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Who are we? Two amazing women (if we may say so ourselves…), cohorts from many years ago, each with an awesome husband, three kids, and two dogs, on opposite sides of the continent, one a blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty, the other a brown haired, brown-eyed typing fiend, and each with a passion to create, learn, and share are working together again – and this time, we’re ready to kick butt (Kelly in heels of course and Cindy in her trusty hiking boots)!

“Take action. Every story you’ve ever connected with, every leader you’ve ever admired, every puny little thing that you’ve ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life.” – Kelly

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It’s All About Perspective

"Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger." -Lou Holtz We all have those days or weeks or even months where things just seem to wrong no matter what you do or how hard you try. It can feel overwhelming and defeating. You [...]

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1. Do a load of laundry
2. Grab a rag and quick dust lamps throughout the house
3. Use anti-bacterial spray or hot soapy water and wipe down countertops and main appliances in kitchen.
4. In your home office area, toss or recycle 5 paper items.
5. Check refrigerator for old fruits and veggies. Toss.

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“A home without some mess is a home without life.”

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered Challenge

We all seem to have that one thing we need to mail to someone or something that needs to be returned to a store from an online or catalog order.  We might even have it in the box and almost ready to go but we seem to have a problem closing the deal.  We procrastinate […]
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Supply Check

Oh that dreaded moment when you realize you have no more tissues in the house and three people are suffering from allergies.  That moment when you are in the bathroom yelling for someone, anyone to hear you and ask them for a roll of toilet paper only to find whoops, there is any and if […]
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Mail Call

There are many of us (*ahem* me *ahem*) that have a stack or two of mail still in their original envelopes sitting somewhere.  I mean that we have opened it, well most of it any way and have skimmed over and put it back into the envelope and tossed into the stack.  Usually these are […]
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“I didn’t mind basic training. It taught me that something that seems impossible at the start can be achieved.” ― Arnold Schwarzenegger

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What’s for Dinner Challenge?

Don't get attacked by the headache at 6:00 when you are standing in front of the freezer with a glazed look on your face trying to figure out what you can feed everyone tonight!! Don't reach for the phone to call for pizza or the keys to run through the drive thru! Plan now! Don't [...]

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The Pantry Prowl

It happens to all of us, we push, pile and stack food items in our cabinets or pantries and don't know that we actually have and then we buy more. Then a day comes along where we are positive we have a certain can of something and we dig through the pantry and when we [...]

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“Then I realized that our financial future was not going to be based on how much we earn, but on how much we spend (or don’t spend).” – Cindy

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Thirsty Cash?

Are you a person who enjoys sodas? How about lattes? Drive through coffee? Me, I am guilty of loving colas (not near as many as I used to). I used to think there was nothing like an ice cold cola on a hot day (or a rainy day, or a cold day, or any day [...]

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Vulnerable or Valuable Twenties?

The simple $20.00 bill. Do you have one or more currently sitting in your pocketbook? Is your $20.00 bill vulnerable or valuable? The reason our friend, the $20.00 bill, is so vulnerable is that he is so easy to spend. $20.00 doesn't seem like much. He isn't enough money to warrant driving to the bank [...]

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Cash Christmas

Send this one to a friend or family member... HO HO HO! If you have been a part of Cindy's Porch in the past, you know I am a huge fan of our yearly "Cash Christmas!" Can you imagine being able to make all your holiday purchases using "cash" – no credit cards? How wonderful [...]

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“Oh my goodness I had a ball. I had fun with my friend, laughing and being silly.” – Kelly

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Fun Challenge: It’s Time for Something GOOD!

Share good news with someone special, friends or at the dinner table. Ask others to share one good thing that happened today. It doesn't have to be some grand thing, just something good. Did you have a great lunch today? See a pretty bird flying? See new spring flowers? Nothing is too simple! Did you [...]

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Blow the Dust Off Those Crafting Supplies

I am notorious for this! See something cool and figure - YES - I'd love to make that. Before you know it, I have painting supplies, canvases, an easel, knitting supplies (what was I thinking? Knitting needles are lethal weapons in my hands! LOL), papers, glues, stickers, fancy scissors, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, styrofoam balls, albums, [...]

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