Free Printable Yearly Cleaning Schedule

Free Printable Yearly Cleaning Schedule

 

It’s a new year ya’ll! Has everyone recovered from the holidays yet? I haven’t quite yet since I have 5 birthdays to prepare for this month. (yes really). But I am determined to get my butt in gear and try to be more organized this year. I will admit that I am not the best housekeeper you have ever seen, but hey I do it all myself so I gotta get some credit for that right!? In an effort to keep a cleaner house this year I came up with this Free printable yearly cleaning schedule so I could keep myself organized and not seem overwhelmed when it comes to what needed to be done. I figured I wasn’t the only one that needed some help, so I wanted to share my yearly cleaning schedule with you guys!  [Read more…]

Easy Tips To Get Organized For The New Year

Easy Tips To Get Organized For The New Year

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Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015! Can you guys believe that a brand new year is upon us? It seems like 2014 flew by! As I sit in my office (hm, my Livingroom) I look around and suddenly get inspiration for my 2015 goal. You might have already guessed it considering the title of this article right? I need to get organized like no one’s business! One of my favorite ways to stay motivated to see a goal through is to right them down and share them with others in hopes of keeping myself on track and helping anyone else that might want to join me. So with that in mind let’s check out some of the best easy tips to get organized in the New Year that I have found!  [Read more…]

Homemade Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

Homemade Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

Homemade Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

Homemade Christmas gift baskets have always been a favorite Christmas gift of mine whether I am on the giving or the receiving end of the gift. What I really love about homemade Christmas gift baskets is the thought that goes along with them. You aren’t just buying anything, wrapping it and dropping it under the tree. You are putting real consideration into it and thinking of things that make the recipient happy, things that fit their personality or their hobbies. Then once you have your idea you can pack that gift basket full of goodies! If you need some help coming up with homemade Christmas gift basket ideas for someone on your gift list then I have some tips for you. [Read more…]

10 DIY Ornaments to make for your Christmas Tree

10 DIY Ornaments to make for your Christmas Tree

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Christmas time is here, can you guys believe it!? I am getting out all of my decorations on Friday and plan on spending the day putting the up while sipping on hot chocolate and jamming out to some Christmas songs. My favorite part of decorating for Christmas and putting up the tree! Every year my family and I make a new ornament for our tree so we can remember that particular year. It’s one of my daughters favorite traditions so we usually let her pick out the ornament we are going to make each year. So with that in mind I thought I would share with you some of the best DIY ornaments that we found from across the web while searching for the perfect ornament for our family. Perhaps your family perfect DIY ornament is right here on this list! Lets check them out: [Read more…]

The Best Christmas Tea ever!

Christmas Tea Recipe

Everyone knows that Southern food just can’t be matched…and drinks are no exception.  I had this
Christmas tea a few years ago, at our small-town bank during a Holiday party, and I was willing to do anything for the recipe. It’s that good. Turns out, it’s from a hometown cookbook that’s just about as old as the town itself. So, if you’re  looking for an autumn tea or Christmas tea recipe, you’ve found it. Look no further. Close all those other recipes you’ve got open, cause this is the one you want to go with.

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Christmas Tea Recipe Ingredients:

2 Cinnamon sticks
2 TBSP WHOLE cloves
3 Cups sugar (Haven’t made it with Splenda, but I’m sure you could!)
1 qt. boiling water
1 qt. strong tea (REALLY REALLY STRONG)
Juice of 3 lemons (Or lemon juice)
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
3 quarts boiling water (You can sub some of this for apple cider!)

Directions:

Bring 1 qt water (or cider) to a boil, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and sugar.  Boil for 5 minutes, then strain out spices.   Add tea and remaining ingredients.  Serve hot or cold!
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After making this a few times, it’s always best the next day. It’s great fresh, of course, but it’s even better after sitting overnight in the fridge. You can drink this hot or cold. The cinnamon and cloves mesh so well with the tea flavor — and the citrus notes are just the perfect finish. I promise you, if you make this, you will be asked for this Christmas tea recipe, if not crowned the king or queen of the party!

Apple Bread

 

Enjoy with this easy caramel Apple monkey bread or while you are making cookies.

Easy sugar cookies recipe

While I am drinking my Christmas tea. I am working on my under $5 gift idea

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 What will you do while drinking your Christmas tea?

Free Father’s Day Printable For Kids: Who is Your Super Hero?

Free Father’s Day Printable For Kids

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Father’s Day is for our Super Heroes

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of new ways to show my husband how much he is appreciated and how awesome a father he is to our little girl.  Our daughter is absolutely a Daddy’s Girl.  Since my husband works nights, he isn’t always available to do the same things nine-to-five working dads do with their children.  That’s one of the reasons why when he’s home and not sleeping, our daughter doesn’t leave his side.  This quality father/daughter bonding time is so important for our daughter.  The time she spends with her Daddy is something my husband and I value and cherish.  Taking advantage of these specials moments is something we believe to be a top priority for our family.

Our daughter calls her Daddy her Super Hero and always gets him a super hero themed gift for Father’s Day.  This year I decided to make a super fun printable.  This special printable for kids is super hero themed to go along with his present this year.  If you have a Super Hero for a Dad in your family, be sure to let him know how much he is appreciated.

Every father that works hard and loves his family should feel like a super hero.  It is our job to make sure that happens.  This is why I wanted to share this Free Father’s Day Printable with you.  Your kids can fill it out and share it with their Dad.  Enjoy!

Click on the photo below to enlarge and print your Free Father’s Day Printable For Kids:

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Free Disney Bucks Printable

Free Disney Bucks Printable

Free Disney Bucks Printable

Alright where are my fellow Disney lovers!? We just found out that this coming October my family will be traveling to Disney World for 8 days. I am beyond excited, and my daughter is even more excited than me. This will be my 2nd trip with my daughter, and to be able to go during Halloween which is my favorite holiday is super exciting. And as we are finding out, super expensive!

I wanted to think of a way to set a budget for my daughter and to help her earn her own money to spend while we are there. I am not a fan of a free for all during vacations, so I make sure my daughter knows how much it costs to go, and how hard we work to go. So she loves being able to “work” for her own spending money, and it helps us from overspending as well. That’s why we came up with Disney Bucks!  [Read more…]

7 Reasons To Visit Disney World In The Fall

7 Reasons To Visit Disney World In The Fall

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You guys, I just returned from the most magical, amazing, perfect, and wonderful vacation my family and I have EVER been on! Now, we have been to Disney World a few times before, but never during the fall. Now I’m not sure if we could ever go back during any other time! (Ok well…maybe Christmas time next..lol). It was SO different than the last time we went which happened to be during Memorial Day weekend. Which, never again by the way. We are lucky that we live in an area that gets a week ling fall break so that we were able to go. For anyone that is considering going to Disney World in the Fall I have 7 reasons why you are making a great decisions. And if you have never considered going to Disney World in the fall keep reading to find out why you should! [Read more…]

Super Wubble Ball Is The Strongest Yet!

Super Wubble Ball Is The Strongest Yet!

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by the Super Wubble Ball, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own 🙂

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I know it’s only the first day of fall but I am already thinking about Christmas time. I am a bit of a planner so I think of gifts months in advance. So when I was given the chance to try out the new Super Wubble Ball I was stoked to check it out and see if it would be a good gift for the kids in my family. We have had other Wubble Balls in the past that were a lot of fun, but we lost them thanks to some sharp sticks in the back yard. We were ready to give these brand new stronger Super Wubble Balls a chance.  [Read more…]

Treat Yourself With Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons

Treat Yourself With Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine

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School is back in session! I don’t know about you, but it’s been a stressful time for me. We have recently bought a new house and moved into a new school zone. Which for me means that I have driven my daughter to school and back (which is 40 minutes, 4 times a day) for the last 3 weeks. We move into our new home in a few days, and when we do our drive cuts down to 7 minutes, so a big improvement! My daughter has also made the school play this year so we are busy bees! And there is only one thing to do when you have been running around like a crazy person for 3 weeks, and what is that? A spa day of course! Sometimes you have to slow down and take a few hours to treat yourself because you deserve it!  [Read more…]