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Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update

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It is the last week of July! Slow down summer!

Being a woman that loves routine, I am usually very eager for fall to come and school schedule to start. I am not feeling that way AT ALL this year. I am loving summer, despite lack of routine and the predictable.  I blame it on having 3 teen girls. They are a blast to be around {most moments} and I’m soaking up every moment of being with them this summer.

Truth be told, I really didn’t know if I would see these years, and it hits me out-of-the-blue often just how blessed I am to witness my girls grow into women. I am 6 years out from my cancer diagnosis, and I’M SO GLAD TO BE ALIVE!

 

Weekly Goals

Meal Plan — grocery list +5 meals

Rescue My Home — dust, sweep, vacuum, mop, bathrooms

Dates — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

Do a Pin — Soothing Elixir For Cold & Flu Season

 

Daily To-Do

Spiritual –journal, Scripture, pray, meditate

Move Body–walk, yoga or strength training

Hydrate + Nutrients –greens & berries, vitamins, water

One Full Load — dishwasher & laundry #loadaday

Cleaning, Clutter & Computer Zones — {living room}, {t’s room}, & {inbox}

 

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Specific Goals

Finish reading: Blood Done Sign My Name

Start reading: Wild and Free

Call Ortho make appointment

Get gutters, paint & window estimate

Get windows out of storage

Clean out both vacuums

 

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Recipes To Make

Crockpot Meatballs

Cashew Cheese Nacho Dip

Simple Tomato Salad

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Quinoa Bars

Blender Lemonade

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth

 

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

What are you wanting to get done this week?

What recipes are you planning on making?

Are you on Pinterest? Share a favorite pin you want to accomplish.

 

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Drinks RECIPES

Blender Lemonade

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What if you could have homemade lemonade without juicing a bunch of lemons? How great would that be? What if I told you this is possible thanks to Blender Lemonade? Yes, it is true. Blender Lemonade is my new favorite way to make lemonade and I think it will be yours, too.

Blender lemonade sounds like it could be a recipe for slushy lemonade, but that is not this. This blender lemonade recipe is a way of making lemonade that is quick and easy. The final product has the goodness and health benefits of lemon oil from the peel because you use the entire lemon to flavor the lemonade.

It also uses a couple of tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk, so the finished glass of lemonade has a milky hue to it. It is quite beautiful in a glass over ice, and the bit of creaminess is very appealing to the palate, which makes a this lemonade special. It is a great recipe to make when having company, or just sitting on the porch with a friend.

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ANTI-PROCRASTINATION

Anti-Procrastination Weekly Plan

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Last week was spent preparing to have our dear friends from Chicago come visit. They have 2 teen boys and a girl who are very close to the same age as my 3 girls. We have known them since our newlywed days & always have a beautiful, fun-filled time together. We laughed so much, and had a great time, as you can see on my Instagram feed, or if you follow me on Snapchat. (Username: new nostalgia). They left today and our home feels too quiet! I miss them already.

I would like to write a few posts about how to prepare and have company without getting overwhelmed, including how to cook for a group without feeling like you need to live in the kitchen the whole time. I achieved that when our company was here and it felt great!

I loved spending last week preparing for company, as there is nothing more motivating to stop procrastinating and get something done! I did a bunch of decluttering and it feels so good to have the house in order. Having clutter cleared reveals the next layer, which is deep cleaning and small home repairs and upkeep. I’m slowly working my way around this house, being purposeful not to overdo this summer, remembering to enjoy my girls as summer break is fleeting!

This coming week is going to be a hot one! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday it is supposed to be over 100 degrees, so we will be spending lots of time indoors or at the pool.

Have a great week, don’t overdo, but get something done!

 

Weekly Goals

Meal Plan — grocery list +5 meals

Rescue My Home — 1 hour to dust, sweep, vacuum, mop, bathrooms

Dates — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

Do a PinDIY Glass Cook Top Cleaner

 

Daily To-Do

Spiritual –journal, Scripture, pray, meditate

Move Body–walk, yoga or strength training

Hydrate + Nutrients –greens & berries, vitamins, water

One Full Load — dishwasher & laundry

Cleaning, Clutter & Computer Zones — master bedroom, store photos in bin, & inbox

 

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Specific Goals

Finish reading: Our New Normal: A Journal of Tragedy, Hope & Inspiration

Start reading: Wild and Free

Get gutters, paint & window estimate

Get windows out of storage

 

Recipes To Make

Brown Sugar Baked Peaches

Cashew Cheese Nacho Dip

Crockpot Meatballs

Hearty Whole Wheat French Toast

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The Best Recipe I’ve Ever Messed Up

Easy Spaghetti Sauce

 

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

What are you wanting to get done this week?

What recipes are you planning on making?

Are you on Pinterest? Share a favorite pin you want to accomplish.

 

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DIY/Crafts FUN/DIY HOME Organizing

Organizing Tips With My Pastry Chef

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This is going to be a fun post, where I get to show off my little pastry chef and give organizing tips on how to literally organize tips–pastry bag tips that is!

My 13-year-old Avery is my little pastry chef, and has been for the last few years. I’m amazed at her baking skills and have to say, it is quite fun having someone who bakes in the house! Every holiday, birthday, or event gives her an excuse to make something beautiful and delicious. Her creations show so much love & make a simple gathering something special.  The following photo is a cake she made for her Grandpa’s birthday–Chocolate Cake with Cookie Dough Filling, Chocolate Ganache & Piped Peanut Butter Buttercream. Amazing!

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We are having out-of-town company this weekend and she already has decided on what she sweet she is going to greet them with. Vanilla cupcakes with thickened Chocolate Ganache filling and piped Nutella frosting. Oh my!

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As her baking hobby has grown, so has her collection of baking supplies. I have made it clear that I don’t have the space to store all of her supplies in my small kitchen. We have kept all of her baking supplies in her room, but it has been difficult to keep everything organized and carry it all downstairs when it comes time to bake. That is…until now.

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I found the perfect solution to her needs while shopping at Michaels craft store. They carry the Creatives Options organization line and it was exactly what I needed. I desired a system that was portable and that would fit a variety of baking items, large and small. It needed to fit measuring cups & spoons, cupcake liners, cake pop sticks, piping bags, piping tips & more. We also needed storage for some of  her larger cake pans. I picked up both the Creative Options Large Rack & the Creative Options Project Box at Michaels, which I knew would fit all of her supplies, big and small.

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The Creative Options Rack comes with individual organizers that have adjustable dividers that worked great to give each little pastry tip a home of their own. I kept the dividers out of middle organizer to store cupcake liners. The individual organizers slide easily into the rack, and there is more great storage at the top of the rack under the lid.

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When I showed her the Creatives Options Large Rack organization system with all of her supplies organized, her eyes lit up, and she loved it! Having a little compartment for each size piping tip was her favorite part.

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She loved that the Creatives Options organization system is portable, so she can easily carry it up and down the stairs from her room to the kitchen. She can even take it to Grandma’s house to bake with her cousin during sleepovers!

It fits perfectly in her room and even matches the decor. It is the perfect system!

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Here are a few other organizing tip ideas for you, using the Creative Options Organization Rack:

Crafts–the obvious

Home Office Supplies

Makeup Storage

Hair bows, brushes, elastics, & headbands

Organizing receipts & coupons

Pantry Storage

Playroom Storage –for all those small toys like cars, doll clothes, dress up supplies

Jewelry

Under the Bathroom Sink

Garage Organization — nuts, bolts, zip ties

Garden Organization — seed packs, plant markers, garden hose attachments


What about you?

Do you have any favorite organizing tips for me?

What would you use the system for?

Keep an eye out for the upcoming post featuring the recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache filling and Nutella Buttercream!


 

 

 

ANTI-PROCRASTINATION

Anti-Procrastination Weekly Plan

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We had a wonderful 4th of July, how about you? I didn’t capture much of it digitally because my phone was stolen last week, which was a very sad day. The cops traced it to an apartment complex, but were unable to locate it.

It has been interesting to be less connected. I’m going to enjoy it while I can, although a new/used phone came in the mail today thanks to my husband and Gazelle, and will be up and running soon. I am thankful.

Construction continues this week on the outside of our home, but the hammering and saws are quieter as it is time to paint! I’m excited to see the finished product.  I will be snapping some before and afters, and posting updates on Snapchat. You can follow me there if you’d like! Snapchat Username: newnostalgia

 

Weekly Goals

Meal Plan — grocery list +5 meals

Rescue My Home — dust, sweep, vacuum, mop, bathrooms

Dates — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

Do a Pin — Peach Freezer Jam

 

Daily To-Do

Spiritual –journal, Scripture, pray, meditate

Move Body–walk, yoga or strength training

Hydrate + Nutrients –greens & berries, vitamins, water

One Full Load — dishwasher & laundry

Cleaning, Clutter & Computer Zones — living room, stairs, & inbox

 

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Specific Goals

Finish reading Eight Twenty Eight

Start reading Wild and Free

Call window specialists for estimate

Set up new phone

Eat up box of beautiful Georgia peaches!

 

Recipes To Make

Brown Sugar Baked Peaches

Chicken Fried Rice

Cashew Cheese Nacho Dip

Company Pasta

Crockpot Meatballs

 

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

What are you wanting to get done this week?

What recipes are you planning on making?

Are you on Pinterest? Share a favorite pin you want to accomplish.

 

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