Good Reads: The Quick Recovery Edition

tree in autumn
Photo by sporkist

Earlier this week I started feeling those first few signs I was getting sick. It wasn’t sneezing or sniffles, it was headaches and the kind of aching fever that makes me worry, “oh no, could this be flu?”

Fortunately I had your good advice from last week, and I read through all of your comments again. I tried as many of them as possible that day, and you know what? It really worked! The next day I woke up and felt amazing! It was incredible to be well so quickly. Thank you.

If you’re looking for something to read this weekend:

Keep Our Lives Simple

  • Sent — from Salt and Chocolate (Have you ever wanted to ask your relatives to give fewer gifts to your children?)

Nurture Our Loved Ones

  • Folder Games — from The Beautiful Thrifty Life (I think homeschooling moms especially will love this idea for entertaining and teaching young kids.)

Learn Practical Skills

  • A Year of CrockPotting (My crock pot broke during a homemade yogurt experiment a few months ago, and I still need to replace it.)

Enjoy Peace

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

About Rachel

I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home. Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Good stuff Rachel! I love the crock pot idea – we NEED to do this more!

    And, I love the picture – what a gorgeous autumn day!

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  2. I’ve been enjoying Small Notebook for a while now, and especially appreciate your “Good Reads.” I love the tips here — the folder games are terrific, and I’ve had a goal of using our crock pot more for a while. This has given me some more inspiration. Thanks for including my post in this round-up, too.

    Glad that you’re feeling better!

  3. Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for plugging my folder games post on your blog- I think I gained a few new readers and I also was blessed to discover your blog! What a wonderful site you have! I have added you to my daily reading list. Thanks again, and keep up the great work!

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  4. Thanks for the link! Hope you and yours have a fantastic Thanksgiving! :)

  5. Hi Rachel, thanks for the links.
    I’m glad you managed to beat off the bug :)

  6. Love the folder games! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. I was feeling that same bug coming on – reviewed your readers tips and think I nipped it in the bud. Thanks for re-posting those yesterday.