This Month on Homemaking Organized


  It's August! And this month we're working on.... Our Back to School starts this month! Can you believe it already?! 34 Weeks of Clean ended last week but you can still get the FREE Ebook. Check out the list post to find out more. Make Over Your Mornings Goes on sale this week. Get a FREE sneak peak at Day 1.   … [Read more...]

Frugal Dollar Stretcher Tips for August 27, 2015


Natural Fly Catcher If you want to rid your kitchen of fruit flies, pour some red wine vinegar into a small bowl near where they gather. Add a few drops of dish soap. You'll find your problem solved in just a day or two. Connie Removing Smoky Kitchen Odors The very best technique I have found for removing odors is charcoal briquettes. A person who worked for a company that cleaned up after fires gave me this tip. Just set them around, but be cautious of children and pets, of course. Sharon Baking Soda Trick I keep a box of baking soda in the fridge to soak up odors. The box says that it … [Read more...]

Monday Menu Plan August 24, 2015

Greetings: Happy Monday! It's Back to School week for us here in my home. That means easy dinners for me for sure.   Seasonal Ideas: I've been canning, small batch canning, for a couple of weeks now. Not much. Just a little here and there. Relish, apple sauce, etc. Putting up the summer bounty. It's a handy skill to have. I recommend the book   My Weekly Menu Plan: Monday: Chicken Gyros With Feta and Tzatziki Tuesday: Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole Wednesday: Korean Tacos Thursday: Hmmm... I don't know. I honestly don't know. Friday: Chicken … [Read more...]

3 Things You Can Do After 34 Weeks of Clean


Your home is super tidy. Your storage is ultra organized. If you've been following along for the past 34 Weeks you've let Michele, of Family, Faith, and Fridays, whip and mold your home into a well polished thing of beauty. Each week she has taken us on a sweat inducing tour of her own home as she cranks out these challenges and gets her kids in on the action right along with us. It hasn't been easy but it has definitely been worth it. For some of us, me, the pain is not even over but no pain no gain. My home is the better for it. Now what about those of you who have finished … [Read more...]

ZyroMath City Count Interactive Math Game

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zyrobotics, LLC for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Just because school is out it doesn't mean the learning doesn't have to stop. From the makers of the award-winning OctoPlus comes another fun, interactive, math game for young children and children with special needs. ZyroMath City Count is an integrated switch-accessible runner-game for children that keeps kids math motivated. Kids can test their reflexes as their robot Zyro races through the city, collecting stars and power-ups that give them special powers. Kids just touch to jump … [Read more...]

T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday All Workouts 35% Off!

*this post contains affiliate links Great News! This Tuesday (today) ALL T-Tapp Workouts are 35% OFF and orders over $100 get FREE SHIPPING! What is T-Tapp? T-Tapp is a 15 minute, easy to do, low impact, detoxing workout developed by Teresa Tapp originally for women recovering from breast cancer, that many people have found really helps their overall health. Now the 15 minutes is just for the first basic video. After that you may, like me, become addicted and order many more longer videos such as walking, debulking, advanced, and hormone workout. Who Can Use T-Tapp? Anyone can use … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday August 17, 2015


Greetings: Happy Monday! I don't know why but Mondays just seem like a chance start anew. Recover, refresh, get a hold on things that are getting out of hand and more. Last week it seemed that I had more apples in the house that I knew what to do with. Truthfully I still do but let's talk about where they came from. Both were gift boxes from family members who know how many apples my daughter can go through and how much my little family loves apples. We had about 60 lbs of apples to deal with. For about 20 lbs of them we're eating fresh. For some of them I slice them up with … [Read more...]

Free Ebook Heartbreak Trail by Susan K. Marlow

Today only Heartbreak Trail is FREE for Kindle on Amazon. This is the second in the Circle C Milestones series ( you can read our review about Tales from the Circle C Ranch here). This series is a great series for kids. Synopsis: Andrea Carter can ride, rope, and cut out cattle with the best of her brothers’ ranch hands. Yet, her mother has always held the family’s youngest daughter back from fully participating in ranch activities. With the approach of her fifteenth birthday, even the ranch boss, big brother Chad, can’t deny that his baby sister is better at ranch skills than some of … [Read more...]

What We’ve Been Up to This Week in Our Home…


Here's a little run down of much of what we did this week in our home. 1. Our Homeschool Curriculum arrived this week. 2. Sweet Peanut was so excited she sat right down to read through her books. I thought about asking her to wait but why? That wouldn't do any good. Maybe she'll read through everything in a week and we can be done by October! Wishful thinking eh? 3. Somehow I've taken over the lawn care. We had an in the garage (I was very clueless as to what this gadget was for. After a quick "how to turn it on" from hubby and a youtube video on how it works I was off. Edged the … [Read more...]

Garden Party Update August 2015


Welcome back to another installment of the Garden Party featured on and here on Homemaking Organized. There's been a lot happening in the garden during July and the first part of August. It is amazing how much growth and change has occurred in just the space of a few short weeks! Our weather has mostly been in the 90's so it's been nice and hot. Since we're using the system (Melanie is too!) we don't have to water daily since the soil mixture is really good at retaining moisture. Also I use self watering pots for the tomatoes so it's been nice not to have to worry … [Read more...]

Planning Your Homeschool Year : Back to Homeschool Blog Hop


Before our school supplies for back to school even arrive we've been sitting down to plan out the days of our Homeschool Year. One of the beauties of homeschooling is the ability to structure the schooling around our family schedule. In our state the laws are that school should be 180 days or 1000 hours covering 11 subjects (reading, writing, spelling, language, math, science, social studies, history, health, occupational education, and art and music appreciation). My husband also has a work schedule where he gets one weekday off in addition to Sundays. So to make sure we get to spend … [Read more...]

Tidying Up the Garage : 34 Weeks of Clean


Well we're here towards the end of 34 Weeks of Clean (1 more week). Michele has been a trouper all this past year guiding us as we straightening up our homes and spaces. I don't know if she realizes how much she has inspired me and others to get it together in the home. I think without her this past first year in our new home would have been dismal indeed. It's easy to get relaxed after the boxes are unpacked and then the dust gathers and before you know it you're buried in mess! This week was bout the garage. This past week we worked on the garage. This has been an eyesore in … [Read more...]