This Weeks Goals {February 14th}

So where were we? Germs. Oh yes, the kind that keep on giving.
Now that both boy’s haveyck7boxce.jpeg been sick they have lovingly passed it back to me.  Seriously, I am over it already.  Hoping that some heavy doses of vitamin c, hot lemon tea, and getting some extra z’s will do the trick.  On a bright note the polar blast we were hit with seems to be over.  Thank goodness!
Last weeks to do list:
  • Finish up Valentines for school.  I am waiting for further information from my son’s teacher.  Some classes you may write the children’s names on them and some say no.  Just not certain which is the case for my kindergartener.  Success.! My son loved exchanging Valentine’s with his classmates. 
  • Go through that box of documents/papers. Done, yay!  I found those gift cards which was a bonus and motivation to go through another box.
  • Organize coupon inserts.  (I don’t do a lot of paper couponing these days, but I hold on to them for the occasional great deal.) I recycled all the outdated inserts and removed pet coupons we would not use.  Then I wrote the date of the insert on the front in sharpie so I could find it easier. 
  • Take a peek at some baby clothes I found in a box downstairs.  Figure out if there is anything I can consign.  Pass on other items I know family members can use.  Didn’t get to this one….
  • Start to set up inventory system for pantry and write a post about it.  If it ever stops snowing and the kids get back to school……Almost doneHoping to find an hour this week to finish up.
  • Spend some time in each room cleaning and decluttering a little.  Boy the house sure got a little out of sorts last week!  My husband helped me out with this.  So very thankful!
This weeks to do list:
  • Go through two bins of books and papers in my son’s room.  Every night we put the books we read that day in a bin so I can rotate them.  The bin is pretty full.  The other bin holds drawings and his Highlights magazines (a gift from Grandma.)  I just want to sort this out and see if there are any items we could recycle.
  • Box up some of the board books in both son’s rooms to pass on to others.  We’ve outgrown them now but many are still in excellent condition.
  • Add some more books to my request list at the library after checking with my mom to see if she has any of the books I want to read.  The request list at the library can be quite lengthy for popular titles.
  • Condense some all of my Advent Calendar items from 2 boxes into 1 bin.  I have lots of leftover crafts and activities as well as games and trinkets we use from year to year.  I want to make sure it all stays together.
  • Maintain my sanity.  Seriously- it is February school break this week and I just want to make it out with my sanity intact.  I think this may require wine and some chocolate just in case.
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This Weeks Goals { February 7 }

yck7boxce.jpegWhat a week last week turned out to be.  My husband went away to a conference for several days and my 5 year old got sick.  Add in a snowstorm and boom you have one busy mommy!  Between shoveling and playing nurse it is a wonder I was able to keep up with anything.

I will admit that I dislike the feeling of not crossing everything on my list off.  I suppose most of you feel the same. Onward and upward right?!

 

Last weeks to do list:

  • Get caught up on laundry.  Seriously, it looks like a clothing factory exploded here.  While I’ve been sick I did the laundry but it never got put away. I have tamed the laundry beast!
  • Go through that box of documents/papers.
  • Shop for supplies for two craft projects. I had hoped to get this off my list today.  Unfortunately we are in the midst of another snowstorm that has cancelled school and will bring 8 more inches. I am going to take this off the list and move on to something else.
  • Earn some Swagbucks.  I’ve been slacking off on this and I my wish list on Amazon is getting bigger. Time to earn some gift cards. I did SB a few times this week.  I need to make it part of my daily routine. 
  • Make sure to use Ibotta, Checkout 51, and Savingstar after shopping. I think these apps are great but it is a bit of a pain. I really wish I could just link all my loyalty cards to these apps. I strongly dislike taking pictures of receipts. I did this all week and earned some money back from each.  I am getting closer to being able to cash out on each app.  Once I do I plan to add the money to my Christmas fund.
  • Make some banana bread for a snack and to send with my husband to work. I also will make some banana strawberry ice cream. I have a bunch of bananas and strawberries in the freezer.  They will be making lots of appearances over the next few weeks. I made 4 small loaves.  My 5 year old ate a loaf by himself! 
  • Start to set up my inventory system for my pantry and write a post about it. Adding this on to this weeks list.
This weeks to do list:
  • Finish up Valentines for school.  I am waiting for further information from my son’s teacher.  Some classes you may write the children’s names on them and some say no.  Just not certain which is the case for my kindergartener.
  • Go through that box of documents/papers.
  • Organize coupon inserts.  (I don’t do a lot of paper couponing these days, but I hold on to them for the occasional great deal.)
  • Take a peek at some baby clothes I found in a box downstairs.  Figure out if there is anything I can consign.  Pass on other items I know family members can use.
  • Start to set up inventory system for pantry and write a post about it.  If it ever stops snowing and the kids get back to school……
  • Spend some time in each room cleaning and decluttering a little.  Boy the house sure got a little out of sorts last week!
What are your plans for this week?

This Weeks Goals { January 31 }

Here is last’s weeks to do list:
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* My husband put together new shelving for the basement storage area.  This is to hold my extra pantry items which now need to be organized.  Identify holes and make a list of items to purchase.  Done! You can check out my pantry plan here.

* Start working on the kid’s Valentines for schoolI cut out the bookmarks and punched holes. Now we need to decorate.

*Work out final budget for FebruaryDone, ugh.

*Go through a box of paper/documents that have accumulated. Didn’t get to this.

*Shop for supplies for two craft projects.  Not done. Just didn’t feel up to it.

*Make some meals for the freezerDone! I made mac and cheese as well as taco meat, sloppy joes, and meatloaf.  I also made 3 dozen muffins.

*Price out some of the items I was purchasing at Sam’s when I go to other stores.  I need to figure out where I can get the most bang for my buck.  In progress. I checked out the price of ground beef, cheese, and juice at one store.

This weeks to do list:

  • Get caught up on laundry.  Seriously, it looks like a clothing factory exploded here.  While I’ve been sick I did the laundry but it never got put away.
  • Go through that box of documents/papers.
  • Shop for supplies for two craft projects.
  • Earn some Swagbucks.  I’ve been slacking off on this and I my wish list on Amazon is getting bigger. Time to earn some gift cards.
  • Make sure to use Ibotta, Checkout 51, and Savingstar after shopping. I think these apps are great but it is a bit of a pain. I really wish I could just link all my loyalty cards to these apps. I strongly dislike taking pictures of receipts.
  • Make some banana bread for a snack and to send with my husband to work. I also will make some banana strawberry ice cream. I have a bunch of bananas and strawberries in the freezer.  They will be making lots of appearances over the next few weeks.
  • Start to set up my inventory system for my pantry and write a post about it.
What is everyone else up to? Have a wonderful week!

This Weeks Goals {January 24}

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I couldn’t resist getting this donut this morning. They are my weakness!

Over the weekend we had 9 inches of snow fall.  This isn’t really all that much to us New Englanders, but seeing the effect the storm had on other parts of the country certainly was food for thought.  I need to think about some holes in my pantry and how we could possibly add a little more to our car emergency kits.  Of course we need to do it all within budget.

Last week I found out all three Sam’s Club stores in our area are closing.   This is a big deal. I have been shopping there for some time and the closing will directly affect my grocery and gas budgets.  I am really bummed out about this. Probably more than I should be, but to be truthful I got used to shopping there. I am sort of dreading having to find new sources for those items I would purchase there as a rule. I have no choice though so I just need to stop whining, lol!

This week I have lots I want to accomplish.  Unfortunately the doctor told me that I would not likely feel better for another week or so. This certainly puts a damper on things now doesn’t it! I am going to make my list anyway and just take it on day at a time.

* My husband put together new shelving for the basement storage area.  This is to hold my extra pantry items which now need to be organized.  Identify holes and make a list of items to purchase.

* Start working on the kid’s Valentines for school.

*Work out final budget for February.

*Go through a box of paper/documents that have accumulated.

*Shop for supplies for two craft projects.

*Make some meals for the freezer.

*Price out some of the items I was purchasing at Sam’s when I go to other stores.  I need to figure out where I can get the most bang for my buck.

Happy Monday everyone!