Monday, September 24, 2012

meal plan monday: 9/24

It's going to be an odd week but since I have one or two things planned, here goes:

Monday: Pasta with cherry tomatoes and basil. My basil plant is still kicking!
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast Recipe
Wednesday: Dinner out as we are all going in a separate direction.
Thursday: Shelby's Choice! Her sister will be gone on a school trip.
Friday: 6:30 Basketball game so we will likely order pizza after.

I volunteered to make 4 dozen Cream Puffs for a school/church event on Sunday so I'll be spending most of Saturday on that. Easy recipe but it does take time to bake them.
 (Betty Crocker)

More meal plans ::HERE::.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

my project life*ish instagram page

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 Today I completed this page that contains 9 instagram photos taken in the month of June. I am hoping in the years to come that pictures really are worth a 1000 words because this is just the bare minimum when it comes to memory keeping. And in the words of Ali Edwards, I am OK with that.

Just to see what exactly I have gotten recorded for 2012, I placed an order for 12x12 pages at Costco today. I have 13 pages to be printed and I already 4 in my possession. That takes me to 17 for 2012. I have told stories through July of this year. Yes; I have a lot left that I would like to do but I am happy when I review what I have accomplished.

Are you a chronological scrapper? Do you always say I will never catch up? Funny because I think I am a pretty Type A personality but I just don't let myself go there when it comes to this. Go myself a break!

Now for a Type A story...I cracked the crown off my back tooth last Saturday. At the dentist on Monday he said that comes from clenching teeth during the night from stress. I have tried to take a lot of deep breaths following that news. I don't feel stressed in an overwhelming way but this is evidence that it exists. Working through that :) Pin It

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pinterest: Pinned It, Made It

It's been awhile since I shared my Pinterest successes! I made two recipes this week that were both very tasty and so simple to make.

First, Pea Salad:
You can find the Pea Salad Recipe ::HERE::.

Last night I made this amazing cornbread from two Jiffy mixes! Jiffy is fun and retro. Those boxes have never changed, have they?

You simply combine one cornbread mix and one yellow cake mix PLUS all the ingredients listed on each box.
Thirty minutes later you have this! Find the recipe ::HERE::. 

I have never made cornbread in my life but I do eat it on occasion at restaurants. This was as good.

Pinterest is not a waste of time when good food is the result. That's what I tell myself!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Meal Plan 9/10/12

With the kids back in school plus a much busier schedule, better meal planning is a must.

Monday: BLTs for the adults and bacon and toast for the kids. The girls and I have to be out the door by 5:15 for dance classes so we will eat and leave cooked bacon behind for Dave.
Tuesday: Cheesy Mostaccioli from the freezer, salad and garlic bread. 
Wednesday: Another busy night with after school activities. Grilled Cheese and fruit for me and the girls before we leave.
Thursday: Insanely busy night will likely mean a drive thru meal.
Friday: Grill out at home. Hot dogs and Italian Sausage with sauteed onions and peppers.

The temps are starting to cool off a bit so I may make chili over the weekend to divide up for meals on the go.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Project Life Instagram Page

If you follow along with the *official* Project Life products, you will see they are introducing page protectors that house square photos for people who use/adore/are addicted to, Instagram.

During last weekend's predicted non-stop rain and then finally actual rain, I created a template for 3" square photos. I began with a page of all May photos and I had to work hard to whittle it down to just these 9 because I took a lot of iPhone photos that I "instagrammed". This is very straightforward and the photos are enhanced with just a few digi scrap products, all from {Scrapflower}.

Do you use instagram?
Do you print them or scrapbook with them?

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

digital scrapbooking freebies

Over the past few days, there have been a few freebies that I do not intend to pass up. Top of the list, CD calendar templates from Persnickety Prints. Each year for the past 4-5, I have made calendar gifts for my family at Christmas. This is not optional, it is an expectation!

I love the simple, graphic nature of these. Family: close your eyes because this will be this year's design! A few shots of past years:


Also available beginning yesterday, are some awesome journal cards, perfect for Project Life. Scrapflower is having a blog buzz. Start ::HERE:: to  get the freebies. Here are a few samples:

available on ::Facebook:: 

available on ::Facebook:: 

Here in Ohio, we are expecting lots of rain from Hurricane Isaac over this long, holiday weekend. I am hoping to spend some of my time indoors being creative! 

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