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Typical Sunday

Sometimes my favorite weekends are the ones when we are in town with few obligations. When this happens I always take advantage of Sundays to get stuff done. Usually I start by making a to-do list.

Yes, I am one of those people who adds things to their list just so I can cross it off. It makes me feel accomplished!

I also try to make a weekly menu and grocery list. I love this helpful notepad from Container Store. Usually Daniel and I plan the menu together. He loves being in the kitchen!

I always write down any other commitments we may have that would interfere with dinner. This week I have Bunco on Wednesday so the husband will be on his own that night.

I made my lists and menu last night so I could get the store first thing this morning. I like to go before it gets crowded. Before the store, I had peanut butter toast with banana and chia seeds.


We made a trip to Sam’s in addition to the grocery store. We needed to stock up on toilet paper and laundry detergent. They also have whole chickens, two for about $8. ¬†One is cooking in preparation for the tortilla soup tonight and chicken salad tomorrow night.

Do you make to-do lists often? I love them! It’s time to get a few more things crossed off.


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Pantry Organization

Happy Saturday!

My morning started off with a cup of coffee and a smoothie.

  • a handful of spinach
  • 1/2 banana (the other half was eaten while I was making it)
  • 1/2 cup of skim milk
  • flax seeds

Magic Bullet in action. It doesn’t work as well as the regular blender, but it’s soooo much easier to clean up. I throw this baby in the dishwasher with everything else.


My big task for today was to organize our messy pantry.


what. a. mess.

I made a trip to Container Store and bought a few organizational items. Then I took everything out, threw some stuff away, wiped down the selves, and put all back in.

I love these wooden baskets. One is for baking items, one is for canned goods, and one is for oils and sauces. Wouldn’t some labels look really cute on them? Any ideas where I could get some?

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