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  • My favorite part of Peyton’s bedroom refresh is her art from @sheisthisdesigns! I need to order more for Harper’s room and my new office space. I dreamed of having a room like Peyton’s when I was growing up (sometimes now 😆). She’s also has a closet to die for.  I always tell her if she can’t keep it clean, I’m putting my stuff in there.  We’ll be cleaning that out soon! Paint color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.  More room pics on the blog. Link in profile. #heytrinashome
  • Picture of my girls actually fighting against doing any school work.  This homeschooling thing is a full time job! Mr has locked himself in my old office leaving me to fend for myself. I’ve decided to give the girls and myself grace (and 🍷). Not that I’m letting them win, after hours of going back and fourth I have to know when to call it a day.  One night I was up with Peyton till almost 10 helping her finish her work and I knew this can’t be life.  So we’re working about 2-3 hrs a day on school plus reading.  That’s all i got.  Just praying  she passes 4th grade 😩. How’s it going for you guys? #graceandmercy shirts fine @pintsizefaith
  • Another project under my quarantine belt! Peyton’s pre-tween bedroom refresh is done! It looks so good and matches the vibe of the rest of the house. Peyton wanted to kick the bright pinks to the curb. Now Harper wants her room update 😒. Her only update will be a good cleaning 😩. Spent less than $100. Swipe to see the before that was already cute. Links to everything on the blog (link in profile) #heytrinashome
  • Spring is here but no spring break 😓. Just over here washing my hands, trying to stay positive and plotting where I’m going when this is all over. Homeschool was a fail this week but I did finish my new Supermomculture.com site, set up my new workspace and deep cleaned my kitchen.  Currently happy hour at the crib. Can’t wait to rock this @suakokobetty outfit again.
  • My 2nd quarantine project is complete! So y’all remember that cute office I had.... well Mr stole it a few years ago even though it has pink accents 😒. My pictures are still on the wall an everything.  Since then, my main office has been the kitchen counter with my laptop. How am I supposed to run a multi-thousand dollar business from the counter? Being a blogger is one thing but having a retail business is another beast. I have a computer in my guest room where I package orders but it was on a small writers desk with no room for papers or anything.  It was getting too hectic. So I switched the room around to make more space to fulfill orders and work. I shopped my basement to put it together. I super excited to have a new space where I can leave my papers and planners. My desk is the Linnmon desk from Ikea. I already had 2 of these tables that are on the other side of the printer for @supermomculture orders. PS: while I’m being productive my kids aren’t 🤷🏾‍♀️
  • Trying not to come out of this self quarantine 50lbs heavier.  The girls and I did a 30 min Tabata and they are now doing hip hop routines on YT.  I wrote a post last year sharing my favorite free home workouts.  Visit the blog and search workouts or watch my stories for swipe up.  Doing my best to stay busy and being productive cuz after cleaning my kitchen, I haven’t done anything else 😩. Outfit from @jdowfitness #homeworkouts
  • Speed kitchen deep clean! Taking this time to get my home in order. I used several products including my favorite stainless steel wipes. I used a mixture of warm water and vinegar to clean the floors by hand. There are a lot of ways you can disinfect with what you have at home since everyone finally decided to clean up now. I’m also counting this as my home workout 🏋🏾‍♀️
  • Let’s play a game! Since 2020 is turning out to be the “Ghetto” I want to know what you do that would be considered “Ghetto”. I know we act all bougie on the internets but I know there’s something we do that we know would be frowned upon. Set yourself free and tell me in the comments.  I may pick a winner who makes me clutch my pearls... maybe a @supermomculture tee 🤔. I’ll leave mine in the comments 😆 📷 @kaynjames
  • Channeling my inner Supermom powers during this time to clean this house from top to bottom. I’m starting with a kitchen deep clean. Then it’s on to bathrooms, the girl’s rooms, closets and my workspace.  I’ve ordered Mr to paint the guest room, y’all know how that goes 🙄. It’s the last room in the house that hasn’t been painted. Get ready for a lot of home content since I’m stuck here. Let me know what y’all want to see. #springcleaning #heytrinashome
  • Working for yourself can be overwhelming during tax time.  #AD Instead of being stressed out, I headed to @HRblock to meet with one of their tax experts.  My tax pro Darshna was awesome.  She answered all of my questions and gave me some great tips for my personal and business taxes. I plan to use my refund to invest back into my business (and maybe a few pairs of shoes). Save time with convenient hours and get upfront pricing.  Use code 69539 to save on your tax preparation fees at @hrblock . #betterwithblock
  • It's our 1 year anniversary of Supermom Culture.  One year ago I pushed post with a slight panic attack to share a tee and a hoodie that I didn't know if anyone would like, let alone buy.  When they say you have to do it scared, it’s true! I've always wanted to create something fun, cool and comfortable that represents what I stand for.  Thousands of shirts sold and we’re just getting started! I want to thank you guys for all the support via likes, follows, tags and photo shoots.  This movement wouldn't be what it is if it wasn't for you guys. There is more to come for Supermom Culture to celebrate you guys!  Be on the lookout for new drops and live events! Black on Black is now back in stock!  To celebrate I have a special deal when you buy one, get a tee 25% off! If you don’t have one, go ahead and save on the black and white tee. No code needed!  Link in profile. Love y’all!
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10 Meal Planning Tips to Help You Save Money

August 30, 2017

Figuring out what to feed your family every single day, three times a day, plus snacks can be stressful.  When I don’t meal plan properly I usually end up at someones drive through and stuffing my face with french fries. As much as I love me some fries, I can’t feed that to my kids every day. It also doesn’t help with my waistline.  Since my Walmart video dropped (HERE), I’ve received a lot of questions regarding meal planning and budgets.  Keep reading for my meal planning tips that help me save time, money and my sanity.

I spend an average of $125 a week on groceries.  This includes items for Peyton’s lunch for school.  I also try to shop at one store, like Walmart, to get everything in one place.  I typically cook 4-5 meals a week with the most labor intensive meals on Sunday and Tuesday.  Those are the days when I don’t have to rush and take Peyton to gymnastics practice.  Below are more detailed tips that help me to feed my family healthier meals.

  1. Make a master list of meals.  I tend to cook a lot of the same meals but it’s good to keep a list to help you switch it up. Also, make sure you ask your family what’s their favorite dish.  Keep it in a safe place so you can refer to it weekly
  2. Clean out your fridge and take inventory weekly.  My husband is notorious for leaving empty containers and old leftovers in the fridge.  Cleaning my refrigerator helps me to know what essentials I need to restock instead of guessing. It only takes me a few minutes to clean out my fridge and wipe it down.  It also makes it easier to put food away when you come home from the store.
  3. Block out a time to plan your meals.  I write out the days of the week on a paper and what activities I have for the week.  I make a few drafts before I settle on a plan.
  4. Don’t shop without a list.  If I go to the store without a list, I feel like a lost puppy.  Because I tend to forget my list, I snap a picture of it with my phone as a backup.
  5. Eat before you shop.  Going to the store hungry will have you wanting all the things.  To avoid that I try to go after a meal.
  6. Plan for on the go.  Check your calendar for events if you’re not going to be home. If I have an event to attend, there is no point in planning a meal for that day because I won’t be home.  I try to make sure my family has leftovers or something easy for my husband to make.
  7. Train your family to eat leftovers.  I struggled with this at first because I wasn’t a big leftover eater.  Since I’ve been trying to eat right and lose weight I started to eat more leftovers.  I started offering my girls leftovers of their favorite meals and they ate it with no problems.   If they’re hungry, they’ll eat.
  8. Organize storage containers.  Having containers together in one place with the lids make it easy to store leftovers.  Make sure you have both big and small containers.  You’ll save time and money by storing it properly.
  9. Prep leftovers for lunch.  When I go to store our dinner from the night before I put my lunch in a separate container so it’s easy for me to pop in the microwave and eat quickly.  I even bought plastic forks so I can eat on the go.
  10. Add meals to your calendar.  I add my meals to my planner and digital calendar.  It reminds me the night before so if I need to thaw something out I’ll be reminded.

That’s what I do to plan my meals and stay on budget.  It may sound like a lot of work but once you start it will become second nature.  Before I started planning, I would notice I was letting food go bad because I wasn’t buying it with a purpose.  I don’t buy salmon if I don’t intend to make salmon that week.  I’ve saved so much money with planning.  My family definitely eats healthier meals since I started planning.

Do you meal plan?  If you have any meal planning tips, please share in the comments.

  • Charlotte
    August 31, 2017 at 10:51 am

    This is a great list Trina! Love it!

    By the way, I always go to the store hungry, and end up buying a bunch of things I don’t need to eat.
    I’m also bad at keeping a list with me, so I love the idea of taking a picture! I also love that tee. So good!

    Looking good lady!

  • Auntcookie
    September 3, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Just saw your Walmart video and new to your blog. I like it. I try the prepping and I no it works . I just have to be consistent. I say all the time don’t go to store without list. I need to do better, so maybe I’m on my wal along with you.
    Thanks for sharing.

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