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Reader Showcase // Steppe Dresser for our New Baby!

Reader Showcase / Steppe Dresser for our New Baby!

With a baby on the way, we realized we need some more furniture, pronto. Here's what I built.

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser To Read More About This Build, Visit This Blog Post  Weekend Projects Estimated Cost 

About $275

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2014 Weekly Challenge #31: Do Unto YOURSELF

2014 Weekly Challenge #31: Do Unto YOURSELF

2014 Weekly Challenge #31: Do Unto YOURSELF

This week is all about YOU. Be kind to YOU. Do nice things for YOU. Remember what is special and what you love about YOU.

This challenge may seem easy, but I'm betting many will have a hard time with it.

Your challenge: Say one nice thing about YOU to yourself daily! Extra bonus points for writing that nice thing down and posting it where you can see it often. 

There is only one YOU in all time. How amazing is that?

Have a great week!

 

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Zoo fans and community members that were unable to participate in this year’s sold out “Zoo After Dark” programs are being given one last chance to enjoy Micke Grove Zoo after dark this summer. “S’more Zoo” is a one-time campfire themed program set to occur at Micke Grove Zoo on Saturday, August 23 from 7:00-9:00PM. Participants must purchase tickets online before Friday, August 22 at www.mgzoo.com in order to join in on the evening fun.

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

 

Now that it is finally, officially, summer, who doesn't want to look better in a swimsuit? Just 5 minutes every morning is all it takes!

 

The Sensational Swimsuit Series:

30 Toe taps

Flip over for the swim (count to 30)

30 double pump bicycles

Super woman (hold for a count of 30)

 

Your Challenge: every morning, take 5 minutes to do the moves above. You'll be looking sensational in that swimsuit, and your body will love you for it!

 

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

Taking care of your body is an essential part of any exercise program. And yet it is one of the things we are most likely to skip. Everyone knows they should stretch before and/or after exercise, and that it is a good habit to have just as a part of daily living. But really...how often do YOU do it?

Stretching keeps you flexible, prepares your muscles for exercise and helps your body heal after a tough workout. Besides being good for you, it has the extra benefit of feeling GOOD (usually).

2014 Weekly Challenge #7: DeClutter your Life!

2014 Weekly Challenge #7:  DeClutter your Life!

This week’s challenge is to de-clutter your life!

Clutter can be draining and de-energizing. By getting more organized, you simplify and live a more meaningful life.   I don't know about you, but when I'm surrounded by crap, I feel  like crap and can't live my best life.

This week, pick a drawer, a closet, or a room depending on your time and ambition  and get rid of the junk!  You can give away things you no longer use, and dust off the things you forgot you had! You will live more simply and freely as you de-clutter one step at a time.

Have an outstanding week!

A Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal

A Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal

This is a recipe where it's really just about the method; the ingredients should be whatever lean protein and healthy green veggies you want to use.  Increase the nutrition with super-veggies like spinach and kale.  Make it meatless using tofu or cooked quinoa.  It's easy to just increase the quantities of everything to feed more people or to ensure you have plenty of leftovers for lunch.

The basic recipe with photos can be found here- e-mealplanning Recipes or you can copy it from below.


Cheap and Easy Turkey Stir Fry

Ingredients

2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp vegetable or canola oil
2-3 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 green onion, diced
1 lb ground turkey
1 zucchini sliced and then cut into match stick size pieces (julienne)
1 carrot julienne sliced