Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

You couldn't pay me to go back to disposables! (-;

Thursday, April 21, 2011

[easy] Custom Birthday T-shirt

I will be posting a "how-to" in a day or two but in the meantime I thought that I would share the shirt that I made for Deacon's 2nd Birthday Party.

Well technically Old Navy made the shirt but I re-designed and decorated it. 

Total I spent less than $6!



Hope I can inspire you (=

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

[Homemade] Frozen Meals

I mentioned in my Meal Plan last week that I was going to be having a frozen [homemade] meal at one point this week.  We had one last night- Chili Rellanos.  They were DELISH and I had no prep. no dishes. nada.  My husband threw them in the oven before I left work and about 45 minutes after I got home we threw some beans in the microwave and chowed.

A very good friend of mine and myself have been talking about doing some freezer cooking since we were first pregnant.  Needless to say it's taken two year but we FINALLY set a date and did it!  Our boys are only two months apart so it was a mix of a play date, cooking, chatting and fun!  We had a blast and spent about 5 hours getting everything done and visiting.

We each planned two dishes to double totalling 4 total dishes.

These pictures are terrible as you can see very little… but under I label what it is (-: 

Everything is homemade & from scratch!!

Chili Rellanos

Lasagna (with marinara from scratch)

Potato Soup

Chicken Enchiladas (with enchilada sauce from scratch)
This is a picture of the bottom of the dish.  The top is all cheese (-;

Granted it is only four meals but that is one meal a week that is DONE for the next month! 

Airplane Birthday Party Invites

His invites are completed! 

If you would like to see a "how to" or hear me read the actual invite click 'here'

Monday, April 18, 2011

13 Weeks 2 Days

I took this picture at 6:45 this morning... about 45 min. after waking up
totally empty stomach

Friday, April 15, 2011

4/17-4/23 Menu Plan

With what I would consider last week being quite a success I am excited to plan our meals again this week!

Here is the plan:

  • BBQ Packets
  • Sloppy Joes & A veggie
  • Creamy Chicken & Rice with broccoli
  • Grab night
  • Spaghetti, salad (maybe- most lettuce tastes like dirt to me right now) & garlic bread
  • Frozen Dinner (before you gasp it's one I or a friend of mine made…I will try doing a post on this next week)
  • Dinner with my parents

So that's the plan… hope it works as well again this week- man life is a hundred million times easier with a menu plan!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

How this week's Menu Plan is going…

I am proud to say that I am actually sticking with it this week! 

We have had the following:

  • Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Tuna Casserole (this was the grab night item)
  • BBQ Chicken, Homemade Pasta Salad…
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Thanksgiving Dinner

Items left:

  • Mexican Bean Soup (which grrrrrrrrr I had every intention to start the beans before I left for work but forgot)-;
  • Veggie/Turkey Burgers
  • Dinner with my Parents
All in all things are getting marked off of the list.  I am shocked!

I did not record my grocery shopping portion of these items as I didn't have to buy much (had most of it already from previous hopes to make it!) but I have recorded the meals each night.   

Were already working on compiling our menu plan for next week and I will have it posted tomorrow.

Friday, April 8, 2011

4/9/11 to 4/16/11 Menu Plan

Can you believe this post?  It is actually a menu plan!

Granted I won't know until the week is over as to how it went but I am going to try to stick with it.  It all just depends on how I feel and what sounds good which is once again, unpredictable! 

Here are the meals I am 'planning' on for Saturday-Saturday:

  • Mexican Bean Soup
  • Homemade Pizza & Veggies
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • BBQ Chicken, Homemade Pasta Salad & Grilled Potatoes with Veggies
  • BBQ'd Veggie (or Turkey) Burgers, Leftover Pasta Salad & a Veggie (depends on what looks good when I go shopping!)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner (Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Green Bean Casserole,  Gravy from scratch, Rolls)
  • Dinner with Parents
  • Grab Night (=  (I may need more of these!)

Now to see how it goes… sighhhh

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Music to a Mommy's Ears!

We met with our midwife for the first time yesterday.  It was wonderful!!!

This is a still from the first time we heard this sweet little one's heart beat.  Simply Amazing.

I will post a video update tonight or tomorrow morning.  Happy Wednesday!

Friday, April 1, 2011

First BBQ of 2011

Mother Nature was kind yesterday and decided to give us a beautifully warm day.  We hadn't seen the sun in months- literally (and this grass never died... it's strange!)!

We took advantage of every second and grilled out, ate out and had a fun family night! 

Snow is supposed to be back this evening /-;