Meal Plan Monday – January 15-28

Friday we celebrated Reese’s 3rd birthday!! Complete with spending the morning at the children’s museum with cousins + friends and a rainbow dinner party with grandparents. We are so thankful for this sweet + spunky girl – she adds so much love to our family. This week I’m excited to give a few new recipes a try. Any new recipe I decide to give a chance has to be simple and quick. These are just […]

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Kid Approved Tortilla Pizza

Kids love to help. Especially in the kitchen. By supper time, my patience meter isn’t always the highest…can anyone else relate…but this quick and easy meal is kid friendly and easy for little hands to help with. If you have a picky toddler (let’s take a moment of silence for all of us Mama’s out there), this might be a great thing to try to get them excited to eat by their involvement in the […]

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8 Encouraging Verses

One of the things I’m focusing on in 2017 is having less of most things: stress, anxiety, possessions, clutter, hustle, etc. I’m taking a minimalist approach and slowly de-cluttering my life to allow room for the important things like 1) my relationship with God 2) my people (hubby/girls) 3) deeper relationships (family/friends).  I’m not sure how it will all play out specifically, but I’ll try to document certain areas as time goes on. In my […]

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Sausage Bean Burrito Bowls

My #1 go to meal is Sausage Bean Burritos. For many reasons: it’s quick, the girls love it, and it makes a ton. In my opinion, it tastes even better day 2 and 3. Instead of wrapping this deliciousness up in a tortilla for lunch the next day, I opt for a burrito bowl instead. We have enough left overs for four + lunches for my husband and I. Just reheat and top with a […]

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Meal Plan Monday – January 1-14

One of the best things about beginning a new year is getting a new planner! Beginning last year I found a basic monthly planner from the dollar bins at Target to use as my meal planning calendar! I’m happy to report, that is the best system I’ve used to date and I’m repeating it in 2017. I’m sad to report, Target did not come through with the dollar bin calendar this year, and I splurged […]

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When You No Longer Want to Hide the Mess

6 months. That is how long it’s been since I’ve touched this blog. I haven’t even logged in. I’ve avoided it like the plague. You guys, I fell into a funk. Like the kind where disassociation from anything and everyone just seems easier. When I started this blog a year ago, I promised myself I wouldn’t let it become a chore, a burden or anything negative because it was supposed to be my outlet. It […]

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Happy Birthday to a Good Man

Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday. The big 29. The girls are so excited to surprise him with the balloons they already told him about 😉 and the gift he doesn’t know is coming. I’ve planned a date night just him and I to play golf & enjoy dinner at Bell’s in Kalamazoo. I can’t wait to celebrate him all day! But tonight, I’m sitting here in my chair, him in his usual spot on the couch, […]

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Meal Plan Monday – March 14-27

On Saturday, my baby will turn 1. ONE. How is that even possible? She is the sweetest, chubbiest, funniest baby ever!  Brinn shares a birthday with her “twin” cousin, Sawyer. So of course we have to celebrate these two peanuts together at their First Fiesta on Saturday with family. I pulled out quite a few of my trusties this meal plan. I’m also excited to try some new recipes from Six Sisters’ Stuff. I’ve tried […]

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Meal Plan Monday – February 29-March 13

I found this cookbook that I’ve never used, and thought I should give it a try! So this meal plan features all recipes from Better Homes and Gardens 500 Five Ingredient Recipes. Grab your own (cheap) copy here. Only five ingredients…sounds enticing! I’m always looking for quick and easy meals, and let’s face it, this time of year I feel like I get stuck in a rut with the same meals all the time. And, when […]

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Meal Plan Monday – February 15-28

Some weeks I have our next meal plan done days before I need it, but this week I crammed it all in during nap time today. I almost skipped it because I wanted to sit on the couch had a million other things to do 😉 but I KNOW the benefits of having a plan together far outweigh the time it takes to get it together. This is how I felt about having to plan […]

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