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28 May 2014

52 Weeks of Organizing~ Week 21

We had a short week at home last week, we did get our girly all moved into her new room. Nothing on the walls yet, trying to keep it to a minimum. Because, I am HOPING it is short lived. To add to our crazy that we have going on right now, we have decided to list our home for sale!

She went from the biggest to smallest room, no complaints!

Not going to be getting any organizing done this week. Instead we are making sure everything looks good for the photographer that comes next week. 
I am trying to get the kids on board with making sure their room is clean before school, that is not going over as well as I hoped.

I am sticking with my regular Weekly Cleaning and also making a note of things that need to be touched up, moved, etc.

I see a whole lot of work happening this weekend!
I think this combo of hoping to sell and being pregnant is making me crazy! We have sold a ton of stuff lately, I just feel like we really need to downsize "stuff" in general.
I hope this is my nesting and it doesn't turn into something crazy like paint every room or make the living room a play room crazy.
 


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26 May 2014

Meal Plan Monday~ Week 22

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day!

We have NO groceries, for sure on the list of to do's tomorrow.

Trying a couple new recipe's this week.

Tuesday~Flautas 
I just used some leftover chicken shredded it with some salsa and cream cheese. 
Mixed in some shredded cheese and rolled into soft taco shells. Spray pan before rolling them up, bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Used this recipe as a guideline but I made it today before we had groceries so I improvised. 

Wednesday~Pork Chops & Veggies

Thursday~Grilled Cheese & Soup
These have been a major craving for me lately, 
in the rotation a little more often than usual right now.

Friday~Chicken Spaghetti
Using a couple different recipe's and making them work for us, no canned or processed and no expensive ingredients!

Saturday~Soup
I am not sure what kind yet, I am waiting to see what's a deal at the market.
Has to be in the crock pot, too many games and birthday parties

Sunday~Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes
 


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21 May 2014

52 Weeks of Organizing~ Week 20


Went through every bin (after I vacuumed)
Sold a few things, took a whole bin worth to donate.
Sometimes it's hard to just let stuff go! Some of these seasonal decorations haven't been used in years but I was holding on to them for some crazy reason.

And I took that picture from the couch, being lazy.

This week was Emergency Packs, but I am moving that around to the last minute before we leave in a bit anyway.  I am going to take this week off from my list, we have had a crazy couple weeks. Thought we were having a girl, we are having a boy. Room was already painted and now we have some even bigger changes coming up. Going to spend this week moving our girly into the newly painted room, getting rid of some stuff she has outgrown and making a list of things we need to do before we leave!






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19 May 2014

Meal Plan Monday~Week 21

          

We are ready for a long weekend coming up! I am hoping to use up as much of what we have before the weekend without having to get anything else!

Monday~Chicken and Veggies

Tuesday~Taco's

Wednesday~Loaded Potatoes
Easy way to use use leftovers

Thursday~Chicken Enchilada's

We are out for the weekend!



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15 May 2014

52 Weeks of Organizing~Week 19


Last week was the linen closet, it really wasn't much work, I had been working on it looking for something (a clear sign it needed help) so it was easy! Ours is a funny little nook.
Before 


After


And I know this is nothing special or especially pretty. If it were up to me I would much rather look at something like these



and I especially love this one!


And this week I am going to work on our coat closet, it's also our seasonal storage. I haven't been getting as much out so I really need to go through it ALL! I am on modified bed rest and am not supposed to lift so it might be a little trickier than usual. 

It doesn't look terrible in this picture but it also goes back and to the side, very deceiving!


And it also needs a good vacuuming! 




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12 May 2014

Meal Plan Monday~ Week 20


With all the rain we had last week, we get to do makeup Baseball games this week, everyday.
I just hope these kids appreciate all the insanity and running around that happens to make it to everything haha.

Monday~Pasta and Meatballs 
Thanks Trader Joe's for making meatballs easy!

Tuesday~Chicken Taco's

Wednesday~Chicken Stir Fry
Easy way to use leftover chicken & veggies

Thursday~Grilled Cheese & Soup!


Friday~White Chicken Enchiladas

Saturday~BBQ Chicken

Sunday~Pork Roast & Mashed Potatoes
In the crock pot, need a mellow day!
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07 May 2014

52 Weeks of Organizing~Week 18


Finally got to the bathrooms, it was today, but it's done! Cleaned out all the drawers and cabinets and only put back what we are really using!


They are ALL this tidy now! Moved a couple towels to the rag pile and tossed some expired sunscreen!

This week I need to work on our Linen closet. It's not too bad! I need to be a little more real about how many extra blankets we need but it should be an easy week!


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06 May 2014

May 2014 Goals

I totally forgot to do these!! I would love to blame pregnant brain but I think it's just that April was a blur!
 We kept the same ones from the month before.

~ We didn't pay $1000 towards debt but we did pay some. We had some baby stuff to purchase, will for sure be back on track to just debt soon!

~ Kept the same savings plan

~Meal Planning. THIS I did super on!

~ Scheduling. A little better, I am sure it will be a lot better once there is less on the schedule haha

~Been spending more time at home, not as much as I want, but getting there!


This month I am going to be a little less ambitious, I know we have a lot going on and some big expenses.

~Making our "To-Pack" and "To-Do" list for our trip
I need to do some research, we haven't done a road trip like this with kids! I need to have this done before the 25th. I need time to get what we need too.

~Get the majority of the baby stuff in the room
20 weeks to go feels like a long time but I know with a little trip and all the summer fun stuff it will fly by!

~Stay home MORE
I know I have plenty to do here, I just need to stay away from all the fun resale groups on facebook that drag me into town too often!

I know these are so helpful for our little (can I still call it little?!) family and they really don't take that much time. The Chore Challenge of 15 minutes each day really feels like nothing, but it turns out to be 5 hours a month of EXTRA cleaning I normally wouldn't get to. Even more if I was willing to do it on the weekends.



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05 May 2014

Meal Plan Monday~Week 19



We have a week full of baseball again!

Monday~Enchiladas
Using left over shredded beef

Tuesday~Meatloaf and Potatoes
Our one day we aren't at the ball fields!

Wednesday~Spaghetti
I am making a bigger batch of marinara so we have some for later in the week

Thursday~Taco's

Friday~Grilled Cheese and Soup

Saturday~Pizza

Sunday~Chicken Parmesan 
Trying this recipe! 


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