Monday, July 18, 2016

The Weekly Report - July 18, 2016


This week's Meal Plan:
(I shop on Friday, so I plan from Friday - Thursday)

Friday - BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Mac and Cheese
Saturday - Chicken Tenders and French Fries
Sunday Lunch - Eggs and Cream of Wheat
Sunday Dinner - Steak and Broccoli Fried Rice
Monday -Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread
Tuesday - Roasted Chicken Legs, Rice, Baked Beans, Peas
 Wednesday - Meatball Subs, Chips, and Fruit
Thursday - Leftovers

This week's life updates:
- Cade had a great District Swim Meet.
- I worked on several projects, nothing is done and ready to share, but getting there.
- I did zero homeschool planning, but I will get to it this week.
- Still just trying to enjoy the summer.

Project updates:
- I started a few new projects, but nothing to share just yet.
- The best place to catch a sneak peek or two is on Instagram.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

2 Bills 2 Blow - Living Room



Let's say you have $200 to blow in one room in your house. How would you spend the money?

Two hundred dollars is not a lot of money when it comes to redoing and entire room, but if you spend it wisely, you can make a difference in the feel of the entire room.

Today, I am going to talk about my living room.


This is what my living room currently looks like. It has taken several years for me to get it where it is today, but there are still a few things I would like to do.

1. I would like to repaint the room. Probably gray.
2. I would like to hang a large mirror over the love seat. I really like this one. (not an affiliate link)
3. I want to completely redo the gallery wall over the couch.

All of these would be nice changes for the room, but I think that the best way to spend $200 in this room would be to get a new rug.

I like this rug, but I really would like to get a solid cream rug. This room does not get a lot of natural light until really late in the afternoon. A lighter rug would really make the room feel brighter and bigger. It would also make it so that I can actually see things that are on the floor. We won't talk about how many times I have stepped on a Lego.

Rug Picture Source - Amazon
 This rug is what I have in mind. I have one very similar in our master bedroom. It feels great underfoot and is currently well under $200 on amazon. (not an affiliate link)

I have asked a few of my YouTube buddies to play along. You can check out my video on YouTube to get the full tour of my living room and then head to their channels to see how they would spend $200 in their living room.




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Mandi- Sweetly Home
Janine - A Young Mum (coming soon)
Whitney - Come Home for Comfort
Meaghan - Organized Little Lady

2 Bills 2 Blow - Living Room Playlist

Now it's your turn! If you had $200 to blow in your living room, how would you spend it? There are 3 ways to let me know.

1. Leave a comment below or on my YouTube channel.
2. Post a picture on my Facebook page and tell me what you would do.
3. Upload a picture to your IG account and use the hashtag #CG2BILLS2BLOW so that I can find    it.


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Monday, July 11, 2016

The Weekly Report - July 11, 2016



Happy Monday!

This week's Meal Plan:
(I shop on Friday, so I plan from Friday - Thursday)

Friday - Date Night
Saturday - Dinner at at Friend's House
Sunday Lunch - Chinese Noodle Bowls, Egg Rolls
Sunday Dinner - Leftovers
Monday -Cube Steak, Roasted Veggies, Fired Okra
Tuesday - Easy Beef Enchiladas, Cilantro Lime Rice, Chips and Salsa
Wednesday - Wings, Mac n Cheese
Thursday - Leftovers

This week's life updates:
- Cade is home from summer camp. Yay! We really missed him last week. I now have lots of laundry to catch up on and we will be getting ready for another swim meet this weekend.
- We had a great weekend - date night, family birthday party, watched UFC 200 with friends, and caught a few naps.

Project updates:
-Wednesday there will be new collaboration series here. Be sure you come back. It's going to be good.
- I finished a few painting projects this week. I am getting closer to being able to share the boy's room with you.
- My style is very eclectic. I have made the decision to start adding some Farmhouse Style to the mix. I'm getting excited about some new home projects.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

ABFOL - Home Organization Challenge - Finally Complete


I decided to take on the A Bowl Full of Lemons - Home Organization Challenge at the beginning of this year. (You can see all of the details here.)

I started out nice and strong the first several weeks of the challenge, but it got harder to keep up the pace as the challenge went on. I had some rooms that I couldn't do in just one week and decided to keep working, but at my own pace.

I did a terrible job documenting all of the progress with pictures here on the blog, but I did keep up with videos.


This challenge was good for our home. We have new systems in place that are working well, and our home has been easier to maintain overall.

I created a list of all of the before and afters so that you can pick and choose which ones you would like to see.
 



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Friday, July 1, 2016

Mid-Year 2016 - Planner Picks UPDATE


At the very beginning of this year I shared the planners that I would be using for 2016. Half of the year has come and gone and things have changed quite a bit.

I am going to share a few peeks with you here, but I share ALL of the details in a video on my YouTube Channel. (Please Subscribe so that you don't miss any videos.)


Personal Filofax Malden
I am using the personal size Filofax Malden as my on the go planner.

- I have a monthly spread so that I can make appointments or check schedules while I am out.
- I keep my meal plan and grocery lists so that I have them when I head to the grocery store.
- I also have sections for notes, info, lists, and contacts. Anything that I might need to reference on the go.



Erin Condren Horizontal
I am using the Erin Condren Horizontal as my main planner. 

- appointments, birthdays, schedules
-  blog/youtube editorial calendar, stats, and some notes
- daily to-dos
- all cleaning/household lists



Erin Condren Teacher Planner
I am using the Erin Condren Teacher planner for homeschooling.

- all lessons plans
- grades, schedules, book lists, everything

You can check out my setup HERE.
A Peek at the New Erin Condren Teacher Planner 2016-2017

Happy Planner Pad
Not pictured or talked about in video. I totally forgot about it because I am not currently using it during the summer months.

- Only used when we have a very busy week with a lot of extra activities.

Inserts Mentioned in Video
Monthly Calendar - Sew Much Crafting on Etsy
Meal Plan/Grocery List - Plans of the Heart on Etsy


* This is not a sponsored post. I purchased all items myself or with referral credits that I have earned.
* If you are a NEW Erin Condren customer, you can sign up with my referral link and received $10 off of your first order. I will also receive a credit to use toward my next purchase.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Favorites - 2016


Products Mentioned
Coffee Mug - TJMAXX
Essie Nail Polish - Bikini So Teeny
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
Tarte Bronzer - Park Avenue Princess
Ink Joy Gel Pen
Sharpie Pen
MAMBI planner stickers - Hobby Lobby (could not find on-line)
*Erin Condren (referral link) Customized Stickers


 - All items were purchased with my own money or through referral credits that I have earned. All opinions are my own. I only share items that I really enjoy and using.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

The Weekly Report - June 27, 2016

Happy Monday!


This week's Meal Plan:
(I shop on Friday, so I plan from Friday - Thursday)

Friday - Seafood Quesadillas, Chips and Salsa
Saturday -Oven Baked Chili Dogs (with homemade hotdog chili) and Tater Tots
Sunday Lunch - Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Chips and Dip, Fruit
Sunday Dinner - Leftovers
Monday - Pork Fried Rice and Egg Rolls (we like our Chinese food in this house)
Tuesday - Chicken Bundles, Roasted Veggies
Wednesday - BBQ Pork Chops, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potatoes
Thursday - Leftovers

This week's life updates:
- We made the decision to cut back on swim practice for the summer. It has made our weeks way more relaxed.
- We are still enjoying our pool days and summer in general.
- I'm still not ready to think about getting ready for the next homeschool year.

Project updates:

- I did not get the painting project done...I kinda skipped it and re-styled our built ins instead.
- We organized the boy's Legos. I can't wait to show you!
- I've spend some time updating my blog and youtube design a little bit. I'm not quite done, but so far I am enjoying the fresher look. I need a hint of color.

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