Living with a minimal wardrobe (and loving it)

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I have two pairs of pants. One black, one dark blue. When one gets dirty, I throw it in the wash and wear the other. If they both get dirty, I can pull out one of my two skirts, or wear a pair of pajama pants around the house until the load of laundry is finished. A few years ago, that would have been incomprehensible. Who has only two pairs of pants? And why would you even want to? When I was younger, and especially […]

How Many Clothes Do Kids Really Need?

How Many Clothes Do Kids Really Need?- Keeper of the Home

By many people’s standards, I suppose my children don’t have that many clothes. I certainly don’t spend a lot of money buying clothes, and we sometimes have lean seasons where we run a bit low on boy’s shorts or wish we had just a couple more girl’s short sleeved shirts. The closet you see above is the hanging portion that contains three of our children’s shirts, sweaters, dresses and skirts (plus a few fancy dresses that hang above). What you see is basically what we […]

Weekend Links

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The drive near Cafayate, in Northwest Argentina. Stunning. Links I loved this week: Perfect is a Poison @ Jon Acuff On Fear and Speaking to 3600 Women @ Shaun Groves Responding to the homeschooling critics @ Simple Homeschool The Problem With Being Supermom and How to Fix It @ Inspired to Action (probably my favorite post of the bunch, this one really hit me where I’m at this week) More Grace: On Not Being Mean, Hateful or Horrible @ Jen Hatmaker (yes, yes, yes. I […]

Managing Your Wardrobe: Pregnancy, Post-Partum and All Those Sizes in Between

I don’t know about you, but as I’ve been having babies these past 8 years, managing my wardrobe and all of the various sizes it includes has become more challenging. Today, I’m over at Simple Mom, sharing my recent closet purge and what I did to make sense of my wardrobe-of-many-sizes: I’ve read plenty of good advice on wardrobe management and how to purge your closet, but there’s one piece of advice that doesn’t jive with this mama of four: get rid of anything that […]

Increase Your Wardrobe — Without Spending Any Money {Developing a Women’s Clothing Exchange}

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Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer My family operates on a tight budget. And since having children, there hasn’t been much–if any–room in that budget for adding to mine or my husband’s wardrobe. But just over a year ago I discovered a way to increase my wardrobe–without spending any money: a women’s clothing exchange.  Image by agador My Sister’s Closet A local church where I attend a weekly Bible study has hosted a women’s clothing exchange called My Sister’s Closet for several years. Although I never would have […]

Saving Big Money On Your Little Ones

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By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Most people believe that welcoming a little bundle of joy into their life means parting with a big bundle of cash to get everything that little baby will need.  From diapers and wipes, to clothes, car seats, bedding and feeding supplies, it is true that there’s a lot of stuff that babies need. But, we really don’t have to bust our budgets just because we have little ones at home. There are many ways to practice frugality and reduce expenses […]

Green Christmas: Organic Women’s Clothes and Reusable Glass Straws

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Welcome to Day 2 of Green Christmas, where I’m featuring some great “green” companies and products for more sustainable gift giving this holiday season! You can learn more about how and why I decided to run this series and what it’s all about here. Today I want to share two more online shops with you… Fashion and Earth Organic and Fair Trade Apparel I have just started buying some organic and fair trade clothes recently myself, and I am in love with them. There seems […]