Monday, July 21, 2014

Showin' some love, tip of the day: Cards

sealed letterSend out "Just because" cards...via "Snail mail". In today's day and age, so much of our communicating is done through the phone, text, email, facebook....Take the time to sit down, write a little note in a card, and send it to someone...just because. Everyone loves getting "Real" mail. It makes us feel special. :)

Mocha Smoothie

What you need:
5-6 ice cubes
1 packet of instant coffee 
1 cup of Dark Chocolate Silk milk

Pulse in blender, until your desired consistency. (add more ice, if needed)

Quick Tip: Smoothies!

I seem to always make too much, when I'm making smoothies. Instead of letting the rest go to waste, I fill ice cubes trays with the mixture. Freeze, and then transfer to a Ziploc, for future smoothies. 

I also fill freezer containers, and freeze. If makes an awesome sorbet type of dessert. Just scoop with an ice cream scoop, and serve a healthy cool treat.

Sanity saver, of the day: Have a Routine!!

fancy clockRoutine are a time management tip that can save you mental energy and stress. I’m not talking about merely getting up and going to sleep at the same time, but even having things like the dinner menu, chore rotation and even special time, with your partner on a rotation (you have your needs, too.) This may sound a little too planned out, but hear me out. When you don’t have to worry about reinventing the wheel each week (“What should I make for dinner?” “When was the bathroom cleaned, last” “When is the last time we…?”), your mind is free to focus on the rest of your day, and the time it takes to plan these things each week is freed as well.

Removing Furniture polish build up...

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Do you have furniture that has that sticky build up from furniture polish? Here's a great way to remove that build up...

Mix together 1/2 a cup of vinegar, and 1/2 water. Put in a spray bottle. Spray the piece of furniture, and gentley scrub the surface. Dry with a soft cloth.