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Life in your home!

Written January 2020 Updated 9/14/21

   Sometimes poor is a state of mind and other times we just don’t know how to manage our money and lives. How to say no!  We slide from one mess to another instead of taking time to focus on cleaning up one mess, before getting into another one.  Some families give the appearance, as do their children of being very wealthy, when they are living off credit cards, owe everyone, are scared to death of what the next day is going to bring.

Remind your children, grandchildren, stepchildren,  what they have to be grateful about such as:

A family that stays together, even when the going gets so tough.

A chance to pray! Reflect! Meditate.

A roof over their heads.  Utilities that are paid so you have heat in the winter, and are able to be cool in the summer.

A chance to save if you have a job.  Get a savings plan started so you will feel rich when you see how it has grown. It is called savings, savings, and savings.

Food on the table.

Pets and more pets and then more pets.

Clothing, maybe not the most expensive, but why would you want expensive anyway, in a couple of months you will have grown and need new outfits.

Friends who are allowed to come to your house.

Love from parents and grandparents .Love can be defined in many ways. Love may not be visable at all times but it is there.

Exercise, ride bicycles, help with laundry, keep the house clean  or work in the yard. Don’t forget to shovel the snow when it arrives. Don’t wait to be asked.

Journal about the above, what works and why it worked.

One day at a time!

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Holidays approaching too fast!

First published 11/15/19

Here it is only Labor Day and everyone is getting so excited about the upcoming holidays. Don’t know where summer actually went. So glad we were able to have a good family get together around the Memorial Day holiday.

The way things are going in our world today you feel like you need to see everyone when you can but with all the world problems, including COVID, you need to weigh all your options.

We all need to respectful of each other and lets enjoy our fun when we can.

PROMOTION

That is the key word right now, promotion, promoting, promoting and more promoting. Decorations are up in all the stores, big sales are going , Black Friday is here, early Black Friday sales are being promoted and that brings us to Thanksgiving. So, take a deep breath the fun is just beginning.

Get super organized. Take care of things that you have put off for a while now, so you can then focus on your list of essentials to be done for the holidays. Make a list, check it twice, as they say in the Santa movies.

Add Young Living Essential oils to your shopping list for this coming ChristmasThey have wonderful easy to obtain gifts for all. Good stocking stuffers and great essential oils to make your home smell enchanting all through the holiday season. There are essential oils that might help anxiety, depression, studying, relaxation.

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Meri, Meri

Fall is coming and so are the beautiful colors. Holidays follow right after that. Time to plan a party? Why not.

https://merimeri.com/pages/halloween-party-supplies

HALLOWEEN

Party Supplies, costumes, vintage themes, kids crafts all available for your consideration, especially when planning a party. Even if the party is for family only, think how incredible it will be for your little one. Spiders, pumpkins, ghosts, decorations and cakes with Halloween decorations.

Welcome to a giant fairy land where ideas galore are there to let your imagination run wild. All you have to do is take a peek and find what you want.

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Tea Collection

Check out the Animal Prints

A selection of summer and fall clothing for girls, boys and babies. Unique and interesting.

Fall is coming and of course colder weather is right around the corner. Mix & Match is a good page

to look at. What makes this special are outfits that show a set of three tees and two pair of leggings.

Site Wide Events——FALL STOCK UP

Bargains Galore. Take a good look.

teacollection.com

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Resources available to help you in discerning the right education road for your gifted or challenged child.

Orginally written 4/26/20 Update 8/22/21

This blog the ABC of special education is #packed full of words and definitions used by social workers, teachers, physicians when working with special needs and gifted children. The blog was written by a woman ( our daughter Susan) who has been a foster parent, is certified as a Special Education teacher for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Click on the link below it will take you to the ABCs of Special Education., under Suze the Muse website. Educate yourself on what is available for children who may need different types of education. https://www.suzethemuse.com. Be sure and read : Does my child have a learning problem? The ABC’S of Special Education.

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Thank you for supporting my blog!

Thank you to each and everyone of you who like selectionsfrombarb.com. Thank you if you are now following my blog! I try to look at your information, blog, website and e-mails. It is really an interesting task and I take seriously those that I am supporting, I often go back to re-read something to make sure I understand what is your niche and how I can support you.

The more I learn the more I realize how much I do not know. I am a slow learner, but eventually the light bulb goes off. I am fascinated by what there is to learn and how quickly some people absorb what there is to learn. If you are a slow learner like myself, be confident in yourself that you can learn and keep trying. Make one of your goals for the next month a confidence goal, step up to the plate, swing the bat and accomplish one thing you have really been procrastinating attempting.

As we all know it is impossible to support everyone unless you have a vast amount of available cash floating about. We would all like the same thing, extra money to take care of those things that are staring us in the face. Things like maybe a new refrigerator, painting, new carpeting just to name a few. Extra money to help those in need.

I hope you are all enjoying what I write. Please let me know if there is something you are interested in that I might be able to write about. Planning on working on a sort of new venture for me. Printables! Hope I am not too far behind everyone else. There is great amount of information that has been shared. It seems like I am learning piece meal as there is always something I don’t comprehend.

Thanks again! God bless all of you and I hope you have a fantastic Sunday. A good thought for the day- If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. My mother used to say that all the time, she was a wise woman.

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World of sharing ideas?

What a cutie! Sharing picture to make you smile.

The world of sharing sometimes is not very nice, but sometimes you find sharing is great. A good example is blogging. Just think how amazing bloggers are with sharing their ideas, courses and other thoughts.

It is awesome what the internet has to share these days and new ideas are being developed as I am writing this. Sharing is what is important. How you share even more important. Think about this:

  • Do you share with an open heart?
  • Do you share because you find it a challenge, that you want to meet?
  • Do you share what’s on your mind in a manner that is not demeaning?
  • Do you share because sharing is what you value?
  • Do you share because you want to learn also and you know others have great ideas ?
  • Do you share what you have learned, morally, spiritually and intellectually?
  • Do you share the above in a non-threatening, interesting, learning manner without anger?
  • Do you share what you have learned without becoming a potty mouth?
  • Do you share by becoming a volunteer and sharing your experience?
  • Do you share all you can about your pets and how you take care of them?
  • Do you share your parenting experiences? grandparenting experiences?

Hope the above gave you some food for thought and makes you get busy instead of sitting around mopping about nothing to do. Find something worthwhile to do. Remember millionaires started slowly and worked hard at low paying jobs, while pursuing their dreams.

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Thank you to everyone who has begun following me. It is such fun to see what you have to offer. God Bless you all. Have a wonderful shared day. Sign up for my newsletter. Remember every day is a learning, sharing day.

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Jobs, jobs everywhere. Dress for success!

Updated 8/4/21

Success should be a number one priority in any job interview. Otherwise why would you want to go and be interviewed. Looking at my boards on Pinterest, I noticed one outfit that was saved repeatedly.

A beautiful, classic, fabulous outfit including accessories. It is a skirt, blazer sweater all coordinated in rich colors of brown and rust, with a wide belt , a big gold buckle on it. Tights, fashionable boots and a great handbag. Please go and look at my fashion board at http://www.selectionsfrombarb.com.

Reason for the blog, it made me think how many people do not dress appropriately for a job interview. Really rather sad when you think about it. So here are some tips:

  1. Don’t wear jeans, shorts, clothing that is too tight, skirts that are too short, tops that allow too much cleavage to show. May not bother you but would certainly bother the interviewer.
  2. What about beards, long hair and tattoo’s? Not going to touch that one, but how about washed and combed hair and beards. Does your beard need trimming? What about a haircut? Maybe cover some of the tattoo’s, your preference.
  3. Women, use good taste in your makeup. Moderation, maybe a nice toned down but pretty look.
  4. Make sure your shoes are clean and polished. Can wear a nice boot if outfit you are wearing is appropriate for boots. Cover your toes, even if you think your toenails are beautiful. They may be but may be a No! No! Depends on what type of job you are interviewing for.
  5. Casual may be very appropriate for some interviews. How about khaki pants and a cotton work shirt, and shoes, instead of jeans, a tee shirt and flip, flops.
Some fashion ideas from years ago!

Good luck and I hope some of my suggestions help you. You can find numerous suggestions under how to interview, and what to wear job interviewing.

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Blogging and what is working?

Finding your niche!! Finding your niche!! Sounds like the start of a poem, but it isn’t as I am surely not able to compose a poem. Most of my thought processes have been put into finding my niche.

Are you having the same thoughts, what should be my niche and where should I go from here. All of a sudden you have this wonderful idea and think oh that would be a great niche. You think I will go right out there and do some research, and oh my goodness there are many blogs with the same idea you had.

So how do you find your niche. What are your ideas for finding your niche? Have you thought about all the things that you really are attracted to? What are your hobbies? Gardening, Landscaping, Woodworking, Writing, Art, and Sports. Maybe you are interested in politics, religion or television. What ever you determine is your niche or become really interested in, write on it. Focus on it.

When writing try to focus on one thing at a time. Do not jump around, but keep on target. You need a beginning, middle and an ending.

Life style is about the closest I can come to having a niche at this time. I can still pursue reflections on health, family, blogging and essential oils, under this umbrella.

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Reading the books I read many years ago.

Reading many of the older books I loved years ago, only now they are e-books and I am using a Kindle. So wonderful. When we could not go any where much during the pandemic, that Kindle was a saver. Extra special in our home was that my husband can make the font bigger on his kindle and read also. It has filled alot of hours for him.

Dick Francis, now deceased wrote so many wonderful books especially centered around horse racing and all the drama, excitement, fun, tragedies surrounding the lives of those involved in horse racing. Some of them I just could not put down because, I couldn’t remember the ending and wanted to know what happened. Some endings I did not like, but most of them I thought were fair and well thought out. Don’t know if racing is still so well attended in England now, but his books really reflex how horse racing used to be.

Another author I have enjoyed is David Balducci. Again I enjoy some of his hero’s /heroines more than others. Right now my favorite is Amos Decker. Such a good series. Start with Memory Man. The struggles of a good man, trying to stay a good man and live with the impediment he has, and also come to terms with the tradegy in his personal life.

Also reading about essential oils. Many interesting books to take advantage of and learn more about essential oils. Never too late to learn.

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