DIY weekly menu planner (and a free printable!)

DIY weekly menu plan

DIY dry erase weekly menu planner (with free printable)Every January I have the urge to deep clean my house from top to bottom, to buy one of everything at the Container Store, and to organize every single thing in my life from our closets to our schedule. Somehow, miraculously, it actually feels like I am making some headway this year.

DIY weekly menu planner (with free printable)Part of this progress is being back on the menu planning wagon- every time I menu plan, I remember why I love it so much. Not only is it great for our budget, it makes the four o’clock hour (usually accompanied by dread and some aimless fridge sifting) so much less stressful.

DIY weekly menu planner (free printable included)This weekly menu planner is such an easy DIY project- just print out and frame the weekly menu plan. The glass of the frame works like a dry erase board- easy to change from week to week.

DIY weekly menu planWhat are your go-to strategies for making your life run more smoothly and feel more organized?

more freezer crockpot recipes

Overwhelmed by the idea of cooking from scratch every night? You don’t have to be! With one afternoon, a little planning, and some chopping, you’ll have a whole lineup of yummy dinners ready to pop into the crockpot or oven whenever you’re ready. Head on over to kojodesigns to get all the recipes.

Well, friends, I am pretty excited about today’s post. Mostly, I’m excited that I finally got another round of Freezer Crockpot Cooking finished (you might remember that freezer cooking and make-ahead meals have been absolutely revolutionary for this busy mama). I love making dinners for our family, and at the same time, love having the […]

a project a week for 2013

a project a week for 2013

You might’ve noticed last post (or in some other gushing-about-my-love-for-making-list-post along the way) that I love making lists and getting organized. I also love New Year’s for the push to do just that. I also have a really unfinished house. I feel like we’ve spent the last four months making our new house into a […]

the ultimate lego table

lego table with magnetic side strips (how to)

Our lego fanatic (aka Burke) had a Lego Table on his Christmas wishlist. Of course, they are $150 (and totally DIYable), so we decided to make one ourselves instead. Making the Lego table itself is pretty self explanatory- assemble a small table (we got a white IKEA Lack table for $8), gorilla glue four Lego […]

freezer crockpot cooking (round 2)- ten dinners, just one prep

Overwhelmed by the idea of cooking from scratch every night? You don’t have to be! With one afternoon, a little planning, and some chopping, you’ll have a whole lineup of yummy dinners ready to pop into the crockpot or oven whenever you’re ready. Head on over to kojodesigns to get all the recipes.

I know that this will sound silly, but this freezer crockpot stuff feels absolutely revolutionary to me. Part of it, I’m sure, is that I count on naptime to ‘work’ (sew, create, blog), which always makes dinnertime sneak up on me. But having something already-prepped to put in the crockpot in the morning feels… well, […]

getting organized- a whole month’s worth of dinners with crock pot meals

Overwhelmed by the idea of cooking from scratch every night? You don’t have to be! With one afternoon, a little planning, and some chopping, you’ll have a whole lineup of yummy dinners ready to pop into the crockpot or oven whenever you’re ready. Head on over to kojodesigns to get all the recipes

I have to admit, I am a little bit overwhelmed right now. May is normally a busy month for us. Add in graduation, a couple of giant parties and getting ready for our Dubai-Greece-Turkey graduation trip, and life feels, well, overwhelming. I need to get organized. First stop on my “Get Organized” agenda- figure out […]