Do you recollect the delicious sense of rest with which you have sometimes gone to bed at night, after a day of great exertion and weariness? How delightful was the sensation of relaxing every muscle, and letting your body go in a perfect abandonment of ease and comfort. The strain of the day had ceased for a few hours at least, and the work of the day had been laid off. You no longer had to hold up an aching head or a weary back. You trusted yourself to the bed in an absolute confidence, and it held you up, without effort, or strain, or even thought, on your part. You rested!
It is a good idea to be aware of the amount of money that we spend on items that are needed on a regular basis. When times are tough, it is this knowledge that can help us to survive on less income than usual, which can help in a big way if we do it consistently. Here are some tips on ways you can cut the cost of your food and household goods bill.
If you’ve ever wanted your own garden but you don’t seem to have the space, a container garden on your patio may be the way to go. As long as you have access to the sun, plants can grow in pots. Here is a list of plants that can grow in containers and are perfect for you patio.
Charles Spurgeon is one of the great preachers of all time. This devotional came from “Morning and Evening.” I have edited the content in modern day language but kept the original meaning of the passage.
When your finances seem to be headed down a wrong path and your debt is getting out of control, be wise and take stock of the direction you are going in. There are steps you can take to prevent you from getting into further debt, and to help you eliminate some of what you are currently dealing with. Use these tips to help you begin moving in the right direction financially.
It’s that time of year again! …or maybe it’s your first time with spring cleaning, or your first spring in a new home or apartment.
Regardless of your situation, a spring-cleaning checklist can really help. There are some things, after all, that are easy to overlook even for the experienced spring cleaner. And things change; maybe you have some different items or furniture you didn’t have last year. So here is a checklist of some spring-cleaning tasks you may not have thought of so that you can organize your cleaning efforts.
One way to help yourself manage your time better is to keep things separate. If you have a specific area to accomplish a goal, youll be able to get your mind dedicated faster to that one task. It might seem like a pipe dream, but if you really want to be creative, find a space that makes you feel creative and go to it each time you need that extra creative spark. In that way, you become more in charge of how your time is spent.
(Family Features) Vegetable casseroles and carrot cake have been Easter menu mainstays for decades, but with the majority of millennials now hosting holiday family gatherings, retro dishes are getting a flavorful facelift with new ingredients and flavor twists.
Clutter can be frustrating. You can work all day long and feel like you accomplished very little. Aside from simply being aggravating, it turns out that the stress which clutter promotes can lead to a host of physical and mental health issues. It all has to do with how your brain reacts to the clutter around you.
(Family Features) Between blossoming flowers and warmer temperatures, there are plenty of reasons to spend more time outside. Brighten up your spring family gatherings with the sweet flavors of the season. You can prepare a delicious brunch for your family or bring a fun dessert to your next gathering without having to take away any of your time enjoying the outdoors.
Spring is also the perfect time to introduce new twists on classic desserts that will impress your loved ones. Dessert combinations, like a classic cheesecake laced with sweet cherries on a buttery chocolate chip cookie crust or a brunch-perfect cinnamon French toast with your favorite features of an apple fritter, are sure to be the talk of your family’s table.
Here is a little freebie for my readers. This is a set of eight printable scrapbook tags. The size is 2″ by 3.5″. You can make as many copies as you wish and share them as long as credit is intact. They are for personal use only. Just click on the image to enlarge, copy, and print.
Paper flowers are one of those crafts that give beautiful results for a small amount of time and effort. They are inexpensive and fun to make, especially if you are a crafty person. The sky is the limit when it come to creativity. You can choose from an endless variety of styles, colors, and papers. These flowers can be made for pretty much any season or occasion, and can even be a fun activity for the family to work on together.
(Family Features) Americans love their coffee. Millions of people drink at least one cup of coffee per day and many get their caffeine fix with a specialty coffee drink.
Dairy milk is a great complement for any cup of coffee; it’s both a tasty addition and a way to add essential nutrients to your mug. Every type of dairy milk, whether lowfat, fat free or organic, contains nine essential nutrients, including high-quality protein. In fact, milk is the top food source for three of the four nutrients of concern, or the nutrients Americans, including children, are most lacking: calcium, potassium and vitamin D.
If you enjoy a morning cup of coffee, here are a few ways to create gourmet coffee drinks at home.