Looking for testers for Budgeting and Checkbook Balancing Spreadsheet

Becky BudgetImage by Hamden Alliance via Flickr

Morning friends!

I’m finishing up a Home Budgeting and Checkbook Balancing Spreadsheet and I’m hoping to find a couple moms willing to test it out for me.  It’s not anything I intend on selling.  Actually I’ll be giving it away right here on the Chaos Blog.  I’m just terrible with details.  I miss typos, or forget to change the color, or my directions don’t make sense to someone.  I also know that everyone’s situation is different (which is why I don’t like any of the budgeting sheets I’ve found online).  I’d like to have a couple honest opinions before I officially post it.

Any takers?  Just leave a comment below or DM me on twitter @TaderDoodles…. I’ll email you a copy of it as soon as it’s done. (Please specify Excel or OpenOffice Calc)

Thanks Ya’ll!

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15 Minute Challenge, a checklist and new twitter tags

Good Morning Everyone!

Welcome to a new day for our 15 minute challenge!  I’m going to be working to make a simple link to show you all the posts related to our challenge (some go back to August 2007!)

I have two new things for you this morning:

First, is this groovy, paper saving, two to a page checklist you can use to mark off your rooms/areas for your challenge.  The colors equal one hour.  I left 10 rows (2 1/2 hours worth).  You can just X off the room when you’re done, or write what you accomplished in the cell.  Whatever makes YOU feel the most productive!

OR, if you’re not ready to do 15 in each room, just use each row to mark an area. Maybe your desk, or your craft table.  The junk drawer is another good one!

15 min challenge checklist

Second, we have a hashtag for twitter!  Join us there and share with us what you’ve accomplished!  Just add #tbtc15 to your tweet! I’ll find you!

Time to go have coffee with my Mr. B…. he’ll be going out of town for a few days…. and I’ll miss him.

WFMW "Worksheet Wednesdays"

This year we are trying out a modified workbox setup for school. I say modified because I have not yet purchased the wonderful ebook that actually explains how to do this properly (something I will be doing soon because while I love this idea I am working myself to death at the moment… not entirely the workboxes fault).
Today, day three of school, my girls came downstairs to find their workboxes still stacked up from yesterday. The littlest one almost cried at the thought of NO KINDERGARTEN today. Good thing for her I had decided to make today “Worksheet Wednesday”. We have some cutting practice, some writing, some math, and of course reading (with a mini book report worksheet).
Here’s one of the worksheets I created for DoodleBug, my second grader, as a fractions refresher:

Fractions 1/2
To help motivate her with her math drills I made her some skip counting drill sheets and SCORE CARDS!

Skip Counting 2s Drill Sheet
I have some great freebies I have collected from The Simple Homeschool… LOVE HER STUFF!
Then I might have our Principal Daddy help research Prince Henry the Navigator. He’s much better at that sort of thing than I am. My job was to find really cool pages to use to make our Explorer’s Notebook with!
Worksheet Wednesdays are what Works For Me!
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