Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update

Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update

Weekly Update

It is October! One of my favorite months.

You all know me, I am all about the cozy and any excuse to hunker down and nest. October is the perfect month for this.

October came and brought on dreary days, both in clouds and life in general. There is so much hard going on in the world. Last week was a very sad and slow week, and I (like so many of you) felt like I was in mourning after the Las Vagas shooting. It was a sadness that has been hard for me to shake.

This morning I woke up to the news of wildfires in Cali and more lives lost. I have been dealing with the sadness and loss by slowing down and doing a bit of self care with journaling, reading, praying and thinking, even if it is just a few minutes a day.

When I take the time to do this, I find true hope and am able to be a better friend, wife, mom and woman. I then can love and serve well.

Do whatever it takes to love and serve well. We need each other right now, and part of being there for each other is taking care of ourselves.

If slowing is what you need, start now—close your eyes and take 5 deep breathes. Even with those little running around, you can do this. Even with those deadlines looming, take a breath. Even with those thoughts that are crushing–especially when you slow– do it anyway. Just breathe.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18


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Weekly Goals

Meal Plan — grocery list +5 meals

Dates — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

Do a Pin — Strawberry Beet Chia Pudding


Daily Personal Health Goals

Spiritual — journal, Scripture, pray, meditate

Move Body — walk/jog; yoga or strength training; Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor

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

Reading — The Little Book of HyggeNothing To ProveChasing SlowThis Life I Live: One Man’s..;


 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}


New Likes:

My Fall Cozy Picks From Target 

Disclaimer: there are affiliate links on this page. They are used to New Nostalgia and help withe the costs of running the site.

I have been purposefully building areas of ‘nests’ in my home for my people. I love zeroing in on this in the fall. I do this with ambient lighting, candles, warm lower wattage lightbulbs in lamps, baskets of blankets sitting around, cozy pillows, soft music and mugs of warmth for my hands and delivered to my loved ones.

Next month is my birthday and I’ve been checking out Target and all the cozy finds! I love having a bit of birthday money to spend on all the cozy things! I gathered my favorites from Target above. They are all affiliate links so if you use them you will be supporting the blog.


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Recipes I’m Making This Week:

I follow a loose guide every week, with these 9 themes as a guide. Watch my Instagram Stories to see some of these recipes. I often capture my cooking process!

{I had to share this old image with you of my Avery helping me photograph the Tomato Pasta Sauce recipe. Its an oldie but a goodie! Look how small she was! She is now 15 years old. Look at our old kitchen!}

Breakfast for Dinner

Scrambled Eggs & Toast


Taco/Mexican Meal 

None this week, but you should try: Homemade Enchilada Sauce


Pasta Night

Spaghetti in Tomato Pasta Sauce–sweetened with carrots!



Spaghetti in Tomato Pasta Sauce–sweetened with carrots!


Organic Chicken Meal

Vietnamese Chicken Curry


Grass Fed Beef Meal

Best Swedish Meatballs


Wild-Caught Fish Meal

Parmesan Crusted Cod


Instant Pot Meal

Vietnamease Chicken Curry


Slow Cooker Meal

None this week, but you could try: Crockpot Bone Broth



French Lentil Soup



Nutella Latte

Homemade Granola Bars

“Best Recipe I Ever Messed Up” Bars


Essential Oils Recipe

“Almost Fall” Blend — 2 drops orange 1 drop cinnamon bark 1 drop vanilla


Instant Pot Weekly Staples

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Quinoa

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Black Beans



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