Crafty Stuff, General, Mommy Stuff

New and Improved Budget Binder

The old one….. I put this binder together in early 2013 after I took over paying the bills.  I needed something a little more than just putting bills in a bucket and risking not getting something paid on time.  It made my brain crazy to do it that way.  So I set off to print each month from iCalendar.  I created dividers out of scrapbook cardstock, packing tape, and “labels” that I just printed and cut out.  This helped tremendously to help me know when to pay what.  Also, I kept the bills for the year in case I needed […]

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General

Why is it that we are never satisfied?

Well, I guess I shouldn’t include EVERYONE in that statement.  But I think to a certain extent, deep down, all people are wishing for just one thing more, even if it’s small. If I lost 5 more pounds… If we had more money… I wish I had some coffee… Why doesn’t my kid eat better… I wish I wrote like her… Why can’t I keep my house clean… I wish I was more creative… I’m hungry… Ok, so these are some of mine and I’m sure you have some of your own.   I have found myself thinking this way […]

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General, Mommy Stuff

My First…First Aid Kit

I’m actually not sure if this is a “first aid kit” or just a way to organize my mess of first aid components. I didn’t take a picture of all of this mess under my bathroom sink because, well, ain’t nobody wanna see that!  Just know that it was both in and around the designated drawer for first aid things.  I also found that I had a full big box of band-aids that I didn’t know I had.  So there was more than one reason for creating this First Aid Kit. To Organize my first aid stuff. To have something […]

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Health/Fitness Stuff, Mommy Stuff

Avocado Ranch Dressing

I am not very experienced in the making of homemade dressings.  I have experimented with the oil/vinegar types that we put sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in.  I have done different variations of that, but it’s pretty simple.  And I just put different flavors (or the same) to get the taste I want.  But for something like a ranch dressing, I had no idea what to do.  So of course, I looked to Pinterest.  Then I remembered that Clinton Kelly on The Chew mentioned that he had a recipe on their website.  So that’s where I got my main idea.  I […]

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General

4 Weeks into my 8 week journey…

Well, I’m just past the half way point in my 8 week journey.  Just a quick recap for anyone who didn’t read my last post about my 2 week progress. June 1st, I found myself exactly 8 weeks from our vacation to The Keys to spend a week in a bathing suit.  I decided to give myself a pretty rigorous exercise regimen to see how much I fat I could burn and muscle I could build in that 8 weeks (while also training for my first 5K).  The first week, I did really good!  Second week, started to slack off […]

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