Monthly Archives: August 2017

Currently July…

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It is time for another Currently post! Where has another month gone? It was a super busy middle of summer month, so I didn’t do everything on the list this month. We’ll see how we do in August!

Reading: I actually didn’t finish any books this month. I didn’t have anything to hand that captured my attention and insisted that I finish reading it. I did read with my daughter a lot and we listened to “The Princess Academy” together and finished it.

 

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Planning: Back to school of course!  We didn’t need a lot of supplies this year, but the Princess grew a ton, so new clothes were in order and finding deals and fun outfits has been a fun project.

 

 

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A new dress!! with pockets of course!

 

Watching: Covert Affairs–I guess TV was more relaxing then reading this month. I think I finished all 5 seasons.

Cooking: Food with berries! Berries are in season, they are delicious, I have lots in my freezer 😀

Eating: Ice cream–when I can! It’s so hot!

Drinking: Smoothies! I discovered adding some almond butter into my morning smoothie and some gelatin will keep me full all morning.

Pinning: more planner ideas–I just love decorating with stickers and washi tape, so I’m always considering more ideas!

Crafting: of course decorating my planner, but I also branched out a bit and scrapbooked some cards!

Going: Crazy–keeping a child busy throughout the whole summer is no joke.

Loving: All the back to school deals! I LOVE pens and paper!

Dreaming: of a place with no drama–a girl can dream right?

Feeling: Hot –or wet. Usually wet because I’m so hot. July in Florida is no joke people.

Listening: To aforementioned book on audible… the only way to consume lots of fun books with the Princess this summer!

Celebrating: We celebrated the 4th of July of course! We usually celebrate holidays by cleaning something, but at this point I can’t remember what that was.

What were you up to in July? Hopefully lots of fun stuff!

 

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Menu Plan Monday, August 14

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It’s our first full week of school this week! I can’t believe we’re already back in the swing of things, but I’m also glad. We only had a little over two months this summer, but towards the end — well we can just say that we weren’t wanting to do anything except melt into the carpet. It is pretty hot here in Florida and it isn’t likely to get cooler for months, so time to get some of those 180 days out of the way!

 

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Blueberry Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

 

 

My grocery budget has evaporated almost completely already this month, so I’m getting creative with what I have in my pantry and freezer! I have plenty, so time to make use of it!

Breakfasts:

Breakfast has gotten to be a ticklish subject, but thankfully I remember French toast sticks and the princess has been eating those down pretty much everyday. I’m very thankful.

Toddler French Toast Sticks –of course I used gluten free bread and almond milk. I love that it has pumpkin in it! Extra veggies without a fuss!

Blueberry Pumpkin Muffin Bars–it might be a bit early for fall, but I don’t care! These bars are AMAZING!

Lunches:

For me: I made this strange hamburger helper that was amazingly delicious, but no one else liked it. To bad for them! It has lentil noodles and a couple of veggies so I’m going to be eating that and leftovers and any other days left I will have a bacon sandwich on grain free bread.

Princess: decided to start the school year off with bacon sandwiches. Of course. And after a bit of attitude adjusting she chose green beans as her veggie.

Dinner:

Chicken salad on lettuce or spinach

Pan seared Ahi tuna, zoodles, and coleslaw: do you know the Princess actually ate zucchini in noodle form last week? This is the person who refuses to eat any veggie that isn’t corn this summer. Of course we are having them again!!

pancakes–from Against All Grain’s Celebration Cookbook

Italian sausage with apples, onions and saurkraut

Steak chef salad

Sticky chicken with mashed potatoes and veggies

Leftovers (or soup or a snack supper)

Pizza: I’m not sure how I’m going to do pizza–the last few weeks have either been daiya pizza at the last minute, comfort food after a tough week (chicken, green beans, and rice!) or whatever I can scrap together that doesn’t feel like cooking. So we’ll see what happens Friday.

Snack: I’m hoping to make these Turmeric Bites. Just not sure if I have all the ingredients.

If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Celiac Family and their July 10th menu plan!