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Menu Planning

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Okay, brace yourselves. Here is a very exciting topic. You might not be able to contain your excitement here....its about Menu Planning. dun, dun, dun, dun!!! :D I've done it many different ways - having a list of basic meals and picking what I wanted to make each day as it came (I'm pretty sure that phase was pre-kids ;D), planning my dinner menu for each week, for each month and probably several other ways that I can't remember at the moment. I don't remember any particular way being a horrible way to do it. It worked for me at that phase of my life.

We are blessed to have four kids (praying for more!) and if I went back to having just a list of dinners and deciding each day what we would have, my world would be in chaos. That would never work for me right now. But that's just me and how I work. Everyone has their own system and way of thinking. If that works best for you, go for it! The trick is to find that way and do it. You will save time and money by having …

Freecycle.org

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A blog I follow, thefrugalgirl.com, had a post about using freecycle .org to recycle your unwanted junk...I mean stuff!!! :D I was very intrigued, so I went to the site to check it out....and then pretty much promptly forgot about it. Now, several years later, I was reminded of it because I held a very unsuccessful garage sale and still had the stuff sitting in my closet. I just wanted it gone, but didn't necessarily want to donate it to goodwill. I have no problem donating stuff to thrift stores, but I wanted to find a better way to recycle my stuff. So I looked into freecycle again. There are several groups in my area, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.


I put up several items and made different posts with boxes of different size baby clothes. Within 3-4 days, it was all gone. wahoo!! I loved being able to help someone out by just giving them something they needed or wanted.

I'm hooked.

I go through phases (usually after birthdays or Christmas) that I feel we have too much…