Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sneaky snowy Wednesday!

Woke up to a nice surprise school! It started snowing last night and is still coming down pretty heavy. I think we have about 5 or 6 inches so far with another 4-6 inches expected for today. Since working at the preschool I now understand my kids excitement when we get a snow day!

Wanted to share a few sneak peeks of the Kraft Girl February kit. The kit is full of amazing paper and embellies! You will just love it! The kits go on sale February 1st and make sure to check out the Kraft Girl blog for more sneak peeks from the rest of the DT!

Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, January 23, 2009

So excited!

I'm a Kraft Girl!

Got an email from Pam this week and I begin with the February kit! Check out the rest of the talented ladies on the team here. Very excited about working with these gals and the amazing Kraft Girl kits!

The boys and I are home today. It is a teacher workday but I did not have to go in. Just got back from sledding and lunch at McDonald's. It was perfect weather. Lower 30's, not too cold or windy. I took a couple of pics and then my battery died! Hopefully I got a couple good shots.

Thanks for all your great comments on the meal planning and to those who recommended some sites to check out. I am happy to report this week has gone great. I stuck to the meal plan and it really helped alleviate a lot of craziness at dinner time. I will be doing it again for next week.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Meal Planning

There are many things I want to do better in 2009. One thing in particular is meal planning. I never know what I am going to make until late afternoon and by then I just want to make something easy and mindless. Does that happen to you? So, I have been checking out various meal planning blogs for ideas and recipes. Do you know what? I can do this! I sat down this morning and planned out our entire dinner menu for the week. I am going grocery shopping today and I made a list on the back side of the menu so I can get everything I need.

Here is what we are having this week. (Dad and Tony, I know you will all get a good laugh from this. Remember, I have been house bound due to sub zero temps for four days with a lot of time on my hands!)

Sunday-Spaghetti and Meatballs, salad
Monday- Pork Roast in the crock pot, potatoes and green beans
Tuesday- Chicken, sauteed zucchini, brown rice
Wednesday- Burgers, baked potatoes, broccoli
Thursday- chicken stir-fry
Friday- meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn
Saturday- bubble up enchiladas with a salad

The schedule might vary some as we always have sports or scouts during the week. Here are some of the sites I have found helpful. and if you should want to give it a try. An added bonus for doing this, my boys will no longer keep asking me what's for dinner.(they start doing this at breakfast) They can look on the fridge at the menu for the week and figure it out themselves.

I have also managed to scrapbook while stuck in the house. I made this yesterday and it lists some of the things I will try to work on this year. Just getting in down on paper feels good!

Enjoy your Sunday! Oh, and if anyone has any tips or recipes on meal planning please share!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snowy weekend

We got our first official blast of winter over the weekend. This is a pic I took on our back patio yesterday afternoon. The accumulation in now over 8 inches. The kids have been outside non stop and are outside as I type this building snow forts and planning their attacks for the huge snowball fight. Eddie took them sledding last night to try out the new sleds Grandma Pat got them for Christmas. The official word was they worked great but need to be waxed to get maximum speed.

Not much on tap for today. I am taking Connor to his friend's birthday party at an indoor pool this afternoon. Go figure, snowballs in the morning, swimming in the afternoon. Should make for one tired little boy.

Huge football game on today. I am confident my NY Giants will kick butt! I am taping the game to watch later. Yes, I am obsessed.

Wanted to share a layout with you. I made this for the December Scenic Route monthly challenge and I am happy to say it was picked as one of this months winners! Whoo Hoo! Have a great Sunday and go GIANTS!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Channeling my inner Laura Ingels

I received a sewing machine from my mother in law for Christmas. I have wanted one for a while but just couldn't justify the purchase. After all, I don't know how to sew and I would only use it for scrapbooking. Eddie makes fun of me because I can barely sew a button on a shirt, let alone use a sewing machine. Well, not anymore! Do you see that? Those are cub scout patches people! That I actually sewed onto Connor's uniform. I am happy to say he is now sporting every stinkin' patch he has earned and can earn as many as humanly possible because I can now sew them on! Please don't tell, but before I got this machine, I was actually going to hot glue the patches onto the shirt. The shame. I think I am going to darn socks next!
I will leave you with a layout. I did this a little bit ago and never shared. Thanks so much for all your comments about my top 10 layouts. It really made my day! Happy Sunday!