Monday, November 2, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

My menu last week kind of flopped, as I had a friend and her two very small children visiting.  I was lucky if I could get into the kitchen at all!!!  I think I only made one thing from last week's menu, so I will try it again this week!  So this should look familiar!

Monday: Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday: Pork Tenderloin, oven fries, veggie, rolls
Wednesday: Meat Loaf, sweet potatoes, rolls
Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie, veggie
Friday:  Sweet & Sour Pork, rice, veggie
Saturday:  Eat out
Sunday: Pot Roast, potatoes, carrots, rolls
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Cuteness

Yesterday we decided to go to a pumpkin patch with our friends visiting from Indiana.  Now, for those of you northerners or midwesterners out there, Florida pumpkin patches are nothing to write home about.  My friends will not go home and wax poetic on the merits of our local pumpkin patch.  If $9.00 rotted pumpkins are what your looking for, then I've found just the place for you.  Add to that the 90 degree weather and we are not talking about a fun fall outing!

The one upside to our trip is that I was able to dress up the kiddos in their Halloween attire and take pictures!  Of course, Mallory was asleep at the pumpkin patch, but I snapped a cute picture of them at the park.  She is wearing the black t-shirt I made for her and some leggings from the $ spot at Target.  I made the headband for her yesterday morning too.  The t-shirt Spencer is wearing is from Gymboree and was formerly long sleeved.  I had to cut off the sleeves so that he didn't die of heat exhaustion.  Gotta love fall in Florida!

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Shirts for Mallory

I have been busy sewing lots of new shirts & dresses for Mallory using this pattern, which I love!  I shortened it to make a shirt length tee out of black knit for Halloween.

I picked up these adorable pants at a yard sale last weekend for $1, then made the white shirt out of Kona cotton to match.  Too cute, and the whole outfit was only $2!

Menu Plan Monday

Well, I threw away my grocery list, which also happened to contain my menu plan for the week, so now I have to rely on my memory!  What was that quote from Mad Men last week?  Something like "even the fainest of ink is better than the best memory".  I will have to remember that next time!

Monday:  Spaghetti & turkey meatballs, veggie
Tuesday:  Sour cream & salsa chicken, veggie
Wednesday:  Pork Tenderloin, oven fries, veggie, rolls
Thursday:  Meat Loaf, sweet potatoes, rolls
Friday:  Chicken Pot Pie, veggie
Saturday:  Sweet & Sour Pork, rice, veggie
Sunday:  Free for all!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Menu Plan Monday (on Tuesday!)

Well, I missed out on the Menu Plan Monday on Organizing Junkie, but I can still do it here! 

Monday:  Leftover Shepherd's Pie
Tuesday:  Brocolli Chicken Divan
Wednesday:  Pumpkin Turkey Chili, Cornbread
Thursday:  Sweet & Sour Pork (crockpot), Rice, Veggies
Friday:  Meatloaf, Sweet Potatoes, Veggie, homemade rolls
Saturday:  Oktoberfest
Sunday:  Sour Cream & Salsa Chicken
Monday:  Braised Pork Tenderloin, Corn, Veggie, Bread

Monday, September 14, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

This is my first post for Menu Plan Monday, although I've been menu planning to some degree for years!  So here we go.....

Monday:  Leftover Shepherd's Pie, Omelet in a bag for little man, veggies

Tuesday:  Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Salad, Corn on the Cob

Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Homemade Hamburger Buns, Zesty Oven Fries

Thursday:  Tacos or Taco Salad, Spanish Rice

Friday:  Tilapia, steamed veggies, rice

Saturday:  Greek Shrimp w/ rice or eat out

Sunday:  Crockpot Bacon & Cheese Chicken, veggie

Check out more of this week's menu plans at I'm an organizing junkie!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Crafty or Creative?

I consider myself a crafty person, but not necessarily creative. Does that make sense? Of course my sweet husband always disagrees with me and says that I am creative, but what else can he say?

So I made my 3 month old baby girl a "minnie mouse" dress for our recent trip to Disneyworld. I followed the pattern from Made by Petchy (you can find it here) and a coordinating diaper cover from a pattern I've used before. So again, crafting but not creating something new and different.

But what I didn't have was a headband. My sister gave me a cute pink headband, made with really wide stretchy fabric, that she had purchased at a high end baby boutique when her daughter was a baby. Here it is:Photobucket

Upon inspecting it and wishing I could make more like it, I realized that it made from fabric that is similar to girls tights. So off to Target I went and found some tights on clearance. I tested out my theory, added a bow, and voila - a cute headband was born! So I guess I am slightly creative after all.

But my husband came up with the best idea - he suggested I make a black headband and attach a pair of mouse ears to it. So after only two attempts I made the perfect ears, added a red polka dot bow between them, and Minnie Mouse was born!


I guess he is the truly creative one!