Summer Reading List 2019

This summer not only will I want to work on Christmas products (yes, in this industry you have to work on products months out) but I want to read more. I want to read books to better myself, for learning, and for enjoyment.

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Summer Birthday Cards Launch 2019

It’s been about two months now since I last released new products. I created these designs in the winter when I was working on handmade birthday cards for my grandmothers as Christmas presents. I like how fun they are and are a way to celebrate those summer birthdays. They also make good cards to send “just because” you are thinking of someone or congratulating someone.

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Meal Prepping as of June 2019

Now that I am back to work with a full-time job, I have started to prep my breakfasts and lunches the night before. I have found this so much easier instead of trying to do it the morning of when I am still half awake before drinking my cup of coffee. It does take some planning but it is work the effort.

One thing I like doing is putting together a list of what I need to buy for breakfast and lunch for the week. I write out what I would like for lunches during the week so I can switch it up. This way I don’t have to run to the store during the week. I do like going later in the afternoon closer to dinner time so the store is less crowded.

Here is what I have been having for my breakfasts and lunches so far:

Breakfast

I have been having two scrambled eggs with two breakfast sausages and some shredded cheese. I prep this the night before in a container so I just have to dump it in a frying pan in the morning. I also have either peach or strawberry yogurt and a cup of coffee (the only one for the day).

The 2 eggs, shredded cheese, and 2 sausages are prepped the night before in a container and then dumped in a frying pan.

The 2 eggs, shredded cheese, and 2 sausages are prepped the night before in a container and then dumped in a frying pan.

The eggs, Activia yogurt and coffee I have for breakfast.

The eggs, Activia yogurt and coffee I have for breakfast.

Lunches

For lunch I try to change it up so I don’t get bored with what I am having. Some examples are:

  • Ham and cracker sandwiches, Babybel cheese, snow peas, apple slices, and a chocolate square.

  • Tortilla ham wrap, Babybel cheese, carrots, apple slices, and a chocolate square.

  • Babybel cheese, cucumbers, apple slices, pretzels, peanut butter (as a dip), and a chocolate square.

  • Peanut butter cracker sandwiches, snow peas, apple slices, Skinny Pop Popcorn, and a chocolate square.

An example of my lunch: ham wrap, Baybel cheese, cucumbers, and apple slices.

An example of my lunch: ham wrap, Baybel cheese, cucumbers, and apple slices.

I know people meal prep for the whole week, but it just doesn’t work with the refrigerator space I have. I mostly wanted to share this too because some of you might feel left out that you can only do a small prep, but it works none the less.

 
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