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Enter to win a Well Planned Day lesson planner!  


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!


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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.

#OneWord 2013

Posted: January 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

OneWord2013_Honor150My word for 2013 is HONOR.  A friend reintroduced me to this word just before Christmas.  I started talking to my kids about showing honor to each other and realized that there aare so many ways to implement honor in our lives.   I am praying that focusing on honor will greatly affect my family.

HONOR – God… in all i do
HONOR – My Marriage…  by putting it first and respecting what marriage stands for…by putting effort into it
HONOR – My husband… by showing respect and appreciation for him….by lifting him up and not rltearing him down.
HONOR – My kids… by being present with them…by modeling honor, love, and grace
HONOR – acknowledging tue person God created and accepting myself as worthy of his love.

Linking up with Melanie @ OnlyABreath

Thanks for the great badge Melanie!

Seems like everyone makes a health/fitness “resolution”.   I’m linkinking up with Sam’s Noggin to help me reach my goal.   Hopefully, the accountability helps.   I ran walked my first 5K in November 2013.  THE COLOR RUN was a blast.  I am so thankful that my 6yr old did this with me.  Otherwise, i might have backed out.  We had a great time and plan to do it again this year.  My goal is to participate in two 5Ks, running one. 

What am i doing to get ready?   Baby Steps!   Step one:  Dust off the Weight Watchers info.