Saturday, February 4, 2012

Children & Frustration

My children are the lights of my life! However, some days they frustrate me to no end. I don't get how a 2 year old and a 4 year old (well, they might as well be as their birthdays are in April) can be so head strong and powerful.

Do you ever have days you feel like running away? You just want to lock yourself in a room?

What do you do to deal with those days and to limit the stress and frustration as much as you can??

Some times the only way for me not to be so frustrated is to "ignore" them. Within reason of course. I basically let them be the wild monkeys they are as long as they're not hurting themselves, each other or in danger. I don't always have enough strength to continue with disciplining.

Anyone else have days like that? How many children do you have? What are their ages? What have you found to help you and them?

Being a WAHM is trying. I'm working on time management, its a struggle, but it is something I know that I need to work on. Not only for my children, but for myself and my businesses as well.

If you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to share. I'd love to hear them. You can leave them as a comment directly on this post or if you'd like to remain anonymous to others, email me by using the contact tab. I'll do a follow up to this post if I receive suggestions without including names! :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

January winner

So for those that aren't aware what the giveaway item was for January, it was a little comfort blanket courtesy of Honie's Little Shop. If you would like something similar use the contact tab to message me and let me know. I love making custom orders!

You can find the post here with photos:

There were only 2 entries, so pretty good odds for those that entered. Were you one that entered? If not you know you can't possibly win, right?!

Currently there is a referral contest going on for my blog and Facebook page. Be sure to check it out, its FREE!

Anyway, I'm sure you're wondering who won the blanket... So, I guess I'll go ahead and share. Remember if you're the winner, you have 48 hours to contact me. I will need your mailing address of course so I can get the adorable blanket on its way to you.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dave Ramsey Week 2

Sunday was our 2nd night of the Financial Peace University class. It was just as informative as the first and just as funny. I really think Dave Ramsey was a comedian/magician in his previous life. He's better than some of the magicians I've seen before.

The beginning of class was started with a short video clip titled, "Drive Free, Retire Rich". It was an interesting little clip on how you could essentially pay for your car IN FULL and get a new one every 5 years or so. Could you imagine having a car and not having a car payment? The average car payment is $475 a month! That blew me away. Imagine what you could do with that much money!

After that clip it went into the actual lesson which was more about marriage/relationships and finances. Finances is the biggest stress in most relationships. In fact it is the #1 cause of divorce. Yes, that's right, #1 cause. Which also means its the #1 opportunity to help marriages/relationships.

I personally think, as does my husband that if we had just a little extra money each month our relationship would be so much better. Our biggest stress is our finances. I'm not talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars either. I'm just talking about an extra $500-1000. Which doesn't seem like a lot I'm sure, and to some it isn't, but to us, it is!

Do you and your significant other have a budget? Have you talked about your finances? Do either of you feel that things would be better with the two of you if you had just a little more money?!

After being at class on Sunday there are two things that I would URGE for you to do.
1. Create a budget, see where your money is going and ways that you can save.
2. Talk about the budget with your significant other. Make sure you're both on the same page. If you're not, you're bound to argue at some time on who is spending what and where.

It is time to STOP your money from controlling you and for you to control the money!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee

I love FREE things, don't you?! I mean what's not to love??

Anyway, I found out a couple weeks ago that Green Mountain Coffee was giving away samples of hot chocolate. Of course I had to check it out for myself.

So I headed over to their Facebook page and sure enough they were. They gave out 12 K-cups of the Cafe Escapes, Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa.

Yes, that's right, each person that signed up before they met their limit, which I think was like 5,000, each got a box of 12 K-cups for the Keurig.

Well, today I checked my mail box and there was a key which meant there was a package that didn't fit in the box. I've been expecting my shipment from work so I figured that's what it was.

To my surprise though, it was from Green Mountain Coffee. Now, I just have to wait until this weekend when my mom comes over with our Keurig to taste it! HAHA

So mom, if you read this, not even a snow storm can keep you away, I need that Keurig!

Also, to Green Mountain Coffee, thank you for being so generous. Not only for giving out samples but for giving out 12 to each person that was fortunate enough to sign up for them!

What the box they were shipped in looked like.

The actual box that has the K-cups in them