Monthly Archives: May 2012

Julian’s “Garden of Eden” Chocolate Cheesecake

My brother Julian devised this recipe and made it when we were at our parents’ house for Mother’s Day. It is absolutely, totally amazing. Ju is our go-to guy for any kind of cake, candy, or fancy dessert — he … Continue reading

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On Decluttering

If there is one concept scarier than decluttering, it would be… Clutter. And it’s only once your fear of clutter is greater than your fear of throwing away prized possessions, that you can truly begin to declutter your home and … Continue reading

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Life Is Too Short to Eat “Cheap Candy”

When my brother and sister and I were little, Daddy used to tell us that there were just two kinds of candy: ┬áThere’s chocolate, and there’s “cheap candy.” ┬áThis lesson caused a small family uproar when Lauren, at age three, … Continue reading

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Because Sometimes You Need to Stop and Think

I’m Martha; my little sister is Mary. Sometimes, like Mary, we have to stop cleaning, stop cooking, and listen to Jesus. So here’s my sister’s latest blog post:

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Timeless Household Advice, 1907

When I first got my Kindle, I went wild with the pre-1923 books (they’re free on Amazon). Tonight, going through my “Clippings” in the Kindle, I came across passages that I’d highlighted in Clara Laughlin’s timeless book The Complete Home … Continue reading

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The Best Organizing Tip I’ve Heard All Month

I was (once again, for the hundredth time) gloating over my Kindle that my dear husband gave me for Christmas. (For a woman who always vowed that the printed page was the only way to go, I’m a little obsessed … Continue reading

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