Are You A Busy Parent – Need A Nanny?

Are you a mother or father who has a very busy schedule and have trouble keeping up with the housework, the groceries, the laundry, and sporting events, etc.? Have you ever considered looking into hiring a nanny? If not, you might want to consider it! A nanny is a highly experienced person who primarily takes care of your child or children. You may get lucky and find one who also helps around the house with some light chores! Some nannies live … [Read more...]

Blueberry Coffee Cake

If you are a fan of blueberries and coffee cake, this is a great recipe.  This blueberry coffee cake is very easy to make and has become a huge hit at your house.  It's also a great dessert to have around when company is coming. I received this blueberry coffee cake recipe from my Aunt Linda who lives in Kentucky, she's such a great cook, I refer to her as "Recipe Linda!"  Enjoy the recipe everyone! Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe … [Read more...]

Travis Scores His Driver’s Licence

We had his driver's test scheduled for a few months, so on the morning of his sixteenth birthday, we headed off to get in line at the DMV so Travis could take his driver's test.  We sat in the parking lot and read over the directions several times and pulled into the driving line, as the second car to take the test.  Bobby and I were waiting around the front of the building, looked up and there was Travis driving the car alone out of the testing … [Read more...]

How To Become A Recruiting Machine – Part 1

Are you a seller of all things wonderful? Do you sell AdvoCare, Younique, Young Living, etc.? If so, you know as well as I do that you need to recruit others in order for everyone to make some money, right? Do you know how to recruit? If not, you are about to find out! There are seven basic steps to becoming a successful recruiting machine. Let’s get started! Decision: You must make the decision that you will master this company. Decide that … [Read more...]

Baylor University Basketball Camp

This was Travis' first year to attend the Baylor University overnight basketball camp.  It was a great experience for him since he will be selecting colleges before we know it.  He was able to experience dorm life, dorm food and get a feel for their campus.  Baylor is a little over three hours away from our house, just enough distance to be away from home, yet close enough to visit frequently.  Above you can see a photo of the campers on the last … [Read more...]

Ribbon Crafts For July 4th

Ah, summer. We all know what that means. School's out, the sun is shining, your kids are begging to go to the pool, and all the stores are filled with adorable patriotic gear that you can't enough of. I know, friends. I've been there too. Here are some of the ways I'm thinking of using all the red, white, and blue ribbon I've found so far (because if I've got a crafty way to use it, it's not a waste of money, right?) Photo Credit: … [Read more...]

House Hunting Tips

Are you planning on buying a house soon? If so, make sure you are totally prepared for your day with your realtor and potential houses! The first thing you want to put aside for this very exciting day is a comfortable outfit. This is not an occasion where you need to dress up in heels and a nice dress – I would recommend wearing some comfortable jeans and tennis shoes. You will be walking a lot and you really do not even know where you will be … [Read more...]

I’ve Applied For A Job, Now What?

You have just applied for, say, six jobs. What do you do next? Well, you wait! But not for too long! I was always told to give the company a week to receive and look over your job application before taking then next step. What is the next step, you ask? You call and follow up! I know someone who likes to follow up with one job at a time, staring with the one she really wants and making her way down to the ones she will settle for until the one … [Read more...]

Helping Your Child With Important Career Choices

Transitioning from education life to adulthood is never easy. Your kid will have to make some major life decisions and naturally, (as their preferred role model), your kid will come to you for wisdom and advice. So it's best to be prepared when offering guidance. In a recent study, more than 50% of the parents in the survey said that they were not aware of the various options available to the young adults turning 18. In this … [Read more...]

Summer Is Here And We’re On The Go

Summer is here and lots to do before school starts back up.  My oldest turns sixteen in the end of this month and will be taking his driver's test.  My youngest also has a birthday in a few days as well.  Birthday gifts for the teen are easy since he can't wait to get his liscence and get that car on the road.  Birthday gifts for the youngest are a little harder but he is a die hard fisherman and loves outdoor activities, so that's where we're … [Read more...]

Do You Have Time Management Issues?

Time management is very important. Ultimately time dictates what we do, how much we do, and when we do it. If we do not manage our time properly, we may miss out on opportunities to make money, have fun, see friends and family, and more! The first step in time management is to not commit yourself to so many activities and jobs. I know that many of us love to help others but sometimes we over-commit and we run out of time! When we run out of … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Moms Looking To Save Money

On average, Texas households spend $148 per month on electricity. That’s one of the highest rates in the country. A lot of electricity usage comes from keeping homes cool during hot summer months. This summer, you can save money by following these five tips. Use Window Shades and Blinds to Your Advantage Image via Flickr by sun dazed Most people know they can use drapes and other window coverings to keep cold air out of their homes … [Read more...]

How To Deal With Someone Who Drives You Crazy

I know this may seem like an odd post, but there are many of us that have to deal with people on a daily basis, and some of those people could drive us crazy if we did not deal with them the correct way. Imagine that you have taken someone under your wing. This certain someone has drug problems and they are professional manipulators. This may be extreme, but I have a friend dealing with this right now and it is so important to make sure you … [Read more...]

It Is OKAY To Say NO!

Are you one of those people who tries to help everyone no matter what it takes, including never saying “no to them when they ask you for a favor or to go out with them? If you are, you know that it is so tiring, yet you feel so guilty when you even THINK about saying no to someone who needs you for whatever reason. Well, I am going to tell you right now, today, that it is OKAY to say no to someone! If you look at your calendar and you forgot to … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Fight Off The Flu

The flu is one of the seemingly unavoidable hazards of everyday life. When temperatures start to drop, the flu comes to town in full force, bringing achy joints, headaches, sneezing, coughing, and increased body temperature to the people it infects. For those who haven't been vaccinated, contracting the flu means waiting until the body works out a strategy to fight it — but this can take a week or longer. Without doubt, the best way to defend … [Read more...]

Fun Slumber Party Ideas

Calling all parents who have little girls who love to host slumber parties! Anyone out there?! You will want to read this post! If you have ever hosted a slumber party, you know how they typically go: food, movies, pillow fights and lots of giggling. Let’s turn it up a notch with these fun bonding games! Photo Credit:  icebreakerideas.com The first game is called the human knot. I am sure you have heard of this before – this game is fun and … [Read more...]