The holidays are almost here, and for most, that means stocking up on pantry staples, as well as snagging a few odd items like pumpkin pie spice and a bag of fresh cranberries. In an attempt to always make the most of my time, I've streamlined my grocery list-making process by downloading a helpful list by simplemom at The Art of Simple. I'm not a mom, but it seems I'm constantly grocery shopping for the 'growing boy' in the house.
Whether the grocery store is in your back yard or 20 minutes away, I hope you find downloading this list helpful. Perhaps you have your own system of recording what goods you're out of. With this list by simplemom, you could print and mark on a new printed sheet every time, but I'm on a kick to use up all of my random notebooks before I hit print. I slid mine in a sheet protector and keep it hanging on the side of the fridge. When it's time for a big grocery trip, I pull out all of my future recipes and use this list as a cross referencing tool to compile my big list in a notebook.
For those of you shaking your head and saying 'Jess, there's an app for that!!'... I have tried that route and wasn't a fan for two reasons. 1 - I hate to be that person 'grocery shopping' but really staring at her phone and causing bottle necks midway down the aisle. My cart and I will zoom past you and make you look up so fast. I inherited my Mother's grocery shopping sprinting skills. And 2 - Physically crossing something off my list with a pen is totally gratifying. I did convert my whole life/work calendar to my ical a few years ago and am thrilled with that. But, please just love me and my grocery list - enjoy!
Ps. We have been working so hard on our house lately, and we're loving it more than ever. The dining room, living room and kitchen have recently been painted (what a job!) and some new lights were added. We're slowly piecing this place together to make it our own abode. Updates coming soon. Hey, there's Aaron Rodgers Danny in our attic installing lights! What a trooper.