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Less Stress and Mess in the Kids’ Room

As I’m going through Joshua Becker’s Uncluttered course,  I’m seeing firsthand the benefits of simplifying and removing excess around the house. Last week we had cleaned out one of the most cluttered, overstuffed rooms in the house – our kids’. Reaching a Breaking Point Long story short, cleaning up was stressful for everyone. Our oldest daughter […]

Uncluttered Course Review

One of my big goals for the year is simplifying around our house. With two young kids, I’m amazed how much stuff (okay junk) is around us, but we hardly use. Honestly, I’m tired of the cycle of cleaning and reorganizing. I’d love to remove the clutter and develop a process that allows us to have […]

Simplify Gardening: How to Start a Compost Pile

Looking for ways to make your yard more beautiful and productive without spending a ton of money? Here’s how you can start a compost pile that is easy to maintain.  Creating a beautiful and productive garden and yard can be as expensive or time intensive as you afford. You can go to the store and […]

Becoming a Lumberjill and Chopping Down a Tree

As we’re making over our yard, we’ve had to learn quite a few things – starting a garden from seed, learning what poison oak, ivy, and sumac look like, and cutting back the briers. This weekend we took on a new challenge – chopping down trees. Chopping Trees These two pine trees were growing right […]

20 Easy Plants to Grow in Your Food Garden

As part of our yard makeover plans, I picked up supplies at the store. The cashier saw all that was in my cart and mentioned how she wished she could start a food garden, but she didn’t have a green thumb. I nodded, I completely understood her feelings. I used to a person who kept a cactus because it […]

Yard Makeover: The 2016 Plan

Now that we have settled down for the most part, we’re looking at transforming our place into a home and one of first goals – making over our yard. When we were touring the house we loved the size, but we knew it would take quite a bit of work to get the yard ready. […]