Monday, July 16, 2012

Menu Monday

Can you believe Summer is almost half over?  With the heat we've had lately I'm looking forward to the cooler Fall weather (which we probably won't get until November!)  I will miss the long days, I think that's what's making it hard to stick to a menu.

Monday - Tenderloin, Rice, green beans
Tuesday - Pizza
Wednesday - At Maamaa and Poppi's
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - On the road
Saturday - Out of Town
Sunday - Out of Town

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Big Girl Room

Chris and I finally got on the ball and converted Ladybug's crib to a full size bed.  She has done really well with the change and to celebrate I took her to pick fabric for it.  I let her pick the colors, orange and pink, and then narrowed down the fabric selection for her to choose.  I found out about a discount fabric store (u-fab) in the are from this awesome and inspiring blog -  The people there were very friendly and helpful and the fabric was great, I could have spend hours rummaging through the remnants ($2.99!).  Ladybug takes after her mom and immediately picked the most expensive fabric on the rack, we compromised and got a yard of it for a throw pillow.  Here's her (guided) selections:

 That shiny fabric is the 'expensive' stuff.  Here's what it should look like all together:

The idea is to do this for a bed skirt using this fabric.
My plan is to make a duvet for the ugly comforter currently on the bed.  It will have the bird fabric on one side and the zigzag on the other, so we can change it up.  I plan on making the throw pillow as a long rectangular bolster.  I didn't get fabric for shams since I could decide what fabric to use.  It also gives me an excuse to make another trip to u-fab!

Her curtains are currently a solid white fabric so I won't be changing those, the only downside to this project is the mural on her wall.  I don't want to paint over it but it really doesn't go with the new fabric.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Menu Monday

With the heat supposedly subsiding this week, temps in the 90's, I'm hoping that it won't be so hot in the kitchen.  Last week was miserable!

Monday - Sloppy Joes, Broccoli
Tuesday - Quesadillas with beans and beef
Wednesday - ?  I think Chris said something about a cook-out at a friend's house
Thursday - Brunswick stew and sandwiches, or just sandwiches and fruit depending on the heat
Friday - Homemade pizzas - make your own!
Saturday - possibly date night for Chris and I
Sunday - Fried Tenderloin, Rice, green beans

Breakfasts - the girls are at the sitters and Chris and I will be having protein shakes
Lunches - girls at the sitters and I'll be having salads and Lean Cuisines.  Probably sandwiches for Chris.

We are trying to work our way through the freezer and pantry without going to the grocery store, I'm hoping that we can clear out some space to restock with summer veggies!