The Plans of the Righteous Are Just

Proverbs 12:5 says “The plans of the righteous are just,…”

It amazes me how different life is when there is a plan involved!

When we plan our budget, we our wiser with our spending. More money goes to saving and paying off debt than when we had no plan at all. My husband and I love Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University!

If I make a workout schedule, or use a workout guide such as P90x or 42 days to fit, then I almost always do my workout. This keeps me energetic and feeling good!

Menu planning is another great way to plan. It helps avoid over spending or eating things you would rather not be eating. When I’ve scheduled out our menus, we eat out less and I’m less panicked at meal time.

Plans work for all kinds of things. Housecleaning, kids’ chores, prayer time, Bible reading, reading in general, tv time, eating, etc.

So should our lives be planned out for every minute? Well I guess this depends on the person. I’m finding more and more, the better my day is planned out the more I will accomplish. And… not just that, the more detailed plan the more likely I am to stick to goals I have, like watching less tv and reading more! But I must have flexibility and free time too!!

So here I go with some plans! Keep in mind, not everyone’s plan will look the same. Also, some days will not go as planned. Maybe the kids get sick, or you get sick, or friends/family come in town to visit, or you need to help someone out, etc. etc. etc. I believe the key for me will to be flexible! Not everyday will look the way I want it to, BUT it is better to aim at something and miss than to aim at nothing at all and hit it every time!

Join me in making plans for your days!

Do you have a daily plan already in motion? What does it look like?

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His Rib: Back in Action

ImageWhere in the world has His Rib been?

Well I’ll tell you! Just like you, I am a super busy mom!! BUT, I have terribly missed my blog and I am ready to hit the ground running and strong.

So what’s coming?

I’m so glad you asked! Here is a sneak peek of what is to come in the upcoming days:

  • Come Fly With Me – A day by day guide to keeping up with the housecleaning in the midst of a busy schedule!
  • How to Coupon Successfully:Your 3-Ring Binder and Getting Started Again (or For the First Time) – Apparently I never actually finished this series… OOPS!! So we are going to finish it up and I will show you how we have lived without couponing (but with the benefits of our efforts) and how I am going at it again!
  • Touchy Topic Tuesdays – They are back!! And with great topics such as guest posts on vaccinations, homeschooling, responsibilities for the kids, and more!
  • Thankful Thursdays – Will debut again! We have so much to be thankful daily. I will share with you some of these things each week.
  • Shiloh: My Third Heaven Baby – I will share with you my experiences as I faced my third miscarriage.
  • And so much more!!! There will be menu-planning, and in-depth look at my personal daily meal plan as I journey to get healthy.
  • Did I mention my devotions will be coming back?!?! Have you missed these?? I have missed sharing them with you!

WOW!!! I am soooo excited! I know there is more, but cannot share all my secrets!!! Are you excited with me?!? I hope so! Thanks for joining me in my journey, and I look forward to your feedback on our ride!!

What would you like to see a post on?

Menu-Planning: 7/2/12

Breakfast

Fruit

Cereal

Oatmeal

Lunch

Sandwich

Tuna

Fruit/Veggies

Dinner

Monday: Turkey Chili

Tuesday: Nachos

Wednesday: Steak for the 4th!

Thursday: Grilled Chicken

Friday: Stovetop Lasgna

Saturday: Pork Chops

What’s on your menu?

Menu-Planning: 6/25/12

BreakfastFruit

Cereal

Lunch

Sandwich

Tuna

Fruit/Veggies

Dinner

Monday: Pork Chops

Tuesday: Tacos

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Panera

Friday: Barbell Burgers… We didn’t get to these last week, so they are back on for this week!

Saturday: Steak!

What’s on your menu?

Menu-Planning: 6/18/12

Boy! When I don’t plan a menu… things are CRAZY! I run around, insane, wondering what do we have that we can make. Not good!! And my poor husband! Well, he ends up cooking more than we both want. So, this week? A plan!!

Breakfast

Fruit

Cereal

Lunch

Sandwich

Tuna

Fruit/Veggies

Dinner

Monday: Chicken Nachos

Tuesday: Speedy Stovetop Lasagna 

Wednesday: Eat Out

Thursday: Pork chops

Friday: Barbell Burgers… Ooooo this a new one on sneaky chef’s site! Excited to try it out!!

Saturday: Left Overs

What’s on your menu?

Menu-Planning: 5/21/12

Ok so I actually made this on Tuesday and “posted” it. I haven’t been on the computer since then and just saw it never posted! Ugh… here it is!

We are busy, busy people getting our house ready to sell. Unfortunately I have slacked up on my blog and my menu :-/ So here we go… finally! (that was on Tuesday since I didn’t post it on Monday!)

Breakfast

French Toast

Fruit

Cereal

Lunch

Salad

Fruit

Crackers and Tuna

Dinner

Monday: Breakfast for dinner – Eggs and French Toast

Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets (hubby is making)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Ribs

Friday: BBQ Chicken Legs

Saturday: Picnic for lunch and Eating Out for dinner

What are you eating this week?

Menu-Planning: 5/14/12

So I was thinking… no one really cares what my menu is, why do I still do it? Well for a few reasons: maybe someone want some extra recipes or ideas, I’ve read other people’s menus and it gave me more options, and most importantly, it forces me to make my plan and keep my family organized and healthier!

So to those who don’t care, well you probably aren’t reading anyways 🙂 and to those who do, here you go!

Breakfast

Muffins

Eggs and Toast

Cereal

Lunch

Salad

Fruit

Crackers and Tuna

Dinner

Monday: Leftovers-we made a lot of meals this weekend and so we have lots of yummy things!

Tuesday: Turkey Chili… I actually forgot it was on the menu last week 😉

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Turkey Nachos

Friday: Turkey Tacos

Saturday: Ribs

What are you eating this week?

Menu-Planning: 5/7/12

I am starting to run low on my frozen meat options, from last summer!!!, but new meat sales are starting again!! Having said that, I have an abundance of frozen ground beef and turkey and I’m running out of ideas. Sorry it is simple and sweet!… Oh and feel free to give me suggestions!

Breakfast

Pancakes

Eggs and Toast

Cereal

Lunch

Salad

Fruit

Left-overs

Crackers and Tuna

Dinner

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: OK, I stole this from The Marathon Mom since I was clueless! Thanks Marathon Mom!! Spaghetti and Meatballs

Wednesday: Leftovers from Tuesday

Thursday: Panera Bread for my husband’s theological discussion group

Friday: Chili… I know, I know, it’s not cold outside, but hey, it’s yummy!

Saturday: Hamburgers

What are you eating this week?

Menu-Planning: 4/30/12

This week if full of mystery shops, studio movie grill groupon tickets, and a NICU reunion for our sweet Elias!

Breakfast

Pancakes

Eggs and Toast

Cereal

Lunch

Salad

Fruit

Left-overs

Crackers and Tuna

Dinner

Monday: Studio Movie Grill Date

Tuesday: Stove-top Lasagna, salad, and bread

Wednesday: Mystery Shop!

Thursday: Tacos

Friday: Mystery Shop!

Saturday: NICU Reunion Party!!! and another Mystery Shop!

What are you cooking this week?

Menu-Planning: 4/23/12

Well last week did not go as planned… AT ALL! So we never got to the hamburgers so they are going back on the list for this week.

We are going on a marriage retreat this weekend so I do not have to plan meals for then!!

Breakfast

Eggs and Toast

Cereal

Yogurt

Lunch

Salad

Fruit

Left-overs

Crackers and Tuna

Dinner

Monday: Fajitas, Rice, and Salsa

Tuesday: Steaks and Texas Roadhouse Rolls – Copycat recipe (per my husband’s request 😉 so I told him he had to make me steak!) … I am going to have him grill enough for two meals

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Panera Bread for Theological Discussion group

Friday – Sunday: Marriage Retreat!!!

What are you eating this week?