Eco-Friendly Home Improvements to Save You Money | Tina Hamilton

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Home Improvement always seems like a difficult task to tackle. There are some many things that can go wrong and we all want our homes to look as good as they possibly can. Not to mention the extreme cost that always seems to accompany most home improvement projects. There’s got to be a better way… Read More

How to Find Time to Clean!

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How to Find an Hour’s Worth of Cleaning Time in the Random Moments of Your Day I don’t have hours a day to clean . . . although since I have a college-aged son, a husband, a grandma, and three kids six-years-old and under at home, I wish I did! Instead, I’ve developed the habit… Read More

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Road Trip | Tina Hamilton

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Your kids are finishing up with school for the summer and the whole family is in much need of a break. Road trips are always a good choice in the summer to see the country and spend quality time with your family. Driving to your destination is often less expensive than flying, but that does… Read More

Amish Country Photography: From My Favorite Photographer

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My brother Henry Hershey got his first camera with the S & H Green Stamps my mother saved in the 1960′s. It was an Argus 35 mm, built with metal casing, strong as a truck. We grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Our parents were plain Mennonites. I was the big… Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Kids’ Rooms | Tina Hamilton

Spring Cleaning Your Kids Rooms

Spring cleaning is always a little more difficult with kids, sometimes a lot more difficult. Kids are prone to messes, clutter, destruction . . . you name it. Their bedrooms are often the place that gets hit the hardest with messes, and can become the most intimidating place to clean up after a year of… Read More

From Rags to Riches: Stories from a Mennonite Childhood

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My great-grandmother Snyder seldom threw anything away. For her, turning one item into another had all the energy of the resurrection itself. So, it’s fitting in this Easter season to remember Great-grandma and her skill of transformation using needle and thread. She darned socks, turned frayed collars from one side to another, sewed patches on… Read More

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