Monday, November 25, 2019

all about the benjamin's baby


I'm 38 bitches!! 
WOOOOOOOO!

Hello new earthly year! 
This year it's going to be all about being selfish & the benjamin's. 
I'm going to buckle down and really try to save. No, I wanna be as frugal as fudge, which is absolutely NOT in my nature. I think we've hit the age with our kids to be outside more, we decided to take the kids to Disney for a all inclusive 3 day birthday celebration. 
(you get a day, you get a day and you get a day!)  I got all 3 kids Mickey (and 1 Minnie)  Mouse Junior Cruiser 'bikes' from Santa /// shhhh. My goal is to take them to this cute little walking trail by the house and let them run over strangers while I attempt to 'walk'. 
You're Welcome! 
I've already limited my whole wardrobe to workout attire, since all I do is either run errands or clean the house. I do shake things up with switching between my 6 yr old Nikes and 2 yr old flip flops. Occasionally I throw my fake ugg boots on.. So I think we could manage keeping up with some Mickey & Minnie high flyer's.. oh yea.. 

Part of the selfish portion of this is getting more active.
I've already been collecting weights and kettlebells. I've also aquired a couple stretch bands too. 
 I want to be out of the house more. I'd like to make it to the park so I can get a little exercise in. I am trying really hard to talk myself into a elliptical but the husband said it would just become a fancy clothing hanging device.. but I really waaaaaaaaannt one. 

 I'm going to try with every fiber in my being to not walk into a Target... yep I said it. I swear I get charged a $200 cover fee for just walking in.. so if I can't send the hubby.. then no Target. I know that's extreme but he has WAY better self control then I do. Well he doesn't get caught up by boots for our daughter (that she grew out of 3 weeks later) or themed t-shirts for the kids (bc thanksgiving is a holiday too - yo) and for sure isn't going to buy the 337th coffee mug I DIDN'T NEED. 

I'm sure I'll add more to my list but for right now this is the directions i'm going in.. 




Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November's menu


Let me say that I never in a million years thought I'd live off of lists to organize my life. I followed this facebook page that stated that making lists are a waste of time. To that I fully disagree b/c my life runs on lists. Cleaning lists, shopping lists, to do lists, to call lists and what to cook lists. Like all things - it takes a moment to create, to put into place and to get used to using. I'm not prefect but if I can grab an extra 20 min to spend with my kids or kick back and relax.. it's thanks to a list I followed.

I started creating a menu for everyday of the week.I got tired of buying food we didn't use and staring at the frig at 5pm trying to figure out what to make for dinner.  It has made my grocery list and my days so much easier. So I decided to share the 9 days I've done so far.. and some future ones if you'd like to follow along. All of the recipes, majority, are on my pinterest page under "food".. but I'll link them in for ya.

4th - Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad
5th - Tacos
6th - Steak & Veggies
7th - Pot Roast
8th - Frozen pizza
9th - Pioneer Women's Pot Roast
10th - Chicken & Bacon Pasta 
11th - Spaghetti & Meatballs
12th - Frozen meal
13th - Creamy Shrimp & Mushroom Pasta
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14th - Steak & Veggies
15th - Frozen Pizza
16th - Skinny Fajita Soup
17th - Frozen meal
18th - Insta Pot Tuscan Chicken Pot
19th - Chicken Ceaser Salad
20th - Chicken Avocado Burrito
21st - Hamburger Beef Stew
22nd - Frozen Pizza
23rd  - Crock Pot Been & Broccoli
24th - Hamburgers

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I did the whole month up until Dec 4th.. but I'll leave this until after the 18th and I'll add the next months' worth. We do pizza Friday's because my son got approved for his new therapy so it's a long day. I also included Frozen meals.. which could also be 'left over' days .. but we buy already pre-made meals that you either stick in the oven or warm it up in a fryer pan. If we skip a day b/c we end up eating out then we do that day the next day and it all just slides over.

Try it out.. let me know what you think! Try a recipe? Let me know how you liked it! Have a fav? Share it with me so I can add it to my menu...


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Life n Music

My world can seem so crowded with negativity and surrounded by even more tasks and voices. There are days I just need a music day. Ya know the kind.. where you plug your music in and just let it all out. The thoughtful songs, the teary ones, the happy dance around the house ones.. the music that speaks to you. I have been doing this quite often recently I love a house filled with music so I turn on the music channel and listen while I do my chores. It makes me so happy and carefree and sometimes I find a new song hidden without those tunes.

If you follow me on Facebook.. then you have seen that I am sharing a song a day this month.. well until my birthday. It's because Halloween made me realize everything about what I am doing is wrong. Chasing the wrong people. Not appreciating the ones who are in my life. Filling my day with drama and negativity and just blah.. so I decided to flip the switch. These have been a great 7 days!!

I sent flowers to my sister & my best friend. I bought someone's coffee behind me a couple of days this week. All because I feel people feel so devalued.. I want to make someone smile for a moment. While at Target yesterday I was being super cheecky with the checker. She seemed so bored and blaaa .. SO I got really animated about how I only came for 4 items and walked out with 20. I stressed that only 4 items a couple of times.. then talked about how the bulls eye is hypnotic... she laughed and laughed. It seemed genuine and it made me feel really good. 

I don't really have an event planned a day.. I just pray on it until the idea comes to me.. or that voice says "buy the coffee for the person behind you". If I can't find someone outside my house then I just flood my husband with silly stuff.  Because I undervalue my husband A LOT. He's annoying and comes across like a 14 yr old boy with his xbox but I do undervalue him.

With my meal planning, house cleaning and song a day schedule I've created a bit of free time I didn't have before. I am really happy with the way this week has turned out so far. I hope I keep it going. I don't know what I'm going to do this coming week but I'm sure I need to spice it up a notch. I was actually thinking of buying 20 blankets off amazon to hand out to our homeless community. I do want to buy someone's Thanksgiving turkey .. or a couple of people... but I'm going to have to really think about those items.

We have a friend hosting a early Thanksgiving dinner this weekend & we are bringing two side dishes. I'm thinking I might pick her up some flowers since she has been a good friend. I'm sure it will come to me as I keep praying over it

In my next post I'm going to share my months menu with you guys in case someone else is interested in meal planning and because I'm super proud of myself. Most of my recipes are on my pinterest board so I'll try to add links.

Thanks for reading!!! Leave a comment below to let me know you stopped by!!


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gobblins and Candy.

One of the worst fails in our time is forgetting your phone. I did that. I also couldn't take pictures of my adorable dressed up kids on Halloween. Thankfully someone took pitty on the situation and hooked us up with a couple. Because we all know .. if you don't post it, with pictures to prove it, it didn't happen. (insert eye roll)

Halloween wasn't this great event I thought it was going to be. Actually it was really bad for me. But I don't want to get in to that but I will say that I cried a lot that night and the next day. a lot. I was a really big breaking point for me and I'm still a little raw but I will be so much stronger moving forward .. and that's all I wanna say.

BUT we did get pictures.. from one of my brothers friends.. he sent them to my husband.

We were the Toy Story family. 
I absolutely loved my husbands costume. All my kids were super cute. I should have gone as Ms Potato Head .. but I thought the costume came with both. It came with pieces to be either Mr or Ms so I became Little Bo Peep.  I wish I had better pictures of the kids.. Little Man looked amazing as Woody. Little Dude was a awesome Buzz and My little sweet .. well she was just delicious as Jessie. 

Looking forward to getting into to November!!! I'm so ready for this years holidays.. 

I hope you all had great a Halloween!!