Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

Valentine's Party Ideas

The perfect formula for a fun party: Craft + Games + Food= Fun!

Most school parties are so short you really only need one craft and a few games.  I usually like to do the craft first, then games. If you’ve got more than one game break the kids into groups and rotate. While the kids are up playing games, have a parent set the table and start passing out snacks.  Then it’s back to the table for food. Clean-up and you’re done.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to ask parents to help!  They’re there for the party, get them involved.  Most are willing but just don’t know what to do.  A quick, do you mind passing out the napkins or monitor this game station, is usually all it takes to get some help and save your sanity.

Here are a few ideas for your next Valentine’s Day School Party. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Party Ideas”

10 Minute Trainer Review

10 Minute Trainer Review

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a workout enthusiast. I just want to get it done and move on with my day. After seeing the infomercials for Tony Horton’s 10-Minute Trainer it looked like something that would be a great fit for me. Continue reading “10 Minute Trainer Review”

Getting Financially Fit

About 9 years ago while driving home from work I happened to stumble upon a radio program that caught my interest. A young girl had called in with a problem and I listened as the radio host patiently and practically walked her through the problem and led her to an answer that seemed pretty basic and simple. He called her out on any excuses she tried to come up with for not achieving the solution to her problem and reaching her end goal. That was the first time I heard of The Dave Ramsey Show and the man who has been at the top, down to the bottom and right back up again. After listening for a while I bought his book “The Total Money Makeover”.

Total Money Makeover

 

Being a systematic person I love following a program. Reading his book and listening to the debt free screams on the radio got me really excited. Continue reading “Getting Financially Fit”

Easy Home File Organization

Today we continue our January series “Working it in 2015”. This week we’re tackling how to organize all those bills, receipts, manuals, etc. that are taking up space in your home. There are a number of articles out there that tell you how long you should keep certain tax receipts, bank statements, etc. Frankly, it’s a bit confusing and hard to keep up with. Instead I’ve created a file system that allows you to not worry about each individual thing. Continue reading “Easy Home File Organization”

Menu Planning in 3 Easy Steps!

Today I’m sharing how I tackle weekly menu planning and “on the diet” menu planning. What is “on the diet” menu planning you ask. Whenever my husband and I are doing one of our work-out programs T25, Insanity, P90X etc. he always wants to make sure that whatever we’re eating is “ on the diet”. To be honest I get so tired of him asking, “Is this on the diet?”. The first time through a program it’s pretty easy to just follow the meal plan how it’s laid out. But we repeat programs so sometimes I like to mix it up a little. Continue reading “Menu Planning in 3 Easy Steps!”