Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 31

Goals Checkup – January Edition

  I endeavored to make some goals in 2013 and commit them to paper for greater accountability. I love to set goals but the follow-up is the most important. Here is where I am after the first month. It is so exciting to see some things marked off my list (I know I am kind of …

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Jan 30

Pantry Challenge – Week 2

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The Pantry Challenge was interesting this week. Our small town had a Kroger grand opening. If you know me well you know I can’t resist deal shopping. Combine the grand opening with a mega sale and this girl is there. On top of that, I have a fellow coupon-er who offered to watch my kids so I …

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Jan 29

Punctuality Challenge – Day 14

  Media Consumption – Do we have to go there? That was my thought when I read today’s excerpt. I know that this is a big time waster for me. Computer time is a necessary part of my blogging life, but sometimes I get so wrapped up in the extraneous things, Facebook, email, etc that …

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Jan 25

Punctuality Challenge – Day 13

  My kids and I were headed to a commitment last week where we were supposed to meet several other families in a parking lot. We arrived six minutes early and my son looked up and said, “Mom, are you sure we are in the right place?” I knew that we were making progress when …

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Jan 24

My Reading List 2013

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I love to read, but over the last ten years reading for pleasure has become almost non-existent for me. The addition of kids, homeschooling, a bigger house, etc have put a drain on my time and I found myself only reading for or to the kids. Anyone get my drift? I read Llama, Llama Red …

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Jan 23

Do-ing it Right

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I took on a link up challenge this year with my friend Susan over at Homeschooling Hearts and Minds. We are challenging ourselves not just to make great plans, but to carry them out. Become a DO-er. You can read more about my journey in my last post -Becoming a Do-er and letting planning get in the …

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Jan 18

Eating From the Pantry – Week 1

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Our first week of the Pantry Challenge went pretty good. We ate sensibly and were able to eat a few things from the freezer. I had a big cooking day with my sister-in-law on Tuesday. We made Swedish Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy, White Bean Soup with Veggies, and Mix and Match Muffin Mix. I also …

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Jan 16

Wacky, Wonky World

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A light-hearted look at our crazy planetoid.   The Lion, the Clip, and the Po-po Norfolk, Virginia  –  The first caller was fairly calm.  “I’d like to report a lion sighting,” he said.  “Say that again?” a dispatcher responded.  And thus began the drama over baby lion sightings in Norfolk on Tuesday. Police said Wednesday …

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Jan 14

Who Knew You Could Use Your Crock-Pot for This?

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Have you ever wanted to take advantage of a great price on marked down milk but had no idea what to do with it before it spoils? It is not really a good deal if it just sits in your fridge and goes bad, right? Well, I have a great do-it-yourself idea that is easy and will …

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Jan 10

Eating From the Pantry

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This is one way that I love to save money in the kitchen. I have been inspired by Jessica at Goodcheapeats.com for the last couple of years. She blogs about her Pantry Challenges a couple of times a year. I am not going to reinvent the wheel in regards to describing a pantry challenge. Head over to …

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