Weekly Planner layout

Just finished this week layout for my planner.  I am differently needing some fall wash tape.  I think I will need to make a trip to Michael’s this weekend for some.  img_0969


Our Fall Mantel

I finally got my fall mantel finished, and it looks great.  I didn’t want a lot of decorations just enough to say fall is here, and I think I got it.   My husband says I am missing a wreath.  I’ll see if I can find one at Michael’s, but I think this is good for me.

Have you decorated for fall yet?  What did you do for your decorations I would love to know.    img_0950

Favorite YouTube Channels

I love me some YouTube and when I find the time I am either watching something with cooking or planner videos.  I have a few favorites that I always watch when I want to see some cooking videos.  They would be:  Shelly’s Home Life; She’s in Her Apron; Margaret Bieler; and Noreen’s Kitchen.  These are always my first picks for cooking videos.   Shelly also has another channel for her crafting is equally as good.

For planner videos, I have to watch these girls.  Home with Tanya; T.T. Scraps; and Cheaply Chic.  They put together some of the most gorgeous spreads and very creative as well.   You just have to check these girls out.

what are you go to YouTube channels?

Planner Layout for this Week

I am using Petit Cheri printable for this weeks planner layout.  Check her shop out on Etsy.  She has so many cute planner spreads.


Pantry Staples

When I talk about pantry stables these are items that I must have in my pantry at all times. These items below are what I have on hand always. On those nights I just don’t feel like cooking, but took meat out I can easily throw something together with these items below. Keeping stables on hand does make like a little easier.
Now, some would say you have to have the best quality ingredients which I agree with if you can afford to do that. Sure I have bought some good quality olive oils in the past, but I soon learned that I can get cheaper oil and save some money. Not all brands are good, but there are lots out there that are good and inexpensive. I do a lot of shopping at Aldi which some people may think that this store had bad quality food, or even beneath them to go. Well about 90% of my list below I can get from Aldi and there is nothing wrong with the product. Sure there are some products at Aldi that are just okay or not good depending on your taste buds, but that is not the whole store. You have to try it to find out what you like verse what you don’t there.
When I buy wine it is normally just for cooking. I don’t get the most expensive but I do look for a good name. I don’t use wine often in recipes, so I just buy a couple of those signal size wines to keep on hand. They are about a cup or a little more which is perfect for recipes. You also don’t have to go out and buy all the staple items at once. Just slowly pick up a few each time you do shop and before you know it, your panty has all the staples to make a complete dinner.
Chicken and Beef stocks
Minced garlic
Seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, etc.)
Pasta sauce
Tomato sauce
Gravy (chicken, beef, pork, turkey)
Diced tomatoes
Beans (dried or can)
Olive oil
Tomato paste
Vegetables (frozen or can)
Peanut butter and jelly (fav)
Sesame oil
Soy sauce
Oil (corn, vegetable etc.)
Worcestershire sauce
A1 sauce
Non- stick spray
Red wine (signal serving bottle is good)

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