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29 April 2016

Friday RAOK!


 I stopped worrying (and spending SO much time) about the kids chores, and their lack of doing them, which left me with a few options, 1. Do it myself  2. Micromanage them to do it or 3. Call it Good Enough and let natural consequences do their thing. Well it's been tough on me for the last 10-12 days now but the plus side of letting Good Enough be the goal is that I have more time! I got my organizing for the week done earlier in the week because I wasn't managing their messes. So I have time to do what I want to, today that's making our sweet neighbors some treats. They moved in a couple months ago, and have been great neighbors!  Life has been less than ideal since then, so it's a little later than I normally would like a welcome treat to be!



I just love doing something for someone else! Random acts of kindness are so fun! Lots of ideas out there, some of my favorites

~Buying that frazzled looking mama at Target a coffee
~Leaving coupons on the product at the store
~Mailing a card to a friend, just letting them know you are thinking of them
~Help someone with their groceries
~Ding Dong Ditch some doughnuts to a friend
~Leave a redbox code on a sticky note at the redbox



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24 April 2016

Sports Night Meal Plan Round 3

 

 Another week of sports EVERY NIGHT, this last week I didn't really stick to our plan. We had leftovers and no one seemed super hungry at dinner time. Going to have some repeats we didn't have last week.

Monday
Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
Easy to eat on the go! Chicken, veggies and sauce over rice.
Tuesday
Greek Turkey Burgers
Ground Turkey, feta and spinach
Wednesday
1 Pan Cheater Lasagna
Uses ravioli instead
Thursday
Steak Salads
To go!
Friday
Pizza
 Likely will be an easy dinner night!

I have a couple recipe ideas to try, but I need to wait until we have leftovers, just in case the kids are not a fan!
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Elderberry Lemonade

 I've been trying to reduce some of the coffee I drink, just a little, and the weather has been warm here. Lemonade has been sounding so good and it's been an easy switch!


I am a big fan of flavored lemonade, other than it usually has a whole lot of sugar in it. I don't typically make a big batch of this and with these handy powdered lemon I don't have to!  I use

 2 packs of lemon, 
Water to fill my jar and then I add some 
Elderberry Syrup and ice! 

So good and I love the elderberry benefits! I use this recipe for the syrup.


http://amzn.to/23TLPjo

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22 April 2016

Mom Drawer

 This was my dresser growing up, I hesitated to take it back until just recently. Well now that it's here, it's perfect! It fits just right and has given me a convenient spot for my mom/wife life organization.


it's not quite the big command center I was dreaming of, like these.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/68730687253/


But it's working! My WOTY is FRESH, still working on it, in lots of ways.  A fresh perspective on what I actually need to make my life run smooth was one of those things. I don't need a big ol' command center, just this. This drawer, where I can keep my planner, my daily necessities like the speaker and devotional/Bible, grocery list, my few favorite pens, lip gloss and eye drops, yay allergies. I also keep my coloring books, in case I have a few minutes to myself ❤️


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