monday goals + menu plans

Happy Monday my friends! 

I've missed doing these goals updates this month. Without a plan, I feel like I'm spinning my wheels, you know what I mean? The lovely thing is that even if I don't do everything on my list, I did more than I would've without it. Isn't that cool? :)

Here are my goals for this week:

cut out diet soft drinks {I'm going to try going cold turkey! what??}
teach extra fitness classes
find containers for transplanting seedlings
continue spring cleaning the living room {more details tomorrow!}
organize toiletry basket in bathroom
create timeline header
freelance web work 
buy paint for cabinets {this is a maybe! we decided to go another direction this month and worked on our family closet instead!}
plan out next week's menus for the God-made diet {that's the working title ;)}
print out this list so I can remember everything.... 

finish up Forgotten God {I bought the audiobook version! wohoo for multi-tasking!}
read two chapters of Quitter

finish memorizing 1 Peter 2:1-11 {I'm two weeks behind schedule... eek!}

take kids to the park for the last week of the sweetness experiment

menu plans:
taco salad w/chicken
spaghetti + salad
chicken sandwiches and sweet potato wedges
cheesy bean and rice burritos + guacamole/chips
dinner out
breakfast- omelets and homemade biscuits/gravy

What are your plans for this week? :)


  1. Sarah{Handbags*N*Pigtails}January 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    The girls and I are on our last of a 4 day weekend from school. The rest of the week will be full of: Spanish class(tonight),teaching, cooking, cleaning, attending Wed. night service, Thursday night youth group and hubby's first local meet this weekend(He's the head track coach this year which adds a whole new level of responsibility to his plate). Sunday he'll be named as one of two new deacons at our church and we're singing a Spanish music special with other friends from our class. Busy week!
    Enjoy yours:) Sounds busy for you,too!

  2. It is spring break here so we are doing a few field trips with our homeschool group. I also need to get together stuff for Easter. Props to you on giving up soda cold turkey! I have been substituting my addiction(diet Dr. Pepper) with club soda and lime or clementine juice. It helps me to not drink so much soda in a day and the bubbles satisfy my cravings, but I still allow myself a soda a day so far. I can't wait to see your menu plan. I'm in!

  3. Do you have a recipie book you will be cooking from, or are you just switching food items in your everyday meals for healthier unprocessed foods?? I'm so excited to read all about your results.

  4. I was just explaining the concept of a family closet to my SIL yesterday. Hubby didn't get it. I told him that's b/c he never does laundry. : )
    Try recycled yogurt containers for transplanting seedlings.

  5. I love the carbonation- so that might work perfectly for me too! Yay!! I'm so glad you're going to join me! wohoo!!

  6. Wow girlie! you have a full schedule! You go, sister! :D How exciting for your husband and family! and a spanish music special sounds like so much fun! Praying you have a peaceful, productive week! :D

  7. Right now I'm doing it all on my own and reading internet resources as I go along. I'm going to all veggies and natural proteins, and trying to keep all my food as simple as possible starting in April. I had my last hurrah with cadbury egg cookies yesterday! :P

  8. I love, love, love my f.closet! I love the yogurt idea- we might have some restaurant cups too we could use! thanks for sharing!!

  9. Hey Mandy! I am a relatively new reader and must say you are so incredibly adorable! I found you via WIWW and love your style and HAIR :) but more importantly your faith and outlook...I read Friday's post and wanted to share: my family is now on almost an entirely real food diet and we are passionately looking to move further and further in that direction. It has taken some time to learn what to eat and how to prepare it (especially meals that fill my hubby and good snacks for the kids); however, if you're not familiar, one of my fave resources is (plus I have a boat-load of books you might be interested in reading just to seal the deal that this is indeed the direction you'd like to move in). I just watched the new documentary Hungry for Change and it is currently FREE online through March 31st...super interesting - Good luck with cutting your soda; hope you're feeling great!

  10. Working everyday till 4:30 & then it's home to help my son with homework, Wed night I have Kids Hope & Bible study group with my ladies, Thur is a night dedicated to finishing up our taxes, Fri we have a 5 hour drive to Ohio to meet with a specialist on my son's scoliosis...praying for good news!!!! Sat I am taking my great niece to Disney on Ice and Sun is all about MY FAMILY!! This is the day that we truly catch up with one another and just hang out....I LOVE IT!!!!

  11. We used paper egg cartons last year to start some things....a good way to recycle, too! :)

  12. wow sweet lady!! you've got a busy week for sure!! Praying for good news and safe travels and rest in the mean time!! :D

  13. oh, that's fantastic!! awesome idea!

  14. I gave up soda after a stomach illness landed me in the hospital. I went without soda for almost 2 weeks while I was sick and I decided that I wasn't going to start back up. I miss it sometimes, but I feel so much better without it. I still drink coffee and sweet tea so I still get sugar and caffeine, but it is a start. I am looking forward to seeing how things go with your new diet, especially incorporating it for the rest of the family, I have three kiddos, 4, 2, and 1 and have thought many times about overhauling our diets. Is your husband on board? My husband is very supportive of eating healthier, but he does have his limits. Love your blog!


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