Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ french toast, bacon, fruit
Tuesday ~ mom's night out...dad's in charge of dinner!
Wednesday ~ pot roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread
Thursday ~ cheesy bacon wrapped chicken, salad, bread
Friday ~ chicken tacos, guac & chips, rice, fruit salad

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Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
Tuesday ~ taquitos, refried beans, guac & chips
Wednesday ~ hot dogs, mac & cheese, green beans
Thursday ~ pizza, salad, fruit
Friday ~ mickey pancakes, eggs, bacon

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Earn money shopping with Ibotta!

Have you tried out this great app yet?  They pay you for grocery shopping!  You simply browse the Ibotta app for offers, unlock the rewards, buy the item and submit a picture of your receipt!  I love that you can earn money for buying fruit, veggies, eggs, bread, milk...items that are normally on my weekly shopping list.  Frozen pizza and bacon are even on the list...any brand even...plus many other items! 

There are over 150 stores that participate.  I usually shop at Wal-mart, Target, and Meijer to redeem offers.  You can also shop online and link loyalty cards.

I also like that sometimes there are items you can pair a coupon with to save extra bucks!  Like the current offer on the Starbucks Iced Coffee, any flavor 11 oz bottle.  I found these for $1.99 at my local Wal-mart.  I used this $1.00 off coupon to save instantly.  Then submitted my receipt for an extra $1.00 back.  So the coffee ends up being FREE!  

Once you reach $10 in savings you can cash out.  You can send it to a Paypal or Venmo account OR get a gift card to places like Starbucks, Wal-mart, Best Buy, Amazon and more.

So check out Ibotta today and start saving!


art collage....kid room

We were at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and Little Bit saw a fun tassel banner.  She wanted it for her room but I told her we could make one.  We picked up a pack of silver tissue paper and had all the other supplies on hand.  Using this tutorial we created our own tassel banner. 

Then the question of where to put it...and we decided to make a little wall collage over her bed.  So we moved the poster and got to work. 

I had printed off the Cinderella image and thought this was the perfect place to incorporate it into the room.  We found the white G and "to the moon & back" hanging piece at Hobby Lobby.  The circle cork board is from Michaels.  I had the metal clips and embroidery hoop with fabric.
We arranged everything on the floor first to get placement, then started hanging.  Yesterday was a rainy afternoon...so perfect time to tackle the project!

The cork circle and metal clips allow Little Bit to keep bits of memorabilia in her space.  We used fun decorative brads as push pins. 

We both LOVE how it turned out.  She is growing up way too fast but I love that we can make small changes in her room along the way to reflect that!
{We made the quick pillow cover using this tutorial.}


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ pizza, salad, fruit
Tuesday ~ chicken caesar wraps, tater tots, fruit
Wednesday ~ grilled ham & cheese, chips, pickles
Thursday ~ steak bites, potatoes, sauteed zucchini, fruit
Friday ~ dinner on the go...

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Cinnamon Strawberry Muffins

I recently had some strawberries that needed to be used when I stumbled across this recipe from Everyday Reading.    I just made a few tweaks based on ingredients I had and these muffins came out fabulous! 

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup stevia baking blend
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1/3 cup strawberry yogurt
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 - 1 cup chopped strawberries 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Wisk together dry ingredients in mixing bowl.   Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.   

Divide batter between 12 greased muffin tins.  

Bake in 350 degree oven for 28 - 30 minutes.  


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ pasta w/cheese & zucchini, bread, fruit
Tuesday ~ burrito bowls, chips, fruit
Wednesday ~ ham, egg & cheese mcmuffins, fruit
Thursday ~ honey teriyaki salmon, green beans, rice
Friday ~ steak bites, potatoes, sauteed zucchini, bread

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