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Month: January 2012

All-Purpose Cleaner – DIY Style

All-Purpose Cleaner – DIY Style

I have been using this recipe for All-Purpose Cleaner for three months now and I love it. I had previously used Lysol 4-in-1 All Purpose Cleaner, but I did not love the toxicity of the cleaner. I use this now and I think this cleans and disinfects better than Lysol did. I got this recipe from Better Basics for the The Home by Annie Berthold-Bond. Please check her book out! It rocks! Basic Formula For Antiseptic All-Purpose Cleanser Up to…

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Three-Bean Turkey Chili

Three-Bean Turkey Chili

This recipe is from quickandsimple.com. I found it when I was looking for more recipes that used ground turkey and a crockpot. If you don’t use ground turkey, I would encourage you to try it. It is readily available in the frozen food section and is almost $2.00 a pound cheaper than ground beef. Ground turkey can also be substituted for ground beef in a lot of recipes. This recipe is also great for using items in your food storage…

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Procrastination vs. Laziness – Part 3

Procrastination vs. Laziness – Part 3

Procrastination has bitten back at me enough times that I have to deal with it and not let it become a problem. As I mentioned in previous posts, I have struggled with procrastination since I can remember. One can always find it easy to put off what needs to be done for their homes, families, and work than to tackle it. I can always find an excuse to avoid doing the necessary things or simply waiting until later to do…

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Weekly Update – January 22

Weekly Update – January 22

I know, I know. It is a day late. But due to the lovely weather we were having over the weekend in north Iowa and southern Minnesota, I got to stay an extra day at Rob’s house. I missed my kids like crazy, but it was nice to spend some extra time with him too. This week went by in a blur! I am struggling just to remember what happened when! We stayed mostly healthy with only Shali coming down…

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Weekly Update – January 15

Weekly Update – January 15

This is our week in review – what we did, didn’t do, and maybe should not have done! I want to start doing this to have a better record of our lives as well as let you all know that we live a real, very imperfect life! Jordan in healthy mode Sunday and Monday did not go well here at the Nygaard household. I was sick for both those days. Jordan started getting sick on Sunday and did not get…

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Procrastination vs. Laziness – Part 2

Procrastination vs. Laziness – Part 2

With this blog I endeavor to be as real with you all as possible. After I wrote the last post, I think I came off as making procrastination vs. laziness look like a black and white issue. It is not like that at all. I know in my daily life I make a very conscious decision about what I need to get done to get through the day. I know some days I could do a lot more and I…

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