Saturday, December 28, 2013

Menu Planning

Meal planning is something I need to do.  I am a working mother of two teenage girls and one hungry   Mr.  I am not an expert cook in any shape or form. However, cooking is my favorite chore.  In our house, food on the table and snacks in the kitchen make a happy home. 

 I receive a text every day at the same time wanting to know what we are eating for supper.  Many days I don't even know and this text is very frustrating especially since this is the time I am getting off from work.  However the Mr. does not mind cooking supper if he knows what to do.  Dear daughters also need to learn to cook a meal or two.  So... I took to Pinterest looking for an idea that may help me.  I found numerous examples of a menu board.  I am hoping this menu board makes my life easier and saves me a little money on groceries too!

This is mine:

BTW-- this little project took me all day.  But done is better than perfect and it will serve a purpose.  However I am sure that crooked recipe box will have me fixing it tomorrow.  It is driving me crazy.  However, the best part is that I used supplies I already had in the house.  So this project only cost me time.

Anyway, I am going to try to post my meal plan every Friday because I usually purchase my groceries on Saturday. 

What is your tried and true recipe? 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Where has the year gone?

Wow!  I have not posted in months.  My job is kicking my tail.  It is also making me rethink what I do for a living.  Oh well that is a topic for another day.  In thinking back, 2013 has been the worst year of my life.  I won't go into details but you can rest assured that I am going to do everything in my power to have a great 2014 and bring back joy to my family.  

My goals for 2014 are:
Menu plan (to help save money on groceries)
Complete the 52 week money challenge
Work on the 40 bags in 40 days challenge (to declutter my home)

I will do my best to keep you updated and we will see how it goes!

Know of any blog challenges for the year?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday {Travel Trailer #1}

Happy Tuesday!  I hope today finds you all well.  I am going to try to devote Tuesdays to the adventures of our new to us travel trailer (TT).  If you will remember, we brought our TT on Friday.  I live in the deep south where the weather is usually mild.  HA!  I think the weather is Alabama is bi polar!  Really?  March 2 we had snow flurries and it was freezing outside. 
Today I want to share with you the inside of our TT.  This is exaclty how it looked when we bought it.  We have made no changes.  This TT is in excellent condition and has no funky smells!
When you walk in the door you first see the sofa (which makes into a bed) and a dinette (also makes into a bed).  The colors are a brown and tan.  There is storage above.
Dirrectly across from the sofa and dinette is the small kitchen with black appliances.

Right beside the fridge is the bunk beds.  Needed for K. and A. to have their own space.  K. as already spoken that she is not sleeping in that "hole".  I guess she can sleep on the sofa. (K. is my 14 year old daughter)  We pray that she will be a "happy" camper.
Here is the picture of the bathroom. 
The bathroom is at the end of the TT.  If you turn around you will see the entertainment center.

Behind the entertainment center is a queen bed.
This is what it looks like behind the entertainment center.  Since it is doubtful that I can put another TV their anytime soon I will probably use this area as storage.
Now, I need your help and suggestions.  How to you keep your travel trailer light while still having everything you need?  What color would you use to accent the browns and tans in the TT?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy March and Something New...

Wow!  Can't believe that this is the first Saturday in March!  I haven't blogged in almost a year!  Yikes!!  To tell you the truth our life hasn't been that exciting lately.  I am sure you are all aware of the routine we get into--Work, Work and more Work.  Our lives have been so busy we are going to try to spend time together as a family.  We have decided to purchase a travel trailer.  This decision was not make lightly.   

Do you know how much your have to consider?  I have learned more about weight and towing capabilities that I ever thought I would know. J and I researched online, looked at brick and mortar stores and talked to the many friends that we know that camp.  We made a short list of what we thought would work for our family and we have finally found a new to use camper that fit all of our requirements. 

On Friday, March 1, 2013 we purchased our very first travel trailer a 2009 Dutchmen Sport.  

Please check back as I hope to share pictures of our travel trailer and the adventures we take with her.