Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ crock pot bbq chicken {new recipe}, salad, chips
Tuesday ~ fish sticks, mac & cheese, apple slices
Wednesday ~ sausage cups, eggs, fruit
Thursday ~ crock pot pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans
Friday ~ pasta, salad, bread

Linking up with Org Junkie...check them out for more recipes


scarves {organized}

My scarves have been a mess for quite some time.  I have been using this hanging organizer that I picked up at Target a while back.  I think it is designed to hold belts....which I did have on the back side.  So all of my scarves were on one side, piled and piled on top of each other, constantly falling on the floor.  I decided it was time to revamp them.  I really liked the hanger organizer, so I took off all the belts {which I hardly wear anyways}, rolled up the three I kept and put them in a drawer.  Then I weeded out my scarves.  I got rid of about 5 I think. 
 So one side of the hanger holds more springy scarves...

While the other side has the more fall/wintery ones!  So much better!!!

How do you organize your scarves?  I have seen some people use a towel bar mounted in their closet and that seemed like a neat idea....maybe in the new house!!!

Linking up with:

Organize and Decorate Everything


Tide PODS...

I had another opportunity presented to me by Meijer, to try the new Tide PODS.  It is a detergent, stain remover and brightener all in one POD.  All you have to do is throw it in the washer with your clothes and you are good to go.  It really is that simple.  No measuring or anything!  My clothes had a nice fresh scent after coming out of the washer.  These definitely make throwing in a load of laundry easy!

Thanks to Meijer for this opportunity!


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ pesto cavatappi, salad, bread

Tuesday ~ sloppy joes, chips, pickles, fruit

Wednesday ~ homemade Hawaiian pizza, salad

Thursday ~ chicken bundles, rice, green beans

Friday ~ leftover buffet

Linking up with Org Junkie...check them out for more recipes



Hey all...my poor blog is lacking some new posts. We have been BUSY with house stuff...and I am in garage sale mode. ;) I didn't even get a menu posted this week. We have been on the go and leftovers have been in play! I cooked some ham in the crockpot on Monday and we have been eating that all week!

Just a quick update on our house process...
We have windows and doors installed! Shingles are going on this week, and stone is on it's way! Inside more is happening....electrical, heating and air, and plumbing contractors are working. Things are moving right along. We are constantly making decisions and trying to think of everything we need to at the right time! ;)

We are also working on decluttering our house, getting it all set to sell. I have been busy sorting through drawers and shelves all around the house to see what to keep, sell or toss. Looking at garage sales 3 weekends in a row to clear out as much as we can! The less we have to move the better!!!

Hope to squeeze in some crafting soon!


winner, winner chicken dinner....

I used random generator to get the winner for the goodies from Goody giveaway and it selected commenter number 8.....Kris! Email me your address and I will get your new hair accessories out to you asap!!! Thanks to all who entered!


I just signed up for bloglovin'...a great way to organize all the blogs you follow!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~
chicken caesar burgers, chips & salsa, corn on the cob

Tuesday ~ cream of chicken & wild rice soup, bread, fruit

Wednesday ~ crock pot ham, green beans, baked potatoes

Thursday ~ parmasean crusted tilapia, rice, cheesy broccoli

Friday ~ leftover buffet

Linking up with Org Junkie...check them out for more recipes


project {life}... week 8 & 9

Week 8...
Fun times with friends, trying a new place to eat {yummy sweet potato fries!}, checking out our lot all marked and ready to break ground, home show, and both our mom's were up for a visit.

Almost everything exciting this week was on Friday...what a busy day!!!

I just love the top picture...Little Bit is standing where her room will be in our new house! Love it!

And here is week 9....
I did do an insert this week and I included my 1st mini layout! I was inspired by Jenni at The Hufford House to try added a layout in with my photo insert pages. I really like the idea of highlighting something special and/or fun!

Here is the first side. It was all about breaking ground at our lot this week!

We also closed on our construction loan, got Little Bit signed up for soccer and battled sickness.

Here is the mini layout I did. It is a highlight of Little Bit with her new foam sword! She just loves playing pirate! ;)

This is what Little Bit was doing while her dad and I were signing papers at the bank for the construction loan. It was too cute for me not to save!


Easter reads...

Here are a few Easter books we have been enjoying this week...

There was an old lady who swallowed a chick
by Lucille Colandro

Happy easter, mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

Easter at grandma's by Emily Bolam

Splat the cat: where's the easter bunny? by Rob Scotton

Fancy nancy's elegant easter by Jane O'Connor

I printed off some Easter coloring pages for Little Bit and we also made a bunny mask!

For the mask I just cut a paper plate in half, cut out eye holes and attached some ears. Then let Little Bit color and decorate it! After she was done, she was hopping around like a cute little bunny!

Then I hid eggs around the basement for her to find. Think we did this about 4 or 5 times! She has done 3 egg hunts around town and we are off to visit family so more hunts will be in the near future! Hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

giveaway extended...

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for some hair goodies! I am extending it until Monday....so you have a few more days to enter!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend. I know we will be enjoying some time with family!


spring wreath!

I haven't had anything hanging from this shelf since I put out the spring decorations several weeks ago. I was just drawing a blank on what to hang there and didn't really want to buy anything. I've seen several wreaths with banners on them and thought they were super cute. I really wanted to make one for the front door but already had this one. So I decided to try the banner one out for here...

With some spring colored Amy Butler paper from K&Company, Martha Stewart butterfly punches and some twine....this is what I came up with!

Just love how it turned out....Little Bit does too...she is loving butterflies right now! ;)

Linking up here...
Organize and Decorate Everything

The DIY Dreamer

FREE {fotos}!

I was just talking to some friends today about where I order my pictures. I said Walgreens but I usually wait for a good sale or special deal. Well this is one of those special deals....25 free photo prints with coupon code FREEDEAL. Choose in-store pick up and you pay nothing! I just got mine ordered! Thank you Walgreens! ;)


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ scrambled eggs, sausage, toast

Tuesday ~ homemade pizza, salad, fruit

Wednesday ~ ranch burgers, corn on the cob, tater tots

Thursday ~ tilapia, green beans, mashed potatoes, bread

Friday ~ dinner on the go...

Linking up with Org Junkie...check them out for more recipes

Meijer Matchups...

Confession...I haven't used Meijer Mealbox coupons in a while now...and to be honest I kind of forgot about them. Did you know that you can use a Mejier Mealbox coupon and a Manufacturer coupon together? Well I revisited them yesterday and there are several coupon matchups to score some good deals this week. Here are a few that I noticed...

$2/1 Hormel Cure 81 Boneless Ham, (SS 03/25/12)
$2/1 Hormel Cure 81 Boneless Ham printable
Stack w/$2 Hormel Cure 81 Boneless Ham Meijer Mealbox coupon

$.75/2 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Product, (RP 03/25/12)
$1.25 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Product printable
Stack w/$1.00/2 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Meijer Mealbox coupon

Splenda Products - 25% Off
$1.00/1 Splenda Essentials 04/01/12 SS Insert
$2.00/1 Splenda Sugar Blend or Brown Sugar Blend, 200 ct/9.7 oz 04/01/12 SS Insert
$1.00/1 Splenda Sweetener Product
Stack w/$1.00/1 Splenda Sweetener Product Meijer Mealbox coupon

Swanson Broth, 32 oz - $1.98
$.40/2 Swanson Broth or Stock Cartons or Flavor Boost Concentrated 04/01/12 SS Insert
Stack w/$1/2 Swanson Chicken and Beef Broth Meijer Mealbox coupon

McCormick Gourmet Herbs or Spices - 33% Off
$.75/1 McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color 03/25/12 RP Insert
Stack w/$1/2 McCormick Gourmet Herbs and Spices Meijer Mealbox coupon

Check out more of this weeks Meijer deals at SavingsLifestyle.com