Today I bought new lipstick and mascara at Sephora. As we were in line to check out I told my daughter this story: Once upon a time, in my early 20s my best friend and I were in Macy's and just for fun we went up to the Benefit Cosmetics counter and got makeovers. The… Continue reading Celebrating Financial Growth
Category: Helpful Hints
Pulling Up Weeds
I live in California where water is at a premium so when I decided to landscape our front yard a few years ago, I designed it with about forty percent rock, and sixty percent grass. I was really happy with how it turned out. I’ve since learned that the landscaper I hired did not put… Continue reading Pulling Up Weeds
Fresh Season, Fresh Habits
Did you know that 40% of our daily activities are simply habits? We're on autopilot almost half of our time! So the obvious question is, "Do I have good habits or bad habits?" Now honestly most of us have a combination of both so don't start beating yourself up over your bad habits so quickly.… Continue reading Fresh Season, Fresh Habits
Three Reasons Why You’ve Already Blown Your New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! Yup, I know, we’re three weeks in. However, my eight to five is in the wonderful world of accounting and I’ve spent the last three weeks closing out the books on 2017. I offer that as an explanation for my absence over those few weeks. While everyone else is all “New year,… Continue reading Three Reasons Why You’ve Already Blown Your New Year’s Resolutions
Goal Setting 101
I ended my last post by saying that I plan to enter 2018 peaceful and moisturized. It’s not too early to start thinking about goals for next year. Can you believe 2018 is just a few weeks away?! To prepare you, I offer you a crash course in goal setting. There are five criteria that… Continue reading Goal Setting 101
Merry Pamper Month!
AAAAAGGGHHHHH! A new month starts tomorrow and I still suck at menu planning, my Flylady habit for November. If you all will humor me, I’m going to try to stick with this one for a while longer and continue to post about it here for accountability’s sake. But tomorrow a new habit starts and it’s… Continue reading Merry Pamper Month!
A Day in the Life of a Working Mom
Time Management Basics First, let me say that I don’t really like the title “working mom” because I’m hard pressed to think of a mom who doesn’t work. But work-away-from-home-mom is too much of a mouthful, so I’ll stick with the standard. I’ve already shared with you the magic that is Flylady; I couldn’t keep… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Working Mom
Three steps to Get ‘Er Done When You’re Just Not Feeling It
Today, I’m just not feeling it. I’m sure have a million things I should be doing. But, eh. I don’t even want to look in my bag to see what they are. So I’m going to pull out a couple mind games to knock out this to do list. (The first thing I asked myself… Continue reading Three steps to Get ‘Er Done When You’re Just Not Feeling It