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Showing posts from March 16, 2008

100 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Stuff -

If it wasn't for the fact that many of you like to buy stuff and not get rid of it this gal would be out of a job. Did you know that it's much better for you and your family to say goodbye to all that clutter?

Stop by and read "100 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Stuff". Oh, if you print the article to forget to toss it in the trash after you're done. No reason to add to your pile.

'Kraft Food and Family Magazine' -Quick and Easy Recipes and More

This is one magazine that even my guys like to look at. 'Kraft Food & Family Magazine' is full of recipes, food news, new Kraft products, and lots more. Best of all it's FREE. All you do is sign up , at the website and you'll start receiving your free copy in the mail.

I'm sure it will become your family favorite too.

Trends in Teen Summer Programs - Beth Brody

Marcus is planning on working at the local recreation center this year, as an assistant. He's also going to be working for us on the weekends. This is going to be one busy teenage this summer.

“These new offerings are a result of teen program directors trying to cater to both parents’ wishes and teens interests,” says Carey Rivers, Co-Director, Tips on Trips and Camps in Washington, DC.

Summer schedules have to be planned around summer school, sports commitments, and family vacations. To adapt, teen programs are developing shorter programs that can accommodate the schedules of busy teens. They are also attempting to offer more “bang for the buck” by developing programs that incorporate many interests, such as language programs, community service, and adventure travel.

“Today your teen could choose one program in which he or she could combine multiple activities, like learning Spanish while in a community service program in Costa Rica,” says Ms. Rivers.

Tips on Trips and Camps offers …

A Letter To The Easter Bunny - Less Sugar Please! - Heather Crowley

A Letter To The Easter Bunny - Less Sugar Please! By: Heather Crowley Dear

Easter Bunny,

I am writing to you in hopes that we can come to an agreement. For years now, children have been overjoyed on Easter morning as they find the wonderful candy-filled baskets that you leave behind. The wide eye looks upon first sight of all of those sweet goodies has always been priceless, and while I certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness, I do have a few requests. After you have hopped merrily away, not having to deal with these children for another whole year, parents all over the world are left behind with the Easter basket blues.

I have to ask, have you ever been around a child that is hyped up on sugar? Have you experienced the way they literally bounce off the walls? Judging by the abundance of treats you leave behind, 'm guessing not.

In order to help keep parents sane this Easter, I have compiled a list of non-sugar related goodies that you may wish to consider adding to your famous bas…

Product Recommendation: Swiffer Max

After 7 years, I decided it was time to retire the old Swiffer dry mop. Last night, I purchased a Swiffer Max and am thrilled. This one cleans a larger area. (love it) And like the older model you can use wet and dry cloths. In between those monthly hands and knee kitchen floor scrubbings I use my Swiffer.

It's much more convenient than a mop and no need for a bucket. My husband and son don't mind mopping the floors with the Swiffer either.

This item should be in every household's broom closet.The price was an affordable $10, for the starter kit. at our local Sears Essential. It included a sample of the wet and dry cloths.

ps you can use old towels instead of purchasing the cloths. (a great money saving tip)

Menu Plan Monday - March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all! It's a new week and we start it off with Marcus being on Spring Break. His plans are to work on some school projects, read, volunteer at the public library and the recreation center. Tonight, he's hanging with his Senior High church youth group. They decided to watch movies and eat pizza.

Our church is planning on having a nightly service, starting on Wednesday till Easter. On Easter Arise08 will be held at the Cox Pavilion. Our pastor is also requesting that we fast and pray that day.

Charles and I are very proud that the store's occupancy has finally reached 90%! It's very exciting and we will still continue to work hard to maintain it. If you're in the Las Vegas/Spring Valley area and in need of self storage please don't hesitate to stop by our location. You'll find we offer superior customer service and competitive rents.

Now onto this week's menu. Thank you Organizing Junkie for arranging the Menu Plan Monda…

Product Recommendation: Carol King's Cleaning Service

For sometime now I've been hinting to my husband that we needed to hire a houskeeping service. Since returning to fulltime work I've had a hard time maintaining the standard of cleaness that we have become accustomed to.

So, a couple of weeks ago our assistant manager found a housekeeping service for me. Carol Kings Cleaning Service provides an array of services, including laundry, in the Las Vegas area, for $75 for 3 hours. I gave them a call, scheduled a morning appointment and hung up with a huge smile on my face.

Telma, housekeeper, did a fantastic job! She cleaned and organized our medicine cabinets, made the beds, sweep, scrubbed the floors and walls, vaccumed the carpets, collected trash, dusted and washed out all the wastebaskets. The windows were wiped clean of spills and fingerprints. Even the blinds were dusted. The apartment had a clean smell for almost a week. The big surprise was our teen and my husband. They loved how great everything looked and smelled. …