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Vacation time is here again!  God wants our lives to be a healthy mix of productive work, rest and leisure.  School is out and you’ve got plenty of vacation time.  Summer is the best time to plan a family vacation with the kids.  Whether you enjoy the beaches, national parks, or snorkeling on an island, booking ahead and planning wisely results in budget family trips that are a sure hit!

 

Top 5 Summer Vacation Budget friendly trips for families

 

Fort Lauderdale Florida, Clean pristine family friendly beaches  and has tons of vacation packages online

Hershey park Pennsylvania, Round up the kids for an action packed adventure trip to your favorite theme park.  Hershey offers affordable accommodation packages.

Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Enjoy the charm and hospitality of the South.  Fort Lauderdale offers family packages online.

Yosemite National Park California, Big on scenery and high on low maintenance, restful, relaxing vacations.  Yosemite National Park is the place to be and see the beauty of the West!

Grand Canyon Arizona, The Canyon remains one the most visited attractions in America.  Hike, explore, take a helicopter tour, the canyon never disappoints.  There are numerous accommodation packages for families online.

Married Couples reconnect,  Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Looking for a great Honeymoon location?

Top 3 Couples all-inclusive options to get more bang! For your buck!

St. Lucia, all-inclusive resort packages

All Inclusive Couples Cruises, The level of service an attention to detail is outstanding on a cruise.

All Inclusive Couples Resorts,adults only.  I love the atmosphere of an adult only trip.  It sets a tone for guests to really focus on each other.  Sandals offers great accommodations in awesome locations.

Have a great Summer!

Honoring Fathers in the month of June.

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Memorial Day Celebration

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Celebrate, honor, remember, and have fun!  As we settle in for a long holiday weekend this Memorial Day, let’s be mindful to count our blessings!  There is so much to be thankful for like our health, our families, God’s provision, and protection.  It’s often all too easy to find something to complain about.

Replace any negative comments with a positive one.  It could always be worse.  Instead let’s celebrate our good fortune and thank God for all that we do have!  What are you thankful for today? How has the Lord blessed you and your Family?  How will you spend your Memorial Day weekend.  Here in the SCW family we’ve had lots of activity over the past couple weeks and we’re happy to stay at home and relax this weekend!!!  YaY!!!  Of course, there will be lots of delicious food, some items on the menu are Barbecue Ribs, fresh corn on the cob, baked beans, garden salad,macaroni salad, chicken breast etc… Those of you hitting the road this weekend, please be safe.  From our family to yours wishing you happy Memorial Day weekend!!

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Family Winter Travel & Leisure 2018

The beauty of winter brings adventures in the snow!  If you’re like me you love winter sports,  outdoor activities, and scenic mountain getaways!  The great thing about California is that you can enjoy both the Ocean and the Mountains all in one day if you like.  I love the ocean, it’s one of my favorite  places to relax but so are the mountains!  The snow covered mountains of wintergetawys are fun for the entire family!  We’re counting down the top 5 winter destinations of 2018!  The best locales for skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, and snowboarding!  Of course no winter getaway would be complete without a cozy cabin retreat after a long day on the slopes!  Each location has plenty of local hotels, some within walking distance to the slopes, but for the whole family nothing beats a log cabin in the snow! I’ll share some pics from our winter getaway when we return!

 

Heavenly Lake Tahoe Search: Tahovacation guide.com

Lake Catherine Utah Search: lakehousevacations.com

Colorado Winter Park, Search Coloradomountaincabins.com

Blue Ridge Mountains Search blueridgerentals.net

Big Bear Mountain California Search: bigbeargetaway.com

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  • LodgingWhen traveling with the kids instead of getting two or three hotel rooms for multiple days to accommodate all of you.  Pack up the whole gang and do a cabin, so that you can all be together!  It’s smarter, more practical and saves money.

 

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Shout out to January Birthdays!

My Grandfather Thomas Newman January 6th

My Cousin Tinea Blue January 5th

My birthday January 13th

Charles Newman January 13th

 

Happy Birthday to SCW Publisher Monique!

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Labor Day Holiday 2017

How will you spend your Labor day?

  • Barbecue with family and friends

  • Outdoor Concert

 

  • Family day at the beach
  • Water Park with the kids park

  •  Maybe you have a date

Whatever you choose enjoy the fruits of your labor and have a blessed Labor Day and be safe!!  To all of my followers and readers Thanks for reading SCW.  It’s going to be a lazy day at our house today with my husband off work.  We’re just going to have good food, and lots of relaxation.  We’ve been celebrating all weekend my husband’s birthday is Labor Day.  So we had a couple of celebrations to accommodate the kids work schedules.  But they were all here last night, it was fun we filled up on a roast beef dinner, cake and ice cream .

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Labor Day Weekend 2017

Time for a little R&R ( rest and relaxation).  Labor day is a special day for our country as a whole. It’s what makes this land great the “American Workers”.  With increasingly tough times for people it’s a blessing to have a job or career.  To be able to earn and provide for our families, stimulate the economy and sow our seeds with tithes and offerings.  To be blessed enough to be charitable and give donations, give back to our communities and help other people is a blessing.  This weekend millions of families will hit the beaches, barbecues, travel the roads, and by air to see family and friends.  Or maybe you’re hosting a Labor Day gathering and expecting guests.  Whatever you choose take advantage of the long holiday weekend.  Enjoy the fruits of your labor!  Psalm 90:17, “May the favor of the Lord God rest on us, and establish the work of our hands for us.”

  • When traveling with kids. Be prepared with a first aid kit for minor mishaps.

  •  Apply sunscreen for the whole family before hitting the water to protect from burns.

  • Pack lots of water bottles juices and snacks for the kids.

  • If you’re packing a lunch to take to the beach, pack them fresh before leaving

  • Get an early start so that you arrive early and pick out a good spot for your family as the beaches will be crowded that day.

  • Road Trip Tips

  • Have your car serviced before your trip.

  • Be prepared with a roadside kit and spare tire.

  • Make sure children are safe, properly strapping them in and using car seats.

  • Children can get restless on long road trips.  Be sure to pack things to keep them occupied.  Depending on their ages, whether it’s coloring books, hand held computer games, laptops, books, favorite toys etc..

 

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Best Cities for Singles 2017

Christian singles ready to mingle must have direction.  They must know which geographical locations are best for what they seek.  SCW has compiled a list of the best cities for singles to meet and find love.  Of Course a Smart Christian woman doesn’t  go hunting for a man “as if”.  She merely presents herself and “attracts” possible suitors.  So here we go.

Although more and more people are meeting online there are still locations that are better than others for singles based on number of single people VS. married people alone.  Because we are focusing on young singles, please bear in mind that all of these statistics are applicable to young professionals ages 20-40 for the purpose of this post.

Metrics based on:

  • Unemployment rate – Low unemployment is indicative of a strong employment market.  Which is good for carrier focused singles.
  • Median rent – The more affordable a city is the smaller the incentive to shack up purely for financial reasons.
  • The Percentage of singles The US census Bureau tracks the number of single households in each state. 
  • Entertainment establishments per 100,000 residents This includes, bowling alleys, arcades, sports stadiums etc..  Fun activities that bring singles together.
  • Houses of Worship – Christian assembly is still a great way to meet new like-minded people.

Top 5 Cities for Singles

Portland Maine In Portland the unemployment rate is 3.1%.  About a quarter of the city’s adult population ages 20 to 34 are unmarried.  The median monthly rent is $900.  Maine boasts over 300 Christian Churches.

Asheville North Carolina  The unemployment rate is 3.4%.  Asheville has a large population of young singles and college students.  Average median rent is $830.  Asheville has about 60 Christian Churches, seems a little low for the south so if you live in Asheville give me a shout out and correct me if I’m wrong.

Champaign Illinois The average age is 27.  Champagne median cost of living is cheaper than the US average.  Median rent $660-$825.  As Illinois is a large state they boast a lot of Mega Churches.  Search Illinois mega churches.

Miami Beach Florida –  In Miami 28% of the population is single.  With a population of 5.5 million.  Miami Beach is a tourist town with lots to see and do so you can feel like you’re living on vacation. The unemployment rate is a low 4%.  The media rent is $1,075.  39.76% of people in Miami are affiliated with a religion 5.66% are Christian.

Downtown Columbia Missouri The median resident age in Missouri is 26.8 years.  Median rent is $768.  Missouri has all denominations of churches and a large Christian church community.

  •  Christian  Dating Websites

 

  • Christian Cafe

  • Singles Of Faith

  • C Match – Connecting Christians Worldwide

Coming in August:

How to get and keep the man you want through building intimacy.

 

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Happy 4th of July weekend

Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Coming up in July

  • Summer Wedding Guide 2017
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  • Best Cities for Singles guide 2017
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