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  • About this time last year... - Small Notebook
    on my head pantyhose with socks white tennis shoes a polyester shirt with puffy sleeves and a smock that was a one size fits all I lasted about 6 weeks Twenty years ago The Berlin wall still divided East and West Germany I watched the Cosby Show on Thursday nights and had a denim jacket just like everybody else Twenty five years ago I spent 90 minutes watching the Smurfs every Saturday morning My family went on vacation to the beach I wish we lived close enough to go to the beach every summer like we used to The circumstances change but this one thing remains the same For great is his love toward us and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever Psalm 117 2 15 Comments June 19 2008 in Family Life About Rachel I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter Previous The Compost Results Next Goodbye clutter I won t miss you Comments Jill says June 19 2008 at 11 53 pm happy happy birthday to you what a wonderful look back at your life so far Toblerone Simple Mom says June 20 2008 at 1 40 am I think you and I grew up together I did so many of those same things I was a Smurfs addict and in college I had a beautiful old apartment with no central heat or AC Happy Birthday Enjoy your sweet family sarah says June 20 2008 at 4 00 am Happy birthday sweet daughter Your reminiscing starts me remembering all the way back to your actual birth day and before You bring so much joy to my life Your dad and I love you so much and we re so proud of you Denise says June 20 2008 at 6 49 am oh yes the Smurfs I m so glad that my kids are not growing up watching the Smurfs What did I ever see in that show Happy Birthday to you Adventures In Babywearing says June 20 2008 at 8 08 am This was a great post And oh the rise and fall of the poncho I still have a couple in the closet hoping for a comeback Steph Nancy says June 20 2008 at 8 20 am Hello New reader here Very nice post Reflection is a wonderful thing Dana says June 20 2008 at 9 32 am Awesome post I m trying to figure out how old you are Wonderful reflection new reader here Jessica says June 20 2008 at 9 34 am Sweet post You have a lot of history in a few words I should do a similar exercise Happy birthday Amber says June 20 2008 at 11 16 am Haha Sounds alot like my childhood I loved the cosby show and stiil watch it with my dc on nick at nite if they are still up I used to sit down with my bowl of cereal in the am before

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  • Reasons to Keep Clutter - Small Notebook
    UK Toblerone Simple Mom says June 13 2008 at 3 36 pm Wonderful again Rachel I love these thoughts Good to think about 18 21 and 28 are most appropriate for me though they re usually not enough to persuade me My hatred of clutter knows no bounds Laura says June 14 2008 at 1 48 pm I have a part time clutter clearing business and even I get amazed at the stuff that arrives in my house every week I m sure its the children I never buy anything so it can t be me smallnotebook says June 15 2008 at 9 59 pm Thanks Sarah Your kind note brightened my day Laura I don t know how it creeps in I feel like I haul it out by the bagful Even though I hate clutter almost as much as Toblerone this time I think it s my stuff at fault I ve been cleaning out stuff all weekend Jill says June 16 2008 at 12 50 am For me it s 18 Someone who loves me gave it to me But lately it s more like Someone who loves our kid gave us this My SIL shops at the dollar store and buys cheaply made baby items that I just don t feel are safe for my daughter to use I feel bad but that stuff goes directly into the give away box And then there s the stuffed animals Please loving family no more stuffies Jasi says June 16 2008 at 1 23 pm We re pretty minimalist here Seriously The only thing that keeps me from tossing something is if I paid a lot for it Which is rare because I m sort of frugal too My husband sometimes gets hung up on We ll need it someday or You re just going to buy it again The best cure for being a clutter bug is habitually cleaning up after one Much of my childhood was spent picking up after my mother and sister two very huge pack rats Neither clean at all After dusting a full set of porcelain dancing dogs bi weekly vacuuming around tons of furniture folding countless adopted afghans for 18 years I couldn t stand owning a single thing I didn t absolutely need LOL Try it really it works Belle says September 19 2010 at 11 04 am In my house it s my dh who is not only a chaotically disorganized clutterbug but a hoarder of minutia He hates letting go of things even stuff that is broken or rusted through I really think he would let me go before he would allow the majority of junk in our home to be tossed in the trash or donated to charity Not everything in our house is broken or rusted but a lot of so called good things are just stagnant occupiers of precious space It is stuff that could be easily and inexpensively replaced if in 10 20 years

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  • McDonald's Iced Coffee: Just Say No to Hidden Ingredients!
    be posting INGREDIENTS not calories People would be shocked by some of the stuff in these foods beverages Keep up the great blog jermangirl says June 25 2008 at 9 39 am Wow I have had one or two and admit to finding them rather yummy but you won t find me drinking one again Glad I stumbled across this post Lissa says July 8 2008 at 6 17 pm I am totally in love with McDonald s Iced Coffee I have never had one single problem with them unless you consider an addiction a problem I am hooked and no matter what is in them I will forever be a fan justgothives says July 17 2008 at 6 44 pm Has anyone experienced hives just got them and can not attribute it to anything else Felt sick after I drank it and then Vanessa Nurse Shoes Blog says September 6 2008 at 4 42 pm Whoa thank you so much for letting me know what my guy was telling me about that new iced coffee drink from McD s I really wished that iced coffee on the go was like what I make at home now I know that i may not be able to pronounce half the list I know what those additives were doing to my body Juliet says September 29 2008 at 12 04 pm McDonalds sucks in everyway on every level for it s workers for the environment for your health Bad Bad double bad with sprinkles Kristin says September 29 2008 at 5 06 pm That s disgusting I don t eat at McDonalds or any other places like it because they aren t good for you So I wasn t planning on going here anyway but it s good to know so I can tell other people Thanks for the information Maria says October 1 2008 at 4 33 pm I m so glad that I found this website with the real ingredients I have tried the iced coffee and loved the flavor but had the terrible stomach problems within hours of drinking it I couldn t understand why coffee cream and sugar caused so many issues I ll pass on these drinks from now on Sue says May 15 2009 at 7 03 am Thanks for the information However coffee itself does have a natural laxative effect so I do not think the problems people are experiencing are necessarily due to the chemicals Emily says October 2 2008 at 9 47 am I personally LOVE iced coffees and I have NEVER gotten diarrhea or sick from them So I don t believe any of this and I am going to continue drinking McDonald s iced coffees and advocating for them Bevie says October 8 2008 at 9 28 pm Probably wouldn t be so bad for you if you d drink no more than one or two a week I like them too but have backed off as figured anything that taste that good can t be all that good for you Isn t that the way it usually is Paul W says October 27 2008 at 8 01 pm I ve been drinking the Iced Coffee almost every morning it tastes great and I m not getting any ill effects at all The ingredients listed have been used for 20 years in millions of different types of foods and drinks Nothing new here as far as ingredients It s safe to drink not quite as tasty as Starbucks or Dunkin Doughnuts but it s not too shabby for a 3 minute wait and 2 JuJu says July 9 2009 at 3 16 pm Paul you have a point Those ingredients have been used in MANY of our foods for at least 20 years now I ve also noticed that we as a nation have more health problems NOW then we ve had in the last 50 years Gee I wonder why 0 Chica says August 8 2009 at 11 16 pm Amen sister Connie S says November 17 2008 at 12 28 pm I personally LOVE iced coffees and I have NEVER gotten diarrhea or sick from them So I don t believe any of this and I am going to continue drinking McDonald s iced coffees and advocating for them Typical me generation It didnt make ME sick they say Or not that could be noticed So therefore I dont give a flip if many many others are sickened by it Who cares Its only a few extra trips to the bathroom And maybe the doctors but then we were going there anyway because we always eat processed dead food with no nutritional value in the name of cost and convenience Starving for nutrition the masses die of obesity related problems Bow down and serve the almighty taste After all food is for the mouth not the body right So I don t believe any of this Oh right they just made up the ingredient list because they had nothing better to do Right Chemical additives and preservatives and adulterations are good for you And the moon is made of green cheese and the earth is flat Hello stick your head in the ground and fingers in your ears mentality I dont like it Therefore it isnt true Or the brilliant conclusion The ingredients listed have been used for 20 years in millions of different types of foods and drinks It s safe Safe For whom The marketers Certainly not for the consumers Have you looked lately at the disease illness and death rate from cancer and other disease these 20 years Do you think all that happened accidentally Too much sunshine Ozone The hospitals are filled with people who have been ingesting this kind of psuedo food for years because the FDA is bought and paid for by big manufacturers and they know the complacent public still believes the FDA is there to make sure we are safe Grow up and wake up Youre mama or your grandmama once told you you are what you eat For a reason You can fool the taste but you ll never fool your body It knows real food that it can digest and trash that it cant Keep filling it with trash and depriving it of real nutrients and it starts failing Melanie says January 18 2009 at 5 55 pm Omg I wonder if any dunkin donuts uses any of these For some reason every time I drink coffee from a certain dunkin donuts I get cramps and then bad diarrhea and chills Ugh Steph Endorphins says January 26 2009 at 10 13 am First time commenter but long time reader here I fully agree with Connie S about the generational issue It s frustrating and increasingly harmful I see it more and more as time goes on Yes there is a balance to be had with everything and it is ultimately our own choice whether or not we want to consume these things but to pull the it s not hurting ME cause I m blissfully unaware card well sadly that s just ignorance any way you look at it I m all for a debate with well thought out reasoning and am completely open to the opposite viewpoint provided the methods of communication utilized are above the third grade level What I don t get is why more people don t get into making coffee at home We picked up an espresso machine with frother for almost nothing a semi automatic that happened to be the display at BB B super discounted and no flaws and after about a week of testing and learning we can make our own frothed espresso drinks in less time than it takes to brew a pot we re talkin about three minutes Super easy and so much better tasting than any of the drive through venues including Starbucks can we say BURNT and over extracted We never knew how good coffee tasted until we started making it at home properly Lots of info out there by the way about how to properly brew coffee make espresso and froth milk Want an iced latte Just add ice LOL Steph Endorphins s last blog post Raw Food Chronicles JuJu says July 9 2009 at 3 29 pm BRAVO Steph Endorphins I m with you I don t have an expresso machine yet but I do have my at home coffee maker and I bought my to go hot cups with lids at walgreens and I make my own wonderfuly delicious coffee at home take it on the train with me in the morning My family makes Jokes about my boot leg coffee to go but I don t care I keep my money in my pocket and I m not killing myself slowly Isabel says January 29 2009 at 10 24 pm Omg I ve had 3 of those the iced coffees the firsts two times my stomach didn t feel too well The last time which wasn t too long ago I had a very bad reaction to it My lips got numbed and swollen at long with my face then my whole body Then my heart started beating too fast and then I couldn t breath well I was about to pass out but I started to rinse my mouth and little by little it went away The next day I was itching all over They are seriously poisoning us I m seriously passing out the word about this Ellen says February 4 2009 at 6 55 pm I am also addicted to MC Donalds iced coffee But you just gave me another really good reason to stop That and I feel like I m on crack for several hours after drinking one from all that caffeine and sugar Just say no to Mickey D s Thanks for posting this Linda says February 6 2009 at 1 48 pm I didn t realize there was a problem with McD s iced coffee until last night when I had a moca iced coffee My stomach has been cramping ever since I think a lot of the problem also lies with the way the machines are or are not cleaned McD s has lost my business mc says February 19 2009 at 11 51 pm I agree some of these ingredients don t have to be on the iced coffee they sell but the truth was said by a previous poster The ingredients on that list are found in many safe to eat foods What s up with that Well the comments made as description are taken out of context and no adequate research was made to understand the potential harm these may be causing There are safe formulations for those ingredients as well as unsafe ones The key here is many other foods affect different types of people and a caffeinated drink is bound to have an effect on you is it not If you wish to keep a healthy diet then go ahead and do so stay away from the mcd s but do not distort the facts A simple wikipedia search for these ingredients doesn t do justice It is not fair to make alarmist posts like these imagine how many other products could be blacklisted right now just because of these fears alex says April 6 2009 at 8 28 pm sounds about right tastes good ill buy it again Michael Cooke says April 15 2009 at 12 14 pm Everyone reacts differently to chemicals Thank you for posting this I was drinking it just now and was wondering why it feels like someone tainted the coffee with speed I thought it was just a high caffeine concentration Wow this stuff is dangerous The effect I m feeling is intense and on super on edge And it s not from the coffee its from these mystery chemicals I m pouring this garbage down the drain and never never drinking anything again that is not 100 organic and natural Jules Lovely Las Vegas says May 11 2009 at 11 41 am Great exposure I know my husband likes those during the summer on occasion once he asked how many sugar packets they add and he was shocked that they included 6 He asked for them to only put one or two packs in his order but they were very hesitant to honor the request Because of that he hasn t gone back for any more and now that you ve exposed the other ingredients I m especially glad for that Jules Lovely Las Vegas s last blog post Happy Friday from Lovely Las Vegas Connie says May 19 2009 at 2 53 pm I ve had the iced coffee at McDonald s on several occasions and they were really yummy And no I didn t get sick afterwards I m with Emily I m not particularly concerned about the chemicals marlynkee says June 2 2009 at 2 10 pm I have drank these 2 days in a row This morning at the drive thru I was asked what flavor I wanted One of the options was Liquid Sugar I asked for plain After my first drink I couldn t finish it without adding hot coffe from the pot at work It was soooo sweet Then I started wondering about calories and found your article I think the junk in these is more of a concern now than the calorie content Ouch and Yuck Sally Parrott Ashbrook says June 5 2009 at 10 14 am Wow that is so nasty People sometimes imply I m a snob because I shop at grocery stores that are more expensive but don t have so many weird chemicals in the foods and because I entirely eschew fast food But seriously who wants to eat that crap That s disgusting I quit eating lots of things one might even say most things in this prepackaged world when I had cancer and started researching the links between food drink consumption and pollution and cancer Bad stuff Give me real food any day Sally Parrott Ashbrook s last blog post No Spend Month Spa Night on the Cheap dblay3 says June 6 2009 at 6 05 am I have been drinking MCDNL s iced coffe s since they first came out and never really felt nothing but now they changed the formula to a better one 100 arabica bean supposedly and been getting some pretty bad stomach aches lately no wonder got to quit i saw a subliminal message on the fountain drink area were the mcflurry was covered by an ice cream and a baked apple pie and instead of saying mcflurry it says mcflu Crazy Crystal says June 7 2009 at 9 28 pm I read this article and it makes quite an interesting point But shouldn t people complete research before jumping on the bandwagon of an internet post I for one was curious why McDonald s would so blatantly sell us something that has so many ingredients that causes such horrible side effects I looked into sodium phosphates for starters and guess what folks it s used in almost every organic dairy items on the shelf in the grocery store in restaurants etc It is used when processing organic dairy products to keep the oil IN those products from separating Just like any medication you take there are side effects I doubt any corporation especially one with MILLIONS to lose in the case of a lawsuit would risk the side effects Now that you know WHY sodium phosphate is used why not look up some of the others yourself Rachel says June 9 2009 at 2 33 pm Yes by all means please look at ingredient labels and research them yourself I disagree with the assumption that if a company sells you a product then it must not have any problems or ill side effects For organics if your organic food contains the same chemicals that are found in processed foods then look for a different kind My organic milk contains just milk Sadly you can t assume that an organic label means the food is healthy for you These days you can even find a box of organic Oreos lisa says June 9 2009 at 9 28 pm Let me tell you something about my 10 year old daughter and tetra sodium pyrophosphate After 8 years of staying clear of fast food chains because my daughter would complain 20 minutes after eating of migrain headaches then severe diarrhea vomitting gas and weakness We found that most fast foods have this ingredient to promote fluffy chicken nuggets and shakes help gel their foods and keep a nice color Slowly we realized this adverse reaction was to all tetra sodium pyrophoshates such as instant pudding marshmellows whip cream all prepackaged food and some flavors of ice cream at carvel and baskin robbins Before we knew that foods contained this ingredient we couldn t understand why our baby and now an older child was always throwing up wheezing or having all the symptoms I explained If you don t stop buying these types of foods including the coffee you tell the fast food chains and the FDA that we will risk chemicals for taste and good looking food even though it can cause reactions and god knows can probably kill you if eaten for long enough periods Who knows your child who has asthma or your child with GI problems or your self experiencing daily sympotms are ingesting small amounts of chemicals that just do not belong in our bodies This has been a difficult and trying journey that we still battle and I ve learned to eat and feed my children the foods that are whole and not prepacked while trusting no agency that they are truly out for our health It s about money and

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  • How to Find the Cost of Electricity - Small Notebook
    I was wondering do you actually turn off your computer leave it unplugged or take the plug out of the wall I can t believe how much that would save in a year PS I also hang my clothes and the nice thing about it is it doesn t damage them as much as the dryer does and you use less energy so mother nature is happy Jill says June 9 2008 at 10 57 pm thanks for this post so practical and so easy to understand so i ve been kicking around the idea of line drying our dryer is about 7 years old so i m guessing it s fairly energy efficient but it seems so silly to be generating all this hot air when it s already 90 degrees outside how long does it take you to hang up a load of laundry do you do smaller daily loads or larger loads a few times a week smallnotebook says June 10 2008 at 12 45 am For line drying it s pretty fun I usually do 4 loads a week one a day on Monday to Thursday It s usually enough clothes to fill a large capacity washer I try to get the clothes washed by lunchtime and then hang them up to dry It takes 5 or 10 minutes to hang them on the line I don t use any clothespins I just drape them over the line Clothespins might be better now that I m thinking about it When the afternoon s over and they re mostly dry I take them down and put them in the dryer for about 5 minutes to let them tumble and finish drying Sometimes I leave them out overnight and just gather them the next morning I do have a small indoor drying rack for clothes I don t want to display outside It is extra effort but the thing is I really like it It s domesticity in a nice way because while I m hanging the clothes Lane is playing outside with me The best part is how it feels to see a row of little baby clothes hanging on the line If it were just a chore I m not sure the effort would be worth the money savings But since it s a nice way to be outside and the clothes dry naturally for free I ll keep doing it I m actually disappointed when it rains and I have to use the dryer Jessica says June 10 2008 at 6 06 pm This is awesome Thanks for the info I m printing it out Lauren says June 11 2008 at 11 47 am Wow What incredibly cool information My hubby and I were just talking yesterday that we needed to hang our clothes out as much as possible to see if we could save a little on the electric bill Now I ll tell him exactly how much we re saving And double thanks for the homeschooling education ese Mrs Gunning says June 11 2008 at 1 47 pm I am so glad Mrs Brigham referenced to you here I love what I am seeing so far and this post is excellent With the cost of everything rising I m wondering when we ll be taxed to breathe becoming wise to the actual cost of things is a great idea for anyone everyone Thank you for sharing this I did not know how to actually calculate the cost Sara says June 22 2008 at 4 09 pm Oh good grief I had the same reaction to the laptop charge cost of 03 cents but when you add it up and all other charging items like it it s downright terrifying Thanks for the reality check J S says July 22 2008 at 12 51 pm Your laptop charging is not at a constant rate shown that will be peak It will draw that at the beginning when the batteries are empty and then lessen as the battery fills up until there is just a little trickle If you are using a laptop or a desktop computer look for the sleep modes and set them like 5 or 10 minutes instead of the 30 60 minute defaults may need to reference your owners manual Get a Kill a Watt meter online for 25 to see Generally your biggest energy hogs are easy to spot A C Furnace Hot Water Heater Refrigerator Television Dryer Freezers Stove Microwave light bulbs and then all the small electronics with remote power on features or those power cubes not in that order depending on your use patterns Tackle fixing the top 90 of your energy use first or the easy things around Example with A C leave it off in the morning and open windows to get cool air from outside when it starts to get hot then close the windows and only turn the circulation fan on that will draw cooler basement air up and balance the house out use overhead fans and box fans near work areas Later only turn the A C on when it gets hot again And set the A C so it s not icy like a supermarket Then watch the temperature outside in the evening and turn off the A C when you can open the windows again to bring in cool air Or finish off your basement and work there with that portable laptop If no one is home all day get a programmable thermostat to leave the A C off except 20 minutes before you re about to get home and do the evening window opening trick J smallnotebook says July 23 2008 at 1 07 am Thanks for the advice J I definitely think that starting at the top with the biggest energy using appliances is the way to go My friend reduced her electric bill by half when she turned down the temperature on her electric hot water heater

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  • Handmade Gifts: Baby Edition - Small Notebook
    Flavorful Food without Milk Next The Machine Comments Tiffany says June 4 2008 at 10 33 am Is that pink floral fabric linen It s soooo pretty Jessica says June 4 2008 at 2 56 pm Love everything the dress burp cloths purse and diaper case I might even be able to make those burp cloths what a great idea to have those ready for baby gifts smallnotebook says June 4 2008 at 3 28 pm Thanks Jessica Tiffany the fabric is linen and the flowers are embroidered I found on sale at Joann s last week Lauren says June 6 2008 at 8 26 am Beautiful I need to get my hiney in gear and start sewing some things but it s just too hot for me to shoo the kids outside for too long What happened to spring We went straight from winter to summer 94 degrees today smallnotebook says June 6 2008 at 3 53 pm Thanks Lauren I was trying to think of Christmas gifts to make but it just feels silly to do that when it s so hot outside Casey says June 18 2008 at 9 59 pm I love the burp clothes I was going to make some soon and I m glad I found this now I m going to use terry cloth too char says July 12 2008 at 10 18 am Just found your site and it is wonderful Can you tell us how you made the dress size of rectangles etc For a beginner smallnotebook says July 13 2008 at 9 42 pm Thanks char I m glad you liked it I ll see if I can come up with something Pooja Sood says August 9 2008 at 2 48 am Hi again You must be thinking that I am spamming you But this is one thing that we have in common Making use of waste stuff and making something useful from it is my favorite pasttime of course after writing I make pen stands bags decorative pieces note books of waste stuff Will click them some day and share them with you Hope you can find some time then to have a look at them Pooja smallnotebook says August 12 2008 at 11 47 pm Hi Pooja I really appreciate that you would take the time to read and leave a comment I d especially like to see your pictures sometime Jill Garcia says March 23 2009 at 10 27 pm Those burp cloths are to die for do you have an etsy account or somwhere you sell your fabulous sewn items God Bless Rachel says July 10 2009 at 2 04 am Thank you but my sewing skills are not ready for a project like that Kathy says June 21 2009 at 12 43 pm Those burp clothes are absolutely adorable My best friend just had a baby and I know that she would love these What size did you cut fabric to make these with if

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  • The Machine - Small Notebook
    2008 at 6 50 pm A few months ago I stumbled upon a blog out there titled Done is Better Than Perfect That s been my new mantra I ll add to that Some Progress is Better Than None In the past few weeks I ve managed to clear out my craft area enough to SEE my sewing machine By the end of the summer I hope to actually sew LOL That s a beautiful portrait of your monolithic machine avlor says May 31 2008 at 8 28 pm As a crafter w a wall of fabric I ll give a hearty Here Here to a finished project is much better than a potential one I m working slowly on reducing my stash Grocery bags used the most fabric of my stash use projects so far You can do it And you must show us what you get done Judy Haley says May 31 2008 at 9 06 pm Reading and planning are in my comfort level but implementing Not so much story of my life A sewing maching is a nice thing to drape your coat over when you take it off It ranks second to the weight bench which is also not used for its intended purpose Tiffany says June 2 2008 at 1 03 pm I m more afraid to cut fabric than sew I can always rip seams but I just can t figure out how to get the fabric back together It usually turns out ok and I m sure yours will too gail says April 30 2010 at 7 42 pm oh i can so relate i ve had a sewing machine for over 20 years and i still get nervous when i do more than mend i do make a few little crafty things but always think they don t look quite right when they are done but i m working on it and you can too lets cheer each other on gail s last post Caffenated Randomness drue says August 17 2010 at 8 31 am I know this post in blog years is soooo old but I find it interesting I have a mother who learned to sew during the depression when she was very young She was tasked by her mother to make hems in the flour sacks that they repurposed as dresses To this day I have not met a better hemmer On a crunchy side note I d love to make dresses out of flour sacks for my girls today I am under no illusion that this is a choice and not a necessity My first sewing machine was a seventy year old singer with one stitch My in laws gave me another slightly younger singer at about 40 years old I finally purchased a used Husqvarna with more than one stitch about 7 years ago Your inherited machine is a FINE machine to start on and no one needs to know how many times you ripped seams

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  • SmallNotebook is Moving! - Small Notebook
    ll get to focus on more tips for happily living in a small space We ll be getting motivated to declutter old junk We ll go outdoors to learn about plant issues and what to do about them We ll also get to see the results of the worm composting project July will be the 2nd Annual No Spend Month Last year we determined to spend only 200 for all food gas and other spending during the whole month of July By the end of the month we were down to our last 3 and had to decide if we were going to spend it on food or gas Can we do it again this year Come along to find encouragement see our progress and share some special budgeting and savings tips Is there anything you want to see on Small Notebook Just send me an email or write a note in the comments I d love to hear some ideas 3 Comments May 27 2008 in This That About Rachel I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter Previous The Machine Next Two Comments Toblerone Simple Mom says May 28 2008 at 4 46 am Congrats on the new digs That s exciting And what you have in store sounds wonderful Tiffany Selvey says May 28 2008 at 2 00 pm It sounds like you ve got some cool stuff coming up I can t wait to read it Megan SortaCrunchy says May 29 2008 at 9 38 am Congrats on the move Yay for Small Notebook Can t wait to read this summer I need June s tips especially I don t have any topic ideas you always seem to come up with the best stuff on

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  • Two - Small Notebook
    chocolate bar sandwiches and salami with carrots 6 Comments May 27 2008 in Family Life About Rachel I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter Previous SmallNotebook is Moving Next The Beauty of Packing Light Comments Laura Move To Portugal says May 28 2008 at 1 40 am She s beautiful I hope you all had a great day Megan SortaCrunchy says May 29 2008 at 9 36 am She is GORGEOUS Seriously what a beauty Love the play kitchen where did you get it solmster says July 31 2008 at 3 12 pm What a darling little girl Love the candles in the ice cream sandwich Monica says August 10 2008 at 11 10 pm She tried to sniff her candles how adorable smallnotebook says October 8 2008 at 10 46 am The play kitchen is by Educo and you can find it at Oompa Gladys says January 4 2010 at 2 17 pm I love your blog I have a 18 month old girl and I m going to copycat most of your ideas Thank you so much Advertisements Hi I m Rachel I ll help you

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