Monthly Archives: July 2015

July WHAT??

So did July sneak up on anyone else besides me? I can’t believe we’re already 7 months into 2015. And it’s been amazing watching Gabriela grow and development right before our very eyes. It truly is an amazing experience. 

sitting pretty

I was thinking about the last 7 months and how I wanted to simplify things: our routine, belongings. Mental hang ups, etc. and I realized I haven’t really done much of anything. I really do think of reorganizing our master bedroom because I’ve read over and over again to make that your sanctuary, your place to relax, free of clutter. But then I think I’m too tired/flustered/unmotivated to start. 

But not anymore! And what better way to start off the month of July!  So I’m going to tackle one area/room/project a week – did I also mention I have a list of projects that I’ve wanted to do??  I’m hoping that this will spur me on to maybe do two a week. An ongoing project is our garden that is in a bit disarray due to this drought and NOTHING wanting to grow (other than my herbs and peppers). So that’s my ongoing project. 


fresh oregano and basil from the garden

fresh tomato sauce with herbs

Along with that is my kitchen. I need to try to streamline it better; my herbs are all scattered around in different places; and I’m sure I can make it more efficient. Or at least try. 

Happy organizing!

Never be within doors when you can rightly be without ~ Charlotte Mason

The Foodie Corner

For something different

Store Bought Is Fine

I’m the store-bought version of Ina Garten. Cooking my way through all 1,200+ of the Barefoot Contessa’s treasure trove of recipes.

The Novice Life

.....ramblings of a beginner cook, wife, and mother.


Inspiration for Everyday Food Made Marvelous

My Life as Jan

I'm just... here.

The Love Bungalow

Indianapolis Food & Lifestyle Blog

Cooking Without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Charisse Yu

Food and Fun Inspiration


A fine site


living, dancing, running, loving life...

my lovely little lunch box

Delicious Family Friendly Recipes

This & That


Gringo With A Green Bag

The World has a story to tell...luckily, this Gringo loves to narrate!

Drunk Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman must be in want of a drink

%d bloggers like this: