Monday, April 11, 2011

Just Another Manic Monday


Okay, so maybe it's not a manic Monday.  Actually it's a very laid back relaxing Monday.  Seems like I've spent the past month go go going.  Not fun.  I long to spend more time at home but it seems there is always something calling me out. of that subject.  It's been a fairly productive morning...sitting here now with A on my chest sleeping and E playing with my hair.  I have also managed to clean the bathroom so far. Oh oh oh...I found the best cleaning product. does exactly what the commerical says...I am in love.  I have been trying to switch over to more natural cleaners...but can't beat this stuff.  Spray it on, a couple minutes wipe it off and you have a super clean tub. it. 

Kaboom logo

Speaking of you have any tips for cleaning more naturally?  I have been using vinegar and water for everything (except the with a little essential oil in it.  It works great but the smell can still get to be a bit much when I go on an all day cleaning rampage. 

My menu for this week has gotten all messed up so I will post that later in the week.  Also...I know right off the top of my head that you can get super cheap Peter Pan peanut butter this week.  It's $1.67 and there is a .50/1 coupon that can be printed.  Also there is a Meijer Mealbox for $1.00/3.  We go through peanut butter like crazy so it's good to be able to stock up at less than $1.00 each.

Well all...have a great day.  Stay safe.  Now..I think I might run off and make some Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Sunny Tuesday or maybe The Quest for Shoes


Good Morning everyone.  It looks to be a sunny Tuesday out, which is such an improvement over yesterday.  I know rain is essential..but yuck.  I was crazy enough to venture out yesterday as well.  Not quite sure what I was thinking.  I went searching for shoes, which for some reason for me is never an easy task.  Like most woman, I really do love shoes, but my need to be practical always wins out.  Do I really need those super cute little healed ankle boots?  No matter how cute they are..not really, especially since I rarely dive into the world of heels anymore.  I really do miss them...I love heels..but again..not practical in my jeans and t-shirts mommy world. The only time I get out of that mode is for church on Sunday..then it's jeans and a nice shirt, and even then heels aren't practical when the occasional need to chase a 3 year old comes into play. I did find an really cute pair of black and gray plaid but they don't fit at back to the store they go, and the quest continues.   

So, as promised, the menu for this week...I will start with this past Sunday
 Sunday - Breakfast sandwiches on homemade English Muffins
 Monday - Skipped...E had her first birthday party to go to
 Tuesday - Garlic Chicken and Noodle
 Wednesday - Steak Stir Fry
 Thursday - Chicken Cor'Don Blue and Baked Potato (Aldi has them for .99 each which to me is a good price, definitely cheaper than I can make them)
 Friday - Hot Dogs and Mac and Cheese
 Saturday - Taco's

I also had Baked Potato Soup on the menu...but I think that one will get thrown out this week. 

So..that's it for today.  I haven't even started  to work on a grocery/coupon list for this week...I will try to post later in the week when I get it together. 

 Enjoy the sunshine while it's here. 

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'm Back....I think???


Yup...that says it..I'm back...I think..maybe????  In case you haven't noticed I've changed the name of the blog and we are going to go in a whole other direction.  How about instead of my shop (which is set on vacation indefinitely at this point), we talk for real?  I will share life things...from our monthly dinner plans, shopping lists, recipes, E's crazy antics, A's sweet nature, my crazy ideas and everything in between. 

So, where have I been this past year?  It's been a ride that is for sure.  We started working full time ministry, we got pregnant and had baby A (who is almost 3 months now) and I guess a bunch of other stuff in between. 

At this moment I am cherishing the precious few moments of quiet I have everyday.  Everyone is sleeping...well except A who is multi-tasking eating and sleeping.  I'm looking at my pile of work on the other couch calling my name...April's menu, so recipes, recipe book, and magazines are scattered all over while I strive to achieve the balance of new recipes, old favorites and of course the tolerated. On the menu for tonight? Pizza Empanadas. 

Picture of Empanada

Yup..that totally is not my picture, grabbed it from a recipe, but sure looks yummy right?

So...I think I'm going to get back with my menu planning.  I will share what I come up with later in the week (hopefully).

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