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Organized Thursday: Planning your camping schedule

Hi friends,

Here’s a lesson for your from the don’t-make-my-mistake book.

When you plan your summer camping or vacation schedule, take a look at your whole summer together as a block and then decide where you should schedule those times.

We were so excited to go camping and hang out this summer that we accidentally booked 6 weekends in a row away from home, and also there were a few streaks of camping 3 weekends in a row.  It was way too much and we were running around like crazy chickens to get our errands run in between.  It isn’t fun!

So, we are making notes for the rest of the summer and next year on the calendar to say that we will camp one weekend on and one weekend off in the future, and plan home weekends with errand running, company ad staycation fun.

Write it down so that you remember your plan for next summer too!
Amy

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Financial Friday: Summer vacation

Hi friends,

Not everyone can afford a summer vacation, I totally get it.

However, if you start saving now for a getaway for next summer, it can become a reality for you.

We started a family project last October where we save our refund money from the bottle depot in a glass jar on top of the refrigerator, and it’s going towards a little family summer weekend, place so far undetermined.

See if you can “find” money in your budget like this to save in a jar or bank account for your own weekend (or week!) away and have fun with it – involve your family and make it a reality!  I would love to hear your ideas.

Amy

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Organized Thursday: Summer calendar check

Hi friends,

We are getting to my favourite time of year – the crazy no school, camping, vacation, sleep away camp, “unscheduled” days of summer.  It’s a good time to take a look at your calendar and plan your events.

If you host a yearly BBQ, plan that now, to make sure that everyone has enough notice.  If you want to host a garage sale, pool party, or have a summer birthday, plan those events in advance, give them a date so that you don’t end up in September wondering what happened to your great idea that never was executed.

If you are a camper, plan your camping weekends and your appointments around that, and invite friends along in advance.

A little planning in advance will make your summer much more fun!
Amy

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Financial Friday: Summer vacation

Hi friends,

Not everyone can afford a summer vacation, I totally get it.

However, if you start saving now for a getaway for next summer, it can become a reality for you.

We started a family project last October where we save our refund money from the bottle depot in a glass jar on top of the refrigerator, and it’s going towards a little family summer weekend, place so far undetermined.

See if you can “find” money in your budget like this to save in a jar or bank account for your own weekend (or week!) away and have fun with it – involve your family and make it a reality!  I would love to hear your ideas.

Amy

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