A little delayed, as we're 2 1/2 weeks into the new year, but I figured I'd catch up on what I'm up to now that the holidays have passed and 2014 is in full swing and I finally have a chance to slow down (by force, not by choice, thanks to coming down with a cold this week).
I'm trying this year--well at least this month-- to make almost a full month dinner list so I can spend less time at the grocery store. So far, this plan has worked out great! While it required a bit of time to get a meal calendar planned out and long grocery list together, I think it truly has saved me time since I haven't done my major grocery shopping since New Years day! And, I still have a weeks worth of dinners planned (with the groceries for the dinners too). Of course with the calendar, we have some flexibility and if we end up not eating one of the meals that is on the schedule, I just mark it down at the bottom of the calendar to be made on a later night.
After New Years we moved everything out of our home office and our guest room and made a switch! The smaller previous guest room is now the office and the previous office which is the larger of the two rooms is blank and ready to be painted. This room is getting ready to be the baby room! No progress has been made as of yet, other than clearing out the room and prepping it for painting, but I'm hoping in just a few short weeks the room will be ready to welcome our baby girl that is coming this Spring. Once the room is done I'm sure I will share, but for now it is just a blank slate.
And last, but not least, there are a few things that I'm certain this year will bring...
I hope to have more fun crafty and cooking things on the blog this year, so stay tuned!