Good Reads – Hello, November

Photo by *Solar ikon*

I really enjoyed what I’ve been reading this week. They are all related to what I want to do in my home

Keep Our Lives Simple

Learn Practical Skills

Make Smart Money Decisions

Enjoy Peace During a Hectic Day

I hope you get a chance to enjoy this gorgeous fall weather! We’re going to spend the afternoon at a local nature preserve with friends. Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour tonight if you’re on Daylight Savings time.
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I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home. Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Thank you for recommending my post on frugal meal planning from my blog The Lean Green Family (formerly Suddenly Frugal) at I appreciate the shout out!


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  2. Thanks for the mention–I’m a Like Merchant Ships fan too.

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  3. I’ve been LOVING Stephanie’s Keeper of the Home for many months. She is provides a wealth of information and resources!

  4. Great looking resources. I love the idea of ditching discontenment, i’ve been giving that a serious go this morning and i’ll enjoy reading the article by the looks of it…

  5. Rachel, thank you so much for mentioning me in this fabulous list of resources. And I have been meaning to jump over here for days to tell you how much I love your made over paper pile! I am tackling my computer armoire/office/craft area this week and hope to get it looking even half as good as your minimal pile!

  6. I often think similar thoughts about gratitude, even (especially?) while in the middle of a good internal whine monologue about doing housework, cooking dinner, etc. How lucky to have food to cook and dishes to eat from, not to mention a comfortable and safe home!

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  7. Thanks so much for the link! So sweet :)

    And great link to the gardening records… that is how I need to do mine. They are just all over the place and not thorough enough, and I would love for them to look like those ones!

  8. Just a quick update that my blog has gone back to its original name–Suddenly Frugal (no more Lean Green Family)–and has a new address at Word Press. The meal-planning post you reference above can now be found here:



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