Thursday, August 21, 2014

Windblown Weary Working Wife and Mom

Home Cooked

Tonight I attempted to make dinner for my husband and I. At 9 pm dinner was still burning in the cast iron, the 18 Month old just went to bed, and my home cooked meal of leftover hamburger bun tuna melt sandwiches, was officially burned. Life at its finest.

Working Mom Burned Dinner Again

Instead of blogging or writing, I have been putting a baby to bed too late, burning dinner, battling foreign objects in the dishwasher, and working more than ever. Life continues to keep us on our toes. We have just added a hip surgery and Spica Cast for our sweet young daughter to the mix. So it seems there is no better time than the present to recharge a different part of my mind and soul. 
Housekeeping with busy infant toddler hip dysplasia

Working Mama Heart

A small limitation to my love of writing has been my full-time gig in the agriculture export industry. My heart longs that one day I will spend more of my days at home. To care for my husband, daughter, and be more involved with church, community, cattle organizations. 

Washington Beef Grilling Recipes Toddler Reading

For this chapter of our lives, I am a full time work away from the home / working late at night mama. I am blessed to work with wonderful people both in my office and around the world which makes the chaos a little more tolerable. Due to such a fast paced workload (the emails they.just.never.end), at the end of the day I am usually burnt out on all forms of communication. I have struggled to continue doing what I truly love, what my soul craves - writing. 

Central Washington Timothy Hay 2014 Center Pivot

I can not promise beautiful photography, how-tos on cleaning or organizing a home...or well anything really! I do hope to share a bit of life's continuing adventures with our family and friends. Our daughter's hip dysplasia journey (upcoming surgery, casting) will be a new topic for my writing. I have scoured blog after blog looking for tips to prepare us for the hill we will be climbing and hope I can be of some assistance to another family one day facing this same situation.

Pre Surgery Bi Lateral Hip Dysplasia WA Mountain Lake

Happy to have you here~

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Frugal Foody - Good Food you can EnJoy.. AND ... aFForD!

So here's the skinny...we are on a budget...a skinny budget. Two full-time working adults, you would think we'd be living high on the hog right? Wrong. Both of us are college graduates and with that comes the college loans, plus we are very fortunate that my husband had the means to build a home just as we started dating so now we have a beautiful piece of land, wonderful home, great investment instead of renting. But with that comes the responsibility of the mortage. When you add up those and a few incidentals here enters the ol' budget so that soon we will be debt free!

The biggest budget area I have been working on shrinking is for FOOD! I am not willing to compromise nutrition, health, nor my Advocare products. However, thanks to the internet I think it is easier than ever to find the help needed to remain a frugal "foody"!
Oh so handy because this little face has already loved every sample of baby food set in front of her...these eyes are saying "FEED ME mama". 

I have known about Zaycon Foods for quite awhile and when I saw that their amazing chicken was on sale again AND the pick up time was now going to be on a Saturday, it was time to finally seize their great offer! In the area we live, chicken is on sale now and can be picked up in Mid-October. Zaycon Foods has locations ALL OVER the US so be sure to check if they have a location near you.

Zaycon Foods Photo
Chicken comes in 40 lb boxes, fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts for just $1.84/lb. CRAZY savings! If you are hesitating because of the quantity of chicken, just remember this freezes well...or you can split the box amongst family or friends. Since we are BEEF eaters by heart, we are still debating whether we split it with our extended families. Butcher season is right about the time we are picking up the chicken, however, I know I'd use up the chicken for lunches, salads, quick dinners, etc!

Zaycon Foods

Zaycon Foods is now selling MILK! The best part about the Milk is that it is sourced straight from my good friend's family dairy! Local milk from right here in Central WA...does it get any better than that? 
I am also trying to wait patiently for the peaches, strawberries to come to the Ellensburg area.  We are really itchin' to get the Wildflower Honey to come here next!! (Fingers Crossed) 
Zaycon Foods
If you have any questions on ordering, leave a comment and I will get back to you in a jif! We are picking up our order in October and can't wait!
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