Friday, October 5, 2018

Saving for Vacation or a Rainy Day

Try this new way to save for a vacation or a rainy day. 

Several years ago I read about a lady who decided to stop spending $5 bills. Instead, she would but them in a jar and when she got enough she would invest them in something that would earn more money than the jar (which was $0). 

I mulled that over and decided I would give it a try. I proceeded to put every $5 bill I got into a box. However, instead of reinvesting it, I would use it as spending money for our yearly vacation. We would use it for eating, souvenirs, attractions...whatever. We didn't use it for gas, hotel, car rental, or airfare. 


I have been doing this for about ten years and it has worked out really well. My plan has extended to include $1 bills (sometimes) and my husband's pocket change. We have had anywhere from $300 to $700 to spend on our vacation. The longer the time between vacations; the more we have to spend.

Try it; you'll never miss those $bills and loose change...and you'll love counting the money when it's vacation time.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Since I purchased my first microfiber cloth five years ago, I can't clean without one in my hand!  I clean the bathroom fixtures, my glass stove top, my golf clubs, my kitchen counters!  If they are not on your radar, they need to be.  Then, you can't clean without one. I even keep them in my car.


The best part: they are inexpensive. You can find them at the Dollar Tree, Walmart, and your grocery store.



I have one now that I use to dry my hair after I was it. My daughter had one and I wanted it. She gave me one for 
Christmas. It was an Aquis super absorbent towel.

Look for them;
try them;
love them.

Tiny Tidbit for Today - Warm Water

Always take pills with warm water not cold water. 

I think it helps activate the pill or capsule. (my opinion)

My husband's grandmother always drank a cup of hot water before going to bed. I have been trying it and it has helped me relax and go to sleep faster.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

My Newest Favorite Tool

I have been trying to figure out how to get the most out of metal ointment tubes. It's easy with flexible toothpaste tubes, but there is a lot of waste in the metal ones.



Then, I found a Metal Tube Squeezer Tool 
on Amazon.

PERFECT!












LOVE IT!


Extra Tip:
There are also plastic ones 
for flexible tubes, 
but those are easy to adjust
 with a back edge of a comb.

Recommend! Give it a try!

Friday, April 20, 2018

PUTTING ON THE 'BRACELET'

Saw this on Facebook/Cleverly.  Love it! So Easy!






TINY TIDBIT FOR TODAY: Out in 60 Seconds

Sometimes I have trouble getting to sleep at night. I can't seem to turn my mind off. Not sure where I found this tip, but it is my latest and greatest to try.

A breathing exercise that promises to knock you out in a minute. The "4-7-8" technique is derived from yoga: Inhale for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and exhale forcefully for eight. Repeat three time and say "good night". 

I have been practicing it for about two weeks and it seems to work for me.  I will be curious to see if it works for you. Leave me a comment if it does or doesn't.

"Sweet Dreams"