End of January 2020 Grocery Round Up!

I feel at one moment it was January Second and now tomorrow is February 01st! I have no idea where the time went! When I look at my overall monthly budget and was trying to figure out things to cut I knew groceries would probably be the easiest for us. I felt like we spent SO MUCH!

I think what’s helped me keep it so low for the month of January is the fact I went through and did an “Inventory”. That way I KNEW what I had on hand (like 400 cake mixes I have never used) and what I didn’t have on hand. This gave me the opportunity to make a weekly meal plan and then I only had to purchase what we didn’t have on hand.

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Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

My oldest daughter was born in January. Typically we do a small family get together because it’s right after Christmas and lets face it, were broke. This year I made it a goal to budget enough to actually take her somewhere. She chose an indoor water park. We had two options that were within 4 hours of our home base and we ultimately chose Big Splash Adventure because it was closer to us. Plus, my children had never been to Indiana so that was another state to cross off our list.

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park
Buccaneer Bay
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My Goals for 2020- Week 3 of 52

Another week down! I got to work towards a few goals this week! I swear time if FLYING by though!

Goal #1- Take the girls out on 12 outings.

Big Splash Adventure

1 down 11 more to go! The girls and I went to Big Splash Adventure in French Lick Indiana. It’s only about 3 hours from our house so it was something easy to plan for a weekend away. I’ll be posting a blog post this coming week about our trip!

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Wise Owl “Poseidon” Chalk Painted Desk

Over the past few weeks I’ve had several people come in and requests desks. I happened to have this one in my stock pile of furniture. It wasn’t fancy at all and it wasn’t solid wood but it was study built.

Simple Chalk Painted Desk

Materials Used:

  • Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint in “Poseidon”
  • Wise Owl Varnish in “Satin”
  • Cling On Paint Brush S50
  • Sand Paper (I used 200 grit)
  • Krud Kutter
  • Wise Owl Clear Primer
  • Rustoleum Spray Paint in “Aluminum”
  • Screw Driver
  • Sponge (I used a car detailer sponge cut in half)
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