February Challenge: Fill Your Freezer Update

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These monthly challenges were created to help me actually achieve my Goals /New Years Resolutions for 2018. Fill Your Freezer helps me stay in our grocery budget, keeps us from the drive through, and as we all know, healthier! Not only am I teaching my kids to cook but I’m jumping in and learning things I’ve been too scared to try and finding new foods that we enjoy. I hope this encourages you as much as it keeps me motivated! (more…)

Fill Your Freezer February!

fill your freezer

Happy February! It’s a New Month which means a new challenge (read the beginning post HERE)! I decided this month is Fill Your Freezer February partly because the Holidays took over my normal kitchen/food routine, but also like a lot of people, I need to be better at our grocery spending. You can do this anyway you like – a pantry challenge, freezer cooking sessions, frugal food menu, but here’s my plan:


January Challenge: Week 4

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I can’t believe January is already over! I was super excited to dive into my/our family goals for this year and this Month’s Challenge of Me Time I think was a great kick off, but also helped me realize what types of things help me relax, rejuvenate, or simply unwind on the days I feel overwhelmed. If you are lost and have no idea what I’m talking about hop over here for the introduction, jump to week two‘s update, and here for week three! (more…)

Happy 29th to Me!


The kids crowded around to watch as a I rolled, sprinkled, cut, and arranged cinnamon rolls on Thursday evening after cleaning up dinner. Choosing your birthday meals are a family tradition and one I hope plants seeds of fond memories together. They chatted among themselves on what I was doing, what ingredients I was doing, and crinkled their noses as I arranged the cinnamon rolls on the cookie sheet. These small every day things I don’t always recognize, sometimes later only recalling them as wishing time would rewind do soak in them a moment longer. (more…)

Chronically Exhausted to Feeling Human Again with 2 Vitamins

I was just sooo tired. I mean, I have 4 kids: 7 and under but this was beyond the normal “I didn’t get enough sleep last night” kind of tired. But gosh it was so much more than that. Waking up exhausted everyday became a normal feeling. I relied on coffee way too much – I even had a couple conversations with my sister, who had given up coffee for 12 whole weeks! and the benefits she felt from it.

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January Challenge: Week Three

If you are just jumping into this month’s challenge ‘Me Time’ you can read about it here and also read my week two update here.

This week was pretty productive! We spent a lot of time talking about this years goals and really got into listening/watching/ and reading up on how to make things happen! The kids are all pretty much all better, thankfully. Lots of homemade soup and movie marathons happened at the beginning of the week.

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January Challenge: Week Two

As I talked last week (read it here) January’s Challenge is Me Time.

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Last week I admit, I couldn’t think of anything I did for myself a couple of the days because all four of my kids are currently sick. Upper respiratory Infections – cue a couple days of me writing “hot shower” for the only things I could squeeze in for Me Time which was honestly to wash off any germs the kids gave me and 5 minutes of peace. Thankfully they are all on the mend and I *so far* have zero symptoms for said sickness.