A New Year. A New Start.

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January is not only a new month it’s the start of a new year. It’s the time of year where we can start over. Get a fresh start to do better.

Many people make resolutions on what they hope to accomplish with this new start. But what is the definition of resolution?

According to Dictionary.com the definition that closely matches what we think of when making New Year’s resolutions is:

“the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action,method, procedure, etc.”

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Tips for Traveling at Christmas

If you are traveling for Christmas this year the following tips can help make a difference between bad travel memories and good ones.  We can’t control the weather. We can’t control the traffic. We don’t always have the choice to travel the roads or air in the off-peak times.

But there is plenty we can do to insure our traveling goes as smooth as possible. Continue reading

Do You Have A Check List For The Holidays?

Hopefully at this point in time you made a check list of all the things you need and want to do before Christmas arrives.  How often have you checked it? Daily? Weekly? Never? How many things have you completed on the list?

A check list is like a road map. It shows your destination and how to get there without making wrong turns. Continue reading

What Actions Are You Taking This Week?

I was out of town visiting my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter this past weekend and didn’t get back home until Monday. As a result I got behind on writing these blog posts.  So today I’m going to list the actions you might want to focus on this week. With Christmas is only 16 days away there isn’t a lot of time left to prepare for it. Continue reading

Time Wasters

At this time of year we all feel sensitive to the amount of time we have each day.  There is so much to do such as shopping, sending out holiday and Christmas cards, decorating our homes, baking cookies, plus attending holiday parties.  This is all on top of our normal routines.

There isn’t a minute to waste!

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Thanksgiving Recipes and Ingredients Ready To Go!

I now have all the ingredients I need for the recipes I’m making for Thanksgiving. I do have to admit I’m lucking because all I have to make is the pumpkin pie and dinner rolls.  Thanksgiving is always at my sister-in-law’s. Everyone has certain dishes they bring each year.


The recipe I use for the pumpkin pie is off the back of the Libby’s can of pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix).  Here is the link to the official recipe. Continue reading

Are You Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner?

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving dinner?  It’s only one week away.  This holiday is all about being thankful for the food on our tables. So if you celebrate Thanksgiving you most likely will be either hosting family and friends for the meal or going to someone’s house and maybe bringing part of the meal. Continue reading

Why You Need A Gratitude List.

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Do you have a gratitude list? If you don’t, now is a good time to make one.

So what is a gratitude list and why do you need one?

A gratitude list is simply a list of things in your life that you are grateful for. This may seem like such a little thing but you might be surprised how powerful a simple list like this can be, especially at this time of year. Continue reading

How To Create Your Holiday Planner.


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When you organize and plan for the holidays ahead of time you reduce the stress level and the chance of things getting “all mixed up”.

The first step to making this happen is to create a Holiday Planner.  In the eBook, “Tips To Simplify And Organize Your Holidays”Tip #23 “Holiday Planning “To-Do List” talks a little bit about writing it all down. In this post I’ll list more detail steps. Continue reading

Are You Organized For The Holidays?

Are you organized for the holidays? They aren’t that far off.

Thanksgiving is 23 days away.  Christmas is only 52 days away.  Hanukkah is 33 days away.  New Years Day is 59 days away.

So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.          ~Willy Wonka

Because there really is so much to do and so little time I’ll be going through the tips in the eBook “Tips To Simplify And Organize Your Holidays” over the next 50 plus days to help you and me get ready for the holidays. Continue reading