Meal Plan Monday #3

Meal Plan Monday

For this week's Meal Plan I dug through our freezer again to see what we already have. We tend to buy meat on sale and freeze it, which helps a lot with meal planning and the budget. This week I already have all of the meat I need for the meals I'm making, and a lot of them also include staple ingredients I already have. This is handy because with … [Read more...]

Blaze-ing 5th Birthday


This year- being a BIG birthday for my little man, I had every intention of throwing a BIG party. Lots of frills, lots of people, handmade this and that. Lots of details. And probably spending a small fortune. But after asking my little guy what he wanted- he of course just wanted a party featuring his favorite cartoon character...Blaze! And … [Read more...]



I haven't posted much this week, because I've been dealing with the fact that my little man turned 5 today! How is this possible? Wasn't he just a colicky newborn? A defiant Terrible Two...a whirlwind Threenager? I think 4 was my absolute favorite age, and I know it's only going to get better from here. He has such a fun personality. He makes me … [Read more...]

Self Care Favorites

self care skincare

  If you read my New Year post, you saw that this year I really hoped to focus more on self care. Whether that's time to myself, or taking better care of myself. With these products I get to do both! I put together a list of my current fave products that I use to get me a little 'self-care' time. (Just in time for Valentine's Day!) And my … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Burritos

Tex Mex Burritos

Yesterday in my meal plan I mentioned my Mom's Tex Mex Burrito recipe. This is something she made quite often when I was growing up. It's steamy, hot, cheesy, delicious (but not pretty) comfort food. I think I changed her recipe a little- but it came out tasting similar to how I remember, so I'm going to go with it. It's super easy and most of the … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday 2

Meal Plan Monday

I didn't have as much time this week to meal plan- so I only planned it out for a week in advance this time. I also wanted to clear out some of the groceries I already have, so I planned my meals accordingly. ALWAYS work with what you already have because it will save you so much money- check out my Meal Planning Tips and Tricks to help … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Tips and Tricks

Meal Plan Monday

  Since I'm still working on the meal plan that I put together for last week, this week I wanted to share some tips and tricks for making your meal planning a little easier. I want this to be as quick and painless as possible for you. Meal planning doesn't have to be difficult if you follow a few steps. Work with what you have- Look at … [Read more...]

TREAT-ting Dry Winter Lips

Treat Dry Winter Lips

Even though the weather this year has been a little more mild than usual, my lips still look like it's negative temps outside. This time of year always wreaks havoc on my normally smooth smoochers. They get dry, cracked, and impossible to deal with. But, this year, thanks to Treat Beauty, my lips look better than they ever have! Treat makes … [Read more...]

Reset a Bad Day


Bad days... We all have them. We may have them a little more often when we have kiddos under 5 in the house. I was having a bad day with my little guy earlier this week. Nothing seemed to satisfy him, and everything else made him mad. When I finally found something that would please him (little prince that he is) I sat down and made this … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday

In an effort to be more productive and use my time more wisely, I am going to start meal planning again. And I thought, "why not go ahead and share it with my readers as well?" Some people think that meal planning takes a lot of time, and it does take a bit of time- but it saves you SO MUCH time the rest of the week. Or, if you do like me and … [Read more...]