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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Those Three Dreaded Words . . .

If you are married or have kids, you likely know what they are.  In my house, if I don’t start cooking dinners regularly soon, I think my husband is going to send me back to work- yikes!  Apparently, in the job description of stay-at-home-mom is “prepare nightly dinners.”  I have just had a hard time getting to the grocery store with James in tow, so it was Chinese takeout for us on Wednesday and then leftovers on Thursday.  Truth be told, I like cooking, but I love reading cookbooks and eating dessert more.  Shhh, don’t tell! 

Time to break out my trusty friends . . .

Letters, Necklaces 032  And 30 minutes later . . .

Letters, Necklaces 034Since I have an affinity for pretty paper and organization, the grocery list is one of those pre-printed pads by Real Simple, sold at Target.  Love it.  And that orange book on the right, that’s my “Mom Agenda”.  You see, I needed a Mom Agenda because my days are sooooo busy now (cut to image of me lying on the floor playing “roll over” with James, rocking him to sleep before naptimes, and being generally smitten with everything he does). 

Really, I just loved the organizer.  It’s sleek, stylish and best of all functional.  I love mine in orange- they call it tangerine.

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Planner 001

The one I got is specifically designed for moms (and has a special place for, ahem, dinner planning) but they have regular, personal planners too.    Planner 002

*I had planned to post some pics of James’ nursery this week but there are a couple of things I didn’t get accomplished (remember the image of me on the floor?) that I want to finish before I share.  So, I promise to share next week:)  Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Haha, totally understand the whole dinner thing! Sometimes I go grocery shopping at night after she goes to bed too just because it's hard to take them with you. And I just say to Randy now if it's a Wednesday or a Saturday night "hey if the guys go eat at church you should just go with them!" It works well. :) Also when he asks what's for dinner and I say "I don't know yet, something with ground beef" (because that is what I thawed), that seems to work too and get me off the hook. :)

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  2. I love your Mommy agenda! I'm totally like you...I love the pretty organizing papers & stuff, but would spend more time planning & reading cookbooks than shopping & cooking...although I love that too, just a bit hard with 3 little boys :)

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  3. Looks like a great system! I wish we had Target here. I have been using an iPhone app for menu planning, but so far don't like it very well. I'd like to see a month at a glance, but no... I'll have to keep checking around. :)

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  4. I'm not a big cooking fan either. I found all sorts of yummy recipes but when it comes to the actual cooking...well...lol

    Love the orange planner! xo

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