Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July: I will try

With so much going on for June I completely skipped over putting something in place that I wanted to try for the month. Well it's time to get back into the swing of things!
We've lived in our current house for about 5 years and in that time I haven't really touched our "front room". It's kind of the catch-all of the house. The girls do crafts in here, the rarely used desktop computer is here, the filing cabinet with stacks of papers are here, the kids TV with DVD player is here, we store some of our games in here. There's a lot going on. I know there is no way I'm going to get this room completed during the month, but I'm hoping to at least get 1 coat of paint on the walls with the new wall sticker I just got. I've been gathering my ideas for decorations here.
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Other than that I plan to try and schedule some family fun activities for us this month. I think we'll try to make it to the drive-in to see a movie (assuming it ever stops raining in the state of Indiana).

Do you have any goals or things you want to try for the month of July? I'd love to hear!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Meal Plan Week #26

Only a 4-day work week this week. Yay for holidays! Even though Friday is like a weekend which I normally don't plan for, I'm still putting together a full plan for the week. 

MONDAY: Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken & Rice
I haven't done a slow cooker meal in awhile, I've done this one before and it was a success. I might switch it up and throw in some broccoli this time.

TUESDAY: Quesadillas with chips and salsa
Today is A's 8th birthday (!), she loves quesadillas so I thought this would be perfect for our Taco Tuesday night. I'll probably do cheese quesadillas and black bean quesadillas.

WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf and Asparagus
The husband asked for meatloaf this weekend and I didn't have what I needed so I promised to include it in this week's meal plan.

THURSDAY: Clean out the Fridge Night
The slow cooker meal and meatloaf will leave us with leftovers plus I made a double batch of chili over the weekend so we'll do some fridge clean out.

FRIDAY: Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Side Salad
My Dad and step-mom are coming to town for the weekend so I'm going to let the Stouffers family help me do the majority of the cooking :)

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

My 3 Summer Must-Haves

Summer is here. It's seriously my favorite time of year. The sun is shining, we can hang out outside all day, I can consume an entire watermelon without anyone noticing and have a beer or glass of wine in my hand before noon is completely acceptable as long as the grill or pool is nearby. I've compiled my top 3 summer must-haves!

Flip flops - I practically live in these things from June - August. If I could get away with wearing them to work Monday through Thursday I totally would (instead I wear sandals to class it up a bit). The best thing about flip-flops is that you can spend the $3 at Old Navy on one of their 50 million colors and if they break it just gives you an excuse to go back and buy a different shade :)

Iced beverages preferably from Starbucks - coffee, lattes, tea, lemonade, as long as it's iced I'm drinking it! I'm not a huge fan of hot beverages unless it's super cold outside. But during the summer I drink only iced drinks with lots of ice.

A good razor - let's face it, summer = bikinis, shorts and dresses. You don't want your lower half (or your armpits for that matter) looking like it's still winter time. This Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Razor is my go-to. Smooth legs and no unruly bikini line are happening when you use this razor and trimmer in one.
*Full disclosure: I received the Schick TrimStyle Razor for being a BzzAgent. All opinions are my own.

What is on your list of summer must-haves?