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7 Reasons To Create And Use A Home Management Binder With Your Family

7 Reasons To Create And Use A Home Management Binder With Your Family
It seems like every household management guru says you should create a home management binder, also known as a household notebook, or some other variation on that name. I know for the longest time I asked myself, why should I go to all that trouble? What can it really do for me and my family?

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Household Notebook: Use It To Organize Your Home Life

Household Notebook
A household notebook, also known as a home management binder or a homemaking notebook, is like a master planner for your home's needs and family's lives.

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52 Week Money Challenge: Save For A Better Year!

52 Week Money Challenge
You know I'm all about the 52 week challenges so when I saw various version of this 52 Week Money Challenge floating around the interwebs I knew I needed to give it a try.

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How To Make A Homemaking Notebook

How To Make A Homemaking Notebook
A homemaking notebook, to actually be useful, does not need to be complicated. In fact, the more complicated it is the less likely you will make it and use it. Simplicity is the key.

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When To Use Salted Or Unsalted Butter For Baking, Cooking & Serving

When To Use Salted Or Unsalted Butter For Baking, Cooking & Serving
When you purchase butter at the store there are two choices, salted or unsalted butter. Here's easy tips to know when to use each of these two kinds so you know which to buy, or how to use the one you've got on hand.

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Stress Free Holidays Series Week 13: Post Holiday Stress Relief And Getting Back Into Your Normal Routine

Stress Free Holidays Series Week 13
Now that the holidays are over (mainly) you would think holiday stress would be a thing of the past, but instead, you can get stressed thinking about the clean up.

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Stress Free Holidays Series Week 12: Getting Ready For Christmas - It's Almost Here

Stress Free Holidays Series Week 12
Here are the tasks you should do this week for getting ready for Christmas, so you can experience less stress now and when Christmas day arrives.

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Housekeeping Checklist For A Messy House: Get Ready For Guests Without Stress {Includes Free Printable}

Housekeeping Checklist For A Messy House
Here's a plan you can use whenever you're going to host guests to clean up your messy house, using this free printable housekeeping checklist.

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Printable Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker

Printable Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker
Here's a free printable gift tracker template you can use for any holiday or celebration to keep track of the gifts received. It will help you make sure you send thank you notes to everyone.

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe - Perfect For The Holidays Or Anytime

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Here is an easy peanut butter fudge recipe, with step by step pictures, that you can make as one of your Christmas candy recipes this year.

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Stress Free Holidays Series Week 11: Christmas Preparations This Week To Make Your Christmas Stress Free

Stress Free Holidays Series Week 11:
Christmas preparations can be a fun part of the holiday season themselves. Here are the tasks to do this week to make a Christmas that is stress free, and enjoyable for you and your whole family.

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Top 10 Family Christmas Movies For Kids & Adults

Top 10 Family Christmas Movies For Kids
Here's my top 10 family Christmas movies for kids and adults list, with suggestions of the best films to watch each holiday season together.

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Grinch Kabobs: Easy Fun Christmas Treat To Make With Your Kids

Grinch Kabobs
Making Grinch Kabobs has quickly become one of our family's Christmas traditions, since they're quick, easy and so very much fun to make and eat. Here's how to do it.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 10: Tasks For Week To Make This A Stress Free Christmas

Stress Free Holidays Week 10
Do you want a stress free Christmas? If so, planning ahead is key, so find out what tasks you need to do this week to make a great Christmas a reality.

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Printable Christmas Grocery List For Your Holiday Meals

Printable Christmas Grocery List For Your Holiday Meals
Here's a free printable Christmas grocery list, below, that you can use to plan all the items you need to purchase to make all of your holiday meals.

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Writing Christmas Letters To Friends & Family: Ideas & Tips

Writing Christmas Letters To Friends & Family: Ideas & Tips
Some people groan at the thought of Christmas letters tucked inside a Christmas card, but honestly, a well written letter from a friend or family member is one of my favorite parts of receiving cards.

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Christmas Gift List Printable: Use It To Help Create Your Christmas Budget

Christmas Gift List Printable
Use this printable Christmas gift list, below, to plan the gifts you will give this Christmas season, and also as a budgeting tool at the same time.

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Printable Christmas Calendar For December

Printable Christmas Calendar For December
Here's a free printable Christmas calendar, for December, that you can place in your holiday planner. It is undated so you can use a copy year after year.

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Christmas Card List Printable: Plan Who You'll Send Cards To This Year

Christmas Card List Printable
Use this printable Christmas card list to plan who you will send cards to this year, and make sure you have all the addresses.

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Free Printable Christmas To Do List

Free Printable Christmas To Do List
Here is a free printable Christmas to do list that you can use to track the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 9: Christmas Planning - Things To Do This Week For A Stress Free Holiday Season

Stress Free Holidays Week 9
Christmas preparation must include Christmas planning, so that you can have a stress free holiday season. Get a list of activities to do this week to get ready for the big day.

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Free Printable Christmas Wish List For Kids & Adults

Free Printable Christmas Wish List
Here's a free printable Christmas wish list that can be used by either kids or adults, to help you get ideas for what to buy your loved ones.

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Free Printable Christmas Planner {9 Forms Included}

Free Printable Christmas Planner
Get ready for a stress free Christmas holiday with this free Christmas planner. It contains 9 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Real Christmas Tree Care Tips From Set Up To Clean Up

Real Christmas Tree Care Tips From Set Up To Clean Up
Here's real Christmas tree care tips you can use to set up your tree properly, make sure it lasts as long as possible, plus tips for clean up of needles and sap messes if they occur.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 8: Thanksgiving Stress Avoidance - Last Minute Tasks To Do To Have A Fun Thanksgiving Day

Stress Free Holidays Week 8
There is no reason to experience Thanksgiving stress this year if you do some simple last minute tasks ahead of time.

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Thanksgiving Traditions With Family And What It Teaches Us For The Rest Of The Year

Thanksgiving Traditions With Family And What It Teaches Us For The Rest Of The Year
Thanksgiving traditions of sharing food, fun and rest with our families can have life lessons for us all year round.

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Thanksgiving Day Prayers - Ideas And Traditions For Your Family

Thanksgiving Day Prayers
Here are some ideas and traditions you can start with your family as part of your Thanksgiving Day prayers, to celebrate the real meaning of the holiday.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Day Schedule: Cooking Countdown

Free Printable Thanksgiving Day Schedule
Here s a free printable Thanksgiving day schedule you can fill out to countdown what needs to be cooked or prepared at particular times on the big day to make sure your meal comes together on time.

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How To Defrost Turkey - Make Sure You Start Soon Enough For Thanksgiving Day

How To Defrost Turkey
Learn the safest ways to completely defrost turkey, and also make sure you start the process soon enough to get your bird ready for Thanksgiving Day.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 7: More Planning For Thanksgiving This Week

Stress Free Holidays Week 7
Planning for Thanksgiving is a great investment of your time, because it pays off with a fun, stress free day with your family. See the steps to take this week to enjoy Turkey day this year.

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Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea For Kids

Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea For Kids
Here is a good party idea for watching the Snoopy Thanksgiving movie with your kids that is both easy and fun.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner

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Here is a free printable Thanksgiving dinner menu planner, to make sure you don't forget any of the favorite dishes your family wants for this special holiday meal.

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How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector

How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector
Checking your smoke alarm is a very simple fire safety tip that is often overlooked.

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Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List & Shopping List

Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving grocery list and shopping list template (scroll down for it) that you can print out and fill out to make sure you don't forget anything for the big day.

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Spring Forward Fall Back - Routines For Your House Around This Biannual Event

Spring Forward Fall Back - Routines For Your House Around This Biannual Event
The spring forward fall back biannual event changes the time forward or back an hour, but you can also use the event to remember to do certain chores around your home.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 6: More Steps For Planning Thanksgiving Day

Stress Free Holidays Week 6:
Here are some more steps to take as part of planning Thanksgiving day to make it a stress free, enjoyable time for you and your family.

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Put Your Christmas On A Budget: Why & How, Plus Free Printable Form

Put Your Christmas On A Budget
When you think of Christmas on a budget perhaps you think of doing without, and everyone sitting around an empty Christmas tree looking sad.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving To Do List

Free Printable Thanksgiving To Do List
Here is a free printable Thanksgiving to do list that you can use to track the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday.

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Thanksgiving Countdown: Plan For A Great Day {Includes Free Printable}

Thanksgiving Countdown
Getting ready for a big holiday celebration, like Thanksgiving, can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to. Use this Thanksgiving countdown plan, which lists all of the major things you need to do to get ready for the big day, to help you. I've even included a free printable checklist or schedule of tasks you can reference!

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Printable Thanksgiving Calendar For November

Printable Thanksgiving Calendar For November
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving calendar, for November, that you can place in your holiday planner. It is undated so you can use a copy year after year.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 5: Thanksgiving Planning This Week

Stress Free Holidays Week 5
Thanksgiving planning time is now upon us in week 5 of this series. Follow these steps for a stress free Thanksgiving with your family.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner {6 Forms Included}

Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner
Get ready for a stress free Thanksgiving holiday with this free Thanksgiving planner. It contains 6 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Halloween Safety Tips For Kids

Halloween Safety Tips For Kids
Here are my top Halloween safety tips for kids, to make sure they have a fun and still safe time while dressing up and going trick or treating.

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How To Practice Stop Drop And Roll With Your Kids

How To Practice Stop Drop And Roll With Your Kids
Does your child know how to stop drop and roll if their clothing catches on fire? Check out this video which gives a demonstration of the technique for kids (and adults).

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How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds
I wanted to know how to roast pumpkin seeds for years, every time my family and I would carve pumpkins around Halloween.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 4: Final Preparations And Halloween Planning Tasks

Stress Free Holidays Week 4
This week our main priority is Halloween planning because the holiday is just a few days away!

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Pumpkin Carving Tips For A Safe And Fun Time With Your Family

Pumpkin Carving Tips For A Safe And Fun Time With Your Family
Here are some pumpkin carving tips regarding safety, design, and also making your pumpkin last, so you can have a safe and fun time with this traditional Halloween activity.

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Top 10 Family Halloween Movies: Not Too Scary Movies Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

Top 10 Family Halloween Movies
Here are kids' top 10 family Halloween movies, that are not too scary but still enjoyable for everyone.

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Ideas For Halloween Traditions With Your Kids

Ideas For Halloween Traditions With Your Kids
Halloween traditions, just like with any other holiday or celebration, can be lots of fun and a great way to make special memories with your family.

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