Author Archives: Carol Dorrough

First, I do NOT believe in Time Management. hahahah  I have read several books and participated in seminars and conferences to be able to find tools that would satisfy my need to do it all. I have concluded that you can’t manage time. Time is not ours to manage. It is a gift and as…

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If you want a From-Scratch Thanksgiving, start early by selecting the recipes you want to make and put together a master shopping list. If you don’t want to buy it all at once, look for better deals and buy the nonperishables first. If family is coming, don’t be shy and share the load. We all…

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We started a new tradition last year for Thanksgiving. We were working a lot, super tired, and thanks to the end of the year bonus, we were able to do something nice for ourselves – so we decided to life-hack Thanksgiving and make things easy. First, housecleaning. We found a reliable and budget-friendly company and…

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Living In Your Strengths

Live in your strengths… I have recently changed jobs. It sounds very exciting (and it is!) but also very scary. I am not very fond of being stuck in comfort zones. I am always looking for the next thing, the next project, the next deadline, so it just made sense, but the butterfly sensation in…

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We decided to live on a budget a long time ago and that is a huge commitment. It demands a lot of self- control that just flies through the window when it comes to school supplies! I mean, who didn’t get excited about that super large colored pencil box? I did! The smell of the…

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Carol’s Spring Cleaning List

Yes, I am excited about cleaning and decluttering! Below I have listed some activities that may help you start this task. Set your favorite playlist and let’s get this party started! Your closet: Get rid of whatever clothing you did not wear this winter. Seriously. Sock and underwear drawer: Sort them.  Anything unmatched, with holes or…

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How are you today, really? Have you noticed we are so busy that we barely stop to talk to each other? It seems to be always something else going on or someone’s need is in front of ours… I noticed that at the hotel, when I asked a guest how she was doing, but didn’t…

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Our Debt Free Journey

Four years ago my husband and I decided to change our relationship with money. We were living from paycheck to paycheck, overstressed and resenting each other every time a single purchase was made. Money makes people funny, or so the saying goes, and it’s true. And in a marriage, differences with money handling may lead…

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Decluttering With Kids

This year, as every year, we clean the house thoroughly for Christmas. So, I had the idea of doing a “hope purse” project with my friends in church. As you go over your closet, you choose one of your many purses that you don’t use anymore, fill it with some chocolate, that makeup you bought…

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