Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update

Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update

I’m feeling it. The end of the school year is here and summer here we come!  My 3 girls’ last day of school is tomorrow! Today and tomorrow are just half days due to finals for 2 of my girls who are in high school. My youngest does not think that is too fair and is trudging through her last days. I’m so proud of all of them!

Next year they will all 3 be in high school. Oh boy! Send the prayers! They will all be riding together in the same car with my oldest driving, so pray that the bickering would be minimal and not a driving hazard! Ha!

Seriously though, I cannot believe how the years have passed so quickly. I cannot believe I get to experience these high school years with them. I remember when I was sick, wondering if I would be around to witness this. I am so thankful.

Braces, driver’s license, first jobs, first homecomings, proms, and boyfriends. Loads of homework and at times loads of drama. I love it all.

I will share more about my summer plans in the next weekly update. Bring it on, summer!


Weekly Goals

Meal Plan — grocery list +5 meals

Dates — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

Do a Pin — 10 Reasons To Grow Mint

Reading Progress — Anti-Cancer: A New Way Of Life; The Out-of-Sync Child Grows UpNothing To Prove; One


Daily Personal Health Goals

Spiritual — journal, Scripture, pray, meditate

Move Body — walk, yoga or strength training

Hydrate + Nutrients — water (80 oz a day); leafy greens & berries, vitamins, powdered greens, seeds


 Everyday Home Goals

{doing these things every day has changed my world!}

Make Bed

Wipe Surfaces (quick wipe bathroom sinks/counters, kitchen counters, tables)

Clutter (quick pick up and a few minutes wherever it is accumulating)

One Full Load (dishwasher & laundry–don’t stop until dishes and clothes are put away!)

Floors (quick sweep, vacuum & spot clean — if needed)


A Chore A Day Goals

{these daily chores have been key to keeping my house clean in minutes a day!}

– Bathrooms (all but the floor…that will come on Thursday!)

– Dusting (“work quickly, top to bottom, left to right” –Clean Mama)

– Vacuuming (just the middles will do)

Th – Floors (sweep & mop)

– You choose! (did you miss a day? No worries. Fridays are catch up days!

Sa – towels & sheets (nothing like fresh sheets and towels!)

Su – none (just do Everyday Home Goals listed above)

{Homekeeping Goals Inspired by Clean Mama’s Simply Clean Book}

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Latest Obsessions

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Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Coffee Squares

Oh my. I cannot keep buying these because I can’t stop at just one.

I have a dear friend who is getting cancer treatment in Houston but lives here in the Midwest. I went with her last October, and she shared some dark chocolate coffee squares found only in Houston. I loved them. I looked them up online and could not order them, but my sweet friend surprised me several times by leaving a package of the chocolates on my porch after coming back from treatment.

When I saw these Dark Chocolate Coffee Squares from Trader Joes, I thought “surely not.” They sounded very familiar and were in the same shape and packaging as these other Houston chocolates. I tasted one and sure enough, they tasted identical. If they are not the same chocolate I would be very, very surprised! Makes me happy!

Crushed Ginger Dorots, perfect for Ginger Tea!

Crushed Ginger Dorots

I accidentally bought these Crushed Ginger Dorots, thinking they were Minced Garlic Dorots! Whoops! I found a great way to use them this week and now I’m obsessed.

My Todd and I tried out a new Korean restaurant last weekend for date night. They served the most wonderful ginger honey tea. When I finished my cup there were matchstick pieces of real ginger at the bottom of my cup. No wonder it tasted so delicious! I decided to replicate the tea at home and nailed it! I used 2 squares of Crushed Ginger Dorots, 2 teaspoons of honey and hot water. So delicious! Ginger is so good for the body. Really, this should be a blog post. Yes, I think I will write a post with this delicious tea recipe and the health benefits of ginger. Stay tuned! Make sure you are subscribed to New Nostalgia so you don’t miss a post!


Ongoing Obsessions

Kindle Fire

This ongoing obsession with my Kindle Fire is not letting up. I especially love using it in the evenings when tucked in bed. It’s like my own perfect sized, personal television. Before I indulge in watching Netflix, Amazon Prime shows, or my fav YouTube Channels,   I make sure I read at least a chapter or two of whatever book is on my Kindle. I love using the same device to both read and watch.

Essential Oil Diffuser

Still using it daily and love it! The Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser by AromaSoft is amazing for getting the scent out into larger rooms. It is priced very reasonably and works so well! After buying 4 other diffusers, I did some research, read a ton of reviews, and bought this one. I’m so happy I did!  My most used oils are these 2: Sunshine Spice Synergy Blend for daytime; Good Night Synergy Blend for nighttime.

Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken

Recipes I’m Making This Week

{I follow a loose guide every week: Tuesdays are taco night, Thursdays are Spaghetti night, Fridays we order out for family night, Saturdays are Leftovers, Sundays are after church Crockpot or InstantPot Meals. Mondays & Wednesday I get more creative with the menu}

Monday – Chicken Enchiladas

Tuesday – Tacos (beef with Cotija cheese)

Wednesday – Chicken Noodle Soup

Thursday – Spaghetti night (with homemade sauce sweetened with carrots!)

Friday – Family night (order out)

Saturday – Cashew Cheese Nacho Dip

Sunday – Crockpot or Instantpot (ready-to-eat after church!) Pressure Cooker Indian Butter Chicken

{Watch my Instagram Stories for a glimpse of the making of these recipes. I often capture my cooking process!}


Instant Pot Weekly Staples

Crockpot Bone Broth (made it in Instant Pot this time)

Instant Pot Yogurt  | Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats | Instant Pot Quinoa Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs |


What are you wanting to get done this week?

What recipes are you planning on making?

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  • Alison Rash
    May 26, 2017 at 7:00 am

    You are awesome, friend! I learn from you daily. ❤

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 30, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Goodness. Such a sweet comment friend. <3

  • Alison
    May 23, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Lots of great inspiration here, Amy! I especially like the ginger Dorothy. Mi remember going to an Indian restaurant and drinking that delectable tea with matchstick ginger at the bottom. Heavenly! The Indian Butter Chicken looks delish too.

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 25, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Yes! Matchstick ginger at the bottom of a tea cup is one of the most delightful discoveries! I saw it and thought…”no wonder this cup of tea is so delicious!”

      I think you will love the Indian Butter Chicken. Let me know if you try it and thanks for commenting!