Sunday, August 23, 2009

3 words



This post has nothing to do with my 3 words except to mention and thank T for giving me a bead to add to my Pandora. I was going to wait to get Hannah started on her bracelet in December when she turns 13 years old. Buuuut when my mom was here she was sporting her Pandora and so was my niece Lillian, so Oma got Hannah started a little early.

Soon as summer break ends it is "GAME ON!" All three of my kids head back to school this week. I am kind of sorta looking forward to some routine around here...kind of:) I am going to try preparing parts of my meals for the week to help save prep time. This weekend I did a menu and checked to be sure I had everything I needed then headed to the grocery store with my list and coupons ( I suck at using coupons. I did save a whopping $5 today tho) Also I usually don't shop with a list. I buy the same stuff every week...but this week with my list I spent $70 dollars less! Ok...then I went to costco and spent the $70 I didn't spend at the grocery store, but I won't have to go back to costco for 2 weeks. I am trying to keep our food bill to what you would pay monthly for a small used car, but it is hard! I don't have time to go store to store and well I try to use the coupons, but usually there aren't any coupons for what I need anyway. I do have to admit that going with a list helped.

Once school starts the running from place to place starts. Thankfully the only person I have to run to practice in the fall is Hannah. Unfortunately Hannah will have soccer games Saturdays and Sundays and Ben will have lacrosse on Saturday and Sundays. I am dying to find out how my housework is going to get done and who the heck will be going to the grocery store!

Happy Back To School!

10 comments:

HuluMama said...

Very cute!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I LOVE pandora.. Nick got me one when I had surgery.. I need to get there and get TONS more.. my braclet has issues.. Needs FILLED..
Have a great week..

a Tonggu Momma said...

Love the bracelet... as for back to school, we have the same plans. I'll be cooking quite a bit this week and freezing lots of it. The Tongginator starts kindergarten this week. It's all day, five days a week, which will be quite a shock for both of us, I think.

Suzie said...

Love the Pandora!! I was just looking at them today and thinking it was time for me to get one.

Pug Mama said...

I so need to do the list thang. for real. I spend so much in the grocery store every week.
All I do is run the kids around - everyday of the week and the weekend also. sucks.

simply t said...

The list helps save money and time! I plan a menu and I swear it knocks a ton off my grocery bill, well maybe not a ton...but I'm working on it.

We are back to school tomorrow and I just know that 6:30 alarm is going to kick my ass.

Susan said...

That is cool --about your bracelets!
Good luck with all the running. :)

Anonymous said...

Stick to your list & cook as much as you can on the weekends. I try & shop thurs or Friday night so the I can cook on Sat & Sun. I'm not sure when you are going to clean....Maybe its time for a cleaning lady. It make a world of difference. I have Lea coming 2 times a month starting in Sept. because I felt every week was too much. I'll keep you posted. Also get the cookbook Dream Dinners or Don't Panic Dinner's in the freezer. It really helps!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

We spend WAY to much at the grocery too.. and, I always get the same ole' stuff. My sister started making a 12 week meal plan and then buying only what she needed for those meals each week and let me tell you.. she says she saves a BUNCH. I just need to get motivated to make out the meal plan. she sent me hers but I don't necessarily like her food choices. guess I could use it for a template though.. :0)

Love your bracelets. I know nothing about Pandora bracelets. I might have to do a little research and jump on the band wagon :0)

Anonymous said...

Wished I loved closer and I could help you since my social life is at a standstill...

Have a great school year and don't let anyone hold you back on something you do so well...
I am proud of you....Love you mom