My Favorite Blogs

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was great. Super busy & very productive. I was actually a burn-out yesterday. It’s lookin’ like I’m gonna have to start pacing myself. I guess being 6 months pregnant and running around like I usually do, isn’t going to cut it.

SHHHH, don’t let the hubster know that I just admitted to needing to take it easy. He’s always giving me grief to slow down. The problem is that, taking it easy for me  isn’t the same for him. He’d rather I sit on the couch and veg.  While I can only do that for a short while. I get too restless just plopped on the couch. It’s like I become a ball of nerves, knowing that there are a ton of things that need to get done & a bunch more that I want to do.

I really can’t help myself. I swear!

Staying still is just not my thing. Even the Hermanas of my sorority, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., agreed and dubbed me, Inquieta.

Translation: one whom can not stay still.

And, that definitely sounds like me.

But I totally digress. Cause today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite blogs.  Although, they will come in handy when I’m forced to take a breather.

Home Organization:

IHeart Organizing

 Delightful Order

I’m an Organizing Junkie

Organizing Made Fun

Organize and Decorate Everything

The Nest Effect

Home Design:

Tatertots and Jello

Home Stories A to Z

Your House Love

Crafts / Recipes:

Pinterest (Not technically a blog, but a gateway to soooo much GOODNESS)

A Creative Princess

The Gunny Sack

Skip to My Lou

Gluesticks

Today’s Creative Blog

Living Locurto

How Does She?

Homemaker in Heels

Homemaker on a Dime

Reasons To Skip the Housework

Culture:

SpanglishBaby

Growing Up BLACKXICAN

Latina Mom Bloggers

BeingLatino

Couponing:

MidgetMomma

Living Rich with Coupons

The Coupon Wizards

For the Mommas

Madame Deals

The Adventures of My Family of 8

Good Reads:

EisyMorgan

Living, Laughing and Loving

The Peaceful Mom

The Beverly Hill Babies

I guess maybe I should slow down. Cause I’d have more time to read my many favorite blogs. Enter, a small mischievous laugh, here.

Do you have any favorite blogs, that you follow?

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Manic Monday

Whew!  The day is practically over and I’m totally thankful for that.  It really was a Manic Monday.  Getting back into the office after four days away, was almost as painful as getting my wisdom teeth extracted.  The day seemed to drag on and yet, I felt like I didn’t make a dent in clearing my desk.  Good thing for tomorrow and a little planning on my part.

So we all know, how much information is out on the world wide web, and how many things we can learn from a quick Google search.  Throw in some really useful and FABULOUS blogs, and well you’re armed with a sea of information.  Some time back, I had stumbled upon a great blog Make 5 Dinners in ONE hour, book marked it and figured I’d get a real good look at when I had a free moment.  I shoulda realized the flaw in my plan.  I mean seriously, when do I have a free moment?  You know the life of a Cape-Wearing-Mami.  Anyhoo, fast forward to my first link party at The Gunny Sack, which led me to another blog that I’ve become to enjoy, Living, Laughing and Loving.  Well Renee at LLL reintroduced M5D to me.  She has this great feature on Mondays all about her week’s menu & she swears by making her dinners in an hour and many times in much less time.  Renee really piqued my interest and I finally made the time to see what M5D was all about.  WOW! WOW! WOW! I can totally see why she loves the idea.

Armed with this new knowledge and knowing what my next two weeks look like, I committed to make some yummy din dins ahead of time.  Like Renee, I broke down what could be a daunting task.  On Friday I scoured the net for different recipes and used this handy menu planner from Mommy Tracked to organize myself.  And hit the market with my coupons to grab those ingredients I didn’t have at home.

Back to that Manic Monday I mentioned.  In true form, I waited till this morning to prep my week’s worth of dinners.  I mean who couldn’t benefit from a bit of early morning stress.  Aye!  Just when I thought I had a good plan, I go and do something so typical.  I really just have to laugh at myself.

Well, I did get up early enough to get it all done.  I rounded up my ingredients and tools.

And here’s what my very FIRST weekly menu looks like this…

Monday:   Chicken a la King over Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday:   Make ahead Unstuffed Shells

Wednesday:   French Bread Pizza

Thursday:    Slow cooker Pulled Pork

Friday:  Left-overs or Take-out

Saturday:  Cheeseburger Sliders (my recipe)

Sunday:  Arroz con Pollo – translation: Rice with Chicken (my MIL’s recipe – I’ll have to share it soon)

It took me a little over an hour to prep everything, but in my defense, there was this cutie pie that wanted to hang with mommy bright and early.  I can’t help to give in to those chubby cheeks.  When it was all said and done, my dinners were all prepped, including one straight in the slow cooker.

Some more practice and I think I may be onto something.  Ok, maybe more like jumping on the band wagon.  Have you tried prepping any of your meals in advance?  How has that worked out for you?

 

 

 

Linking to Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday

What shall you be my blog?

In the pursuit of my thoughts, I came across a few online articles about starting and writing a blog.  Some seemed helpful, while others were just regurgitatiing the previously shared tips.

A common theme was all about defining your blog.  What it is that you want to talk about.  I began thinking to myself, hmmm, can I really define my ramblings?  I concluded, that I really couldn’t. I mean, I’m already all over the place with a ton of interests.  So, needless to say this project of mine, this blog will be just the same. A sprinkle of this and a dash of that, which I hope will equal interesting reading.  Only time will tell.

But, I suppose there will be some recurring themes such as my kiddies & husband, my small but growing tutu business, couponing, my adventures in the kitchen, my never-ending DIY projects, my attempt in keeping order & organization in my little home, networking & some reflections.

With that said let the words rip!