Emily Tucker

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monthly wrap-up & goals

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this month:

july was crazy, busy, relaxing, stressful and wonderful. all at the same time but feeling so much peace and joy. leaving the bay area was by far the hardest and I think best decision ever made. it hurts my heart to leave the area I was born & raised in but we are already making strides of progress and having tons of fun here. the pace of life is slower & simultaneously kinder than the bay. I have already spent time with my cousins twice this month, my mom came two weekends, & I had a ladies night in. still sort of midway through unpacking & decorating. have to make an enjoyable/dreaded Ikea trip to hopefully finish up on home stuff needs. I haven't worked out all month but have been so busy and sweating that I haven't gained weight but I can tell my strength is lame right now. 

do:

exercise daily - 30 min

1 hour decluttering/purging/unpacking daily - purge focus: clothes, crafts & toys

powersheets august prep

meal plan breakfasts & lunches & dinners - veryyyyy tired of eating out except Sonic cause its a love & addiction

get kids back into morning & bedtime routines

write new cleaning routine - more rooms = new schedule

get library cards

finalize homeschool plans for first 6 weeks 

make sure I have all supplies I will need for first couple weeks of school 

start school gently

 

read:

The Life Giving Home - 1 chapter a day

 

learn:

listen to podcasts while washing dishes & other tasks

 

be:

proactive & less reactive

 

eat:

give me ideas! I'm soooo loathing cooking lately. I always feel uninspired in summer since I'm more a fall/winter food person. 

weekly wrap-up

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this week:

it was pretty good but with normal ups & downs. Lets just say I was really ready for spring break. Lilah is getting her 5th and 6th teeth and is a big grump, which has interrupted our normal routine. we had a very relaxed and mostly enjoyable spring break. best part was getting my hair done. we also had a memorial for Patrick's great aunt Ruth who passed in December at 100 yrs old, it was relaxed and nice to celebrate the life of such a tenacious & kind woman. 

 

do:

exercise daily - 30 min

write monthly blog content calendar 

15 min daily decluttering/purging

finish powersheets prep

meal plan breakfasts & lunches - i've noticed that i'm more unprepared in these areas lately

work on Lilah's nap schedule

 

read:

The Life Giving Home - 1 chapter a day

Chasing Slow - 1 chapter a day

 

learn:

listen to podcasts while washing dishes

 

be:

present. i'm struggling with being present and not thinking about all i have to do lately. i am in a bit of a overwhelmed rut, where i feel like i'm taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back with everything. i'm really proud of how i am progressing but with lots of change happening this year i really want to be on top of things more. part of the problem is that i'm really anxious about our move this summer.

 

eat:

creamy white chicken chili

chili dog tacos w/roasted potatoes & cauliflower

chicken parmesan w/ pasta & broccoli 

potstickers w/ rice & stir-fry veggies

 

menus & goals this week

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menu plans for this week:

Dinner

  • No plans set this week because mama is tired, that is why this post is super late but I have decided to post menu plans on Friday instead from now on.

Recap:

We had Philly Cheesesteak Peppers on Monday w/ Alexia onion rings from the freezer aisle, our first time trying any of their products and mmm they were good.

I made

Focaccia

with the intention of making pizza on it but we kinda devoured it before that could happen.

Also made

Jalapeรฑo & Cheese Pretzel Rolls

, these are quick and easy to make and also were devoured.

All bread doughs are mixed in my bread machine cause lets be honest I don't have time or patience to stand there and knead dough. We unfortunately might have a bread/carb addiction...

goals:

My brain hurts too much to think of things to do... but here are a couple things based off of last weeks goals.

  1. Finally order photos for Hayden's album & Project Life album

  2. Post Feminine Appeal review

  3. Finish new book

  4. Work out 2-4x this week

  5. Focus on getting my cleaning routines down

  6. List items to sell at Jbf Pleasanton

  7. Menu plan all of May out

  8. Enlist some sous chefs to help me with freezer meals to prep

  9. Wash couch covers

  10. Wash baby boys clothes

Recap:

  1. Work on Hayden's baby album - organize & print - Big fat fail... every time I sit down to try and decide what pictures to print I get overwhelmed by the whole process, possibly due to the fact that I like to get Instagram pics printed from a different place than my other prints and I actually used to do all my printing at home but do not love the quality I was getting from my printer anymore.

  2. Catch up on Project life album - print photos, upload/edit new photos once a week - Once again printing is overwhelming me.

  3. Read 2.5 chapters left of Feminine Appeal & move on to next book - One goal down

  4. Work out 2-4x this week - Elliptical & lots of dancing with Hayden

  5. Get back to decluttering & purging our home based on the 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Schedule - Took lots of stuff to Goodwill, so I will count this as half done

  6. List items to sell at Jbf Pleasanton - must do asap

  7. 3 blog posts - nope

  8. Organize garage storage - Done yay

  9. Finish washing couch covers - not done

  10. Cook Hayden freezer meals from Survive Before 5: Toddler Meals for Your Busy Days eCookbook - not done

to get this week:

  • Color & Black cartridges for printing Project Life cards & printing tags for Jbf sale items... still to be done.

menus & goals this week

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menu plans for this week:

Dinner



Recap:

Mostly the same as last week, we ended up out 2 nights and also ate chili dog casserole 2x cause it was delicious. The Philly Cheesesteak Peppers were really good too, love being able to add 2 new very different recipes that everyone likes to my repertoire. In addition to what was planned, Hayden and I ate some quesadillas with homemade tortillas and loved them.

goals:

  1.  Work on Hayden's baby album - organize & print
  2.  Catch up on Project life album - print photos, upload/edit new photos once a week
  3.  Read 2.5 chapters left of Feminine Appeal & move on to next book
  4.  Work out 2-4x this week
  5.  Get back to decluttering & purging our home based on the 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Schedule 
  6.  List items to sell at Jbf Pleasanton
  7.  3 blog posts
  8.  Organize garage storage
  9.  Finish washing couch covers
  10.  Cook Hayden freezer meals from Survive Before 5: Toddler Meals for Your Busy Days eCookbook

Recap:

I didn't do that great this week on goals, so I'm carrying them over with a little modification.

  1.  Work on Hayden's baby album - Edited photos
  2.  Catch up on Project life album - Edited & uploaded/organized photos by month
  3.  Read 1 chapter a day of Feminine Appeal - almost done & move on to next book - read 2.5 chapters
  4.  Work out 2-4x this week - 1 long walk & 1 25 min session on elliptical
  5.  Start going to bed before or when Patrick does - half did this = 4 nights, still a priority but not a goal this week
  6.  List items to sell at Jbf Pleasanton - Did not do but have saved links to items I've decided to sell 
  7.  3 blog posts - 2 posts done, want to work on new content
  8.  Organize garage storage - separated items for Goodwill & to go in garage storage
  9.  Finish washing couch covers - did not do
  10.  Cook Hayden freezer meals from Survive Before 5: Toddler Meals for Your Busy Days eCookbook - did not do, fail... Might need to commandeer a sous chef


to get this week:

  • Color cartridges for printing Project Life cards & printing tags for Jbf sale items


menus and goals this week

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First round of homemade tortillas are delish, might never buy them again.

menu plans for this week:

Dinner

goals:

  1.  Work on Hayden's baby album
  2.  Catch up on Project life album
  3.  Read 1 chapter a day of Feminine Appeal - almost done & move on to next book
  4.  Work out 2-4x this week
  5.  Start going to bed before or when Patrick does
  6.  List items to sell at Jbf Pleasanton
  7.  3 blog posts
  8.  Organize garage storage
  9.  Finish washing couch covers
  10.  Cook Hayden freezer meals from Survive Before 5: Toddler Meals for Your Busy Days eCookbook


Linking up here




October Goals

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Family/ Mothering Goals

Personal Goals

 Homemaking Goals

  • Complete a meal plan for this month and next

  • Track what cleaning I am doing & be more on schedule

-xo Emily