Sunday Planning & That Time I thought I Broke My Back

Sunday Planning & Goals {Intentional Homemaking #8}

So Thursday was just like any other day. We had a full, hectic morning - doctor's appointments, music lessons, etc. By the time I got home, it was time to make lunch and then we got started on our homeschool. I'll say right now that last week didn't go exactly as I had envisioned. I should have realized that since we had appointments basically everyday that I would not get much else done than the very basics! Anyway back to Thursday... just before time to make supper my husband asked me if … [Read more...]

Meal Planning + Sundays at Home Link Up

Weekly Planning and Meal Plan @ #thisismylifeplanner #planner #mealplanning

You'll find this week's Sundays at Home Link Up when you scroll down. Join me each week as we work to be intentional in our homemaking! Meal times are so important. Family meal times are about more than eating food to fuel our bodies - although that's important too. Families connect around the table. They are drawn closer to each other through conversation, food, and just being together. I love connecting with my kids around the table and I love feeding them food they love that's good for … [Read more...]

125+ Healthy Lunch Box Ideas {Printable List}

125+ Healthy Lunch Box Ideas {a printable list} | A Virtuous Woman #lunchbox #backtoschool

  These are foods my own children love! I believe in exposing children to a wide variety of tastes and textures. Lunch time can be difficult. It's easy to get in a rut. I homeschool my children, and I have found that if I "pack" their lunches the night before or first thing in the morning that I save time during our school day. I hope this list helps you in your menu planning. Print this list out and place in the Menu Planning section of your Household Notebook. For even more ideas: By the … [Read more...]

Free Thanksgiving Menu Planner

Photo Credit: Nikki Johnson

I wanted to share my Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu with you and my free Thanksgiving Menu Planner Printable. Did I just hear a collective gasp? A vegetarian Thanksgiving? Really? I became a vegetarian way back in November 1998 just before Thanksgiving. Yes, there was a time when I thought I could never give up meat altogether. I'm a southern bred girl. Give up fried chicken? Turkey and ham during the holidays? It's been fourteen years and I've never looked back. Anyway... so I wanted … [Read more...]

Menu Plan


Okay, so ordinarily, I post this on Monday. But I was busy. Speaking of busy... life has been especially busy. And my dishwasher's been broken for like six months. I averaged TWO dishwasher cycles a day in my house. That's a lot of dishes. Not to mention the pots and pans and mixing bowls. Anyway, I'm on a quest for really delicious one-pot meals/ crockpot dishes. Things that I could serve with say just a salad and/or biscuits or cornbread or crackers or homemade bread. Our guests left … [Read more...]