Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Feel Rich When...

There are often times I feel 'rich' and these are some of the things that make me feel this way.

  • When all the laundry is folded and put away on the same day as washing
  • Cooking a double batch of food, one for the week and one for the freezer
  • When the fridge is full of cut fresh fruit and veggies
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Wearing brand new socks
  • When the bathroom is fully stocked (full lotions, soaps, TP, etc...)
  • Everything has a place and is in it
  • When coupons have cut the bill by half
Anyone else feel rich?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Things I Always Forget to Do

There are somethings that are annoying when not done, but once I leave the room I never seem to remember to do them....

  • Put RainX on windshield
  • Defrost meat for dinner
  • Recharge toothbrush
  • Change light in spare room
  • Put washer fluid in car
How about you, are there things that fall right out of your brain?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Homemade Items I'm not so sure about...

So far there have been a few things that I've made homemade that I'm not so sure about.

  • Baking Soda 'Shampoo'
  • Chap stick
  • Dishwasher soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Eye Cream
  • Tomato Soup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Have you tried something homemade that didn't turn out well?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Memories

I thought I'd look back and list some of my Thanksgiving Memories.

  • Eating spinach at Granny's - almost couldn't get it down
  • Walking on a beach  - watching surfers
  • Aunt spilling a whole pumpkin pie in the oven
  • Pecan Pie - Papa Al eating it by himself, making it for the first time by myself
  • Crowded around the table at our house on Dennie Court
  • Mom making a list of what we had at the meal
  • Visiting my in-laws finding out they don't always have turkey!
  • Watching football
  • Playing video games and eating turkey dinner for 3 days straight (yes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!)
  • Eating dinner at Spanish Moss

What are some of your memories for this wonderful holiday?

Monday, November 21, 2011

What I'm Thankful For

With Thanksgiving approaching it is only appropriate to list a few things I am thankful for!

  1. Jesus Christ - my Savior
  2. Family - so blessed by all the loved ones in my life
  3. Friends - there friendships are so precious to me
  4. My Home - Such a happy place to be
  5. Freedom - it is not free and I am grateful to everyone to helps protect it

Okay those were the big things, but here are some smaller things that make everyday wonderful!

  1. My Daughter's laugh - nothing much better on this earth
  2. Kissing my husband every morning and every night - we have done this for 8 years
  3. Seeing my parents several times a month - easy to say goodbye when I know I'll get to see you again soon
  4. Chocolate - dark 70% or more so good 
  5. Survivor - I just love watching people who are forced to co-exist
  6. Discovering a new author - Charliane Harris is my new favorite

What are you thankful for this year?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Homemade Items I LOVE

I have been on a homemade kick and these are the items I love so much I will never go back to store bought!

  • Lotions (hand salve, and body lotion)
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Deodorant
  • Vinegar as a laundry softener
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Shower Cleaner
  • Granola Bars
  • Kettle Corn
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Beef Veggie Soup

Are there things you make homemade that are better than anything you could get at the store?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Travel List

When I travel I need a list to help me pack for the trip.  Here are the Categories I use in my travel list:

  • Personal
  • Toiletries
  • Components
  • Garments
  • Food
  • Kids
  • Medical
  • Other
Here is the document that I use.
    If you have other categories I'd love to hear from you.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    In the Fall get your Home ready for Winter Projects

    In the Fall I like to get my home ready for winter by doing the following:

    • Stock up Freezer:
      • Soups
      • Casseroles
      • Fall Veggies
      • Cookies
      • Potatoes

    • Organize Closets
      • Put away summer items
      • Get out coats and boots

    • Deep Clean
      • New Filter on Furnace
      • Wash blankets and comforters
      • Scrub Fridge

    What do you do every year to get ready for the colder months?

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    Monday, November 14, 2011

    Fall Morning Joys

    Fall morning joys:

    • Morning sun on crimson red leaves of Japanese maple tree
    • Smell of coffee delivered to me by my favorite barista, Karl, with frothy milk!
    • Steamy hot shower
    • Listening to talk radio while I curl my hair
    • Creamy taste of blueberry banana smoothie with some crunchy sliced almonds for breakfast
    • Smell of my favorite Bath & Body lotion, Japanese Cherry Blossom
    • Looking for my warm winter coat on the first 32 degree morning

    What are your favorite fall morning joys?

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    Fall House Projects

    Fall Outdoor Cleaning List!

    • Power wash the house
    • Clean the gutters
    • Check Roof
    • Trim Shrubs and Trees
    • Rake leaves
    • Touch up on outside Paint
    • Wash Windows
    • Drain Hot Water Heater
    • Organize Garage (swap summer items for winter)

    What projects do you get done before the winter comes?

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    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Things I'd like to do in the Fall but never get around to doing.

    There are always a few things that I never get around to doing in the Fall, even though I'd love to do them.

    • Apple Picking
    • Going to a Pumpkin Patch
    • Long Walks when the leaves are at peak
    • Reread all the Harry Potters
    • Take Family Pictures

    Is there anything you would like to do during the Fall, but never seem to have time to do?

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    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    What I like to do on a cool rainy Fall day.

    Cool rainy days in the Fall are great for:

    1. Drinking hot tea
    2. Reading a good book
    3. Snuggling under a blanket
    4. Watching out the window
    5. Drawing
    6. Writing notes to reconnect with friends
    7. Watching a movie
    8. Baking cookies
    9. Yoga
    10. Listen to music
    What do you like to do on rainy days?

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    Monday, November 7, 2011

    Happiness is a list

    Happiness is making a list because:

    • I can stay focused
    • I get a kick out of crossing off an item!
    • I have a place to corral ideas that I keep generating
    • Once it is written down, I don't have to keep remembering
    • I feel organized
    • A list brings order to my planning
    • I can make sure I am doing the most important thing - i.e. prioritize

    List of Reasons Why I List

    Here are a few reasons I love to write lists.

    • Written purpose has power
    • Set goals - so I can attain them
    • Organize my thoughts
    • A To Do list is manageable
    • Crossing it out gives me a sense of accomplishment
    • Collection of items (books to read, places to visit, presents to give, etc...)
    • If I write it down, later I can see how far I've come
    • Lists provide clear structure

    What are some of your reasons?  I love to hear yours.