Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

When I saw these muffin tin advents here at Sumo's Sweet Stuff and here at Somewhat Simple I just HAD to make one of my own!


And it was actually quite a quick and easy project!

Because my kids get PLENTY of sweets and candy, I decided to do activities in each day written on paper (I hurry and trade them before the kids pick if it is something that just won't work for the day)...


Need some ideas for activites? You can see my list right here...

This was definitely a fun and easy project that added to my Christmas Decor and that the kids LOVE!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Great Gift Idea: Crayon Roll


What a fun gift idea for your little ones? My daughter LOVES her crayon roll and it isn't even hard to make! (If I can do it with my limited sewing skills, you can do it!)

I followed the tutorial on Skip to My Lou (but cut out the ric rac trim because of my limited sewing knowledge, although I LOVE the trim!)

I had intended this to be for my daughter to take to church, but she uses it constantly and my son even likes it! They love that they can see all the colors in front of them...


And I love that we can fold it up and put it all away!


Menu Plan Monday - 12/14/09

Menu Plan

I didn't do so great this week sticking to my menu... It was a busy, busy week... although this week should be better since all the holiday parties are done with and I have most of my shopping done! I'm hoping for more time to BLOG!

The only thing we ended up cooking from the menu was the Clam Chowder and it was excellent!

I will try to add the recipes as I cook them this week - I didn't do very good at that last week because I didn't cook! lol

Monday: Sweet & Sour Meatballs/Rice

Tuesday: Chicken Enchilada Casserole/Salad

Wednesday: Chicken Teriyaki Burgers/French Fries

Thursday: Swiss Bliss Chicken/Rice-a-roni/Green Beans

Friday: Out of Town

Saturday: Homemade Pizza - and I might make Alfredo Sauce and do an alfredo chicken pizza - yum!

Sunday: Tacos/Mexi Rice - I use the fresh tortillas from Sam's Club - YUM!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Menu Planning Monday 12/7/09

Menu Plan

Note: I will be posting the recipes online this week and will link them up as soon as I post them...

I've been HORRIBLE at my meal planning lately, but we are going to try to do better starting this week!

Monday: Clam Chowder/Rolls

Tuesday: Homemade Pizzas

Wednesday: Dinner Out with hubby - Spaghetti for the kiddos

Thursday: Swiss Bliss Chicken*/Rice-a-roni/Green Beans

Friday: Girl's Night Out for me/ Leftovers for the family!

Saturday: Church Christmas Party Dinner!

Sunday: Chicken Enchilada Casserole/Salad

Treats: Zucchini Crisp (tastes JUST like Apple Crisp!), Cream-cheese Brownies (for the Church Dinner), and Chocolate Chip Cookies*!

Breakfasts: Breakfast Burritos, Waffles, German Pancakes, Blueberry Muffins

Inspirational Sunday: The Greatest Gift

Today in church we had a lesson on the Savior. I hope this time of year we can remember the "Reason for the Season" and help our children do the same.