A Neat New Tool!

Is anyone else feeling cooped up? Are you trying to work from home and can't find your mojo? It's a struggle to keep focused in my home, add in a full house these days and it seems near impossible. So on the small doses of time I have been getting to work on my business, I have been discovering neat new tools! Out of boredom but wanting to be somewhat productive, I started snooping around resources to help A la Carte grow and be more efficient. While wandering through Google apps offerings, apparently they offer 2 pretty slick looking budgeting worksheets, one is a monthly budget tracker and the other is an annual budget tracker. I gave both of them a try and feel like the annual tracker is

My house is a mess, and that's OK

My house is a mess, and that's just going to have to be OK for the next few weeks. I have little activity stations set up throughout the house and my son burned through all of them in an hour and a half. This is a lesson for me in patience and accepting the situation. I don't know about you, but the urge to stock up is real, particularly as everyday unlocks more scary numbers and government intervention initiatives. Admittedly I haven't stocked up, there's about 6 rolls of toilet paper left in my house and I'm hoping the shelves get restocked soon! I have chosen to take the risk of waiting it out, others have chosen the risk to prepare for the worst. We are all different and we all have diff

Sometimes, it's the little things

This weekend we had a whole bunch of snow and I was feeling like nesting around our home. Although we have some longer term plans for bigger projects, I created a list of projects we could do in the meantime to satisfy my nesting urges. A quick stop to a thrift shop and just like that, for under $50 I felt like my home was freshened up. I find we are inundated with the idea that in order to spruce up our home we need to constantly be up to date with the latest colours, cabinets and fixtures, and those mean costly updates. However, don't underestimate a quick spruce up with some new throw pillows, a new centerpiece or storage solutions and how that can satisfy the need for bigger changes. The

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