5 Benefits of Making a Daily Plan

daily plan

A daily plan is NOT a to-do list.  A to-do list is NOT a daily plan.  So what’s the difference? A to-do list is a list of tasks you would like to accomplish.  They may or may not be organized.  They may or may not be prioritized.  It’s just a list. A daily plan is a plan for the day.  It might resemble a to-do list but it’s actually a plan for how you’re going to accomplish those to-do’s.  … [Read more...]

Cleaning:  Don’t Try to Catch Up, Just Get Back on Track

Cleaning List

When it comes to house cleaning, if you’ve gotten behind, don’t try to catch up – just get back on track.  Catching up is a nice idea but usually it’s not possible - especially when you get behind because you were too busy!  If you were too busy to keep up, chances are you’re too busy to catch up. So forget about catching up and just start where you are. Here’s my situation.  We’ve been in … [Read more...]

Save $ With Wal-mart Savings Catcher


Thank you to blog reader, Teresa, who told me about the Walmart Savings Catcher program.  I had heard it mentioned but never took the time to find out what it was. Teresa noticed a Wal-mart receipt in one of my posts and told me about the program.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Teresa!  I would never have checked it out if you hadn’t told me about it. And in case any of you other Walmart … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 155) & Cooking Tips, Too!

dinner table

This was an interesting week for cooking.  The budget was tight so I went to the store for just a few necessities.  I didn’t make a list and I didn’t make a menu plan.  It’s extremely rare that I ever do that and I won’t be doing it again any time soon.  I did not choose well and figuring out what to make for dinner was a chore almost every day. But here’s what I came up with. Monday Quick … [Read more...]

February 2015 Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Tips, Tricks & Techniques

In case you missed any of the daily tips posted on Facebook and Twitter, here they are on one page and grouped by category.  Enjoy. Don’t wash throw rugs with clothes. Sometimes it works but often it doesn’t. The rugs get lint all over your clothes. No time to clean? Just do a little here and there.  It all adds up and it keeps things from getting out of control. Serrated knives … [Read more...]

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s COLD here in the Midwest so I thought some soup sounded good.  I don’t have as many choices as I used to since I have to avoid dairy, gluten, onion and garlic.  But I found this one and it hit the spot. Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 (32-ounce) carton chicken broth (check for gluten) 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup chopped onion (1) ½ cup chopped celery (1) 1 medium carrot, chopped … [Read more...]

Organizing is Not My Thing, So Please Help!!!

bedroom organizing

Organizing is NOT my thing.  I’m excellent at maintaining or tweaking, but starting from scratch is not my cup of tea. Unfortunately I need to organize my granddaughter’s room at my house.  We’ve painted, furnished and accessorized (mostly) but now I’m paralyzed. I’ve looked at photos.  I’ve gone through the organizing sections at Wal-mart and Target.  I’ve analyzed.  I just can’t figure out … [Read more...]