Anyone who knows me knows i’m not typically a fan of casseroles. But because they are so efficient for cooking and leftovers i’m branching out. This Pinterest recipe is a win!
Our household does a great job of not wasting food. We eat our leftovers and very rarely have to toss food that didn’t get eaten before the expiration date. How do we do that? Our grocery list is comprised of weekly dinner ingredients with a few staples for lunch/snacks. Anytime we go rogue from that plan we waste food and spend a TON of money. Save the Food, Save your Money!
For 2017 I’ve taken it up a notch by trying to create a weekly menu that reduces meal prep and clean-up time, because really life’s hard enough! Who isn’t in favor of having more time with their family or more importantly more sleep! Whether you need an easy meal plan for a busy week (OR if that’s every week), here’s an example of ways to re-use ingredients to simplify dinner.
*disclaimer, not always the healthiest of options but they are homemade!
Pinterest helped me with this business casual outfit. I purchased a long Grey cardigan sweater from Gap with plans to wear with leggings. Pinspiration gave me this outfit instead. Love it!
Boy I’ve been slacking, or have I? I’ve been enjoying life with the littles and been able to control my freakish self by worrying less about the mess and feeling the need that I need to get everything done (including the blog oops). Doesn’t mean I don’t still have the urge to decorate, organize, and blog.
I hope to get back to blogging and projects, especially now that Little Control Freak the 2nd is a bit more independent needing less 24/7 attention, more like 12/7 thanks to sleeping through the night and finger foods.
With two kids i’m realizing more and more there is no magical equation to a schedule and that you just need to roll with the punches. Scheduling family time, spouse time, me time, etc. is still a must, but there is no guarantee for consistency. Hoping at the very least I can be consistent with scheduling the time.
Here’s some photos of our busy lives, more projects to come soon.
Welcome to day 2 of the house tour, slowly but surely getting this documented. Can anyone gift me more hours in the day for Christmas 🙂
This Christmas Tree ornament unfortunately didn’t survive its seasonal hibernation, the bottom of it was broken off, but can you tell? No! It was rescued and re-purposed in a glass pickle jar adorned with burlap, pieces of fallen garland, and kosher salt.
I needed a new tree skirt, and I was loving the faux fur look, but not the price! $50+ at times. Easy fix, purchase a faux fur throw (this one is $7 from the Christmas Tree Shop). Does it fit completely around the tree, no, but can you see the back when it’s in a corner? No again, so win for me!
Of course the tree is full of unique and crazy ornaments and now that Little Control Freak is into decorating she’s breaking out all of her favorite things (Barbies, Ballerinas, and Mermaids, oh my!).
And I love my Shutterfly Christmas cubes. We have one for Little Control Freak’s first Christmas, one for Little Control Freak the 2nd’s first Christmas, and our wedding cube. Extra special this year, happy 5 years hubs!
I seemingly can’t capture how cool the branch in my Florida Room looks, photos don’t do it justice and the lighting doesn’t either, but it is all decked out for the season. New centerpiece via:
Upstairs decor to close out the tour tomorrow. Have a great night!
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