Thursday, April 9, 2009

A busy mom's excitement in life

I know I have been a giant slack-master when it comes to blogging as of late, so I will do my best to give updates on a few of the things we've been up to, or at the very least post some cute pictures of Porter... because, let's face it, that's what you people are really here looking for, isn't it!?

Well, I wanted to share a couple of things that have brought excitement into my little mommy-world as of late. One of them is the Jacksonville Farmer's Market. Holy Cow! I went a couple of weekends ago with my good friend Heather and her sweet mom and we had a blast. I can't believe how CHEAP all of their fruits and veggies were! And the selection was amazing...they had every fruit and veggie you could imagine! We had a great time and saved a load of money...can't wait to go back!

Here is my loot! I got ALL of this for $14.10. Jealous? It made 2 strawberry pies (and I still gave 2 pints away), 2 complete meals of veggies to surround roasted chicken, yummy broiled green beans, fried squash, zucchini and onions, 3 avocado lunches and a bunch of blueberries for Porter, and Craig's favorite...fresh pineapple. Yum!

Another thing I found immense joy in lately was organizing my pantry. It really needed it, so one night after I put Porter to bed I dove in. I love opening the door to find organized shelves! It's like a breath of fresh air when I go to throw something in the garbage can now, instead of a giant avalanche!

Before:

After:

Perty, huh? Although it looks like we have a lot less food now. Hmph.

Another thing I have really been enjoying lately is clipping coupons and saving a boat-load on my groceries, etc. Craig and I actually discussed not too long ago that I didn't really have a hobby. Well, I have one now, and it has been loads of fun! My friend Heather and I have been teaming up and going out once a week to get our steals and we have so much fun! It has given me something to work on when I need to relax, and has also been a huge benefit to our family, especially in such a rough time. Besides, who wouldn't love getting out once a week to go shopping for great deals with a girlfriend?! I think I picked a good hobby!

Isn't my life exciting and newsworthy?! I love it :)
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4 comments:

jpbenham said...

So exactly how alike are we?? Organizing anything when I put my mind to it makes me serioulsy happy, bargain shopping and healthy food are a huge part of my life, my kids love blueberries! I heart you!!

Will said...
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Will said...

Although I cannot relate to the mom part - yet, I do appreciate a good bargain now and then..way to go friend!

Amanda and Michelle said...

1. I love the veggie pic! Those strawberries looked amazing.

2. Your pantry looks awesome! Wanna come over and help me?

3. I've been sending quick emails to all of our favorite brands, just telling them how much I appreciate their products blah blah...yeah, they totally respond with coupons! I highly recommend it.