Monday, April 20, 2015

You are...

In case you need a reminder today......

You can print out a PDF or JPG copy HERE
Happy Monday friends!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hello Fresh ROCKS

A few weeks ago a sweet friend posted about something 
called Hello Fresh on FB.
I had never heard of it so I clicked on the link
 and it sounded GREAT so I ordered. 
We've been using it for several weeks now and we LOVE it so!

So what is Hello Fresh?
It's a meal subscription service that sends you fresh food each week along with great, simple, healthy recipes. Three meals for either two or four people per week.

How does it work? 
1. They create great, healthy recipes. You pick from the choices for the week.
2. They do the shopping for you.
3. They ship it to your door.
4. You make the meals using their easy to follow recipes.

So why do we love it?
It is so stinkin' easy. THEY DO THE SHOPPING FOR YOU. Seriously. Everything you need for each recipe is in the box and arrives at your door in a box full of ice packs.  The only thing I've ever had to use is olive oil. That's it.

I don't throw away lots of extra food. Often a recipe will call for a small amount of something but I have to buy a bunch and end up throwing the extra away and I hate that. Like if a recipe calls for two green onions I have to buy a whole bunch and end up throwing the extra away.  With Hello Fresh they send me exactly what I need with no extra. I love that!

The meals are healthy and YUMMY! I don't know about you but I get in such a rut sometimes- cooking the same old thing. Their recipes are awesome and we've loved absolutely everything we've made. And the portions are awesome- not skimpy.  My husband is a healthy eater and he has been completely satisfied with each meal.

They get us to try things we might not normally try. I am not a big fan of veggies at all but I've even tried some things I never would have and loved them. I've also tried some spices I never would have but since they were included, we did and loved them.

The recipes are easy to follow and take 30-40 minutes at the most.  They have step by step directions (with pictures) that tell you exactly what to do.  They are super time saving and dish saving!  One night I roasted some tomatoes on a pan in the oven and when they came out, the recipe said to put the fish on that same pan- so I only had to clean one pan! Less dishes always is better!

At first glance it may seem expensive but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it's really a good deal and is actually less than we wold spend if we ate out three times.

If you want to learn more check out the video below, check out the Hello Fresh website and if you are interested in trying it out you can use this coupon code: Y3GX9X for $40 off your first box! For two that means the first box is only $29!

Here are a few pics of the meals from our boxes:

{how cute is that tiny little bottle?}

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

It is Well Boxes

It is Well Boxes {named after the beautiful song It is Well } 
is an idea that God put on my heart several months ago. 
And yet I ignored it. 
Okay maybe not ignored. 
I thought about it but did nothing with it. 
It seems like there are so many people battling serious illnesses 
and so many people who have suffered the loss of a loved one 
and my heart just breaks for them.
 I just kept thinking....what can we do to bring them a little hope and joy? 
I kept thinking...someday, when I have more time I'll come up with a plan. 
{Like that is ever going to happen?}
But God kept bringing the idea to mind and so recently, 
with the input of some of my sweet friends, the idea is becoming a reality! 

What is an It is Well box? 
Surprise gift boxes put together with lots of love and prayer and mailed anonymously to folks battling a serious illness or who have suffered the loss of an immediate family and need a reminder of God's love and comfort. They will be full of comforting items and point to the hope we have in Jesus. Think of it as a secret surprise from God to brighten the day of someone who needs it so! 

Many of the things in the boxes- printables, scripture cards, bookmarks- I will make or have friends create but a few will cost money. At this time we would like to purchase socks from the fabulous Notes to Self Socks company, mailing envelopes, 
and postage to mail the packages. 
{I contacted the Notes to Self Socks company and they are willing 
to give me 25% off if I place an order of 50 or more because they loved the idea! They ROCK!}

How can you help? 
1. PRAY: Please pray that God would direct us in every detail 
of these boxes including what should go in them and to whom we need to send the boxes. 

2. Financial Support: Would you consider helping us financially to 
bless some sweet, hurting people? Every donation, small or large, 
will help and will go directly towards the It is Well boxes- 
once the small Go Fund Me percentage is taken! 
 The more we get donated, the more we will be able to add to the boxes 
and the more boxes we will be able to send!
You can donate HERE

3. Physical Help: If you live in the BCS area and want to help 
by putting together the packages, comment below 
and I'll let you know when we gather to put them all together. 
We would love to have you help us!

4. Item Donation: If you have something you'd like to contribute to the It is Well boxes, please let me know! 

God is so good and faithful. 
I posted about this last night on Facebook 
and we are already almost halfway to our first goal!