Where’s Bobbie…….

It's finally here, the carwash training begins today and the doors open to the public later this week.  My husband has been planning this carwash opening for two years now and opening week has finally arrived!  I have spent the last six years working online and it's time for me to make the switch from working online to working full time at the carwash.  Many have asked if I am sad to give up my online job and that is a great question.  It is hard … [Read more...]

Packing School Lunches for Picky Eaters: 4 Easy Tips

If you are the parent of a picky eater, then you already know what kind of challenge it can be, as some studies show that a large percentage of children do not get the nutrients they require; however, picky eaters may be at even more of a risk. For example, if your fussy eater skips lunch, the lack of nutrients and carbs may negatively affect their performance in class. If you are feeding a fussy eater, there are a few steps you can take to … [Read more...]

Activities in Spring, Texas 77379

There are lots of fun things to do in the Spring Area, check out the following fun activities for children: Chick-Fil-A Come join the fun at Chick-Fil-A family crafts night on Tuesday August 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This weekly event is presented by The Learning Experience featuring bubbles the elephant drinking a crafty fun project to do with your kids and create a memory. The Chick-fil-A is located at 5905 FM 2920 Spring, Texas 77388. … [Read more...]

Imagine If You Could No Longer Clean Your Own House

What would happen if you could not clean your own house? If every time you tried you had to go straight for an inhaler because your lungs would stop working somewhat. You would try to find a maid-right? Well that's what my friend did. That is a story in itself. The maid services were too expensive. One of the people in her building helped her to advertise on the internet. She found someone--uh--lets just leave it at this--that girl showed up two … [Read more...]

Online Payroll Innovations for Small Business

Now that I am helping my husband get our new carwash up and running, this article definitely caught my attention.  There are so many new things for me to learn now that I will be transitioning from online marketer to carwash payroll/ bookeeper.  I hope this information can help you as well. Online Payroll Innovations for Small Business When a small business owner thinks about managing payroll, he or she is thinking about more than just … [Read more...]

Find/Post Jobs On Indeed.com

I listed our GFY Carwash job opening online at Workable.com which in turn listed my job opening on multiple job search sites including indeed.com.  As we progressed through our interviews, I asked each applicant which online site they had applied on and Indeed was almost always mentioned.  As both an employer and an employee searching for a job, this is a great FREE place to go in order to quickly post a job, post a resume or preview and apply … [Read more...]

Post A Job On Workable.com

If you are looking to hire someone for your business, it is a great idea to post your job on Workable.com.  I found this site while searching online for free online sites to post our job openings for carwash bay attendant at our new GFY Carwash.  Workable had a free 15 day trial period and was extremely easy to set up!  There was a place to list your company profile and the free trial allowed me to list up to 20 job slots.  Once your job is in … [Read more...]

12 Summer Activities That Encourage Kids to Discover and Explore

It’s important for your kid’s brain to take a break during summer, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay inside playing video games and watching TV for 10 hours every day. The summer is a time for exploration. It’s a time of freedom, creativity, and imagination. During the summer, the world is the classroom. There are no books because you’re doing the things you’d normally read about. Here is an activity for each week of the summer that will … [Read more...]

No Air Conditioner? 90 degrees?

I am sure you have all seen and/or heard those public service announcements that tell us that when the weather gets extremely hot to check in on our older neighbors. It is true that the elderly and young children are far more susceptible to extremes in temperature and with excess heat are much more likely to dehydrate--and quickly. They also mention to check on people with compromised lungs. Well it turns out--it is the truth! I was getting … [Read more...]

Interview Tips: Make A Great First Impression

When it was time to hire new employees for our GFY Good For You Carwash we posted a Now Hiring banner in front of our carwash, then I set up a hiring ad on several online job posting sites.  I was thrilled with the online responses and quickly set up interview dates and times for the applicants.  After conducting a few interviews with the carwash applicants, I decided to write a post on interview tips. Interview Tips: Once you have applied … [Read more...]

Bаbу Ѕtrоllеrѕ For The New Parent

The right baby ѕtrоllеr can seem like a gift from thе hеаvеnѕ fоr exhausted new parents. Not only will a baby ѕtrоllеr аllоw уоu tо gеt оut and аbоut with thаt darling new addition tо thе fаmilу, but it will аlѕо аffоrd уоu the opportunity tо саrrу оn with other dау-tо-dау асtivitiеѕ that might hаvе been downright impossible withоut it. Whether уоu'rе rеаdу to trаdе in bаbуѕlingѕ fоr a bаbу ѕtrоllеr оr have juѕt diѕсоvеrеd thаt уоu'rе рrеgnаnt, … [Read more...]

Snappii Inventory App: Time Saver

I've been working on getting our GFY Carwash up and going and knew that I needed an app to help me with inventory.  Above you can see a little of my vending item inventory in the picture above.  And yes, I said "a little,"  I still have to purchase the food drink items but I have been waiting to do that since we haven't opened for business yet.  There will be several of us working together to stock the machines and purchase the vending items so … [Read more...]

GFYcarwash Quality Painting Crew

Check out the painters above!  This is a job that I wouldn't necessarily enjoy.  The days have been super hot here in Texas and it probably feels even hotter when working around the top of our carwash building.  We're on track to open soon but still lots to do.  Thank goodness our painting crew is timely and always on top of things.  We have been using this same painting crew for about fifteen years now. I met the owner of the painting business … [Read more...]

Why You Should Choose Wood Flooring (or Laminate) When You Have Kids!

People tend to think that wood flooring (or laminate) and kids just shouldn’t be put together, but it really isn’t the case. Wood and Laminate VS. Carpet Although carpet is much softer than wood and laminate flooring, keeping it clean can be a big issue. We all know how messy kids can be. A sticky lolly will stick to the fibres, a spilled yoghurt or a cup of milk poured on the floor just for the fun of it could cause some unsightly, … [Read more...]

National Geographic Ocean Animals #Giveaway ENDS 8/8

Both books were given to me and my family by National Geographic Kids to use in facilitating our review.  All opinions are ours alone. Summer is the perfect time for trips to the aquarium, beach and the movies on those days that are just too hot to stay outdoors for very long.  Disney Pixar's Finding Dory is one movie that I would love to take my children to go see.  My youngest loves fish and was definitely interested when I showed him … [Read more...]

Pokemon On The Go Craze

I am sure that you have heard about the Pokemon On The Go game by now.  My teenager told my husband about it and before you knew it, they were both testing it out.  I'm not much on games so I just listened as they talked about this new game and the tricks they had learned. We have a cool outdoor shopping area in our town called Market Street.  It has great outdoor shopping and many restaurants.  My husband took me this week and everyone … [Read more...]