Sunday, June 30, 2013

Just Registered for My Fall Half Marathon


After running the Hershey Half Marathon for the last two years in October, I'm changing things up a bit in 2013 and trying a new race. I like a challenge, so I'm heading to Bethlehem, PA this October to run the Runner's World Half Marathon.

I'm looking forward to a new venue, a new course, and a new goal.

My goal for my last half marathon, in Pittsburgh, was to break the 2 hour mark. I succeeded with a time of 1:57:23. So where do I go from there?

My goal for this half marathon will be 1:55:00. The course is pretty hilly, so I will have to add some hills to my training. I'm getting bored with my current training routes anyway, so it's time to switch things up a bit with my training too.

I've been a reader of Runner's World for years, so I'm expecting the race to be as awesome as the magazine.

What races are you running this fall? Let us know in the comments.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our Carefree Summer...So Far

I took an unexpected blog break last week because of the death of my grandfather. He was a wonderful man whose passions were his faith, his family, and his farm. I grew up in a home that sat right beside my grandparents' farm and they were both very involved in my childhood.


As I mourned my pappy last weekend, I reflected back on my childhood summers in the 70's & 80's that my brother and I spent roaming my grandparents' farm land, swinging on a tractor tire swing in the hollow, and playing in a shallow stream that ran between our homes. We had idyllic summers of adventure--we were pirates on a tractor tire ship, we were archaeologists in the stream, and we ran a Kids' Detective Agency to solve our neighbors' pestering problems. 

Our summers were spent outside. We took breaks for lunch and went back outside until dinner. If we were thirsty, we drank from my parents outdoor water hose without a second guess from our parents. (I would never let my kids do that today--EWWW!) We would come inside at the end of the day hungry, exhausted, and in desperate need of a bath.

TV wasn't an option for summer entertainment for my brother & I, because we grew up before cable TV. We were allowed to watch reruns of Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons at 9 AM on summer mornings and then we were told to go play outside.

Our summers also weren't over-scheduled and packed with too many activities. We participated with the library's summer reading program and our church's one week Vacation Bible School. We swam at the community pool several days a week with our friends. Summers were carefree and also cheap.

I want that same balance for my 2 girls. This summer, their only organized activities are 2 one week morning camps at the Y and a one week VBS. We took the summer off from organized sports and I don't miss the constant chauffeuring. We cancelled cable TV back in March and while there is still the lure of Netflix, we are limiting TV to just one or two 1/2 hour shows a day either first thing in the morning or right before bed time. We joined the community pool to cool off in the evenings and catch up with school friends. 

Our goal is a simple summer where the entertainment is easy to come by and doesn't break the budget.

We're roasting marshmallows for s'mores.



They're running in the backyard sprinkler with neighborhood friends.



We're visiting local playgrounds.



We're taking family bike rides.



We'll make homemade ice cream in a bag.



The kids are drawing with sidewalk chalk, catching fire-flies, camping out in the back yard, picnicking with friends, and so far are having a fun, old-fashioned, no screen-required summer.

How is your summer going so far? Let us know in the comments how your family is spending its summer.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Christmas Savings Club | June Meeting


Happy 6 months til Christmas!

Can you believe it? It's not too late to start planning. We've been working towards a goal of a cash Christmas since January and it's not too late for you to join in.

On the 25th of every month from January to November in 2013, I'm holding a virtual meeting for the Christmas Savings Club. The goal for this monthly accountability meeting is to give updates on our progress, motivate one another, and help all of us save for a cash Christmas. Today is the sixth meeting, but you can join us at any time.

If you are new, please read more about the Christmas Savings Club in the first post and join us. My offer for a FREE Christmas Gift & Spending Budget excel spreadsheet is still available.

On with the June meeting...

How did I do in June?
Our monthly goal for Christmas savings is $100. That number includes gifts for our kids, extended family members, teachers, friends, neighbors, bus drivers, service people, our Christmas cards, stamps, and our donations towards the Salvation Army's Adopt-a-Family program.

At the beginning of June, I was able to transfer the $100 to our savings account, however we had a lot other gifts to purchase in June and I ended up using some of our Christmas money to cover the money spent. I am now short by about $100. I'm now scrambling to figure out how I'm going make that up.

Have you found yourself short with your savings goal? Here are a few ideas to quickly make up the shortfall:


July's Assignments:
1. If you have not done so, complete the Christmas Gift & Spending Budget worksheet.

2. If you have not done so, open up a separate checking account specifically for your Christmas Spending Savings.

3. Set aside your monthly savings goal for July.

4. Find your shortfall: Host a yard sale. Sell your unused gold. Babysit. Pick up extra hours at work.  I'll let you know in July how I made up my shortfall.

Do you have a shortfall in your Christmas savings account? How are you going to make it up?  Let us know how you're doing with your Christmas Savings Account in the comments. You don't need to leave specific numbers if you don't feel comfortable, but let us know if you did anything specific to save your goal.


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Monday, June 24, 2013

5 Health & Fitness eBooks for Just $7.40

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Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


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I served this lemony pasta salad last week with Red Pepper & Feta Turkey Burgers and fresh fruit. It was delicious and this pasta salad will definitely become a dish that I take to the many pot luck picnics that we are invited to over the summer.

Enjoy!

Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients


  • 8 oz uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small to medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1 small head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch salt & pepper

Instructions


1. Cook the pasta according to the box instructions. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool down. Drain well. Place in large bowl

2. Add the pepper, cucumber, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions to the cooled pasta.

3. Zest & juice the lemon and place in a mini food processor along with the parsley, garlic, evoo, salt & pepper. Run the processor until the vinaigrette is smooth.

4. Pour vinaigrette over the pasta salad and mix well. Refrigerate for 2 hours or up to a day ahead.

Print recipe for Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette.

Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette goes well with:

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

5 Ways to Stay Updated with FamilyBalanceSheet.org

In case you haven't heard the news, Google Reader will be retiring on July 1.

Ok, so what does that mean?

If you are like me and use Google Reader to read the latest updates from your favorite blogs, then you will be out of luck on July 1. You'll need to find an alternative method for blog reading.



1. I have made the switch over to a Google product, called Feedly, to continue to stay updated with my favorite blogs. If you make the move now, it will import your Google Reader over to Feedly. Read here to learn more about Feedly.

The new Feedly Reader isn't the only way to follow Family Balance Sheet.

2. You can have updates sent to your email.

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3. You can become a fan and 'like' FBS on Facebook.



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4. You can follow me on Pinterest.

OR

5. You can become a Twitter follower.

Personally, I use Feedly and Facebook to stay updated with my favorite blogs.

What do you use to stay updated to the latest posts on Family Balance Sheet?  Have you moved your Google Reader to Feedly? Please let me know in the comments.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Break

There has been a death in my family and I will not be posting until next week. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

5 Time Management eBooks for Just $7.40

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Grilled Chicken Fajita Burgers


We love burgers on the grill and eat them at least once a week during the summer. But instead of a plain old burger, I like to add flavors and different ingredients to create a more interesting meal. Last week, I added my homemade fajita seasoning and topped with peppers and onions grilled in a hobo pack.

The result--the chicken fajita burger was delicious!

Grilled Chicken Fajita Burgers

Ingredients


  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons homemade fajita mix or 1 store bought packet
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 red onion, sliced into strips
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

1. Preheat a grill to medium-high.

2. Combine the ground chicken, fajita mix, lime juice, garlic, & cilantro. I found it easiest to mix with my two clean hands, but remember you are dealing with raw chicken, you must wash hands well after handling the meat.

3. Form into 7-8 burgers. Spray or brush both sides of burgers lightly with olive oil.

4. Create a hobo pack by placing the peppers and onions in the center of a piece of foil, large enough to fold up into a packet. Before folding up the packet, drizzle the peppers and onions with about 1 Tbsp. olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, about 1/4 tsp each. Fold the packet up tightly, so juices don't drain out when you flip the packet while grilling.

5. Place burgers and hobo pack on the hot grill. Grill one side for 6 minutes. Flip burgers and hobo pack and grill the other side for another 6 minutes or until burgers are done. The internal temperature of the burgers should reach 170 degrees.

6. Top the burgers with the peppers & onions and your other favorite fajita toppings when serving. such as avocado, salsa, & sour cream.

Print recipe for Grilled Chicken Fajita Burgers.

Some other burgers to try:

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 15 & 16 | FREE or Low Cost Events for Families


Click the links below for more information at the respective web sites.

Bass Pro Shops - Family Summer Camp
  • Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, June 8 - July 14 | FREE family activities, crafts, workshops, photo & summer fun guide. Check the website for more details. This sounds like a fun event! 

Toys R Us

Barnes & Noble
  • Saturday, June 16 | Father's Day storytime - Featuring a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic, "Hop on Pop", plus stories, activities, and treats. Enter your zip code to find a store near you.

Michael's
  • Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays, 10am to Noon, June 17 - August 2 | Passport to Imagination. Register for 2 hour crafting adventures that take you around the world. Cost $2 per session for kids ages 5 and up. Space is limited, so register early.


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Our First Official Day of Summer

Yesterday we walked our oldest daughter to the bus for her last day of first grade.


We ended the day outside enjoying the nice weather and that feeling of freedom that summer brings.


But this morning, our first official day of summer, we awoke to a thunderstorm and it will most likely rain all day.


At least we're not running to the bus stop, so we'll take a little rain.

Has your summer started yet? Let's make it a fun one!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sign Up for your Library's Summer Reading Program | Summer Fun Guide


I have had more than one teacher tell me how important it is for kids to continue to read over the summer, especially the early readers like my two girls. They work so hard during the school year and without practicing their skills over the summer, they will regress.

Last summer's schedule was very hectic for my family so we didn't participate in a Summer Reading program. I just didn't make it a priority to head to the library.  While my kids had a fun and active summer spent outside with their friends--which is also important--our oldest started first grade last September forgetting some of the skills she had learned in Kindergarten.

This summer will be different. We will continue to spend as much time outside as possible, but we WILL participate in our library's FREE Summer Reading Program. It's just foolish not to.

We are fortunate to live very close to two top notch libraries who make reading & learning fun with a variety of weekly activities. There are movie nights, summer plays, visits from the local zoo, and other fun & educational activities for all ages. And both libraries offer prizes when the students reach their weekly reading goals, like free cones at Dairy Queen or free slices at a local pizza joint.

They're basically bribing our kids to read, but it works!

This past weekend, our local library held its Summer Reading Kick Off party and many of our favorite story characters showed up to par-tay.



Don't walk---RUN---to your local library to sign up for their summer reading program. The more our kids read over the summer, the easier the next school year will be for everyone.

Do your kids participate in a Summer Reading program? Have you participated in the past? Did it help your kids' reading skills? Let us know about it in the comments.


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Natural Mothering eBook Bundle

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The Fine Print

This Bundle contains digital downloads in ZIP and PDF formats, so there is no shipping involved. You will receive your unique download link immediately after download. Please note that this Bundle is provided as is: no refunds, no exchanges, and no late sales will be provided.
While you must purchase the Bundle by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 17, you have until June 30, 2013 to download the books and redeem the bonuses. It is your responsibility to download and back-up your purchase by June 30, 2013. After that date, the books will no longer be available for download.
With proof of purchase, we can renew download links until June 30. After this date we will no longer have access to the books and will not be able to provide any new links to download.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the file types, deadlines to redeem your bonuses, and reading the books on your eReader device.
Each bonus offer can be redeemed once only per eBook Bundle purchase. You may purchase multiple bundles in order to redeem a bonus offer more than once.
For each bonus offer, transaction numbers or proof of purchase may be required at the time of redemption.
All bonus offers are the sole responsibility of the bonus sponsors to provide and are subject to availability.

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