Monday, June 16, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

I keep telling myself that if I would just plan my meals, my evenings would be a lot less crazy!  You would think summer would be full of fun, relaxing, swimming, etc., but NO!  In addition to working full time with an hour commute each way every. single. day., on Mondays and Tuesdays, I'm at the gym.  Also on Tuesdays, Mike works court, Wednesdays is gymnastics with Sarah and Thursdays-Sundays are pretty free, but I am playing catch up with housework and I'm doing two loads of laundry each night trying to keep camp clothes and work clothes clean. Thank goodness I don't have that extra 100 pounds on me anymore, I get around quicker now and have A LOT more energy.

Since I recently bought nearly $300 worth of groceries, and while I had a moment, I thought I would go ahead and hash out the weekly menu plan.  And it goes a little something like this.

Blueberry muffins
Fruit Loops
Breakfast burritos

Ham/Turkey sandwich or roll-up
Grape tomatoes
Goldfish crackers

Monday - Hamburger Helper Buffalo Chicken, green beans, rolls
Tuesday (court night) - Pizza and/or Soup
Wednesday - BBQ Ranch Crockpot Chicken, rice and mixed veggies
Thursday - Pork chops, green beans and rice
Friday - It's pay and hopefully dinner out with friends!

That's what our week looks like!

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Sarah's Bedroom Makeover

When we moved in our house (the third one) in the summer of 2006, Sarah wasn't quite a year old and she had the cutest room.  She was still in her baby bed then shortly thereafter, was transitioned to a toddler bed. We had to paint not long after we moved in because that room was also a small den and a textured border paper.  We removed the border paper and put up a chair rail because it left a mark on the wall.  I think the chair rail looks pretty good in there.  Once Sarah moved to a twin bed, we were able to find cute bedding from Target that matched her wall color.  Mike's least favorite thing is painting, but for some reason, he loves to do it.  Kinda crazy, huh?

Unfortunately for Sarah her room is very tiny, not a lot of space to work with in there as far as placement of furniture.  This is what it looked like before the makeover.

Her closet is tiny and poor girl, just has no room for her stuff and toys.  I'm slowing work on that though. Like her "Future Diva" poster?  We made this poster and one for Maggie when we took the girls to see WWE live.  Yes, we are that family (not sure what family that is, but we are it).  We had a great time, but back to the bedroom.

We had been looking and looking for new bedding for Sarah, she is quite picky so we finally found a good chevron pattern from Target and she finally agreed and wanted a decorative pillow and lamp to match.  AND the cool thing about Target's website is that it showed good paint colors to use with the bedding, so I sent Mike off to get the paint and I got the bedding.

One day Mike started painting and got it all done and he did a great job and he even rearranged a little so she would have more playing room.  She has really loved her new bedroom.

She loves that it's so "girly" and she actually sleeps in her room every night which has been a huge struggle in the past.  I love her room too.  I'm currently working on some wall decor for her, but seeing as how I work full time and have a 2+ hour commute every day and a family to take care of, I'm slow in getting it done. Stay tuned for more on Sarah's room and I will be updating Maggie's room too.