I created a few more printables for you. These scripture LOVE printables are perfect for Valentine’s Day!
They include four different Bible Passages about love. If your child is handing out valentines, print on card stock and cut the four sections. Include candy, a pencil, box of crayons, stickers, chapstick, Play-Doh or whatever goodie your child is excited to give out.
Don’t only use them on Valentine’s Day! They are the perfect note to put in your child’s lunchbox. A little reminder of God’s love.
I hope your child enjoys the Valentine’s Day Word Search Printables!
Two years ago I made Scripture Printables that include four different Bible Passages about love. If your child is handing out valentines, print on card stock and cut the four sections. Include candy, a pencil, box of crayons, stickers, chapstick, Play-Doh or whatever goodie your child is excited to give out. Print: Valentine Love Verse Printable
Are you familiar with the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge? I like the idea of a savings challenge, but I am not 100% on board with how it is set up. The typical plan challenges you to save $1 the first week, $2 the second week…until you save $52 the last week of the year. It’s a simple way to save an additional $1,378 in 52 weeks, but I do see how this can be a struggle when December rolls around.
Compare what you are saving the first 4 weeks of the year to the last 4 weeks of the year.
During the first 4 weeks, you save a total of $10. Average: $2.50 per week.
During the last 4 weeks, you save a total of $202. Average: $50.50 per week.
Saving $2.50 per week is probably not a huge struggle. $50.50 per week may be harder to accomplish, especially considering that this takes place in December.
I created a 52-Week Money Saving Challenge Printable back in 2014. The original printable was for the year 2015, but now I have an undated version for you to use any year. You can start this challenge at any point throughout the year.
The original 52-Week Money Saving Challenge ($1 per week, $2 per week, etc.) results in a savings of $1,378 in a year. You will still end up saving $1,378 with this updated challenge, but it will be easier to save when you spread it out.
If you do decide to start this challenge in January, this schedule will be much easier as you will be set up to save the least amount in December. You will save $110 during each 4-week cycle, with an exception of the last 4 weeks of the year. If money is tight in December, you will feel relief! This schedule asks you to save only $58 during the last 4 weeks. You will only have to set aside $8 in your budget to save the last week of the year. $8 is much easier than $52!FREE Printable: 52 Week Money Saving Challenge
I am also including the reverse version of the original challenge. Save $52 the first week, $51 the second week…until you save $1 the last week. Pick the schedule that works best for you.
It can be easier to make saving a priority when you know what your goals are. Writing down your goals can make you feel more accountable. At the bottom of the printable, there is a place to write down your savings goal.
Write down what you are saving for: Mortgage? Vacation? Home updates? College fund? Credit card debt? Feel free to share in the comments:
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I don’t make New Years Resolutions every year, but I instead like to break my goals into smaller time frames. Monthly, weekly, daily…it depends on the goal I want to set or the habit I want to create.
For some goals it’s easier to focus on creating a habit. I wanted to become a morning person and get up before my daughters every morning. By forcing myself to do it for a few weeks straight, I ended up creating a habit of getting up before my girls each day. Once it was a habit, I didn’t even have to think about it every morning. It became my new normal. I’m on a break from it as I have a newborn, but I plan on getting back in the habit in 2017!
When you want a change in a specific area of your life, sometimes annual goal setting is not the answer. Focusing on a mini goal or creating a habit can be a better way to succeed depending on the change you want to make.
Small daily habits can make a big difference over the course of a few weeks, months, or even longer.
Do you have a new habit that you want to create in 2017? One little task or activity that you want to focus on this year?
When I decide what habit I want to create, I find that writing it down and tracking my progress makes all the difference. Once you decide what habit you want to create, find a place to track the habit.
I want to share this free printable habit tracker with you. It’s available in teal or pink. Download and print. Check off each day you complete your task. Place in a prominent place so you can see your daily progress.
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Have you received invites to holiday parties and get-togethers? The time is coming when your calendar may be filling up with invites to Christmas parties, dinners, or cookie-baking days. You may even be planning overnight stays at your friend’s and family’s homes. If you want to show up with a gift of appreciation and holiday cheer for your host, I have a few ideas for you.
There is no need to blow your holiday budget on extravagant gifts, as your host will appreciate even a small gesture.
Scarf or Other Homemade Gift
If you don’t want to show up with another holiday trinket or decoration that your host may not want, consider a handmade scarf for your host. It’s both a personal and useful gift.
Don’t knit? For an extended stay, splurge on a cozy sweater from Olive + Oak.
Pick a festive coffee mug for the hostess. Don’t forget to include a pound of their favorite coffee beans!
A Basket of Holiday-Scented Home Products
I always look forward to getting new seasonal soaps and cleaners. The holiday scents make cleaning a little more fun. Put together a basket of scented soaps and lotions for your host. Add in a candle or dish towel and I’m sure the basket will be enjoyed!
I think most homeowners enjoy festive holiday scents in their home, especially when hosting a party in their home. Find a holiday-scented candle. Or give the gift of either the Fall Holiday Blends or the Winter Wonderland Holiday Blends from Plant Therapy. The Fall Holiday Blends essential oils set includes Autumn Breeze, Pumpkin Spice, and Spiced Orange. The Winter Wonderland essential oils set includes Merry Mistletoe, Snow Flurries, and Winter Wassail.