We took and old poster frame and made 7 "slots" with scrapbook paper. We then used labels from a craft store to mark whose chores were whose along with glittery sticker letters to mark the days. Now we can write notes each day for the other to do in dry erase marker and don't have to waste paper!!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
I used to have this really bulky, tall, T-shaped jewelry holder which I hated and took up too much space on my dresser. At a local craft store I found a cool bottle and decided to use that as a bracelet holder. I then added a little "pop" to the dresser with a smaller, colored bottled and some cool burlap flowers (they're even polka-dotted!!)
Thursday, August 1, 2013
We spruced up a corner of the living room with a blown glass vase with twine accents. I brought out an old night stand and placed a diffuser and some blown glass accents on it. The round mirrors were a fun way to reflect some light into the room an complimented the paper lanterns hung from the ceiling.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Here are some tips I've found work for me. First off I should say I LOVE LOVE LOVE diet coke which is horrible and dehydrates me even more so every so often I have to "re-train" myself to drink water.
Tip #1: Keep it next to you at work: I've found that if I keep a glass or bottle next to me at work within eye shot and arm's length, I'm more likely to drink it even it's really just out of convenience and boredom. Who cares! I'm drinking it!
Tip #2: Use a straw: I drink more, faster when I use a straw. It also gives me the illusion it tastes better. LOL Weird, I know. But it works!
Tip #3: Find a few really big bottles and fill them with ice and water first thing: I have various cups and mugs and bottles around the house we call "My jugs" which hold tons of water. If I fill them first off in the day, i'm more likely to drink them than if I wait until I'm thirsty. Also, if I know I haven't had a lot to drink that day and I'm behind on my hydration, I use them to measure how much I need to drink. i.e. "Ok, I have to drink 2 jugs before I go to bed."
Tip #4: Take it with you: If I'm leaving the house, I often take a bottle of water with me. Even if I leave it in the car while running errands, I know it's there and I'm less likely to stop for coffee or a diet coke.
I've found that when I'm dehydrated, I don't lose as much, my muscles are more sore after working out, and I wake up feeling gross the following day. I retain water and get bloated which doesn't make me feel very good. So I've made it a personal mission to work on staying hydrated and to drink lots of water throughout the day! Especially when I plan to work out and sweat a lot.