Meal Plan Monday

September 26
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Good Monday morning!  I hope you have had a fun and relaxing weekend.  It’s now officially fall and I’m officially ready to start cooking soup!  Are you as ready for fall as I am?  Our weather is still summer like, but I don’t care.  You will find chili on the meal plan this week because I can’t wait any longer.  Look below for my full menu and  link up with Org Junkie.  Let me know what  you like to cook in the fall.  I’d love to hear and maybe get some new recipes!

Meal Plan Monday

September 19
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It’s Monday, again!  I.Can’t.Even.   Last week flew by for me, and I’m guessing you feel the same!  I keep hoping that our weeks are going to settle down, but they aren’t, they are just getting busier.  So, I’m learning to embrace the busy and simplify where I can.  Of course, one of the ways I can simplify is in our meals.  I still want home-cooked, healthy meals as much as possible, but I just need them to be a little easier.  Can I get an amen? (Insert praise hands here.)  My meal plan link up with Org Junkie is very simple this week.– We have a lot of leftovers from last week, so we’ll be using those up!

4 Tips For An Organized Playroom

September 15
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If you have kids, then you have toys, and you likely have a playroom designated for all of those toys. Of course, toys often end up in every room of the house (ahem…I wouldn’t know anything about that). The lack of an organized playroom is one of the biggest complaints I get from busy moms.  There needs to be a good and simple system in place if there is any chance of getting toys organized and put away.

Meal Plan Monday

September 12
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Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Meal Plan Monday with Org Junkie!  I hope you had a great weekend and are feeling ready to tackle the week ahead.  Like I’ve said before, having a meal plan can really help you prepare for your week and relieve stress!  That is why I love sharing my plan with you– to give you one less thing to think about and stress over.  As usual, we have a busy week, but planning my meals helps me from running to fast food or having cereal every night.  This week I’ve got a meatless meal, a slow-cooker meal, and my daughter’s favorite meal!

Meal Plan Monday

September 6
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Okay, so it’s not Monday.  But, yesterday was Labor Day and I decided you were probably having too much fun to worry about a meal plan for the week.  And, I may or may have not been having fun, too.  Actually, my parents had the kids all weekend, which means we were kid-free for 2 solid days!  My Meal Plan Monday link up with Org Junkie includes 2 dinners cooked in the slow cooker!  That is my kind of dinner plan!

The Best Products For Organizing A Pantry

September 3
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A couple of weeks ago I shared with you the pantry I organized for a client and how you can organize your pantry, too.  All pantries are different; some are small, some large.  If you have a pantry, regardless of its size or type type, there are some products that are tried and true when it comes to getting it organized.  When I’m organizing, I want things not only to be functional, I want them to look good too.  I like uniform baskets, clear containers, and labels (oh, how I love labels!)–Not the label maker labels (although I do like those for some things), but cute, pretty labels. They just make my heart happy! Today I am going to share with you my favorite products for organizing a pantry.  Get your finger ready to hit “purchase” when you’re done reading because these will be worth every penny!

Meal Plan Monday

August 29
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Happy Monday to you!  While I was looking at my calendar to plan our meals for the week, I was left with bewilderment on how we’re going to be able to do it all.  It’s only Monday and  I’m already looking forward to next weekend.  Can you relate?   Last week was our first full week back at school and it nearly killed me! –I was crawling to Saturday.  Thankfully, the weekend was a great balance of rest and productivity.  Making a meal plan is one of the ways in which I am productive on the weekend.  If I didn’t have a plan for the week, my family wouldn’t eat anything but cereal for dinner.  This is why I love sharing it with you.  I know I’m not the only one who benefits from menu planning and I love helping and inspiring you get the best start to your week that you can.

My meal plan this week is simple and healthy because I don’t have time for complicated and I don’t think you do either.  Here’s my Meal Plan Monday link up with Org Junkie:

Meal Plan Monday

August 22
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Happy Monday!  I hope you’ve are having a good start to your week.  I had a busy but very productive and fun weekend.  We spent most of the day Saturday working in our yard and cleaning our house.  It was so exhausting but so nice to get done!   Then Sunday, we had a pool party at our house with our small group–which was so much fun!  Before the pool party, I made sure to have my menu planned and grocery shopping done for the week.  By the way, did you see, How To Organize Your Pantry Like  A Pro, that I posted Friday? Make sure you check that out for some of my best tips for getting your pantry organized!

This is another busy week for our family -shocker! But, I have some delicious and fun dinners planned. Here’s my Meal Plan Monday link up with Org Junkie:

How To Organize Your Pantry Like A Pro

August 19
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Pantries are one of those trouble areas in most homes.  If you are blessed enough to have a pantry, chances are that you don’t know what half of the stuff in there is.  Maybe you try to organize it but every time you go to Costco, your pantry ends up looking like you’re stocking up for Armageddon.  Well, I love pantries and I absolutely LOVE organizing pantries!  I’m not exactly sure what it is–maybe it’s the puzzle of  figuring  out how everything can best fit for optimum form and function, or that organized pantries have such an immediate, significant impact on families.

Meal Plan Monday

August 15
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It’s Monday and I’m back with another meal plan for the week.  My kids are starting school this week and I have to say I’m excited.  These next few weeks are going to be crazy busy for us so I’m going to need especially easy meals.  This week, I’m trying quite a few of new recipes, all from my favorite food blog, Our Best Bites.  I’ve never once been disappointed in one of their recipes, and you’ll notice if you follow my meal plans that I use their recipes quite a bit.  I sometimes tweak them to make them a little “healthier” but I will always tell you that when I share a recipe with you.