A New Cleaning Routine for a New Home


A cleaning routine is a very personal thing. There is a set pattern to your movements and particular days and times you choose to clean things. Also all  of this has to mesh with your own daily and weekly routines. We just recently moved into a new home and moving into a new home means new ways of doing things. A new kitchen layout. Maybe a new bathroom layout. New places to put things...hopefully. And a new set of rooms to clean. Most of the time when you move into a new place it has already been cleaned and is awaiting your belongings. Aside from disinfecting the kitchen and … [Read more...]

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall Book Review


About the book:  Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness. His secret traps him in a life that is not his own. Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could strip away everything she holds dear. But soon after accepting the position of lady's companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she's desperately hidden for years. Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own --- one that has haunted him from birth and tied him to his father's … [Read more...]

Giveaway for a Free Green Wagon Healthy Snack Box

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Middlebury Interactive Languages a Schoolhouse Crew Review

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  We've studying Spanish again with Middlebury Interactive Languages. Middlebury Interactive Languages offers online Spanish lessons for grades K through 12. We reviewed Elementary Spanish 1 , 3rd-5th grade option. This is an introductory Spanish course using interactive online lessons, with stories, games, songs, and quizzes. Middlebury Interactive Languages also offers other online language courses in German, French, and Chinese. And covers grades K2 through High School. Woo hoo! Something for everyone. About the Spanish Program Middlebury Interactive Languages is an online only … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday October 20, 2014


Happy Monday! Welcome to my post revisiting what we ate last week and dreaming about what we'll eat, for dinner that is, this week. Last week I scored at our regular grocery market and got some boneless, skinless, hormone free chicken for $1.99 a pound. Remember the good ol days when you could get it for 99 a pound? Yeah well this week this WAS the good new days and so I picked up 13 packets of the chicken. What am I going to do with all this chicken? Well for now, since it's frozen in 1.5 lb packs I'm keeping it as is and will cook it up in stir fries and whatnot.  I did make a skillet … [Read more...]

Motivated Mom App Free Today and Tomorrow (10/17-10/18)

Motivated Moms Daily Homekeeping Planner

Motivated Moms Chore Planner is Amazon's Free App of the Day Today and tomorrow only get the  for free on . This chore planner will help you organize until March 2015 (after which you'll need to pick up the new updated app). … [Read more...]

52 Weeks of Fresh Breakfast Ideas: Week 29, Fill up the Freezer

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I'm taking the bull by the horns so to speak. I haven't been getting along with breakfast for some time and I aim to rework that this year. Join me in my quest to find 52 Fresh Breakfast Ideas that don't leave me feeling heavy or my family still hungry. We may revisit dishes you already know or find some new favorites but my goal for 2014 is a new appreciation for breakfast. Undoubtedly there will be many times when you just don't have the time or the energy to make a fresh breakfast from scratch. During those times it's great to be able to pull something out of the freezer, pop it in the … [Read more...]