Meal Planning To Save Money

Looking through my mother’s cookbooks the other day, I was reminded of my mom teaching my brother and I how to create a weekly meal plan when we were younger. She worked full-time outside the home, so she put our ass to work whenever she could to help out around the house. . . . we survived! You can download a meal planner and grocery list below. A meal planner and a shopping list are the best ways to save money when planning meals for your family – big or small.

I inherited a few of my mom’s cookbooks – I like looking through them to see her notes, I miss her handwriting. I was going through her Emeril Lagasse’s cookbook and it brought up memories of her and I watching his first-of-it’s-kind cooking show “BAM” – “Kickin this up a notch” and a few  of his other sayings, along with Emeril’s storytelling and let’s not forget the LIVE band which made it an awesome show. I have such wonderful memories of Ms. Bev (my mom) and myself hanging out – laughing and telling stories in the kitchen.

***Enjoy the recipes – my mother made both of these delicious dishes***

Do you have stories of cooking with your mom?

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Meal Planner

Grocery List

Peace Harmony & Happy memories!

XO Cheryl

 

 

#WellnessWednesday

Wellness at workA Shift in the Focus of Wellness Programs

For many of us, a quarter to a third of our lives will be spent in the workplace.

On a daily basis, we will spend more waking hours in our workplace than at home, and experience more exchanges with team members than family members. 

When corporate wellness programs first took off, the focus was primarily on smoking cessation or weight loss goals. Current wellness programs have come a long way since then – now, program offerings have expanded to focus on more than just the physical aspect of health. Employers are now using corporate wellness programs to increase employee engagement and to become more mindful of mental health at work. Companies are doing this by combining more traditional well-being efforts with career coaching development programs.

Keeping Wellness Simple

This year, more workplace wellness programs will be switching to a “less is more” approach. One possible reason for employers not seeing the participation levels they want in their wellness programs is because the program is too confusing. Employees desire simple, uncomplicated wellness tasks and objectives – most likely because they already have enough on their plates. The last thing employers want to do is stress out employees even more by asking them to complete complicated tasks.

Workplace wellness programs can be simplified by focusing on five key factors that contribute to a successful wellness program: 

  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • health assessments
  • Screenings
  • Health education

By keeping employee wellness simple, employers can expect higher participation rates and less confusion surrounding wellness initiatives.

 

Peace Harmony & Wellbeing!

XO Cheryl

Declutter Your Home Office….Make The Most Of Your Space

An organized home office space provides a productive and purposeful work environment for multiple members of the household.

Here’s what will help to keep it clutter-free:

  • Individual and shared workspaces that are personalized to a specific skill or profession
  • An abundance of upper and lower cabinets to contain clutter, cords and office supplies
  • Hidden wall bed option is something to consider when wanting to accommodate out-of-town guests without interrupting your everyday functionality
  • Customized bookshelves and floating shelves for displaying collectibles

Personalized DESIGNS TO FIT YOUR BUDGET

When we customize a design in partnership with you, we consider your space, your style, and your budget. I can offer a wide range of quality options so we can satisfy your household needs.

 I have more than 25 years of eclectic work experience and expertise that has set the stage for the work I love doing today… simplifying people’s lives.

Check out How to work with me for information about how my process works in order to bring you an Organize & Simplify Life!

Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation today! (860)961.6824 or  cchomeconcierge@gmail.com