Sunday, August 31, 2014

Menu Planning Monday 2014-09-01

It's menu planning time, and with it being the first week of September, I'm feeling all autmn-like. Not because of the weather...not here, anyway!


We just got back into town from an awesome weekend up in the mountains. We love Asheville, and I got to explore a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway that I've never been on!! The brisk mountain air has inspired me to start the Fall posts, so be on the lookout! I'm really looking forward to some pumpkin and apple dishes, and some pretty autumn decor.

But in the meantime, my dear husband informed me to expect a large amount of beef to be delivered to my house--in the next week or so. He and his coworkers went in together on a cow, so this week will be dedicated to clearing out both freezers as much as possible! I'm also making a dish for a friend who had surgery, so we'll make the same dish for our family, too. So here's the plan:

Monday: Baked Penne, Bread, Salad


Tuesday: Teriyaki Chicken, Broccoli, Rice
Wednesday: Easy Savory Meatballs put into Sandwiches, Corn, Fruit


Thursday: Waffles, Bacon, Fruit
Friday: Date night! The kids will eat leftovers.
Saturday: Pork Chops, Baked potatoes, Bread
Sunday: Parmesan & Chive Crusted Tilapia, Tater Tots, and Salad


Are you vowing to start the new month with a clean (er) freezer or pantry? Are you eating food that's more autumnal?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Easy Silver Dipped Organization Using Liquid Gilding

Hi! So sorry if you went looking for a post here yesterday. I'm still trying to get back on track after the crazy last few weeks. I have a super easy project that will take less than 10 minutes if you don't include dry time: a Silver dipped plant pot that I use for organization!!


I'm still trying to reclaim my office. I actually can make it to my desk (such that it is) and we can see a little of the top. To help make myself excited about organizing, I decided to dress things up a little.

I've been using these adorable Skrurar plant pots from Ikea to hold pencils and paint brushes. But let's face it, when you have white walls, you need to add a little bit of accent to anything else that's white.

So I took some liquid gilding in silver and started brushing it on! Since there are already grooves to delineate the sections of the pot, I didn't even bother taping it off--I just started painting. It really is a quick project. You could use regular paint, but I'm really digging the metallic look, aren't you?


I'm already more excited about this storage option! Don't you find pretty organization to be inspiring?

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Awesome Fall Projects!

If you're looking for some quick fall inspiration, here are a few that you can find here at Architecture of a Mom. Keep posted over the next few weeks for even more inspiration!





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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Menu Planning Monday 2014-08-25

It's menu planning time!


Tomorrow, I officially have a First Grader. I told her today that she needed to stop getting bigger. She matter-of-factly told me that people get bigger--that's just the way it is. Yeah, I think she's growing up.

I just want normal around here. Between an unforeseen trip to Mississippi because of a funeral, back to school preparations, and two accidents beating up my van (seriously--two accidents in 10 days where we were sitting still both times! Obviously not our fault). Let's hope this menu plan helps--it really can't hurt!

Here's the plan

Monday: hot dogs, corn, fruit
Tuesday:  Crockpot Chili, bread, fruit


Wednesday: Grilled Pork Chops,  Juiced up Carrots, Tater tots, Bread


Thursday: Beef & noodles, Fruit
Friday: Hamburgers, Fruit
Saturday: Out to Eat
Sunday: Leftovers


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