Meal Planning

Two of our top priorities in the Watkins’ household are eating healthy {mostly} and staying within our monthly entertainment/groceries budget. We also try to sit down together for dinner as much as possible, even though some weeks that’s only once or twice! One of the easiest ways to simplify this aspect of our lives is through meal planning! There are numerous services out there that will email you a weekly planner with meals, recipes, and grocery lists. How convenient, right? I thought so too, and I still think it’s a great option for some families! But, I love browsing Pinterest for recipes {can I get an AMEN?} and I found that meal planning services just didn’t meet all of our needs and wants. So, I came up with my own system that tends to work well for us. Keep reading to learn how I manage our meals every week with Pinterest and a monthly calendar! Continue reading “Meal Planning”


Simply Abundant

My verse for 2015Β was John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

The enemy did come. He stole my joy, my passion, my motivation, and my grace. He attacked my marriage. I was lost, discouraged and without hope. I felt ashamed that my seemingly easy life had been turned upside down again and guilty that I assumed our marriage wouldn’t be under attack by the enemy. Β I was paralyzed by fear and couldn’t foster new relationships. God felt distant.

But God is good.Β When he put the word ABUNDANT on my heart, he had better plans that I did. Continue reading “Simply Abundant”