Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Five tips to help you keep your resolution.
Are you making a resolution this year? Do you want to lose weight, gain a new skill or organize your house? Whatever your resolution is, here are some tips to help you stick to it throughout the year. 1. Make it attainable. Be sure that your resolution is attainable. Sticking to your monthly budget is attainable—making a million dollars may not be. 2. Tell everyone. If you tell everyone about your resolution, you are more likely to keep it. If you want to quit smoking, you can even go as far as telling your friends that you'll give them $50 if they catch you lighting up. 3. Be specific. If you want to get fit in the new year, set a specific goal. For example, instead of saying you want to get fit, say you want to lose 10 pounds and tone …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Five easy steps to throw an easy and inexpensive New Year's Eve party at home.
Want to avoid the hectic crowds this New Years? Invite a few close friends over and throw your own party at home. Here are five simple steps to having your own New Year's Eve party: 1. Food. Start your party at 7 p.m. or later so your guests will eat dinner before they come over. That way, all you have to provide is snacks. Pick up a vegetable platter and some sweet treats for dessert. Want to make something yourself? Here is a quick an easy recipe for a snack everyone will love: Ingredients you'll need for salsa dip: Spread the whole package of cream cheese on the bottom of a deep plate. Pour a little more than half of the jar of salsa over the top and spread. Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese on top of the salsa. Heat in the …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Burlington Public Library has a wide variety of upcoming programs and events.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Burlington Public Library has a bunch of upcoming events and accounts of past events residents can check out. The following is a press release listing what has happened, is currently happening and what is coming soon. Holiday Hours The Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and on Tuesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas. The Library will also close at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dece. 31 and remain closed on Tuesday, Jan 1. The staff and I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. Friends Annual Meeting – Monday, January 7 at 7:00pm Do you wonder what the Friends do? Would you like to learn more? Join us on Monday, January 7 at 7:00pm to find out more. The Friends Annual Meeting will start with a brief business portion where activities, achievements…
Monday, December 26, 2011
Goals for mom and dad in 2012
As we come to the end of 2011, most people take time to reflect upon the year and consider positive changes going forward. Eating healthier and exercising more are always in the back of my mind, but I thought I would also set some realistic resolutions around parenting. These are my hopes for me, my son, and my family in the new year. Unplug: This applies to everyone in our household. Many times during a typical day I find that I will have my laptop open, while my husband is on his smart phone and my son sits in front of the TV. These things are all okay in moderation, but it’s easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole of technology. We already resolved a few months ago that phones are not allowed at the dinner table. Going forward we will …