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Tax Day Freebies – 2019

Today is the day! Taxes are due! Is your bank account feeling a little lighter today? There are several businesses who are looking to help ease your burden today in the form of FREEBIES (and some other not quite free but really great deals)! Here is a list of what I have found so far… some places may not be in your area, but hopefully you will find a few deals you can snag!

  • Baskin Robbins – Download their app, you’ll find a few deals to ease your tax burden, including $2 off a large Cappuccino Blast and buy-one-get-one-free $0.99 ice cream cones.
  • Boston Market – On Tuesday, April 15, any guest who dines in can get a $10.40 Tax Day Meal Special, which includes a Half Chicken Individual Meal with 2 sides, cornbread, a regular fountain beverage and a cookie.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – For Tax Day, DD Perks loyalty members can get a medium hot or iced coffee for $1 at participating restaurants nationwide.
  • Firehouse Subs – Stop by to receive a free medium sub when they purchase a full price medium or large sub, chips and a drink (valid 4/15/19-4/17/19). Please click here for a link to the offer.
  • Great American Cookie Company – This is becoming a fun tradition! They are offering a free Chocolate Chip cookie to customers who stop by participating stores on April 15. Limit one per customer, while supplies last.
  • Hardee’s or Car’ls Jr. depending on where you live 🙂 – Free Sausage Biscuit on April 15, 7-10 a.m. Be sure to say the password, “Made from scratch,” to redeem.
  • Hot Dog on a Stick – What might Hot Dog on a Stick possibly offer as a freebie for Tax Day? How about a hot dog on a stick? Though, it’s limited to turkey and veggie dogs.
  • Kona Ice – Chill out day! Get a free shave ice at a Kona truck on 4/15.
  • P.F. Chang’s – Get $10 off $50 off online orders 4/12-4/21 with promo code TENOFF.
  • Pizza Hut – Through Monday $5.99 two-topping pizza!
  • Quiznos – They are offering 10.40% deduction off any purchase including catering, on April 15 to loyalty members at all participating U.S. locations. Also, Quiznos fans who download the Toasty Points loyalty app will receive a free 4-inch sub upon download.
  • Schlotsky’s – Get a free small original sandwich with the purchase of chips and a medium drink.
  • Sonic – All day at sonic Score get half-price cheeseburgers on their single patty Sonic burger.
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Download the Tropical Rewards App and receive an exclusive reward for app users on Tax Day (will be delivered via the app).

Here are a few other offers non-food related…

  • Planet Fitness – Filing taxes take too much out of you? Planet Fitness is letting both members and non-members use its HydroMassage chairs for free on April 11th-20th to relieve their Tax Day 2019 stress. (You’ll need this coupon to take advantage of the deal.)

DISCLAIMER: Before you run down to your local store… PLEASE double check that their location is participating in today’s tax day saving deals.Let me know if you find any more deals and I will add them to the list!

Have you found other deals today??Let me know and I’ll update the list!!

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Happy Birthday… Freebies!!

We talked last week about some fun tips to throwing a great party without breaking the bank. This week, I want to talk about the fun ways you can treat YOURSELF for your birthday!!

This year for my birthday, one of my friends came and took me out to lunch. I am always checking my favorite restaurant apps for deals our coupons or whatever. Well, low and behold… I had a FREE pastry from Panera just for having a birthday!! Thank you!! Don’t mind if I do!!

This is what kind of spawned this post idea. I know there are LOADS of places that offer freebies for your birthdays, but wouldn’t it be nice if that information was all in one place so you could reference it whenever your big day came around?? The following is the BIG, Bad Daddy, Holy Smokes, List of all Lists, of BIRTHDAY FREEBIES!! (bookmark this page so you can always use it as a reference)

FOODIE FREEBIES

Applebees – Free Birthday special

Arby’s – FREE Birthday Shake!

Auntie Anne’s – Free classic pretzel.

A&W – Free Birthday Float

Baja Fresh – Free Treat!

Baskin Robbins – Free Birthday Scoop

Ben & Jerry’s – Free Scoop!

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Free Mini Pizookie (MY FAV!!)

Black Angus Steakhouse – Free B-day Steak Dinner

Blimpie – Free 6″ Sub

Bob Evan’s – Free kid’s birthday meal

Boston Market – Free Dessert

Bruegger’s Bagels – Free Treat

Buffalo Wild Wings – Free Dessert

BURGERFI – Free Shake

Burger King – Free BK Kids Hamburger Meal

California Pizza Kitchen – Free Dessert

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer

Carvel – Free cone

Cheesecake Factory – Free Ice Cream

Chick-fil-A – Special Birthday Offer

Chili’s – Free Dessert

Cinnabon – Free Minibon

Cracker Barrel – Free Birthday Buffet

Culver’s – Free Sundae

Denny’s – Free Grand Slam breakfast

Dippin’ Dots – Free Dippin’ Dots

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free Beverage

Edible Arrangements – Free Assortment

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free Sandwich

Firehouse Subs – Free medium sandwich

Friendly’s – Free Birthday Sundae

Fuddruckers – Free birthday burger

Great American Cookies – Free gift

IHOP – Free Meal

Jack-in-the-Box – Free Dessert

Jamba Juice – Free Small Smoothie

Joe’s Crab Shack – Free Birthday Surprise

Krispy Kreme – Free birthday donut

Longhorn Steakhouse – Free birthday treat

Macaroni Grill – Free dessert

Marie Calendar’s – Free gift

McDonald’s – Free Kids Happy Meal

Moe’s Southwest Grill – Free Entree

Noodles & Company – Free noodle bowl

Nothing Bundt Cakes – Free Bundtlet

Olive Garden – Free appetizer or dessert

Orange Julius – Free drink

Outback Steakhouse – Free special birthday gift

Panda Express – Free birthday special

Panera – Free pastry

Pei Wei – Free small plate

P.F. Changs – Free dessert or appetizer

Pinkberry – Free yogurt

Pizza Hut – Free cinnamon sticks

Qdoba Mexican Grill – Free burrito

Quiznos – Free cookie

Red Robin – Free burger

Rita’s – Free birthday surprise

Ruby Tuesday – Free burger or garden bar entree

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Free Birthday dessert

Sbarro – Free XL NY Slice

Smokey Bones – Free desesrt

Sonic Drive-In – Free Birthday surprise

Sprinkles – Free cupcake

Starbucks – Free beverage or treat PLUS 15% discount at StarbucksStore.com

Steak ‘n Shake – Free kids dinner

Subway – Free lunch

Sweet Tomatoes – Free lunch or dinner meal

Texas Roadhouse – Free Appetizer

TGI Fridays – Free dessert

The Melting Pot – Free Chocolate Fondue

The Old Spaghetti Factory – Free Kid’s Birthday Meal

Tony Roma’s – Free Meal

Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Free Birthday surprise

Waffle House – Free waffle

Whataburger – Free Justaburger

Wingstop – Free order of seasoned fries

Yard House – Free Dessert

Yogurtland – Free Birthday Frozen Yogurt

There are also several places who will give you additional discounts for your big day. These may not necessarily be “Free”, but hey, a deal is a deal, right!!?

Bakers Square – Free slice of pie with entree purchase

Benihana’s – $30 certificate

Brio Tuscan Grille – $10 Birthday coupon

Cold Stone Creamery – BOGO Ice Cream coupon

Dairy Queen – BOGO Blizzard Coupon

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – BOGO Sandwich

Jason’s Deli – Free $5 Gift Card

Menchie’s – $5 coupon

Red Lobster – Birthday Coupons (varies)

GIFT YOURSELF!

These retailers and entertainment venues also have freebies and coupons to offer you! Go snag yourself a gift and then treat yourself to a little entertainment too!! What a fun day!!

AMC Cinema – Free birthday popcorn

American Eagle Outfitters – 15% off coupon

Anthropologie – Birthday coupon for 15% off

Aveda – Free Gift

Barnes & Noble – Free cupcake for the kids

Best Buy – $5 birthday reward

Charming Charlie – $5 voucher

Chuck E Cheese’s – Free tokens

Cinemark – Free concession

CVS – Free $3 in ExtraCare Bucks

DSW – Free $5 Gift Certificate

Express – Free birthday offer

Famous Footwear – Free Gift

IKEA – Free Birthday Meal & Free $15 item!

JCPenny – Free Birthday Gift

Kohl’s – $5 Yes2You Reward

Lancome – Free Birthday gift

Land’s End -20% off

Office Depot/Office Max – Free birthday reward points

Old Navy – Free birthday surprise

PetCo’s Birthday Club – Free birthday treat (for your pet of course)

Redbox – Free movie or game rental

Regal Entertainment Group – Free movie admission

Sephora – Free Gift

Smashbox – Free cosmetics

Swagbucks – 50 Free Swagbucks

The Body Shop – $10 rewards during your birthday month

The Children’s Place – Surprise Gift

The Container Store – Free birthday sticky pad

ULTA – Free gift

Victoria Secret – Free gift

World Market – Free birthday surprise

WHOOOO WEEEEEE!!! That is a LONG list of freebies and goodies! I hope you were able to find a few things that make you truly “happy” on your big day! If you know of any more to add, please let me know.

Big thank you to the following sites for helping me compile this list!!

Financebuzz | Deal News | Penny Hoarder | Good ol’ fashioned Google searches

Happy Birthday to… EVERYONE!

As my birthday month (yes… month) comes to a close, I am feeling a little, well, OLD! Haha! And because I’m feeling old, I am also feeling generous. So I have a little treat for you at the end of this post…

Today I am going to share some fun tips on how to live your BEST birthday without spending a lot of extra dough! I will break down all the birthday fun into a few separate newsletters. So keep an eye on your inbox for the next few weeks to get all the details. First up…

PARTY PLANNING!

Whether it is a birthday, graduation, baby shower, or even a wedding, party planning can be pretty pricey if you don’t set some ground rules and attack it with a plan. Your plan should start WAY before party day. As in… at the beginning of the calendar year or whenever you start working on your BUDGET! In my Ultimate Budget Planning Kit there is a section where you can not only plan for parties and gifts, but it will give you a monthly amount to set aside so you can easily afford your party when the time comes. When you are working on your budget NOW is the time to decide how much you will fork over for each shindig.

In our family, after spending an OBSCENE amount of money on our two year old’s big day, we decided there was no way we were going to be able to sustain that crazy. She was our first so I’m going to chalk that up to first-time parent ignorance :). Anyway, moving forward with a growing family, we decided that we would only do big friend parties on even birthday years, and on odd number years we would just do a smaller family celebration. With just that decision, we have been able to cut our birthday budget in half! We did take it a few steps further and decided not to even start with the big friend parties until our kids started school because we realized a 2 year old is not going to remember that you hired Winnie the Pooh AND Cinderella to attend their party! {insert face palm here} So parties at 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18! The end… at least for the kiddos. Now, all you have to do is make sure you plan the birth of your kids so not all their even b-days fall in the same year… good luck with that!

Invites – A party begins when you start inviting friends. The cheapest route is to go digital! One of my favorite sites for quick planning is evite.com. Invitations can be made very quickly and emailed to your friends. Getting your friends to RSVP is also quick and easy. There is even an option to share party photos with everyone after! There are more paid options, but I’ve never really found a need to go that route.

If digital invites aren’t your thing, it is pretty easy to put together your own invitations. Take a cute picture of your kiddo, and type out the party information in a simple photo editing program. Save the new jpeg and then have the photos printed on 4×6 cards at your local drug store (don’t forget to look for a coupon). You can get color prints as low as .20 each! Hand deliver them and you don’t have to pay any extra, plus it adds a personal touch.

Party Supplies & Decorations – This is the fun part!! If you choose a theme for your party, finding supplies and decorations can be quick. But here’s the trick… Whatever the theme is do NOT buy themed plates, napkins, cups, stuff like that. Those things will be WAY overpriced. You can get solid color paper products at Dollar Tree and Walmart for a fraction of the cost of their copyrighted counterparts. You can take it one step further and start collecting these types of products AFTER holidays. After Christmas, everything green, red, and sometimes blue will be on sale. After Valentines all the pink and red you could ever want. After Halloween, you can get orange and black. After Easter, stock up on all pastel colors. This is where the prior planning is extremely necessary!

As far as decorations, you can keep those simple as well. Solid colored crepe paper, solid tissue balls, and fill a room with cheap balloons and BAM! Perfect B-day atmosphere. Where you will really want to pull the theme in is with the color scheme, activities, and maybe the cake.

I want to share a fun example of my daughter’s 6th birthday. She wanted a poodle party. What the heck do you do with “Poodle” as your inspiration. You can see the pictures above that we used solid pink and black for the decorations. I’m pretty sure we didn’t spend more than $10 on all the decorations. The fun came in with the location and activities.

Party Locations – It’s true what they say… location, location, location. But you don’t have to shell out a lot of coin for a great party spot. Location that is always FREE.99 is your home! Plus, then you have an excuse to get your house clean (or maybe I’m the only one who needs that kind of motivation). If you are lucky enough to have kids born in good weather months, have the party at a park. No house cleaning necessary! You may need to call the city ahead of time if you don’t want to risk sharing the space with extra park goers. Some city parks are also free, but some may charge you a refundable reservation fee. Just give them a quick call and decide if you want to risk sharing.

If you are looking for a larger venue, then do a quick search for venues in your area. I’ve done a LOT of research online looking for venues for my couponing classes. Uniquevenues.com is one of the best sites to find, well, “unique” places to host a party. You will need to make a LOT of phone calls, but there are loads of hidden gems in your area I just know it!

Party Games & Activities – Now comes the FUN part!! If you are holding your party at the park, the play equipment acts as a natural time filler. For the kiddos, I found over the years that you can plan a ton of games and most likely they will just want to run around and be crazy for the whole time. So plan some super simple games and be prepared if the kids want nothing to do with them. That being said, there are plenty of things you can do without spending a lot of time and money to put together. First, as kiddos arrive have them decorate their goody bag. For my daughter’s party, I found some little “purses” on OrientalTrading.com. We did a little doggy nose face paint with some blush for rosey cheeks. I also made “collars” for each of the kids with a few yards of ribbon and some velcro. Easy peasy, and super cheap.

We did have a few organized games, but again, think simple. I found some stuffed poodles in bulk so we played a “toss the puppy” instead of an egg toss because that’s yucky. AND, the kids got to keep the toys in their goody bag after. We also did a little relay race where the kids had to fill their cup with pink cotton balls (because they look poodle-ish). We finished off the fun by splurging on a $12 pinata. Again, the prize is the candy inside. That’s a 2-for-1 activity :).

Food – If you really want to save money and not have to worry about food, plan the TIME of your party carefully. We did this poodle party right after school, so we got away with just providing a few snacks and of course cupcakes. If you are doing a party on the weekend, don’t plan it around a typical meal time (lunch or dinner) and you too can get away with not feeding the whole bunch.

Cakes can get expensive, but you can easily MAKE cupcakes and then display them in a cute way, like I did for This cutie’s 6th birthday. But have you tried thinking outside the cake box?? Make a few batches of Rice Krispie Treats, or get a few dozen doughnuts stacked up high and put some candles on top (or maybe bundt cake decorated to LOOK like a doughnut?). Or what about an ice cream cake or even a cookie cake? Who says a birthday cake has to be a CAKE! Get creative and don’t get too hung up on the gorgeousness of it all. The kids will love it no matter what!

GIFTS – When it comes to gift giving, this can be a little tricky sometimes. I don’t know about you, but I always HATED getting invitations for my kids to attend a party of some random kid they sort of know in their class. UGH! On the one hand I don’t want my kid to miss out on the fun, but I also don’t want to spend more money on a strange kid than I would my own. The best way to combat this is to start a stash of clearance toys. After Christmas or in July when stores are clearing inventory is a GREAT time to stock up on games and toys at deep discounted prices. The only tricky part will be to keep them away from your own kiddos.

I’ve seen some types of parties that suggest gift ideas. “My daughter really loves to read. Please gift her with your favorite book.” Another fun idea I saw recently was to throw a $5 Party. Basically, the parents request that party goers just give their kid a card with $5 so they can put it toward a bigger gift later.

Speaking of GIFTS…

HERE is one for YOU! Use the code HBD2ME for 40% off ANYTHING in my Saving Shop from now until the end of March!

Use that code to snag whatever you have had your eye on! You’re welcome!!

FINAL THOUGHTS….

Most important part about planning a party… don’t forget to HAVE FUN!! Sometimes as the party planner you get caught up in making sure everything is perfect – – or again… maybe that’s just me. But I promise you… people coming to support you and your family. The rest is is just FUN! I hope some of this information was helpful!!

Next week we will look at birthday freebies, and we will even some fun gift ideas that will be high impact, but low expense.

Is there another area of your life you need to figure out how to cut back?? Let me know!! You may not be the only one! Let’s help each other Live Life on Less!

One of the biggest secrets to saving money on groceries has NOTHING to do with grocery shopping!

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Are you ready for the BIGGEST secret to saving money at the grocery store?? And guess what… it has NOTHING to do with SHOPPING!!!
Meal Planning 101
Today I am going to share some amazing tips on how to save money on your groceries and this time… no coupons involved!! We are going to focus on the importance of meal planning!!
If your family is anything like mine our weekly schedule of piano lessons, sports practice, games, book clubs, and even more sporting events keeps our evenings (especially around dinner time) rather busy! Some nights it is SOOOO easy to just take the drive through approach and snag something quick for everyone to eat between events.
You guys!! This is a HUGE expense!! But with a little planning you can avoid fast food meals and save a TON of money!! So let’s get started!!
As with any undertaking you need to know where you are so you can know what your future plans will be.
Tip #1 – Inventory what you have on hand.
Set aside some time to go through your refrigerator, pantry, and freezer. Make a special note of the items that you need to use right away. “Waste not” and all that. Those items that are close to expiring are going to be your first priority to use. Feel free to inventory everything else you have as well for future use. How many times have you cleaned out the fridge and kicked yourself because you forgot all about that ground beef that was hiding in the back of the fridge? UGH! That’s the worst. Literally throwing away money, or food that has gone bad. We have all been there. So let’s use it before we lose it… mmmkay.
Tip #2 – Create meal plans based on what you already have
Now that you know what you have and you know what you need to use up, create meal plans for the week that focus on those ingredients. Chances are the things you buy at the store are for recipes that you use frequently. We are creatures of habit after all. But put that food to work, you guys!
WRITE IT DOWN! Put your meals in your calendar, or snag a really cute printable and display your meal plans for all to see. If you have it planned you are one step closer to executing that plan. My friend Colette at My Computer is My Canvas has some beautiful (and functional) menu planners.
What if you are stuck with a list of ingredients and you have no earthly idea of how to make it into a meal?? No worries! This actually makes meal planning kind of fun. Go to Allrecipes.com and at the top of the site there is a recipe search and an “INGREDIENT SEARCH”. If you found that you have some chicken and zucchini that need to be used soon and you are feeling pasta-ish, simply type those ingredients in and click search! This amazing site will then show you several recipe options that include those ingredients! Slick, right?!
You get to use the food you already purchased and maybe you get to try a new recipe! Win win!!
Tip #3 – Freeze it! Make some for now and some for later!
I LOVE freezer meals!! If you are whipping up a nice dinner, why not just double the recipe and make 2. Eat one and then put the other one in the freezer for another busy night. If you are really ambitious you can carve out a day to assemble several freezer meals. Imagine investing a few hours of work and not needing to mess your kitchen for a whole month!! Glorious, right?!
Now imagine combining those efforts with a few friends. You get a variety of meals at super low prices! Work smarter, not harder, right?! Check out my Freezer Meal Group Kit for more information. Included in that kit are over 50 tried and true, Morris family approved, freezer meal recipes!
Tip #4 – Grab and Go Meals
This tip is for the crazy busy mammas out there. The stay-at-home moms who don’t really ever stay at home because the car is your office. This is for the working men and women who tend to go out to lunch rather than brown bagging it and end up grabbing drive through on the way home because it is just easier. This is for us lazy-ish folks who don’t like to think about what to make for lunch or dinner sometimes. Ok – so basically, this is for EVERYBODY!
As you are looking up recipes that use the ingredients you have on hand, look for recipes that would be great on-the-go. Look for anything that is a self-contained meal. Maybe it’s wrapped in a tortilla, or made in a muffin pan. Think quiche, burritos, and wraps. Make a bunch ahead of time and stick them in the freezer. Then literally, grab, heat and go!
You can also make a small investment in some good re-usable to-go containers. These Bento Boxes are less than $1 each on Amazon right now. As you are putting dinner away, throw some leftovers in one of these bad boys and you are all set for maybe a few lunches. OK – as I type this I feel like I need to tell you that I have never purchased those types of boxes. I am crazy cheap, so what I do is always buy my sliced meat in plastic containers. When we are done with the meat, I get a bonus box that is the perfect size for leftovers. Plus, if I lose the lid I am not crying buckets because it was basically a gift with purchase. Haha.
Moving on…
Maybe you prep a few of these for dinner and heat it up on your way to the kids’ soccer practice. They run around and get all sweaty, and you can sit there enjoying your yummy dinner that was FREE.99 instead of they typical fast food frenzy.
Ooooohhh… I just thought of another cool tip… Get crazy and heat up your meal before you jump in the car and then put it in your favorite portable cooler! Your meal will stay warm in there until you are ready to eat it. I did this once for a camping trip… Cooked a bunch of potatoes in the morning before we left and put them in a towel-lined cooler. Those suckers were still piping hot by dinnertime! K- back on track…
Do you already do any of these things?? What are your favorite grab and go meals and snacks??
Here is your homework/challenge for the next week…. I want you to try these tips!!
DO NOT GO TO THE GROCERY STORE!!
DO NOT SPEND ANY EXTRA MONEY ON FOOD THIS WEEK!!
Let’s see how much we can save by using up what you have on hand and being a little more prepared. Then… take it one step further… You know how much you typically spend in a week on eating out for lunch or dinner, or your typical grocery trip, right? Take that money you WOULD have spent and put it in your savings account or put it towards one of your financial goals!
I would guess that just by accepting this challenge and NOT doing any extra food spending this week you will be able to save a nice chunk of money.
What do you say??? You IN?? I am going to do this challenge with you this week and I will post our progress and some of our meal ideas on Instagram if you want to follow along and see what we are cooking up at case de la Morris.
Make it a great week everybody!!
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Beautiful YOU Challenge!

I don’t know about you, but I am TERRIBLE at self care! I get the concept. It’s like the butter tub mask scenario on the airplane: Secure your mask so you can then assist others. Take care of YOU so you can take care of your family. I get it. I do… But I am dead lousy at implementation!! 

This Beautiful You Challenge isn’t so much about weight loss as it is about making sure you are taking care of the basics. And just to make it fun (and cute) I came up with this little game that you can play alone or with a group of friends!! 

To get started… pop on over to my Savings Shop to snag your downloads! These are super cute printable tracking systems that you can display in your home to help make sure you are literally checking all the boxes each day. Every little task is given a point value (see below) so as you complete each task each day, give yourself the allotted points. Tally your points up each week, and if you accomplish an entire month you get a BONUS 30 points! 

Now, here’s the fun part… If you get a group of friends together… you know… for accountability (and fun), see who can get the most points each week or each month. Maybe you make a friendly wager on who will get the most points. Maybe that wager is either cash or ice cream :). Share pics of your super cute tally sheet along the way and see what changes are accidentally made in your life. 

They say it takes 28 days to make a habit, but for me it has always taken just a bit longer (I’m stubborn). So I have grouped each listing in 3-month bundles so you and/or your group can choose to start a challenge each month or every 2 or 3 months. Whatever works for YOU!! 

In that same vein… I am NOT here to tell you how many calories you should be eating, or what vitamins to take… we are all big kids and can decide what works best for US, right?! 

POINT CATEGORIES

**Calorie Range – Stay within your allotted calorie range and give yourself 10 points. 
**Fruits & Veggies – Did you get all your servings of fruits and veggies in? 5 points.
**Take your Vitamins – 1 point
**Drink at LEAST 64 oz of water – 2 points
**No soda – 1 point (haha… I made that one low because I know I will cave on this point… a LOT)
**30 minutes of exercise – 5 points
**Each additional 15 minutes of exercise – 1 point each – or maybe give yourself an extra point if you get all your steps in for the day. Whatever you want. 
**No eating 2 hrs before bedtime – 1 point – I’ve heard this is a good habit… have yet to test this theory. 
**Get a minimum of 6 hours of sleep – 2 points – Again… goals you guys!! 
**Scripture Study – 2 points – Whether you start of end your day with the good word, doing this will change your outlook in life. 🙂 
**Gratitude Journal – 1 point – I’m excited to start this one this year. Every night write down at least 3 things you are grateful for from that day! Again… perspective. Do you see a theme yet? 
**”Me” time – 1 point – This is the self care thing that I just can’t seem to grasp. But this category I want you to use for whatever this means to you. Maybe it changes every day! Maybe today “Me” time just meant that I did in fact take a shower and put on some makeup. Or “Me” time is diving into that good novel that has been sitting on my nightstand forever. Do SOMETHING that makes YOU happy for a change!! 

After you print out your images, you can display them in a cute frame or sheet protector, or just on your fridge to be marked up each month! And of course… each month is decorated so it will look just darling with your seasonal decorations. Why not? If it’s cute, maybe I’ll use it!! HAHA!

NOW…. HERE’S THE BEST PART!!!

Because my new year has started out a little nutty, and I did NOT get these files ready by January 1st, and we are now a good bit into the month… I am going to give you the JANUARY file for FREE!!!! That’s right… FREE.99! Try it out… I know you will love this so much you will want to snag the rest of the set!!

All you need to do is right click on the image and save it to your computer! I can’t promise the quality will be as good as the file downloads in the listing, but it’s FREE!!

Let me know what you think!! I think I am going to start a thread on Instagram and Facebook each week/month so we can all help each other out… or at least YOU can help ME!! HAHA!! I need some accountability, y’all! What do you think would be the best way to host that?? Seriously… let me know!

Make this year awesome and become your most Be-YOU-tiful self!! 

P.S. I also opened an Etsy shop with all the same printables and downloads in my store in case you are looking for a different payment method that I am not willing to pay for here – #1 Cheapskate over here 🙂