Why I Use Cloth Napkins

cloth napkins

I’ve been using cloth napkins instead of paper napkins for at least 15 years now.  I do NOT use cloth napkins to save the environment, although that’s a good reason to.  I use cloth napkins because: 1.       They save money; 2.       They look classy; 3.       They feel better on your face and hands than paper napkins; and 4.       They’re extremely convenient (this one is the most important … [Read more...]

How to Get Up Earlier

alarm clock

I’m NOT a morning person.  Never have been and I doubt that I ever will be.  I’m not a late night person either.  I’m ready to go to bed about 10:00 or 10:30 every night.  But here’s the thing.  I need to get up earlier. I’ve gotten into the bad habit of sleeping in.  I used to get up about 8:00 every morning.  I got up, got dressed and got moving.  But since we moved, I’ve been staying in bed … [Read more...]

Camera Phones Aren’t Just For Pretty Pictures: Part 2

iPhone camera

You can read part one here. I had no idea I would use my camera phone for so many different things!  Of course, I take tons of photos of my adorable grandkids, but I use it for a lot of other stuff, too. Very interesting stuff.  Like: 1.       The wild turkey roaming in my backyard.  I saw him out there and couldn’t believe it!  I took a photo so my husband would believe me and so he could see … [Read more...]

Can’t Get Motivated? 5 Tricks to Get You Going!

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Once in a while (okay, maybe more often than once in a while), I can’t seem to get motivated.  I have plenty to do and I pretty much know what I need to do but I just can’t make myself do it.  When that happens, I have several strategies to choose from that usually get me going.  For example: 1.       Figure out why.  Occasionally I have a good reason for not being motivated.  It could be … [Read more...]

Do What Works, Not Necessarily What Makes Sense

grocery cart

I’m going to the grocery store on Saturdays now.  Yes, I said Saturdays.  Even though I’m a full-time homemaker and could go during the week when there are fewer people, I’m going on Saturdays. Why would I do that, you ask?  It’s simple.  During the last six months I’ve tried every day of the week at least twice, and finally realized, despite the insanity of it, that Saturday works best for … [Read more...]

Introducing: Indexes – to help you find what you’re looking for!

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Have you ever tried looking for something on homemakersdaily only to come up empty?  Or you were interested in seeing what articles and information were available?  Now that’s a way you can do just that – INDEXES! At the top of the blog, under the title, is a teal bar. The second item from the left is the recipe index.  The recipe index features all the recipes that have been on the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Handle Unwanted Family Heirlooms

cedar chest

Family heirlooms can be a blessing and/or a curse.  If yours are a blessing, you won’t know what I’m talking about.  But if yours are a curse, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Whether you inherited a house full of furniture from a family member or just a couple of individual pieces, if you don’t like them or need them or they don’t fit your décor, those family heirlooms become a … [Read more...]