Sunday, November 30, 2008

Menu Planning Monday: Dinner Menu Dec. 1-5

This is my first time to post my Weekly Menu plan. I typically plan for the week and go shooping on Mondays. Even though this is my first week to post I have been menu planning for years. This week is one where I took a short cut. I am using Menus 4 Moms pre planned basic weekly menu. Also to aid me in my meal planning I use This Menu planning sheet from Abby at Simplify 101. I post this baby on my fridge and use the shopping list to jot down what I need through out the week for my next shopping trip.
So here's My Plan for Dinner this week:

Dinner Menu for Dec. 1-5


Gobble Good Turkey Casserole
Bacon Ranch Green Beans
Cooked Apples


Baked Fish
Sugar Snap Peas
Crockpot Enchiladas
Black Bean Salad
Pepperoni Pizza
Pineapple Parfait
Chicken Barley Vegetable Soup
Crusty Bread

Friday, November 21, 2008

Phriday Photo Phinish Phiesta

This one of my phavorite pictures of my daughter Claire and my niece Piper. This was one of the moments before the fights. Being so close in age they are prone to wanting the same toy at the same time, thus fighting occurs. But in this picture you get to bask in the glow of Cousinly love captured in one of my Phav Photos!

If you liked my little PHiesta and wanta play along visit
Candid Carrie every Friday.
If you love the Word Art visit Bethany at Elegant Word Art give some love!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tu Tu Cute and Easy

This year for Christmas I am making a few of my gifts. One of the first ones I have made is little girl's Tu Tus. They are soooooooooooo cute. It only took me 45 mins and I am getting faster the more I make.

Here is a tutorial that tell you step by step how to do it, if you want to try. ( I didn't make this video). Let me know if you have any questions.

Hope you have a great Friday and I hope to start posting more frequently so keep checking in!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

I was tagged!

My new friend Nina at Juggling Mama tagged me with a survey! I am supposed to share a few random facts about me and pass the honor to 6 of my Blogging Buddies Here are my six random things about me you may not know.

1. My favorite candy is Andes Candies.

2. I LOVE to read Trashy Romance Novels.

3. I am a Cub Scout Den Leader. Love it

4. I am utterly addicted to CafeMom.

5. I love office suppy stores, I could stay in there for hours

6. I heart Chai Tea

Now 6 of my friends, please don't feel as though you have to play along. This is for fun and I understand if you don't want to do this.
3 Mandie at tadsmama
4. Susan at Macy in the Middle
5. Becky at Anderson House
6. Melissa at Holloway Family

Monday, November 3, 2008

Talk to Me Tuesday: Halloween Show and Tell

Talk to Me Tuesday: Show and Tell
Since I am just starting out on my blog, I thought I'd do this Tuesday exercise that that I have been reading on my favorite blogs for weeks. My son Colin recently had his 8th Birthday. After much coxing I talked him into doing a Halloween Costume Party. We transformed the living room in to a black light lit room of doom, but as usual we didn't get any pictures of it since Mom is the designated party planner, gracious host, chef, dresser, all around lackey, as well as the picture taker. No sweat we had fun in the room anyway.

Colin 8 Where has the time gone?

We were blessed with warm weather and hardly any wind.
Colin was Indiana Jones.

He has become obsessed.
He wants to watch each movie.
He as started many times but I'm not sure he has made it through one whole one yet.

Claire was Hannah Montana.
This is the only time we got her to wear the wig that she HAD to have.
She is a Diva in training with or without the wig.

For the party we decorated cupcakes, there were sprinkles flying everywhere and when all was said and done I don't think anyone eat their "masterpieces". Too gross! lol

The highlight of the party, to me anyway was when we played Halloween Hullabaloo a game I found on MeckMoms blog. The kids had a ball jumping and slithering around.

Here is another pic of Claire with my niece Piper. Aren't they adorable?

On the day before Halloween I found
Bakerella, who has the cutest little cake pops and guess who got a wild hair to try it out. After many excruciating hours (just kidding it wasn't that bad) I came up with my own version, not a beautimous as Bakerella but not bad for my first attempt.

My Door was my favorite decoration this year and I will do it again next year. It was rather simple. I found a black wreath and Googly eyes at Michael's and took a hot glue gun. I glued pairs of eyes all over the wreath, which turned out cool, then I decided to take it one step further and hot glued the rest of the eyes all over the door. Thanks to my sister Julie for doing some of gluing( those little suckers get HOT).

On Halloween Claire and I went to the MOMSClub Halloween Party and a ball. Then later that night Claire, Colin, and I went with some friends to a Carnival at a local church. Wouldn't you know it my camera was acting crazy and not working so I didn't get pic from that night. My friend Ginna did so I will have to get them from her. Now where was Nathan during all these mountains of fun events you ask? He was and still is hunting with his dad. I'm not sure where I am going to house all the deer meat he is getting and have forbidden him from bringing home and wildlife to adorn my walls.

Hope you had a great Halloween, too!


Getting Started

Colin and Claire
Oct 08

I'm new to this but wanted to jump on the blog wagon. I am hoping to keep family and friends updated on the events happening with with us in our little canyon. As well as pass on some interesting useful tips I fall upon. More to come...