Menu Planning: September 11th Edition


Thank you for your comments and suggestions when I asked about menu ideas on my Facebook post. Here's what we're planning to have over the next week or so. I'm trying to plan ahead, prepping as much as I logically can, so that our meals can get back on target. If we had an unlimited budget, I wouldn't feel bad about eating out more. But, we have plans that we want to see happen - and thus budgets are necessary.

I'm hoping/planning to use up any leftovers as lunches (Steve and I) or on another dinner that week. What do you have on your plan?



Whoah! It's been a while!

Hello friends! My, my, my! It's been a while since I've stopped by to update my sweet little spot on the web. Not a lot has changed - I'm still me. I still love and adore my sweet, small family. I still love being creative - not just LOVE being creative, I HAVE to create. As in, I literally get depressed if I don't do something every single day.

Every. Day.

But, I am creative in many, many different ways.

I parent. I love and I love fiercely. I craft. I sew. I oil. I stamp. I sleep - but not enough. I cook. I sing. I dance. I create jewelry. I get silly. I teach. I friend - and I friend hard! I work. I design. I help others. I learn - a LOT.

There's so much more to creativity than a shopping spree to Michaels!

There are a few major changes in my life - MAJOR.

I'll share more about those changes later. But, first, I went back to work full-time. Yep. FULL TIME.  I quit because I thought I was less of a mother for not being home with my sweet Freddy. It took a while, but I realized that I am a better mother, a more loving wife, and a much nicer human being when I am working. I am happy working where I am. I returned back to the same company I was with when I quit to stay home with Fred and the commute fantastic!

So, yes, over the last year, there have been major changes and challenges. Adjusting to working full time with bus pickups, full-time preschool, making attempts at managing our household, trying to be the same kind of mother I was (as a stay-at-home mom) or wife - those are all parts. I've had to let things some things go. I don't have time to coordinate and organize all of the things I was before, and honestly - I'm 100% okay with that. The expectations, ideals, demands of others have gone by the wayside. My focus is on my husband, our kids, and on our family.

I have goals and plans to return back to regular blogging. As much as I appreciate you for stopping by, it's not for you. My goals include getting back into regular journaling, sharing my fun finds, my creative endeavors, and whatever else comes up. Thank you for your support and I hope that my blog continues to find something that interests you so that you come back.

All my love,
Heather