I Think I love reading Fall books almost as much as I love watching Christmas Movies. I decided to search up all things Fall and come up with a book list that I am planning on reading this Fall and maybe inspire you to read along with me. Here are Four Fall Books that I think will put us in that Fall cozy feeling.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Alaska is an ideal destination for those seeking desolation—and that’s exactly what Vietnam vet Ernt Allbright wants, despite his wife and daughter’s wishes. It’s woman vs. nature in this gripping story of survival against odds and the elements.
The Year of The Witching by Alexis Henderson
The Handmaid’s Tale meets the Salem Witch Trials meets The Village (or any other sort of cult-like puritanical society). A perfectly dark horror fantasy to give atmospheric air to your autumn reads list.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Between the atmospheric isolated island setting and the murder mystery in this one, this book is definitely a fantastic Fall read for 2020 to curl up with. I listened to it on audio (via Libro.FM….my FAVE way to listen to audiobooks) and it was an incredible narration as I tried to figure out who was dead and which of the wedding guests did it in this slow burn murder mystery. (I have actually chose this book for my Book Club read)
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
Rachel Krall, a true crime podcaster, has a reputation for inadvertently solving murders and affecting trial outcomes. Some judges and lawyers despise her.With a successful podcast and die-hard fans, listeners seek out Rachel’s help and coverage with their stories. Rachel heads to small town North Carolina for a sexual assault trial when she learns about an unsolved death that is seemingly not an accident. Caught up in the drama of both cases, Rachel risks her life for her passion and to help the victims.
If you are looking to join me in reading some or all of these books you can find them all here https://www.amazon.ca/ideas/amzn1.account.AFFMYJZXTN5EBLWBQSKZEM7GXFMQ/2VCMXOUYG3OQK?ref=idea_cp_vl_ov_d
Hello friends. I am finally getting around to creating this post. I have had it on paper for a long time and have done many screen shots for friends so they can have it too. I though it would be best if I created a post so I can share it with friends and any one else that might need a list to follow so they don’t forget anything.
We have done Tent Camping for past 16 years. We missed on year due to trip to Europe but other than that we typically do one to two camping trips a year. The list grew each year as i always brought it with me and added thing that I felt I needed and it wasn’t on the list.
I am going to start with cooking bin
Camp Site Maintenance Bin (Tool Bin)
First Aid Kit
Kids Master List
Cloths Master List
Sleeping Master List
This is my camping list. You can use it as a guide. I would love to know what is one thing you pack that you can not live without and I didn’t include it. I also want to recommend that you make a menue for all your meals so you can pack only what you need. We make block ice at home about a week before so we can save a bit on ice. The blocks keep solid for a while. If you can pack two coolers one for food and one for drinks so you are not opening your food cooler to get drinks all day long.
I am back with a new August Meal Plan. Sorry that I have been a bit MIA but life is a bit different now and I was in no mood to do monthly meal plans or much of anything else to be honest with you guys. But life must go on and one way for me to keep things in order is to have my meals planned out for us. I am still including grill recipes because it is still Summer here even though it doesn’t feel that way when you go to the stores and shelves are filled with Halloween candy and Fall decor. I have also created a new Cooking Channel on Youtube and you can watch a full video on what my thought process is when it comes to my monthly meal planning
My August Meal Plan
The reason why I write it all out in pencil is because in case I want to change things around. I also wanted to share my new menu board that I created on my DIY channel. I love using it every week
Here are some of the new recipes that I will be trying out this month
Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut sauce https://carlsbadcravings.com/thai-chicken-satay-with-peanut-sauce-recipe/
Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs (because we were suppose to be in Hawaii ) https://www.cookingclassy.com/hawaiian-chicken-kebabs/
Grilled Shrimp https://valentinascorner.com/grilled-shrimp-recipe/#recipe
Santa Fe Chicken https://www.spendwithpennies.com/santa-fe-chicken-packets/
Bacon Ranch Chicken https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/bacon-ranch-chicken-foil-packets/
Chicken Sandwich (COPYCAT CHICK-FIL-A SANDWICH) https://cincyshopper.com/copycat-chick-fil-a-sandwich/
Chilli Lime Chicken https://rasamalaysia.com/chili-lime-chicken/#mv-creation-50
You can also get all of these recipes on my Summer Dinner Board on Pinterest https://pin.it/1VbmKjo
And if you need more inspirations on meal planning make sure you check out all the rest of the meal planning posts as well as my meal planning video on my Cooking Channel
I am back with another month of meal plans. This is a first one for 2020 and My goal for 2020 is to provide my family with variety of meals as well as serve up healthy and delicious meals. My family has several dietary needs and I strive to provide clean made from scratch meals as much as possible. Since most of the meals are lower in carbs I do let you know different carb options you can add to your meals since sometimes I do add them for my kids depending how many carbs they had that day. I also like my dinners to have plenty of vegetables and I always serve them with a side salad even if I don’t list the salad in my Monthly Menue.
Here is my meal plan for the Month of January
I will include the list of meals and link a recipe to any that I have. I would also like to invite you to join me on my Youtube Channel where I share many recipes, meal prep, what’s for dinner and other cooking / kitchen related content. You can subscribe here https://youtu.be/75uuF9U6Qy8
My January Dinner Plan
Just a side note my kids will eat all the salad and veggies that I serve in case if I didn’t write it in. The only difference is my husband and I eat lower carb most times.
Hope you find these meal ideas helpful and they help you with your meal planning.
Hi guys. Here is a Fall Free Printable for you. This is great to use with Hiipoo Waterslide decals. You can get 30% off on this by going to https://www.amazon.com/Hiipoo-Waterslide-Transfer-Transparent-Waterproof/dp/B092V22XWZ and using these codes
Heat transfer paper: MVVXPHKY
Waterslide decal paper: O8LQDZBB
Here is the free printable
As I was making a list of all the Fall Cozy Feely movies I wanted to watch I though why not share the list with you. I am not going for scary movies that will be in October but maybe more of romantic, comedy and feel good movies. That is not all I am including but most. Here is what I am planning on watching this Fall. Let me know if you are going to be watching some. Would love to know
You’ve Got Mail
When Harry Met Sally
Mona Lisa Smile
Good Will Hunting
Legends of the Fall
Remember the Titans
Happy Fall Movie Watching. Don’t forget to check out my Fall Book List as well MY FALL BOOK READING BUCKET LIST
The New National Latinx Heritage Month Collection from Erin Condren includes colorful, inspirational planners, notebooks, desk decor and so much more. In honor of National Latinx Heritage Month, they introduced the latest collection in their Heritage and Awareness Moths series. This collection supports the talented artists behind the designs and gives back 35% of the net proceeds through October 15the, 2921 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. You can shop the whole collection here https://shrsl.com/3535h
Here are the featured artists
Dreams in Bloom by Ana Isabel a proud Latina artist form Guatemala whose design reminds us that everything blooms in time and anything can grow to be beautiful. You can shop this collection here
Tigers and Flowers by Nicole Medina a Latina Illustrator whose colorful dream like art focuses on biculturalism, inclusivity and representation. You can shop this collection here
Butterfly Gardens by Aby Cortes who is one of talented Art Directors at EC. With a passion for floral designs, her art inspires us to find beauty in every day. Shop the collection here
Bougainvillea by Ximena Outon who is the Sr. Creative Manager of Email at EC. Her design is inspired by her love of abstract art and bougainvilleas, considered the traditional flower of Mexico. Find the collection here
There is so much to choose from for your planning and journaling and don’f forget the desk decor. I am loving the collection and enjoying it all.
For more information about any of the products, visit the Erin Condren Website
I am sharing some of my free printable here. These will help you plan the most beautiful Christmas Decor for your home. They are simple lists and you can print as many as you need.
Check out my Christmas Planner https://domesticdiva76blog.com/2019/10/30/my-holiday-planner-setup/
Christmas Decor Planing List
Over on my YouTube channel I shared tons of tips on how to create a monthly meal plan and I also briefly touched up on how I create my Weekly Meal plan. I strongly encourage you to check out this video if you are just starting up with meal planning or need to shake things up in your meal planning world. I also shared my March full monthly meal plan so I am sharing it here as well and including some recipes to get you started.
Here are some of the new recipes I am trying out
Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken https://www.eatwell101.com/crock-pot-lemon-garlic-butter-chicken-recipe
Pork Carnitas https://www.jessdukes.com/recipes/porkcarnitas
Mongolian Beef https://therecipecritic.com/slow-cooker-mongolian-beef/
Buffalo Chicken soup https://www.yummly.com/recipe/21-Day-Fix-Instant-Pot-Buffalo-Chicken-Chili-2295556
Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken https://lifemadesweeter.com/kung-pao-chicken/
If you want to watch any of these recipes in action make sure you are following along on my YouTube Cooking Channel
Make sure you check out the Monthly Meal Planning video
Happy Meal Planning
Cheers to another month. Here is my February meal Plan. Happy to report that I have stuck to my January Meal Plan about 85%. I am going to do this months a little different so let me know if you like it this way more or the other way. If you want to see my January Meal plan you can do so Here
The meal without recipes are ones I prepare often and really don’t have a recipe. I am working on creating them for all the meals but at this time if you are really interested how I make something just send me a message.
I hope you found this list of meals helpful in creating your own meal plan
You can also check out my What’s for Dinner playlist over on my Youtube channel
Do you love changing up your home decor often? I sure do. But that can be very costly. So what can we do? I love to craft and paint furniture so that is my go to for Home Decor as well. I have put together my favourite Farmhouse DIYs that I have created and I want to share them with you
This has to be one of my favourite DIYs that I have created using Dollarama’s Cheese board for $4.00. You can find this DIY here
This Candelabra was a thrift store makeover. With a little bit of chalk paint it gave it a whole new life. You can find this makeover here.
These are one of the most used DIYs in my home. The watering can came from Dollarama and with a little bit of paint and rope got a brand new life. The bead tassel garland is one of my faves. The beads came from Michaels with 40% off coupon, came to under $4.00 since I had some left over after the DIY was done. The rope came from Dollar Tree. You can find both of these DIYs here
These beautiful galvanized DIYs were all made from Dollar Tree supplies. These are great to be used in your Spring and Summer Decor but can also be used all year round. The can be found here
I have been so into concrete look DIYs this past year and these are amazing and made from Dollar Store materials. You can find them here
This DIY not only is cute but it’s one of the most used DIYs in my home. This one came at no cost since I got the piece of wood for free. You can find it here
This DIY is definitely a center piece in my Master Bathroom. And coming in under $3.00 you can not beat that. You can find the DIY here.
I hope you have enjoyed these DIYs. And if you are looking for more inspiration you can check out my full Farmhouse DIY playlist here