Accountability, Part Two

Happy Monday friends! Today I want to return to the topic I posted about last Monday, accountability.

Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions. (John Di Lemme)

When you look back at your life in five years, what do you want to have accomplished? It’s so easy to make big goals and plans but never see much progress because you just don’t have the discipline to follow through.

I really don’t want that to be me!


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Crock-pot Drumsticks and Potatoes

Fall = crock-pot weather again and I couldn’t be happier about it! Crock-pots are The. Best. and if you don’t have one you seriously need to get one!

I wanted to make an easy meal last week so I decided to try cooking chicken drumsticks in the crock-pot. I had red potatoes on hand so they went in the crock-pot as well. It was a smashing success, in my humble opinion. πŸ˜‰


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I Need Accountability (and so do you!)

I’ve always been a list person. There’s nothing better than making a list of goals; I feel like I’ve already accomplished something just having made the list. {By the way, has anyone else ever added a completed goal or task to your list just so you can check it off? Just me?}

I think we can all agree though that making a list of goals is the easy part. Meeting those goals and checking things off the list? Yeah, that can be a bit more challenging. And that, friends, is where accountability comes in.


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Meal Planning + This Week’s Menu


So, today I want to talk about meal planning!! Now, I’m not an expert by any means; this is just a what-works-for-me post. If I find a better method then I’ll come back and share that too! πŸ™‚

I generally plan a week at a time. I go shopping either Saturday or Monday for the whole week. Ideally, I would like to plan/shop for two weeks at a time (I think it would save me money), but it just hasn’t been happening. I do enjoy my grocery trip with the kids though so it’s nice to have that excuse to get out with them every week.

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Blog Update

Hi friends πŸ™‚

It’s been a little over a year and a half since I started this blog and it’s been a happy little hobby for me. My posting has been consistent at times – inconsistent at other times – but I’m happy I’ve been able to keep up with it.

Back in my very first published post, I explained the reasons I wanted to start blogging. Those reasons still hold true: I want to improve my writing, keep myself accountable, and continually challenge myself.

Over time though, my vision for this blog has expanded. I still have so many ideas swirling around in my head that it’s hard to articulate, even to myself, exactly what I want for this blog. One thing I know for sure though: if I want to grow my blog in any way, I need to learn more.

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New Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu with Garlic Butter


I haven’t been trying out as many new recipes as I would like lately, but I did have time to try one this week and man was it a success. SO good.

We were so hungry and it smelled so yummy that I didn’t take the time to get any good pictures. πŸ™ But, because we enjoyed it so much I decided to share it anyway with my little phone pics and then hopefully next time I make it I can come back on here and update with some nicer pictures.

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Fall goals


It may still feel like summer here in Texas but it’s technically fall now and the change of seasons – on the calendar at least – has got me thinking about goals.

Here are a few that I’m aiming for this fall:

Get up at 7:30 am every dayI know, I know, 7:30 is NOT early, but with Pablo’s work schedule the way it is we usually don’t get to bed until midnight or later. Add to that the little sleep regression that Sofia’s been going through recently and 7:30 feels a lot earlier than it is. Anyway… all that to say, rising at 7:30 is my goal because it will usually give me a half hour before Caleb is up and I’d really like to get into the habit of spending a little time with the Lord before my day really gets going.

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Take me back to the beach!


At the end of August we took a four day vacation to Galveston! I’ve been dying to share about it on here but I had some technical issues with loading the pictures; so frustrating! But happily everything is working now. πŸ™‚

We chose to go to Galveston because 1) it’s the closest beach to us and 2) it’s where we went on our honeymoon! It was so fun to go back to the same place four years later, but with a little company along this time. πŸ˜‰ Along with our kids (of course) we took three of my sisters; Esther, Rachel, and Julia. It was a blast to have them and they were a big help with the kids too; Pablo and I even had a date night!

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