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Saturday Spot: Our Virtual Keyhole Garden.

April 26th, 2009 · 8 Comments

This Saturday we are looking at a virtual spot: We are in the planning stages and you will have to watch this project unfold as the weeks and months go by. With the world celebrating Earth Day this past week we got to thinking about gardening and growing a couple of our own vegetables again. […]

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Saturday Spot: The Unsung Hero

April 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I haven’t done an “around the house” Saturday Spot for a while. And last Saturday was the anniversary of Nathaniel Briggs patenting of the washing machine in 1797. I for one am extremely grateful that he made the effort because without our washing machine I would surely die – and it wouldn’t be a slow […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Saturday Spot

Saturday Spot: The Hifi and Friends Part Two…

March 28th, 2009 · 23 Comments

Last week I said I would post on the specific bits and bobs that go onto my kids i-pods/shuffles. Well after a week of seriously sifting out old podcasts and unsubscribing to heaps of them and deleting ones that no one wanted to listen to we are down to an acceptable 300 downloads to listen […]

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Saturday Spot: The Hifi and friends…

March 22nd, 2009 · 17 Comments

I have posted organizing projects here before: The whole Tisket/Tasket project, which I conquered and just recently The Drawer a Day Project, which I quit four drawers from the end. I am sure four unruly drawers will keep me grounded… So this is my next maintenance project… meet the hifi – pronounced: “h for hello, […]

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The Book Nook Revisited in Se7en Steps…

February 22nd, 2009 · 42 Comments

A couple of weeks ago we had a murky day and we sorted our books and turned our office (it’s actually the playroom but play is work and we call it the office) into a Book Nook. Step #1 – The Great Sort: We started off with books everywhere, every table, every chair, every surface, […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Saturday Spot

Saturday Spot: The Laundry…

February 1st, 2009 · 18 Comments

Last week on the Saturday Spot I did a tour of the kitchen and in the corner you may have spotted my friend: the washer. With se7en kids this is the one question almost everyone, even perfect strangers ask: “How do you cope?” long pause, sigh…”With the laundry?”… Why anyone wants to know about our […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Organizing Se7en · Saturday Spot

Saturday Spot: The Kitchen Tour.

January 25th, 2009 · 11 Comments

You asked to see it and here it is: The Kitchen – most houses have one and this is ours. Yes, it is the busiest room in our house and there are indeed days when I spend the entire day in this room… luckily we love it! When we moved into our home we had […]

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