Friday, December 31, 2010

Ahhh, it's New Year's Eve...ALREADY!

Where has 2010 gone???  I know everyone says "time flies" but I sure seem to notice it more so now that my kids are both in school!

I have been thinking about the New Year and what changes I want to make, and I have taken this week to start getting those things prepared.  Most people make resolutions that don't last...I am going to make a few each month instead of a list at the beginning of the year that overwhelms me!  I don't want anything to feel like a "chore" otherwise I won't do it at all!

January's List is this...and may change! :)
1.  Loose the extra weight that I am still hanging on to (Eat healthier and get more Exercise)
  • I should be able to conquer this goal in a couple of months.  I don't have much to loose!
2.  Get our financial life MORE organized!
  • I have savings account that I have neglected, and I plan to use it!
    • I set up 10 savings accounts yesterday (things like: Vacation, Auto Repair, Auto Replacement, Auto Registration, Vision expense, and of course our emergency fund that I call our RICH FUND)
    • Set up a separate savings account for our business!  (This should help me to keep our $ straight and not have it all lumped together!)
    • I am also faithfully taking a % from every check and dividing that up into emergency, taxes, liability insurance, and Retirement)  I plan to raise the % every month!  (We can't do a set amount being self-employed)  (Did you know you should be saving 40% of your income every month?)
    • I'm going to try to split my check up into 2 different accounts so that a portion of my little check automatically goes into savings each week!
    • Get tax stuff prepared and turned into our accountant by the first part of February!
3.  Spend more time with my kids!  I'm putting time on my schedule each day to spend some time doing something each kid wants with me each day!

4.  Organize and declutter one area each week!

That should do it for January!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Week Menu

It's that week already!  Time sure flies from the fun overnight Black Friday Shopping to Christmas morning!

Do you have your menu planned for the week?  I worked on it last night and I am trying to utilize the items I have in my pantry...sort of clean out some of the foods that I shouldn't be eating anyway!

Monday: Spaghetti and Salad
Tuesday: Breakfast Night (probably pancakes)
Wednesday: Tacos
Thursday: Big Salad and homemade rolls
Friday (Christmas Eve): Still sticking with our Pizza Friday and we are making Snowmen Pizza!
Saturday (Christmas Day): For breakfast we have Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Waffles, and Morningstar Breakfast Links, for dinner we are heading to my Father-in-Laws.
Sunday: Left Overs or a Popcorn and Fruit Night

After all the goodies, I like to keep things simple and incorporate fruits and veggies!  Maybe I will make some hummus to dip some veggies in for snacks this week!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic

Amazon has this great deal for the Crayola Item

It isn't $5.99 anymore, but $9.98 is still a great deal!  Plus you can submit for a $2 Rebate

Thanks! Couponing to Disney
Kristin also has the instructions to get FREE 2 day shipping for joining Amazon Mom
I think my son will enjoy this for Christmas.  I was looking for something really cool that he would enjoy.  I like the $7.98 price tag after the rebate!

Denver Groupon Today

Great Groupon today if you know someone who loves to play Paintball.

Paintball Groupon

$59 for Two People to play

Tuesday, December 14, 2010