Friday, January 2, 2015

Last Day of Christmas Break

This is the last weekend of our Christmas break. 

Here are a few things we accomplished today: 

Cleaned the bathroom and kitchen from top to bottom. 
Washed, folded and put away all the laundry. 
Prepared our bags for heading back to school on Monday. 
Put Christmas tree and all decorations into storage.  
Mended three pairs of jeans for my daughter, which saves me money. 
Took my Mom to the doctors office for lab work. 

Speaking of mending clothes, there are so many groups on Facebook now and they even have one for mending clothes. The group is called Make Do and Mend-able in case you are interested in joining. They want to share your Makes, Mends, and top tips for Making Do, and is for people who Upcycle, Repurpose, Make Do and Mend.   


I love Ebay.  :)

I just bought these new shoes on there for my daughter.  The pair she is currently wearing is the pair I bought her to start back to school in LAST year and they had begun to hurt her feet if she walked in them too long, so it was time for a new pair. 

I utilized the same procedure I did to buy her Christmas presents. I used money I had from selling on E bay things that we no longer used, so I don't feel like I spent any new money on these. Rather I feel like I traded for them.  It is such a great way to get her the things she needs without having to find the money in my budget. After all, athletic shoes can be very costly! 


Here are a few things we ate this week:

Lunch on Wednesday...

Baked Potato, steamed broccoli, sliced cucumbers, and red & yellow peppers. Plant based, healthy, delicious, and very affordable. 

Lunch on Friday...

Grilled cheese sandwiches & tomato soup...It's been so nice to have steaming hot lunches instead of a cold lunch these last two weeks. Today is the last day of Christmas break though, so no more hot lunches from home through the week for a while. 


Chick Fil A used to serve a very good Carrot Raisin Salad, but it has been off the menu for about a year now. I've always made a copycat version of the recipe because my daughter always enjoyed it. Now that it's been off the menu for a while, Chick-fil-A has issued a press release about this salad...
Nostalgia and the holidays—around here they go together like carrots and raisins. That’s why, for the first time, Chick-fil-A is releasing its time-honored recipe, Carrot & Raisin Salad.
Carrot & Raisin Salad is one of our company’s original southern recipes. Prepared and served by founder Truett Cathy himself, Carrot & Raisin Salad was a menu staple for four decades. While it’s still a Cathy family favorite, Chick-fil-A removed Carrot & Raisin Salad from the menu in 2013 to make way for new salads and a new wrap.
 If you'd like a copy of the recipe just click here:

Chick-fil-A Carrot Raisin Salad. 

I made some of the salad today, and it is as good as I remember. Here are some photos of a batch I made today.

It's so good and refreshing and more affordable than green salads at this time of year. 

In the mail this week, I received...

A free calendar from Pillsbury...  


How was your day today?



  1. Happy New Year!

    I've never had this particular carrot salad, but I make one with carrots, apples and raisins (or craisins) that my family loves.

  2. Happy New Year to you, Shara. Your carrot salad sounds good too, I'll have to try it with craisins sometime, they are so good. :)


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