Category Archives for "Living Life"

Living Life is about being a parent, giving tips for home management, finance, humor, love, and everything the day throws your way.

January 4, 2014

Free Printable Wedding Planning Checklist

Free Printable Wedding Planning Checklist

Your wedding day is going to be one of the best days of your life, and with a little planning, can be one of the smoothest. I know what you are thinking, Wedding Day’s going smoothly!? Well yes! You just have to take the time before your wedding day and make sure you plan accordingly and everything will fall into place! This is the first printable we are going to be  offering for all you brides out there! This is our Free Printable Wedding Planning Checklist! In the coming weeks we will be adding even more free wedding printable, so much such to check back!

Here is our Free Printable Wedding Planning Checklist

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January 3, 2014

Blogging Tip: 10 Things Bloggers Should Consider

Real Advice Gal Small Business Owner Tips

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Blogging Tip – 10 Things Bloggers Should Consider

1) You need a great laptop or desktop. You will be on your computer all the time. I use a Mac for everyday and my Chrome book when I travel.

2) You need a fast internet speed

3) You obviously need a domain name. My blogging tip is for you to buy it through Go Daddy.

4) You will need hosting iPage



iPage is cheap and the service is awesome. You can also host multiple sites on the same host.  is fine until your blog gets bigger than I would transfer your blog to Big Scoots. This statement was made prior to me trying iPage until you get several thousand posts you should be fine on iPage.

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January 2, 2014

Positive Quotes for the Day

Thought Provoking Thursday: Positive Quotes for the Day

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Here’s the story behind my positive quotes for the dayLast week started off so full of hope and joy with Christmas around the corner, my house was full of Holiday Cheer. Tuesday started off with a bang and a long list of things to do before the day ended. All my good plans came to a screeching halt, when I checked my checking account. I know you might be wondering why I was checking my account on Christmas Eve with so much to do but truth is I have had my information stolen in the past and make it a habit to watch all my accounts. There are services such as LifeLock that help you with that.

My day suddenly came to a halt when I noticed a payment for $105 that was not mine or my husbands. With a few phone calls it was revealed that my brother in law had used our checking account to pay his storage unit payment. All visions of a White and Happy Christmas fled from my head and instead it was filled with anger, resentment and panic. There was no beauty in burnt cookies of my mental images.

Several phone calls, texts and reassurance from my friend that I could get it reversed left me in somber spirits but I decided that I needed to put “My Big Girl Panties” on and bake with my daughter as promised. On our list was Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip Cookies.  20 minutes into our baking session, my daughter decided she wanted to watch cartoons. Seeing as we were baking at her request she was denied and we continued working.  Our first batch of cookies ended up burnt because we lost track of time and I found myself on the edge of tears. She reassured me Santa only needed 5 and we had 2 dozen more to go in the oven. If she could find the beauty in burnt cookies, why couldn’t I?

Positive Quotes for the Day – Sometimes There is Beauty in Burnt Cookies

The baking was finally finished and my daughter in bed for the night. Stockings were stuffed but I still couldn’t see any of the beauty in burnt cookies of the day. As I got ready for bed, my thoughts went to what we had accomplished that day. The 6 months worth of filing I had managed to file away in just 15 minutes because I was looking for papers to deal with checking account issue, the 3 dozen cookies that were delicious and NOT burnt, and 2 tasty pies created with love ready for Christmas dinner.

I finally found the Beauty in Burnt Cookies. This positive quotes for the day applies to so much of our lives when we only look at the bad side of things, we miss out on the beautiful pieces and situation that emerge. As you begin your New Year, make sure that you look for the Beauty in Burnt Cookies in your day to day activities. You never know what you are going to find.

Here are some of our Positive Quotes for the Day favorites:

Do you have Positive Quotes for the Day favorites? Share it with us in the comment section.

Karla’s Korner: 2013 Lessons Learned in Life

Lessons Learned in Life

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2013 Lessons Learned in Life: Ahh Haa Moments, Memories and More….

It’s early morning; my house is quiet as I sit in the final glow of Christmas 2013. A few open gifts remain scattered under the Christmas tree; left behind are for me to put away like socks and books. The important things have been put away or packed into a duffle bag to return to college and the normality of life. It seems that just a few days ago life was filled with the excitement and anticipation of Christmas and all that the holiday would bring. Now it’s over; gone like the bag of wrapping paper sitting at the curb for the garbage truck to take away. It seems that it takes forever for the holidays to arrive and in a mere blink it’s over. So as I sit alone sipping coffee and reflecting not only on the events of this holiday season but of the past year I am in awe of the many changes that have taken place; changes that have settled deep within my soul leaving me looking forward to even more changes and challenges in the coming year.Continue reading

December 28, 2013

Day After Christmas Sales

Saving Saturday: Frugal Ways to Save Money

 Day After Christmas Sales

Day After Christmas Sales

Now that Christmas is over, my thoughts begin to wander to the day after Christmas sales.  You know, the day when the stores deep discount just about everything they didn’t sell before Christmas.  The best thing about day after Christmas sales is they generally last until the inventory is gone rather than just one day like Black Friday.  That’s a good thing because I won’t be able to make it to the stores the day after Christmas.  However, I am already planning my shopping trip the weekend after Christmas.

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December 26, 2013

Small Things Make Big Difference

Thought Provoking Thursday

Do you believe that Small Things Make Big Difference?

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If you were given a chance to help someone else, how will you do it and who will you give it to?

This is the challenge that Amee aka MadameDeals gave to us this week. This is called the Envelope Project! The goal is to take a moment to help someone else. Amee gave us each $10 to give it to someone and report back on what we did and how it made us feel. We want to show you how small things make big difference, as long as we have a giving heart.

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