Thursday, January 12, 2012

Keep Things Simple

Simple and nutritious dinner – Get reacquainted with your slow cooker. Dump in your meat, veggies, and sauce, cover, and turn it on low. Dinner will be ready when you get home at the end of a long day, and cleanup will be simple since you’ll only have one pot to wash.

Keep track of busy schedules – Have one large calendar in a central spot in your house and insist that everyone post events and appointments. To make it fun for the kids, use colored pencils and assign each person a color.

Dry clean your hair – If your hair is dirty, and you don’t have time to wash it, sprinkle a little bit of baby powder at the roots, turn your head upside down, fluff it with your fingertips, and brush it out. You’ll be able to go another day before washing it.

After the kids are in bed, and you need to relax, curl up in a comfy chair and enjoy a great book. I'd like to recommend Tea for Two by Trish Perry:

Counselor Tina Milano has been visiting Milly's Tea Shop regularly for the past several months. She has many friends but no steady man in her life. Zack Cooper is a local farmer who provides Milly with fresh fruit and vegetables. As a single parent, Zach is doing his best to raise his teenage son and daughter on his own. When the kids get in minor scrapes with the law, Milly gently encourages Zack and Tina to work together to draw the teens back before their rebellious natures land them in even hotter water. At first Tina sees the relationship in only a professional capacity, but soon her friends notice the luscious scent of romance in the air and decide to help things along.

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1 comment:

CatMom said...

Thanks for the tips you're sharing, Debby. I pray your new year is off to a great start!
Hugs, Patti Jo :)