Hello March

Hello, sweet friends! This is my view right now…I’m holed up inside due to another winter wonderland storm. Not that I mind…this soul of mine is a bit of a homebody, and I deeply enjoying sitting down at my desk and making things happen. Wherever you are today, whatever your weather is like, I hope that your March is starting off beautifully!

I am linking up with The Tiny Twig‘s March Goals post!

Great things that happened in February:
1. Snow days! Hans and I got some sweet time together at home, which was a blessing.
2. The Olympics. I’m fascinated by them.
3. Hans made me Red Chocolate Chip pancakes on Valentine’s Day 🙂
4. We hosted a Downton Abbey watch party, which was ridiculously fun…lots of lovely people and good food. Those two things, as far as I am concerned, make the best gatherings.
5. I worked out consistently and made a conscious effort to eat healthier.

February Goal Setting Update:
1. Watch the Passion Conference Livestream
I did this! It was marvelous. My favorite session was Judah Smith.
2. Pray with Hans about a couple to mentor us. 
We didn’t make as conscious of an effort to do this as we should have. We need to continue to pray about it!
3. Develop a healthy morning routine
I did this! My morning routine consists of getting up around 5:30/6:00, eating a healthy breakfast, doing my quiet time, and making an effort to look presentable for the day. However, I would like to add this morning yoga sequence to my mornings, too.
4. Blog at least twice a week. 
I didn’t meet my goal exactly, but I did blog regularly!
5. Pare down my book collection
Oh baby…I got rid of about half of my books! It was almost like giving away my children, but it felt so good to purge! Plus, I made some extra cash by selling them to a local used book store 🙂

March Goals:
1. Concentrate on continual prayer – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
2. Intentionally celebrate our engagement anniversary/six month marriage anniversary!
3. Do 45 vs. 30 minutes of cardio when I work out.
4. Create a two week long blog series (can’t wait to share this one with you guys!!)
5. Have another freezer meal making day.

What I’m looking forward to in March:
1. Spring Break! We’re meeting our best friends down in Galveston, Texas and camping on the beach. It’s going to be the cheapest vacation in the history of ever because we’re poor, but I can’t wait to make a crap-ton of memories with David, Carly, and Hans 🙂
2. Celebrating six months of marriage on March 7th!
3. Going to Ikea on our way down to Galveston. I love Ikea like a fat kid loves chocolate cake.
4. I’m saving up for a pair of Tieks shoes! Do you think I should get Cardinal Red or Matte Black? Decisions, decisions!
5. The Noah movie comes out on March 28th. I. Cannot. Wait.

What do you want to make happen in March? What are you looking forward to this month?

Under Grace,
Rachel

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5 thoughts on “Hello March

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    • Hi Allison! I’m glad you’re here! Basically, freezer meals take some planning and some Pinterest 😉 I spent an afternoon searching through recipes that my husband and I would like, things that weren’t too expensive, and meals I could throw in my crockpot.

      I made a list of all the ingredients that I would need for each recipe, and then consolidated it into one big list that had things like “8 cans of diced tomatoes” and “10 pounds of chicken” on it. Cue one gigantic trip to the grocery store!

      I labeled all of my ziploc freezer bags with sharpie (recipe names and cooking instructions). As far as food prep, I did all of the veggies first and put them into big bowls so I only had to chop once. I put the meat in the bags first, then veggies, and then anything canned. Then it was a matter of sealing up the bags and throwing them in the freezer! It took all day, and my kitchen was a MESS, but my husband and I were set for meals for a couple of months!

      Basically, it just takes a bit of organization and planning. It’s so worth it though! I *love* not having to stress about dinner…just toss a bag into the fridge overnight to defrost, and then put it in the crockpot the next day! Here are some websites to get you started. Again, Pinterest is a fantastic resource!

      http://www.mommysfabulousfinds.com/2013/09/easy-crock-pot-freezer-meals.html
      http://whoneedsacape.com/2012/11/crockpot-freezer-cooking/
      http://www.ringaroundtherosies.net/2012/02/freezer-cooking.html

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