Monday, October 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Week starting 10/19:
I am now on a diet, so my menus listed will be for the family.  I will cook up extra chicken for myself to eat, since I can only eat beef twice per week.  I have lost about 10 lbs. in a week (at time I prepared this post in advance).   My husband is off work 3 days per week, so I include lunch & dinner for those days.  The other day's lunches are usually leftovers or PB sandwiches for kids and a salad w/ chicken for me.

Mon.-  Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken

Tues. -  Turkey Meatloaf

Wed. - Lamb
Thurs. - pizza

Fri. -  Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: meatballs

Sat. -  Lunch:  Family Gathering - taking something I can have and probably a cake or something (have a cake mix  DH doesn't like, so I need to get rid of it).
Dinner: Might go to a fall party, so not sure

Sunday- Lunch: CP BBQ chicken sandwiches, mashed potatoes, broccoli
Dinner: grilled cheese sandwiches

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sour Cream Containers

I made these sour cream containers for party favors for my friend's daughter's baby shower.  I love this display stand.  I seemed a little small for a standard small cake, but I think it is meant to use for a cake. 
These favors are super easy to make.  I used scraps for the stamped "thank you" and the scalloped circles and I only needed two pieces of patterned paper for 18 favors.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Look at that face!  He is so adorable and loving his hat I bought for only $1.

The kids are sharing a little rocking chair and watching a cartoon together.  I love this pic!  Taken about a month ago.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Homeschool Ideas

I found some cute homeschool ideas.  I need to get busy with my daugther, since she will be in kindergarten in under a year.  I do hope to homeschool and don't really know how to do it all.  I'm glad that I have found some blogs with ideas that I can at least use now.  I think I will start a little preschool session for her (and maybe my son will learn a little bit, too).  Check out Homeschool Creations and  Confessions of a Homeschooler.  They both have wonderful ideas.  I poked around on a few more that I found from these two.  I love the alphabet crafts - like turning a felt or construction paper "D" into a dinosaur.  Very cute!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tiny Dancers

I didn't look blurry on my camera or my uploaded pics to my computer.  However, it looks blurry here.  This is of my sweet Laurana w/ her ballet friend, Lilly.  Aren't they so cute?

Blogging for Dummies

My blog needs help.  I know I don't post often enough, but the fact that I have one follower, could be why.  I feel that one two are reading this.  Maybe more are looking, but I haven't even had a comment since April.  I know I'm guilty of looking and not commenting, sometimes, too.  I tried a cute template and got it on my blog, then I went to my friend's blog and she just changed hers in the last 24 hrs. to the same template!  So, I finally figured out how to get it off, picked a new one, and it won't let me add it.  Did I disable that somehow?   Also, I have no idea how to shrink my width.  My text in my posts are going all the way to the right side and the text in my title is all the way to the left.   Dana, or those that look but don't let me know, please help!