Aldi had a grand opening near us last Thursday, and I have high hopes that shopping there will help us reduce our grocery bill. Our closest grocery store is Harris Teeter, which is nice, but I feel the prices can be absurdly high for a grocery store. It is super close to us, so we are always going there for last minute items, but it drives my husband crazy. I was impressed with Aldi when we went to visit, although I splurged on a few fresh flowers, so slashing the grocery budget could be a slow process. I think I've also mentally "reallocated" the money we will save about ten times too!
I had two extra large picture frames lying around that I couldn't figure out a real use for, so I decided to put some wrapping paper in the frames to see if I could use them for something then. I felt kind of silly, but once I did that I realized that one would be a perfect little "tray" to use in my closet.
Despite the fact that I did a pretty decent cleaning out of my closet last week, I still feel like I have nothing to wear. It took me awhile, but when I was working, I created a bit of a "uniform" for myself with a pencil skirt, sweater, and scarf or necklace. I can't seem to find something similar that works for me casually. In a moment that can only be described as a mid-life crisis I decided to buy (and keep) this top. For some reason I actually like it, but the husband is not a fan, and I know it looks ridiculous. Oh well, the other moms at the park can just stare at my ruffled disaster.
Something that isn't a complete disaster is this dress from Old Navy. It's easy to wear for every day, and I added a scarf and wore it to church last Sunday.
To go with our pork chops on Wednesday night, I used this simple recipe to make baked apples and they turned out exactly how I had hoped! My parents love baked apples, so I can't wait to make this for them. In other cooking news, I also tried making the two ingredient banana pancakes for SC's breakfast. While they weren't picture perfect, they turned out pretty good and SC seemed moderately enthused about them.
Well, that's all I have for this Friday, so I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!