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Where I’ve Been in 2017

If you haven’t noticed…I’ve been somewhat absent in my writing through 2017. Honestly…with my full-time 4-day-on/4-day-off schedule this year has been a little journey for me…I have been finding it difficult to figure out a routine for myself. My days on & off shift by a day every week so it can sometimes be difficult to… Continue reading Where I’ve Been in 2017

Encouragement · Financial Advice · In Life · Motivation · Organizing

The 7-Day No _________ Challenge

I have a problem…I love TV. I love crime shows…you name the crime show, I probably have watched it or watch it regularly. I used to watch just about all of them on CBS but decided I had to cut back. Even after cutting back, I still had Netflix shows I watched & my regular… Continue reading The 7-Day No _________ Challenge

In Life · Motivation · Organizing · Tip-ical Tuesday

Simple Ideas to Help You Deep-Clean Your Home

Foreword: I promise, I didn’t forget about my blog…it’s just been CCRRAAZZY up in here. Between the school year coming to an end, helping with graduation, cleaning out my classroom, renovations on our home, and prepping for a huge yard sale, I got lost in life…and, I’m not going to lie, I got tunnel-vision on… Continue reading Simple Ideas to Help You Deep-Clean Your Home

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Budgeting Basics (Part 1): Creating a Basic Budget

My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years now. We were basically babies when we first got married. I was still in college, David was just starting our ballroom dance business out, and we were both working part-time, minimum-wage jobs in-between everything else. We had very little “real-life” experience and we were… Continue reading Budgeting Basics (Part 1): Creating a Basic Budget

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7 Things to Do at Night to Increase Productivity During the Day

This is a hectic time of year…especially if you’re a teacher like me, or you have kids in school…you know it’s crazy: there are exams, and grades, and planning vacation, and what to wear tomorrow, and soccer practice, and dance recitals, and crazy. crazy. crazy. This is (and Thanksgiving/Christmas) the time of year a lot… Continue reading 7 Things to Do at Night to Increase Productivity During the Day

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10 Tips to Gardening on a Budget

Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies and often is a form of de-stressing “therapy” for me. The downside? Around this time of year it can be very expensive…so, for someone on a strict budget, how can you manage you hobby without burying your budget? There are All Sorts of Ways: 1.Plan your garden ahead of time.… Continue reading 10 Tips to Gardening on a Budget