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Set Up a Reminder System

The other day I finally remembered to change my furnace filter. As I feared, it was a lot dirtier than it should be and I berated myself for neglecting to do it sooner. I decided that I needed to get back to using a reminder system to keep on track. Tickler Files Back when I…

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Enjoy Your Favorite Childhood Meal Again!

Think back to your childhood. What was the one meal that really got you excited? Which meal made you come running in from outside playing to sit down and eat while it was hot and yummy? It’s time to enjoy your favorite childhood meal again! Food can have a very strong pull to memories. The…

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Focus on Yourself

This post may contain affiliate links Do you feel like the walls are closing in on you? Do you feel like circumstances, beyond your control, are blocking you in and the floor might give out below you? We all have moments where we can’t help but worry, but that doesn’t really help us a situation.…

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Journal Your Way to Self Discovery

This post may contain affiliate links Self discovery is defined as the process of acquiring insight into one’s own character. I think one of the easiest ways to start your journey on self discovery is to answer questions designed to make you think about how you personally approach life. Using a journal to answer these questions…

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Meal Planning, Living Easier in 2019

 This post may contain affiliate links In the spirit of my theme for January, I wanted to start something NEW, and I’m going to start with Meal Planning. This year, one of my goals is to plan my meals so I can accomplish 2 things; number one, getting more protein in my diet and number…

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Did you Get Everything that You Wanted from Santa this Year?

This post may contain affiliate links Did you write a letter to Santa this year? On December 12th I invited you to write your very own letter to Santa http://designingforplenty.com/write-your-letter-to-santa-this-year/ and then I asked you to put the letter in a safe place so we could take a look at it again after Christmas and…

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5 Ways to Learn New Skills

This post contains affiliate links If you want to inspire yourself to learn new skills, just look to a child this month and see how they go about exploring our world. Ask questions! Wow, how many questions can they ask in one sitting? And although we laugh or roll our eyes when the “why” questions…

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Make the Most of Service Perks

This post contains affiliate links I am in independent woman, and proud of it. So I don’t usually make the most of service perks when I see them advertised. Well, I think I’m going to be humming a new tune on this idea from this point forward. So what am I talking about when I…