Sometimes meal planning can be such a hassle. I used to wonder where to start. What would I be in the mood for? What would it cost this time? What do I already have that I can use? Should I try something new or just do something I’m familiar with? Easy or elaborate? Then I started a system that has made meal planning much less time consuming and more predictable–enabling me to use less brain power on it! Here’s one way you can make meal planning less of a headache. Read More →

Happy Monday, Readers! I have had the house to myself all day because my husband had an overnight trip out of town. To begin with, I was a little bummed about hanging out by myself, but then I decided I really wanted to channel that time into not just some quality me-time, but also into something productive. Read More →

Instead of buying junk food at the store, I always try to bake something every Monday for us to snack on all week. It might be as simple as a pan of brownies or as creative as tiny homemade apple pies (with pie crust made from scratch, mmm). Even though baked desserts aren’t good for you, making them at home instead of buying packaged snacks is a better alternative because there are less ingredients and preservatives.Read More →