Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb meal plan part 2

Febuary 14th - 20th
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Broccoli cheese soup
Dinner - BBQ pork sandwiches, mashed potatoes and corn

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Chicken noodle soup
Dinner - Spaghetti and meatballs

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Out
Dinner - Chicken sandwiches, veggies and dip and string cheese


Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Shredded beef sandwiches, fries and veggies

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Chicken, mac and cheese and veggies/dip
Dinner - Beef and noodles and green beans

Friday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - gone
Dinner - Pizza

Saturday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Beef and cheese enchiladas, rice and beans
Dinner - Bonfire night

21st - 27th
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Crock pot lasagna, salad and bread sticks

Monday  -
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Sandwiches, string cheese and veggies/dip
Dinner - Meatball skillet, garlic toast and salad

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and grapes
Dinner - Whole chicken, carrots and potatoes


Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Pizza
Dinner - Chicken alfredo and broccoli

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn

Friday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Sandwiches, string cheese and veggies with dip
Dinner - Chicken tacos, rice and beans

Saturday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Boy scout event
Dinner - Boy scout event

28th - 29th
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Cheesy beef burgers, fries and veggies

Monday  -
Breakfast - Yogurt or oatmeal
Lunch - Sandwiches, string cheese and veggies with dip
Dinner - Chicken legs, baked potatoes and veggies

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Small spaces, big family - Girl's room redo





We are a family of seven, living in a 1,500 square foot house. Space is always an issue and the area we seem to struggle the most with is our girl's bedroom.
We have an old home, over 100 years old. The upstairs was an attic so we have slanted ceilings which makes it hard to put up storage.
We have been trying to come up with ideas for the room upstairs for awhile. Currently, we have an eight year old, six year old and four year old sharing the room. So, we needed to have room for toys and clothes.
Over a year ago we decided to buy captains beds for the girls, which freed up so much space since we no longer had a need for dressers. An added bonus was they could no longer stick all their clutter under their beds.

After a lot of thinking, planning and searching we came up with what we wanted. We picked pink and grey for colors, butterflies for a decoration theme.

I had a budget of $300 to redo their room and I was able to do it for $285! I shopped a lot of sales and used several decorations we already had.
Here is a list of what we needed to buy -
$10 grey sheets for Kairi's bed
$30 for a new blanket and sheet for Destiny's bed
$26 for curtains
$8 curtain rod
$60 paint
$5 butterfly decorations ( found at garage sale, brand new )
$1 vinyl saying for closet
$10 live, laugh, love and butterfly stick ons
$12 painting
$6 frames ( already had the prints )
$ 18 baskets
$2 hardware
$26 wire baskets for closet
$11 hoodie rack for closet
$8 over the door shoe holder
$6 stuffed animal holder
$8 flower stick ons
$38 dress up trunk/bench

The butterfly shelf was something I made for Destiny when she was a baby. It used to hang in her nursery.  The painted flowers are also something we had that was from Kairi's nursery. We also had all the supplies for the initial art, it was an art project we did awhile ago so all we had to do was glue them to a canvas.  We also already had the name art, they were gifts from their Grandma and we just needed to frame them. Using that stuff saved us a lot on decorations.

Here is the before picture of their room.








We spent all weekend cleaning and painting. Destiny  and Alex went on a trip with their Grandparents so we took that time to redo the room, as a surprise to Destiny.





One of the biggest complaints I had was toy storage. Nothing seemed to work, plastic drawers just got dumped and those sets of drawers were ugly and did not function the way I liked. We found a post on toy storage and hanging baskets right on the wall.




We worked and worked for three days straight. We went through all the toys, we parted with things they no longer played with, pulled out some outgrown or unloved clothes and sent it all to donation. By the time we were done we parted with a doll house ( this was sold and the money was used to buy a larger doll house that would work for barbies ), toy horses, a doll chair, some dolls, barbies and just small random toys. Clothing wise, we filled up a garbage sack worth.

We finished the room the room the day Destiny was coming back.

         



My girls are very happy with their new room. They have even been picking up each night before bed because they want to keep it looking nice. 







Monday, February 8, 2016

Feb. Meal Plan Part 1

1st - 6th
Monday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, and fruit

Tuesday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Ravoli
Dinner - Cheesy burgers, fries and veggies

Wednesday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Sandwiches, chips and veggies
Dinner - gone

Thursday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Mac and cheese, apple sauce and chicken strips
Dinner  - gone

Friday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - gone

Saturday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Chicken, french fries and fruit
Dinner - gone

7th - 13th
Sunday
Breakfast - Scrambled eggs and fruit
Lunch -  Loaded potato soup
Dinner - Pizza

Monday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Mac and cheese and orange slices
Dinner - Meatball sub's and veggies

Tuesday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Meatloaf, potatoes and corn

Wednesday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Chicken strips, apple sauce and tater tots
Dinner - Million dollar spaghetti, garlic bread and salad

Thursday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Sandwiches, chips, veggies and dip
Dinner - Shredded roast sandwiches, fries and veggies

Friday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Beef and cheese enchiladas, rice and beans

Saturday
Breakfast - Cereal or Yogurt
Lunch - Beef and noodles
Dinner - Cassandra's birthday dinner ( smoked pork, home made Mac and cheese, baked beans, veggies and dip, potato salad and cxake )

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