Guest post written by Samantha Marion
My daughter is always trying to get me to let her help out in the kitchen. But I was also the same way with my mom when I was younger. So I like to let her help me mix some things and crack eggs and things like that. She loves it and for her upcoming birthday I thought I would give her something for her to use in the kitchen to make her feel like she’s helping out even more.
Out of all the stuff that I could think of, I settled on making us some matching aprons. I love sewing and thought it would be such a cute idea. While I was looking up apron patterns I ran across some stuff on debt counseling and was glad that I did. I really wanted to handle our debt situation and I think that I’m going to use counseling services in order to do that.
I found an adorable pattern for a DIY ruffled apron and decided to make one for each of us in matching fabric. It will make our time together in the kitchen that much more fun!
One of my goals for this year is to do some serious de-cluttering and organizing. I also hope to do a bit of redecorating. My office is on my loft. I have three desks put together in an L shape. They don’t match and it’s kind of cluttered. I’m going to buy one L-shaped desk to neaten things up. Walmart has a glass and metal L-shaped desk for $99 that I am thinking about buying.
Things really aren’t that cluttered. I just tend to keep a lot of papers that I never look at again. The main disaster is all of the boy’s toys. They have way too many toys.
Amazon had a couple of free de-cluttering books for the Kindle that I downloaded. I learned a lot of pretty useful tips. De-cluttering is a pretty good winter project.
One of the things I came across while de-cluttering my loft was a folder detailing all of the steps necessary when planning a wedding. That is one of the life events I have not reached yet. Reading through all the preparation tips sounded a little overwhelming and very expensive.
Fortunately, the internet is a great resource for helping you find the perfect wedding decorations at reasonable prices. There are wedding websites where you can get ideas. Wedding blogs offer tips and tricks to help with planning your wedding. Wedding websites also offer advice and ideas on wedding favors. Favors are always the part I like the best. Gone are the days of matchbooks. These days you can buy unique favors or even make your own. There are tons of different wedding favors available. Wedding websites offer favors for just about every theme or color scheme imaginable.
A wedding is a special event, so making sure the wedding decorations are perfect is important to making sure the day is a success.