Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

What a week! We’ve had stuff going every evening, Saturday my husband had to work 9 hours, Thursday and Friday concluded the membership drive for our concert series and we also had the final concert of the season. The drive went well but was time intensive. The kids were troopers spending 8 plus hours away from the house both days and having to behave while I took checks and inputted information into the database.

Saturday morning was citywide garage sales and I found a couple of houses with little boy stuff and that doesn’t happen very often. Our daughter was excited to find a pair of tennis shoes she was needing and she’s fully stocked on the next size of clothes except for a couple of shirts. Yay for successful garage sale trips.

Once a year several churches in town spend Sunday morning doing yard work and clean up for the houses in their neighborhoods as a way to serve. The house we worked on had so many leaves and sticks it was unbelievable. My hands are sore from lugging countless trash bags of leaves to the curb. The little guy hung out in his stroller and wrap and sister helped pick up sticks and bag leaves. It was a fun and productive morning and the weather was perfect!

This week things should slow down a little and I hope to really start tackling getting things ready for an herb festival our city has every year. I am going to have a booth at it – my first ever!

Have you ever sold any thing at a craft show before? It will be a complete experiment. I’m sure lots of learning will happen.

Wheat free menu plan and goals and From this Kitchen Table



  • Indonesian Fried Rice (This stuff is the best! Regular fried rice is tasteless after eating it)
  • Leftovers from last week
  • Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry (new recipe from  42 Simple & Healthy Dinners)
  • Salad


  • Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (used oat flour instead of wheat. They were kind-of crumbly. Pretty good, just not a huge fan of the taste of stevia)
  • Homemade Yogurt and Granola (using this cooking method)
  • Smoothies or a new muffin recipe if we need it


What’s on your menu? What goals are you tackling this week? Have you ever sold anything at a craft show before?

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9 thoughts on “Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

  1. Susie@homemaker-mom

    Sounds like you have been busy! About the craft fairs , I myself have never done one. But at moment I am getting brave & currently making items to sell at one this year. I am not sure if I will sell well or not but I would love to try it. I hope I do well.
    I have goals this week to continue spring cleaning my apartment, homeschool, do my blog work, craft more inventory to try to sell

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      That sounds just like me! The first show for sure will be a complete experiment. I’m going to try selling several different products and then just see what does well and what doesn’t. It’s so hard to figure out what quantity of each product to have as well. Aaaa. So many decisions. I guess at least I’ll have a better idea after this one for the future. Great goals too! I need to do some more spring cleaning. . .

      1. Susie@homemaker-mom

        Yes yes exactly 🙂 I have no idea how many to make of each as I was pondering that just last night! And I am making a little of this & that to see what sells 🙂 Lets keep track of each other to see how we each do!! I wish you well with it all!

        1. Deanna Michaels Post author

          Sounds like a plan! We’ll have to update each other. What types of things are you making? We are kind-of experimenting with a variety and just will see what does well – room sprays, lip balm, magnets, earrings, mason jars stuff. Thanks – the same to you. I hope our first shows go well.

  2. Lydia @ Not Afraid of the Snow

    What all are you planning on making for your craft show? I have done a few before. Lots of work and people can be so fickle. One show something will go well. Another show, you won’t sell any of that same thing. Crazy!

    Glad you are able to have a little slower of a week as well! Tackle those goals!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Ooo, I’m so glad you’ve done shows before. Do you have any tips to share? The one I’m doing is outside which is always a little scary. We are kind-of doing a hodge podge of items to see what sells and then we’ll re-evaluate for next time. This is what we are working on so far: a couple different kinds-of earrings, magnets, room sprays (made with essential oils), lip balms, and mason jar cups with the straw lids (going to try using chalkboard pain to make spots to write names on some of them) and some with pump lids for lotions and soaps. What did you make? How did you figure out what quantity to make and how to price your stuff? Eeek, that’s a lot of questions – sorry!

      1. Lydia @ Not Afraid of the Snow

        Deanna, I wish that I could say that I have been super successful and so therefore have tons of tips to share. I want a mason jar pump! One of these days, I keep telling myself I need to attempt one.

        I have ventured in a few different areas from homemade scarves to laundry detergent to dried tea. Price. Obviously, you want to make back supplies and your time. I always tended to under price. I had a friend and my mom both tell me what they would pay for the item. This gave me an idea of what others would do. Sometimes running a 2 for a certain price helps move more as well.

        Hopefully that helps a little! Let me know if you have any more questions!

        1. Deanna Michaels Post author

          Yeah, I want to make it worth it but at the same time not charge to much. My mom says I should just hope to break even this first time with start up costs and what not and if I make money great but don’t count on it. That’s a good idea to ask some people. I’ll probably try and look on Etsy for prices some too. Yes, I can see a discount for more than one would help move product.

          The mason jar pumps look pretty cook – my parents have been the ones experimenting with cutting those out so far. The metal lids rust super easily after they’ve been cut into so the plastic lids are looking like the way to go.

          Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I’m sure I’ll be coming up with more questions as we get closer. Oh, what did you do to make your display stand out? I think I have a 10 foot long area and the depth varies based on where you are set up. I have to bring the table and whatever I want to use.

          1. Lydia @ Not Afraid of the Snow

            I was not the best with display, but anything that you can get to break up height is great. Crates work well. Put a box under a tablecloth. I always tried to go cheap because I only did one a year. Even adding something like a big vase that you can put something in. Fresh flowers. Just something to draw the eye to your booth.

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