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Friday, April 13, 2012

It's been a while! Audrey is 2 now!

I have not blogged in a while. I fade in and out. We have still been having fun. Audrey is now 2! Here is a video of her :)

I have been really into pressure canning and I will have some posts about that soon.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Meal Planning Revisited

So I have not done well meal planning on my own. I decided to try E-Mealz. For $1.25 per week they plan 5 dinners for you with a detailed shopping list.
I will be able to use the left overs for the other 2 meals and/or my lunches. The cost of the food for 2 people is aproximately $40 per week. I will see how it goes and update in January

Monday, November 21, 2011

Why am I thinking about 2012?

I will tell you why. Because I was down this weekend. I said 2011 would be my "Year of Change" and I have been feeling like I failed that goal. But then I thought some more. I did not declare it would be the year of perfection... And although I did not change into perfection I did change alot this year. I am not going to go into all the details, but I know in my heart how I have changed. Now I cannot let those changes go. I must keep working on them. So i am declaring 2012 the "year of Growth" All the changes I made in 2011 I want them to florish in 2012. I want to be a better person tomorrow than I am today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We love Books!

Audrey loves books we read all the time! Our favorite books are Usborne Books. They are such good quality books. Plus many are interactive. We love the touchy feely books and the lift a flap books! I am excited to get her a magnetic book for Christmas. Check them out at

If you like them click on host an eshow at the bottom tell your friends and earn free books! Simple as that

Monday, November 14, 2011

A square a day in May

Well, it's not May and I cannot crochet a square a day; but I want to do the Square a Day blanket

I came across this blog and I thought it would make an awesoem first blanket! Here are my first two squares

So far I really like the different patterns and I cannot wait to see how this progresses!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Meal Planning

As a single mother, my money only stretch so far. And I know where I waste the most money is on food.. I have tried and tried and tried to get on budget with my food. I ALWAYS fail. So here I am trying again. I did the best when I was meal planning. I do the worst when I just buy (obviously) I was thinking of joining ez-mealz, but that is only good for dinner. So I am going to try meal planning again. The thing I have the most trouble with is my actual budget. After my bills are paid it only leaves $20 a week for food. $20 a week is not enough for 2 people, but I will try again anyway. I will update my progress as it becomes progress. :) Wish me luck and comment with tips if you have any

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


November is here so that means I can think about Christmas and NOT feel guilty. And although I am talking about Christmas today I will be posting my halloween posts this week.
When I was young I have VERY fond memories of getting a Christmas tree. And I want getting ready for Christmas to be special to Audrey. So the date is set Novemeber 26 will be our Christmas day. I am going to get a tree with my dad on Nov 26 and Audrey and I will decorate the house. I know she is little, but I am hoping it will be fun!

Now I need to stop talking about Christmas and start working on it. I have TONS of gifts to make this year!