Monday, February 21, 2011

It's back....

Winter Storm warning for our area. This is our accumulation after only 40 minutes. Sigh. I'm ready for SPRING!

Menu Plan Monday, February 21, 2011

Welcome to Menu Plan Monday, hosted by Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie. This week is filled with the usual activities of religious ed, hockey and dance. Otherwise, it should be pretty quiet. Here's our plan for this week:

Sunday~Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce over Rigatoni, Tossed Salad and Garlic Bread

Molten Chocolate Cakes for Dessert

Monday~ Chicken Crescents, Mashed Potatoes, and Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Tuesday~Spiced Pork Chops, Rice Pilaf and Steamed Green Beans

Wednesday~Chicken Enchiladas, Fiesta Rice and Corn on the Cob

Thursday~ Dinner Out

Friday~ Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday~Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken and Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese,

Veggies and Dip

Have a wonderful week!

Thank you for stopping by!

Peace and blessings,


Stylish Blogger Award

I was just awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from Teaching Heart Mom! I'm so touched! Thank you!

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Award some recently discovered great bloggers

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

Here are seven things about me~

1. I am an avid reader, sometimes reading 3-4 books at once. The Kindle has made that easier for me to do.

2. I long to open and Bed and Breakfast someday. I enjoy being a hostess and cooking for friends and family.

3. I enjoy caring for my family, creating a home for them and love them more each day.

4. I grew up living next to my paternal grandparents.

5. I knit, scrapbook, make cards and enjoy crafting.

6. I decorate our home for most holidays and seasons. (My attic will attest to that!)

7. God sees me through each day....for that I am thankful!

I am sharing this award with the following Bloggers. Please stop by and visit!

Angela at Day Care Headquarters:

Mel at Mel's Backyard:

Lana at I Luv Crafting and Cooking:

Jessica at Whimsical Mom:



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Valentine's Day at Our House

On Valentine's Day morning, the kids found their Valentines and gifts waiting for them before school.

DD got the DVD edition of Beauty and the Beast. (or as she used to say: Judy and the Beast)

DS asked for Miracle, a hockey movie, of course. ;0)

After school, we had dinner together. We had Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Veal Parmesan, Salad and Garlic Toast. The flowers on the table were my gift from dh.

Here's my place setting.
We each had a German Chocolate cupcake for dessert. DD and I made them together.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

My beautiful flowers from John. He bought 12 roses and had them add 8 carnations for our 20th Valentine's Day together.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!

May today and every day be filled with love and happiness!

Peace and blessings,


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Some new treasures...

At the end of January, I hosted a Celebrating Home Party. For being a hostess, I recieved 250 dollars in free merchandise and 7 or 8 half off items. It was time to shop for the new house! As you can see above, dd was in love with the packaging and despite having a temp of 100.8, she made the box into a car and is still playing with it 2 days later. Here are some of the things I bought...

This is the Versatile Wall Decor, which can be hung vertically or horizontally. It needs candles, but I haven't gotten that far yet. It hangs above our bed.

These are two prints I bought for dd's bathroom. A coordinating one hangs on the opposite wall. I love the glass mats because it allows it to match with your bathroom colors.

I picked this foyer table as one of my freebies. I still have to arrange the shelves, but LOVE it!

These are the Berry Canisters to add some color to our kitchen.

This is the matching dip chiller. It has a compartment under the serving part to hold ice and keep dips cold. Love that idea for the summer months.

This is a candle the color of the metal.

This is my future photo gallery. I read somewhere to hang paper the size of the photos on the wall to get an idea of what it will look like when you actually hang the frames. I like the way it looks and will probably hang the photos sometime this week.
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace and blessings,

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spring is coming....

Beautiful Cottage Gardens

...and that means it will be time to garden. I have a blank slate here, and think our blue house would be a great backdrop for a cottage style garden. It will definitely take a lot of work to achieve anything like the photos above, but I'm patient and am willing to make it happen.

peace and blessings,


Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday, February 7, 2010

Welcome to Menu Plan Monday, hosted by Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie. Here's our plan for this week:

Sunday~Tailgate Sandwich and other goodies

Monday~Eating out--hockey game

Tuesday~Chicken Parmesan and Slow Cooker Sauce over Angel Hair

Wednesday~Freezer Meal~Italian Beef and Tortellini

Thursday~Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Friday~Wings and Fries

Saturday~Beef Patties and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole

Have a week full of blessings!