It’s that fun time of year again. It’s time to get your kid’s costumes ready, buy some treats, and make some memories. Today I’ve got some tips for keeping your kids safe this halloween, whether you’re trick-or-treating with your kids or just staying home, passing out candy.
First of all, remember we want our kids to have fun on halloween, but there are lots of activities you could do with your kids besides trick-or-treating. Feel free to try something new this year instead, such as having a Halloween party for your kids and their friends. That gives you more control over the evening, especially if it’s at your house. But if your kids really want to go trick-or-treating (I would too), here are some tips for a fun, safe, night.
Today I’m sharing with you a plan for how to feed your family and stick to your budget. We plan our monthly budget and everything goes great, but then one day you need to go to the grocery for just a couple things. You get there and remember five more things you need. Then you get to the checkout and you owe around $50 (or more). Well, that messes up the whole budget, doesn’t it? So, how can we save money on food?
I have to confess that I struggle with this all the time. It’s really difficult for me to keep our grocery spending under control. So, I decided to make a better plan for staying on budget in the food category. I’m going to share with you today my new plan/experiment for feeding my family on a budget. I hope you’ll give it a try, too, and let me know how it works for you.
Today, I’m going to give you a simple, effective plan for choosing and using skincare. There are so many different products on the market that it can get really confusing. Skincare has always been an interesting subject to me, and I’ve always tried to make it a priority to take good care of my skin.
I’ve come up with a plan for a simple, effective way to choose skincare products, and an easy routine for making it a normal part of our daily routine. Let’s take it step-by-step and be on our way to great skin.
Fall is here and that means it’s time to bundle up, get outside, and do some home maintenance. Today I’ve got a helpful step by step checklist to get you started on some important projects that need to be done outside your home in the fall. Also, check out my previous checklist for fall interior maintenance.
Today’s checklist is lengthy, so don’t expect to get it all done in one day or even one weekend. It will probably take a few weeks to get it all done. Some things will require professional inspections and repairs, so be sure to call before the busy cold weather months.
Start with the things that you need to work on the most and get to the rest of it as soon as you can, hopefully before the holidays. You might want to get your hubby to help. Are you ready? Grab some sweaters and let’s go outside!
Now that it’s officially fall, it’s time to do some cleaning, organizing, and maintenance in our house, especially before the holidays get here. Today, I’ve got an organized checklist to help you get through it, step by step. Today, we’re just focusing on the inside of our homes, and next time I’ll have another checklist for the outside of your home. So, put on some comfy clothes, a little music, and let’s get started on our fall maintenance checklist!
Welcome back to part 3 of my Fall and Winter Wardrobe Planning Series. Part 1 covered How To Organize Fall And Winter Wardrobes and Part 2 covered How To Plan Your Fall And Winter Wardrobes. Now we’re ready to start the shopping. Don’t feel like you have to do this right away. First, start wearing what you already have in your closet and then, as your budget allows, start going through your list and gradually adding to your wardrobe.
You might be tempted to hit the stores and just buy whatever looks good on the rack. That’s how we end up with items that don’t go together or go with anything else in our closet. I’ve done that too, only leading to a “what was I thinking?” moment when getting it home. That’s a frustrating waste of time and money. I’ve finally learned how important it is to shop with a plan. It takes a little time to plan, but saves a ton of time when hitting the stores. Ready to start your shopping plan for your new ideal fall wardrobe? Let’s get started!
Welcome back to my series on planning and organizing fall and winter wardrobes. In my last post, How To Organize Fall And Winter Wardrobes, I explained a simple system for cleaning out and organizing the clothes in your fall wardrobe. Now, comes the fun part. We’re going to plan out our ideal wardrobe, that will work for our real lifestyle, and make dressing well every day very simple. After putting in the initial time to get this system set up, the regular maintenance will really be easy. It’s really just a 5 step process. We’ll take it a step at a time. Let’s get started!
Now that it’s officially fall, it’s time to start planning and organizing our fall/winter wardrobes. We’re all busy people. Like everything else in our life, we need a simple system that helps us get dressed and look great every day with minimal time and effort.
Today is the first of a series on planning our fall/winter wardrobes. Today, we’ll be cleaning out and organizing our closets. Then comes the fun part! We’ll plan an ideal wardrobe for this season that actually works for our lifestyle. After that, we’ll write a shopping plan. At the end, we’ll have a wardrobe that is practical, organized, and functional. We’ll have a wardrobe system that helps us to put together great outfits every day, for any occasion! So, let’s get started!
In a previous post, Menu Planning And Grocery Shopping, I explained how I plan a month of menus based on my family’s favorite dinners. That system has been a HUGE time saver for me. It works! As time goes on, however, your family’s circumstances might change and your month of menus will need to be updated. I recommend that you do that at least once a year. I like to do this in September and January.
I decided it was time to update my family’s month of menus. Why? My husband and I are getting older, of course, and my adult kids are trying to eat healthier. So, the health of our families really depends on the food we buy and the meals we cook. It’s up to us to make dinners that are healthy. So, today, I revised our month of menus with more emphasis on the healthiness of them. I still need easy, inexpensive dinners, but I’d like to make sure they’re as healthy as possible.
I’m going to walk you through my method of planning a month of menus and planning healthier meals. Of course, we all have different health needs, so plan your meals according to your own health needs. I am not a dietician or health expert. This is just to help you to go through the process of planning easy, inexpensive, and healthy meals.