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DD1 Got A Job!

June 27th, 2013 at 09:27 pm

DD1 has her first job! Dog walking. How exciting!

Our subdivision has a resident that set up and maintains a Facebook page. At the pool the other day someone suggested that I join.

A lady posted that she had fallen down the stairs and needs for someone to walk her puppy. Turns out she lives about 7 houses down from me. She is an english school teacher. It won't last a long time because this lady will heal and they are also selling thier house. They are not moving far at all and if my daughter does a great job then she might need for for pet sitting at some point.

DD1 is excited! She starts on Monday and will walk the dog at 7pm. This works out well because DD1 usually goes to the gym to exercise. Why not get your exercise in and get paid? Sounds good to me. She is such an animal lover she'd do it for free. The lady asked about money and my daughter told her "I'm just here because I love animals, you can decide that". How sweet so on by Monday I'm sure the lady will look up the going rate and decide pay. She will be walking the dog Mon-Thurs. YAY!


Interview Yesterday

June 27th, 2013 at 01:13 pm

I had an interview yesterday. It was for an Office Manager position for another midstream oil and gas company here in downtown Houston.

The interview went really well! I met with 4 people. There are only 5 people in this office. It is a satellite office. The company started in 2010 and has had 22 aquisitions within 3 years. They have 690 employees in 47 states. They just moved the Houston office to this new location they were originally two buildings away and they have been in the new location for two weeks now. The office has new equipment and futniture. The folks that I met with seemed very pleasant. We'll see if they make an offer!

I'm feeling really good that I have had two interviews this year from ex employees that moved to new companies and value my work so much that they think of me to bring on board!

I treated myself to a small starbucks frap.

Weekend Update

June 24th, 2013 at 06:24 pm

Friday - The girls went to the pool and I managed to sneak in a nap. Then later that evening I took them to see Peter Pan at the Houston Ballet. They had such a great time! The parking meter was $5 and I paid with a $10 and come to find out you don't get change back.

Saturday - My Stepdad came over and we pulled up the carpet and tile downstairs.

Sunday - I made my lunch meals for the week and filled up my car with gas. Went to the pool. Had dinner at my moms.

I forgot to place my Greenling order for delivery tomorrow so I placed it today and I will have it on Thursday. I used an online coupon that saved me $22!

Greenling Delivery (Pictures)

June 18th, 2013 at 05:50 pm

As promised here are the pictures from my Greenling delivery last Monday.

The bins that the food comes in.


The "Local Box" which is a different mix each week of varied produce.


Engine 2 Diet Meals
Everything in this crate is labeled and portioned out. There was even garlic and lemon zest in small containers. The five meals lasted us more than that because I brought left overs to work and we still have things like spring mix, carrots, etc. I can't say enough how much I really like this! For a busy mom working full time this is easy to put together and healthy.


Yesterday we received our second delivery.
Below is what we got with the farm that it came from.
I also added a surprise item (green onions) and some apples.

Sweet Corn - Gundermann Acres
Blackberries - Wheeler Farms
Peaches - Cooper Farms
Mango - G&S Groves
Summer Squash - Gundermann Acres
Kale - Gundermann Acres
Asian Greens Bag - My Fatherís Farm
Red Potatoes - Gundermann Acres
Spaghetti Squash - My Fatherís Farm
Yellow Onions - Gundermann Acres

The Engine 2 Diet this week is
1)Portobello Fajitas with Black Beans
2) Baked Sweet Potato w/ Roasted Peppers, Greens and Cashew Sauce;
3) Spinach Mushroom Stacked Enchiladas w/ Black Beans
4) Mac and Cash w/ Greens
5) Savory Lentil and Greens Soup.
All ingredients are organic and/or local and sustainably produced ingredients and come already washed, prepped and portioned.

So there are my meals for the week! Included in the box was a bumper sticker and some green bags to help store some of the items. I love freebies!

If you'd like to place an order drop me a note and I can give you a referral link to save 10% off your order. There are also coupon codes online that I've been using!



Dave Ramsey Baby Step #6

June 13th, 2013 at 05:48 pm

I thought the Baby Steps would take me forever when I started but now looking back, it really didn't take long at all.

I am now on Dave Ramsey's Baby Step #6 Paying Off House Early. Today I sent in my payment with an additional $500 towards the principal. YAY! I am so excited.

I hope to have the house paid off before I am 40!

Supporting Local Farmers

June 6th, 2013 at 07:54 pm

I am trying out a company called Greenling.com. They deliver fresh produce, meat, diary, honey, etc. all things organic from farms that are local to my area.

This all started when I was looking for the perfect birthday gift for my stepdad. I ordered him a box of fresh organic fruits and veggies then I wanted to give it a try. You know one of those presents that you really want for yourself!

I ordered the "local box" which is a mix of different items from several farms and I added in five meals for two people. Then I used a coupon code I found off the internet and that deducted $35 off of my total and the local box is $34.99. Wow! I'm excited to see how things turn out.

I really like that I am supporting my community and that the items are delivered right to my door. Oh, how I am tired of going to the store these days. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.