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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. Dust the televisions in your house, front and back.
2. Wipe down two shelves in your refrigerator.
3. Toss expired condiments
4. Put away or toss clutter on the dresser in your bedroom.
5. Check the dryer for a forgotten load that didn’t get put away.

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

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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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Kitchen Paper Challenge

Place a trash can or recycle can in the middle of the kitchen, take 5 minutes and start grabbing any paper clutter trash that needs to be tossed! The junk mail, catalogs, magazines, the grocery store and department store ads we always mean to look at and my personal favorite the fast food/delivery menus just pile up! Tear […]
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Find Your “Go To Drop Off” Place

When you are working on getting rid of clutter, it is great when you can throw something away and feel good about it but then you have that stuff that is still good and useful, what are you going to do with those things.  You no longer need it or use it but you also […]
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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Agatha Christie

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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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