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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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Now that you’ve started wearing your spring clothes, you may be noticing that your wardrobe is out of balance for your lifestyle. You might have a closet full of dress clothes, while you spend most of your time at the park. I’ve noticed this with my own wardrobe, that I’ve got some clothes I’ve been wearing over and over, and some clothes that hardly ever get worn. Basically, I’m realizing that my spring wardrobe is a little out of balance. But, that’s ok. It’s still early in the season, so we’ve got time to take a look at our closets and make some adjustments to keep us going all summer with lots of options for our busy lives.

Balanced Wardrobe

Before we spend another dime on shopping, it would be a good idea to stop and make a plan. That’s what we’re going to work on here. I’ve got seven steps to analyze our lifestyles and wardrobes to make sure they’re in balance.

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Today, I’m giving you my step-by-step routine for my weekly bathroom cleaning. Even though you might already know how to clean your bathroom, this will be a quick refresher course to inspire and motivate you.Who really likes to clean a bathroom? We need all the motivation we can get, right? This is a basic guide for how to clean your bathroom as quickly as possible, so you can get it done, checked off your list, and move on with your day.

 

Weekly Bathroom Cleaning

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I love Sunday, don’t you? From church to dinner to a relaxing afternoon, it’s sometimes the only chance we get to just take a real break from all the week’s busyness. It’s the one day that most of us get to have a day of rest. Spending time with family on Sundays is how I prefer spending my weekend. But, what about those Sundays, when you find yourself sitting on the couch flipping through TV channels? It gets a little boring. And I can’t help but think about all the productive ways I could be using my time. 

 

Productive Sunday Routines

 

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Today, I’m giving you my step-by-step routine for my weekly kitchen cleaning.  Some of you probably already know how to clean your kitchen, but there may be some of you who would like a refresher course, or a routine to get this done faster and move on to other things. Either way, I hope my kitchen cleaning system will motivate and inspire you. Most of us spend a lot of time with our families in the kitchen, so it’s worth it to devote a little time each week to make this a clean and pleasant space.

Weekly Kitchen Cleaning 101

 

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Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to start some new healthy habits. The weather is warmer, our clothes are lighter, and there’s lots of outside activities and social events. It’s time to get motivated! We all want to look better, but even more than that, we want to feel healthier and have more energy to enjoy all the fun plans for this spring and summer.

Healthy Living Tips

Today, I’m sharing with you my plans for trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Keep in mind that I am not a dietician or nutritionist. These are just some improvements I’m trying to make for me and my hubby. Feel free to try these for yourself and your family, but make adjustments for your own individual health needs.

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If you’re always feeling rushed, stressed, and overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Balancing our time and, actually, our lives, is a tricky, complicated task. Even though I love to write about it and give tips, I also struggle with it. Who doesn’t? Well, recently, after feeling overwhelmed with trying to get several projects completed, I decided to take a little time and try something new, something I used to do and forgot about in the last few years. Today, I’m going to share with you what I’ve been doing that has really changed my perspective on things. Maybe this would work for you too.

How To Get More Done With Less Stress

 

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Now that it’s officially spring, I’m getting vacation fever. What about you? With the warmer weather and tax refunds in the mail, now is the perfect time to finalize our plans for a great summer trip!  Well, today, I’ve got a checklist to help you through the process of planning, preparing, and even packing for an awesome summer vacation. By simplifying the process, you can be ready to go relax and make the most of your summer.

Summer Vacation Planning Checklist

 

This checklist will get you started on your vacation planning and preparations. Use this as a starting point and add other things to the list that fit your individual situation, such as family size, pets, and your destination. And remember, the sooner you start planning, the better!

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