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Please excuse the mess!?

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Please excuse the mess!?

For the next few weeks, both this and my Empty Nest Ancestry site are undergoing some experimentation, the end result of which will be the theme and layout frequently changing. This is to optimize the layout of my sites for viewership. Once complete, I will be returning to my usual themes. I sure miss them, right […]

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Make your own effective laundry pre-treat spray for next to nothing.

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Make your own effective laundry pre-treat spray for next to nothing.

I’ve posted in the past about my trick of putting liquid hand soap on stains so they will come out in the wash. This is especially helpful when you don’t have ready access to a laundry as it keeps the stain from completely setting. Now this can be taken one step further to create a […]

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Breakfast Bake: Answering “What can I do with leftover fries?”

Breakfast Bake: Answering “What can I do with leftover fries?”

Some people may call me cheap, but my frugal nature sometimes causes me to be creative, and this Breakfast Bake, was the results of one such incident. We like to make oven fries – both store bought and homemade. Once in a while they are great for fast ‘oven cooked’ meals and sometimes I will […]

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Home decor: Optimize for relaxed productivity.

Home decor: Optimize for relaxed productivity.

When decorating your home, be sure to optimize for relaxed productivity if you work at home. I do a lot of my work from home. While this is great in many ways, there is one area where I have a lot of trouble: productivity. It is just so easy to lose track of time, or […]

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Impatience category for pets? Ours would win hands (um-m, paws?) down.

Impatience category for pets? Ours would win hands (um-m, paws?) down.

If there were an impatience category for pets, our impatient pets would win hands down. I recently went onto Facebook to see this recent post from Mark of Oliver losing patience with being ignored and laying his head on the power button, turning off Mark’s laptop. When I work on my Mac, I usually have the […]

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The crispiest baked breaded chicken.

The crispiest baked breaded chicken.

I like to make my own baked breaded chicken (as opposed to fried chicken) and I never realized before what a great trick I had discovered years and years ago. I have no idea if I thought it up on my own or read it somewhere… I can’t even remember how long I’ve actually been […]

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Fresh Tracks! Maybe I’ll See A Kid?

Fresh Tracks! Maybe I’ll See A Kid?

Well, our nest isn’t empty yet. It’s only half empty since my son still lives at home. You might wonder how I know anyone else lives here when I rarely see my son or my daughter for that matter? I can TRACK them! Yup! I know where they’ve been and when they’ve been there. It’s […]

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Simple yet practical kitchen island lighting tips.

Simple yet practical kitchen island lighting tips.

Installing lights over a kitchen island is a great way to add practical task lighting atop this usually busy table, the center of activities in the kitchen. The following five practical kitchen island lighting tips will ensure you get the best possible result for your efforts. Like any space, having various forms of lighting is […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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