7QTS: Random Life Updates

While I’d love to knock out a couple thoughtful, in-depth posts about life right now, I just can’t seem to make it happen. So I thought I’d link up with Kelly and give you a random, abbreviated look into our life right now.

  1.  Monster
    • It is so hard to believe that he’s going to be 5 next month! He’ll start Kindergarten in the Fall. Crazy!
    • Last week he told me that he didn’t want to go to Kindergarten. When I asked him why he said “At preschool they told us you have to sit still and be quiet for a long time at Kindergarten. I don’t think I’d like to do that, so how about you just homeschool me?”
    • He has gotten much better at playing with the sisters (most of the time!). It probably helps that they can run and climb now, and that he is one of their favorite people.
    • He has also taken an interest in learning how to write now. He can write his name and lately has been asking how to spell at lot of things. I am SO excited for this stage!!
  2. Miss A
    • This little lady loves her brother. Every morning when she wakes up the first thing she wants to do is give him a hug. And if Monster and Miss J aren’t up she wants to wake them up.
    • She loves to fight with her sister though. She will often bite Miss J if she has a toy that she wants. We’re working on breaking this habit but it’s taking way longer than we’d like, unfortunately.
  3. Miss J
    • This little lady loves to babble. We think she’s going to be a taker like her brother once she starts saying more words.
    • She also loves to tuck her teddy bears into bed…blanket and all. It’s so cute!
  4. Homestead
    • We are hoping to move closer to Handyman Husband’s workplace when our lease here is up. So we’ve been making more of an effort to declutter. We’ve got several bags and boxes ready to donate, with more to come. It feels so great to be getting rid of stuff! This is something we’ve been meaning to do forever, but having a potential upcoming move is really helping to keep us motivated!
    • I’ve been trying to develop a meal plan to make life a little less stressful and maybe reduce our weekly grocery bill as well. It is taking longer than I thought it would. I’m finding that “one pot” recipes work best for with our lifestyle right now. Probably by the time I get it hammered out it’ll be summer and time for a new set of recipes! Got any favorite “one pot” recipes you’d like to share?
  5. Crafts
    • I’m currently riding a high from completing Monster’s R2D2 hat in a relatively short time frame (despite the fact that he is still only wearing it under duress)!
    • So of course I’m adding more crochet/knit projects to my “to do” list for the year. Because I’m ridiculous like that.
    • I also want to learn calligraphy/hand-lettering (not sure if there is a difference between the two)? I’m always trying to come up with a “skill set” that I could turn into a small side business. Still looking for my niche. :/
  6. Links
  7. Boxed
    • Have you heard of Boxed.com? It’s a bulk dry goods retail site. We’ve used it a couple times since our move and I LOVE it! We have a Costco membership, but our nearest Costco now is 40 minutes a way. Not the end of the world by any means, but we’ve definitely been making our trips there fewer and farther between. Boxed has similar dry goods that we get at Costco and they deliver right to your door! I’ll take that any day! Especially if it frees up space in the car for more product/refrigerated/freezer items when we make our Costco trips. Orders over $50 ship for free and you usually get it within 2-3 days of placing your order. There is no membership fee to order. If you use my code (B75CW) you’ll get $10 off your first order. (Disclaimer: I will receive some Boxed.com credit if you use my code. Boxed did not ask me to review/advertise their service – it’s just something I’ve found beneficial and wanted to pass along.)

4 thoughts on “7QTS: Random Life Updates

  1. Not sure how picky your kids are, but 2 of my easier Crockpot recipes are:
    Small-ish pork loin in the pot, can add pepper and garlic powder, sprinkle over 1/2 to 1 envelope packet of dry onion soup mix and 1 envelope packet of brown gravy mix. Add some water. Cook low all day. Makes a yummy light gravy for it.
    And beef tips: pack of beef stew meat cubes, 2 cans of GOLDEN mushroom soup, and 1 can of take your pick: cheddar cheese, cream of mushroom, or French onion soup. Cook on low all day and serve over rice or noodles.

    “All day” for me typically means from 7:30 am until I get home after 5:30 pm, then I just switch my pot over to WARM until we are ready to eat.

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