My Review of a Whole House Water Filtration System

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Clean drinking water is a murky subject. I’ll confess that every time I begin to write a post about water filtration and removing toxins from your family’s water sources, I am tempted to start hyperventilating. There’s so much out there. If you begin to search for answers to questions like “what are the primary contaminants in tap water?”, “what are the health concerns associated with chlorine exposure?”, “which pharmaceuticals have been found in tap water?” and “what kind of filters are most effective for removing […]

Winter Giveaway Week: Win a ProPur BIG Water Filter System (valued at $290)!

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There’s no way around it: water is a vital part of our everyday lives. I love to chug down a tall glass of cold (but not ice cold, please!) water to quench my thirst – there’s just nothing quite like it. There’s also nothing quite like the taste of chlorine and sediment and general grossness that all too often comes along with tap water. Blech! I am very thankful to have access to relatively clean water whenever we want it. That is definitely not the […]

A Tour of our Family Closet (Video Blog)

When I knew that we were moving to a new house with a much larger master bedroom closet, I made the happy decision to create a “family closet” rather than continue to keep everyone’s clothing in their own rooms. What, you ask, is a family closet? It’s a rather unique concept that I learned about initially from larger families, where all of the clothes for the whole household are stored in one convenient place. Why use a family closet? There are many reasons, but the […]

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: My Recipe Binder

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We’ve talked about some ways to streamline our meal planning, as well as how to use lists of your favorite recipes for ease of planning and quick reference. Here is the last step of the recent meal planning/recipe overhaul that my own kitchen has been receiving lately: My beloved recipe binder! It doesn’t get much simpler and cheaper than this, and yet this system is a really efficient way to manage all of my favorite recipes. Since I began using the internet in a more […]

Time to Get Organized!

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Image by macinate I seem to have a yearly break down in my systems of organization. I can get systems set up, rooms de-cluttered, schedules made and being used, etc. for about 6-9 months and at that point, they start to disintegrate. I fight desperately to hang on to them, but generally it is of no use until I set aside specific time to really re-organize and figure out some new systems or get back into my old ones. Once a year seems to be […]