What We’re Eating

Hey y’all!

We have some exciting news!

Yep…you read that right. I quit my job. In the middle of a pandemic. In the year 2020 which has already been very strange. And, without a super clear plan set in place. But friends, we are very happy with our decision.

We thought about it all summer, had many discussions, I cried lots of tears and our hearts were very heavy when we decided to finally go through with it. It has been the most crazy, freeing, scary, passion building experience I have ever been through.

But, needless to say, with a change in employment, came a change in our budget. So, not that I didn’t focus on our budget before, but now we will be even more focused on budget friendly meals or ones that can be stretched. So, let’s jump in!

What We’re Eating

August 1st – August 7th

Saturday: Panini with assorted Italian meats, havarti, arugula and pesto aioli

Sunday: Baked potatoes with turkey chili and cheese (didn’t use this meal last week) 🙂

Monday: Crunchy cabbage salad with sesame ginger dressing and grilled chicken breasts (this was such a hit last week we are having it again!)

Tuesday: Jalapeno, green onion bun-less turkey burgers with W’s famous baked french fries (friends, they are to die for!)

Wednesday: Tamale pie

Thursday: Rigis 🙂 (W loves rigatoni with my homemade red sauce; we call it Rigis)

Friday: Date night!!!!! Ahi tuna poke bowls with homemade sushi rice, cucumber, avocado, radish, and all the other yummy poke bowl toppings

Dessert for the week: Keeping it simple with a square of dark chocolate here and there 🙂

Y’all, I love to make ingredients go further by using them for more than just one meal (turkey for chili and burgers, ground beef for tamale pie and rigis; stretching meals with lots of extra veggies mixed in. A good time to clean out your fridge too!). We eat a lot of leftovers and always try our best to use all we can so not much goes to waste, if anything.

Our meals this week are budget friendly and have allowed us to have enough money left over in our weekly budget for a date night of poke, which isn’t always the most cost friendly meal. But, saving during the week on meals and having date night at home with games, homemade cocktails, and quality time together, allows us to splurge a bit on the meal itself.

I hope y’all have a really nice week! We will keep you updated on all of my new adventures. I am so excited for this new chapter in our life. My future is wide open…

xo

S

Clean Hand Sanitizer?!

Hey y’all!

This isn’t a long one, well maybe it is, I just love this product so much! I just wanted to drop in and talk real quick about hand sanitizer. Have you seen the news reports recently about certain sanitizer companies being harmful and encouraging their customers to stop using them?! It is scary what is allowed into the products that we bring into our homes and trust around our loved ones.

This is why we only use Thieves Hand Sanitizer friends. Despite me owning an oily business, I had been looking for a clean hand sanitizer for a while and to my hearts cry, Young Living had one and I fell in love instantly.

This unassuming, yet beautiful bottle, kills 99.9% of germs with the power of plants! It has Peppermint EO so it’s cooling and smells amazing and contains denatured alcohol (denatured with the Peppermint EO instead of harmful chemicals) to help kill germs. Thieves Hand Sanitizer also has aloe in it so it doesn’t dry your hands out like other sanitizers can. It contains the ever coveted Thieves EO blend that is known for it’s antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

It comes in a couple different sizes, but my favorite is by far the 1 oz. bottle. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, purse, diaper bag, your kiddos backpack…anywhere! W carries it around with him everywhere he goes, and my father in law loves it! And y’all, they are a tough crowd 🙂 So, if you trust anyone’s opinion or testimony, trust theirs! I even have a co-worker whose daughter asks me for some every time she’s in my office and needs to clean up. Her mom also uses this sanitizer at home and I can trust that when she uses it when she’s with me, she won’t be in any danger. Peace of mind when you’re using products around your littles is priceless!

Y’all, why should we worry what is in our cleaning products? The ones that have poison warnings on the back and we can’t use when our kids are in the same room because they are so toxic. The ones that make the news. Make the move…ditch and switch! Ditch your OTC hand sanitizer and switch to Thieves. Make an investment in your health. The health of your family. Help prevent possible problems that would cause you or your loved ones to have to go to the doctor. This one small change can make a big difference friends. And don’t worry, this one bottle will last you a loooooong time! We have been using the same 7.6 oz. bottle for a few of months now and it’s ALMOST empty. And ask W, we use it all the time!

If you have questions friends or need help finding the sanitizer and getting it at 24% off, email us or DM us on Instagram.

xo

S