Menu Plan Monday, July 28th

Menu plan with recipe links

This week I have another oven free menu plan. I don’t like to heat up the house this time of year. So, I keep my baking in the oven to a minimum to keep our air conditioning bill a little lower.

This week most of our meals will be prepared on the stove top or the grill. I think I’m even going to give making fajitas on the grill a try. I’ll also be making pizza on the grill again. We love how nice and crisp the crust turns out when we grill it. I should have a tutorial on how to make pizza on the grill soon.


Our Menu


Ham Fried Rice and Stir Fry Vegetables

All done Cooking Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans, Chips and Salsa

Easy to make ground beef lettuce wraps, Frugal Family Home

Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps, Rice, and Fruit

Easy and Delicious Pan Fried Pork Chops

Pan Fried Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad (from our garden)

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza with Salad

Sloppy Joes, Fruit, Chips, and Vegetable Sticks

A delicious brown sugar rub for steaks, Frugal Family Home

Brown Sugar Steaks, Mashed Potatoes and Salad


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Goals for this Week, July 27th

My Goals

Our vanity is almost done. I’m really excited, since we had planned to do this project right away after we first bought this house, 16 years ago.  I told my husband a few weeks ago, we should just start on the bathroom and then we will have to get it done. Well, it worked!

We have all the parts and just need to finish installing them and it will be done. Hopefully in a day or two. It already looks so much better!

I got my reading in for this week, woo hoo! I was able to get a craft done with the kids, a new post about it should be up later this week.

I also was able to get all of my broken links fixed. That was one of those big, back office tasks I really didn’t want to do but I got it done. Yay! Now I’ll just need to check them once a month and they shouldn’t get out of hand again.


Here’s the things I was able to accomplished this past week,


Finish bathroom vanity (almost done we have the parts)

Do a craft with the kids

Make a new recipe


Read a chapter of the book, Platform (affiliate link)

Drink 6 glasses of water a day (I drank enough 5 days this week)

Exercise 5 times this week

Get to bed by 10:30 each night


Write 3 blog posts

Continue working on more back office tasks
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Super Saving Saturday, A Few Good Deals

This past week wasn’t a really great week for deals. I was hoping to find some produce deals but there just weren’t many good deals. Lucky for us we still have cherries and our neighbor gave us some blueberries too. Our garden is also producing lots of lettuce and zucchini. So we do have some fresh produce on hand. Here’s the deals I did find,

Grocery Outlet Deals


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12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge, Week 30

A healthier You for 2014

I’m following along with the 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge at Money Saving Mom. I started the challenge in January to help keep me motivated to lose weight and help me establish some good healthy habits too.

How the Challenge Works

Each month of the challenge will have an area to focus on, to help improve your health and mine.  This month’s focus will be on reading more.

I really like to read but can’t always find time in my day to read. The challenge for this month should help me get into the habit of finding time to read each week.

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Restaurant and Retail Store Coupons for this Week

Retails Store Coupons

Happy weekend to you, I hope you have something fun planned for this weekend. Just in case it will involve eating out or shopping, here’s this week’s list of retail store and restaurant coupons to print.  Thanks to Rachel of Surviving the Stores for compiling this list of coupons.

Top Retail Coupons

A.C. Moore – $10 Off $40 Regular & Sale Price Purchase (exp: 7/25/2014)
Ann Taylor Factory – 15% Off All-New Styles (exp: 7/27/2014)
Bealls – 30% Off Shoe Purchase (exp: 7/29/2014)
Bonton/Carson’s – 40% Off 1 Single Sale Price Women’s Apparel (exp: 7/25/2014)
Gordmans – 20% Off 1 Single Item (exp: 7/27/2014)
JCPenney – 15% Off Original, Sale & Clearance Apparel, Shoes, Accessories & More (exp: 7/29/2014)
Kirkland’s – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/27/2014)
Kohl’s – 15% Off $100 or Less or 20% Off $100 or More Purchase (exp: 7/26/2014)
Lifeway – $5 Off $25 Purchase (exp: 7/26/2014)
Loft Outlet – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/27/2014)
Macy’s – 20% Off Select Sale & Clearance Apparel for Him, Her & Kids + More (exp: 7/27/2014)
Pier 1 – 25% Off Regular Priced Wall Art, Decor, Frames, Clocks & Mirrors (exp: 7/26/2014)
Shoe Carnival – 30% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/27/2014)
The Limited – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 7/30/2014)
Ulta – $3.50 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 7/26/2014)
Yankee Candle – Buy 2 Get 1 Free Regular Priced Jar, Tumbler, or Pure Radiance Vase Candles (exp: 8/3/2014)

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Freebie Friday, July 25th

Freebies for this Week

Freebies for this Week

Woo hop it’s friday! Are you ready to get something for free? Here’s this week’s free Kindle ebooks, free samples, free android apps and free printables all in one post.

Some of the links in this post are my referral links. You can read my disclosure policy for more information. Be sure to check the prices before you purchase as prices can change without any notice.  Now onto the freebies,

Free Kindle Ebook

Non Fiction

Free Non Fiction Ebooks

Learn To Knit: The Ultimate Guide On Learning How To Knit Hassle Free

PLAY The Discipline Solution

Mini Farming: Becoming Self Sufficient Through Homesteading And Organic Gardening, Gardening For Beginners

Body Butter Recipes

Get Stuff Done

Couponing for the Beginner

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