Weekly Meal Plan!



Hiii! Hows this meal planning thing working out for you? Are you using it, loving it, hating it? I want to know what you think and what kind of dinners you’re looking for!

Here is the plan for next week! MG_2763-682x1024 Hoisin Lime Pork Lettuce Wraps

These are always a hit, we’ve had them lots and they’re so good!

ancho-turkey-chili-92 Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

This is one of the yummiest and most comforting chilis! I tend to tone down the heat, just because I have little kids eating it, but you don’t have to of course! Oh and I sub the farro for barley, no particular reason for that, I just do. This is fantastic though, you’ll love it!

Thai-Peanut-Chicken-and-Pumpkin-Curry-w-Sticky-Pomegranate-Rice.-11 Thai Peanut Chicken and Pumpkin Curry

Can’t wait to try this! Pumpkin and curry sound like a match made in heaven!

Crock-Pot-Balsamic-Beef-Sandwiches-with-Blue-Cheese-Crispy-Shallots-and-Easy-Au-Jus-iowagirleats-13_mini Crockpot Balsamic Beef Sandwiches

After having these pot roast sandwiches last week and salivating over them, I just know that we’re going to love these ones!

potroast Perfect Pot Roast

It really is. I’ve been making it this exact way for years, with the exact same method and it comes out so fantastic, every.single.time. Of course it is the pioneer woman after all…

IMG_9848edit One Pot Pasta

I haven’t hopped in this train yet, but the one-pot meals are taking off, and Im curious to see what it’s all about, can’t wait to try it out!

Obsessing Over!

IMG_4979trader joe’s cookie butter cups

I bought these as a bribe to my kids, after a long, rainy, day of shopping, running errands, and them being super patient with me, when I told them we had one more store to go to, because mommy needed wine, ;) and my three year old groaned, I said I would buy him a treat. Don’t judge. I will fully admit that I am in no way above bribing my children to sit still in a store. But now I try to hide these all for myself. LOVE.

IMG_4976jessica simpson booties

These are so much better in real life. a) they’re crazy-comfy. b) they have a chunky heel, without looking all 90′s on me, so I can actually wear them while carrying my kids around. c) they’re cute and they’re black, which is pretty much my requirement for winter shoes. I’d live in these if I could, I love them so much, and they look so good when they’re on.

IMG_4977tarte amazonian blushes

These are my favorite. I think I talked about them last year, but I’ve completely transferred from my favorite summer shade from benefit, back to these two tarte shades and they’re just so absolutely gorgeous, plus they last all day-which is a huge plus for me. Ain’t nobody, (especially with kids) got time for reapplying makeup. these shades are gorgeous. highly recommend. (blushing bride and exposed are the names!)


I’ve been reading a crazy amount of books lately. Something about the cool air and snuggling up under a blanket. I’d read 24/7, no joke, if I could. My recent favorites are the The Edge of Never and The Edge of AlwaysWhile I felt the second book, wasn’t necessary, it didn’t change how much these books inspired and changed me. I can’t put it into words, but if you read my most recent happy hour post, then you know I’ve been searching for something. These books changed my life. And no, I’m not being melodramatic.

Unlit Staris also a game-changer. I didn’t even know what to do with myself after reading that book. I bawled my eyes out, like ugly cried for no less than an hour after that book ended. It was so beautifully written, so heartbreaking while simultaneously being heartwarming, it was so inspring, and it really taught some great lessons about not taking a damn thing for granted and not wasting any time in this short life we get.

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this article.

how to become the person you want to be… I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve read this article. It’s a had a permanent place in my tabs on my browser for the last week, I never close it out and I keep re-reading it. It’s such a perfectly written article, not just about being who you want, but about doing what it takes to make yourself happy. It might sound selfish, but I’m kind of a believer that you need to put yourself first, because if you’re not happy, if you don’t take care of yourself, than you’re not good for the people around you..but I digress. That article, it’s perfect. To me.

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I’m going back next week. I’m sooo excited! I’ve missed everyone, and when it gets around the holidays, my homesickness hits with a vengeance. This was a last minute decision, even though I’ve been thinking about it for awhile, I finally decided I needed to go back this past weekend, and now I am so stoked. I can’t wait to see everyone, even if my to-do list for the next four days is a mile long.


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