Friday, June 20, 2014

Good morning all!
 
  I have decided to take charge today and stop putting off to tomorrow what I can do today.  I have gotten myself in a rut.  A BIG DEEP ONE!!  It's getting dark in here and I want out!  Today!  Just last night I was thinking.....of how many things I need to do, want to do, and just keep putting it off.  It's so easy to just plop on the couch and watch "a little" tv or do a little Pinterest browsing before you realize it's time to go to bed, and you still have a sink full of dishes, that now you must leave until tomorrow, when you are trying to rush out the door.

  Again last night while setting my alarm, I almost wedged myself deeper into my rut by thinking...."Tomorrow is Friday....I'll start getting up earlier on Monday."  I thought to myself....here I go again, putting things off.  When does it stop?  So, I decided Friday is a perfect day to get up earlier and write out a list of goals to be completed by next Friday.  Thought I might share it with you, and keep myself accountable. ;)

-Complete Flylady Daily Goals
-Get Caught up on coupon clipping/filing
-Make Menu plan for 1 week
-Plan grocery/drug store coupon shopping trips and complete
-Complete one craft project
-Write a minimum of 3 blog posts

  I figure I better make my list attainable and not get to over zealous, as I will be doing this while working a full time job, and homeschooling.  I can do this!  I can do this!  Anyone else want to do this?  It's always more fun to share goals/accomplishments and pat each other on the back! :)

  Now off to work on my list!  Wish me luck....

Happy Goal Achieving!
Jennifer

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thank you gift for under $1.50!!!

Hi all,

  Today I thought I would share with you a little Thank You gift I put together for the ladies at work.  I had nine people I wanted to thank, so I had to think of some ways to show them my appreciation while not breaking the bank.

  In comes Dollar Tree......I just love Dollar Tree!  Aisles and aisles of wares for just $1, I could spend hours in there.  Anyway, I found these really cute Chevron pattern tumblers, and since the ladies are always bringing in drinks to work I thought this could make a cute and practical gift.



  I took each tumbler and put in some matching Easter grass along with some packets of to go lemonade.  Then, I used my Cricut to cut out a couple of cute tags with matching card stock, but any tag would work just fine.  For a final touch I tied some curly ribbon around the straw.


I think they turned out super cute!!  

Price list:
Tumblers $1 each
Easter Grass $1 (distributed evenly)
Wyler to go lemonade packets $1/10pks 
Curly Ribbon a few cents (already had in my stockpile)
Cardstock for lables a few cents (already had in my stockpile from a previous clearance sale)

  Once divided all up these ended up costing under $1.50 per gift!!  The ladies at work loved them and use them regularly.  

  Be sure to check out this great link up where I shared this post!




Happy Gifting!
Jennifer

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Miracle No Scrub Shower Cleaner

Hi all!
  I have another cleaning tip to share with you today.  It's a great homemade shower cleaner.  I found it through a friend who heard about it from another friend...and so on....It's called the Miracle No Scrub Shower Cleaner.  This stuff is amazing!  Believe me when I say my shower was just disgusting, and long overdue for a thorough cleaning.  It was so bad, that I just couldn't even bring myself to take a before and after picture to show you.  Yeah, it was THAT embarrassing!

  Anyway, I sprayed the shower down, turned on the exhaust fan, closed the door and left it to do it's magic.  In the meantime, I did some other cleaning that needed doing, had a cheese puff break...mmmm....cheese puffs....shot and missed a few baskets with my husband and daughter (no one will ever accuse me of being an athlete!),  decided that I needed to vacuum our mattresses (I was really in a cleaning mood today), then went back in to see how this blue concoction did on my awful shower.  After a gently wipe down with cloth and water I was amazed!  The glass doors looked great and no more yucky gook!  By the way, if you have a shower door....when is the last time you took a cloth and wiped under the door?  You know where the plastic strip is that keeps the water from splashing underneath and onto your floor?  EEEEEWWWW!!!!  Go ahead....take a swipe under there....it is gross!  Now that I have found this little jewel of a cleaner, I just know that I will be more diligent in cleaning the shower thoroughly more often.  It's just too easy not to.  I will also make it easier on myself by trying the everyday shower spray that is posted toward the end of the blog post as well.

  After cleaning your shower treat yourself with some fun web surfing time and check out this great link up, where I shared my post. ;)



Happy Cleaning!
Jennifer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cleaning, crafting, cleaning, crafting...

Good Morning Everyone!

 I have no where I have to be today, and I plan to keep it that way.  I have a lot I want to do, and will begin as soon as I finish this post.  I slept in today....7:30....felt great!  I have had coffee, browsed the web and feeling refreshed and ready to go.  First off, I have to admit, I have fallen off the wagon.  Yep!    I jumped off my cleaning wagon and my house has suffered.  I've had it!  I'm drawing out my feather duster like a mighty sword, and I will slay this messy house like no one's business today!  I have just the tool to get me back on track with that.  Enter the Flylady to the rescue!  I did a series of my flylady journey you can read it here.  I intend to get back on that wagon like my mighty white horse and ride on to victory!

  After I'm done, I plan to jump off the wagon....er.....horse....er....fantasy land where feather dusters are swords and such.....and work on a sewing project, that I hope to be able to post about soon. ;)  Anyone want to join me in my journey to claiming my clean house back?  After you do, you can treat yourself to some fun time and check out this blog hop that I'm participating in today.....


Happy Cleaning!
Jennifer

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Great Homeschool Find!!

Hi all!

  We are now in our 8th year of homeschooling, and have never regretted a single second.  I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to do so.  We have tried different curriculums throughout the years, some we liked, some...not so much.  As my daughter grows older, her interests change as well as her learning style.  This year we are doing a much more independently directed schooling. She likes figuring things out for herself and being able to move on without having to wait for me to climb back down Mt. Fold Me (the mountain of clothes that I just can't seem the get folded up here lately). We have a plan of what she needs to accomplish each day, and she gets right on it first thing in the morning, because she like to have her afternoon/evenings free.  Throughout the day, if she is not understanding something or needs some extra direction myself or my husband are there to help her out.  At the end of the day we discuss many of the things she has read about, which in turn promotes more curiosity about a subject, which then turns to investigating deeper through internet or a trip to the library.

  I have an unbelievably wonderful website to share to all you homeschoolers, or those who are thinking about homeschooling.  I stumbled across the website completely by accident and have often wished I had found it sooner!  It's called Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool.  The woman who created this website is named Lee.  Her story is amazing, and has been led to offer all the homeschooling knowledge she has for free.  Yes, you heard right.....FREE!  She has compiled lessons upon lessons in all sorts of subjects in 180 day plans.  She has the daily lessons laid all out for you.  No preparing, searching, stressing over a plan.  She has graciously done all the work and has been led to share it. What a blessing to so many who want to homeschool, but can't because they don't think they can afford it.

  I have not been asked or paid to write about this website.  I just can't keep such a blessing quite, and had to share my find with you all.  Hope some of you are blessed by this site, as we certainly were!

Happy Homeschooling!
Jennifer

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