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There are soooo many cute gifts for teachers on pinterest!  Well, my kids don’t have any teachers, but I like the ideas.  And I like encouraging my co-workers.  So I put my couponing skills to work.  Added in my not-very-good-but-good-enough design skills and came up with gifts for my co-workers.

They were just a bottle of either orange Gatorade, Diet Sunkist or regular Sunkist with a note attached.  It said something clever like

“Orange You Glad:

->Work for such a cool team?

->Work on such a cool product?

->Work with such cool people?

Orange you glad for all that?

We sure are glad you’re here!

Yeah, it was dumb.  It was cheesy.  Yes, they’re mostly grown men.  Yes, it cost me less than $.50 bottle.  But I think they liked it!orange

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

41.That today is the primary election day.  I’ll be voting, but really, I’m grateful that a huge chunk of the political ads and phone calls will end!

42. Kids that nap at the same time.

43. Kraft Mac & Cheese Shapes.  Love ‘em!

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

40. Having a large extended family!  Going to a cousin’s graduation party means that there are at least 1 grandma, 4 aunts and 3 cousins who want to hold your baby.  And at least 2 cousins and 3 kids-of-cousins who want to play with your toddler!

41. Recipes that double really easily and make 14 burritos for the freezer!

42. Book recommendations from friends – especially ones that are at the public library!

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

37.  A lawn mower that works!

38.  That we’re debt free!!!!  Mortgage paid off!  Secret to our success: Income greater than expenses.  Extra money toward the mortgage!

39. Not having to pay First National Bank’s mortgage company $1000 next month!  Hello savings account!

 

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

34.  Husbands willing to run a quick errand for me on his way home from work.

35. Cousins that are teachers and can be used as babysitters in the summer!

36. The ability to walk from my house to my sister’s house in less than 3 minutes – and that’s with a toddler in tow.

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

31. Crockpots that help cook delicious meals in an easy way.

32.  Jelly roll pans that help make desserts – enough for my husband and I both to take some to work.

33. Appliances that are 25+ years old, but are still cooking, washing and refrigerating!

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

28. Toddlers who are learning boundaries of the yard and mostly obey them – makes it possible to do yard work with them in the yard.

29. This Lasagna Roll recipe — delicious for dinner last night and makes amazing leftovers for today!

30. Getting paid every other week from my company and once a month from my husband’s.  It’s nice to see income!

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

25. That my family doesn’t have any food allergies.  That makes preparing food much easier!

26. My husband re-discovering reading!  We looked up Hugo Award winners (Sci Fi writing) and checked out some of those titles from the library.

27. That not all my neighbors are ‘strange’ (just one of them!).

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

22. Sisters with a Masters Degree in Architecture who is willing to help me plan my kitchen and entryway/powder room/laundry room remodels.

23. Brothers with a Masters Degree in Accounting who can make a T-balance sheet like no one’s business when it comes time to balance who owes who money for gifts.

24. That I don’t have to go back to get a Master’s Degree!  A Bachelor’s Degree is just fine by me!

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Following the theme of being more grateful and actually documenting them

Today, I’m grateful for:

19.  Automatic bill pay.  Seriously — could paying bills get any easier?

20. Feedly.  At first, I didn’t like it, but it’s grown on me.

21. Quicken.  Easy to see where we’re spending money!

These are some of the tools that make my life easier!

 

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