Good Reads – Brought to You by Doug and Tazo Chai

While I sit here and type out these links I want to share with you, Doug has been putting away the clean laundry and washing the dishes. He’s the best.

The Secret to Successful Home Management — from Home Sanctuary

Living a Good Story, an Alternative to New Years Resolutions — from Don Miller

How to cook fish without stinking out your apartment — from Stone Soup

A New Twist on Tying Your Winter Scarf — from Chic Critique (update: no longer available)

20 Tips to Stay Warm in Your Apartment — from the archives

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  1. #1 way to stay warm in your apartment?

    Make sure your delightful husband shut the flue on the chimney…. at last the explanation for why it’s gotten colder in the house even while it’s gotten warmer outside is solved!

  2. Just a quick hello, happy new year and thank you for this. I am loving the Home Sanctuary blog. Keeping up with work, parenting a teen and home gets overwhelming fast. Coming back to a simple plan helps. Cheers!

  3. Any chance Doug might like to moonlight over here? :)

    Great links as always. Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  4. i love don miller :) ta for the links! xx

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  5. Thank you so much for the link…..I’m excited about a new year, new month, new chance to reestablish a bit of (realistic) order around the house. Simple things, small things…. are the theme of my life and the reason why one visit to your site makes me say “ahhhhh.” I just love it.

    Rachel Anne´s last post…Coffee 1.15 and Today’s Small Thing

  6. I really enjoyed that post from Home Sanctuary. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the scarf tying trick. I love wearing a scarf and never saw that before…can’t wait to wear one like that to work this week!

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  8. thanks for including stonesoup and loving that scarf know link as well