What’s New?

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I am going to do my best to keep blogging and reading blogs…I took a long needed break and hopefully got organized and ready to stay organized.

This week’s Listicles:

NEW TOYS: that need to be find a place to where they won’t take up too much room.

school bus magnets hess truck hat and gunNEW CHRISTMAS CARD: I really loved our card this year, it really captured Dino’s personality.


NEW CELEBRATIONS: Each year brings new celebrations and joys. To start off this year, Balboa’s 8th birthday was on the 5th…time sure if flying around here.

frameNEW POUNDS: all the delicious food that was hard to deny and now sits on my body

NEW MEMORIES: Dino once again surprised me and understood more about Christmas this year. It was wonderful to watch and live this holiday through his eyes.


NEW CHALLENGES: as to what to buy family and friends AND making sure the magic of Santa lives on for our son

NEW CLOTHES: with gift cards I stacked up on clothes and undergarments from Dress Barn and Soma…so excited.

NEW PEAPOD SERVICE: you all know I use Peapod, but now they have pickup in addition to delivery. By picking up my order each week, I don’t have to pay for a delivery fee…that’s a savings of $7 a week!

Free - no pick-up fee. Pick-up your groceries free. No minimum.

NEW ORGANIZATION: set up a meal plan, pantry organization, coupons to get and stay organized. Though let’s not forget, to save money, as well.  Sunday Coupon Inserts is a great service, for less than a dollar each you can purchase all the coupon inserts.

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Sunday Coupon Inserts

NEW ATTITUDE: A new year brings a new beginning, new start, new choices…I know I will be able to rock my routine and stay organized.

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About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


What’s New? — 18 Comments

  1. I have so missed you Karen and was so happy to see you back here today. And I loved seeing what you have all been up to. I totally hear you about the extra pounds and will definitely trying to be more conscious of this now that the holidays are over. Again, glad to have you back and Happy New Year!! 😉

    • thanks babe…I think in the past I made it too complicated or tried to be fancy and do things that weren’t me. Just making it work for us seems to help.

  2. I took a bit of a blog break too. Hoiping to get more active on *other* people’s blogs agin this year. Participating in Listicles is a good start, anyway. 🙂

  3. What a beautiful family! That picture of all of you makes me so happy. It’s really great! I am loving the Christmas Card picture. Nice hair! Dino looks so very cute. I can see why you choose that picture.

    My mom always used Peapod. It really did help her, so I am a total peapod supporter. I think it helps so so so many people – not have to worry about going out or not having to ask people to take them to the store. I know the delivery fee is expensive, but I think it’s totally worth the expense.

  4. Happy to see you back Karen 🙂
    I loved Peapod too… I don’t think they have it here in South Carolina..
    I loved the Christmas card and the picture of your family, Dino is such a cutie.
    Happy 2014!

    • of course I missed this week…but I will be there next week babe. Slowly getting back into it. Oh man, that stinks that peapod isn’t in SC… Can’t believe it seems like it;s been ages since New Years, right?

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