New Year, New You?

New Year's Resolutions I-94

It feels like yesterday we agonized over what catastrophe awaited us on Y2K. How did 20 years go by so quickly and I'm still working on the same darn resolutions?

This year, I'm thinking small with the hopes of big changes. Since dropping 20 pounds seems almost impossible, what if it's 5 pounds? 5 pounds is a breeze right? You could almost do that in an afternoon after hot yoga. Okay, more realistically, in a week or two.

Mantra: Hustle & Grind the small achievable goals until success!

Actually, this concept could have far reaching implications. Let's apply this philosophy to something fun, like a tropical mid-winter getaway. Instead of scrounging up $4,000 in a few months. Let's start now by saving $350 a month. This time next year, I imagine we'll gush about how amazing we look in that new swimsuit....just in time for that winter escape to Mexico!

If you actually just pictured that scene, BAM! You're practicing creative visualization.

Looking for more great ideas for the new year? Check out Good Housekeeping for a few gems.

45 Achievable New Year's Resolutions for Healthier and Happier Living


Happy New Year and good luck in 2020!

Making the Festival of Toys Great!

The Festival of Toys was a huge success again this year and we couldn't have done it without you. The annual campaign to collect new, unwrapped toys took place over the course of two days at Festival Foods on Mall Drive in Eau Claire from 6:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Your generosity and care for others in our community are outstanding. We also appreciate the support of our great partners:  North Point RVFestival Foods, and Chilson Subaru and Chilson Automotive.

The Mid-West Family Eau Claire team at the ready! Pictured from left to right: Tom Stryker, John Murphy but Bob Bosold

All the toys will be be donated to Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley. Starting Monday, December 9th, parents can shop for gifts.

Festival of Toys is also made possible with support from these local businesses: Edina Realty, Medicine Shoppe in Chippewa Falls, Home Oasis Pools and Spas, Dan the Movin' Man, Woods and Water Realty, Culligan, Burrachos, and Top of the World Christmas Tribute.


Maroon 5 2020 North American Tour

Tickets will be available Friday, December 13th. There's a special pre-sale for American Express Card Members starting starting Monday, December 9th in select markets.

The tour kicks off on May 30th and will make a stop at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul  on August, 9th and at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee on August 30th!

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