23 April 2014

52 Weeks of Organizing~ Week 15?

I missed sharing the last couple of week. I did DO some of the work though! Got everyone's winter and cold weather stuff packed up and out of the way. Mittens and long sleeve shirts we won't be seeing for a little while. And I also spruced up our cleaning supplies.

Trying to get back on track with these 52 weeks of organizing!
This week I am going through all the meds to make sure none are expired or about to be empty just in time for the 3am fever.

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21 April 2014

Monday Meal Plan~ Week 17

Feeling a little more on top of things this week! Busy weeks really need a plan or these poor kids will be eating sandwiches every night on the way to baseball!


Monday~Chicken and Veggies with Pasta
Super easy, and can take to go to the ball fields!

Tuesday~Chicken Tacos
Baking chicken once for 2 meals!

To Go! I feel like half our meals have to be on the go!

Thursday~Potato Soup
Probably this recipe, might try it in the crock pot though!

Friday~Grilled Cheese and Soup 
Getting to the point where I need to grocery shop!

I am not planning for the weekend yet. Grocery shopping day after kids have a little 2k race in the morning!

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15 April 2014

Meal Plan Tuesday?

Baseball season is in full swing, the hubby is out of town, and it was MONDAY, if ya know what I mean.
Anyway, still meal planning but not as strict because half the time I can't stand to cook what I planned or it just doesn't sound good!

Monday~Salmon and Asparagus 
(not hubby's favorite)

Also not his favorite, but the kids like it and it's super easy!

Actually, probably tortellini. I think it needs to be used this week and the kids aren't picky!

Thursday~Grilled Cheese
Need something portable I can throw together easily and we can take on our way to the ball fields.

Friday~Hubby's Birthday!
I am going to take the night off from making dinner, we have a ball game to go to, so probably an early dinner out.

Not planning for the weekend just yet. Sunday we will be with family and Saturday all of a sudden feels like too far away to plan!
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03 April 2014

April Goals!

A few days late, this seems to be how things have going around here!
Last month goals are here
At nearly all of them!

The house is MUCH better, but not 100%.
Didn't do such a great job with budgeting, I still have a couple projects I am working on to help out financially.
We did read more, not enough though.
I feel like I have been home a little more but running around more than I should be. No dates have been planned.

I do have a good reason for some of this though. I have no motivation and have been sleeping a whole lot more, some unexpected costs in the budget and a whole lot of Dr. appointments.
We are expecting baby #4 in September!!

The other good news is, I get to keep the same goals and try again!
I have lowered my expectations a bit. Knowing that we have other things we are needing to purchase, the budget and debt aren't going to be as good as I had hoped. I tire pretty often and have a small complication so I am giving myself a break on getting as much organizing and cleaning done. As long as we all have clean clothes and dishes it's a win.

Hoping I have some more energy (and motivation) back soon!

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31 March 2014

Meal Plan Monday~ Week 14

Finally broke down and went grocery shopping!

Now that we have some groceries around here I have no excuse not to stick to it.

I cooked two times the ground beef so I can skip that later this week.

Planning on making a big bath of chicken too.

Wednesday~Sheppard's Pie
Using the rest of the Ground Beef
Thursday~Tortellini and Chicken with Pesto
To use some of the chicken and have something easy to throw together
Friday~Salmon and roasted veggies
I need easy by the end of the week!

We have plans that day,  I know I won't get around to making anything if I don't throw it in the crock pot. Hoping I still have some pumpkin!

Sunday~Stir Fry
Easiest way to use the rest of the veggies that need to be used up!
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20 March 2014

52 Weeks of Organizing~Week 11

It's a little late, we had a middle of the night ER trip and I was very zombie-like yesterday!
Last week I was on a mission to find somewhere to contain the small but annoying amount of mail that comes for the Mr.  He usually doesn't NEED it right away, if ever, but doesn't want to recycle it right away. I don't want to hound him about it or dump it on him as soon as he walks in the door either, so this will hopefully be a nice compromise.

Had this little basket already, should be small enough to wrangle it.
It's not perfect but better than piles on the counter!

This week was supposed to be filing, but I did it with the other mail stuff. We use a container like this

Inside of it we keep this
We get one of the bottom ones every year. Instead of filing by TYPE, we just put everything from January in the first folder, February the 2nd, etc.  Once we file taxes we just put the whole folder in a safe place. We are almost to 7 years and won't be needing to buy any more. We can just rotate the old stuff with the new.

This week I am going to focus on refining our bill paying. Not too much different, shouldn't be a huge undertaking. We have too much fun stuff planned for Spring Break for any big projects!

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17 March 2014

Meal Plan Monday~Week 12


This week should be the week I get everything all the way back in order! Just in time for the craziness of Spring Break!

Hoping to keep dinner time a little on the less messy side this week.

Monday~Chicken Parmesan
I bake ours in the oven, I know it's not very St.Patrick's Day of us.

Tuesday~Chicken Tacos
Might as well bake enough chicken for 2 meals!
Wednesday~Pork Roast

Thursday~Loaded Potato Soup

Friday~Salmon and Asparagus

Saturday~BBQ Burgers

Sunday~ Leftovers/Clean Out Fridge
 Grocery shopping day is early next week. Need to make room in the fridge and see what we need.
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