Category: Encouragement

We’re Back and Better Than Ever!

 

Hi!  It’s June 1st and we are back and better than EVER!

New, improved and ready to inspire you to make the most of your time, your finances and your family.  We want to provide inspiration for  you regardless of your financial or physical status.

How  do we plan to accomplish that?  By constantly sharing simple products, programs, websites, apps, and tips that we love and use everyday plus fun decor and ideas you can complete on a  budget and with physical limitations. Read more »



Our 5 Big Goals For 2017- We are planning to make it amazing!!!

Our 5 Big Goals for 2017 and How We Plan To make it AMAZING!!!

Yep, folks we made it!

It is officially 2017, and I cannot wait to share the amazing things we have planned for 2017!!!

I have heard so many people say they couldn’t be happier that 2016 is over, and I can’t say I am not one of them.  2016 was full of ups and downs for those of us at Treasured Tidbits, not only financially but physically and emotionally as well.  But… we persevered and we are ready to CRUSH 2017 in both our businesses and personal life.

I have been looking forward to today for months. 

Today is the first day of a New Year, new chances and new business adventures.  Business adventures we have been planning, cultivating and diligently building for months.  I can’t wait to share them with you, but before we begin a 2017 overload, I want to share our main goals for 2017.  Notice, I don’t call them resolutions because to me resolutions are easily broken, but goals are something to be attained, something to aim for and can be put aside in a time of trouble to be restarted when that trial passes.  Our top five goals for 2017 are:

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When Your Savings Goals Hit a Roadblock & Leave You on Empty

When Your Savings Goals Hit a Roadblock & Leave You On Empty

Our 2016 Savings Goals Update

2016 has certainly been another year full of ups and downs, twists and turns, both in our home and businesses, but I am excited to say we survived!

For the first time ever, I decided to set some goals (not resolutions) for 2016, and I even left my comfort zone and shared them with you here.

I must confess that we fell short on many of those goals, especially our savings goals,  but I have yet to beat myself up for it because they are GOALS not requirements, not deadlines and not commitments.  Sometimes GOALS have to change or undergo some alterations due to physical, financial or emotional challenges, as Benjamin Mays says, “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having NO goals to reach.”

Tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. Benjamin Mays

Heaven knows our goals have made some enormous U-turns in the past year.  The biggest and most obvious being the original goal of saving $5,000-$10,000 by the end of 2016.

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25 Ways You Can Support & Encourage Your Favorite Blogger (For Free)

25 Ways to Support Your Favorite Blogger For Free

Recently, I have been sharing with my family & friends that we wanted to turn our hobby blogs into income generating family businesses.  It almost never fails that their first response involves the word, “How”.

  • How can you make money from blogging?
  • How can I help you?

After trying to explain how it works a few thousand dozen times, I gave it some thought and decided a quick post might benefit others looking to encourage and support their favorite bloggers.  Here is a list of 25 ways you can help your favorite blogger for FREE.

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Are You Ready For an Amazing 2017? We are.

Change is Coming!!!!

Big changes are coming to Treasured Tidbits in 2017!!!

Changes I can’t wait to put into place and see what takes shape.

For starters my oldest daughter has joined our journey and is taking over the VA jobs, freeing up my time.

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Learning To Use Essential Oils Wisely

Learning To Use Essential Oils Wisely

Learning To Use Essential Oils Wisely

Over the past few years as my children’s health has declined and our bodies have developed more and more food intolerances.  I have begun researching ways to cook from scratch, clean with natural products and treat with natural remedies.

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What A 3-Layer Cake Taught Me About Decluttering and Special Moments

What This Cake Taught Me About Decluttering and Special Moments

For starters, lets just put it out there.

I am an (undiagnosed) 42 year old mom with ADD, OCD and hoarding tendencies.  A crazy combination, let me tell ya.  I thrive on being involved in lots of stuff, and I am already planning new things before that “stuff” is even finished.  Sound familiar?  I am one of those people who could have a five bedroom house with three projects in progress in every room (and 100 more stacked in another).  Of course, these projects would be spread ALL over the room and take days and days to finish because they would need to be perfect while the rest of my house fell apart and I had a nervous breakdown, over the mess and stress.  I would still be planning my next project.  I swear, my brain never shuts down.

I love to recycle and “buy” things because they are cheap or free.  Yard sales, clearance, thrift stores, estate sales, these are my nemesis.  I bring tons of things home for “future projects” that I end up just moving around and reorganizing 100x.  Can I get an amen from anyone like me?

This past December I became very sick.  More than my usual challenges I could barely stand up, walk and breathe without severe pain or struggling for breath.  Then a routine exam showed a mass in my right breast and we decided to have a precautionary biopsy.

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February Budget Snapshot

February Budget Snapshot 2016

Many if you have asked specifically about our budget and I have made the decision to share it with you.

Please note: I will not be sharing our actual income and total expenses due to conflict and split family issues, but I will share our list of bills and how well we do controlling our gas, food and supplies costs since I can control those.

We are skipping January due to the fact it has already passed and I didn’t keep super great records but I do know we spent around on $200 on groceries and supplies for the ENTIRE month while we implemented the “Just Make Do January” challenge.

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2016 Goal Update (Month One)

2016 One Month Goal Update

February is upon us folks!

Do you know what this means?  

It means we survived another month; spiritually, financially and physically!  Woo Hoo!  I am celebrating!!!   Everyday in God’s world is another day to rejoice.

I promised to share a one month goal update and here it is; the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

Yep, I am putting it all out there in cold hard facts.

 

2016 Goal Update (Month One)

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How Can You Keep Saving? We are so broke we don’t even try anymore.

How Can You Keep Saving. We are so broke we don't even try anymore.

In this post I hope to answer a few questions we have come across as we have shared our goals and setbacks for January 2016, as well as my opinion some advice.

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