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Slow Day: Week 13

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each Saturday, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day — and I’ll let the pictures almost 100% speak for themselves, instead of giving many explanations. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

We don’t have our room set up yet (it’s on the LONG list of house to-do’s!), but at least the bed is made! 😉

Making dinner in the Crock-Pot.

This book has been fantastic so far!

The girls were on Spring Break this past week so we all went to Dave & Buster’s as a family for half price games Wednesday and we had a fierce guys versus girls competition. Sadly, the guys won! 🙁

Not pictured: Dinner with my Discipleship small group girls and tea at Frothy Monkey with a friend. I forgot to get a picture of both!

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Brigette’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.59

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.36

1 64-oz carton Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.89

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.49

2 16-oz pkgs Egg Whites – $3.98

2 dozen Eggs – $1.96

1 pkg Zucchini – $1.45

1 Cauliflower – $1.89

1 pkg Radishes – $0.59

1 pkg Brussel Sprouts – $1.09

1 Pineapple – $0.79

1 bunch Bananas (3.20lbs @ $0.31/lb) – $0.99

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $0.99

1 3-pk Multi-Colored Peppers – $2.49

2 pkgs Romaine Hearts – $3.18

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.58

2 16-oz bags Fresh Green Beans – $1.88

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 2-lb bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $4.89

2 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $4.30

3 1-lb pkgs Butter Quarters – $5.97

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.65

1 pkg Sandwich Bread – $0.65

Total: $46.62

Harris Teeter

1 18-ct pkg Eggs (I was planning on buying the Eggland’s Best eggs which were on sale – but my coupons didn’t end up being a match; so I just picked up the cheapest eggs there as I knew we’d need more than the 2 dozen I bought at Aldi) – $1.79

2 16-oz pkgs Mueller Elbows Pasta – $1.68, used  $0.55/2 Mueller’s Pasta or Noodles – 3-18-18 SS; Includes 12 oz or Larger (exp. 04/28/18) (doubled) – $0.58/2 after coupons

2 boxes Mayfield Frozen Ice Cream Treats – $2.98, used 2 $1.00/1 Mayfield Novelty – 3-25-18 RP; Includes 4 ct or Larger (exp. 05/31/18) – $0.82/2 after coupons

1 jar Mrs. Butterworth’s Pancake Syrup – $1.64, used $0.50/1 Mrs. Butterworth’s Lite, Original Or Sugar Free Syrup – 1-7-18 SS (exp. 04/07/18) – $0.64 after coupon

1 box Zing Stevia Packets – $2.00, used $1.50/1 printable – $0.50 after coupon

1 bag Red Grapes (2.65lbs @ $0.99/lb) – $2.62

Total – $6.95

Grocery Total for the Week: $53.57

Weekly Menu Plan


Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Fruit, Scrambled/Fried/Boiled Eggs, Toast, Veggie Omelets

Bacon, Eggs, Pancakes (First Day of Spring Breakfast)


Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Pineapple and Grapes, Fresh Veggies x 2

Salad Bar (Romaine, Baked Chicken, Cheese, Craisins, Fresh Veggies and Fruits chopped, Hard Boiled Eggs) x 2



Since next week is Spring Break, my husband and I are going on a 2-day getaway while my children stay with friends. We will be eating out, and our children’s meals will be provided, so I’ve only planned five days of meals for this week.

Dinner with Friends (I’m making Make-Ahead Butterhorns)

Pan-Fried Catfish (from the freezer – I posted about how a friend had given us a large amount of catfish last week), Roasted Cauliflower and Brussel Spouts, Tossed Salad, Sweet Potato Fries

Cheesy Hamburger Macaroni Bake, Green Beans, Make-Ahead Butterhorns

Build-Your-Own-Burritos (Seasoned Ground Turkey Meat, Shredded cheese, Tomatoes, Avocados from last week, Shredded romaine, Salsa, Homemade Tortillas)

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches (ham is from the large ham I purchased last week), Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Parmesan Zucchini, Green Beans