Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends & readers!

This year my resolution includes trying to live a more organized life.  Mainly I mean in my day to day life, my house, my work, etc.  I’m not an organized person by nature.  I have papers & bills in various places, which results in late payments.  My cabinets are a mess, and I never can find what I need, though I know I have it. My dream in life is to be chosen for a magazine home makeover, and have a professional decorator/organizer come and whip my house (even just one room!) into shape.  So, if you know anyone in publishing…

But, I could definitely stand to do some organizing in the virtual world.  As anyone with a busy life will know (and let’s face it, who doesn’t have a busy life?), meal planning is essential.  Ever since Elliott came along and I went back to work, we have only been able to survive our weekly routine if I plan meals in advance.  Usually I email recipes to myself to open on my iPhone or iPad, as well as email grocery lists to myself.  Sometimes I can’t remember which email address I sent it from, or which I sent it to.  This is where Ziplist comes in.  I recently became a member of Ziplist and I love it!  It keeps everything in one place.  I can open the website from my computer as I’m planning, and I can open the app on my iPhone when I’m grocery shopping.  It’s so handy!

Now, you can save recipes you read on my blog to your Ziplist with one easy click.  I’m sure you’ve noticed this feature on many other blogs.  I always seem to be about 2 steps behind these days!  Within the recipe, you’ll see the “print” button, and now there’s a “save” button as well.  Because of the way this feature works, we had to do a little changing of the way my blog works.  You’ll have to click “Read more” for the recipe.  It’s a minor change I hope you don’t mind!

Now for a little photo fun, here’s Elliott enjoying his traditional black eyed peas & collard greens on New Years.  I was shocked that he really actually seemed to love them!  394797_10100652842325952_1757673023_n

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7 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

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    Sarah — January 5, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Happy New Years to you and your little family! BTW, I started a new blog page so once I get done posting about 2012 I will no longer use my other one. Just wanted to let you know! :)

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    Sarah — January 5, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    PS, when you click on my name it should take you to the new one. ;)

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    Suzanne — January 7, 2013 @ 6:09 am

    Happy New Year to you as well! I am also in a constant state of trying to stay organized. I usually look up recipes on the computer while on lunch break, and then dash out to buy non-perishables. Then I text my husband the list of perishable items and he buys them so they’re ready when I get home. It’s a crazy system, but seems to work for us.

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    kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts — January 7, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Happy New Year! I wish you luck on your quest to be more organized!

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    Shannon — January 8, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    Happy New Year!! Good luck with the organization thing. Since moving from Nashville and not working now, I’m trying to get a handle on the whole organization thing. And I love, love, LOVE seeing pictures of E!! He is SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!!!!

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    JulieD — January 9, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    Happy New Year to you and Nathan and Elliot and Jesse!! So stinkin’ cute, I agree with Shannon, keep on sharing the pictures of your little guys!

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    Katie — January 13, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Happy New Year!! Love you and that little man! Funny- my new year plans are some what the same, simplify and organize! So far somewhat good….:)

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