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