Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New You!!

So I know we are only two days in, but its never too early to check your progress on your New You resolutions. I don't think this technically counts as it was New Year's Eve, but my last shopping trip of the year was not a successful one. My brother is a butcher at a local grocery store and we were having a large group of people over. So he was preparing a prime rib roast for me to pick up. I knew I had to get it early in the day to allow for prepping and cooking it in time for dinner. But when your three year old is asking you to crawl in your bed with her and watch her new Tinkerbell movie she got for Christmas it can be difficult to resist. So I got out a little later than I had wanted. We got there and I realized I had forgotten all of my coupons. So I had to decide do I buy what I had planned to buy even though I didn't have my coupons, change my plans for the meal, or go home and go to another store to finish my shopping. I decided to proceed with most of my plans even though I didn't have my coupons. Sometimes you have to weigh what is worth more, the money or your sanity? So we proceeded with our shopping trip and checked out. I got everything loaded up in the car and realized that the cashier didn't give me my cash back. I had to unload my daughter and go back into the store. I had really hoped to get my daughter to take a nice long nap as we wanted her to stay up until midnight. She fell asleep in the car on the way home, but had an accident and woke up. There was no getting her back to sleep. I unpacked my groceries and had planned out my prepping based on the cooking time my brother gave me for the roast. So now three hours later we pull out the roast and he begins to carve it, and its not done. I pretty much had a meltdown. But I did my best to pull it together as we had a house full of people and put it back in. We finally ate dinner around 9 o'clock and the kids did make it to midnight. In the end we had a blast playing Just Dance on the Wii with our friends and toasting to the New Year. Although goals our great to have, sometimes being too hard on yourself to follow them can be worse. How have you been doing on your New You resolutions?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Don't let things, or people, get in the way

Yesterday I posted about my plans to make some changes in myself in the New Year. One of the big things I want to continue to improve on is being a good mother and my treatment of others. It was a good day yesterday, I was feeling positive and optimistic and then someone has to come along and disrupt that. Well one person in particular, my mother. We live 5 minutes away from each other and she has helped us by watching our daughter, but we don't have a great relationship. And it seems no matter how hard I try to be calm and talk about things with her without getting upset, it doesn't keep her from upsetting me. But I think the only way you can improve yourself, is by accepting the things that you can't change or have no control over. As long as I can be proud of the way I acted then that is enough. What obstacles do you have in completing your New You resolutions?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New You Resolution...that's not a typo

I started this blog earlier this year with all these grand ideas, that never quite panned out. You know with the husband, and the two year old and the full time job it was hard to stay on track. But as the impending New Year is quickly approaching I've been thinking a lot about what it is I want to change about myself and my life. So I've decided to make a few "New You" resolutions as I've never really been one for New Year resolutions, and really who is?! So here are a couple of things I would like to improve upon in the New Year:

1. Eliminate our credit card debt - I have already started trying to manage our finances better and create a better budget
2. Plan meals in advance - No matter how hard I try I always end up with no time left on the weekends to plan the week's meals. But I am going to make this a top priority
3. Read more - I used to read all of the time especially when I rode the bus to work, but I don't as much anymore. My parents bought me a Literati E Reader for Christmas and I'm hoping that will help me get in some more reading.

These are just a few things I would like to work on, so please join me as I start the New Year fresh. Do you have any "New You" resolutions? Any tips or ideas how I can be successful?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza for $6.00

Doesn't this recipe sound delicious? And how easy to cook it on the grill, perfect for summer. Thanks to Erin at $5 Dollar Dinners, where she serves up dinner for her family of 4 for $5 or less.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Free Mascara, Sandwiches, Lip Gloss & More

Check out Red Plum's Freebies for this week. This week's freebies are an odd grouping: a tube of luxe mascara, a full-sized bottle of shampoo, free sandwiches for the kiddos, a fab new lip gloss and a free 8 X 10 canvas made from one of your own photos...Get the Free Stuff »

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Get the Skinny on new Pampers Cruisers

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