Monday's Challenge: Master Bedroom, Menu Ideas, New Budget Form and Give Away!

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Monday's Challenge: Master Bedroom, Menu Ideas, New Budget Form and Give Away!

It’s another glorious Monday! The weather is beautiful here and everything is green, green, green! Rebekah and I had a lovely lunch out on the patio.  However, we couldn’t afford to lounge around all day…after all it’s the start of a new week and there’s always lots to do!

How did it go last week? Did anyone get their bathroom and one other room decluttered and sparkling? I know I worked on mine and I was glad too! The sewing room is in pretty good shape now, in spite of all the sewing I had to do.
master bedroomThis week, we are working on the Master Bedroom
and bathroom.
As it turns out, I got on a roll and already got a lot done there last week, but I will be  decluttering the closet and hutch this week. And the bathroom needs a good thorough scrubbing too.
Here is this week’s cleaning assignment from my
30 min.-a-day Monthly Cleaning Chart:

Week 4 - Master Bedrooom and bathroom 
O Launder: Wash area rugs, curtains, (shower curtain if necessary), Bedspread, mattress pad, and dust ruffle (turn mattress)
O Floors: Vacuum, sweep, scrub and/ or wax floors
O Scrub toilet, shower door, tub (use Bathroom cleaner for water deposits and scum)
O Dust high and low, (ceiling fans, floorboards,) cobwebs, polish furniture and wood
O Clean windows, mirrors, switchplates, walls and doors, medicine cabinet, dresser tops (409/ Windex)

Do You have a spending plan?
I want to talk for just a minute about budgeting. I’m assuming all of you know how much you make, and how much you spend.  To not know that would be the same as driving down a country road at night with the lights off…a little dangerous!  My favorite author on this subject is Dave Ramsey! He has written a life changing book on this topic, The Total Money Makeover
     and a book for Teaching Kids About Money too!  My husband, kids and I took this course together at church. The kids said they were so grateful. It’s so good that a friend, Beverly, gave the ‘course’ by paying their tuition at a local church to my son, Andrew and his wife, as a wedding gift. It’s my favorite gift to give to graduates…before the head off to college and get head over heels in debt! Afterwards, is too late.You can learn a lot just from visiting Dave’s website, so if you are having any trouble getting your finances in order, be sure to visit!budge picture

The budget form you see was designed by me to allow me to fill in all the blanks and end up with no money left over. The idea behind Dave’s way of budgeting is to allocate money to every category so that we have control over our money and can decide ahead of time, where every penny should be spent.  Dave has some forms on his website too.
Note: Be sure not to type in the Totals fields because I have already programmed them to add up the totals for you. There is room to add your own categories, or you can change the ones that are already there.  Both my adult sons, used this form when they first left home to help them keep track of their money. If you have any questions, please email me! I’m the budget queen and would be glad to help. :o)
Menu Ideas for This Week
Week 2

  • Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup and Cheese Biscuits
  • Collard Green Chili Quesadillas, Black Beans, Corn
  • BBQ Brisket Sandwiches and Donna's Famous Potato Salad, Carrot Sticks
  • Real Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Toast
  • Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Egg Rolls, Wild Rice
 Sunday Dinners:
  • Brisket, Southern Style Greenbeans and Whipped Potatoes
  • Chicken Pot Pie and Tossed Salad, Cantaloupe spears
  • Grilled Steaks w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potatoes, Asparagus, Fruit Salad

and Last but not least…don’t forget to enter my 
Followers Are Special Give Away!
The winners will be chosen by Random.Org and will be announced on May 1st, in the morning. Click here for guidelines and post to leave comments on.
Beef Bonaparte

What are your WIP’s? 
Be sure to make a TO DO list and let me know what your big project is for the week.  I’m still sewing but also will be cooking King’s Ranch Chicken Enchiladas and Beef Bonaparte casseroles as a fund raiser for our Logos kids to go to the National Speech and Debate tournament. I will sure be cooking on Saturday!
Have a great week!


Breathing In Grace said...

Out of this entire post...know what caught my eye...the plate. I have 2 of that exact same plate. Great minds think alike!! YEAH!!!! Love your bedroom, too!!!

GlorV1 said...

Hi Donna. What a great post! Your bedroom is awesome and looks so comfy. You are definitely a busy lady and you give me inspiration to clean my house MORE. Tee Hee. Hey, thanks for having the Quesadillas on your blog, how cool! Have a great week Donna.

Geetha Srinivasan said...

Donna, i was unable to download the budget form. Could you please check the link?

Donna said...

Geetha, and all :o) The link is fixed in the post for an immediate download of the budget form.

I also have the forms on the sidebar in publications. So I'll go double check those links. Thanks!


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