Monday, June 30, 2014

Daily Goals - Monday, June 30th, 2013

     Another night with almost no sleep. Ugh! Around 2am hubby woke me up to help him get the Raccon! Yes we have a sneaky raccon trying to eat my chickens. He got into the coop last night, luckly we scared him away before he could hurt anyone.

Morning walks are so peaceful

Today's Goals
  1. Work - I work from 8am-6pm today. I have my little one with me so it will be a fun day! 
  2. Gardening - I want to mulch the squash. I have to also want to replant some of my zinnias. 
  3. Exercise- I want to take 2 mile walk today. I also would like to do my little ones cheerleading workout with her. 
  4. Cooking- plan this weeks menu. Your going to see a lot of THM meals. 

What are you doing today? Are you getting in the garden? 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Daily Goals - Thursday, June 25, 2014

      Good morning, is Mike and vanilla rough because I overslept. I forgot to set my alarms last night. Oooppps! Luckily the dog is so used taking walks in the morning he woke me up.
     By not being up in time do you give me enough time to finish planning my rosebushes this morning. I guess I'll be doing that tonight. I did get two of them planning yesterday. 

They are waiting for me!
Today's Goals
  1. Work-  today I work from it 8:15 a.m. until 6:15 PM. 
  2. Gardening - plant the rest of my rosebushes. In between the rose brushes plants the wildflowers. 
  3. Gardening - plants my English daisies in the fire pit gardening box. Once the flowers in the box pop up it will look amazing!
  4. Reading - listen to the rest of Mathew in the bible. Also read 2-3 more chapter in THM Book. 

What are you doing today? 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Flower Girl Gifts

     I'm so excited! My Flower Girl Gift came in!! We decide that we are doing a country classic theme. Therefore my Briadmaids are going to pearls as jewelry. The other reason is want them to do pearls is because hubby told me when we first started to date that "when we get married he would buy me a pearl and every year we are married." It was so sweet.

They are here!!!! 

     I was talking to hubby and we thought pearls on the little ones wouldn't looked right. They will be 9 and 6 at the time. I couldn't see them ever wearing them again. I want something they could wear after the wedding. 

The earrings 

    I found these! They are cute. My 12 year old would wear them. The come both necklace and earrings!! I'm so excited.
     I think the girls will look perfected in them! Plus it is a pearl so they will match my briadmaids but in a very cute kid way!  I found this at Light in the Box, they sometimes sponsor my page. 

Daily Goals - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

     Good morning! Busy morning here, learning to myself a little more time to make breakfast in the morning. Plus feed everybody,take the dog for a walk,do the dishes, start the wash, and spent a half hour in the garden, some days I have no idea how to get everything done.
      It was nice this morning then I'm to be up early enough to be able to enjoy breakfast on the deck and look into the garden. Everything is turning yellow so excited!! That means my cucumbers and squash is it going to be here soon Yum. 

I love seeing the yellow!!

Today's goals
  1. Work- I work from 8:15am until 6:15pm today. 
  2. Garden- Today I want to plan my four rosebushes. Also mulch around them! 
  3. Reading- I would like to miss two more chapters in my Trim and Healthy Mama book. 
  4. Family- This week I am helping my mom out by taking care of her bird. Off to her house tonight. 

     I don't have many goals today because it's already been such a busy morning. After getting home feeding my pets going to my parents feeding her pets and then coming home working in the garden I'm not have the energy to do anything else. What are your plans for today? 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Work it off Thursday - I Lost an Inch

     I have been trying so hard to stick to my morning routine. God has been helping by making the morning cool and not rainy. 

     I have been sticking to 3-4 walks a day, my 2 workout challenge (I'm a week behind), watching what I eat, and garden a little a day. Each one of this things should give me a great workout and help me lose the weight. 
     I was shock and disappointed when I got on the scale on Wednesday and gain weight. It was only .2lbs but still it is something and I don't like it. 
     Do I stop and give up? Nope because I have exciting news. I had hubby measure me and I lost a inch! Im so excited. Plus I can walk father with the dog. Therefore I know it's working. 

Wednesday - June 19th, 2014
                         ~ 38inches 

I'm getting there slowly but surely! Little but at a time! How are you doing on your weight lost journey? 

Daily Goals - Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Good morning, I got up before the alarm that's a good thing. I got all the pets feed except the chicks. I decide o old off on the chick until after they are done being outside. I' going to lock up my other chicken again. This tie for a long time. They dug up my garden bed again! 

My Gerber Daisy

Today's Goals
  1. Pets ~ I need to lock up the chicks this morning. I'm so mad they dug up the garden again! I have lost my white pepper plant, and my special tomato plants. This is the 5th tie they dug up this bed.
  2. Work ~ I work from 8am-6pm.
  3. Mother /Daughter time ~ Tonight little one and I are going out to dinner and then hitting the book store. I can't wait!
  4. Research ~ I want to research more on the Tri and Healthy Mama, lifestyle change.
  5. Gardening ~ Plant my banana peppers.
What are you doing today?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Reading - Free Gardening Kindle Books

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Gardening - 6 Weeks After My Last Frost 2014 - Weekly Gardening Goals

     I can't believe we are already one week 6! This spring is flying by. I'm using last year as a help to were I should be this year. I have many transplants to get planted this week. 

My Garden with the pool up 

Weekly Gardening Goals
  1. Cucumbers - I need to train my cucumber to grow up the lattice. 
  2. Tomatoes - plant the rest of my roman, plant my beef tomatoes in garden bed on and plant my cherry tomato in pots. 
  3. Harvest - this week I'm harvesting peas, radish, lettuce, and mulberries 
  4. Garden Pots- I'm need to repot fig trees, cheese tomatoes, mini bell peppers, lemon tree, and a mosquito plant cutting.
  5. Plant - Plant 3 Sister Garden, I'm transplanting my corn and pumpkin and black beans. 

             What are you doing in the garden this week?  

Food Storage/Couponing- Giving Back

     This morning I saw a post on Facebook. Someone is tight and need help with food. I have been there as a single mother (before my amazing hubby), there were day's I couldn't eat because if I did my little one wouldn't. Therefore when I hear that someone needs help, I try all I can do to help. 

My morning conversation 
      Luckily I have my food storage and can throw together a bag or two to help the person get to the next paycheck. By using my coupons, it doesn't kill me to help out. We aren't rich, we are the poor middle class doing what we have to get bye. It makes me happy that we have our food storage just to make one persons life better is a blessing. 

Daily Goals - Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

      It's going to be a hot day! I tried to get most of my stuff done this morning I walked the dog, plant tomato plants, feed the animals, and get lunch and dinner prepped! Plus wash, workout. Then head to work.  

Some of my crazy morning

Today's Goals 
  • Work- I work from 8:10am-6:10pm. Today is the first time in awhile that my little one is coming to work with me. 
  • Shopping - I have to hit bottom dollar today! Last day of the sale! $1.48 for strawberries. 
  • Gardening - plant rest of Roma tomatoes and plant banana peppers in fire pit garden. 
  • Cooking - make dinner and help boss make pulled pork for her daughter's Birthday Party. 

What are you doing today? 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cooking - Meal Plan for 06/16/2014 - 06/22/2014

I love cooking and giving my family a home cooked meal. Here is what we are having this week, what on your menu? 

lunchChef Boyardee- Pasta
lunchRed Pepper
dinnerFrench Fries
lunchPeanut Butter And Jelly
dinnerGrilled Chicken
dinnerMashed Potatos
dinnerMix Veggies
Chicken Salad
lunchRed Pepper
dinnerBeef Tips
lunchTurkey Sandwich
dinnerPork With Gravy In The Crockpot
dinnerEgg Noddles
dinnerSpring Veggies
lunchGrilled Cheese
dinnerGrilled Chicken

Daily Goals - Monday, June 17th, 2014

      Good morning! So many things to do so little time. We found Mr. Frog, Tuesday in the boat. He was so little.  I love seeing new thing in the yard. It means the environment around is becoming healthier.
     This morning was busy but I got a lot done this morning! I put mommy and second batch of bunnies outside. Today is the day they will stay outside all the time! They did great! I also took the dog for a 30 minute walk and we walked farther than every today! After that I planted 4 more tomato plants in the garden and water all my plants! 
Hi Mr. Tree Frog
Daily Goals
  1. Work- I work from 8am-6pm. 
  2. Garden - Plant all my tomato today. I had to buy some tomato plant because the have rain kill most of my plants. 
  3. Workout - today's goals are monthly workout challenges, 5 minutes on the elliptical, walk skipper, then 15 minutes in the pool. 
  4. Kids Knorer - today we are going to work on numbers.
  5. Sleep - I want to be in bed by 10:30. If I want to get in shape, I need to be healthy part of that is sleeping 7-8 hours a day. 
What are you doing today?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Working It Off Thursday - June 12th~19th, 2014 goals!

I need to get Focused on losing the weight. I stop trying, and stop focusing on it. I have 9 months to lose 35 more lbs. That is a little over 3lbs a month. It is do able! Today, I am weighing in at 155lbs and 39 inches around the belly. I' down .2lbs this week!
My challenge for the month
Weekly Goals
  • Thursday
    • Do both challenges
    • walk dog (20min)
  • Friday
    • Do Kiss-Ass April Challenge
    • Move wood ??
    • Gardening (2 hours)
  • Saturday
    • Do Plank Challenge  
    • Garden (1 hour)
    • Walk Skipper
    • Boating??
  • Sunday
    • Do both challenges
  • Monday
    • Do both challenges
    • walk dog (20min)
  • Tuesday
    • Do both challenges
  • Wednesday
    • Do both challenges
    • walk dog (20min)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Daily Goals - Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

It be sooo busy! Here on my little homestead. Every free moment I have, I'm cleaning up hutches or coops. Then in the garden. I'm so behind and lost my tomatoes. This weekend, I'm heading to the nursery to get more tomatoes!

My Mulberries trees!
Today's goals

  • Work- I work from 8am-9pm. It going to be a long day. I will get some one on one time with little man. 
  • Errands- I need to stop at gaint and habit fright for hubby's father day gift. 
  • Coupons- cut organize them. I'm so close to having them done. 
  • Father's Day- have the kids color the gifts. 
  • Cleaning - clean the 2 rabbit hutches and the chicks cage. 

What are you doing today? 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gardening tip - Knowng the differance in sqaush male and female flowers

Thank you for the photo Easy Container Combos: Vegetables & Flowers (Container Gardening Series)   

This photo was one of the best I have seen that helps you know the difference in the flowers. By knowing this information you can help pollinate your garden if you are not getting many squashes. You would take a Qtip and gently place it in the male flower and then put it in the female.
 Personal never had to do this but have read about in it, in over 30% of the gardening books I have read. Have you every had to do this? Let me know

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Daily Goals - Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Today has been a busy day already! I got up and feed everyone. I did 1 of my monthly excerise challenge. Then walked the dog for 20 mins. After that got into the garden and weed for 15mins.

15 minutes of weeding

Today's goals 
  1.  Work- I work today from 8am-6pm. 
  2.  Go to the post office. I have some bills to mail out. One is a pay off!! I'm so excited. 
  3.  Art class and shopping, then lunch at the mall. 
  4.  Cooking - meatballs. 
  5.  Exercise- hubby and I are going to weigh ourself and do our monthly challenge together. Then 10 on the  elliptical. 

What are you doing today? 

Monday, June 2, 2014

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Daily Goals - Monday, June 2nd, 2014

What a weekend!!! We were so busy, but we got a lot done. We put up the swing set, the pool, worked in the gardening, went to a concert, cleaned the house, and had the family over for a picinic! I love thoughs weekends! How was your weekend? 

The view from my deck!

Today's Goals
  1.  Church - I am running the coupon meeting this morning! So exciting!!
  2. Church- the sisters are coming over for dinner! I have to figure out what I'm making. 
  3. Gardening- I want to get the rest of the seeds around the garden bed pulled and plant around it. 
  4. Work on planting the corn, squash and black beans. 
  5. Do today's clean list. 

I have a lot I want to get done today. I has a wonderful weekend but it went so fast!