Breakfast Stations: The Easy Way for Your Kids to Get Breakfast

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Getting breakfast on the table can be such a challenge!  My friend Kim from Not Consumed has created a great way to help you get your kids fed in the morning.  The easy way!  You know me, I’m all about doing things as easily as possible!

She creates packs of food, either in the fridge or in the cabinet, that are single serving that her kids can grab for themselves.  This is perfect for kids who are going to school or even those of us who keep our kids at home.  It’s just another way to help us in our jobs as busy moms!

Kim has included all of her recipes and printable kid friendly instructions in one easy to download pack and today they’re on sale!  The instructions walk the kids through how to prepare that food.  The price on the combo pack (breakfast stations 1 and breakfast stations 2) is going up every hour today, so be sure to go and grab your set as soon as you can, to get the lowest price.  If you miss the sale, don’t worry, it’ll still be worth it!  Just click here to read even more about it.


Freezer to Slow Cooker Week 4 Printable AVAILABLE NOW!

Crockpot Freezer Meals are hopping here on Sidetracked Sarah!  Over 15,000 people have subscribed by email to Sidetracked Sarah, most of whom arrived because they wanted to get their hands on a free printable menu!  That’s more people than my whole town has in it!  With going back to school season being upon us, everyone is getting organized and into new routines again.  Using the crockpot is a great way to get a handle on meal time, making life so much smoother!

Because you asked me to, I have been converting my menus into printable menus that you can purchase.  It’s taking me FOREVER, but they’re getting done slowly but surely.  Today, I’m releasing Week 4 of the printable menus!   If you love the Crockpot Freezer Meals but want an easier way to print them, this is your chance.  For just $2.99, you can have that week’s menu in a PDF file.  This way you can have it printed out on your counter while you’re cooking and not leaning over a tablet, phone or computer!

Freezer to Slow Cooker - Week 4 Cover

In this very special cookbook, you’ll find:

  • Photos of each recipe
  • 6 recipes
  • Shopping list
  • Assembly instructions
  • Labels for your freezer bags

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The following recipes will be included:

  • Pulled Pork

  • Easy Slow Cooker Chili

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Sweet & Sour Meatballs

  • Chicken & Noodle Soup

  • Sloppy Joes

 Week 4 FB

Many others have said what an amazing difference these meal plans have made in their lives!  Just the fact that you can prepare all your dinners for the week in an hour or two is amazing!  You’ll save so much time, the $3 you’ll spend is more than worth it!  Many people have shared how much their grocery bill goes down, too.  In fact, on Saturday, I was able to pull together a whole month of meals (that’s 24!) for $250 from Walmart, using no coupons and only 3 hours of assembly time.  I’ll be sharing that with you soon, too.

So what are you waiting for?  Buy it today!

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If you’re also interested in the other printable menus, you can go here:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 8

and if you’d like an absolutely free one, just subscribe by email and one will be emailed to you immediately!


Save Money: Learn How to Fix Things in Your Home

Save Money:  Learn How to Fix Things in Your Home - SidetrackedSarah.com

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I’ve always had an entrepreneur’s heart!  I remember back when I was still dating Ryan, he was living in an older home with paneling on the walls.  I grew up watching my dad fix up our old 100 year old home, and he made it look easy.  I remember listening to Ryan about the paneling and I chimed in with, “why don’t we sheet rock it, it’s not that hard”.  Ha.

 

Imagine a barely 20 year old boy, who has never done much of any kind of home repair being told this.  By his girlfriend.  You know, the one who he’s always wanting to impress?  Guess what I got to help him do?  You guessed it, sheet rock (aka drywall) the walls.

 

We’ve lived in a lot of different homes since we got married over 18 years ago.  When we buy a home, we buy it for a  low price and fix it up ourselves.  We’ve vastly improved the conditions of our homes.  I’ve been pregnant, barefoot (ha, just kidding), and repairing homes for years.  (Of course, I’ve been pregnant almost 6 full years of my life…so that makes sense, right?)  My husband and I have learned so much about fixing homes.  We’re not always the best at what we do, but chances are, we know the basics of how to do it.

 

7 Ways to Learn How to Fix Up a Home

  • Books – We have a few different home repair books sitting on our shelves.  If we have trouble knowing how to do something, we look it up in the book.  We have this book:
  • The Internet – Have you ever noticed that someone else has almost always had the same problem you’re having?  Just do a general search for that question and sure enough, someone has written about it!  You don’t always find an answer in this way, but a lot of times you do.
  • You Tube – I know this is part of the internet, but I figured it needs it’s own blurb.  Because seeing how to fix something is so much better than just reading about it.  There are many videos on home repair on YouTube.  Don’t under estimate.
  • Ask a Professional – Many of us have friends and/or grandpa’s who know a little something about home repair.  When in doubt, seek out someone who has done it before.  Explain to them that you are trying to learn how to do it and see if they can explain it to you.
  • Assist a Professional - When my husband isn’t sure how to fix something or knows he’ll need support that I can’t offer (as a female in charge of little kids), he’ll ask a friend of ours (who is also a contractor) if he can pay him to help.  The friend is getting paid, but it is usually well worth it, as he’s always very knowledgeable about the home repair.  He knows the fastest and best ways to get the job done without it looking like a little kid fixed it.
  • Watch HGTV – Yes, seriously, lol.  Of course, if you need to know right now, that won’t work, but if you would just like a general education, this is the channel for you!  I don’t tend to be a TV watcher, but while we’re on vacation, when I want to lay around, I’ll watch HGTV for the fun of it.  I learn so many bits of helpful home fixing information while I do.
  • Trial and Error – Believe me, this is not always the best way, but sometimes we learn by trying.  If the new product comes with directions, we read them (or I do anyway, lol) and we follow them to the best of our knowledge.  You’d be amazed at how much you can learn, just by trying it out on your own.

 

These are the steps we go through when we begin a renovation.  Do we fix everything in a home?  No, definitely not.  In fact, as we’re getting older and busier, we’re having to teach ourselves to hire some of it done.  It’s so hard to do that, lol, but so freeing at the same time!

 

Some of the repairs we’ve done to homes include, replacing windows and doors, laying ceramic tile, laying peel and stick tile, replacing counter tops, replacing window and door trim, ceiling fans, light fixtures and plumbing, etc.

 

Tell me about some of the home repairs you’ve learned to do?