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The Complete Guide to Creating a Christmas Book Advent Calendar

Learn how to make a Christmas Book Advent Calendar for your family and start a powerful new tradition to turn your children’s hearts to Jesus!  Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and it’s not just one day either. We can enjoy the entire season. During the month of December, we have the opportunity to intentionally prepare our hearts for… Read more

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Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner 2018!

There is just only so much space in my brain. Most of the time, I think there should be more, but somehow there just is not. I forget things I’m supposed to remember. I no show events. I don’t get that card in the mail. I can’t contain all the systems and dates and needs and tasks in my head… Read more

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Homemaking with Purpose (on Purpose)

Did you know that God is up to something eternal in the midst of your homemaking? It’s true! Stay-at-home-moms of little children, you don’t need to get them into school in order to start doing something purposeful with your life. You’re already doing it! Working women and moms, you don’t need to wait for life to be simpler to live… Read more

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6 Ways to Be More Productive Around the Home

By Katie Bennett, creator of Embracing a Simpler Life. I am not naturally a on-top-of-it or productive homemaker. As a child I was messy, and probably even lazy, when it came to keep my room clean. Those tendencies were harder to overcome than I expected when I finally had a home of my own to care for. I wanted this… Read more

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How to Hygge with Small Children

Are you familiar with the term “hygge”? Chances are you have seen this little Danish word in an article or heard it on a podcast. The idea has become pretty popular recently. And with good reason, too, because who doesn’t want to talk about how we can make our homes cozier and our lives more rich with the things which bring us… Read more

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You Probably Have Too Much Stuff (Here’s Why)

We are in the process of moving. Moving, I’ve realized, brings you face to face with your stuff in ways almost nothing else does. It was slightly horrifying to realize that I write a simple-living themed blog, and yet saw that much stuff carted up from my basement. This was stuff I had been avoiding dealing with for years. Can I… Read more

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How to Simplify Your Family Library & Cut Back on Book Clutter

As the Holidays approach, I know for a fact that my children will receive books.  My mother and my mother-in-law are/were school-teachers.  As a soon to be homeschooling mom, I have a love for new books as well. Reading is important to our family and we strive to read together everyday.  For example, our family reads the Bible with each… Read more

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