Here is a twist on the Thankful Turkey idea from the last post. I drew this turkey to use as a table decoration at out Thanksgiving Dinner, but you can also write things your thankful for on the feathers. It is totally cute! There is a large copy and and then 2 on a sheet which are much smaller so you can decide which is best for you. Color, cut, enjoy!! Then share with your friends so they can enjoy too.
With the holidays coming, here are some fun ideas you can do with the kids/grand-kids this holiday season–>
Thankful turkey- Write down the things you are thankful for on feathers and glue them to a Turkey head and body. See how many feathers you can make.
Thankful chain- make a chain with all the links containing things you are thankful for. Make the chain out of fall colors like brown, yellow, orange, and red. It will double as a beautiful holiday decoration.
Christmas trees- Draw a big Christmas tree on a piece of green construction paper. Make some green frosting or buy some white frosting and color it green with food coloring. Use the frosting to “glue” fruit loops to the tree to decorate it. Use lots of colors. You can decorate it to be 2 or even 3 high. Be creative. Eat it if you like when you are finished or even while you are crafting.
Thanksgiving countdown chain- similar to the thankful chain, this one counts down to Christmas. Put 1 loop for each day until Christmas day. I like to use red and green and sometimes white. Let the kids rip 1 of the loops off each day.
Christmas List- A great idea for practicing spelling, handwriting or cursive is the Christmas list. Have your kids write a new list every day until Christmas. They are learning and won’t even know it.
Oreo Turkeys- are always fun. You can find instructions here for those.
Those are just a few things that we do around our house. Stay tuned for more ideas over the next few weeks.
Do you ever find yourself running around crazy-like? Do you feel like you are a chicken with its head cut off? Do you feel that you are barely finishing ANY task, let alone finishing them all or the best of your abilities?
SOLUTION: Slow down to speed up. While this may sound like an oxymoron, it is a tried and true secret of getting everything done.
Try this. Sit back in your chair for a minute. Close your eyes and simply BE. What do you smell, hear, feel? Surrender yourself to the things around you. Let go of all other thoughts and just BE int he moment. (ok, ready….go!)
When you are done, notice how much more focused you are. Did the stress just melt away? Are you ready to tackle the next thing you need to do?
Now your homework- Several more times today, take time to just BE. You don’t need to take a long time with this, just a minute or 2, but the break will allow your mind to relax, focus and you will feel re-energized! I have been truly amazed how much better I feel as well as how much better my relationship are with my kids and husband. It is SO nice! And in the end, I am much more efficient in getting the things done that I need to do.
So, while it may still sound a little silly- Slow Down to Speed Up…and do it today!
Hey everyone! I am so excited to announce that I’m officially an AUTHOR! Woot! I have been working on my book for about 6 months now and I am self-publishing it online in both e-book and printed formats. The title is “Your First 30 Days in Direct Sales workbook- keys to your success”. Basically it is a workbook to walk you through the first 30 days of being a direct seller.
For some companies, you sign up and then have to wait for 2 weeks (or longer) to get your starter kit in the mail. I have met very few companies where you are set to go the second you sign up. I feel that the time between when you sign the dotted line and when you get you kit (and even a little later than that) is a PRIME opportunity that many companies are missing out on!!!
The excitement that people have right then is SO contagious and wonderful that they SHOULD get going! That is what my book does. It gives you small tasks to do each day that will seize those precious moments just after you sign up and turn them into CASH. And we all like cash, right???
Along with my book, I’ve also launched a new website, http://www.30daylady.com. It is a site dedicated to my writing, speaking and training. While I currently only have 1 book, I have several others in the works already! Visit the 30 day lady website for additional titles and if you are interested in purchasing a copy of my book.
Well, I have taken a big step this weekend and have actually LEFT my kids. I have gone to the DSWA Leadership Retreat in San Diego for 3 days (2 nights). The kids are in good hands (my moms) and my wonderful sisters are there to snuggle and cuddle them and generally help out with all the munchkins.
I reflect back to the “if mom ain’t happy, nobody’s happy” and know that I will come away from this weekend and happier, smarter, more relaxed mom but something about leaving my baby for the 1st time makes me a little sad.
So here I go, off to my retreat to learn and grow and think about my babies. When I go home, I will give them lots of hugs and kisses and we will all be the better for it.
Special Days and holidays or Days to celebrate for this week are:
October 4th: National Golf Day October 5th: International Teacher’s Day October 8th: American Tag Day October 9th: Moldy Cheese Day October 10th: Universal Music Day, International Newspaper Carrier Day, National Cake Decoration Day
Special days and crazy holidays for this week are:
September 27: Ancestor Appreciation Day, Crush a Can Day October 1: Homemade cookies Day, World Vegetarian Day October 2: Child Health Day, Name Your Car Day, World Farm Animals, Day, World Smile Day October 3: Captain Kangaroo Day
October is also Dyslexia Month, National Book Month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Clock Month, National Desert Month, and National Pizza Month.
How fitting with the fall season coming up to have such a festive dinner.
You will need: 1 medium pumpkin 1/4 c soy sauce 1 4oz can of sliced mushrooms 1 large can Cream of Mushroom soup 2 cups hot cooked rice (white or brown) 1 lb cooked ground beef onions, celery, green pepper.
after cooking ground beef, add onions, celery, and green pepper. Cook until tender.
Mix remaining ingredients. Cut open pumpkin (I like to lay it on its side and cut the top side open. Carve out the inside. Put mixture inside. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour or until pumpkin is tender at 375 degrees.
Sept 21st: Miniature Golf Day, World Gratitude day 22nd: Dear Diary Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, 1st Day of Autumn 23rd: Great American Pot Pie Day 24th: National Punctuation Day, National Bluebird of Happiness Day 25th: Love Note Day, National Comic Book Day 26th: National Hunting and Fishing Day, National Pancake Day, Shamu the Whale Day