Sunday, June 26, 2011

My List

I have a few things on my list I really want to accomplish, and I will post progress as I go.

1). I want to do once a month shopping, not cooking, but shopping. I was working on the numbers and I believe that once a month shopping, including Costco, is going to be least expensive way for me to go overall. For one thing, I drive an Expedition and gas is $3.50 a gallon. Another is that I have become an on sale/discount/coupon impulse buyer. So I need to stay out of the stores as much as possible. I think this will help me get under and start under budget.

2). I am in need of organizing my stuff. I have plenty of hand me down kid clothes to figure out how to manage so I don't double purchase things, plus my food storage is a bit messy and I don't want that stuff to go bad or break or whatnot. I also get really tense when the messiness and clutter builds, even a little. I just can't function optimally when I can't get to what I need when I need it. It becomes a stressor.

3). Style. My hair is atrocious and I need to figure it out.


  1. I have inherited a bunch of much-appreciated kid clothes as well. What helps me stay organized is to go through the extra clothes first, before I go shopping for new clothes. Chances are, there's something in the hand-me-downs that will work just fine. I call it "hand-me-down shopping". I go through the hand-me-downs whenever my boys go up a size in clothes or shoes, or whenever the season changes.

    Right now I only have two bins of hand-me-downs, so I don't have to keep them super organized. If I had more to keep track of, I'd probably sort them out by sizes, ie: the 3T sizes in one bin, the 4Ts in another, etc. That would help me target which bin to look through if I wanted a specific size.

  2. I'm with you on the hair thing. I'm in desperate need of a cut/style. It's been over a year & I do not like long hair. Especially with little kiddos!

    The once a month shopping would be nice if I could make it work and had the space to store things. What I need to do is re-start my freezer cooking. I've let it slip since Claire's been here :)

  3. Hey steph, post the vanilla extract here to. Pleeeaaaassssseeeeee?