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Book Review: Pretty Neat by Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch

PRETTY NEAT The buttoned-up way to get organized and let go of perfection By: Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch Published:  October 26, 2010 About the book: Negative self-image. Fantasy-induced overspending. Marital tension. A new kind of airbrushed concoction is wreaking havoc on homes and psyches, and Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore have a name for it:…
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I Made the Change

Today I made the leap and purchased my own domain name.  I couldn’t believe it was only $10/year!!!  I wish I would have done this much sooner.  So, I am now located at https://www.sincerelystacie.com/.  You can get to me from the same old way and it will redirect you.  But, if you ever want to…
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Are You Willing?

A long time ago, like almost 20 years ago, I attended a health fair at my college and signed up to be a Marrow Donor.  It took a bit of time and effort, but I really felt like I was doing an awesome thing.  In all this time, I have never been called and likely…
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Tip of the Day – Organizing Hair Accessories

If you have a daughter, then I would bet that you have hair accessories.  Our bathroom was being overtaken by barrettes, hair “piggies”, as we call them, headbands, etc  So, before school started, I decided to get that mess under control.  I had already been using an ice cube tray for the tiny “piggies”, but…
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Some Aha Moments

Over the last couple weeks I watched a video series called “Calm, Productive Upbeat Days for Busy Moms” by Lisa Byrne.  It was a 3-Part video that I was able to watch on my own time and it was FREE.  Check it out HERE if you are interested.  Visit http://www.wellgroundedsite.com/  for more information on Lisa’s resources. Last…
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Chore Expectations

I am always amazed when talking with other moms that there are many who don’t expect their children to do chores.  Our children have regularly been doing chores for a couple years now.  I remember summers when I would be home along all day starting in 6th grade – high school.  I could sleep in…
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A Lesson Learned

Thursday morning started like any other morning has this summer.  All of us got up later than we should have and we were running around trying to get out of the house by 10AM.  How did we so quickly get out of our school routine?  We used to be up and ready by 7:45!  Anyway,…
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Tip of the Day

I don’t know about you, but it has certainly been hot where we live.  Today it got to 97 degrees and I don’t even want to know what the heat index was!  One of the best ways to cool down is with ice cream and our kids LOVE ice cream! Who am I kidding?  So do I!!!…
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Money Saving Tip

I LOVE flavored coffee!  But, flavored coffee costs more.  I tried buying the generic flavored coffee, but it just wasn’t any good.  My favorite coffee is Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla, with Folgers French Vanilla close behind.  But, as fast as we go through coffee in this house, it was very costly to buy only the…
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I’m a Motivated Mom

I just recently heard about this new way to organize your tasks on a daily/weekly basis and I had to share it with you.  I am a list maker and like to write everything down that I need to get done.  I think I found the perfect Chore Planning System to keep me on track.…
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