My good friend Alyssa over at Life from my Laptop tagged me. She wants me to tell 15 ways I save money. I am kinda a penny pincher so this was a good tag for me.
1. I am a Menu Planner and only shop off of my grocery list.
2. I shop ebay all the time for everything.
3. I buy my husbands work cloths at the local used clothing store.
4. I make all of my youngest daughters doll clothing.
5. I don’t buy school cloths until fall comes. Normally they are on sale then and also they already have summer clothing.
6. I have started to make my own planner. No more spending money at the store for planners.
7. When we go to the movies I have a water bottle in my purse so I don’t spend so much money on stuff at the movie theater.
8. I research before I buy something big to find the best deal.
9. We don’t eat out but once ever four weeks.
10. If I can find it at the dollar store I buy it there.
11. I buy generic over the counter medication
12. I print my pictures at online photo stores.
13. I shower with my husband to save water. LOL.
14. I got to the library instead of buying books new
15. I have online friends so I don’t waste gas going to visit.
Oh Alyssa that was harder then then I though but thanks for tagging me.
Tag you are it.
Lately I have really been feeling like I have been in a slump. I have been slacking on my work, I have been slacking on my house, I have been slacking in His Word. I was not sure if I was the only one that noticed this but can see it around my house and I have noticed it alot in my mood. So if I am noticing it then the rest of the family must be noticing it and just being nice. For a while I was not sure if I could fix this. I was not sure I could fix my life and get out of this swamp. But then I was running around reading blogs yesterday and came across a blog that totally talked to me. I felt like the blog was meant for me. The Message she heard that morning was meant for me, my house is a mess, my life (work, house, family closeness) is a mess, and my heart is a mess. I am missing something and until yesterday I just could not figure out what.
Well once I started this work at home job my routine has been all messed up. Therefore it hurts my house, it hurts my family, it hurts my work and it hurts my time with His word. I have a morning routine, I have an afternoon routine, I have a evening routine, I have a daily routine, I have a weekly routine and I have a monthly routine. SO as you can see if I get out of one routine it messes up all the routines. And if my routine is messed up my life is messed up. So I am done being messed up. I am back to my routine starting tomorrow morning.
I have to get back into my routine to make my life more functional and my days flow easier. When I finally started to get back to my routine and started working my it tonight things just started flowing again. The laundry got all caught up, the kids rooms were clean. And everyone is in a much better mood.
So I am shaking the muck off my wings and flying out of this swamp.
This is a problem I am seeming to run into here lately. When I am making my schedule and someone calls to make an appointment I figure ok this will take about this much time. But when it actually comes to it I am always running late to the next appointment, errand, ect… It is so frustrating. I have always thought I was a good planner and scheduler but here lately I am not doing very well. Things here lately are taking much longer then what I scheduled them to take. Or maybe I am scheduling too many things in a day.
My planner and desk calander that I have are just not working. I have figured out what I need and now it is going to take a while for me to figure where to get it. I need one planner that I can use as a desk planner but also put in my purse. HMMMMMM. So I have a desk planner and it is way to big for my purse. I have a purse planner but it has 5 days on one page and two days on the other page. I need a day per page. The desk calander I am using right now is what I write down appointments on also for a quick look at while I am working but the boxes are just not big enough for all I write in them. That way I can do more time management.
Time managment. I have read multiple books on time management and learned so much from each one. So why am I not putting what I learned into use? Because until here recently I did not realize how important time managment is. Have you noticed when you start out running late you run late all day long. You are late to everything you do all day long and at the end of the day you are much more tired then normal. Poor time managment makes a grumpy business person and a even grumpier mom.
I have realized that time managment is very important to making your whole day flow nicely. If I have an appointment at 10 am I should not schedule anything at least an hour and a half before and an hour and a half after unless you have more going on with the appiontment and then you should give yourself even more time. I am sure that seems like alot of time between between the appointments but better that much time then running late all day. Running late also is not a good impression.
How do you schedule your appointments? How much time do you schedule between each appiontment? What kind of planner do you use? And do you use a desk calander? Do you write in pencil or pen?
Well here I am with a new me and an new start. I am totally loving this new design Heather did for me . If you want to check out more work go on over and check out the amazing work she is doing girly blog designz. She does a amazing job.
So I bet you are wondering why the new blog and the new look. Well I am really starting to get into blogging and totally love it. Not only that but my youngest daughter was born with a birth defect and she wants to help other children with her same condition get through the day and know they are not alone. So she will now be blogging over at Heavenly Angel. You will have to go and she what she is up to. Of course I will be typing what she tells me to put so if it is hard to understand that is because it is coming from a five year old.
Well I hope you are all ready to get to know the new and improve me. I am ready to really let loose and blog, blog, blog. I have alot to say and I am going to share it with you if you like it or not. SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!!