Monday, February 20, 2012

Organization 2012 - Laundry Room Redo

 We recently made some adjustments in our laundry room.  Of course, I forgot to take any before pics, and these were the best I could find.   You'll have to look beyond my cuties to see the sad state of my laundry room prior to our fix up. 

Basically, we had a standard wire shelf that ran across the back wall of the laundry room above the washer and dryer.  Not the most ideal set-up.  I would attempt to hang-dry items from the edge of the shelf, as you can see in the pics, but there just wasn't enough room for anything larger than the children's clothes. 

With a quick trip to Home Depot - oh, who am I kidding . . . that's almost like saying I can take a quick trip to the Teacher's store.  Anyway, a small purchase of some closet shelf accessories (less that $30, if I remember correctly).  I found that we could use the same shelf, cut and hung with an adjustable system. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Birthday Party!

We recently had a birthday party at our house!  Miss Curly Girlie turned 7!

She could hardly wait for her party to start!  We decided a few weeks ago to make it a Pajama Party.  I got some amazing party ideas from Pinterest.  I have found it's a better place to search for things like party ideas than just doing a Yahoo or Google search.  On Pinterest, I came across far more of the kind of ideas I was looking for.  Maybe a few too many ideas - that kept me up late a few too many nights!  I really need to work on starting these projects sooner!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Menu Plan

Wow!  Nothing like waiting until the very last minute to complete this menu plan.  Although, it is hard to think about food when you're not feeling very well.  But, as of just moments ago, the menu plan is now complete (with my husband's help - thank you!).  And yes, that means we are stuck doing our shopping trip on a Saturday - actually, my loving husband was already out the door before I finished this post with 2 of our kiddos to do the shopping!  He is so awesome!  I am so blessed!  Now, hopefully we can get back on track after this . . .

I have included some new recipes that I found on Pinterest.  I put a * next to those new recipes.  And I have them pinned here, if you would like to see them (and more).  If there is another recipe that you would like from this menu plan, please leave me a comment and I will get that recipe out for you.

Last month I switched to planning for 5 meals per week.  And this worked out great!  There always seems to be enough leftovers to carry us through the entire week. 

And we are sticking with our traditional taco/nacho meal on Sundays.  With morning service and AWANA, its nice to have a set meal that I don't have to think about.  Plus, my husband makes it so I don't have to do anything!!!  See, I truly am blessed or spoiled - either way I am very thankful!

I hope you find this menu plan helpful!