Monday, September 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 9.26.10

Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday, hosted by Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie. Be sure to stop by her blog and view the 100's of weekly menu plans. Life has been crazy busy for us, but I'm trying to get back in the routine and get my menu published this week. I did follow my menu last week, but didn't get it posted. The house is ready for its final inspection today and then we will be clear to move in. I'm excited and anxious at the same time. There is so much to do to move, and life goes, hockey, family parties, religious ed, open house and more. Can you say stress? lol

Here's our menu plan for the week:

Sunday~Tortellini and Marinara, Salad, and French Bread

Monday~Turkey Club Sandwiches, French Fries or Chips and Fruit

Tuesday~Slow Cooker Cube Steaks in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Wednesday~BBQ Jack Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Corn

Thursday~Chicken Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Friday~Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday~Not sure just yet....

Have a wonderful week full of blessings,


Friday, September 17, 2010

Some Photos from my Classroom

Just wanted to share some photos from my classroom.

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Peace and blessings,


A Nice Surprise

When I returned to work on Wednesday, after being home with Miss M who was sick on Tuesday, I was surprised to find this beautiful bouquet waiting for me. It's from a very dear friend, who is quite the blessing in my life....I'm so glad that we met!

Blessings and peace,


Monday, September 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 9.13.10

Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday, hosted by Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie. Be sure to stop by her blog and view the 100's of weekly menu plans. As most of you know, we're in the process of building a house. Things are coming together, but not as quickly as anticipated or hoped. I would love to say that we're moving in this weekend, but I may be off the mark on that one. Here's my plan for this week:

Sunday~Bisquick Oven Chicken, White Cheddar Shells, and Green Beans

Monday~ Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes

Tuesday~Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce over Spaghetti, Veal Parm and Salad

Wednesday~Slow Cooker Steaks in Gravy over Noodles, Corn

Thursday~ Soup and Sandwiches

Friday~ Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday~Take Out

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 9.6.10

Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday, hosted by Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie. Happy Labor Day to my USA readers. This week will be another busy one, with hopes of moving in our near future. We started painting and the upstairs will be ready for paint tomorrow. Once the contractor primes the rooms, then we can paint upstairs too.

Here's our plan for this week:

Sunday~Weeknight Lasagna Toss, Garlic Toast, Salad

Monday~Fair Day--we'll eat dinner there

Tuesday~Grilled Chicken and Vegetables over Angel Hair with Olive Oil and Garlic

Wednesday~Orthodontist Appointment, then Mass for beginning of Religious Education classes. We'll get take out or have leftovers.

Thursday~Mini Cheese Stuffed Meatloaves, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans

Friday~Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday~Italian Wedding Soup and Crusty French Bread

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings and peace,


Log Cabin Arts Festival

On Saturday, I made the annual trip to the Log Cabin Arts Festival. While there, I picked up a few Christmas gifts for the family. Above are two Soap-sicles for the kids. Miss M got Watermelon and H picked Raspberry. I'll use them for stocking stuffers. The seller has a website at Check it out! She has some great scents.

Each year, the kids and dh get an ornament (or two!). This year, I bought J a jacket ornament with his college alma mater, Saint Francis University, on it. J wore a similar jacket during his college years, so I thought it would be a good memory. I bought H the CC jacket for his school. He was with me, so he was super thrilled with it.

I also picked up this bucket and apple pointer for my student teacher. I'm going to fill it with some school goodies and a gift card for her end of placement gift.

My "big" purchase was these rugs for the kitchen. They are handbraided and machine washable, which I love. I bought the runner for in front of the sink and the smaller one for in front of the door in the dining area. I wanted a much larger one for under the dr table, but they didn't have anything that large available.
I'm happy to have started some of my shopping for Christmas. I have a few other gifts hidden away and am looking forward to having it all done by December 1st, so I can enjoy the holiday season more stress free.
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Blessings and peace,


The laundry area in Haven by Sherwin-Williams

J starting to paint the den. The color is Clary Sage by Sherwin-Williams

The desk area of the den

Love these large windows!

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Blessings and peace,

Friday, September 3, 2010

New House Updates-September 3, 2010

It has been awhile since I've posted anything other than menus. School is back in session and life is really busy for the entire family. As for the house, the siding is just about finished. We have some accents to put on and some soffit and fascia to finish outside too. The first floor is just about completed. We're planning on painting the bedrooms this weekend. My plan is to make my final paint choices today.

This is part of the kitchen.

Looking into the dining area

The dining area looking into the living room and fireplace
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Blessings and peace,

First Day of School 2010

School started on Monday for our kindergartener and our middle schooler. The first week of school has been fantastic for both of them. H loves middle school, his classes, his teachers, his new friends and even the bus driver! M likes her teacher and friends. It's been so hot that she is pretty wiped out by the end of the day. I'm hoping for cooler temps soon!
Miss M waiting for her bus on the first day.

H ready to head out to the bus. He didn't want any pics at the bus stop. Middle Schoolers are too cool for their moms to take bus stop photos. ;0)

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