GTD isn’t GIAD (Getting It All Done)

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So, I ran the 31 Days to GTD series here two years ago, then consolidated and edited it into a manageable ebook. But, lest there be any confusion, GTD is so very different from GIAD. It is only things, not ALL things, that are being done. I recently received a question (and I’ve several similar ones before), asking what we all want to know. It seems like a question that should have an answer, if only we could read the … Read More

GTD isn’t GIAD (Getting It All Done)

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So, I ran the 31 Days to GTD series here two years ago, then consolidated and edited it into a manageable ebook. But, lest there be any confusion, GTD is so very different from GIAD. It is only things, not ALL things, that are being done. I recently received a question (and I’ve several similar ones before), asking what we all want to know. It seems like a question that should have an answer, if only we could read the … Read More

Favorite Tool: Cast Iron Griddle

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When we purchased our current home nearly five years ago, the kitchen had already been remodeled into a cook’s dream. In addition to the copper sink and double wall ovens, it has a large gas cooktop. Gas has taken awhile to get used to, but I do love cooking with a gas range. This particular gas range came with a cast-iron griddle that fits on top of two of the gas elements. Our family had already blown through two or … Read More

Desiring the Kingdom: Schedules and Routines Are Deep Waters

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Smith has a call-out box in chapter 2 titled “A Practices Audit.” Here, we get practical; we get personal. Even without that direct invitation to examine our habits, this chapter certainly had me thinking that direction. Do I have practices, habits, that I am assuming are thin, insignificant, when they are actually thick, charged with shaping power? If we mistakenly think that certain habits or practices are neutral, or even thin, when they are actually quite thick and loaded, then … Read More

Review: Silicone Baking Cups by The New York Baking Company

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I was sent this set of dozen reusable muffin liners, also known as silicone baking cups, by The New York Baking Company for review purposes. I admit I was a little skeptical. I had purchased a different brand of silicone baking cups a few years ago and they were disappointing. This set from The New York Baking Company arrived, and I was prepared to be disappointed again, because this set is thinner than the other set I own. Well, it … Read More

Easy Recipe DIY Roasted Garlic Paste

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Garlic is a ubiquitous ingredient in most dinner recipes. Whether you just add a dab or like to triple the amount, fresh is always loads better than the jarred stuff. But you can hardly beat the convenience of the pre-minced garlic. One day I saw in the gourmet section of the grocery store, a product called garlic paste. It appeared to be garlic puree, which seems like it would be a step above the jarred stuff. But, it got me … Read More

Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool: Shrink the Change

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With engaging stories and practical advice, Switch examines the common denominators in those who make successful habit changes. The authors posit that when change works, it tends to follow a pattern. The people who change have clear direction, ample motivation, and a supportive environment. So let’s look at how to apply those factors to our own home situations, particularly as we begin new routines for the school year. Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool Series Review of the … Read More

Make a Digital Home Management Binder

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It’s a simple fact: We need to track the details of running our households in order to maintain sanity and reliability. Our job isn’t to impress others, but it is to serve others, and we can do that better when we have a grip on the details involved in doing so. A home management binder is a tool to collect, organize, and use those details, and it can be done digitally! Create your own digital home management binder Introduction Calendar … Read More

Summer Side Dish: Flatbread Cooked on the Grill Easy Recipe

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Winter has its soups served with bread and salad, and summer has its grilled meat and salad and…what? Who wants to heat up the oven for potatoes or bread? Our latest summer staple has been bread cooked on the grill. It’s incredibly delicious! And, now the whole meal – meat, veggies, and bread – can be cooked outdoors by my husband. Score! It’s very simple and does not require kneading or fancy equipment. Grilled Flatbread Recipe This recipe serves about … Read More

Easy Recipe Low-Carb Dinner Alternative: Zucchini Plank Pizza Crust

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I shared last week about the toasty cheese pizza crust I love. With that option, I can still regularly make pizza for the family dinner, while still keeping my own no-starch-dinner rule. Last week I was making pizza for dinner again, but – perhaps because it was hot outside – I felt like the cheese crust would be too heavy. I wanted to eat something satisfying, but I wanted it to be lighter. I didn’t feel like eating another salad … Read More

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