Category Archives: Simplify

7 Quick Takes Friday Vol. 26

  Happy 2011!  Here’s a glimpse into my week. 1.  Monday, we were back on our home school schedule.  I don’t think my five-year old was ready to crack the books just yet…would do you think?

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Pantry Challenge Week 1

Yesterday, I reviewed our family’s budget and realized I needed to get back on track with my grocery spending.  My jeans are also telling me I need to cut out the Christmas cookies and find some more healthy snacks.  

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A New Year, a new me?

For me, the new year symbolizes a fresh start, full of promise and hope. As the busyness of Christmas draws to a close, it is a time to reflect on past accomplishments and failures.  It is a time to evaluate myself, and try to be a better … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes Fridays: Christmastide Edition

 I hope you are enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas. Traditionally known as Christmastide, these twelve days start on December 25th and end on the evening of January 5th, Twelfth Night.  The next day celebrates Epiphany, when the Magi visited … Continue reading

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Why I Love Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a throughly British holiday celebrated the first workday after Christmas. In Victorian times, people would fill up small boxes with money and give them to those who helped them through the year such as merchants or their … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All

I wish you and your family peace and joy as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This year has been filled with many milestones for my family. 

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7 Quick Takes Friday Volume 24

For more Quick Takes, please check out Jennifer at the Conversion Diary.  1. We are having a wonderful Advent.  Thanks to our cool Advent calendar activity set, we are learning every day about the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth and the … Continue reading

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