Meal planning is necessary if you want to maximize your grocery savings. Successful meal planning uses many of the same ingredients in dishes throughout the week so that any perishables don’t go to waste. You’re also less likely to pick up the phone for take-out if you already have an idea of what to make for dinner. Having a template makes the process much easier, so I made this cute printable meal planner. This is what I use every week for my family and it definitely helps!
Halloween is almost here! Fall is my favorite time of year, and I’ve always loved Halloween. The candy, the costumes, the horror movie marathons… what’s not to love about October?
Now that it’s nearing the middle of the month, Mr. Sublime and I are furiously prepping for Mini Sublime’s second Halloween. Just shy of six-months-old, she wasn’t aware of much last year, but now that she’s a year and a half, I’m sure she is going to be much more involved this year.
The activity I’m most excited about is a surprising one: pumpkin carving. I hardly ever got to carve pumpkins as a kid. My parents were strictly uninvolved in all things Halloween-related, so all relevant activities were delegated to my middle sister who was such a perfectionist that she usually confiscated my pumpkin and finished it herself if my carving skills weren’t up to her standards. So, I don’t have many memories of this rather typical childhood event, but I’m excited to start making some with my own little family.
I have a feeling Mini Sublime is going to be more interested in swishing around the pumpkin innards than anything else, but that’s okay! It is great sensory play for her and will keep her occupied while Mom and Dad work with the sharp objects.
So, in preparation of our evening of messy fun, I designed a few templates for our pumpkins that I thought I’d share with all of you! Just click the images to view them full-size, right-click, and select “save image as” to save them to your computer for your printing pleasure.
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