Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A month of thanks - day 7

I am thankful for all the people who put the effort into making trick or treating a fun time for my kids. It seems like less and less people have been doing it around here but those that did really made it great. We went two times, once here in town and once with my parents where they live and. My kids made out like bandits. I know times are tough for a lot of people and they do not have to do this so it makes me extra thankful.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A month of thanks - day six

I am thankful for my husband's job. He was unemployed for seven months last year and it was a tough time for us. Now he is in a place that he enjoys, we are getting back on track with everything and he is in a good company.

A month of thanks - Day five

I was not able to post this yesterday, for some reason my blog just did not want to load so I am posting two today.

I am thankful for how healthy my kids are. We get colds and other minor illnesses but over all they are really healthy. I see so many people talk about the chronic illnesses their children have and it makes me very thankful that my kids are healthy.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A month of thanks day four

Today I am thankful for my home. It can be hard to think this way sometimes since we are dealing with a lot of issues in our house right now but at least I have a place to call my own. My kids have a place to play, we have a roof over our heads, we are cool in the summer, warm in the winter and we have a place to be together.
I spent most of the day laying around since I was not feeling very well and I just got to thinking about the fact that I tend to complain about the house instead of being thankful for the the fact that we have one. Yes, the house needs work, we do have lead paint in the house and it needs to be dealt with but over all we are blessed and I need to think of it that way more often.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Week 22

A little late posting, I simply forgot. I did get Destiny's tutu done and she is thrilled with it. She wore it around the house all day when it was done and is really happy that between parties, events and trick or treating she gets to wear her costume four times.


Next week - I have hairbows, tutus and more to make so who knows what I will post!

A month of thanks - day 3

Today I am going to write about how thankful I am for my crafting abilities. I love making stuff for my kids and for others. Destiny ( my oldest daughter ) loves hair bows, tutus and all that girly stuff, I spent a lot on it before I just decided to start doing it myself. Now I have three girls, enough hair bows for double that and I still make more just because I can. Being crafty is something I enjoy, it relaxes me and gives me something fun to do. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

30 day of thanks - Day 2

Now I know this is going to sound overly mushy and something any mom would be thankful for but today I am thankful for my kids. I always wanted to be a mother and I always wanted a house full of kids. I am lucky enough that I have both of those things. I have been a mom since I was nineteen, I love every moment of it. My kids may be naughty at times, they certainally test the boundaries of my patience level but I love them to pieces and my life would not be complete without them.





Thursday, October 25, 2012

A month of thanks - Day 1

Today I want to write about how thankful I am for my husband. I am lucky enough to be married to my best friend, he is a great husband, a wonderful father and my soul mate. We have been together for eight years, married for seven. We have our disagreements but overall we have a really great marriage.   I can not stress enough how thankful I am for Chris. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

One month of Thanks

Starting Oct 25 I will be posting one blog each day until Thanksgiving about something I am thankful for. I am encouraging others to join me. It will be a great way for us all to reflect on the many blessings we have!

Week 21

The tulle came late in the week so I have not yet finished Destiny's tutu but I did finally finish the button art I started for Amelia. I actually ended up ripping it apart and starting over but I am happy with the outcome this time. It is hanging in her room now.


Next week will be the tutu! I have to get it done for Halloween.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meal plan

Lunch - chicken bites, grapes and cottage cheese
Dinner - pasta shells and garlic bread
Snack - raspberries

Lunch - bagel pizzas and carrot sticks for the kids ( I am having a vegetable mix )
Dinner - taco night
Snack - pudding

Lunch - mac and cheese with tuna
Dinner - Chicken teriyaki with veggies over rice
Snack - applesauce

Lunch - grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - chicken breasts, rice side and a veggie
Snack - yogurt

Lunch - eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - chicken noodle soup and dinner rolls
Snack - strawberries

Lunch -  pizza or salad
Dinner - steak or chicken breast, broccoli with cheese sauce and a rice side
Snack - apple slices

Lunch - grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches and veggies
Dinner - biscuits and gravy, eggs and fruit
Snack - brownies

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Craft Challenge week 20

I was planning on making Destiny's Halloween tutu this week but I am still waiting on my order of tulle so I just made a couple headbands instead.


I am undecided if I will stock these or if I will keep them. Mostly likely I will add them to my facebook fan page.

Next week should be Destiny's tutu and some other tutus.

Meal Plan

Monday -
Lunch - soup and sandwiches
Dinner - pizza rolls and veggies
Snack- jello

Tuesday -
Lunch - mac and cheese with tuna
Dinner - meat loaf, wild rice and green beans
Snack- orange slices

Wednesday -
Lunch - chicken nuggets, yogurt, carrots and ranch
Dinner - dinner sausage, cheesy rice and broccoli with cheese sauce
Snack- apples with caramel sauce

Thursday -
Lunch - bagel bites and veggies
Dinner - Crock pot Italian chicken
Snack- yogurt

Friday -
Lunch - grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
Dinner - crock pot lasagna
Snack- bananas

Saturday -
Lunch - hotdogs, baked beans and carrot sticks
Dinner - Cheeseburger chowder
Snack- brownies

Sunday -
Lunch - eggs, bacons, pancakes and fruit
Dinner - turkey, potatoes, veggies and rolls
Snack- chocolate chip cookies

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Meal plan

Lunch - pizza rolls and carrot sticks
Dinner - chili
Snack - apple slices

Lunch - chicken nuggets, cottage cheese and orange slices
Dinner - hot dogs, baked beans and pineapple
Snack - yogurt

Lunch - grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - vegetable beef soup
Snack - ice cream bars

Lunch - mac and cheese with tuna with veggies/dip
Dinner - Birthday dinner with my mom :)
Snack - bananas

Lunch - popcorn chicken, string cheese and strawberries
Dinner - chicken breasts, rice and green beans
Snack - homemade cookies



Monday, October 1, 2012

Wk 18 and 19

I was sick recently so I missed a post but I did have a craft done to post about so I will just include both weeks in this post.

Week 18

I have been busy making stuff lately, I am trying to use up a lot of what I have on hand to make some money for some other items I am wanting to make but need supplies for. I had some really cute fabrics instock so I made a couple bow boards up.

I also made a Halloween inspired newborn tutu dress with some tulle I had on hand.


Week 19

My mom and I scrapbook together, I have fallen really far behind on my kids books, I am actually still working on my six year olds first year of life ( Yeah I am slacking ). Anyway I was able to get several pages done and wanted to show off a couple.


Next week will hopefully be Destiny's Halloween costume, I am hoping my supplies get here soon! If not I will make something!

Giving up meal planning ( this time for good )

After several months of taking a lot of time to make it, and still not following the meal plan I made,  I have decided to give up on meal pl...