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Friday Favorites - August 12, 2022

  Welcome to Friday finally!! So, I've been reading a lot of blogger's Friday Favorite posts and they have a lot of photos throughout their week. I must admit I am the world worst about remembering to take a photo! Part of it is because I put my phone down as soon as I get home unless I need it for a dinner recipe and the other part is my iPhone really needs to be upgraded. I currently have the iPhone 10 and the camera quality is not nearly as clear as the newer phones. I'm holding out for the next Apple release which is rumored to be next month; fingers crossed I can upgrade then!  So, without further ado I do have a few things that have been my favorites this week I can share with you! Favorite Technology  Facebook addiction has been something I have been drying to conquer for the past year. It's difficult, especially when I need to look up a menu or store I am looking for and they only post on Facebook. I'll end up reinstalling the app on my phone to "just l

Menu Plan Monday - August 8, 2022

It's Monday and I'm sharing my meal plan this week. This week took a little more effort as I have been procrastinating using things out of my freezer. Inspiration does not come easily when I do not a Pinterest worthy recipe photo to inspire me! How many of you can relate? So, here are a few ideas I have put together using the ingredients I have in the house. What are you having this week at your house? Monday - Beef fajitas with bell peppers and onions on keto friendly tortillas. Tuesday - Oven baked catfish and sautéed shrimp with a side salad Wednesday - Grilled pork chops with bacon and cheddar mashed cauliflower  Thursday - Grilled chicken salad with ranch dressing Friday - Grilled steaks with a side salad Saturday - Out to eat Sunday - Spaghetti Squash with Rao's marinara 

Friday Favorites, August 5, 2022

  It's Friday!! Hooray!! It's been a long week as Sunday night we returned back from Las Vegas, so I have been playing catch up all week. Since I skipped last Friday, I have to catch y'all up.  Horses We were in Vegas last Wednesday - Sunday for a horse show. My husband bought a new horse in October and he has been with a trainer. This is my husbands third show with him and he is such a wonderful horse. We have been calling him Badger, but I'm not sure it really fits. When he first came into our lives, he was pretty stand offish. He'd been a horse on a working ranch and had not really been loved on. Now he's a total love bug and a big pet!  Reading I have been reading Elin Hilderbrand's Winter in Paradise this week. I LOVE it and will continue this series. I believe there are 3 books in the series. The main character, Irene, lives an idyllic life with her husband and 2 grown sons. Her husband travels often for work, but she get's a call on night that tu

August 2022 Goals

Can you believe it is August already? It seems summer has flown by and before long we will be putting out the pumpkins and fall decor galore!  Every month I sit down and plan out what I would like to accomplish for the month. I try to break down my goals into categories with one or two specific categorical goals. Without further ado, here are my August goals.  Social As adults we all lead busy lives and sometimes we have to actually plan social events. My August goal is to do at least one thing in person with a friend. This can be meeting up for lunch, going to an event, etc.  Mental As a reminder to slow down and limit screen time, I want to read two physical books this month. I currently have Elin Hilderbrand's, Winter in Paradise, on my list to read and will likely read the sequel.  Financial I have made two goals in this category. The first goal is to put an extra $1,000 toward my vehicle loan. I am so close to paying this one off and it will be the first time in my life I have

Friday Favorites - July 22, 2022

It's Friday, most everyone's favorite day of the week! It has been another hot week in Texas, so we've been staying inside in the evenings and catching up on tv and I have been reading Where the Crawdad's sing.  Coffee Our new Keurig arrived this week, so every morning I have traded my morning hot tea for coffee. I have never been a daily coffee drinker, but we found some k-cups made by the Donut Shop which are a nutty, caramel flavor and they are delicious. I have been brewing a cup of that and adding a little heavy cream and a tiny bit of stevia. It's been fantastic! I also found these fun printed to go cups at HEB!  Television We have been catching up on watching Parker's Trail on Discovery. He goes to New Zealand to check out gold mining there and to buy some new equipment. The scenery is gorgeous and now a trip to New Zealand has been added to my bucket list.  Outfit My favorite outfit this week was my Wit & Wisdom jeans paired with a black splice blous

Thrifty Thursday - July 21, 2022

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks. I'm continuing my Thrifty Thursday accountability series on what I have done to save money this week or ways I have made extra money this week. Saving on Things I have Bought Cooked all dinners at home this week. Used a gift card to purchase a coffee maker on sale to replace our current machine that's on the fritz.  Used a $5 off $75 purchase coupon at the grocery store to purchase groceries this week. Every little bit adds up.  Avoiding Spending I really wanted to go by Sonic for a Diet Dr. Pepper one afternoon, but elected to get a soda out of the work refrigerator instead.  I've been using the Flamingo wax at home kit for my eyebrows instead of going to the salon.  Minimized extra driving by consolidating errands. We good a bag of frozen shrimp scampi this week and it had a lot of leftover clarified butter and seasonings in the skillet. I saved that sauce to use

Menu Plan Monday - July 18, 2022

Hey y'all, Happy Monday!! It was a little bit of a stressful weekend. I stayed at home while my husband had to take his dad to the hospital due to come cardiac problems. They were both gone all weekend, but arrived back at home late Sunday night after a quick treatment for dad! All is well now and everyone is back home!  I stayed at home to take care of the dog and horses and was able to catch up on a lot of neglected things around the house. I organized the pantry, cleaned out the refrigerator and did a closet clean out. I was able to list some clothes and shoes that I no longer wear on Ebay, so hopefully those will sell soon. I took a few items to the donation bin in town as well.  Since I cleaned out the pantry and refrigerator I have a grocery order placed today. Here's what we plan on eating this week: Monday - Hamburger patties with onions and mushrooms. Tuesday - Keto Huli Huli Chicken with a side salad.  Wednesday - Grill steak with roasted okra Thursday - Oven baked t