I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary and it was wonderful.
We decided to do a local dinner cruise on the St. Croix River and the boat company went out of their way to make us feel special.
By the time we booked the event, they were pretty much sold out. Because of that, we were assigned two different tables for dinner. The host knew it was our anniversary and so he set up a private table for the two of us on the upper deck of the boat while everyone else ate downstairs. They also served us up there when typically you serve yourself. Plus they gave us each a drink on the house.
Later when dinner was done and everyone else came back up to the listen to the band, we were able to keep sitting at our table with everyone else enjoying the music. It was great and they truly went out of their way for us!
So I just have to give a shout out to Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours. If you’re ever in the area during summer I highly recommend checking them out!
I hope your weekend was also special!
On to this week’s tips to help overcome overwhelm and simplify your life!
Some of these tips are from my own posts, whereas others are from talented bloggers around the Internet.
Financial Tip #1
August is soon coming to a close. Have you started September’s budget yet?
Here are some items you may want to include:
- Any travel plans for Labor Day
- The NFL Kickoff to the 2018 season begins September 6. – don’t forget to budget for a party you may be hosting or potluck you’re attending
- Christmas savings
You can check out How To Create Your Own Budget In 5 Easy Steps if you’d like some guidance setting up your budget.
And/or you can download the free Budgeting Template.
Financial Tip #2
One way to trick yourself into saving money by waiting 24 hours before making a purchase: 11 other ways to trick yourself into saving money.
Financial Tip #3
Has it been awhile since you’ve gotten a raise? If you deserve one, ask for one! The Dreaded Raise Question.
Home Life Tip #2
Meal planning is very convenient and often necessary, but can also be rather time consuming. Cut down your time by using the Capsule Pantry method.
Home Life Tip #3
Does your kitchen need an organizational overhaul? 24 Smart Organizing Ideas For Your Kitchen.
Parenting/Pregnancy/Family Life Tip #1
If you’re having a baby soon, don’t forget to pack the essentials in your hospital bag ahead of time.
Parenting/Pregnancy/Family LIfe Tip #3
Getting tired of listening to kids music? Try out 5 Podcasts That Will Change The Way Your Kids See The World (and that you’ll enjoy too).
Have a great week!
If you have your own tip that you would like me to share, please email me at anytime and it could be used (*please note there is no guarantee it will be shared*).