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Angela Coffman

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The Grocery Shrink
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Neat isn’t about how organized your house is, but cleaning definitely counts as NEAT.  NEAT stands for Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis It’s basically your amount of activity during the day apart from formal workouts.  It is the largest contributor to your daily calorie burn, even IF you workout. For that reason neat is the biggest […] ...
Posted: Nov 13 2018 @ 2:27 PM
A few weeks ago our church put on an event called Homespun University.  Volunteers taught classes on a topic they enjoyed and we could choose from a large variety of things to learn about including organization, home decor, self defense, cake decorating, herbs, essential oils, and scripture study. One of our members is a retired […] ...
Posted: Nov 05 2018 @ 12:43 PM
Before our Ikea opened in the Kansas City area, I borrowed a trailer, drove it empty 20 hours to Washington DC, filled it full at Ikea, then drove it home.  The Chicago Ikea was closer, but we were going to DC to visit friends anyway and it seemed like the perfect combo.  My first visit […] ...
Posted: Oct 30 2018 @ 1:39 PM
If you’ve been reading for awhile, you already know I had a 4 year struggle with my health that got better enough for me to care for my family, but still left me in unexplained states of exhaustion for days and an extra 30 lbs of stubborn belly weight. Doctors kept telling me I was […] ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 2:55 PM
  Several factors can affect the way you budget your household. This is why we wrote the article ‘How to Get Your Husband to Budget With You’. When it comes to narrowing down household expenses, two heads are better than one. Now, let’s take a closer look at another potential budget plan destroyer: hidden expenses. […] ...
Posted: Sep 27 2018 @ 11:51 AM
We’re two thirds through the summer so I feel like I can safely update on how our zone cleaning is going.  If you missed the first post describing our system, find it here. First of all, it’s still going!  That’s a win in my book since most of my efforts at chore charts have ended […] ...
Posted: Jul 25 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Hello!  Makeover Monday is my FAVORITE post to do and it has been way too long.  If you would like to have one of your rooms featured on Makeover Monday, send a photo to [email protected] and a link to your decor pinterest board.  Clutter is no problem, but keep in mind I show a before […] ...
Posted: Jul 23 2018 @ 2:40 PM
I haven’t been the best in the past about organizing chores with my kids.  Instead of having some kind of routine or chore chart, where they know what they are expected to do ahead of time, I just asked them to come help me as needed.  Plus I tried to teach them basic manners like […] ...
Posted: Jun 04 2018 @ 7:26 PM
Something came up this weekend and made me change the way I parent.  It wasn’t something new, but it was the final straw.  I’d had enough and things were going to be different. My oldest daughter was having trouble finding something to wear for church, and she was searching in a closet full of beautiful […] ...
Posted: May 15 2018 @ 1:44 PM
This is a post I really hope my kids don’t read.  It could ruin everything.  Kids, if you’re reading…stop now.  See…it’s just spinach.  Move along. Are they gone?  Shhh.  Lean in a little closer. I’ve been secretly replacing the ketchup in their favorite bottle with homemade.  Gasp! Their favorite brand is made with High Fructose […] ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 1:08 PM


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