I have a little night table in my cart at IKEA that I'm going to order to tuck in between the two beds for books and to hold a little reading lamp as well. The double dresser they had in their last bedroom definitely won't fit, so I'm iffy as to what I'm going to do. We have a cube shelf on the way which I think should tuck into their closet. There are also 2 hanging bars in their closed with a shelf, so I'm wondering/hoping that perhaps we'll be able to fit all their clothes in the closet combined and do without a dresser. I'm really not sure though and I'm going to have to wait until the truck arrives and I can see what works and what doesn't.
Cute little thing isn't it? It's in my dwindling budget and will work for the girls, so I just need to find a cute little reading lamp and that'll be a good start for them!
On another note, I'm so happy to have found a local farmer who has grass fed, organic beef, chicken & pork! Thyme for Ewe Farm is my new meat source and they are delicious! I purchased a few items last weekend at the market to try and received my first larger order today of fresh beef and pork! I split up the steaks and the ground beef into smaller pkgs and have a nice little stash of delicious organic meat in my freezer! I'm a happy camper!! But I'll be even happier next month when they get in bacon! Yum! I haven't found any organic bacon yet, so I'm kinda missing that and am hesitant to try store stuff.
Tonight I actually had the energy to make a nice dinner for dh and kids too! Roasted chicken with baby potatoes, corn & gravy. They all cleaned their plates so it was a nice, warm & filling meal for them! Up until today I've been making "easy" meals but I'm trying to start with my menu planning and sticking to a budget. Ideally I'm going to make a list of meals they can all eat together, which will make my life easier. Maria doesn't eat beef, so there has to be a variety some nights, but I know that meal planning is going to be a huge help!
Next week it's just the girls & I, so I'll see what they're interested in having. I can't make a lot of meals that they've been asking for (spaghetti, etc..) until the truck arrives with all of our kitchen stuff. I have a very small supply of pots, pans and baking sheets so as I'm planning meals I need to think to myself, "do I have enough cookware to actually make this?". It's an interesting process to be sure... lol!
Well I should run, I have to throw on a load of laundry, tidy up a bit before bed and say a prayer that the truck arrives sooner than later, or at least before I lose my mind! LOL!!
Have a great night & thanks for reading!