Saturday, September 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

So the first two meals I didn't get to last week so I will try again this week. The Chicken with Gravy is more of a stand by. If we never get to it it is no big deal. So again these should get us through next weekend. If you are looking for more great menu ideas visit the OrjJunkie.

Chicken w/sauce, mashed potatoes, creamed corn

Fajita, Mexican rice

Homemade Chili over noodles (Cincinnati Chili)

Crock pot Tilapia, Gnocchi, broccoli

So this all turned out awesome. A few things I did differently to the Succotash was I did 3 T butter instead of 1. Did 1/2 C water and 1/2 sour cream (you could use cream too) instead of 1 C water.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Crafty Day

So I am really bad at wanting to make a craft and never doing it. And it always holiday type ones. This year I am making myself do them. Here are a few I did this last tuesday and below are the links of the lovely blogs I found them on.

I have one more jar to do, but just haven't emptied it out yet, LOL. I am linking this over at Thirty Handmade Days.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Here is my menu for the week. One night we have friends over for dinner and to watch Sons of Anarchy so I am not sure what we will have that night, but otherwise this will feed us till next week. YAY! So glad I have been keeping up on this menu planning thing it just makes my brain feel less stressed. LOL

Sunday BBQ side dish needed- Best Black Beans

Chicken w/ Mushroom Gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed corn

Saturday Night BBQ at friends

I always put this up early, but it is cause Saturday is my plan and shop day. If you want a thousand other ideas check out Org. Junkie's Menu Plan Monday Link Party.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My First Grader

First Grade
Mrs. Bathgate
Pine Crest Elementary

Can you believe he is in first grade? He did so good this year, no crying and he actually wanted to be there. LOL.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Put on paper for the world to see

So it is that time of year, time for change not only am I changing my living room, but I think it is time for change in my life.

I am tired of feeling in the rut, with my weight, eating , tiredness, crafting, etc. I am not sure if it is the new school year that makes me feel like a new routine, kind of like the start of a new year.

My hubby made a comment yesterday that sparked some of this. He said that some of his t-shirts were to small. And I weigh more now then I ever have, but just have no motivation to do anything about it. So with him bringing it out there also I think it means our eating habits need to change and change now. So starting are next meal plan we will be eating healthier. Shh but don't tell him. Also my drinking habits too. No not alcohol, soda, coffee, etc. Time to switch to water and diet drinks (cause I don't know if I could give up my Dr.P).

I am hoping putting it here will help get me started and maybe if I start blogging more it will help. So I will be seeing you alot more I hope. (haha) We will see how well I do.


So I am changing the living room around. Not furniture wise, just color. This house is really dark and I know with fall and winter coming it is time to lighten things up a bit.
The wall is a blue, but I noticed from when my sister lived here they seem to lighten up a bit with lighter objects in the room. So I will be adding white, pinks, and hoping some birch wood. I am adding the birch to maybe keep it manly so my husband doesn't feel like he is walking into a single girls house. LOL. Plus I really myself don't want it to be to girly, but more outdoorsy.

Here is the living room now.

These are my pictures in my room I got from IKEA, I will be moving these above the mantel.Here are a few things I will add to the room. White frames, some birch accents, and pink items from IKEA.
So stay tuned and I will show you when it is all finished, just have to get a few more items before I can switch it around.