Salads + shrimp + hole foods | Tasty Tuesday Update

Salads + shrimp + hole foods | Tasty Tuesday Update

My version of meal planning is to pick 5-6 recipes that I'd like to cook in a week and then play it by ear on which day we eat what. I usually stick to my plan about 60% of the time. Some days whatever I’ve decided on doesn’t sound very good or I realize we’re missing an ingredient that I would swear that we had on hand or the lazies strike and we eat a frozen pizza. I’m hoping that putting my ideas out here for my public audience of one to three readers will help keep me honest and hopefully inspire me to actually follow my plan.

3 (mostly) pain-free ways to stop spending so much money on eating out | Frugal Win Friday

3 (mostly) pain-free ways to stop spending so much money on eating out | Frugal Win Friday

In my head, I'm some sort of Martha Stewart goddess who is capable of doing all the things while also cooking a delicious, gourmet meal for my husband each night. Ha! The reality is that I'm almost always too wiped and over food by the time that I get home from a big grocery store or Costco trip that takeout sounds mighty appealing. 

Fail to plan, plan to fail | Tasty Tuesday Update

Fail to plan, plan to fail | Tasty Tuesday Update

I normally enjoy cooking, but last week was such a struggle. I didn't really have a solid plan to fall back on and had done no meal prep ahead of time. So around 5 o'clock each day, I would open up the pantry and nothing would jump out at me, then I would walk to the freezer where nothing looked good, and then I would walk to the fridge and stare for a minute... then I would go sit on the couch for a little while before returning to my circuit. I think we ate Costco pizza twice in the same week. I did manage to finally make salad rolls, though.

Della, the vintage camper, update | Making Stuff Monday

Della, the vintage camper, update | Making Stuff Monday

She's coming along, that Della girl. We, and by that I mean my husband, have been hard at work trying to pretty her up. Because she was originally a BLM fire command center, she only had a twin bed and no bathroom. My handsome hubby has torn apart the back half, which will be our bedroom, and is in the process of adding a bathroom. 

Tasty Tuesday Update

Tasty Tuesday Update

My version of meal planning is to pick 5-6 recipes that I'd like to cook in a week and then play it by ear on which day we eat what. I usually stick to my plan about 60% of the time. Some days whatever I’ve decided on doesn’t sound very good or I realize we’re missing an ingredient that I would swear that we had on hand or the lazies strike and we eat a frozen pizza. I’m hoping that putting my ideas out here for my public audience of one to three readers will help keep me honest and hopefully inspire me to actually follow my plan.

Tasty Tuesday Update

Tasty Tuesday Update

My version of meal planning is to pick 5-6 recipes that I'd like to cook in a week and then play it by ear on which day we eat what. I usually stick to my plan about 60% of the time. Some days whatever I’ve decided on doesn’t sound very good or I realize we’re missing an ingredient that I would swear that we had on hand or the lazies strike and we eat a frozen pizza. I’m hoping that putting my ideas out here for my public audience of one to three readers will help keep me honest and hopefully inspire me to actually follow my plan.

Reading + Writing + Watching Wednesday

Reading + Writing + Watching Wednesday

I kind of lost my zeal for writing after having a redline-loving boss for many years, but I recently discovered it again after signing up for a writing class at my local community center. It's me, my amazingly eccentric teacher, and a bunch of wiser and older friends who are so much fun and incredibly supportive. I could barely complete a prompt* at the beginning of class, but six weeks later I was excited to write and share.

Tasty Tuesday Update

Tasty Tuesday Update

My version of meal planning is to pick 5-6 recipes that I'd like to cook in a week and then play it by ear on which day we eat what. I usually stick to my plan about 60% of the time. Some days whatever I’ve decided on doesn’t sound very good or I realize we’re missing an ingredient that I would swear that we had on hand or the lazies strike and we eat a frozen pizza. I’m hoping that putting my ideas out here for my public audience of one to three readers will help keep me honest and hopefully inspire me to actually follow my plan.

Frugal Win Friday

Frugal Win Friday

Happy Friyay! Even though it was a short week with the holiday on Monday, I've honestly been a bit thrown off and in a little bit of a funk for the past few days. It happens, you know?

Speaking of funky, my hubby works a dirty job and his clothes often get pretty gross. We don't really want to wash his work shirts with our unmentionables, so I needed to get a separate laundry basket to keep everything in between washes. I was getting ready to head to Target or Home Goods to pick up a hamper when I realized that I could try to find one and fix it up for a lot cheaper! 

Tasty Tuesday Update

Tasty Tuesday Update

My version of meal planning is to pick 5-6 recipes that I'd like to cook in a week and then play it by ear on which day we eat what. I usually stick to my plan about 60% of the time. Some days whatever I’ve decided on doesn’t sound very good or I realize we’re missing an ingredient that I would swear that we had on hand or the lazies strike and we eat a frozen pizza. I’m hoping that putting my ideas out here for my public audience of one to three readers will help keep me honest and hopefully inspire me to actually follow my plan.

Saying goodbye to my first* love

Saying goodbye to my first* love

I used to call walking on trails - and they had to be paved! - with one of my best girlfriends "nature walks" because hiking seemed too stressful. The thought of camping would cause heart palpitations and heavy stress sweat. So it shocked my family and friends, and me most of all, when I agreed to get a camper with my husband. Sometimes when you love someone you decide to support, instead of crushing, their dreams.