Jan 10, 2011

Menu For The Week

This is our menu for the week.  Laura @ I'm an Organizing Junkie is the host of Meal Plan Monday.  Each week she posts what her menu is for the week.  At the end of her post hundreds of other bloggers post a link to their menu for that week also.  Ever wonder what to have for dinner?  Need new ideas or recipes?  Visit Orgjunkie each week for hundreds of ideas and recipes.  

Lunch – Homemade chicken fingers w/ roasted potatoes (leftover from last night)
Dinner – Pizza sandwiches w/ salad
Lunch – Fish sticks w/ mixed veggies and pears
Dinner – Roasted Chicken (making 2) w/ roasted potatoes and corn (will make stock and use leftovers through week)
Lunch – Peanut butter sandwich w/ corn and pears
Dinner – Roast w/ potatoes and carrots
Lunch – Cheesy chicken (leftovers from Tue.) and broccoli
Dinner – Chicken and waffles (leftovers from Tue.) w/ green beans
Lunch – Grilled cheese w/ carrots and dip
Dinner – Pork scallopini w/ buttered egg noodles and corn
Breakfast – Waffles (will make batter Fri. night)
Lunch – (daughter) Chef Boyardee w/ salad; (son) fish sticks w/ salad
Dinner – Tombstone pizza 
Breakfast – Waffles (batter already made up)
Lunch – (daughter) Tuna fish sandwich; (son) Peanut butter sandwich
Dinner – Tomato soup w/ grilled cheese sandwiches

(this weeks menu link)

Jan 9, 2011

New Year's Resolution To Get Organized

Laura from I'm an Organizing Junkie is an inspiration to me.  If you have never visited her site before then you are missing out.  Go visit her Here.  

She is doing a yearlong challenge to help us get better organized!  Instead of doing a month long challenge, she is breaking it down into 52 week long challenges.  Each Friday she will post a new challenge.  I’m not only looking forward to her posts but also all of the comments from her readers.  

While reading her post from January 6th (here) I followed her link to a previous post she had on brain dumping (here).  Her post on Making Lists and Batching Tasks aka Brain Dumping is a must read!!  I’ve always been one to make list, but lists like this…..

  • Wash laundry
  • Pick up living room
  • Clean kitchen
  • Change linens
  • Vaccum

Laura talks about breaking each task down.  List what needs to be done.  I broke down my “Pick up living room” task.  You can see my PDF for January 9th here.  Why haven’t I thought of this before!!  Seeing all of the little things written down in my notebook makes it feel like it is easier to do.  I can take an easier task and assign it to one of the kids.  My kids don’t do much of anything around the house.  One is 3 and the other will be 7 in May.  I want to start them off slowly so there isn’t too much a fight J  I want to raise them to be good adults not someone that expects someone to do everything for them.  

Jan 5, 2011

Mending Clothes

If your family is anything like mine, the next few tutorials will be used often.  They are about mending clothes.  My DH always seems to rip his jeans at the back pockets.  I have been mending them to his satisfaction, but not to mine.  This tutorial is so easy to follow and the end result it perfect!  You can find the tutorials here for the back pockets and here for patching knees.

Table Runner

Diary of a quilter has some great tutorials on quilting.  Choosing fabric, how to work with quilting patterns, rotary cutting, borders, batting and different binding methods are just a few of the tutorial you will find HERE at Diary of a quilter.

HERE you will find the tutorial for this super easy table runner.

Jan 4, 2011

Toy Storage Solutions!

www.infarrantlycreative.net has a tutorial for organizing toys!  She has even made a few games to play with the cards.


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