Category Archives: Books

My Gardening Journal

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I received a copy of My Gardening Journal to review; all opinions expressed are mine.

I enjoy gardening, so I was looking forward to reviewing this gardening journal from Fox Chapel Publishing (softcover). Right now, I’m doing more container gardening since I don’t have a yard, but My Gardening Journal works for whatever type of gardening you do! It’s a handy little journal that makes it easy to keep track of how your garden is coming along and log any information you want to remember about the plants, flowers, and/or produce you are growing. Continue reading

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Clutter Free

For the last few years, I’ve been on a mission to simplify my life and declutter my home. I wrote a little about this in a past post of mine called Creating Quiet…about clearing out the unimportant, whether it’s activities or clutter, and focusing on what’s really important. I’ve made good progress, although I still have a ways to go! Continue reading

A Merry Little Gift Guide

Having trouble figuring out what to give some of your family and friends? Some of these ideas may help you out! And all of these items can be purchased online if you don’t like fighting the holiday shopping crowds! There’s still a few weeks before Christmas, so you Continue reading

Debt-Free Living

Debt-free living ties in with my goal for a simplified, less-cluttered, more stress-free life. Did you realize that being in debt and having lots of bills is a big cause of stress? I want to be wiser about spending and saving, so I’m taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class, which teaches you how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and save more. The teaching is based on Biblical principles for handling money and has helped thousands of people pay off large amounts of debt in a short amount of time.

I’m just now starting the class as part of a small group at my church, so I’m not an expert on debt-free living yet! 🙂  However, I did get a chance to hear Dave Ramsey speak in person and he shared five life/financial tips that can be helpful to anyone—each tip has a Scripture to back it up:

  1. Live on a budget (Luke 14:28)
  2. Get out of debt (Proverbs 22:7)
  3. Foster high-quality relationships (I Corinthians 15:33)
  4. Save money (Proverbs 21:20)
  5. Be outrageously generous (2 Corinthians 9:7)

You can find out more about Dave Ramsey, his books, his radio show, his courses, and live events at DaveRamsey.com. Are you familiar with Dave Ramsey and is debt-free living a goal you want to pursue?

The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room

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THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED-congrats to Marge K on winning the giveaway copy! I’m reviewing this new book on home organizing from the Editors of REAL SIMPLE, and I also am doing a giveaway for one copy of it! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway! 

I think I was meant to have this book! From the beginning of this year (actually, even before that), organizing and simplifying have been on my mind a lot. It’s this year, though, that I’ve really become serious about it. So this new book, The Real Simple Method to Organizing Every Room and How to Keep it that Way is just what I needed! I Continue reading