Hillary Chybinski

Monday, September 19, 2016

Meal Planning 2016 - Week 38

Weekly Meal Plan - Real Food for Real Families

Happy Monday Meal Planners! You are a meal planner - aren't you? If not, why not? While I admit that planning meals each week is not my favorite thing to do, it does save me both time and money.

Each Sunday, I set aside some time to plan out our dinner menus for the week. I do this before we hit the store on Sunday, and base much of it off of things we already have on-hand. This week I had to take three evening meetings into account during my planning as well. Busier nights call for meals that require less prep and are easier. While it's a drag on Sundays, throughout the week, I'm always grateful for that time and effort because my weeknights go easier.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Meal Planning 2016 - Week 37

Weekly Meal Plan - Real Food for Real Families

We survived the return to school! Last week, both the kids went back to school, and this week, I'm starting a new part-time job. Things never seem to have a moment to get dull around here. As always, planning and staying organized help keep things running smoothly. My weekly meal plan is part of that. Taking a few minutes (okay, realistically more like an hour) to review our upcoming calendar and what we have on-hand and planning out meals for the week, helps me feel more in control of my time.

I track my weekly meal plan ideas here on the blog to share with all of you, as well as in my bullet journal.  On my weekly spread, I have added a box for meal plan, and write in each day's idea. If I deviate form my plan, I may make notes in my journal, or I may just let it go - it really depends on my mood and time availability. How do you keep track of your meal plan?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

5 Fall Fashion Must Haves

5 Fall Fashion Ideas for Women

Unfortunately, it feels more like summer around here than fall this week. But that doesn't stop my love of fall fashion. Ever since my mom took me back to school shopping when I was little, I have had a mad love affair with fall fashion: boots, jackets, sweaters - BRING IT. I would bring my haul home, rip off the tags and try everything on, spending time creating different outfits and matching the new with the old to make even MORE outfits.

Based on my recent trip to the mall, little has changed. I still love fall fashion - it's my favorite season because you can really wear piratically anything. And while that may seem overwhelming, there are a few key pieces that you should have in your wardrobe. These pieces will work with things you already own, to expand your options and carry you into winter. What are these magical fall fashion pieces? I'm so glad you asked . . .