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If something unexpected were to happen right now, would you be prepared? Do you know exactly where all of your important business documents and papers are located, so you can grab them quickly in case of an emergency? If not, you’re not alone. However, this lack of planning can make a difficult situation even worse. Emergencies can happen at any time, and it’s important to be prepared for them. One way to protect your business and investment is to create a Business Emergency Binder which should contain all of your important business documents and records. These can include financial documents, legal documents, insurance information, and employee records. By organizing these documents with a DIY Emergency Binder, you’ll have everything you need to rebuild or run your business in case of a disaster or other unforeseen event. Why do you need a Business Emergency binder? It can be overwhelming to tackle…

Are you ready for the unexpected? Emergencies can happen at any time, and it’s essential to be prepared. One effective way to ensure readiness is by having a comprehensive emergency binder. This DIY Emergency Binder is a collection of important documents and information that are organized and easily accessible in case of an emergency. This includes personal identification, insurance information, financial documents, and emergency contact information. Unfortunately, many people may not be aware of where their important documents are located or may not have them easily accessible. This can quickly exacerbate an already difficult situation in an emergency. To prevent this, creating an emergency binder is crucial for your household. It is a simple step that can make a big difference in the event of an emergency. I understand organizing all this information can seem overwhelming, but I have done the hard work for you. My DIY Emergency Binder includes…

Living in a tiny home may come with a trade-off of less cleaning time but also results in quickly accumulated clutter. As a family of six, including four cats and a dog, we understand the challenges of keeping a small skoolie tidy and organized. Allow us to share our top six tips for effectively managing clutter and maintaining a clean and organized space in your skoolie. How it started February 6th, 2021. When I say we threw, we literally shoved everything we needed for our family in this bus. Bins and stuff littered the floor, and our kitchen table and sink were full of items. The chaos that resulted from this haphazard packing created an overwhelming and stressful environment for our family. The chaos that resulted was overwhelming and created a stressful environment. The combination of a multitude of people in a small space, technical issues, and the mess, led…

Transforming a retired school bus to a house-on-wheels is about to be added to the list of crazy projects we have taken on. My handy hubby and I have always loved DIY projects. Taking an old or outdated item and transforming it into something beautiful is addicting! Plus is all honestly, it has allowed us to achieve the exact size and look that we what. Thus resulting in beautiful, customized pieces. We have spent the last couple of years tackling projects in our first home here in Montana. Now, we are ready to take on the mini version of that, and create a house on wheels with this school bus conversion! Remember when… Who else remembers climbing those tall metal steps of the school bus as a kid? Either daily as a way to get to and from school or as the occasional school trip? These 30,000-pound school buses are…

Photo: Christianhorz As an entrepreneur, I’ve been working from home for the last six years in addition to running our household, kiddos, and circus of animals. Then about a year ago, my husband also made the switch and began working from home as well. So if you find yourself in a new situation working from home and wondering how the heck you are supposed to get anything done with kids around, you are not alone! This is a valid question and concern! However, through our trial and errors, we have compiled a list of ways in which you can make working from home with kids a great experience and not only reap the benefits of it, but actually be productive! With my husband working remotely for a large company in California, his workdays are full of conference calls, team collaboration, and meetings. All of which require a lot of focus…

I know, I know. If you are anything like me, or like the crazy summer weather we have had here in Montana, summer feels like it literally just started a week ago. So the idea of even thinking ahead to fall doesn’t interest me in the least right now. However, as much as I try and avoid it, ignore the Christmas decorations in Joanns or the enormous inflatable snowman that I saw in front of a local car dealership today (Yes, it’s July!), I know that avoidance will come back to bite me in the butt and cause undue stress. But no worries, I’ve done the searching for you to help you quickly take care of the fall back to school essentials so you can jump right back into enjoying your summer! Here is my top list of back to school essentials that will help you and your family to…

Things that make my life easier. Oh, this could be a book! There are so many little items that combined help to make crazy mama life a little easier! I’m hoping that through my trial and error, I can help weed out some of the extras and instead steer you straight towards my very favorites! These are my top 10 favorite kitchen items that help me organize my busy family life! Top 10 kitchen items 1. Breville espresso machine Coffee is life in my house. In fact, my kids know they don’t talk to mama in the morning until I’ve had my morning coffee. If you love coffee, steamed milk, hot chocolate; then you need this machine. Is it a $20 coffee pot; no. But if you were to sit down and calculate how often you run through the Starbucks drive-through, and how much you spend buying drinks out a…

Let’s be brutally honest here for a second, shall we?? I love DIY projects….but I can’t stand sanding! I will do anything to avoid sanding, and many a time, I have paid the price for skimping on this step. So when I found a paint that doesn’t require a ton of prep, you can bet I needed to give it a try! This paint is the perfect way to update a piece of furniture that is in need of a face-lift without the time commitment required by most other paints! Craft room work area I am all about functionality over the actual size of a house. Personally, I would prefer to have the perfect layout and rooms that fit my families needs and interests, rather than just a huge house. So I was thrilled about the fact that our home has a large space downstairs for us to do projects!…

This list will help you create a space for kids that is well thought out and designed with them and their interests in mind. Hopefully, these items will help you create a fun playroom and a space they will utilize. Which, also means, mama gets a break 🙂 So while every kid may have different interests, this is the list you need to get started! These 15 items will help create a special space for them that they actually will want to spend time in 🙂 My top 15 1. Twinkly fairy lights https://amzn.to/2EvT5d0https://amzn.to/2YOGcCnhttps://amzn.to/2EtXD3q Boy or girl…your kids will love you forever if you put these twinkle fairy lights in a play area 🙂 Especially if you get these ones that can change brightness 😉 I love that they come in a variety of colors and that you can put them up anywhere! From inside of a playroom tent, to…

“I’m bored! There is nothing to do”. I can’t be the only parent that hears these phrases ALL. THE. TIME?!?!? Please say I’m not…otherwise we have some serious boot camps to attend in this house 😉 However, if this is an all too common phrase in your house as well, keep on reading to find out tried and true tricks from a retired Kindergarten teacher on how to get your kids to play with their toys! So while I think it is beneficial for kid’s to feel “bored” and learn how to play without the instantaneous gratification that comes with technology-related entertainment, I for one would not mind less of the complaining or fighting 🙂 The reality of it At one time or another, I think we can all say that we go through this phase in our houses. With summer break about a month underway, I’ve been picking my…

Let’s talk toys, shall we? I love listening to my kids’ creative games they come up with while playing with their toys. I love that they can take just about any little McDonald’s figurine and turn it into the most elaborate play. However, I am not a fan of the mess that comes along with it and stepping on those darn legos at 2 A.M. when I’m up to feed the baby in the dark. Yes, I understand part of that comes with the territory of having children and having kids that play. However, I have to live here too. Plus when my home is my office as well, I’ve been searching for a way to control the chaos of all the toys we have scattered all over the house without interfering with their creative play. Advice from a retired Kindergarten teacher of 25+ years With the help of my…

I don’t know about you, but with summer fast approaching I’m on the search for delicious, easy and refreshing drink recipes. I’ve had Pinterest boards for years now with the most amazing looking drinks, and yet each year, summer passes by all too quickly and I haven’t tried a single one! This year I’m going to switch it up and start actually trying all those yummy looking drink recipes I’ve pinned. So fortunately for you, I’ll be playing guinea pig and doing the testing for you 🙂 Well, in all honesty, handy hubby will be helping me out on that end 😉 I will be posting both the successes that you want to add to your “go-to” list for summer drinks and also the major flops that our testing will save you the time and money from making 🙂 So make sure to subscribe to tidymo.com so you are the…

If you live anywhere that compares to home for me, Montana….then our weather is just finally starting to look up! It’s May, which hopefully means the snow is gone and we can start to dream of sunshine and summer weather 🙂 With that comes the need to find some new and refreshing summer drinks! Brazilian Ice tea This is the best ice tea recipe I’ve tried. It’s a Brazilian ice tea, and they know food and drinks 😉 Just take a look at this Brazilian cheesy bread recipe, or this amazing superfruit, acai smoothie bowl recipe and you will see what I mean! Matte, as it is called in Brazil, can be found everywhere. In a country where winter temperatures feel like our summer ;), this is often found at little food kiosks on the street, in the subway, restaurants, or my favorite, on the beach! Simple and easy, this…

Dream Bathroom I can’t be the only one that has Pinterest boards of their dream bathroom right?!?! Or at least the idea in your head of exactly what it would be like? 😉 While that might not be in the cards right now, this quick fix is a simple and a fast way to make a difference and update your bathroom! 5 Things they always notice about your bathroom Funny but true; when someone uses your bathroom, they become very observant. How clean it is, whether there are dust bunnies in the corner, if the shower is clean, if that shirt actually made it to the laundry bin, or if it ended up on the floor, etc 😉 Even more so if it is your house! Have you ever paid attention to what catches your eye? 🙂 There are five main points that will stand out when someone walks in:…

Over the last six years, I’ve done it all when it comes to throwing a kids birthday party. Some, I’ve gone full out Pinterest mom and planned for months in advance. While others I’ve literally pulled out of my behind days before with the help of Target and Amazon Prime. Others are a healthy mix of the two 🙂 Through a lot of trial and error, I’ve found (what I consider to be) the perfect “recipe” for throwing a kids birthday party without the stress! My favorite tip is purchasing the main reusable items and storing them in labeled, clear plastic bins. It saves so much time and money in the long run because you can go “shopping in your garage” for what you need. It is the perfect way to reduce the stress that can surround birthday parties and instead put the emphasis on what matters, the memories and…

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