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January 2018

Coming Up This Week.

I have several things that I need to get accomplished this week before Friday! Why Friday? Because on Saturday I have a maker’s market that I’m going to have a booth set up at and I need to spend Friday getting ready for that!

Yesterday I wrote a list of what I need to do and I feel like I’m already making good progress so that’s fun.  I keep thinking of how much more productive I am now that I’ve had kids and it’s just so crazy! I was so lazy before kids. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still lazy. I just don’t have as much free time to spend doing nothing like I used to!

So for this week a few of the things I want to get done:

  1. Make 5 child size bun beanies. I have about ten adult beanies ready to go and I think if I can get five more child size along with the two I made Saturday then I’ll be set.
  2. Finish knitted blanket. I’ve been working on a knitted blanket for almost a month now and I love it! If I wasn’t working on other stuff for the market Saturday I probably would have made a couple of them by now.
  3. Clear out cups and plates. Ok so this is something I did two years ago and my cabinets are in desperate need of decluttering. Especially the cabinet with all of our cups! We have had an explosion of cups with Christmas glasses still out, baby bottles, and toddler sippy cups being added. It’s stressful to just unload the dishwasher and try to find a spot for the cups to go!
  4. Hang up clean clothes. I have been doing a good job at staying on top of a regular routine with washing, drying, and putting up baby clothes and towels. Buuuut adult clothes have been in a basket for a week now. And I’ve just been pulling shirts and pants out as I’ve needed them. Please don’t judge.

Making lists of what I need to do around my house is a really helpful way for me to stay on task and actually get things accomplished. I may not get everything completed on my list but having a list keeps me from jumping from random task to random task! Listing out my projects also keeps me from thinking I can do 10 things when in reality I can only do 3.

Meal Plan No. 1: Jan 24-Jan 27

Okay my first serious meal plan of this year! It’s no secret that I love meal planning. When I first started doing it when we were completely broke, it really helped me not waste money or food and really helped me not get so discouraged about things.

Even though it has been a few months since I last set up a plan, I’m excited to get started again. It is real nice to have this set up and not have another decision to make on a daily basis. For the rest of the month of January I’ve challenged myself to cook all the food I currently have in the house. Surprisingly I had enough in the freezer and fridge for about two weeks worth of meals, breakfast, lunch, and supper! Normally I set my meal plans to go from Sunday to Saturday but I didn’t start until Wednesday this week.

Wednesday: Chicken Spectacular

Thursday: Dinner with the Powers

Friday: Black Eyed Peas & Sausage Soup

Saturday: Leftover Chicken Spectacular

I am super happy to be getting back in the habit of having a meal plan these days, it makes my life just a little bit easier!