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Link  —  Posted: June 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Well,  there have been some major changes in our family life recently and blogging has taken a back seat.. My husband is going to be changing jobs and this could result in a move for us…  but,  I know that some of you are just holding your breath waiting on my updates.. hear they are:


#stick with it saturday

I’ve been walking watching my calories and have been attempting to use #myfitnesspal  … I need more friends on there, to hold me accountable…

#one word : FOCUS

CHECK! i have kept my focus on what is important .. JESUS and my family

#3in30 :  June

Getting back on track for June with new goals:

1.  become facebook free!

2.  eliminate soda from my diet

3.  read a chapter a day in my Bible  (in addition to my regular Bible Study)

* speaking of study, I am finishing up BRAVE by Angela Thomas, and getting ready to start Esther by Beth Moore…   i’d love to hear from you if you have done either of these!

Emeals:  I am still loving it.. a recent favorite recipe was a Beefy Cabbage Skillet.. kindof like a cabbage roll… unrolled.. YUM.

Here’s a new helpful hints page from emeals.. some quick and healthy snacks for summer!!




So, this week i get an Iphone.. Loving it.. Then, I get an email… Iphone App for EMEALS?   Immediately signed up.

I have signed up for apps that might seem similar before, when i had my android phone.  I never ended up using them.  This is the best app I have seen for menu planning and grocery shopping!!   You can access the current and past emeal menu’s.  You can access your shopping list & it has prices.  If you skip a meal on the weekly plan, it deletes the items from your shopping list.   You can add to your shopping list.  As you shop, you can check off what you have purchased.    How easy does this make things?  You have the plan, the recipes and the shopping list right on your phone!  I will love not having to waste so much paper with grocery planning.

Thanks emeals for continuing to help me get supper on the table!


Need more information?  has all the answers..


Emeals… the tasting continues…

Posted: March 25, 2013 in emeals

I have loved my emeals subscription, HOWEVER, several meals plans include meals that are too spicy or too pricey for me.   I really wish that ALL menu plans included a grocery price list.  That said,  I love looking at the menus each week and deciding what i am going to fix and what I am not.   I will continue to switch my meal plans and determine which one BEST suits my family.    I will say that spice and cost aside, my family has not complained about anything I have fixed from the menu plans.   That makes it a winner for me!!


This year, Celebrate Valentine’s Day by telling EMEALS  what you love. Submit your favorite recipe, the best meal you have ever had, the moment you look forward to every year, or anything else that causes to you pause and reflect on how much you love it!  Click the link below to submit your entry or learn more about this great contest.


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Looking for something different for Valentine’s Day Dinner?  Emals has some great menu items on their Valentine’s Menu.. Check out this shimp, butternut squash, and rapini dish from the Paleo Dinner Menu…


Here’s the recipe for the butternut squash, just to get your mouth watering….

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cider Vinegar    

3 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine squash, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper on a jelly-roll pan; toss to coat.
  3. Bake 30 minutes or until browned and tender, stirring once.
  4. Sprinkle with vinegar before serving.

I won! ..

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Only A Breath hosted a giveaway for THE ORGANIZED PARENT and I won!!   My awesome prize pack consisted of a kitchen timer, an All Out Of grocery list notepad, some great recipe category flags, and 6 adorable frog chip clips.   The picture doesn’t do it justice.  I  love all of the items in my prize pack.  I’m pretty sure the All Out Of list is going to be a permanent fixture in my house!




Emeals .. UPDATE

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Well, my family has been using Emeals for a few weeks now and we are enjoying it. We have tried menu items from the Classic and the Low Carb plans. I really wanted to like the Low Carb Menu, for obvious reasons. We are trying to make healthier choices for our meals and low carb generally is a great way to kick start my weight loss. The downside to the low carb menu plan is that there have been several spicy items each week. I understand that the spice is used to make the food taste better, so that you don’t miss the carbs. However, my family has 3 kids who don’t “do” spicy. I’ll keep this menu plan until next week when I can switch plans again. ** I contacted customer service and they offered to change the plan early for me, if I was unhappy. I chose not to change plans so that I could collect one month’s worth of the plan, but I was happy to see that the customer service was excellent. I emailed them and received a reply in less than 24 hours, with a satisfactory response and solution.