Packing… the Barth Way…

So where have I been??? Packing! Yes we are excited that we’re getting away for a while, but my-oh-my all the STUFF we have to drag with us can be overwhelming to pack?! And I’m definitely no expert at it… but I do have my little system that seems to…

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Great Ideas from Large(r) Families: The Family Closet

UPDATE: If you’re here via Pinterest or Google search, first of all “Welcome!” Secondly, I just wanted to let you know that since this post was originally published in 2010, we have updated our Family Closet arrangement! You can see what we did to adapt as our family expanded here.…

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Another Money Saver: Homemade DISHWASHER Detergent!!

Yes… yes… I really AM working on that Easter post… I promise! But I just HAD to take a minute to share this newest money-saver with ya’ll… Once again, I’m swiping it from dear Amy over at Raising Arrows… but I can’t help it, she’s just fabulous and really, is…

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Have you ever grated soap???

Seriously… have you? If you haven’t, you should. Call me crazy… but I think it’s therapeutic! I do it for making my own laundry detergent which I shared more about with ya’ll HERE and recently I found another great money saver that calls for grating soap! (Which I will share…

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Uh oh… I’m in trouble now! ;-)

Brenda was giving away some skeins of fun little yarns at our Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting this morning… I’m gonna be busy for a while! LOL (I’ll have to fill ya’ll in soon… but suffice it to say… I have a new addiction. And it’s crocheting.) 🙂

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Make way for baby?! I thought she was here already…

Yeah… well… she IS here. But the poor thing has just been shoved from one place to another since birth. Just short of sleeping in one of my dresser drawers… She started out co-sleeping with us. It really makes breastfeeding easy-peasy at night. Fortunately, like her sister & brother before…

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Christmastime is the BEST Time! :-)

Earlier this month, my cousin Renee over at Renee’s Ramblings posted about a new decorating blog she’d discovered that filled her with Christmas inspiration! Of COURSE I had to check it out… and it really, really IS the cat’s meow! So be sure to check out Sarah over at Thrifty…

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Let’s Talk Laundry…

On Facebook today I posted one of my new favorite laundry tips… “Tip ‘o the Day: Vinegar is better for your clothes than commercial fabric softener & it’s a natural deodorizer! The best time to add it to your wash is during the rinse cycle… What? You don’t wanna wait…

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