Holidays · Organization · Time Management

How To Host A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part Two: November}

It's officially Thanksgiving season! With just three weeks until Thanksgiving, it's time to get serious about planning and preparation. Today I'm sharing with you six things I do this month to make my Thanksgiving day as stress-free as possible. 1 - Confirm The Guest List I reach out to all my guests to confirm their… Continue reading How To Host A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part Two: November}

Holidays · Organization · Time Management

How To Host A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part 1: October}

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? For me, a big part of the fun in any event is the planning. I also believe that doing things ahead of time relieves stress and makes things much more enjoyable not only for you as the hostess, but also for your guests. I've hosted Thanksgiving quite a few times in the… Continue reading How To Host A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part 1: October}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

Sometimes your meal planning strategy needs to be tweaked. During the school year, my husband referees college volleyball in the fall and college lacrosse in the spring. This means that, like others in the sports industry, he works in the evenings on game days. Historically I've always planned supper meals on those days with things… Continue reading Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Cook Once, Eat Twice: Blackened Chicken {8.29.22}

Have you heard of the "cook once, eat twice" method? It's the idea of managing your time in the kitchen so that you cook one main dish and then use it for a couple different meals. I did that with the blackened chicken recipe I love. I use this one from Skinny Taste - the… Continue reading Menu Monday + Cook Once, Eat Twice: Blackened Chicken {8.29.22}

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Menu Monday + Grilled Peach Salad and Slow Cooker Turkey Breast {8.8.22}

Let's start with this gorgeous grilled peach salad - doesn't that look delicious? I saw this salad on a local restaurant's Instagram feed and realized I had all the ingredients I needed to put it together. This salad is simply mixed greens with Craisins, goat cheese, red onion, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. Toasted pecans would… Continue reading Menu Monday + Grilled Peach Salad and Slow Cooker Turkey Breast {8.8.22}

Frugal Living · Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + New Summer Recipes {7.25.22}

This week I have two new recipes that are perfect for all the delicious summer produce we're enjoying right now. My sister sent me a recipe for a BBQ chicken pizza with peaches, and I'll admit being a little skeptical about the idea. Trust me, it is delicious! The recipe linked in the menu below… Continue reading Menu Monday + New Summer Recipes {7.25.22}

Frugal Living · Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + How I’m Saving Money on Meat {7.11.22}

I love the convenience of grocery pickup, but at least once a month I pop into Ingles (grocery chain) at 8:00 AM and shop their marked down meat - those "meat manager specials" for things that are nearing their best by date. Recently I've purchased pork chops and a whole chicken for $.99/pound! I can… Continue reading Menu Monday + How I’m Saving Money on Meat {7.11.22}

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Menu Monday + Summertime Is Here {6.20.22}

Summer is here with a vengeance! It's been in the 90's with crazy humidity the last week, and I'm doing my usual summer routine of trying to avoid it as much as possible. I went for balance with this menu plan, giving myself 3 meals that were super simple and 3 meals that were a… Continue reading Menu Monday + Summertime Is Here {6.20.22}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Monster Cookies {6.6.22}

I pulled out my recipe binder last week and spent some time updating it. I had quite a few recipes I'd torn out of Southern Living and Taste of Home magazines that needed to be organized into the pages. In the process, I came across a hand-written recipe card for my mom's Monster Cookies -… Continue reading Menu Monday + Monster Cookies {6.6.22}

Time Management

My Afternoon Routine: Small Steps Toward A Tidy Home

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of routines. What you might not know is that I'm naturally a very lazy person. Routines really help me stay on top of things in my home and keep me from wasting my time! During the week I usually have an hour or so between the time… Continue reading My Afternoon Routine: Small Steps Toward A Tidy Home