Tips for Prepping Items for Kids Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips to Prep Your Stuff so it Sells!

Kids are constantly growing out of their clothes, shoes, and even toys! What do you do with all of that stuff they no longer need? If you are frugal like me, a good idea is to sell it in kids consignment sales or mom-to-mom sales. I have participated in 6 kids consignment sales over a 3-year period as a seller and a buyer. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve been pretty successful at getting rid of the “old” in order to make money (and room) for the “new.” To help you out, I’m sharing what I’ve learned with … Continue reading

5 Things You can do in 5 Minutes to Simplify Your Life

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post to help simplify your life may contain affiliate links.  If you know me, you know that organization isn’t necessarily one of my strengths. Which means a blog post about how to simplify your life isn’t something you would typically see on Me Plus 3 Today. But one of my strengths is helping other people, and I thought this idea might be able to help someone out there who feels like me. So, here I am sharing it with you! Basically my feelings are that I want to be organized. I want to declutter. I want to simplify my … Continue reading

7 Young Adult Books Worth Reading Today

7 Young Adult Books Worth Reading Today! It is possible for "grown ups" to enjoy books targeted towards teens. These are just 7 examples of books you might enjoy!

For your convenience, this post of Books Worth Reading Today contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today. Thanks! One of my favorite things to do is read. And since I struggle with sleeping at night since becoming a widow, I’ve actually done quite a bit of reading the past 3 years. I’ve read some great books and some horrible books, so I decided to start sharing what I’ve been reading each month here on the blog. This way, if anyone else loves to read as much as I do, they can hopefully get some new ideas of books … Continue reading

“If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock…” – Make a Difference Monday

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." Milton Berle quote - www.MePlus3Today.com

The past week has been ridiculously busy and full of a variety of emotions. Why? Well, I had my last day at my job as an engineer. I was there for nearly 8 years. But really, engineering feels like all I’ve ever known. I decided to be an engineer way back when I was a sophomore in HIGH SCHOOL in order to plan my class schedule to prepare me for college. During my junior year, I took 2 math classes at the same time so that I could take AP Calculus my senior year and head into college with as … Continue reading

5 Inspirational Quotes Worth Reading Right Now! – Make a Difference Mondays Link Up

I mentioned this in a previous post, but in the weeks after losing Chaz, I used to spend my evenings reading quotes on Pinterest about death and grief, while sobbing my eyes out the entire time. I don’t know if it was therapeutic for me or if it was just what I needed to do at that time. But either way, that’s what I did! When I told my therapist about it, she said that it was completely fine. There is no “right way” to grieve. And she told me that eventually the quotes I preferred to read would change… … Continue reading

This New Year Join the #DeedADay Movement with 100 Good Deeds

I was gifted a 100 Good Deeds bracelet to review and share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. For many, beginning the new year means starting work on new goals and/or resolutions. At least, that’s how it is for me! In a previous post, I mentioned the fact that I am working on making SMART goals this year instead of a typical resolution. I’ve actually been putting a lot of thought in to what I hope to accomplish in 2015, and how I plan to do it. These goals definitely won’t be a … Continue reading

Skip the New Year’s Resolution… Make a SMART Goal Instead!

*This post contains affiliate links from which a make a small commission from purchases made. Thanks! Well, 2014 is coming to end and we’re heading full speed into 2015. It’s about this time of year when almost half of Americans begin making those “New Year’s Resolutions.” You know, they are typically something like “To lose weight,” “To get fit and healthy,” and/or “To get organized.” And how often are these resolutions accomplished? According to Statistic Brain, only 8% of the time! Since the odds aren’t really in your favor of achieving your New Year’s Resolution, why not try something different … Continue reading

5 Ways to Help a Retail Employee this Holiday Season & Beyond!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with Ways to Help a Retail Employee this Holiday Season contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks! The holiday shopping season is in full force! Are you ready to handle the parking lots, the crowds and lines, and the sales? If you think shopping during this time feels hectic, imagine what it must be like working through it all! What customers encounter is only a snippet compared to what the employees must endure. So I felt this was the perfect time to focus my “How … Continue reading

Mental Health: 4 Steps for Controlling Anxiety

For your convenience, this post with 4 Steps for Controlling Anxiety contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks! I know that talking about anxiety, depression, and mental health can be kind of a taboo. But I’m just letting you know that I completely disagree with that, and I do my best to be open and honest about it. I mean, think about it… Physical health is openly discussed, like eating healthier, exercising, and getting regular physical check-ups. We brush, floss, and visit the dentist twice each year for our dental health. … Continue reading

Monday Mourning Widow Series #8: Lessons Learned – Stop Existing, Start Living

This post contains affiliate links and I will make a small commission off any purchases from those links, at no additional charge to you. Sometimes I wish I could shout from the roof tops the lessons I’ve learned from losing my husband, Chaz. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to explain them. Because really, you don’t know, until you know. I want to tell people to stop just existing through life. And tell them to start living their life instead! I learned that old cliche, “Life Is Short.” It’s too short to just exist. Why settle for mediocre, for just OK, … Continue reading