The Top Home Or Business Emergencies That You Might Experience.

No matter how organised that you are and how you always have a contingency plan, things often happen that are completely out of our control and they happen when we least expect them to. If you haven’t experienced any household or business emergencies in your life thus far then you better get ready because one will definitely be coming your way and very likely, many more. Many of us have really good DIY skills that we can turn to in times like this but there are some situations where the hands of a professional are definitely needed.

One such instance is when you need and emergency electrician in Sydney because electricity is not something that you should be playing around with and unless you are fully qualified to do so, then you should always pick up the phone or get yourself online and call out a professional electrician. It will be their job to address the problem quickly and efficiently and provide you and your family with the safety that you all deserve. The following are just some other home or business emergencies that you may experience.

1. A burst water pipe – This tends to happen during cold spells when water pipes freeze up and this causes the pipe to burst. Water will have very damaging effects on business stock and on your household furniture and you may have to spend money on new home decor. It is essential that you call on an emergency plumber to come out and to get you out of this very difficult situation.

2. Heating boiler not working – There is nothing worse than waking up on a cold morning and realising that your home is freezing cold and the kids have to wake up to this as well. The good news is that your emergency electrician may be able to help you in this situation because it may be an electrical fault with the boiler. Having one of these professionals on speed dial is highly recommended because it’s likely that you won’t be the only person that will be calling them that day.

3. No hot water – We rely so much on hot water in any household and so if it isn’t available when you turn on the shower, the dishwasher or the washing machine then you are in some trouble. Luckily there are professionals that you can call on short notice to address these issues before they become much bigger problems.

If you don’t already have an emergency electrician’s number on your speed dial then get it done today because you never know when you’re going to need their essential services.

What are the Advantages of Town Planning


Town planning is an essential tool for the management of change. It allows communities to plan, manage and control the form and character of their development to local needs and aspirations. Planning helps ensure that land use is sustainable, environmentally friendly, and socially just.

The early town planners saw their role as that social engineers

In the early days of town planning, the role of the planner was seen to be that of a social engineer. The planner would plan out a city and then implement his or her plan. However, over time it became clear that this was not enough.

Having a Town Planning Consultant

Another benefit is you can have a town planning consultant like Planning Approval Group that will help you implement a cohesive structure for your community. They will also ensure that it is consistent with the laws of your state or country. This way, you know that your plans will be approved by all relevant parties before they even begin construction on them.

Another advantage of having a town planning consultant is that they can provide advice on how to keep costs low while still getting what you want out of your town planning projects. They will also make sure that all new developments comply with current building codes so they do not pose any safety risks to residents who live nearby and visitors who pass through regularly.

Town planning is seen as an essential tool for the reduction of poverty and inequality

Town planning is seen as an essential tool for the reduction of poverty and inequality. The basic idea behind this is that by improving the quality of life in poor areas, people will be better able to lift themselves out of poverty. For example, improved housing facilities such as sanitation and water supply can reduce disease, which lowers mortality rates and increases average life expectancy.

  • Improved housing conditions will also help reduce inequality in a community because they allow people to access services that allow them to improve their income levels (such as education)

Town planning enables the harnessing of natural resources.

  • Town planning can be used to harness natural resources.
  • The town planning of a city can be used to help mitigate climate change and reduce pollution.

It provides a framework within which the environmental consequences of development can be managed

Planning is central to managing the environmental impacts of urban development. It provides a framework within which the environmental consequences of development can be managed. For example, planning can be used to limit the size and location of new buildings, ensuring that they do not interfere with existing infrastructure or infringe upon environmentally sensitive areas. Similarly, it can regulate land use and ensure that developments are designed in ways that minimize their impact on ecosystems.

Town planning help reduces urban sprawl and promotes sustainable development

Another benefit of town planning is that it can help reduce traffic congestion and improve the quality of life in urban areas. This is because it tries to avoid or minimize urban sprawl. Sprawl is when people build houses and businesses in faraway places instead of building them where they are needed most, like near workplaces or transportation systems. People who live in sprawled-out areas also have to drive for longer distances than those who live closer together, which leads to more traffic congestion on the roads.

Urban sprawl has many negative effects on cities: it makes public transportation less efficient since there’s no one place where everyone wants to go; it increases pollution since cars have less space between them when they’re driving around slowly looking for parking spots; and it causes a need for new infrastructures like roads and sewer systems, which can be expensive for towns and cities.

The importance of town planning

Town planning is an important tool for the management of development. Town planning helps in reducing urban sprawl, promote sustainable development, and managing the environmental consequences of development. It also provides a framework within which the environmental consequences of development can be managed.


Town planning enables the orderly development of land within a city, town, or village. The goal is to provide a framework for development that is efficient and environmentally sustainable, while also ensuring that people have access to the amenities they need in their daily lives.

Word for 2019: MORE

Last fall I began thinking about what my word for 2019 would be.  I started thinking about my goals and plans for the year, and it all came down to one word: MORE.


Cook More. Clean More. Blog More. Do More household projects.  Make our home a more organized and efficient space. (That’s a big one on my to-do list!)

Where I’m Coming From

Since having our baby, I’ve been just a wee bit consumed by that!  I love spending time with him, and it is so hard pulling myself away to do actual housework, blog work etc.  As a result, a lot of projects and daily activities just fell by the wayside last year.  Now that he is out of the infant stage, I still struggle to pull myself away, but I know I have to get things done!  I have to do MORE and be MORE!

I still believe that being present for my son and our family is MY MOST important job!  And I definitely don’t want to compromise that for the sake of mopping the floor!  But…I know that in order to be a leader and teach my son about being a responsible person, I MUST show that in my own life each day, so I am strategizing and working on ways that I can do more in our household and make sure we are running more efficiently.  At the same time, I’m also working on ways to get back to my blogging, to be more disciplined with that and to maintain a more regular schedule.

Hopefully this will help me to accomplish MORE this year.

I started journaling in my new planner, as I have done the past two or three years, and I decided I would share some of my notes with you.  Normally I don’t share things like this, especially as it is just total stream of consciousness, but I’m trying to “put myself out there” more.  Also, I thought my notes might inspire someone to write similar notes to themselves.

Be More…

do more, expect more, be more.

  • Be the good. Be the positive force.  Be the change you wish to see.

Know that you are made for more and you ARE MORE than you think you are.

Positivity: Find good things in every day through every challenge.  See the good. (It’s never that bad!)


  • You are strong.
  • You are brave.
  • You are smart and confident.
  • You are a mom, a wife, and a leader.


  • in God.
  • in Self.
  • in those you LOVE.

Accept Challenges.

  • Strive and Rise Above.
  • Thrive!
  • Never settle.
  • Always Be More.

So those are my notes: My mental challenge to myself to BE MORE!

And I hope through all these positive affirmations, I can challenge myself to DO MORE this year.

I’ve already started working on new strategies: I’ve started making changes to my daily routine and being more conscious and intentional about what I am doing.  And I am also working on ways to make more concrete plans for my weeks.

I, for one, struggle to come up with an exact daily or weekly schedule for myself.  For example, if I say, “Okay, on Mondays I will work on posts, either Monday will roll around and I simply won’t feel inspired to write.  Or else, I’ll have more pressing things to do in my household, and writing just will NOT be a priority.”  Similarly with housework, I often find sometimes I need to do a task only once a week.  Other times that same task may need to be done two or three times in a week.  Even with our cooking, I generally have a rough idea of what we are going to make for the week, but it is hard for us to nail down an exact meal plan for the week.  I’m working on being okay with that and understanding that it is okay to do what works, as long as I am getting things done!

BUT to help myself be a little more intentional, I made this daily planning printable.  In my planner I’m also making a list each week of projects I want to work on.  And I also have a printable goals planner to provide a quick overview.

What About You?

Do you have a word for 2019?  I’d love to hear about your goals and plans!

And if you have any tips for doing more each day or keeping a more efficient daily schedule, I’d love to hear your tips and ideas!  Please share your thoughts in the comments or give me a shout out on social media!

Free Daily Planner Printable for Mom Bloggers

I’ve only made a few printables on my blog, and it has been a long time since I made one! I saw a lot of daily planning sheets and bullet journal pages on Pinterest, but I couldn’t find one that had everything I was looking for in a planning page.

I need a planning sheet where I can write daily goals, but in particular I wanted a page where I could write down plans for my blog and online work.  And I also wanted one where I could write plans and goals for myself as a housewife and mom.  Since I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, I made THIS!

At the top of the page, I made a spot for inspirational words and scripture.  Beside this is a notes section.

The next section I will be devoting to business, but the categories could easily fit for personal use:  Goals, To Create, To Write, To Share.

Then I have a section titled To Clean and To Cook.

Finally I have a sections marked To Do and To Buy.  And finally I have a section marked To Teach.  I made this section so I could make notes of things I’ll be teaching my son, but it could be used if you’re teaching an actual class or if you teach things on your blog.

Download Your Free Daily Planner Printable 

Katie Daisy Planner Review

Disclosure: Today’s post contains affiliate links. The images are from from my Katie Daisy planner. I do NOT own these images and am merely sharing them for my review and recommendation purposes.

With a new year comes a new planner!  I love getting new planners…the empty pages are so clean, and there are just so many possibilities ahead to fill them!

In the past I have a bought a lot of Blue Sky Planners.  They always have very simple, clean, and pretty designs available.  And they have a variety of sizes and formats.  But last year I went a different route. And for the second year in a row, I’ve chosen a planner by Katie Daisy. These planners are just beautiful! They make me feel so energized and inspired! Let’s check it out!


The planners are 5×7 sized.  (I do wish they came in a standard notebook size. That is what I’ve always purchased in the past, but these are so pretty I can deal with the small size.)

They have a front pocket and a page marker for you, which can be very convenient.  They also have a full monthly calendar followed by weekly pages, which is the format that I like.  (If a planner doesn’t have this 2-page month calender, I’m not in to it!)  It’s also a 7-month calendar so you can buy these toward the end of the year and go ahead and start using it!

Artwork, Quotes, and Notes

Now what sets these planners apart from others I’ve purchased is the beautiful art work, inspired quotes, and places for you to make notes and journal.  I decided to share the above page. It is one of my favorites from the planner and a great example!

I find these note pages are great for making lists and notes about what is going on.  They can also be great for journaling and writing notes to yourself to get you motivated.


I decided to end this post with a photo of one of the quote pages.  I think if we woke up with this quote in mind each day, our day would be much brighter, happier, and more productive.  (Don’t you agree?)

If you still don’t have a planner for this year, I invite you to check out the Katie Daisy planner, as well as the Katie Daisy Wall Calendar.

Planning Your Days with Progresso Light Soups and a Giveaway

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A few days ago I talked about some of my goals for 2016, and part of those goals centered around the word focus, as in focusing on the tasks I have to do each day and staying on track.  The best way to do this is to be organized and to plan out your days.  As with most things, there’s no one-size-fits-all way to plan your day.  A lot of people thrive on order and having each hour of the day mapped out on their planner, and a lot of people have jobs that actually depend on a schedule like this, but if you work from home, or if you’re a homeschool mom, this type of scheduling may not work for you.  That is why I am trying more of a Goal Based Schedule. [Read more…]

6 Printable Blog Planners for 2016

Free Printable Blog Planners for 2016

2015 has been such a crazy time for me!  I had so many projects going on from week to week that I barely had time to breathe (but it was a good thing, I’m not complaining at all!)

On the other hand, my year got off to sort of a rough start.  My husband was sick and in the hospital, and he had a long recovery time.  Needless to say, that was a very stressful time, and unfortunately it greatly affected everything from my housekeeping and personal organization to my blog organization! [Read more…]

Fueling My Family with Jimmy Dean® and State Fair® + Meal Planning with Online Calendars

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Fueling My Family with Jimmy Dean and State Fair

I’ve been so busy this month!  It seems like every time I scratch something off the old to do list, I end up adding 3 MORE things to the to do list.  This week  I’ve got my usual housework to do, plus several blogging projects.  We’ve also got the usual school, band practice, and ball game schedule.  Plus, this Saturday we have a band festival and scholar’s bowl tournament. AND….if all that is not enough, my mom and I are working on going through stuff at her house and my house so we can have a yard sale.  Eek!

But regardless of how much stuff we have to do, the family still has to eat!  Luckily I keep a lot of convenient, yet delicious and hearty breakfast and dinner food options to fuel my family no matter how busy life gets!  A couple of family favorites are Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant and State Fair® Classic 22ct Corn Dogs. [Read more…]

Creating an Organized Work Station for Mom

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Planning & Organizing with Post-It

With school back in session, it’s time get your kids organized and ready to start out the year on a good foot, and this means Mom has to stay organized too!  In our household I’m the keeper of the calendar and the books!  If there’s paperwork to keep up with, events and due dates to remember, and bills to be paid, that falls under my jurisdiction!  I actually love taking on these roles though!  And I’ve always been really good at organizing, so it’s the perfect job for me! (Plus, I love school, so keeping up with Noah’s stuff allows me to live vicariously through him! haha!) [Read more…]

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes and Breakfast Time with Quaker

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Breakfast Time with Quaker

If you’re a mom, back to school means back to school shopping, organizing, and planning, especially menu planning!  Your little darlings need breakfasts, snacks, lunches, after school snacks, and dinners!  Whew….that’s a lot of food prep! Today I’m talking about just a few options that Quaker gives you help get your through the morning breakfast time, and I’ve got a delicious recipe for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes that you and your kids will love!

And to help you get organized in the kitchen this fall, I’ve created a free printable that you can use to create your weekly menus!  Yup, it’s going to be a jam packed post, so let’s get started!

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