Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Menu Board

Since I'm now using a weekly menu, I figure what better way to keep track than with a menu board. I've actually been wanting one for some time and I finally got it done! I love it! I now have a place where the whole family can see what's on the menu for the week!



I love the way the red turned out. You can see the grain of the wood through the paint, which gives it the old yet new look I was going for. I still need to do a little distressing on the frame but as of right now, I like it the way it is.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Birthday

Saturday was my birthday!! I am so thankful for my family and friends who gathered with me to make the day so special!!

My Bestie and Me!!

The waiter got me good!!

It was a great time!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of School

Today was Avari's first day as a Bouncing Bear! She was so excited. We went for meet the teacher Friday night and she told me that I could go ahead and go to work and she would stay at school! LOL! Silly girl!

I can't believe how fast she is growing. She will be 4 in December and it still feels like she was just born. Now it's time to start planning her party!! YAY!!

I also won my first giveaway over the weekend. Thank you Bethany at Sweet Bee Buzzings for the awesome fabrics!! Go check out her website!! She is great!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Feature Friday: Zulily

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Last week was my first week using a menu plan and I have to say that I will now be using one every week. It was so nice to know what I was going to make in advance and the time it would take to make it. I did have to rearrange my plan a little since I failed at getting all the necessary ingredients from the store but everything worked out.

This weeks plan is full of quick meals and a lot of on your own. I will be leaving Saturday at Noon for a work function so there are no meals planned for those days. Next weeks menu plan will also start on Wednesday since that is the first full day I will be back home. Sure hope my family survives without my meals! LOL

Here's the plan for this week.

Breakfast: On your own
Lunch: Spaghetti
Dinner: Leftovers

Breakfast: Pancakes, Turkey Bacon
Lunch: Roast Beef Wrap, Pasta Salad
Dinner: Tacos, Spanish Rice

Breakfast: Breakfast Tacos
Lunch: Ham Sandwich, Pasta Salad
Dinner: Chicken Legs, Mac & Cheese, Broccoli

Breakfast: Breakfast Tacos
Lunch: Roast Beef Wrap, Fruit
Dinner: Chicken Alfredo, Salad

Breakfast: Breakfast Tacos
Lunch: Ham Sandwich, Fruit
Dinner: Sirloin, Scalloped Potatoes, Baked Beans

Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage
Lunch: On your own
Dinner: On your own

On your own

As you can see, my breakfasts and lunches tend to repeat for the week. I make enough tacos to last the whole week and enough of our lunches to last too. I do not want anything to go to waste so we will eat it till it's gone. If anyone has any breakfast, lunch or dinners ideas, please share. I am always looking for new things to try.

Now I'm off to make my menu board!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vacation 2011

We spent our vacation this year in Port O'Connor, TX. We all had a great time, especially Avari!! Thank you Jackie for your hospitality and we can't wait to come back!

First time at the beach!

Avari and Daddy being silly!


She was really focused on this!

Breakfast! The biggest pancake we've ever seen and she ate half of it!

Building more sand castles!

Mom and Vance crab fishing!

More crab fishing! I loved it!

We can't wait to go back to the beach soon!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Menu Plan Monday


    Breakfast: Fruit Smoothie

    Lunch: Turkey Sandwich with Chips
    Dinner: Taco Salad


    Breakfast: Breakfast Taco's

    Lunch: Lettuce Wraps with Fruit   
    Dinner: Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice, Broccoli


    Breakfast: Eggs, Turkey Bacon 
    Lunch: Lettuce Wraps with Veggies

    Dinner: Mini Meatballs, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Crescent Rolls


    Breakfast: Breakfast Tacos

    Lunch: Chicken Salad with Fruit

    Dinner: Leftovers


    Breakfast: Pancakes, Turkey Bacon

    Lunch: Chicken Salad with Veggies

    Dinner: Hamburger Steak, Broccoli, Corn on the Cob, Rolls


    Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls

    Lunch: On your own
    Dinner: Homemade Pizza


    Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole
    Lunch: On your own

    Dinner: Meatloaf, Dressing, Green Beans, Cornbread

I've decided that now is the time to start making my menu's and living by them. We spend way too much money eating out and frankly it's all crap. So in order to eat healthier and save some money, I've come up with my very first weekly menu plan. Although some of this may not sound very healthy, it's better that picking up any sort of fast food. Wish me luck! This is going to be a shock to Jacob for sure....he loves him some fast food! :)

More details to come on our Biggest Loser challenge we are doing at work. Today was the first day so more to come next Monday on how it is going!!