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"Less Stress from Cleaning the Mess." From decluttering to inspiration! Proverbs 31:27a

ABC’s Of Success

I think that I posted these before but these ABC’s of success are great reminders of how we think and believe! Enjoy and May God Bless you on your success!

  • Adore
  • Believe
  • Confess
  • Delight
  • Express
  • Focus
  • Give Thanks
  • Humor
  • Invite
  • Journal
  • Keep knocking
  • Love
  • Mean what you say
  • Never give up
  • Offer yourself and your talents
  • Praise
  • Quietly listen and wait
  • Repent
  • Seek a need and help others
  • Trust
  • Unite
  • Value Yourself
  • Worship
  • X-ray your motives , what you hear, what you say or do
  • Yearn to Learn and accept change
  • Zealously share
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21 Ways to Enjoy Life

1. Embrace Time Abundance: give more time to what you need to get done.

2. Create the Opening: say no to say yes.

3. Relish the Space Between things: schedule a “DO NOTHING,” time.

4. Disengage from Clock Combat: be clock/watch/time free for a day.

5. Invite flow into your life: engage in activities that make you forget time.

6. Eat Mindfully: Nutrition and slow bites.

7. Use your tools: let the call go to voicemail, helps you regain your center.

8. Switch your cell phone: turn it off.

9. When a window closes, a door opens: Close things that distract you…only focus on one project at a time to be more effective and successful.

10. Captain your ship: decide to visit other areas in your life, new things bring simple pleasure.

11. Redefine the value of leisure: get rest will rejuvenate your efforts.

12. Rekindle childhood dreams: pursue something you’ve always wanted to do, see or experience.

13. Adhere to the rule of FULL: instead of ½ day take a full day to enjoy.

14. Take an adult size time out: Be gadget free and reconnect to people.

15. Change your routine: will raise your awareness and creates a new sense of place.

16. Thirty Minutes outdoors: Vit D even through the clouds, stress reliever.

17. Surround yourself with beauty: aromatherapy, soothing music, and candles, stimulate your senses.

18. Get Moving: Stairs not elevators, walk not ride, park further out, keep up your cardio and improve your circulation.

19. Take small steps: helps reduce procrastinations, reduces being overwhelmed, and increases accomplishments and increases confidence.

20. Don’t sweat the small stuff: Focus on what you can do and now what you can, focus on what you have and now what you don’t have etc…

21. Savor your day: You choose how to spend your day and time doing what you want to do, starting with your attitude.

 

 

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Great Grilling

Summer is a perfect time to get the grill going!  Here are some really great sites to get the party started!

  

All Recipes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/everyday-cooking/quick-and-easy/quick-and-easy-grilling/Main.aspx

Martha Stewart

http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/easy-grilling-recipes

Delish

http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/parties/barbecue-grilling/easy-weeknight-grill-recipes

Good Housekeeping

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food/quick/easy-weeknight-grilling-0607

Kaboose

http://recipes.slides.kaboose.com/287-15-quick-easy-grilling-recipes

Great Grilling

http://www.grilling.com/food/recipes/?gclid=CLaE8rWY0qgCFURx5Qod2Qj9fw

Let me know your favorite or just invite me over!  I will bring dessert!  Enjoy your Grilling and remember to be safe around the fires!

Looking forward to the next party at your house!  =)

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Summer Yummies

No Cook Meals For Being Busy, Summer, or Whenever:

 My Favorite Basics: Protein shakes, Salads, Sandwiches, Soups, Pre cooked pasta with leftover veggies or meat. 

 Of Course you could always order in or go out to eat!  🙂

Here are the sites I love and Hopefully a recipe you love!

 

Eating Well

Delish

Busy Cooks

Fitness Magazine

Weight Watchers

Food Network

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_no_cook_recipes

http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/no-cook-summer-recipes

http://busycooks.about.com/od/nocookrecipes/tp/top10nocookrecipes.htm

http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/no-cook-recipes-00412000067793/

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/dinner/quick-meals/

http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=80951

http://www.foodnetwork.com/5-ingredient-fix/no-cook-dinner/index.html

The  Top 7 Site Suggestions for the best recipes to help have wonderful meals with no cooking or minimum cooking!  ENJOY!

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Summer-Energy Savers For Your Home

Energy Savers In the Home:

Electricity can be expensive~

  • One way we can cut down and save is to do laundry in one day.  I know that sometimes is impossible but, it takes less energy from the washer and dryer and so less electricity expenses.  Let me explain:  When you wash/dry on several days…the washer and dryer have to re-start each day, each cycle. This causes more electricity to be used and causes your bill to increase. If you wash/dry on one day…the washer and dryer have already been started/heated, so it takes less time to produce energy. Therefore, less electricity and less on your bill. I have found that once a week washing and drying saves my household of 4 about $250.00 a year!  May not be a lot to some but every dollar counts in our family. Also, the laundry is complete and then we have more time for fun!
  • Hire a professional to seal and insulate leaky ducts, seal windows and doors. This will also help your home use less energy and less electricity.
  • Leave everything you can unplugged. The toaster, microwave, chargers, blow dryers, lights etc…every bit counts and reduces the chance of a fire.

Home:

  • Check to make sure your attic and attached garage is insulted properly. Check the R-value – the higher the R-value the greater the insulation.  Protects you from he extreme heat or extreme cold, therefore, helping your electricity
  • Check your AC unit to maker sure that you unit is not working over time. Usually if you keep it around 73-74, your unit will not have to work so hard. When you are gone for most of the day or if you are on vacation you can set the temperature about 76.
  • Replace air filters and clean vents often. Install ceiling fans. This will help better air circulations that will promote cooling in the Summer and heating efficiency in the winter.
  • Install blinds, drapes, curtains for protection from the sun and heat or extreme weather.
  • Apply a reflective coating to your roof. This will help absorb the suns energy.

Yard:

  • Plant a tree. Prune the trees, shrubs that you have.
  • Remove debris like grass and leaves that block airflow to your ac unit and gutters.

Landscaping is a natural way to shade your home, and add value to your property!

Finances:

  • Credit Cards. Call your credit card companies and see if they can give you a lower interest rate.  Or consolidate your bills and make one payment. Interest alone can drain your energy and your pocket book.
  • Bills. Ask your utility company about budget planning. This will help protect you from sudden or unexpected price increases.
  • Fixed Income. You can also contact your state local government; they may have energy assistance to help pay your utilities.

 These are just a few ideas to get you started to help have less stress on your Summer Energy!

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Life’s Daily Commandments

Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them.
They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time.

1] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble; it is a “steering wheel” that directs us in the right path throughout life.
2] Do you know why a car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.
3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
4] All things in life are temporary.  If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
5] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!
6]  Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!”

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything  worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision.”
9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

~~~Author Unknown~~~

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Energy Help

If your energy level has gone done here are some tips that may help:

  • Don’t skip breakfast or any meal~This starves the body and causes your blood sugar to lower. You will then become more fatigued .  Remedy-eat a little something every 3-4 hours.
  • Protein~Protien helps stabilize your blood sugar and keep you alert. It can help raise your metabolism too. Remedy-cut back on carbs and replace with a serving or two of protein, like low-fat cheese.
  • Drink alot of water~Drinking lots of water help you star hydrated and helps your cells work at their best. Water also is a good source to help flush toxins in your system.  Remedy-Drink less caffeine and add more water to you daily intake. Can use lemon and lime for flavoring.
  • Reward yourself~This helps your self-esteem and confidence. By treating yourself you also feel refreshed and renewed.  Remedy-find something that you love and take some time to enjoy.
  • Aim Low~Take your expectations of yourself and what you do down a notch. Do not compromise on health and welfare but on day-to-day stuff.  Pick you battles wisely and let things go if not really important.  Remedy-set realistic short term and long term goals. Look for positive and let go of negative.
  • Buy Bins~Get some simple containers, add labels and toss the stuff into areas of use. Simply organizing a few things leads to more and give a calmer enviroment.  Remedy-find ways to sort likes, toss the clutter, and have a new view.
  • Let others do it~Ask for volunteers. Sometimes just a few moments of rest can bring new awareness of the day with less fretting. Remedy-Let others know you need help and in details let them know where.  Take a nap.
  • Love on your lobes~Rubbing on your ear lobes helps circulation and a wake up call for other organs as well. redirecting your energy may give you that boost you need to complete your day/night. Remedy~rub on your ear lobes as often as you need. Also, grabbing a handful of hair, gently pull and let go, help release tension as well.
  • Hang out with your friends~Take an hour or a day/night and do something fun. As you are enjoying your time, you will be more positive and that helps build energy. Remedy-plan a time, make a call, email, text and then go.
  • Try a one-minute exercise~sometimes we need just a moment to unwind physically.  This will help get our heart going and stimulate us.  Remedy-Jumping jacks, running in place, climbing the stairs, taking a walk during lunch or just running to check the mail.
  • Close your door~Get some uninterrupted time just to yourself. This will help you re-focus and meditate on something other than your own thoughts.  Remedy-read, listen to music, work on a hobby or do a crossword puzzle.

There are just a few things one can go to increase your energy and feel more relaxed.  Have fun!

 

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