Monday, February 13, 2012

monday goals & menus {week of feb. 13, 2012}

We had a chance to get out of town this weekend and head to Dallas. We ate at Freebird’s {they have legendary burritos! so.yum.}, hit about five thrift stores and World Market, and had someone look at the van we are selling while we were there!

It was so sweet of my husband to take me all over the metroplex. :) The kids did pretty well, though I’m pretty sure even Ava was saying, “not Goodwill!!” by the time we went to the third store. I’m fairly certain in 20 years the kids will all get together and say, “remember all those times mom dragged us to every Goodwill?!” ;) ha!

I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but I still scored a few things {more details to come on Thursday! ;)}


We have stacks of DVDs and CDs all over the house, so I was super excited to score a CD organizer for $1.99. Bonus: it had two CD’s in it and one was a Josh Groban! woot!

Project #1 this week: reorganize CDs!IMG_8602

And project #2: make a homemaking binder.


I found this zipper binder for $2 at Goodwill this weekend {I had the very same one in 8th grade! no joke!}. It had a name written in permanent marker but it came right off with a rag and dishwashing soap!

I’m a little scared of the homemaking binder project. I had one a few years ago to organize my cleaning schedule, routines, coupons, recipes, menus, etc. and somehow it bred and turned into a monster of papers that I couldn’t bring myself to use. {eek- that’s one reason I wanted a zipper on the new one!} But I’m excited to try it again now that we have more kids and more things going on. I’m always thrilled to try anything that might simplify our life. :)

I’m hoping with all the free printables out there these days that it will be super simple to assemble and keep up with. {I realize it will be up to me to keep it cleaned out too! :)}. We shall see!

If you have any great sources for homemaking printables, I’d love to hear! I’m planning to make a few of my own to share with you here too! :)

Here are my goals for this week:

reorganize CDs
start creating a home binder
finish crocheting scarf {1/2 way done! whoop!}
make 6 freezer meals

finish reading
7- An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

3 verses of 1 Peter- trying learning by writing out the verses this week and listening to the audio version on
Bible Gateway
listen to two audio sermons while I’m doing my chores

working on the complaining experiment- this week I’m working on just biting my tongue {literally!}. I’ll update you more tomorrow, but this is not fun! sheesh.


this week’s menu plans:

monday- chili and crackers {left from last week!}

tuesday-  heart-shaped chicken veggie pizza :)

wednesday- chicken florentine casserole {+ 3 extra batches for the freezer}

thursday- crockpot beans + mac/cheese

friday- pizza {family night}

saturday- free for all or dinner out

sunday- chicken enchiladas {+ 3 for the freezer}


What are your goals for this week? And do you use a homemaking binder? Any tips for me on my second try? :)


P.S. It’s blitz week over RooMag- they are giving away tons of awesome prizes this week! You won’t want to miss it! Hop on over and check it out! :D

linking up at menu plan monday!


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