Showing posts from October 7, 2007

Corporations 101 for Small Business Owners

Having a small business can get complicated. It can get even more complicated if you incorporate your business. My husband has been considering doing this and we have been doing some research. One thing I almost missed was having a record of company minutes. Did you know that you must hold a meeting with the directors and shareholders once a year? If the IRS audits you, they will request to see your actual company minutes. When your corporation is first set up you need to have a meeting of directors and shareholders. You should adopt bylaws. When your LLC is set up you should adopt an Operating agreement. Then you have to hold meetings each year at the time you were formed. Sounds complicated doesn't it? helps people like us! First they give out free forms that are helpful. They also will prepare the whole set of documents for only $20-$25.

One thing I really like about this company, is that they are willing to work with their clients. For example: the…

Season of the Witch Book Review

I read Season of the Witch as my 2nd book in the RIP II Challenge (and my 3rd book for the fall reading challenge). At first I had a hard time getting into this book. I'm not really sure why, I think a lot of it was, I wasn't getting a quite time to read & was trying to read with people around me, etc. The prologue had me a bit unsure of the book, it wasn't what I was thinking. Once I get a few chapters in, I was starting to like it more. By a 1/4 of the book I was really getting into it & by 1/3 in, I was hooked!

From the book jacket:Gabriel Blackstone is a hacker, information thief, and skilled “remote viewer”–he makes an excellent living stealing other people’s secrets. When a former lover asks him to look into the disappearance of her stepson, Gabriel’s investigations lead him to Monk House, a rambing Victorian home where time seems to stand still. Gabriel becomes increasingly bewitched by the house, and by its owners…
I highly recommend this book. It is ve…

Cleaning out the Garage

This weekend is going to be our big weekend of cleaning out the garage, yeah! Had planned on doing it last week, but it was so hot. Right now we use our garage for basically storage. We do have a '69 Camaro in there, but our regular day to day cars are in the driveway. We use the rest of the space for tools, outdoor toys, lawnmower, etc. There is so much stuff, it is getting unorganized. The other day we started looking at garage storage solutions. We are currently using an old dresser & some old shelving units. We totally need some new shelfs, maybe a cabinet. We have decided to pay the money & actually buy units made for the garage. Hopefully this will look nicer & help us store our things.

We are looking at some shelving units, and a cabinet or two with actual doors. We are also looking into some overhead storage solutions to get items off the floor that we don't always use like seasonal things, etc.

I found and they have some amazing t…

Meap testing ~ Test taking tips

It is MEAP testing for my 5th grader. So far, she is not liking it. I heard that today's test was 1 hour & 45 minutes. The kids couldn't ask any questions, talk at all & had to sit in their seats the entire time no matter what. No wonder they hate it, ugh! I told her not to worry, I don't care how she does on it whatsover as long as she tries her best. I feel bad for the kids when even teachers are complaining about how hard it is to sit there for that long not being able to help or speak, etc. I wish they would eliminate these silly tests, maybe the kids would actually learn more?!? Anyways, here are ...

Some test taking tips:

Get a good nights sleepEat breakfast (our school is actually providing free breakfast every day of testing so that is a nice bonus)Make sure your name is on the testRead the directions carefullyGo with your gut, your first choice is usually correctIf you do not know an answer & it is multiple choice try eliminating what you know is…


Well today was is a busy day. I help out in my 1st grader's class once a month & today was the day. It goes from 9:30 - 11. Of course today was the day she also had a dentist apt at 10:45 at an office about 45 minutes away. Isn't that how it always goes? I had been waiting a month & half for this apt too. Luckily it worked out & my group of kids was done by 10 & so was Cam. We headed off to the dentist & it was a really nice office. Flat screen tv w/ Nick Jr on, 2 different video games for the kids, plus a couple books. Remember when it used to be just books or a big old small tv with the soaps on, lol. It was this gorgeous blue color textured wall paper & then 2 walls were done in fish wall paper. Very nice!

We were late, took way longer then the 28 min that mapquest told me. We got in pretty quickly though & it went great. She had a cleaning at the end of August & the dentist had me freaking out. He told me she needed work done o…

Baby it's hot outside

It is so hot in Michigan this past week. Today our high should be 84 & if it reaches that it will tie the record. It should be more like 65, crazy! I have been having to dig through my kids stuff for summer clothes. I have to say even though I am sweating, I am enjoying the nice weather! I know once it goes down, it will be cold, yuck. Last year though it stayed pretty decent until January. I am just hoping we have a really nice Halloween this year & the weather doesn't drop dramatically right before it.

I had planned on taking some fall pictures this weekend, let's just say that did not happen. I hope I can still get some & the weather going up & down doesn't mess up the pretty leaves changing & falling.

Breast Cancer Awareness month!

October is breast cancer awareness month! Check out The Breast Cancer site and click everyday to help provide free mammograms for women!

If you didn't know that you obviously have not left the house yet this month. I went to grocery shopping the other day & I was able to buy pink laundry detergent & pink crackers, FUN!

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Tolkien/Lewis Mini-Challenge

Dates: January 1st through December 31st

Host: Becky

For details: Click here.

The Challenge (put simply): Read two books by J.R.R. Tolkien and two books by C.S. Lewis.

Reasons for joining:

1. I'm tired of being put to shame by my 10-year-old daughter. Annie has read The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Silmarillion by Tolkien, as well as the all the Narnia books. I have read none of these.

2. These books are so cherished by so many that I would be a fool not to get them read eventually, right?


The hobbit

The Chronicles of Narnia ( 7 books )