Pre-Cooking or what I like to call Power Cooking.  This is when I plan… Continue reading Cooking Tools That I Can’t Live Without

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One Hour — Seven Dinners

The Easy Guide to Making a Week's Worth of Dinners in One Hour I am all about making things E A S Y (finding ways to eliminate the stress)—that is one of the goals of BrightLightLiving.com and for myself. I have not mastered this (not by a long shot), but the intent is there. After… Continue reading One Hour — Seven Dinners

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52 Weeks of Healthy Habits

Listed below are 52 Healthy Habits. The idea is to practice ONE Healthy Habit a week by building it into your daily routine. Then, you are to add another Healthy Habit the next week, and then another the next . . .

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My Pantry Organizational Re-do

This is my BEFORE (oh my, what a mess!).           And this is my AFTER. Photo Credit: TessaSollway.com Photo Credit: TessaSollway.com It looks much more sparse, but the truth is everything has a place. I keep fresh fruits and vegetables elsewhere.  To create the space (clean and clutter-free) that I wanted,… Continue reading My Pantry Organizational Re-do

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The Ultimate Home Improvement Master List

Spring is in the air---at least that is how it feels in Maryland, even though it is the middle of February. And with this beautiful weather comes my itch to renovate, clean, purge, remodel, and redecorate.  I am a dreamer but also a realist; I know that everything cannot be done all at once. There is… Continue reading The Ultimate Home Improvement Master List

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10 Simple Things You Can Do to be More Productive

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Be More Productive. Making your bed as soon as you get up, meditating, etc. -- there are things you can do to be productive.

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10 Ways to Get Rid of Paper Clutter–Including Your Kids’ Schoolwork

10 Ways to Get Rid of Paper Clutter--Including Your Kids' Schoolwork. Organization Tips to remove piles, clean, organize, and save.