Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY Halloween!



Hope your halloween was fun & filled with candy! This year we had Dorothy and the witch! Emmie had the witchy laugh down and everything! It was a fun night with some good friends joining us for trick or treating!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Mac & Cheese w/ octopus hotdogs (fun & easy halloween dinner!)
Meal #2 Beer Can chicken w/ rice pilaf & honey beer bread
Meal #3 Tomato Basil Parmesan soup w/ paninis
Meal #4 Spagetti w/ meatballs  w/ tossed salad & fresh bread
Meal #5 Chicken Tacos w/ chips & salsa w/ spanish rice

snacks & treats
pumpkin chocolate chip bread
brownies

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday FAB Finds!!

Love this idea & I want to do our last name, over the pew in our entryway!

How fun..wonder if it actually works?!?


my girls would LOVE this!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Snow!

Emerson is thrilled...me, well I am just calling it thick rain...cannot bring myself to think about the snowy months ahead quite yet....let me get through Halloween at least!

video

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 deep dish pizza w/ tossed salad & mozzarella sticks
Meal #2 cheesy enchilada casserole w/ chips & salsa & spanish rice
Meal #3 pork tenderloin w/ green beans & biscuits
Meal #4 Stuffed Shells (we used jumbo shells & cottage cheese) w/ tossed salad & breadsticks
Meal #5 3 cheese chicken alfredo bake w/ fresh bread

Treats & Snacks
butterfingers {only 3 ingredients!}
Chocolate yogurt muffins
caramels

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday FAB finds

Thinking a good winter project for me!!

These are BEAUTIFUL!

Gotta try this out! I am a caramel junkie though so it could be dangerous!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

vintage cuteness!

While waiting to pick up Emmie from preschool I was perusing my local consignment store and I came across these 2 precious vintage aprons!   Only $2 each so I grabbed them for the girls!  They are always helping in the kitchen and serving up their own delightful dishes in their pretend kitchen too!


~Here they are in action~



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Chicken Pot Pie soup w/ tossed salad
Meal #2 Chicken Lazone w/ green beans & roasted red potatoes
Meal #3 Frito Chili Pie w/ tossed salad
Meal #4 Pumpkin pancakes w/ sausage & fresh fruit
Meal #5 Beef Stew w/ rolls

Snacks & Treats!
peanut butter cup brownies
caramel apple bars

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday FAB finds!

dying to try this out, who knew?!?
This is fun and we do it in my neighborhood every year! Just google youve been booed & TONS of options come up!

soooo pretty & a cheap custom gift!

Monday, October 10, 2011

HAPPY 7th birthday Savannah Lee!

WOW! 7 years old, just can't believe it!  What a beautiful girl you have become, so caring and compassionate. You love 2nd grade and are learning so much so fast, you amaze me and daddy all the time.

You had a tinkerbell party last weekend with your friends! 

                Extra chocolatey cupcakes!

watched tinkerbell fairy rescue

made fairy wands...


It was a GREAT day with your friends!








You took chocolate covered oreo pops to school for your special birthday snack! Those were a HUGE hit with the 2nd graders!

Today we went to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins and do the corn maze!  Each year you seem to pick something different, last year it was building your own scarecrow & the year before that Critz Farms, before that apple picking at Beek & Skiff.  Lots of fun choices this time of year!

I hope you have an amazing birthday and a wonderful year to follow!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Hamburger stroganoff w/ tossed salad & biscuits
Meal #2 Calzone w/ tossed salad mozzerella sticks
Meal #3 Parmesan garlic chicken w/ garlic mashed potatoes & green beans
Meal #4 Lasagna soup w/ fresh bread
Meal #5 Lime chicken tacos & chips w/ salsa & white queso

snacks & treats
chunky chocolate cheerios
apple fritters
smores cookies

Anyone have excellent apple recipes to share? Gotta use up the 21 # of apples we picked last weekend!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday FAB finds!

some great ideas here!

this is great considering 95% of the time I forget to take the butter out of the fridge!

these are so fun for kids halloween parties!

so cool! Love this!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mom Cave {or at least a little corner of a cave}

A space.....Just for me........well, its a tiny corner of our guest room but I will take what I can get!  I found this amazing vintage stepback cupboard on craigslist a couple months ago..fell in love with it after seeing these crafty super organized spaces all over blogland and pinterest!  I actually really liked the green but it got a mini makeover to fit in with the decor of our guest room and I am thrilled!

Before
The guest room is a bit of a work in progress still {much to hubby's dismay}, since purchasing this beast of a cabinet I have been trying to reconfigure the room so its not cramped when we do have guests but I still have space for sewing and crafts! The bed we had in there is an amazing east lake style antique bed that belonged to Dave's aunt when she was young {I literally pulled it out of the burn pile at his grandparents house when we moved to NY, scraped off the bird poop, sanded & painted it!} Its amazing but its HUGE, only a full size bed but the headboard is close to 5' tall, in a room with gabled ceilings this really limits you!
AFTER

It got a coat of bright white paint, hardware shiny black and I covered part of the back with a really pretty fabric I found at JoAnns! Added some baskets to store my extra fabric, ribbons & goodies in, some vintage mason jars for buttons and pins.  I am really happy so far, loads of storage and a good size desk top for workspace.


So, remember this $10 bargain bed? I had no plan for it but grabbed it to save for Savannah..well its a much more manageable size so its now getting a makeover with white paint and going into the guest room while the other bed will be stored for Savannah!  I keep reminding Dave that all this extra work is actually a good thing since I am technically not spending a dime & redecorating a room at the same time! He is SO not buying into it!  Especially considering that when I was trying to rearrange the room by myself I got the bed wedged between the ceiling and the cupboard resulting in big gouges into the sheet rock. {OOPS!}

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Chicken Tortilla casserole w/ chips & salsa & Spanish Rice
Meal #2 Baked spagetti w/ tossed salad & baguette
Meal #3 Hamburgers w/ french fries & green beans
Meal #4 Chicken noodle soup w/ paninis
{We have 1 meal carried over from last week with the birthday party craziness we grabbed pizza Friday night!}

Treats!
Oreo Pops - Savannah is taking these to school for her birthday treat!
Choc chip coconut oat cookies
Double chocolate pumpkin muffins - Emmie is taking these to preschool since she is the snack friend!

Aunt Connie pumpkin Muffins
{thats what my girls call them since we got the recipe from her}
1 box double chocolate cake mix
 1 small can pumpkin
 1/2 cup water
 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  Mix together and bake @ 350 for 14-17 minutes, yields 6 dozen mini muffins