Sunday, March 31, 2013

Meal Plan March 31 - April 6

Happy Easter!!

I hope everyone is enjoying time with their family/friends today. We had a simple dinner with the family and of course a egg hunt. Whatever your plans for today, enjoy!
from Taste of Home

As part of our dinner today I cooked lamb. It was the first time I've ever made it so I was pretty nervous as to how it would turn out. Sometimes my first attempts at a new dish aren't too good. Well, I am happy to report that EVERYONE LOVED IT! Woohoo!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Favorites - April Fools!

TGIF! It's been such a hectic week and with Easter only a couple of days away, it's just going to get even more busy. I am happy this week is coming to a end soon.

With so much going on, I look forward to relaxing and being silly on April 1st. So this week's theme is April Fools pranks. Here's our favorites:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Liebster Award


It's been a crazy week and I went two days (TWO WHOLE DAYS!) without being on the computer. I know, two days isn't that horrible but it felt like a long time to me. I will seek professional help on my internet addiction, I promise (I am lying).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Meal Plan - March 24-30

Happy Sunday, everyone!


I've been craving a lot of desserts lately. One of my favorites is brownies! I could eat brownies all day everyday (as long as I have enough milk).


Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Favorites 3/22/13

Easter is just around the corner. What is it about Easter that makes me want to spend more time outside? I always feel like I've been in a cave for months, then Easter comes and I think "grass, flowers, sunlight...this is what I've been missing!"
This weeks theme is Easter and here's our favorites for this week:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Why Is Mommy Always In The Bathroom?

I remember a long time ago when the bathroom used to be a place to only shower and use the toilet. Not at more. All sorts of business takes place in the bathroom now. Ever since my children began walking and screaming talking I seem to have less and less space in my own home to do things for myself. Phone calls, writing, reading, etc. are now all done in the bathroom. It has become my escape room.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

To Do Tuesday - Lunchbox Notes

I always used the free printable lunch box notes I would find on Pinterest but I've recently began making my own because it's more personable. I include the kids names and mention specific things that pertain to what’s going on that week.

Here’s how I made my lunchbox notes…..

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Meal Plan March 17-23

Happy Sunday, everyone!


This week I am making a family favorite - Lasagna. The kiddies are pretty picky so when I make something they actually love, I am just the most grateful mom ever. "Make Once, Eat Twice Lasagna" (Taste of Home) is the best tasting recipe I've found so far and it has the added bonus of directions for freezing half the batch for later.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Favorites

Welcome to Friday Favorites! Every Friday I'll share with you some things that have become a must have in my house during the past week. These are not just my personal picks, but picks from everyone in the house: the hubby, the kids, and "house hold" - something everyone enjoyed.
I am a sucker for themes, so every week will be a different theme, depending on what is going on in my personal life.
This weeks theme is Books and here's our favorites for the week:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

What About Your Friends?

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There are certain friends that, even if they may not have children themselves, are still making an effort to be a part of your life and find common interests again.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Totally Useless Baby Items

MommyCubed: The Most Useless Baby Items

Mommy Blog Hoppers

I decided to have a little fun with this post. I saw a linky on, this month's theme was too good to past up! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

What's for Dinner? March 10-16

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Every Sunday I will share my dinner plans for the week and provide a link to the recipe. 

Why is meal planning important?

It's a total money and life saver! When I come home from work, I'm not scrambling around the kitchen trying to think of something to make for dinner. Those nights are never good, because you know you will just end up driving to some fast food place and spending at least 40 bucks.  Also, it save's so much money when you know exactly what you need to get from the grocery store, instead of wondering around trying to think of meals while in the store. I've been there, done that. Trust me, meal planning is the way to go. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Is Dressing Modestly Still Important?

No Thank You
Spring is almost here and my favorite stores already have bathing suits on the sales racks. Seeing them reminded me of conversations I had with my daughter last summer regarding swimwear. She asked for a two-piece bathing suit last summer. I said “sure” thinking that she wanted a tank top and the little shorts for a bottom. Well, was I totally wrong! When we got to the store she had a fit because in her mind I had already promised her but I just could not buy my 4 year-old a bikini! Then I had to hear the sob story of all her friends at school wear them. Sure enough – we go to the pool party and a few of her friends had on bikinis.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Introducing The 30ish Mom

My name is Ellie, I’m the 30ish Mom. I am a married mother of two sometimes  rambunctious but always adorable children. When I’m not working, attending school functions, or driving someone to a game or  meeting, you can find me reading on some sort of electronic device.  It’s hard not to get lost in all my responsibilities; I try to make time doing something I enjoy that’s just for me. Writing/reading blogs is one of them!

On The 30ish Mom you will find marriage advice, home organizing tips, activities and crafts for children, projects, book/product reviews, etc. Basically, my posts will be on all things that have inspired or helped me keep up this juggling act and make life a little easier (and fun!).

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