Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Thing 1 and Thing 2! I hope you all have a great day! Stay safe and have fun!

I love making my kids costumes! I'd love to see some of your costumed cuties! If you write a blog, leave me a comment with a link!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 10/24 and I'm Published!

Last week I got some very exciting news! I have been working with young lady and her mom on a children's book for the last few years. Some of the photos I took for her are in this book. This has been a long project and I am so excited to announce that the book is finally published and available for sale!!! Whoo hoo! You are now reading a blog written by a published photographer! This is super exciting for us here! Stay tuned for more info about the book and how you can purchase your own copy! You can subscribe to my blog over there on the right to stay up to date!

Now on to our menu for the week.

Monday- Chicken, Vegetables and Rice soup
Tuesady- Leftover rotissery chicken, broccoli and garlic taters
Wednesday- Apricot Chicken
Thursday- Spaghetti and Meatballs
Friday- Sweet and Sour Chicken
Saturday- Something not chicken
Sunday- Halloween- Trick or Treating that night so probably something on the go.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 10/18

Gosh last weeks menu was good! I am on a menu planning roll lately! We didn't have the Cinnamon Apple Chops or the burritos last week. Instead we went on a date one night and I can't remember why we didn't have the other dinner. Here's whats on the menu this week:

Monday- Corned Beef, cabbage and potatoes
**Edited to add** Apparently this time of year is a pricey time of year to purchase a thing of Corned Beef, it was quite expensive! $17 for 4 pounds. That's a lot to me. Good thing I love my hubby, he's been begging for this for awhile.
Tuesday- Ruebens (using left over corned beef) Hubby really loves these!
Wednesday- Burritos
Thursday- 4 Cheese with bacon Mac n Cheese (recipe to follow)
Friday- Bourbon Chicken (double the sauce)
Saturday- Apple Chops
Sunday- Freezer meal, breakfast for dinner, or leftovers

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Just some happy faces.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 10/11

Last week's menu was a huge success! Lots of yummy foods last week. Hopefully this week won't disappoint either!

Monday- Baked Teriyaki Chicken
Tuesday- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (This is a new family favorite! I leave out the taters and use egg noodles.)
Wednesday- Homemade Pizza
Thursday- Cinnamon Apple Chops
Friday- Burritos
Saturday- Stromboli
Sunday- Not sure yet. Anyone have any good ideas?

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010


OK I'm kinda excited about this project because I came up with it all by myself!

I found a scrap piece of wood, used some black and white acrylic paint, this decorative container filler I found at Dollar Tree, a couple spiders from Walmart ($2 for 8 spiders), and some black ribbon.

First I painted the front of the board white. Then I drew out the letters E-E-K on the board and painted them black. When that was dry I dumped my little stryofoam balls out of the floor and got out the Elmer's glue and a lid to a jar. I squirted out some of the glue into the lid and dipped every individual ball into the glue and then placed it on the black letters. (That's 337 tiny balls if you were interested.) I'm sure there is a better way of doing this but that's what worked for me.

After it all dried, I hot glued some ribbon along the edge. I did this for two reasons. 1. I am lazy and didn't feel like painting the sides in the beginning. 2. I thought maybe it would give it some more texture.

Then I hot glued on some glitter spiders from Walmart. I wanted to paint some spider webs on it too but I realized I am not good at freehand painting.

I still feel like it needs more but for now this is what I have. I think once I add on the fake webbing from my mantle it will all be good.

So what do you think?

I'm linking this up to eighteen25's first link up party!

Libman Freedom Spray Mop Review

I just wrote a review on the Libman Freedom Spray Mop! Super easy to use! Check it out here!

Menu Plan Monday 10/3

Have I mentioned yet how glad I am to be home? It doesn't seem like we've been home almost a week yet, but I guess we have! My family is way over eating out and our menu shows it. Lots of very yummy food this week!
My new Rachael Ray Magazine came this week and my new issue of Taste of Home came this week. Hubby actually flipped through them both (that's a first) and picked out quite a few things he wanted to eat! YAY! So here's whats on the menu!

Monday- Balsamic Pork Scallopine with Egg Noodles, Baked Brocolini (When I do the egg noodle part of that recipe again, I won't do the cream or cheese. We liked it better with just the balsamic sauce. Also the brocolini recipe was very sour and I would only do 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice next time, not two.)

Tuesday- Beef Stir Fry

Wednesday- Italian Sausage Grinders

Thursday- Cranburgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Friday- Ravioli

Saturday- Sweet and Savory Chicken Wings

Sunday- Leftovers

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