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Now that summer is winding down, kids are going back to school, and our summer plans are almost over, you may be thinking about how to get back to fall goals and routines. Most of us have been so busy, we just live each day spontaneously, doing the best we can. That’s a lot of fun but, if you love a little more structure to your days, now is the perfect time to slow down and get back to fall goals and routines.

How To Get Back To Fall Goals And Routines


Most people do resolutions on January 1, but I actually like to do this in August or September. I love fall, and after a busy summer, it feels like the perfect time to get organized and make plans and goals. If you start new goals and routines in the fall, they’ll become a normal part of your life before the busy holiday season. If you have kids in school, it’s a new start for them and can also be a new start for you. 

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This week as I was out shopping for a few more things for summer, I realized we’re already at the end of the summer season. They were already putting out the fall clothes. The good news, though, is that the summer clothes are now on clearance. That makes this time of year the perfect time for shopping summer clearance sales and finding amazing bargains.  

Tips For Shopping Summer Clearance Sales

Today, I’ve got tips for shopping summer clearance sales. With these tips, you should be able to buy a few new pieces to rev up your summer wardrobe and get a head start on next summer. Before you head out to the stores, I recommend that you start with a plan. Here’s how I plan my summer clearance shopping. 

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Today, I want to share tips for how to organize your busy summer schedule. Most of us struggle to stay organized or follow any kind of routine in the summer. That’s just how summers usually go. And that’s a good thing. That probably just means your having a great summer. Even though your weekly and daily schedule are far from typical compared to the rest of the year, it’s still possible to put together a weekly plan to live your fun eventful life and still get essential tasks done.


How To Organize Your Busy Summer Schedule


If you’ve read much of my blog, you know I’m very routine-oriented.  I just like having a daily and weekly routine to get things done. I usually plan my week with a specific day for each task such as cleaning day, errand day, etc.

At the beginning of June, as I was looking at my calendar for the summer, I realized this summer is unusually busy. I was wondering how to get through it, enjoy it, and still get important things done.  I knew if I tried to follow a schedule that works the rest of the year, I wouldn’t get everything done and it would just be very frustrating.

Just for the summer, I decided to change my typical schedule and routines to a more flexible schedule. Instead of trying to follow a typical, ideal weekly routine, I’m planning my week by prioritizing. Today, I’m going to share with you how I’m doing that. Hopefully, it will help you to re-think how you approach your time in these busy summer months and how to organize your busy summer schedule.

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Do you have summer birthdays coming up in your family? I’ve got several summer birthdays in my family. Since I’m now planning a couple birthday celebrations, I thought I’d share with you my birthday party planning checklist. This checklist will work for kids as well as for adults. For a smaller get together, just cut back on the food and decorations.

Birthday Party Planning Checklist

When I think about summer, I think about birthday parties. Maybe it’s because we have several family birthdays in the summer or maybe because it brings back memories of being a kid and going to birthday parties. Whatever the reason, birthdays are just plain ol’ fun! I love everything about them, from the cake, to the games, to the presents, and more cake!

I hope you’ll find this checklist helpful for planning your next fun birthday party. You can adapt it to make your party as simple or as elaborate as you want. Whatever you do, make it fun!

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Are you getting ready to go on vacation and need an easy vacation morning beauty routine? I have to admit, I am very high maintenance when it comes to my morning routine. I only feel put together if I’ve got a full face of makeup and every hair in place. That’s a bit of a dilemma for someone like me who loves a simple organized life. Well, I’ve been trying to get better at finding an easy vacation morning beauty routine so that my summer fun won’t be delayed by my primping time.

Easy Vacation Morning Beauty Routine


Through the years, I have come up with some morning time savers that have helped me and that’s what I want to share with you. These are easy tips and tricks that have helped me to simplify my morning routine so I can get ready quickly and get out and about and enjoy my summer fun. I hope you’ll be inspired to give some of these a try and simplify your beauty routine on your next trip.

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Now that we’re in the summer months, it’s time to take a look at our closets, do some reorganizing, and plan our summer wardrobes. If you already cleaned out your closet and organized your wardrobe at the beginning of summer, you might not think you need to do this again till fall. Well, I have found that the wardrobe essentials that I needed for spring are very different from what I need for summer. So, what I do is a major wardrobe project at the beginning of spring, but then I go back in June and do a quick update.

Summer Wardrobe

Today, I’m going to share with you how I did a summer wardrobe update. It’s really very simple and easy and, unlike the spring wardrobe project, this can be done in about an hour or less. At the end, you’ll have the perfect summer capsule wardrobe for you and your lifestyle. First, you might want to read up on how I planned out my spring wardrobe, and then we’ll move on from there.

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Now that it’s almost June, you might be getting ready for a fun summer vacation. Whether it’s a short weekend getaway or a longer vacation, you’ll enjoy it more if you’re feeling healthy and fit before you leave. Today, I’ve got tips for how to start healthy summer lifestyle habits.

Healthy Summer Lifestyle Habits

If you had a few too many helpings at your Memorial Day picnic, don’t despair! Start June 1st as your kickoff for starting some healthy habits to make the most of your vacation. Even if you plan on staying home this year, use these ideas for just feeling good and enjoying your summer! 

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Are you ready for summer?  We’re just a few days away from the official beginning of summer fun! If you’re like me, you have big dreams of making memories with your family that you’ll remember for years. Well, summer goes really, really fast, and if you don’t make specific plans, you’ll get to September wishing you had done more. So, today, I’ve got a countdown to summer checklist to help you plan and prepare for your summer and make it the best it can possibly be. 

Countdown To Summer Checklist 

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If you’re getting ready for your summer vacation, you know that it’s a BIG expense, but one that’s definitely worth it for your family. Trying to find enough money in your budget, though, is a reality to making it happen. Since your family is probably getting super excited to go, why not use that anticipation to motivate everyone to pitch in and find ways to finance your trip? Today, I’ve got tips for saving money for your upcoming summer vacation.

How To Save For Summer Family Vacation

Whether you’ve already saved up for your vacation, or would like to have a little more spending money, I’ve got tips for earning and saving more, so you and your family can go have a great week of fun, without facing credit card bills when you return.

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Mother’s Day is a time that we set aside to celebrate and honor our mothers. As I was shopping for her gifts the other day, I started thinking how these gifts pale in comparison to the gifts she gave me. I’m not just talking about all the material things, although that had to add up to a huge amount. But I’m talking about the life lessons she taught me. I’m talking about character here. These are life lessons she has taught me and she still reminds me by the way she lives her life. People often say I look like her and I love that. But I also hope I have the character she has always shown me.

Life lessons

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