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28 February 2012

Bathroom Update Sneak

I am having a really hard time finding what I am looking for! I knew there would be some things I would need to make anyway, thought I would share 1 little sneak.
It's backwards cause I had to take it from the mirror ; )
And yes I did re use this from Finnleys lumberjack party!

But I had to make 2 more for the big ones




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27 February 2012

St.Patricks Day Planning

Just about time to start planning for March 17th! I am kinda glad it's a Saturday this year, I don't have to rush in the morning so we can do some fun morning stuff with breakfast!

Here are some of the goodies and stuff we have done the last few years
I do this just about every year, hoping I can find the cloud marshmallows again!
and we use vanilla yogurt to dip in

And the kids like to take green baths with these

Rainbow yogurts, or I have seen these done with pudding too!

And these are so cute (and yummy) Potato Candy
Recipe HERE

We have made these in the past too,
family fun

I seriously LOVE how cute these Ice Cream "Baked Potatoes" are!
Super easy to make too, you could d small ones, or one bigger one for everyone to share!


I haven't decided if we will try some new stuff this year or just make some of our faves!


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Meal Plan Monday

Can't believe it's that time already! The last 2 weeks have flown by. We don't have any major plans or holidays in the next 2 weeks, excited to have a couple weeks of mellow, no basketball practice or anything!

Monday~White Chicken Enchiladas
Tuesday~Turkey Tacos
Wednesday~Spaghetti and Meatballs
Thursday~Chicken and salads
Friday~Stew
Saturday~Pork Roast
Sunday~Something from Pinterest.. haven't decided what yet though!

Monday~Chicken and Rice with Veggies
Tuesday~Taco's
Wednesday~Baked Chicken Parm
Thursday~Soup and Grilled Cheese
Friday~Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac N Cheese (this is new and I am a little intimidated)
Saturday~leftovers
Sunday~Pork Tenderloin 



What are y'all making this week? Trying any new recipes?
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24 February 2012

Organizing Friday

Well I didn't get to much organizing and I didn't take any pictures, but ours was needing some attention. Especially the cupboards since they hold all my craft supplies and fabric and stuff. 
I got it taken care of, it's not perfect but it's not a disaster either.  

I did find some inspirational laundry rooms though!
Love the open shelves and bead board!

And I LOVE these floors and what they did with the wall! 

I love the pull out drying rack and how simple this is!

And I love everything about this, those cabinets are amazing!
BHG

And the same for this one! SO pretty!
Country Home



I did THIS post well over a year ago, and I still haven't figured out a window covering! I am SOO hoping I can get it done this weekend, especially since I just went through my fabric stash. I know what I want to use and I know where it is, just have to make sure I have enough of it!
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23 February 2012

Upcoming Project!

I shared a little bit of our kids bathroom a couple years ago HERE
when we hubby added the bead board and pegs. Then the subway art I did HERE
I am pretty much not loving the look in there, it doesn't match our kids personalities or the rest of the house, and it's a little on the feminine side. I kept trying to add the darker colors and stripes but I am still just not loving where it's headed.
Some before pictures


So it's time to sell that setup and do something that is more US!

I picked a couple things up today and I am going to be using some party props from a previous party. Need to grab a few more things and do some crafts to get it all done!
Can't wait to show y'all!

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22 February 2012

St.Patricks Day Decorations

Not completely done and I definitely need to come up with some more,
 but I wanted to share what I have so far!

I don't like to do everything overboard holiday, sometimes it's just the color I like and the color is enough!
Here is the kitchen stuff




 Love this little nobby bowl! Planning on making the Potato Candy to put in it!
 Just picked up these adorable glasses at IKEA. They always have the cutes stuff!

I don't have a lot of other stuff
 Some green candles, and mossy birds


 Little leprechaun
 Some subway art (which I need to find more of)
 the burlap and scrapbook embellishment clover I made last year (wow that is a bad photo)
 Just a tiny bit of rainbow

I think I need to pull out one of the white boas for the mantle too!


What do you all do? Making anything new this year?

And in case I couldn't find anything else to do (yeah right)
I scored this stack of 80's Better Homes and Gardens for $3, should give me some distraction for a while!

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21 February 2012

St.Patricks Day Wreath

I am just starting to pull stuff out and see what I have, seeing things I totally forgot about!
I knew I needed another wreath. I didn't want to spend any money. But I did end up spending $1 on a wreath at Dollar Tree. Everything else I already had. It's not perfect but it's good enough. 

I am trying to learn that good enough is better than not at all. I struggle with being a perfectionist and so a lot of things I want to do just don't ever get finished cause I can't get them exactly the way I want. 

I got up on time today so I am already done with chores today. Hoping to get some more crafting done and work on St.Patricks Day stuff out!

Hope you are all having a great Fat Tuesday!
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19 February 2012

Cherry Pie Day

Is February 20th!
What a fun idea. Cherry Pies are pretty stinkin' charming and cute!

I have NEVER made a cherry pie, and as much as I would like to, I seriously doubt I will get to it, unless I maybe do a couple mini ones with my mini pie maker!
But I am usually a make ahead kind of person, so maybe I will try these instead

Found HERE

Recipe

Cherry Pie Pecan Bars
Adapted from Lucky Leaf recipe

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups uncooked quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
13 tablespoons butter
7 tablespoons apple butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp baking soda
1 21 oz can cherry pie filling
1 cup miniature marshmallows

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients except pie filling and marshmallows in a large mixing bowl.  Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

2. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture for the topping.  Press remaining mixture into ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Gently spoon pie filling over hot crust.  Sprinkle with marshmallows then sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

3. Continue baking for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely on a rack.


Happy Cherry Pie Day!!




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17 February 2012

Organizing Friday!

I don't have any 1 major project I am working on today, well none I can show before and afters of anyway!
But I am already starting our Spring Cleaning lists!

Today I am just going through each room and making a list of things I need to prep or supplies we need, items that need replaced and stuff like that. It's not exactly fun but knowing that everything will be back in order when it's over is worth it!


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16 February 2012

St.Patricks Day Craft (again)

Figured since I have seen this on Pinterest about 50 times in the last week I might want to share again!
I did this last year and hope it made it the year in storage!
Check out the details and how to HERE :)

I'm getting the decorations out next week!

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15 February 2012

Mardi Gras!

Is soo soon! And I feel like since I have major slacked on Valentine's day I need to make up for it!
Nothing too major but who doesn't love beignets?!
Planning on making some of the cheater version with some praline sauce, I'm using this recipe from Family.com


Ingredients
    1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan combine butter and brown sugar over medium-high heat. Stir until thick and sugar begins to dissolve.
  2. Add evaporated milk and stir well. Heat until bubbling. Continue to cook and stir for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add pecans and vanilla. Stir well and let cool for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened before serving.

The kids loved them last year!

If the cheater version isn't for you, I've seen the Cafe du Monde mix at Cost Plus!

Another option would be to make these Mini King Cakes from Pillsbury!




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14 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Hope it's wonderful for everyone!

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13 February 2012

Home Management Binders

I have shared some of my HMB pages before 
but I feel like I need to work on it again, and add some!
I pretty much re-did it last year but so much has changed and PINTEREST has provided some amazing resources! I was mixing HMB ideas all over on my boards, finally gave up and made a HMB board HERE.


Right now my HMB has these sections
~Bills/Financial
~Groceries/Coupons
~Housekeeping
~Kids/Records


I want to add
~72 hour pack details (and get it done)
~Reading List (books, devotional and scripture)
~Goals 
~Schedules/Calendar
 I have a Calendar but with the kids getting older and more sports
 I need something else, I feel horrible and missed something this last weekend!

I didn't really want to do my whole binder over again, but the one I have is just about broken at the edges and  it's way over full. I am going to be trying out some of the printables I've found on Pinterest and spruce it up.

Hope I can find a cute binder like these 2!





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Meal Plan Monday

Or lack of! 
I haven't been feeling all that adventurous to search for new recipes
 and we have a busy week with Valentines Day, basketball and a day with no school!
Prebaked

So I made a big roasted turkey last night, and for today we are having the white chicken  Turkey Enchiladas.
Tuesday~Stew and cornbread in my heart shaped dish
Wednesday~Spaghetti and meatballs
Thursday~Soup and salad
Friday~Turkey with mashed potatoes and veggies
Saturday~Pork Roast and veggies
Sunday~leftovers

Monday~Chicken,rice and veggies
Tuesday~Tacos unless I feel brave enough to try something Mardi Gras inspired!
Wednesday~letting hubby decide, I'm going out with my girlfriends to a movie
Thursday~Soup and Sandwiches
Friday~Turkey pasta bake
Saturday~Potato Soup
Sunday~Take Out


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12 February 2012

Valentines Banner and Decorations

Like I said before, I'm not really feeling the Valentines Day thing this year, but I had all kinds of paper, and glue and bakers twine leftover from the Birthday Parties that I thought I might as well make something.




I used the cricut and cut out the banner pieces and letters, then just glittered the letters and stuck them on with the mounting tape so it wasn't as flat, used bakers twine to string it up. 

Here are some of the rest of this years stuff, nothing too exciting!

In fact I didn't like this XOXO thing AT ALL anymore, it's drying right now!



And this is missing the mailbox I usually keep in the middle, pretty sure the little boy has figured out if he slams the door it falls off and he can play with it, stinker.



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