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Example Of A Daily Schedule (for Blogging, Gardening, Cooking, Working, & Living)

…xercise or blogging or whatever, so I’m going out on that perverbial limb and writing down my daily/weekly schedule. It is my hope that you will be inspired to find time to persue those things that are important to you, as well. Caveat: This schedule is the goal – life happens and there are many days that do not follow the timeline, but I really don’t stress about it- it’s a tool for me to make use of the time I do have that is…


Chalkboard Label Jars – A Five Minute, Three Dollar Update

chalkboard label jars

…hese jars that have sat here looking like this for about, oh…8 years. And all of a sudden I remembered the labels. Isn’t it funny why sometimes a thought comes to you out of the blue? I mean, I walk by these jars multiple times every day on the way to my workroom and not once in the last month has the thought occurred to me that I could use my $3 chalkboard labels on them. Anyway, about five minutes later, the jars looked like this:…


Vegetable Garden Series Part 5: Organic Vegetable Garden Checklist

…ve to open and then print it out. This is a checklist I developed to help me keep track of our optimum planting schedule here in the Pacific Northwest, plus seeding and fertilizing information. I created this a few years ago and continue to refine it as needed. While it is tailored to the Pacific Northwest (west of the Cascades), I think it could serve as an organizing tool for many areas by changing the dates to suit your planting schedule. U…


Updated & Revised Tell Your Time!

…n Andrews (who runs one of my favorite sites, Blogging With Amy), in a friendly, approachable style I do try to schedule my days (remember when I shared my schedule?), but I’m always looking for ways to modify and make better use of my time. Amy’s book helped me refine my schedule to reflect where I want to be and where I want to go. She really shares the “big picture” of why scheduling is not only important, but even fre…


Thrifted Chalkboard Napkin Rings

Chalk Napkin Rings from Thrift Store Finds Make a Great Gift! An Oregon Cottage

…s and tied them and the marker up with an gold-orange ribbon. Add simple diy napkins and chalk to your rings and label one of the rings as an example. Of course, you don’t have to give them away at all if you don’t want to! I love how the painted rings work as place cards or for seasonal sayings, and even as a way to be able to label family member’s napkins when reusing them for a few meals instead of purchasing paper napkins….


Back To School Boost For Moms Ebook Bundle Sale!

In order to provide families quick and practical help as the school season approaches, five bloggers have bundled their popular ebooks together to save you money. It’s a great opportunity to own these great ebooks for less than half the original prices of the individual books! For just $10.00 (total value, $28.95) you’ll receive these 5 ebooks: Create Your Perfect Cleaning Schedule: So You Can Get More Done In Less Time ($5.99) by…


Monday’s Menu

This week we’re spending some time with extended family and since we’re sharing the cooking, I’m not cooking every day. Though when I am cooking, it’s for fifteen people (interested? see where I wrote about cooking for a crowd on a budget last year) so doesn’t that count for three days? So this begs the question, why plan a menu for just a few days? Isn’t this the time to just “go with the flow?”…


October Update & Monday’s Menu

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…hards that can be used up in a salad. Being flexible like this with the menus and adapting them to your life and schedule, though, is what I hoped would happen. I used the planned week’s menu as a starting point, but I also considered our schedule and what we already have in our pantry. Now I’ll just update the shopping list with my changes and what we already have, so I should be left with a list of only the items I need to buy for t…


Pantry Basics: Frugal Pesto {with a Secret Ingredient}

pesto ingredients

Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “Frugal pesto – huh?” Let me explain. This is the pesto I make every year with our garden basil – enough to last us all winter by storing it in the freezer. We use it on artisan bread instead of butter (if you haven’t tried this, you really should- but be warned, it can be addicting…), as the sauce on homemade pizza, and in Creamy Pesto Pasta, among…


Lemon-Garlic Roasted Vegetables {for Roasted Vegetable Bisque}

lemon-garlic-roasted-veg

Whew. That’s a long name. Basically, making lemon-garlic roasted vegetables is a way to preserve vegetables from the end of the harvest in the freezer now to make a wonderful soup in the winter. And since the soup is mostly vegetables, it’s a great way to get a variety of veggies in those dark winter months. The flavor? It is soooo good: garlic, a little lemon, and the veggies. Ever since I found the basis of this…


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