Organized Mom on November 24th, 2009

No really. It’s amazing that a little work can make me feel so much better. I guess there’s just something about seeing your progress. When I was a paper pusher, you didn’t really see any progress unless you kept a to-do list and checked it off. But when you’re cleaning and rearranging rooms in your […]

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Organized Mom on November 23rd, 2009

In order to keep myself accountable, I’m going to keep assessing whether I’m getting things done towards Thanksgiving. If I don’t keep a list, I’ll forget something. I needed to get some laundry done today, which I did. Yay! Last night I made stock, and this morning I finished it off (boiled it down a […]

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Organized Mom on November 22nd, 2009

We had invited family over, but it appeared that brother-in-law may have to work Thanksgiving. So for a while, it was going to just be the three of us. Then the daughter called and wants to bring her boyfriend. Now we’re up to five. And then bro said he and his wife could make it, […]

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Organized Mom on November 20th, 2009

I’m a big fan of using baskets and bins when you need to store things in plain site. The problem with our place right now is having enough space for even those items. For storage. A one-bedroom place is so tiny. I get frustrated at times with our lack of space. But what I really […]

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Organized Mom on November 18th, 2009

I’ve been distracted tonight by watching Top Chef. We watch every Wednesday and it’s getting down to the wire. I’ve learned a lot about food since watching it the last several seasons. I would love to read more about classical French cooking and techniques. And I would love to be a much better cook. Since […]

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Organized Mom on November 16th, 2009

It’s time to start planning meals. Oh, we’ve been buying groceries that will cover a variety of meals during the week, and we use most of them. But it’s pretty haphazard. Both my husband and I like to have choices – we don’t like an inflexible menu. So each time I mentioned menu planning, my […]

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Organized Mom on November 16th, 2009

If you want to make some super-awesome rolls that get you praise and accolades without a huge amount of work, then listen up. Last year, I discovered a no-knead roll recipe at The Pioneer Woman. It sounded pretty simple so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s an easy recipe and you don’t need […]

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Organized Mom on November 15th, 2009

We had a lot going on today. We saw a printer demo, watched a movie, and stopped to get a copy of Up because we absolutely loved it when we originally saw it. Remember the roast prep I did yesterday? This morning I put all of the veggies, the roast (which I had seasoned and […]

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Organized Mom on November 14th, 2009

We’re still suffering from lack of sleep in these parts, which makes it really hard for me to get going in the mornings. I need a full night’s sleep to feel at my best and most productive. I haven’t had many of those nights for about 2 1/2 years now. So it’s been taking me […]

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Organized Mom on November 10th, 2009

It’s sometimes tough to keep a running tally in your head of every item in your pantry. If you do it, you have a better memory than I. While I mostly know what we have on hand, I sometimes forget a small item or two that we needed. If I keep a running grocery list, […]

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