I’ve been lazy that last couple of weeks, a little lethargic, a little depressed. This year has been really tough on my family, and it’s about to get a whole lot tougher. In October last year I lost my job, … Continue reading
Hello All! We definitely have had an eventful weekend! I write today from my MIL’s kitchen table. We’ve stayed here the last 4 days to get away from a possible mouse raid at our house. It’s been crazy. Over the … Continue reading
As usual, it’s been another crazy week in the Varn house. Fortunately, we have no more sick children, and the weather has warmed up, so we’ve been able to play outside a whole bunch! Jocelyn is taking Gymnastics now, and … Continue reading
So, I’ve neglected you all a bit this last week. It’s just turning out to be a CRAZY month! I wanted to share with you though, last week’s project 52 photos! We got a bit more snow, and this time … Continue reading
So, the last meal plan I made worked so well that it lasted us two whole weeks! (We had a birthday party, and dinner at the in-laws, etc) I’ve NEVER gone 2 weeks without going grocery shopping, so I’m VERY happy about that. This time I’m going to try and actually make a meal plan for 2 weeks and see how long that will last us! Here’s our plan, and the recipes are listed too, so feel free to try a few! (Or all!) Ha!
Wednesday: Thai Pork
Thursday: Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Friday: Rotisserie Chicken
Parmesan Roasted Zucchini
Saturday: Pot Roast
Sunday: Dinner at Mimzy’s!
Tuesday: Daddy Poker Night (Night off for Mommy!)
Wednesday: Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken
Thursday: Enchilada Pie
Friday: Beef w/Snow Peas
Saturday: Homemade Pizza Night!
Sunday: Crockpot Apricot Chicken
Mini Red Potatoes
Monday: Stuffed Bell Peppers
Tuesday: Daddy Poker Night! (Night off for Mommy!)
Wednesday: Baked Bolognese
Thursday: Beef & Broccoli
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So, the kids and life kept me pretty busy this week. STILL working on my math class so there was lots of studying (UGH!), there was also lots of kids! Our weather has been a bit crazy lately, so I feel like I never know what to expect! Been keeping us on our toes with snow days, and frozen days, then days like today where its like 80! Weather gods, kindly make up your minds! You are destroying our schedule! Luckily, Ms. J had school yesterday and it gave me some time to really focus on homework, cuz I’ve got another test on Monday and I’m praying to GOD that I do well. As you now know I JAZZERCISE, (yes, that’s right JAZZERCISE) and I’m starting the process to TRY and become an instructor TOMORROW! (Tomorrow people, I’m a BIT nervous!) I have to go to a class about an hour away to have a “movement screening”. They’re going to make sure I’ve got what it takes! ;)) I hope that doesn’t mean I’m gonna fall on my face! I left the kiddos with Mimzy to sleep over tonight, (cuz I have to get up kinda early tomorrow for the Jazzercise thing) and Ms. J cried her little eyeballs out! We’ve been two little peas in a pod lately, so she didn’t want me to leave. BROKE MY HEART!! Seriously guys, it was gut wrenching…but hubby and I might get a little date out of it so I’m thrilled about that! On another note, I do a little bit of photography every now and then and next week I get to do a newborn session for a Mom that I did Maternity photos for last month. I’m excited to meet this little guy, and his Mom was so cute preggo! (SEE??)
So, as you can see this week will keep me pretty busy too! Love it though, I thought not having a normal (9-5) job would get boring…but I’m enjoying the time to do what I WANT to do with my life. It feels good! Oh! And here are my photo project week 4 photos! I haven’t forgotten…I can’t wait to look at these NEXT year and see how much my kidlets have grown! (And yes, I have a filtering addiction…WHAT?!?!)
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope to have a few creative things to share with you next week (recipes and such) so come back by! Have the best weekend ever, and don’t forget to follow me! (Wink, wink!)
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The husband and I have made a pact: No fast food or restaurants for 1 week. This may seem like an easy feat, however we find ourselves “grabbing” something to eat a few times a week. However, with us becoming a single income family and a little bug on the way…we need to save money and our waistlines will be happier I’m sure!
In order to try and make this goal come to fruition, I sat down last night with a pen, paper, and Pinterest and made a meal plan! I LOVE Pinterest, for many things…but mostly for the recipes! There are a TON of them, and most are very easy and don’t need many weird ingredients. Anywho, here’s our meal plan this week…maybe you’d like to try a few of these for yourself!
Wednesday: Yogurt Chicken
Thursday: Pork Ribs
Crock Pot Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob
Friday: Parmesan Chicken Soup
Saturday: Rotisserie Chicken (We have a mini countertop Rotisserie, and it ROCKS!)
Baked Beans (left over from two nights before!)
Sunday: Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos
Monday: Thai Pork w/Peanut Sauce
I’m going grocery shopping today, so I’m hoping that I can stay within my budget. I’m normally NO good at grocery budgets and shopping lists so I really have NO idea how my bill will turn out…but one goal at a time right?? And these yummy dinners (with LOTS of leftovers) will surely keep us away from that fast food counter!
Well hello there world! I feel like I’m surfacing from a dark black cave for the first time in years! I didn’t get blogging much this week, because I went into a hibernation of sorts. Monday was the first day … Continue reading
This week was pretty awesome! 1. I began a search for the PERFECT brownie recipe. Found a couple online that I tried, and were good…but didn’t quite beat the good ol’ $2.00 box mix at the store. If you have … Continue reading