It's important to take a little while everyday to just be quiet. Take a mini vacation from all the noise and interruptions. Try to find a quiet room or backyard chair. Enjoy listing to the birds sing or sit next to a quiet stream if you are able. We all need to have quiet time to rejuvenate ourselves.
Happy Father's Day to Dads and to all the men who are Father figures to the children in their lives. Enjoy your day!
Did you know you don't have to have a junk drawer? You can easily put pencils/pens, paper clips, tape and notepads into clear containers and set them on a shelf. This makes it easier for everyone to locate the items they are looking for.
Refrigerator Clean Out
Do you dislike cleaning out your refrigerator? Enlist help from your family. Assign one person to remove items, one person to decide what stays and what goes, one to clean out the purged containers for recycling and one person to wipe down the entire refrigerator inside and out! With a snap of your finger, the work is done. Added bonus: family members can all see what is available to eat.
5 Minute Clean Up
Set an egg timer and have the kids take five minutes to clean up a chosen area. If they are older, make it ten minutes. Make it a game to "beat the clock" and get everything neat and organized.
Is footwear odor from spring sports such as baseball, lacrosse, track and golfing getting to you? Put some baking soda into a coffee filter and put it into your shoes overnight to absorb the offensive smell.
With summer just around the corner take a few minutes to check out your beach/pool towel inventory. If you have ripped, stained or less than desirable towels, purchase a few more now. Be sure to mark them with your last name and they will be more apt to make it back home after outings.
Throwing away those over ripened bananas is like throwing away money. If you put them in freezer bags, you'll be set to make smoothies or banana bread when you are ready.
Memorial Day Weekend Is Here!
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. It was originally called Decoration Day. For today we quote a poem by Moina Michael who was inspired by, In Flander's Fields:
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
She was the first person to wear and sell Poppies and gave the money to servicemen in need. Thank you to all who currently serve and all who have served our great country!
Memorial Day Weekend Is Here!
The holiday is just a few days away. Many people are opening cottages and pools and traveling. Be sure to take some time to enjoy the long weekend. Plan a picnic with family, friends or neighbors. Make a list and head to the grocery store for burgers, dogs, chips, beverages and ice. Or, have a dessert party and have everyone bring their specialty. Plan ahead for a fun event and be safe this weekend!