Sunday, January 25, 2015

Menu Planning Monday 2015-01-26


Howdy! Are you ready to start a new week? This past week was absolutely crazy. Between my crazy work schedule, my husband's travel for work, and complete exhaustion (brought on by cats and children not sleeping well), we're ready for a restart. So let's get this menu plan started, shall we?


Monday: Pork Tenderloin, Juiced up Carrots, Bread


Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner, Fruit
Wednesday: Crockpot Chili, Crusty Bread (we didn't have chili last week)


Thursday: Salad and Crusty Bread (we're trying to do a vegetarian meal once a week)
Friday: Barbecue Chicken Pizza


Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Spaghetti with Dressed Up Sauce, Salad


What are you eating this week?

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Please Excuse Me, It's the Exhaustion Speaking

Folks, I am really sorry. I have a project all ready to post for you, but I've had very little sleep and I'm not really coherent. Combine getting woke up several times last night with working overtime at my architecture job, and it isn't pretty. If I attempt to write a tutorial for you, I may confuse you more than help you.

But I did want to tell you that I'm organizing my office this month! I can't wait to share it with you...next week!

Have a wonderful day, and if I get enough sleep tonight, perhaps I'll share that tutorial with you tomorrow!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pompom Magic Wand

Do you have a little girl (or boy!) who loves to pretend and wants a magic wand? My girls started pretending everything was a magic wand after they started watching Super Why recently. And when I say everything, I mean anything that remotely resembled the shape of a wand. When they started pretending clothes hangers were wands, I knew that we had to make them some kind of wand. Luckily, I started cleaning out my office and so I had loads of scraps and pieces to inspire me to make pompom wands!

Here's what you need:

Wooden dowel, about 12 inches long
Hot glue and hot glue gun
Various ribbon
Various yarns
Pompom maker (optional)

This is a super easy craft. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can make this.

Select a ribbon to cover your dowel. It can be any ribbon, but I suggest an opaque ribbon as opposed to a translucent ribbon. It will hide any variations in grain in your dowel better. Start by gluing the end of the ribbon to the end of your dowel, and then wrap it around the dowel in a spiral, making sure you cover every bit of the dowel.


Trim the ribbon and glue it to the other end. Take some other ribbon of various lengths and hot glue them to one end of the dowel. Repeat with some yarn if desired.

Use a pompom maker or your fingers to make pompoms out of yarn. (You can find many tutorials on YouTube). Hot glue it to the end of the dowel.


Once it's all cool, hand it off to your child and watch the magic happen!



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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Menu Planning Monday 2015-01-19

You all know how important it is for our family to eat together. It's one of the reasons I meal plan. However, this week is shaping up to be one where potentially we won't eat together until Friday. My husband's work schedule and my own is just crazy this week.



But that doesn't keep me from trying to keep a schedule going for meal plans; in fact, it's even more important for my husband to have a plan in place, since he's not the biggest cook.

Here's the plan for the week:

Monday: Leftover Crockpot Stew, Salad, Bread


Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets, Broccoli, Salad

Wednesday: Crockpot Chili, Grapes


Thursday: Parmesan Pepper Sausage Pasta



Friday: I want to make chicken enchiladas. I have never made them--can you believe that? And I'm craving them. So there you go...this is how meal planning decisions are made in this house!
Saturday: We have a birthday party and then we're going to go over to a friend's house. Not sure yet what I'm bringing to the friend's house....maybe dessert!
Sunday: Italian Chicken Rollup, Salad (didn't make it this week)


What are you eating this week?
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