Lately it’s been go-go-go around here. Summer schedules are really starting to kick in. Next week is the usual summer norm: Baseball games, practices, Drivers Ed classes, pool visits, and park visits. With all this running I have to do I’m thinking I need to hire a limo service st pete fl to taxi me around! (Just kidding) Seriously though, I’m not complaining–Summer is supposed to be bustling and busy isn’t it?
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Wouldn’t it be amazing to eat healthy foods and not have to break your bank while doing it? Well, there are so many different ways to eat natural foods while saving money at the same time. For instance, instead of spending a fortune on ground beef, why not just buy ground turkey instead? It’s healthier, lower in fat, and much cheaper than ground beef. Another big way to save money and eat healthy is to grow your own fruits and vegetables! It’s fun, doesn’t cost much, and something the whole family can get involved in from planting the seeds to helping prepare garden-fresh meals with your harvest! These are only a few of the countless ways to eat healthy and frugal. Trust me. Your whole family will be happier and so will you once you start eating healthy AND saving money!
I’ve never really been too much into student educational travel. I take the kids to the library a few times a week in the winter and the past few years, we’ve taken 2-day trips to hotel waterparks. Although, in the summer we do make occasional trips to the zoo, theme parks, waterparks, parks, and nature trails. But I guess you couldn’t say that most of that is educational! The kids and I enjoy it though!
Ah, yes. Whenever the garden starts sprouting there’s definitely going to be weeds. The rain amount has been pretty constant so it seems that almost everything just popped up overnight! Yesterday, I headed out for the first weeding. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would but it still wasn’t fun. Of course, this will all be worth it once we’ve gotten our summer harvest from the garden!
For Mother’s Day this year, I was given an abundant supply of pictures: From frames to picture cubes, I got enough frames to decorate the entire house! But that doesn’t bother me. I love decking out my house with pictures. I would certainly say that we have more than enough pictures on my computer alone to fill up the whole house! (No, I don’t usually decorate my house musical-type decor, such as schecter bass guitar at Guitar Center) But still, I better get cracking on filling up those empty frames!
I walked out the house the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see tiny blossoms on my little lilac bush! I planted that bush three years ago, and I’ve been holding my breath that it would blossom this year. I would love to have more space for planting flowers, but most of our garden space is taken up by summer-time vegetables. Oh, well. I guess I’ll have to make do with the gorgeous hanging flower baskets I’m going out to buy next week!
When you have nine kids, most of which play a musical instrument, you can bet that there are gonna have to be repairs made on their instruments. We haven’t had too many repairs that have had to be made thankfully, because the kids are usually pretty careful with their instruments, but there have been a few costly repairs that have had to been taken care of. But luckily for my pocketbook, none of the kids were ever interested in playing the oboe–can you imagine all the classic oboe reeds at wwbw replacements I would have had to take care of?
I have been discovering the amazing qualities of Medjool dates! These huge, soft dates are not your average kind of date. For starters they are amazingly healthy for you and they can be used in so many different kinds of recipes! (I’ve even eaten a few plain–They’re that good!) You can even use Medjool dates to make your own natural date sugar! All that involves is baking your dates at about 250 F for 2-3 hours then leaving them in the oven overnight to dry out. Once your dates are completely dry you can then grind them up in your food processor until a fine powder forms. Easy AND healthy for you! Why not give Medjool dates a try?
Sigh. It seems like this house is just falling apart. This week alone we have had a broken garbage disposal, two plugged toilets, and a dishwasher that needs to be replaced. With all this work that needs to be done I am in need of some serious comfort. (No, I’m not desperate enough to seek out high end cigars) But still, I’m really getting sick of all these repairs!
These past few days have been wonderfully warm and beautiful. The kids have been practically living outside, soaking up this lovely weather. I can hardly believe that it will soon be time to pack away all the schoolbooks and pull out the swimsuits for Summer 2013! Like all others, this summer promises to be a busy one, with baseball games, ballet classes, summer work schedules, pool trips, library programs and more still. Bring it on!
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