Month: June 2018

Thanking A Teacher

 Whether it’s the first day of school, the last day or a week of celebrating, there is always a time when you can show your appreciation to teachers. When you begin making gift baskets for teachers, try to let your children help as much as possible. If your children have several teachers or you want to do something special for each teacher in the school, then make small baskets that are the same as what you would give for a lead teacher but without as many items included.

A fun basket idea to hold all of the things you’ll give would be a red basket with a green bow or a green handle so that it resembles an apple. Another option is to use a white basket and wrap printed ribbon with images of things found in the classroom around the top. You could also use a clear plastic storage container to hold all of the treats that you give to a teacher. The storage container could then be used in the classroom for organizing homework papers or other supplies that the teacher uses each day.

When you start adding things to the basket, think about what the teacher needs. It could be folders, crayons, pencils, or notebook paper. Try to personalize each gift as much as possible with things that can be used in the classroom as well as a few things that the teacher will enjoy using at home or in a location other than the room. Ideas include candy bars, cookies, gift cards to get coffee, or even a small bottle of wine and a glass. You could also include small boxes of coffee or tea along with a mug or two. You don’t have to put a lot of money into the gifts that you make … Read the rest

Running a Stress-free Business to Provide for Your Family

Running a business is a big responsibility that is rewarding in many ways. When you run a business, you are in charge of making decisions that impact the lives of the people who do work for you. Running a company involves hiring people, and there are times that you will need to assess the quality of the work being done for you, so you might have to let people go as well. These moments take a toll on your energy. If you’re involved in a lot of high stress situations at work, you’re more likely to bring that type of energy home to your family, so it’s important to find a healthy way to deal with releasing stress before you come home.

My family appreciates the fact that I do not bring stress from work back home to them. Their happiness means the world to me, and it’s the reason that I am running a company. My goal in running my business is not unlike the goal that you might have to provide for your family. You might want to run a business to have something to leave around as a legacy as well. When you think about it, the needs of our families are the driving factors that put us in business. Keeping the business going is the way that we our considering the future needs of our families. While the company is getting along in the world, it’s important to find a way to remain balanced to be there for your family.

You’re Covering the Needs of Your Family

Working hard to run your company will go towards making a profit that pays for a portion of your family’s basic needs. However, you need to be there to help support them emotionally as well. If I didn’t play … Read the rest

One way to strengthen a family or friends in choosing processed foods


One of the lovely joys of life is the ability to get to know other people and socialize. It’s always nice to feel like you’re a part of a community and have the camaraderie of people you love around you. In order to strengthen the relationships, find ways to get see one another and spend time together. A great way to do this is through a really nice dinner party. Host a few of your friends and prepare an amazing meal. There’s nothing like good hospitality and in order to host well, pay attention to details like appetizers. Consider these perfect appetizers to give your guests while they wait for their food.

  1. Mini-Meatballs

Mini-meatballs are delicious and fun to make. You can choose to make mini-meatballs using ground lamb, turkey or chicken. Add savory spices and fry the meatballs for a crunchy exterior. Add a sweet and sour sauce and bake the meatballs for 20 minutes on low heat. As the flavors combine, serve the mini-meatballs to your guests with toothpicks.

  1. Crackers & Cheese

Crackers and cheese might seem like a childish option, but consider using cream cheese instead. To make it more sophisticated, cut fresh chives into extremely small pieces. As you cut up the chives, you can sprinkle them on top of the cream cheese and mix them in as well. To take this appetizer to the next level, add smoked salmon as a topping. Organic crackers with a cream cheese dip topped with smoked salmon will be such a hit.

  1. Tortilla Chips & Guacamole

Who can turn down a delicious guacamole dip? The best guacamole is homemade. Find a few recipes on YouTube and try the recipe before making a bunch of it for your guests. Choose the ripest avocados, fresh limes and juicy tomatoes. Don’t forget … Read the rest