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Freezer Meal Labels Printable

Freezer Meal Printable Labels

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I made Printable Freezer Meal Labels that I want to share with you today. I also learned of a freezer stocking method I am excited to try. Read to the end!

I do not often set aside hours to stock my freezer with freezer meals. (This may change now that I see how easy MyFreezEasy makes it. 10 meals in an hour!!) Instead of one big session to stock my freezer, I am more likely to double or triple a recipe and throw the extras in the freezer for later.

When I do set aside the time to do this, I love the rewards! Picking a meal out of the freezer is the best. It’s a good day when dinner entails thawing a frozen meal and throwing it in the crock-pot. The rewards of a well-stocked freezer are real! It saves time, money, and the what-am-I-making-for-dinner headache.

Freezer Meal Printable Labels

Before you toss the meal in your freezer, you will need to label the meal. It will save you the time of needing to research the directions later. You will have all the details needed when you pull the frozen meal out at a later date.

The labels can also be used if you are giving the freezer meal to someone else as a gift. You don’t want the new mom trying to figure out what the directions are, so make sure you print these labels to tape on the freezer meal!

The labels include a place to write in

  • Recipe Name
  • Date Prepared
  • Number of Servings
  • Directions

The labels will print on an 8.5X11 sheet of paper. You can also purchase sticker paper if you don’t want to have to tape the labels on the bag or pan.

Use the Freezer Meal Labels Printable to record: Recipe Name, Date Prepared, Number of Servings and Directions. The PDF is available in two colors! I also share a resource to help you stock your freezer! 10 meals in just one hour!

Use the Freezer Meal Labels Printable to record: Recipe Name, Date Prepared, Number of Servings and Directions. The PDF is available in two colors! I also share a resource to help you stock your freezer! 10 meals in just one hour!

Print the Freezer Meal Labels Printable. The PDF includes both the pink/floral and purple/gold versions.

If you want help figuring out what meals to make, check out MyFreezEasy. 10 meals in one hour? Sign me up!

MyFreezEasy is a membership program where members receive 8 new meal plans each month. The Premium membership gives members access to the “build your own meal plan” desktop app. This is perfect if you want to mix and match the plans and recipes.

The goal of MyFreezEasy is to help members create their own meal plans so they can make 10 – 12 meals for their freezer in less than one hour. It takes a specific type or style of recipe and meal to make that happen. Erin (of $5 dinners) has designed pre-set meal plans with that goal in mind. You will be able to get 10 meals into your freezer without spending all afternoon in the kitchen. Sounds like a good plan to me! 

The premium membership includes 8 New Meal Plans Each Month (all plans include 10 meals each):

  • Traditional Plan – mix of different types of meals
  • Gluten-Free Plan – completely gluten-free including sides
  • Slow Cooker Plan – all freezer to slow cooker style
  • Clean Eats Plan – all “clean ingredients”
  • 20 Meals Plan – includes 20 meals instead of 10: mix of different types of meals
  • All Chicken Plan – all recipes use chicken breasts/chicken thighs (perfect for when chicken goes on sale!)
  • All Ground Beef Plan – all recipes use ground beef 
  • All Pork Chops Plan – all recipes use pork chops or pork tenderloin

I am browsing the meal plans for this month and cannot decide which one to try. I’m deciding between the Slower Cooker Plan and the Clean Eats Plan. The recipes look tasty and the recipes and instructions put together well. The shopping list, assembly prep instructions, and meal assembly instructions are very clear.

The member area also contains a video library, a resource library and a free freezer cooking workshop. 

Every day that you pull a meal out of the freezer, you will be thanking yourself for putting in the time filling your freezer. Check out MyFreezEasy!

Use the Freezer Meal Labels Printable to record: Recipe Name, Date Prepared, Number of Servings and Directions. The PDF is available in two colors! I also share a resource to help you stock your freezer! 10 meals in just one hour!

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Spring Cleaning Resources

Spring Cleaning Resources

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We have enjoyed a few warm days and I love the sneak peek of spring. I am looking forward to the warmer days of spring when I can open the windows and enjoy the fresh air in my home. And plenty of sunshine! The peeks of spring weather make me want to freshen up my home. It’s motivating to get started on some spring cleaning…or in my case, I am focusing a bit more on decluttering first.

Do you feel the same way? Do you want to open your windows, enjoy the sunshine, and freshen up and simplify your home?

Spring Cleaning Resources 

I have a few spring cleaning resources I want to share with you today. There are a few for your home and then one for more than just your home.

 

Spring Cleaning Resources: 30 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge – free printable, Conquer Your Clutter Bundle – a bundle of resources (ebooks & ecourses), How to Clean Your Window Tracks without Scrubbing, How to Clean Kitchen Appliances, The Toy Detox, Spring Cleaning Pinterest board, Clean More Than Your Home e-mail series 

Baby Shower Name Game Printable

Baby Shower Name Game Printable. Available in 3 colors: pink, blue, and teal

I have a quick and fun baby shower game for you today! It’s the Baby Shower Name Game. 

Each guest will write down a baby name that begins with each letter of the alphabet. The first guest to write a name down for A-Z is the winner. I have included three colors for the printable. You can pick the color based on the gender of the baby or there is also a gender neutral color if the mom doesn’t yet know the baby’s gender.

Baby Shower Name Game Printable in Pink. Free.

Baby Shower Name Game Printable in Blue. Free.

It’s your call if you want them to be able to write down just boy names, just girl names, or both boy and girl names. 

If you feel pressure to have a game, but don’t want the games to take over the shower, the Name Game is perfect!

And if you need prize ideas. Just grab some dark chocolate!

Print the Baby Shower Name Game Printable. The PDF includes the girl version (pink), boy version (blue/navy), and gender neutral version (teal).

Baby Shower Name Game Printable in Teal. Free.

What is your favorite baby shower game to play?

Baby Shower Name Game Printable. Available in 3 colors: pink, blue, and teal

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52 Week Money Saving Challenge

Are you familiar with the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge? I like the idea of a savings challenge, but I am not 100% on board with how it is set up. The typical plan challenges you to save $1 the first week, $2 the second week…until you save $52 the last week of the year. It’s a simple way to save an additional $1,378 in 52 weeks, but I do see how this can be a struggle when December rolls around.

52 Week Money Saving Challenge Printables

Compare what you are saving the first 4 weeks of the year to the last 4 weeks of the year.

  • During the first 4 weeks, you save a total of $10. Average: $2.50 per week.
  • During the last 4 weeks, you save a total of $202. Average: $50.50 per week. 

Saving $2.50 per week is probably not a huge struggle. $50.50 per week may be harder to accomplish, especially considering that this takes place in December.

I created a 52-Week Money Saving Challenge Printable back in 2014. The original printable was for the year 2015, but now I have an undated version for you to use any year. You can start this challenge at any point throughout the year.

The original 52-Week Money Saving Challenge ($1 per week, $2 per week, etc.) results in a savings of $1,378 in a year. You will still end up saving $1,378 with this updated challenge, but it will be easier to save when you spread it out. 

If you do decide to start this challenge in January, this schedule will be much easier as you will be set up to save the least amount in December. You will save $110 during each 4-week cycle, with an exception of the last 4 weeks of the year. If money is tight in December, you will feel relief! This schedule asks you to save only $58 during the last 4 weeks. You will only have to set aside $8 in your budget to save the last week of the year. $8 is much easier than $52!52 Week Money Saving Challenge Printables FREE Printable52 Week Money Saving Challenge

I am also including the reverse version of the original challenge. Save $52 the first week, $51 the second week…until you save $1 the last week. Pick the schedule that works best for you.

52 Week Money Saving Challenge Reverse Printable

FREE Printable: 52 Week Money Saving Challenge_Reverse

It can be easier to make saving a priority when you know what your goals are. Writing down your goals can make you feel more accountable. At the bottom of the printable, there is a place to write down your savings goal.

Write down what you are saving for: Mortgage? Vacation? Home updates? College fund? Credit card debt? Feel free to share in the comments:

Why are you saving? What is your goal?

Do you need to establish financial goals, develop a budget and stick to it, kill off debt, and get clear on what your financial picture looks like? Check out the Real Life Money Plan eCourse by Jessi at jessifearon.com.

Here is more info on the course:

  • The course includes 13 video lessons.
  • This is a self-paced online course, which means that you can take this course at your leisure. There is no time restriction on when you can start.
  • There is a 25 page pdf workbook to accompany the course that acts as practical application for the lessons you will learn in the course. 
  • There are bonus trainings that will walk you through setting up a zero-balanced budget and reconciling your bank statements. 
  • There is a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy for whatever reason, you get a refund. 

She is gifted at encouragement and is an enthusiastic teacher. If you have ANY desire to design a money plan that fits your life, I suggest you check out her eCourse.

I had the opportunity to view Jessi’s course and her passion for helping you is so evident. She asks you to commit and not just go through the motions as she wants you to succeed! She wants you to focus on progress, not past failures. She will motivate you to move forward with the best decisions for YOU.

Jessi’s work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Rockstar Finance, TIME/Motto Magazine, Money Saving Mom, and The Penny Hoarder. 

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52 Week Savings Challenge Printable. Save money every week and track your progress on the printable

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Free Printable Habit Tracker

Free Printable Habit Tracker

I don’t make New Years Resolutions every year, but I instead like to break my goals into smaller time frames. Monthly, weekly, daily…it depends on the goal I want to set or the habit I want to create.

For some goals it’s easier to focus on creating a habit. I wanted to become a morning person and get up before my daughters every morning. By forcing myself to do it for a few weeks straight, I ended up creating a habit of getting up before my girls each day. Once it was a habit, I didn’t even have to think about it every morning. It became my new normal. I’m on a break from it as I have a newborn, but I plan on getting back in the habit in 2017!

When you want a change in a specific area of your life, sometimes annual goal setting is not the answer. Focusing on a mini goal or creating a habit can be a better way to succeed depending on the change you want to make.

Small daily habits can make a big difference over the course of a few weeks, months, or even longer.

Free Printable Habit Tracker

Do you have a new habit that you want to create in 2017? One little task or activity that you want to focus on this year?

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

  • Move or exercise
  • Take a walk
  • Take 10,000 steps
  • Drink X ounces of water
  • Enjoy dinner as a family
  • Technology breaks
  • Write
  • Read devotion
  • Complete cleaning routine
  • Complete morning routine
  • Make bed
  • Floss
  • Read with children
  • Get 7 hours of sleep
  • Write down 3 things you are grateful for
  • Complement someone
  • Read for enjoyment

When I decide what habit I want to create, I find that writing it down and tracking my progress makes all the difference. Once you decide what habit you want to create, find a place to track the habit. 

I want to share this free printable habit tracker with you. It’s available in teal or pink. Download and print. Check off each day you complete your task. Place in a prominent place so you can see your daily progress. 

Free Printable Habit Tracker: 2017

Free Printable Habit Tracker: 2017

Free Printable Habit Tracker: Teal

Free Printable Habit Tracker: Pink

What daily habit do you want in 2017?

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Free Printable Habit Tracker. Track your daily habits in 2017.