Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tomorrow I am mailing birthday party invites, I made them using photoshop! I'll try to share a photo of them if I get time between all of my OCD cleaning and menu planning ;)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Soooooo... it totally cost more time/money to make this than a purchased dress (well I guess that depends on where you shop...) but it was SOOOOOOO worth it!!! This is one of those projects that I have just wanted to make foooorrrreeevverrr but never had the time/reason/know how to do it. I am so freakin proud of this dress, I just can't quit looking at it!! Megan was the birthday girl yesterday and since her parents are having separate parties and this was daddy's party I was pretty sure that him being a typical man he wouldn't care about dressing her up, so I took Meggy out to lunch (she requested McDonald's of course!) and then took her to my house to get her all dolled up. She was so excited and said that the dress looked like a princess dress! I told her that was perfect because she IS a princess ;)
I am so thankful for the website where I found the ebook to learn how to make this dress- http://www.youcanmakethis.com/! It's an AMAZING site with ebooks on all different topics. So many things there to learn... This dress is called the "tana tutu" if you try to look it up.
So here's the details of the dress, I can't wait to get started on Katelynne's party dress (only two weeks away!!!) I can't believe that soon I'll have to start referring to my children as "my 1 year old" and "my four year old"!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Several months ago you all got to see the photos I took of my very pregnant and yet beautiful friend Ashley, and today I'm going to share the photos of the album I made for her using those photos and some I *borrowed* from her mom's myspace ;) Ashley would like to try scrapbooking someday so I hope this will give her a good start!
I used a cranberry 6x6 album I had leftover from my Close to my Heart consultant days and it is STUFFED full of pages! I also used a CTMH paper pack and stickers with added matching primas and say it in crystals. The last photo shows basically a 6x6 page that is just lined cardstock for her to journal on, I think it would be a great place to write down the birth story of baby Nolan. The charm on the spine of the album is a little pewter pacifier- too cute! And of course you won't be seeing any journaling in these photos- I left that part for Ashley :)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I was so excited this year when I was at Target and happened to find the $1 mini mailboxes! For the last two years I've been wanting to get one but never seemed to get to Target before they were sold out. I made two of them- one for Lucas' preschool teachers and one for home, but of course- I forgot to take a photo of the teacher box before I gave it away! So you'll all have to be satisfied with this mailbox....
Lucas was so excited to give this to his teacher, he carried it in as if it were made of gold ;) I filled it full of chocolate truffles and had lucas attempt to write his name on one of his spongebob valentine's- hopefully next year I can set aside enough time to actually make the valentines!
And here's my planner after it's makeover....I use my planner every single day and I just HAD to make it look pretty! I write our daily menu plans in here, birthdays, appointments, to do lists- everything! I'll probably be switching out the photos in it throughout the year.
and speaking of menu plans....
On my evergoing quest to save more money, be more of a supermom, and have a healthy family, here's my plan for this week- there's a few repeats from last week due to my being sick (feeling much better now!):
Clicky on the links for recipes!!!
Mini Blueberry Muffins (very healthy recipe!)
Italian Grilled Chicken Salad
Broccoli and Burger Pizza, Carrot Sticks
BBQ Rice and Beef Roundup, Salad
Crock Pot Thursday
Southwestern Bean Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings
Ham and Broccoli Macaroni Bake
Salmon Cakes, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Steak Fajitas, Homemade Mexican Rice, Avocado Salad
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Now it's time for Lucas to get a new quilt, I'm thinking about doing one with squares cut from old rummage sale jeans and then adding in some fabric with a sports theme? We'll see!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Last week my menu plan went out the window because I was miserable with a sinus infection! I am determined to make back the money we spent eating out by cooking everyday this week! here's the plan:
Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Ham, Egg, Cheese Breakfast Burritos
See my daycare blog for the lunch plan!
Mini Meatloaves, fried taters n onions, salad
Mediterranean Chicken Skillet, more salad
Ham n Beans, Cornbread
Cinncinatti Chili and Spaghetti- and more salad yet (I've been craving salad this week! what can I say?)
Pork Chops, Swee Potatoes, Corn on the Cob
And I was so proud of myself- I had to share my victory at the grocery store this week:
I've been reading a lot of blogs about using coupons and using them to the best advantage- but this is the first time I've ever really felt like I got a great deal! Here's what I got:
Lucky Charms- on sale 2/$3.00, I had a coupon for buy 3 save $1.00, so I got THREE boxes of lucky charms for $3.50
Total- on sale 2/$3.00, I had a coupon for .50 cents off of one, with Country Mart's double coupon I got two boxes of Total for $2.00, yeah that's right- ONE DOLLA a box :)
Pizza crust- not on sale but I got a coupon doubled so that it only cost me $1.60
Yo plus yogurt- double .50 coupon makes these only $1.58!
Progresso Soup- on sale .99 cents a piece, I had a buy 2/save .50 coupon which means that when it was doubled I got two cans of soup for .50 a piece!
Sorry I don't have anything scrappy to share today... but I'll be back with something soon! I'm sure it's fun for you all to see how "martha stewartish" I am anyways, a scrapper, crafter, gardener, and cooker :P