Anti-Procrastination Tuesday #23

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Today has been an Anti-Procrastination kind of day.  I was actually home all day for the first time in a few days.  I’ve been busy road tripping, my sister gave birth to a new baby boy in Kansas so I HAD to go visit, and I also took a short road trip to a water park with my girls. I so enjoyed my time at both places, but today I was thankful to be home getting my kitchen in order.
I had noticed my pantry, freezer/refrigerator, and garden becoming full of food that needed attention soon, or it would go to waste. It was time to stop procrastinating! I decided to have another “eat from the pantry/freezer refrigerator/garden” week, where I buy very minimal groceries, and make myself concentrate on using up the foods that we have.

~I used up seasoned ground beef that was in the freezer by making tacos
~I used shredded chicken from the freezer for husbands lunch soup
~I used beans from the pantry in same soup
~I made homemade salsa with tomatoes from the garden,
~A new batch of freezer jam with strawberry puree that was in the freezer
~Strawberry banana yogurt popsicles with leftover yogurt and frozen bananas that needed to be used.  

During this process, I realized I had an abundance of beans in the pantry, so I put my girls and their little visiting friends to work making bean art!  Wait until you see how beautiful they turned out! It kept them busy for over 2 hours, which allowed me to get much done in the kitchen.  It was a good day, and I felt so very productive!
New Nostalgia
2 Winners Of  Last Week’s Most- Clicked- On “AP Link”…there was a tie!!:)

I loved this story of how a change in perspective caused her to love her home.  
If I did this, I could save almost $200.00 a year just by making this change in my kitchen.  Someday..
Honorable Mention:
I don’t have a Swiffer WetJet, but if I did, you bet I would be saving money by using this tip!
Winner Of Last Weeks Most- Clicked- On “Flexible Link”

Can you believe she won in the Flexible category, too?  I can!  This is a must- read post so click on over and while you are there, either follow her or subscribe.  You all jive so much with her posts, as she is often the winner, so just subscribe already!! (and tell her New Nostalgia sent you..:))
Honorable Mention
This post just might motivate me to paint my wood trim in my bedroom white.  If you click through, there is a pic of her closet doors. I have the same exact doors, (same size, type and location) in my room.  While you are there, check out her post called “Eggstravaganza.”  There is a mason jar full of eggs that makes me very happy and is going in my “Easter decor ideas” file for next year!

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Looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to!!
Be encouraged, Be Inspired, And Get Something Done!
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  • Marianne
    August 18, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I procrastinated today and didn’t get the post written, but there will be another day tomorrow. Instead I spent the day at the beach and then I visited everyone elses blogs and got inspired.
    Congratulations to your sister. And I love your bean art.
    I am about to fall asleep over my pc and I will now retire. I will come back strongly tomorrow. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ….. 4 hours of sleep is not enough…

  • Leigh
    August 18, 2010 at 4:19 am

    So many great ideas, what a great party! I was so happy to see my bedroom makeover got an honorable mention on your blog this week!

  • Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk
    August 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I haven’t had anything to link up the past couple of weeks, but today I do. Thank you so much for being the gracious hostess that you are. I appreciate the opportunity to link!

  • AliLilly
    August 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for hosting!! 🙂

  • skoots1mom
    August 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    everyone was showing completed items…with my getting in late, i wanted to SHARE something I had done…
    so, I added a recipe from last night…and added pics of my stuffed poblanos 😉

  • Brassy Apple
    August 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    thanks! always fun to link up!

  • skoots1mom
    August 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    new baby boy: CONGRATS!!
    water park with my girls: fun…<3 IT!
    kitchen in order: I’m re-lining all my shelving and drawers..3 down/3 to go.
    “eat from the freezer” week: trying to clean it out so I can load it with ‘summer veggies’ for Winter.
    bean art: haven’t thought of that in years…
    this is my first visit and first participation. eager to read all the posts 😉

  • Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
    August 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Amy!
    Congrats to you sister! I hope she and the baby are doing good!

    Yesterday I did an inventory of our pantry and realized the “pasta department” has exploded. So, we had pasta last night and will probably start having pasta several times a week! Fortunately, about 75% of it is whole grain pasta which my 2 year old loves!

  • Driftwood Girl
    August 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    You’ve been a busy lady! Ooh, I love the getting rid of paper products idea too. Hopefully I can give it a try sometime in the future. Thanks for the great mention!

  • Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
    August 17, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Hi Amy,
    Thanks for the great links! I am definitely trying Clean Mama’s idea!

  • Clean Mama
    August 17, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Wow, thanks Amy + readers! I love how you occupied your girls with beans so you could get something done – beans and rice are a common child entertainer here at my house.
    Becky – Clean Mama

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