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Home & Family

Humidity—Not too High, Not Too Low, But Just Right

Humidity is a popular topic among friends and neighbors here where I live in northern Colorado. It’s like we have

Laundry and Color
Laundry, Tips

Great Laundry Tips and Tricks

I love to do laundry. I’m crazy that way. And I enjoy discovering ways to do it more efficiently—and by

Mary's Perspective

The One Thing We Need to Keep Going

Encouragement. For me it is a basic need or perhaps a character flaw, I’m not quite sure. All I know

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Mary's Perspective, Money and Finances

Give Yourself an Extreme Money Makeover

There’s nothing like a job-layoff notice, getting a call from the bank saying you’ve bounced your account to the moon—or

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Food and Recipes

How to Use Up Every Last Bit of a Supermarket Rotisserie Chicken

If you’ve ever ducked in the supermarket to pick up a yummy, hot rotisserie chicken for dinner then tossed the

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Tips

Readers Share Secrets for How to Clean Leather Boots, Save on Hand Soap and More

Every day I learn something new from my clever readers. Take fine leather for example. I think it’s safe to say

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Mary's Perspective, Outdoors and Garden

Life Lessons from a Daffodil Garden

I love the story author Jaroldeen Edwards tells (Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner) of the trip she took with her

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Outdoors and Garden

Cheapskate Gardening Tips, Tricks and Recipes

Is there anything more gratifying than a beautiful garden when you just happen to be the gardener? One trip to