Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Not Easy...

Ok no one every said my plans for the new and improved me would be easy. At least I am still usung my big weekly calandar to keep up with the families active life. BUT my plan to become a organized diva has been short lived. I work on things for a time then something else draws my attention to it. I've just been having a hard time consentrating on things lately. I'm sure it is partly because of the early menopause symptoms I'm been having.. Ya know , the night sweats, hot flashes, memory loss, moodyness, appitite, restless sleep and mild depression.. Boy getting old sure has it's side effects on ones daily life.. Well today I went to the gym for my favorite kick my ass work out class. It sure felt great being there and active and feeling like my old self. In a little while I'm going to get my hair cut then I will come home and start cleaning, at least trying to get things alittle clean not that the house is dirty it just gets a little cluddered. Tonight after the girls get home from school they can help me make our "Valenitnes Day" cookies.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Getting Started With A Bang

I decided I needed alittle help getting organized this year so I searched the internet and found some cool printable Household planner pages. There were alot to choose from so I picked the best for my situation. My favorite is the Daily List.. There are 2 columns one for morning chores and one for evening chores.. I also liked the Daily Planner that had a column for To do ... To go..
To call... To buy... and whats for dinner. Very cool day planner. I also found a neat Housecleaning Schedule a Weekly Menu Plan, Shopping List and the Daily Diet Tracker.. This one has space to log your food, serving size, calories, and servings by food group.. Anyway last night I made my list of daily chore I knew I had to get done today and my list worked like a charm. I got everything on my list done today and still had alittle extra time for myself. Of course this new list thing requires me to wake up at 5:00 am so I can get to the gym and back home before the rest of the house gets up.. That is the hardest part of my new and improved life for 2011. Here is the link so you too can print these cool planners.. Now I need to work on my menu for the rest of the week.. Tonight the family had one of my fastest and easiest meals... Baked Chicken Breast with Stuffing... Place your thawed chicken breast in your 9x13 pan... make stove top stuffing as directed and pour over chicken then pour a can of Cream of Chicken Soup over the chicken and stuffing... cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour.. This is great comfort food.. and mmmmmmmmmmmmmm good.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year A New Me (in time)

Well HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. Today is January 1st 2011. In 15 days I will be 41.. Another year down. Lately I have felt very overwelmed in my life. I have recently moved my hair salon out of my home and into a salon with another stylist and I also got crazy and decided to get a second job. Like I'm not busy enough right... I have given it alot of thought lately and I really need a change in my life. I am so upset with the way I look so I HAVE got to get a hold on things and get to work on some new healthier meals and I must get to the gym at least 5 times a week no matter what. I am going to use this blog as a log to let everyone know my progress.
I also need to get my house and family alittle more organized. With some help from a few new day planners and calendars and a couple of list I found on the internet we can make this year a very organize one. So today I started by putting up a new coat rack in the laundry room. This will save time and energy every morning on the way out of the house. On this coat rack I put Addie's backpack and both coats, my gym coat with gym bag, my black and brown pea coats that left one hook left for the hubby to hang his fav coat on..I also did ok on my eatting today.. This is the part of my life that will take the most disapline, planning and work. Tomorrow is Sunday so I will start the day by getting up at 7 and dare to go on a brisk walk make a healthy breakfast for the family then we will all get ready and attend church together as a family. After church it will be time to take down the Christmas trees. I think it will also be a great day for soup and homemade bread. Heres to a New Year and The Start To A New Me... Wish me good luck...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hunting the Big White Tail

My hubby went deer hunting this morning and of course he killed one. As he was getting things ready last night our three year old said "daddy please don't shoot the one's with a family or the one's with spots. Only shoot the bad one's ok." She's so cute. All I want is meat for deer jurky..I just asked him about his little adventure in the woods to humor him and show my little interest in his activities. So after he told me about his hunt I replied when do you go again. His answer was I'm done for this season. I find this a little crazy for the fact that all these so call Big Hunters spend all this time walking the woods to make thier plan and they put up their tree stand check and recheck their hunting gear and talk about the big hunt with their buddies and you only get to shoot one then it's over..Now hubby left at 6am and was back at 8:45am so to me that was a very quick season. Well I guess he can sit back and relax and wait for our meat to be prosessed while all his friends that hunt are still looking for "The Big One" and he can feel proud of his kill.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Today I had to go to the beauty supply store to get some color to do hair on Saturday and next week. So any way I decided to just run down to Alton other then over to Litchfield which would be about half the time the reason why.. Well a great deal thats why.. Shop n Save was offering $10.00 off a $50.00 purchase plus I had some great coupons. My bill came to $90.00 then they took off the $10.00 and my coupons which was $23.95 so that a total of $33.95 not including everything was on sale. My final bill was $58.33. I had a $5.00 off 5 Kraft products, they had Kraft cheese 3 for $5.00 and the other 2 were $1.67 each so 3 were FREE. Cologate was $1.00 , I had a 75 cents off you do the math.. Libby veggies were on sale for 67 cents and I had 2 coupons $1.00 off 3 so I got 3 cans FREE. Greek yogurt $1.08 each my coupon was $1.00 off so I paid .32 cents for 4 and yoplait yogurt was .58 cents each and my coupon was $1.00 off 2 and I had 2 coupons so I paid .32 cents for 4. Sour cream and chip dip each on sale for $1.00 and I had .50 cents off each. I had a coupon from my last visit to SNS for $1.50 off 3 boxes of cereal and I had .55 cent coupons for each box and they were on sale for $2.00 each so I got 3 boxes for under $1.00 each. All in all it was a great day for a bargin.. And i almost forgot I got a $5.00 off my next visit and 20% off payless shoes.. WOOT HOOT.. I'm lovin this new hobby..

Friday, August 27, 2010

Here are pic's of my GREAT shopping trip with coupons.. I actually only spent a fraction of what I should have and with all my coupons and Reward money and Extra Buck and store savings I saved over $144.. How wonderful is that!!!!