Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This is my first time joining Wordless Wednesday.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Homemade Christmas gifts that I want to try.

Homemade Christmas gifts that I want to try this year. I always tell myself that gift giving should come from the heart. Even while we are on a tight budget, I love to give nice, useful gifts. So I am going to post a few links that I want to try this year.

Soap all dressed up

I will keep posting ideas as I see them.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

93 days until Christmas-did you know that?

yes that is the truth! It is 93 days until Christmas. Unlike other years where I join the 60 day, or 90 crap til Christmas, helper thing mahickies to help you prep for Christmas slowly, I have joined before, THIS year I am making it work!!! 100 days til Christmas is a web site that sends inspirational little tidbit to do today to make the holidays happy and stress free AND THIS is the year I AM making it work.

Visit 100 Days to Christmas

I am up on the missions, and all set and fired up.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Meal Plan Monday September 13, 2010

This week we have another crazy week planned so I am sticking to easy things for dinner all week.

Monday- spaghetti with meat sauce, HM garlic bread, with salad
Tuesday - brats
Wednesday - meatloaf with baked red potatoes
Thursday - chicken sandwiches
Friday - Out
Saturday - pork roast.

to see more yummy menu plans hop over to

AND for my Money Making Mondays, I am doing all my coke points for the week and click thru emails. and requesting freebies.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Great Curriculum Swap – coming up September 13

I am not an official home schooler, but at heart I am. I try to teach my boys every lesson they need to learn here at home. And at Heavenly Homemakers, Laura is hosting a The Great Curriculum Swap – coming up September 13 it sounds like an excellent source to home schoolers on a tight budget. I have nothing to offer and am not requesting anything, but just wanted to spread the word. :) Enjoy!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Well, I have not stuck to my meal plan at all!

Life has handed us a curve ball this week. an out of town friend of DH's extended his stay in the area, so I did not stick to the plan at all, but no meals out but one, and my parents bought it.

Tonight, I fixed a new recipe for dinner, Creamy Mac and Cheese I served it with chicken and cucumber slices. My family LOVED it, thank you Laura for a great, healthy recipe. My family didn't even notice that it was whole wheat pasta. It was my first time cooking it, as I am trying to get healthy and avoiding the "white" foods.

I found out some news that just makes me sick to my stomach. A dear friend of mine was arrested for embezzling from her place of employment. Apparently she has a bad gambling problem as well. I am sick with the thought of theft but just heartbroken by the thoughts that as school starts her teenage daughters are going to be on the receiving end of such torment. We live in a very rural area and news spreads like wild fire. My prayers are with the family of this person.

Not sure of our plans for the Labor Day weekend. But, I did score a GC for a hotel room for the night for $50, that has a great pool, it is also about 2 miles from my parents house so it would include a ton of grandparent time for the two boys also.

That is all for now.