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Dealing With Cozy Living Room Ideas

Living room is the first room entered by everyone in every house. For some people, a living room can be an inspiration and the first impression about the whole look of the house. This is important to make the living room feel cozy. There are cozy liv...

Arizona Memories

The story of the painting, Arizona Memories, by Steve Henderson at Steve Henderson Fine Art. Childhood memories are ethereal, and while firmly and solidly entrenched in the mind of the person who lived them, they are difficult to communicate, visuall...
by Middle Aged Plague on Jul 21, 2015

Moderation, Easy Does It, Simple Living In Maine.

Life is short and who would not want to get the most out of the days and nights all of us are provided? But the how, what steps to take to preserve peaceful, simple living in Maine? Contentment, feeling at ease. Usually, removing large amounts of mon...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jul 20, 2015

Don’t Need A Lot Of Money To Have Fun In Maine.

The cost of entertainment, many places require the swipe of plastic. Buying this, that, paying for parking. Beg, borrow and steal for all the extras that Maine provides no charge. Too many people, good bad and ugly change the atmosphere of your day t...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jul 12, 2015

Closing a Chapter

We recently ended a season...a chapter of our lives.  My husband simultaneously lead worship for the last time after a nine month volunteer commitment as well as took his last final of his first semester of grad school.  We have been counti...
by Domestic Fashionista on Jul 6, 2015

Incorporating Living Room Decorating Ideas for an Inviting Living Room

There are several living room decorating ideas that you could adopt to create an inviting living room where you can spend a lot of your time with you family. It is true that every living room should be cozy and of course inviting so that everyone wil...

Where Beauty Comes From

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth...
by Domestic Fashionista on Jun 19, 2015

Limiting yourself

Limitations Learning when to say no. There are so many people who literally get walked all over, you get overwhelmed. You feel like you just have to do…everything! This is one of the hardest lessons. Saying no brings guilt…it brings a sen...
by This is real life on May 26, 2015

7 Pitfalls To Avoid When Rightsizing Your Home

A friend of mine is currently in the midst of selling her long time family home and moving. Yet while I believe she “gets” the many benefits of rightsizing, I can tell after talking with her that several issues keep … Continue reading ͛...
by SMART Living 365 on May 22, 2015

Stuff

We can finally start setting up for our garage sale. This is stuff we “used” to own. Stuff we have purged from our lives since last fall. The funny thing is we may have more to get rid of. The sad thing is that this “stuff” fi...
by This is real life on May 20, 2015

Book review: Free, by Mark Scandrette

We’re doing a project at work with Mark Scandrette next month, so I’ve been reading his books. I thought I’d mention this one, as its themes chime rather well with the message of the blog. Free: Spending your time and money on what...
by Make Wealth History on May 19, 2015

Gardens

I’ve been looking into starting a garden for seve […] The post Gardens appeared first on bluntmoney.com.
by Blunt Money on May 15, 2015

Your Fun And Amusement, In Maine, Often No Hanging Price Tag.

Talk to someone that say lives in Boston MA and ask about Bruins, Red Sox, Patriot games. Assuming they go to lots and are lucky to be right there in Bean Town with the teams for the home games. (OBNOXIOUS BUZZER SOUND) Wrong. Jimmy tell the contesta...
by MeInMaine Blog on May 6, 2015

Rides In The Country, Through Backwoods, Farms Of Maine.

When you are lucky enough to live full time or be able to spend vacations in Maine, it’s lots of outdoor rides in the country. To explore and discover new places. Return runs to old familiar ones too. Peaceful, simple excursions to picnic by a...
by MeInMaine Blog on May 3, 2015

Just How Equal Are We in Our Society?

I live in a theoretically egalitarian society. I say theoretically because, although the Declaration of Independence which we, in my country, purport to honor, accept, and abide by (along with the Constitution of the United States) avers that “...
by Middle Aged Plague on Apr 10, 2015

Maine, Not A Copy Of A Copy Of A Copy.

Original, raw, real, everyone wants the full meal deal. Heck super size it. Why not? To make it better than the real thing as Bono sings. Because people are hungry for what is missing. Crave being entertained too. And to always top whatever seemed th...
by MeInMaine Blog on Apr 4, 2015

Is Gardening A Simple Cure For What Ails You?

I keenly remember my mom working a garden in several of the homes she lived in later in her life.   One was little more than rock and gravel patch of dirt, yet she managed to harvest a few tomatoes and … Continue reading → You're readin...
by SMART Living 365 on Mar 27, 2015

Other Humans Are Not Our Servants

It is a universal truth that people who like the Jane Austen book, Pride and Prejudice, frequently go beyond mere “like” to excessive admiration. One of my own daughters is just such a fan, revisiting the story in book, movie, … Con...
by Middle Aged Plague on Mar 27, 2015

Routine

(picture taken in Frankenmuth Michigan, one of our favorite places to be!) Routine. To have one or not to have one in your home. It’s a matter of preference. My preference is have one. Reading more into the simple living lifestyle it is not jus...
by This is real life on Feb 28, 2015

How one guys financial problems became his hobby

THERE’S NO PERFECT FINANCIAL MODEL   Let’s face it, if you owe money to people you have financial problems that need to be addressed and attacked with a plan. Your money issues might not necessarily be problems that will cause you fi...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Feb 26, 2015


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