Restoring the Lost Petal

4 Things You Can Learn From My Week Without Email

Last week our email was down for eight days and this website was unreachable for six. I was not a happy camper. I fully admit it, I rely on email and I enjoy writing. I don’t like when something I need and rely on isn’t available to me. By Saturday, I began to reflect on […]

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*Five Fabulous Cleaning Recipes With Printable

I have been making homemade cleaners for a few years now and I have my favorites. Some are recipes I found along the way and modified while others I created myself (though I’m sure they aren’t new to the world). One thing I love about homemade cleaners is the cost effectiveness of buying ingredients rather than […]

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My Biggest Problem with Essential Oils

There is so much information swirling the web about essential oils. Google “essential oils” and you’ll be flooded with misinformation, anecdotal information, strange information, true, lies and a free puppy. Essential oils can be such a polarizing topic and if you’re new to using them there’s much information to wade through. Essential oils should not […]

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*& A Printable

          If you’re ready to declutter but don’t know how to decide what to keep and what to toss grab my free Declutter Question Sheets to help you evaluate your stuff. Subscribe for you FREE printable: * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

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Keeping a When There’s Time List

Last weekend I found myself with an unexpected afternoon and evening to myself. The question, “What should I do,” never entered my mind. The question I was left with was, “What do I do first?” My normal To Do List was a mile long, left over stuff from the previous day still needing attention and […]

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Your New Subscriber Only Freebie is Here!

Happy New Year! 2014 is (almost) officially over and a new year is upon us. How was your 2014? Did you achieve your goals? Did you learn any new life lessons? Our year was a good one. The last few months saw more hospital visits than I care to have in such a short time […]

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Understanding Your Energy: Thermostats & Oil Furnaces

Before I became an blogger and a budgeting coach I worked in the energy industry for a regional energy provider. For 13 years I was immersed in all things heat oil, diesel fuel, HVAC and other energy products. When I started as a call center representative I could’t tell a furnace from a boiler and […]

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Heating Oil & Propane Pricing Options: Your Guide to Getting the Best Deal

Heating costs are continually on the rise. Extreme cold and rising prices make energy costs a real budget buster. There are things you can do to help control your annual heating costs like keeping your equipment tuned up, changing your air filters regularly and keeping your thermostat set properly. Another way to control your cost […]

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Christmas Decorating: Keep the Joy, Lose the Stress

Christmas is just around the corner and with that comes the anticipation of decorating and getting our homes to look like the Christmas scene from Little Women. But, if you are like me, you take a step back after the adrenalin has slowed down, and you rethink how you will decorate on a budget. There […]

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Thanksgiving In 4 – A Quick Guide to Getting Thanksgiving Dinner Ready in 4 Days

It’s Turkey Time!  If you haven’t yet started prepping for Thanksgiving now is the time my friend.  Here’s a step by step guide to help you get it all done bit by bit over the next four days. Monday 1) Plan the menu Sounds obvious but what are you having?  Do you have everything you […]

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