Menu Plan: 7 April to 13 April

Menu Plan: 7 April to 13 April » a humble place.

Be in awe of my whey-making apparatus!

Last week was an epic failure in terms of sticking to the meal plan (but no other failures at all….just the meal plan….hah), so we’ll have repeats again this week. The primary culprit was house hunting and the need to go RIGHTNOW to see a house as soon as it pops up for sale. Making supper after going to look at two houses in one day with a baby who hates the car just doesn’t happen, thus much eating out was done. Menu Plan: 7 April to 13 April » a humble place.

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So They Flew On and On

So They Flew On and On » a humble place.

Who knew how apropos “Make Way for Ducklings” could be in today’s society?

If you’re looking to sell your house, I’d recommend transporting it to Denver where you can expect it to be on the market for all of two seconds before it’s snatched up. Seriously. For sellers, this is great news but for buyers, especially slow-poke buyers like E and myself, this is really bad news.Continue Reading

Menu Plan: 31 March to 6 April

 

Menu Plan: 31 March to 6 April » a humble place.

Homemade ice cream. Amazing stuff.

Since we’re planning on moving (hopefully) soon, we’ve been looking very closely at our budget as we’d like to be able to afford more house. I switched to grocery shopping online last month and, people, I’m in love. Not only is grocery shopping about a million times easier and faster, I also actually stick to my budget and our grocery bill was cut nearly in half this month. Win-win!

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System Status: March 2014

System Status: March 2014 » a humble place.

It’s hard to believe C is already two months old. I hate how fast time goes by with tiny babies…even though it’s been a rough few months, I still want to stop time so I can stop the littleness from going away. The mom paradox.

In the end of March I am….

…reading Your Three-Year-Old, because I have no idea how to parent a three-and-a-half year-old. Even though I don’t agree with everything said in the book, it’s been so helpful in trying to understand how B views the world and how I can work with that. Unfortunately, their main advice for moms of three-and-a-half year-olds is to either get a full-time babysitter or put them in daycare. Seriously. I also have the Where’d You Go Bernadette audiobook waiting for me on my iPod. I finished Bossypants earlier this month which was very amusing. System Status: March 2014 » a humble place.

…watching The Blacklist and Cosmos. E and I have really been into these two shows lately. We also watched Catching Fire this last weekend…it was SO MUCH better than the first one. I read the books a few years ago (while nursing B to sleep :)) and loved them. The first movie was such a disappointment but this one definitely made up for it.

…loving thredUP and this baby wrap (seen above). B was in sore need of some pants to wear around the house (though he still prefers to run around in his underwear) and I was in sore need of non-maternity pants that actually fit me (the baby weight seems to be making itself right at home this time around :|), but I didn’t want to go to Once Upon a Child or Clothes Mentor (my clothing boutiques of choice) with him and a newborn, so I shopped online and get some really fantastic items for very little. The baby wrap I bought used off of a friend and it is miles above the Moby in terms of how well it works. I can’t believe I didn’t try a woven wrap a long time ago. Bonus: if you use that link to go to thredUp and buy something, you get $10 off your order and I get $10 off my next order. Win-win!

…eating dessert. Like, every night. See previous paragraph that mentions baby weight. :\ Today’s guilty pleasure is coconut fudge. Nom nom nom.

…looking forward to moving (and not having to look for houses anymore). We’ve been actively looking for a house for a few weeks now. We found a beautiful one in the mountains that was listed on a Saturday. We met with our realtor the same day, and asked her on Sunday to schedule a showing. That was for Monday at 5, but the house was under contract by Monday morning. System Status: March 2014 » a humble place. We found another one that I really liked this last weekend and it was also off the market within a few days. This is not going to be fun.

I am the queen of run-on sentences….

Menu Plan: 24 March to 30 March

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Menu Plan: 24 March to 30 March » a humble place.

Cheesy sausage baked ramekin eggs from The Breakfast Revolution. I made this last week instead of egg sandwiches. It’s so much prettier. :)

There are going to be repeats this week as B and I were sick with the plague last week. Fortunately, I think we’re on the mend which means I’m well enough to cook. Yay? Menu Plan: 24 March to 30 March » a humble place. Also! I updated my master collection of recipes this weekend with a few more favorites that we’ve added to the rotation.

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