Weekly Menu Plan #84 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of 7

Weekly Menu Plan #84 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of 7

I split up our shopping into two days this week because there was a really great meat sale at one of the local grocery stores. I couldn't pass up ground beef for $1.87/lb! I played with the menu and the grocery list until I was able to set aside the nearly $20 I would need to cover a 10 pound tube of ground beef. That should get us through for quite a while since we only eat a pound or two a month.

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A Christmas Preview with DaySpring

A Christmas Preview with DaySpring

I'm on a Christmas kick these days! Fall is by far my favorite season but the life of a blogger means we are usually working a season ahead. I love the changing of the leaves and the fall comfort foods but suddenly I'm ready to decorate with twinkly lights and bust out the Christmas music playlists I made on Amazon Music last year! 

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2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 38: School & Office Supplies

2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 38: School & Office Supplies

Okay, so we've already cleaned off the tops of our desks or work surfaces, gone through the office paperwork, and sorted through drawers. What could possibly be left that would fall under school or office supplies that wouldn't have been touched in this area? 

Great question, Jan! Alright, there isn't a Jan, I just threw a name out there. But really, it's a good question.

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Halloween Flash Sale at Target!

Halloween Flash Sale at Target!

Halloween is only six weeks away. SIX WEEKS! How many different costume ideas have your kids spouted off? One friend of mine mentioned that her daughter has come up with about ten different ideas so far and none of them have anything to do with each other so she has no idea where to start! 

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Girls' lunch, apple crisp, and starting preschool - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Girls' lunch, apple crisp, and starting preschool - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

It was a pretty big week around here with the little three starting a new adventure. I'll go into that more below so you'll have to keep scrolling to find out more. My MOPS group also started this week but of course I was busy running around and co-leading the meeting so I didn't snap any pictures of our great night together. I'm really pumped for this year, especially because we have so many new moms joining us. If you are looking to find some great mom friends I encourage you to seek out a MOPS group in your own area. I'd be lost at mothering without them!

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Weekly Menu Plan #83 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of 7

Weekly Menu Plan #83 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of 7

What do you make when you get in a food rut? It's not that I don't want to cook because I'd spend hours in the kitchen playing if I could but I just have no clue what sounds good right now or what I want to make. The kids always want breakfast foods but with our schedule I'm making most of their favorite breakfast items at breakfast time every week so I don't want the same thing for dinner. I fall back on classics that we've been making for years when I'm feeling uninspired so we've got several on the menu this week. I think I need to spend some time browsing Pinterest for new ideas! 

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