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Changes to help alleviate stress.

Stress, are you overcome by the stress in your life?  Do you think you can not handle another day like the one you just had?  Dirty dishes, laundry, kids not behaving, car not working right, rain and more rain, bills to pay. You get the picture.

How can you help yourself?   By becoming more organized!  You say to yourself, boy I have heard that before and I tried to do that but it did not work.

My question to you is how long did you really work on it?  Really work on it!  Write down what you want to accomplish and why.  What difference will it make in your life?

It does work, but it takes lots of consistancy, persistence and fortitude.  It takes you saying to yourself, I can do this and i a going to do it.

Try to pick one thing each day that you can accomplish. Even if it is a small thing. For me that would be giving the bathrooms a cleaning.  Then daily making sure that they are maintained.

Make your bed daily, even if your bedroom is not picked up.  It is a start toward becoming organized.  Then focus on getting clothing picked up, laundry done, maybe not all done, but at least a load a day.  Your goal is to wash, dry, fold and put away.

Involve your family in your move to become more organized.  Don’t become discouraged, keep plugging away.  Show them you are not going to stop.   Meeting with resistance, just stay focused on your goal/goals.

Meal planning, grocery shopping and cleaning the kitchen.  Always a job.  Clean that kitchen right away after meals.  

Pain, pain!  You are right it is a pain, but once you see you are making progress, you will feel so good and you can really get better at organizing your blogging, printables, sewing projects, and volunteering for some charitable project.  BE READY TO ENJOY FALL!

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Shopping! Fun online with Amazon!

Updated 6/29/21

Every day is a fun day on Amazon. Just about anything you need you can find on Amazon. Saving you time from having to go store to store and wearing out your walking shoes and your patience. \

Been thinking about birthdays, anniversary parties, graduations and what can you buy that will be really appreciated. This is a giant pool of goodies for you to sort through.

Maybe you want to just find some new things for your home, like new curtains, towels cute and fluffy to replace those worn ones that are now going be used to dry the dogs after they are bathed.

What about a new coffee pot? A nice Keurig that will do everything but the dishes.

Good books for this winter or a new movie channel. Always new book available.

A nice new microwave or a smaller TV for the bedroom. A grill that you can use all through the winter to fix a good meal without having a big mess in your kitchen.

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Crafty! For the Holidays!

Updated 6/8/21

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Almost six months to Christmas. That sounds so bad, but time is just flying by. It is not on cruise control.

Get crafty even if it is not something you do on a daily basis. Look in children’s magazines, craft books and books that read easy to do!! Why! Why would you want to do that? Because you want to save money on Holiday spending this year! So becoming more creative, crafy, and inspired with ideas may help you.

Your gifts don’t have to be huge just something done by family, or by the children or by you for someone special in your life. If you are a crafty person, use up some of the craft supplies you have left in your special room. You know the one where all your art and sewing, or crafty supplies are hiding.

Some thoughts to get you thinking :

If you are a knitter, what about mittens and scarves.

How about making a lid gripper. Get some shelf liner. Cut approxiately the size of a hot pad 6″ by 6″. Single crochet or double crochet around the edges and you have a lid gripper. They usually last 1-2 years and then the grip may not be quite as good. People love them and you can get as fancy as you want with them. Use multi-colored yarn to make the gripper prettier if you want.

Sewing, just a beginner no problem. Purchase some fabric with a holiday theme. A nice cotton fabric and plan on making a holiday tablecloth. Be sure you get enough fabric to cover your table and hem it. Do a double turn, (each turn about a 1/2inch, so the hem looks nice, and professional. Make a tablecloth for someone in your family who is always generous to you.

Use scraps of colored paper from your children’s craft projects. Make a kaleidoscope picture, add pictures of your children, and put into a unique frame. Such a wonderful gift. Keep your kaleidoscope picture, light and airy, not filled with dark ,dark colors.

Design an angel tree of some kind and let your children pick one of the names off of it and make some small gift for a sick friend, someone who lives alone or someone who has been very nice to your family.

Be crafty and be frugal this year. Next year you will want to have a budget in place to help you plan ahead. For now go to Selection’s from Barb’s Resource Library and enter HELEN. The library is found on the upper right side my website Selections from Barb. There is a budget there you may want to start practicing with.

Good luck and have lots of fun. Get those creative juices flying.

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PARTY PLANNING!

We had a wonderful weekend at the first family reunion in over two years. We had all ages from 90 years old to 10 months.

The weather was beautiful, a little cool in the morning but it warmed up nicely during the day. There was food galore I mean everything . We had fried chicken, ham , all kinds of salads, bake beans, ham and bean soup, vegetables, fruit, all kinds of chips , and desserts. Plus cold drinks. Everyone of course bought a dish to pass

Our daughter and son in law bought a new home this last winter after living in the same house for thirty years. The new home is lovely and the property around it is beautiful. It is going to take them some time to figure out what flowers , plants, trees and shrubs they want to keep and what they want to get rid of. It is my understanding that the property was gorgeous this Spring with all the tulips in bloom. I’ll bet with all the trees ,Autumn and Christmas will be beautiful.

They have what is known as the John Deere Shed for our son in law. It was set up very nicely. He can sit there and relax. Our daughter has what is known as the MERRY, MERRY Shed. For Mother’s Day her husband hung her tiffany lamp they had bought from their old home. It looks lovely. She has many projects going on, including making fairy lamps. W

Food was excellent, ham, fried chicken, ham and bean soup, bake beans, salad of all kinds, chips of all flavors, you name it we had it. Dessert was a lovely cake made by our daughter Kathy and showed the new house and property. It was delicious.

We had so much fun watching everyone play the different games they had. Corn hoe, Chess, Frisbee, Croquet, and Lacrosse. In the evening we had a camp fire and everyone shared a memory that they had not shared before with most of the people. Fun! Fun! Two of our older grandchildren wrote a song for my husband and I. Good job!

Parties take a lot of work, as any hostess well knows . Organization, planning and replanning. There are lists everywhere. Lists of what needs done and what won’t get done. WHAT WON’T GET DONE. Very important and you need to be at peace with that list.

Hopefully the following list will help you when you are planning an event:

Determine date, time and place. Allow plenty of time for everyone to get the date on their calendar.

Send out texts, e-mails and special phone invites. Ask for a yes, no , maybe

Determine what you as host and hostess are going to buy and ask each family to let you know what they are bringing. Some people are excellent at this and other’s aren’t. Go with the flow.

Don’t forget the paper supplies needed and the coolers and ice for drinks.

Plan sleeping arrangements. Let everyone know what hotels, motels etc. are close to your home. Our son and his family slept outside in a big tent and two smaller ones. Cold , but they said they were warm in their sleeping bags. Heard coyotes!

Oh yes pray for good weather!

We really had a fantastic time and so enjoyed family and friends.

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Celebrate ! Father’s day, my day or everyday.

Right now let’s celebrate Memorial Day and then of course Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day

Go to my resource library on the main page of my selectionsfrombarb.com, on the top left hand side. Enter the password HELEN. Purchase this verse and have your children make up a special Father’s Day card with art paper, a picture of each child in a big heart, smile, or sleeping. Let them use their imagination. What a treasure for Dad.

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Tea Collection for the summer

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Such enchanting outfits to look at. Something for the young. At play or just having fun enjoying the summer. Outfits for infants, toddlers and those older.

There are sale items available on summer items .

Try Tea Collection and learn how they give back.

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Caregiver

Care giver definition, a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly or disabled person. Found this definition online . Short and sweet.

Do you find that you are the care giver in your family? If so it is prudent to remember to wear your extra hats when undertaking any extra curricular activities, such doctor appointments, surgeries, and other specific calendar dates. Children in the family puts another hat on the caregiver.

Whatever your responsibilities in your job, you have to recognize you signed on for them. Job can be defined in many ways. You may be single, married , divorced, a religious, a medical person yourself, and you have to decide what your role is going to be.

I just finished a blog on organization and how important organization is to what is going on in your life. As a care giver I find organization very helpful to what happens next in our lives. Then there are days when I could care less.

The following is a list that I have added to a caregiver’s role.

  • Clothes available for appointments
  • Laundry kept up
  • Meals planned ahead – That I do not do well
  • If you have a job be sure and check with your boss about times off and how you will make up the time.
  • Take time to relax.
  • When going to appointments be sure you have the paper work done and take a medication list with you. Take your insurance cards with you just in case.
  • When visiting a new physician be sure you have the names and telephone numbers of the other physicians involved in the care of the patient.

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Meri Meri

Meri Meri

Planning a party for one of the upcoming special days in your life. Hope you decide to check out Meri Meri and see if they have anything unique, that might suit your party.

Wonderful party themes for delighting children and adults everywhere. Imagination running at great speed. In the world of make believe even teddy bears have a place.

There are Happy Birthday candles and party bags made for a fun filled party.

Some of the themes you can find available are Dinosaurs, Princesses, Mermaids,

Fairies, Cars and Trucks, and Magic.

Some kid party centerpieces available to make any birthday table special.

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The big top! Come on in

Updated April 8, 2021

Come one and all. Look at all the goodies:

  • clothing for children
  • play clothing for children
  • sizes infant to size twelve
  • dress up for church, taking pictures, out to eat in a nice restaurant.
  • clothing for playing the sand
  • giving back to others

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HEADLINER UNDER THE BIG TOP FEATURING:

selectionsfrombarb.com for your viewing pleasure.

Amazon gift guides most written for the holidays, but gifts can be for anytime, birthdays holidays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day Memorial Day, or any day you want.

Young Living essential oils – Nice calming scents for everyone such as lemon, or lavender , Christmas scents, diffusers, bath lotions, soaps . Gift ideas for men, even those with their well manicured beards.

Meri Meri for entertaining anytime. Specialty ideas for children’s celebrations and parties.

https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1180219&u=1880825&m=79753

Budget blogs with a beginning budget form and an advanced budget form.

Health related physical and mental health blogs to help you think a bit

Blogs about families and much more.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED BARB’S MOMENT UNDER THE BIG TOP! COME, CLICK AND FOLLOW ME! MAKE A COMMENT! LIKE OR NOT. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR OPINION.

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Tea Collection

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Tea Collection

Welcome to Tea with their awesome selection of children’s clothing and baby clothing. We will be learning together about what all they have to offer. New affiliate for me. Excited to see everything because of my small great grand children. Clothing up to age twelve. Looks like a fun affiliate. Hope you will join me in learning about them.

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Just beginning my browsing and so many cute outfits out there. Darling dresses and for fun dresses, pajamas, shorts and tops. Hope you enjoy browsing and buying.

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This blog may contain errors or mistakes. I reserve the right to change the blog and change my focus on content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living essential oils, is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any diseases. Statement on this website has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition consult your physician before using these products.

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