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Packing Tips for Kids

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When I go out of town without my kids I like to pack their bags efficiently. This is so that those watching them know exactly what is what and where things are without having to dig. I’ve found packing in the following way really helps those who are watching my kids to have a stress-free experience. Further,

26 Energy Saving Tips

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IGS Energy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Energy is a big expense. When I say energy, I’m referring to power/electric and gas. These bills can be very high if you own a home in a less temperate area. It makes sense to

15 Steps to a Successful Morning Routine for You and Your Kids

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Mornings are such a double edge sword for me. I love that I wake up rested and looking forward to a new day. But yet, I kind of dread getting out of my soft comfy bed (esp. if I feel like the morning could be chaotic). I’ve found (and I’ve heard from other moms, including my

5 Ways to Reduce Time Spent on Washing Dishes + a Deal You Won’t Want to Miss!

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Dishes. The never-ending household chore. Some women love to do dishes. I am not one of them! Dishes are my nemesis. So finding ways to get them done faster is something I’m always trying to do. Here are a few tips. 1. Rinse dishes immediately after use. When you are cooking, baking, etc. rinsing out

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob without Boiling Water

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This is a quick tip that I wish I had discovered awhile ago! You can make wonderful, moist, and perfectly cooked corn on the cob in just a few minutes by doing the following: 1- Cut the stem of the stalk off so it will fit and rotate/spin around on a plate in your microwave.

7 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp When You Aren’t in School

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It’s really important to exercise our mind. If we don’t, it’s weakened. For example, after graduating with my Bachelors at age 20, I traveled and learned a new language. Because of this, I was studying often. When I got back to the US, I stopped studying and took a few years off from anything academic.

How to Easily Fit 128 GB of Photos and Videos in Your Pocket

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As a busy mom of two and blogger I’m always using my iPhone and iPad to take video and images of our family, my activities, and food. I love how easy iPads and iPhones are to take the perfect photograph or capture an awesome video. If you were alive or remember the day of cassette

How to Keep Your Baby Cool in Their Rear-Facing Car Seat

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UPDATE- I have received both criticism and praise for this project on social media. I just have to say that the vent is made of a tin foil type substance that is very thin and light weight. I truly believe it poses no threat to my baby—even if we were to get in an accident

How to Balance Your Time and Create a More Well-Rounded Life

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The vast majority of us have more to do in a day than we can possibly get done. We often have to-do lists that are very long and schedules that are jam packed. Despite us doing so much and working so hard, we often neglect ourselves. Other times we may neglect important things that we value

DIY NonToxic Toilet Bowl Cleaner in 11 Seconds or Less

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Recently, I tried an experiment of a DIY nontoxic toilet bowl cleaner I had seen used on T.V.  I wasn’t sure really how well it would clean the toilet. So I tried it twice. One with fairly clean toilet, the other with a dirty toilet. I was shocked at how fast and easy it was to

How to Clean Your Bathroom in 7 Minutes or Less (Using Baking Soda, Water, & Vinegar).

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Most of my readers know that I try to be efficient. I’m not one of those women who just LOVES to clean. I do love a clean house and once I get going I feel great that I’m doing it, but if I can take less time cleaning the same space, I’m all for it.

The Easy to Build Kit for the Worst of Times… Your Proven 72 Hour Survival Kit!

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Recently, with the frigid temperatures, 51 car pile ups, people stranded in gorges over night in sub zero temperatures, etc., it is more important than ever to be prepared! If you are traveling anywhere this winter you will want survival items with you. These 72 Hour Survival Kits may be useful not only for you, but

27 Neighbor Gifts in 27 Minutes

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This Christmas I was able to assemble my neighbors’ Christmas gifts in 27 minutes. (I did not include the shopping time). Not only was I able to completely assemble these gifts in under half an hour, they only cost an average of $1.47 cents each! That is 27 gifts for $39.42!! * Note (esp to

Why, “You Can’t Do It All” is Actually A Compliment

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The other day I was stressed out. I had a birthday party to plan, Christmas to decorate for, a big family dinner to help make, a service project I had volunteered for, shopping to get done, cleaning, and a host of other day to day activities going on. And someone said, “You can’t do it all…And

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