As a busy florist with a husband and toddler, the last thing I want to do when I get home from work is cook dinner. Because I want to play with my baby! Before I had Cooper was the first time I began freezer crockpot meals. I figure out my recipes, make a giant grocery list, and prep all the meals at once. Then I am able to pull out a bag the night before a pop it in the crockpot in the morning before work. Then when I get home from work dinner is served!  The biggest trick I’ve learned is that it is important to buy a crockpot that has a timer and switches to warm after the cooking time. You don’t want your food over cooked when you work late.

I posted on facebook the other day that I made 30 crockpot meals for under $300 and it was so cool how many people wanted more info. So I know this is my flower shop website, but this was the best way I knew to share all of this info at once with everyone. Enjoy!

My first time doing this I started out by finding a link like this. Six-Healthy-Freezer-Crockpot-Meals-in-50-Minutes  If you don’t want to do tons of meals, this would be a great way to go. Plus it has the grocery list ready for you. If you decide to use my list below, you will also include these recipes, but the grocery items are already included in my giant grocery list below.

Here is the Freezer Meals Grocery List for 30 meals because I made two of each. If I missed anything or added something up wrong, I apologize in advance! I was able to buy all of this for under $300 and just went to Kroger. I’m sure you would be able to get better deals if you went to Aldi, or Costco, etc.  You could also take the recipes and just make one of each for 15 meals.

Here is the list of all the recipes.

Freezer Meals– plus you need to print the ones above from 6 Healthy Freezer Crockpot Meals. But remember, the grocery list is already included in my grocery list.

The best way I have found is to do all the shopping when you have time to just leave everything out and start placing in bags. So here is the mess!

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And then you bag up each individual bag and hope that your husband comes home in time for clean up. I totally lucked out time!

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If you have any questions, please let me know. I’d also love to hear which recipe is your favorite!

 

 

 

We had such a wonderful time planning Sharon’s wedding! Sharon had an amazing Step-Mother who was an amazing party planner! There was not a single detail missed with this gorgeous wedding. We can’t wait to see the professional pictures by Grier Photography, but here is a little sneak peek from us!

The wedding was at the family’s private residence in Delta, OH with a gorgeous lawn overlooking a lake for the perfect ceremony and an amazing barn for the reception. Unfortunately it ended up being one of the hottest days of the year at around 95 degrees, but when we picked up the rental items the next day, the flowers were still perfect!

Sharon's Bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, soft purple roses, soft purple sweet peas, lavender, purple agapanthus and white hydrangea.

Sharon’s Bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring soft purple roses, soft purple sweet peas, lavender, purple agapanthus and white hydrangea.

Bridesmaid's bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, soft purple roses, soft purple sweet peas, lavender, purple agapanthus and white hydrangea.

Bridesmaid’s bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, soft purple roses, soft purple sweet peas, lavender, purple agapanthus and white hydrangea.

Birch arch decorated by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring huckleberry, willow, white and lavender hydrangea, soft purple roses, lavender, and purple limonium.

Birch arch decorated by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring huckleberry, willow, white and lavender hydrangea, soft purple roses, lavender, and purple limonium.

Aisle decorations by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring a mason jar with a burlap wrap, purple hydrangea, soft purple roses, and purple limonium.

Aisle decorations by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring a mason jar with a burlap wrap on a shepherd hook(provided by the bride), purple hydrangea, soft purple roses, and purple limonium.

Memorial Arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring purple hydrangea, orange zinnias, and purple roses.

Memorial Arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring purple hydrangea, orange zinnias, and purple roses.

Wine Barrel arrangements by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring, huckleberry, purple hydrangea, white hydrangea, soft purple roses, and limonium.

Wine Barrel arrangements by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring,  purple hydrangea, white hydrangea, soft purple roses, and limonium.

 Wine Barrel arrangements by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring, huckleberry, purple hydrangea, white hydrangea, soft purple roses, and limonium.


Place Card arrangements by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring lavender and white flowers.

 decoration by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a single lavender stem.

Napkin decoration by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a single lavender stem.

Centerpiece arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring white hydrangea, soft purple roses, lavender, salvia and limonium.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring white hydrangea, soft purple roses, lavender, and limonium.

Parent's table arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring soft purple roses, white hydrangea, and purple limonium.

Bridal Party  table arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring soft purple roses, white hydrangea,  purple limonium and lavender .

Bar arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring purple hydrangea, soft purple roses, and purple limonium.

Bar arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring purple hydrangea, soft purple roses, and purple limonium in a burlap accent vase.

Bride's bathroom arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, blue hydrangea, purple roses, limonium, and seeded eucalyptus.

Bride’s bathroom arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, blue hydrangea, purple roses, limonium, and seeded eucalyptus.

Ceremony/Reception Locations: Private Family Residence; Delta, Ohio

Photographer: Grier Photography; Toledo, Ohio

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen; Sylvania, Ohio

Decor: Mager Designs; Toledo, Ohio

Linens: Meredith Party Rentals; Toledo, Ohio

Catering: Mancy’s; Toledo, Ohio

Wedding Coordinator: Your Perfect Day; Perrysburg, Ohio

Hair and Makeup: Chelsea Sparks

DJ: Jerry Endicott

Man oh man, there are so many things that made me love this wedding!

  1. Photographer pictures make my blog posts a million times better. (Thank you Haley Elizabeth Studios!)
  2. Then add in our gorgeous flowers and I can’t stand it!
  3. The wedding was at Stone Ridge Golf course, where Kyle and I got married!
  4. Rose quartz and Serenity Blue are the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year!
  5. Everyone was so sweet at this wedding… including the Groom’s Grandma who made the wedding cake!

Check out this awesome video from Fordham Footage too!

Photo by Haley Elizabeth Studios. Tiffany and Kevin with a bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Featuring blue eryngium, blush roses, queen anne's lace, blue tweedia, champagne spray roses, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus

Photo by Haley Elizabeth Studios. Tiffany and Kevin with a bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Featuring blue eryngium, blush roses, queen anne’s lace, blue tweedia, champagne spray roses, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus

Photo by Haley Elizabeth Studios. Tiffany and her girls with a bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Featuring blue eryngium, blush roses, queen anne's lace, blue tweedia, champagne spray roses, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus

Photo by Haley Elizabeth Studios. Tiffany and her girls with a bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Featuring blue eryngium, blush roses, queen anne’s lace, blue tweedia, champagne spray roses, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus

Bridesmaid's bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring blue hydrangea, blush roses, blue eryngium, and dusty miller

Bridesmaid’s bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring blue hydrangea, blush roses, blue eryngium, and dusty miller

Photo By Haley Elizabeth Studios. Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring blue hydrangea, blush roses, blue eryngium, and seeded eucalyptus in a wooden cube

Photo By Haley Elizabeth Studios. Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring blue hydrangea, blush roses, blue eryngium, and seeded eucalyptus in a wooden cube.

Photo by Haley Elizabeth Studios. Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Featuring a trio of apothecary vases filled with blue tweedia, blue eryngium, a blush rose, a champagne spray rose and seeded eucalyptus.

Photo by Haley Elizabeth Studios. Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Featuring a trio of apothecary vases filled with blue tweedia, blue eryngium, a blush rose, a champagne spray rose and seeded eucalyptus.

Pew Decor by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring blue tweedia, blue eryngium, and seeded eucalyptus

Aisle Decor by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring blue tweedia, blue eryngium, and seeded eucalyptus.

Cake by Kevin's Grandma with flower accents by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Featuring blue eryngium, blush roses, champagne spray roses and seeded eucalyptus.

Cake by Kevin’s Grandma with flower accents by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Featuring blue eryngium, blush roses, champagne spray roses and seeded eucalyptus.

Ceremony/Reception: Stone Ridge Golf Club; Bowling Green, OH

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen; Sylvania, OH

Photographer: Haley Elizabeth Studios

Videographer: Fordham Footage

I am in LOVE with Brianna’s bouquet! The texture was just fabulous and she had such a gorgeous day out at Tamaron!   Thank you so much to Haas Photography for the gorgeous photos! One of these may have to be my new business card!

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Oh my gosh look at this adorable couple and that amazing bouquet! Photo by Haas Photography

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White, pink and red bouquet with hydrangea, roses, scabiosa, and lily of the valley, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Haas Photography

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Bridesmaid’s bouquets of baby’s breath and red spray roses by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Haas Photography.

 

Entryway piece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring red roses, white roses, white astilbe, pink spray roses and assorted greens

Entryway piece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring red roses, white roses, white astilbe, pink spray roses and assorted greens.

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Bride decorated wine bottles with baby’s breath and pearl accents, centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Haas Photography.

Cake by Eston's Bakery with pink and red rose petals and toss bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen

Cake by Eston’s Bakery with pink and red rose petals and toss bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen

Ceremony/Reception: Tamaron Country Club; Toledo, OH

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen; Sylvania, OH

Photographer: Sandy Haas

Cake: Eston’s Bakery; Sylvania, OH

How amazing is it that Lauren’s robe matched her bouquet?! She looked absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to see pictures from Kristen Nicole Photography!  Schedel Gardens is one of my favorite venues and Lauren and William had the perfect day!  Can you believe how gorgeous these coral peonies are? They look amazing with the succulents!

Lauren and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, coral peonies, juliet garden roses, succulents, coral hypericum berries, yellow craspedia and seeded eucalyptus

Lauren and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, coral peonies, juliet garden roses, succulents, coral hypericum berries, yellow craspedia and seeded eucalyptus

Bridesmaid bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, coral roses, yellow freesia, succulents, coral hypericum berries, and seeded eucalyptus

Bridesmaid bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, coral roses, yellow freesia, succulents, coral hypericum berries, and seeded eucalyptus

Groom's boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms by Jen with a coral spray rose, coral hypericum berry, seeded eucalyptus and a succulent flower

Groom’s boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms by Jen with a coral spray rose, coral hypericum berry, seeded eucalyptus and a succulent flower

Cake by Jane's Cake and Confections with accents of flowers by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a coral peony, yellow freesia, yellow craspedia and light coral spray roses

Cake by Jane’s Cake and Confections with accents of flowers by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a coral peony, yellow freesia, yellow craspedia and light coral spray roses

Ceremony/Reception: Schedel Gardens; Elmore, Oh

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen; Sylvania OH

Photographer: Kristen Nicole Photography; Holland, OH

Cake: Jane’s Cake and Confections; Perrysburg, OH