How adorable are these sweet little baby chicks?! I am a huge sucker for any baby animal, real or of the chenille variety.
Micah and I had so much fun making these cute, little, hatching chicks and it made for the perfect opportunity to teach him about Spring, recycling and new beginnings.
Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb
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Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize!
For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product.
Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don't enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)
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1. Make a list.
Make a list of all the rooms in your house, then think of all the things that need to be done and write them down. Don't just hope you'll remember it, write it down and keep your notebook close, in case you think of something else that needs to be done.
2. Don't be afraid to toss out old stuff.
I am the world's worst when it comes to keeping things for emotional reasons. I have the hardest time getting rid of stuff, but I am slowly running out of room, so it's either let it go or be overrun by crap, I choose the former. When trying to decide what to throw out and what to keep, I use a 6 month rule. If I haven't seen it, worn it or used it in the last 6 months, I toss or donate it.
3. Use the right tools for the job.
4. Don't over-do it.
Face it, you're human, you are not Superwoman. What has taken several months to accumulate can not be fixed in one day. If you get overwhelmed, enlist help from your family. Sometimes, it's better to just kick them all out and storm your way through it and sometimes you want them to feel your pain, so you ask for help. Either way, you got this and if it takes more then a day or ten to get it done, who cares? Unless you are hosting company, no one will know.
5. Break it down.
If you find yourself getting bogged down or overwhelmed, break it down to a room/day. Start with the hardest and work your way down from there. Getting the worst room out of the way first will give you the motivation you'll need to get the other areas done.
6. Don't stress it.
If you can't get it all done as quickly as you want, don't bug out. Rome wasn't built in a day and I'm sure it took longer than that to clean it up too. I mean, the mess and dust bunnies have been there for the past few months, what's one more day, besides, even when you do finally get it clean, the family will just mess it all up again anyways.
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What Exactly is a "Random Act of Hoppiness"?!
A "Random Act of Hoppiness" is anything you do, that brings a smile or joy to someone else.