Monday, October 28, 2013

Do you have a To Do list?

I know I do!  Some of the items on my list have to be repeated weekly or monthly.  Other's are one time deals.  I am a huge fan of lists because it keeps me on track and gives me a sense of accomplishment when I cross another item off!

My To Do List:  November
trim front trees
trim trees around pond
Remove moulding in master bath
re-tile floor in master bath
repair hole in upstairs wall
replace missing tiles in laundry room
cover lemon and lime trees for winter
dig fencepost holes for garden fence
build 8 4x8 raised beds at garden site
finish pergola
pick up limbs along driveway
trim rosebushes
mulch garden bed
remove pepper plants to compost
rebuild compost bin
clean off deck and seal
build firepit base
firepit fa├žade
clean out tool shed
mulch around fruit trees
clean out chicken pen
Do you have a list?
Have a busy and wonderful day!

My late Sunday post!

Time had a way of slipping away from me yesterday, and before I knew it I was snuggled into bed with my little man and heading off to dreamland.  So much for a blog post...but that's ok because that means I will just post twice today!

It's Halloween week around here, the ghouls and goblins are lurking about and I'm still so in love with vintage Halloween pieces.  They invoke such nostalgia from my childhood.  I know you remember those vinyl costumes with the plastic masks!  My mother made many of our costumes as kids.  We had a Mr. Potato Head made out of a burlap sack with styrofoam  balls for eyes, and a simple muslin tunic with the word CREST in felt letters down the front topped with a red bucket with a rectangle cut out of it so you could set...viola!  A tube of toothpaste! 

Sunday night found me upstairs spinning my sewing machine wheels and tying tulle, but I'll show you THAT later :)  Let's move onto what my Sunday post was really supposed to be about....meal plans and goals for the week.  Do you do this?  I'd love to see your weekly meals plans, share recipes and hear your weekly goals.  Please feel free to leave a comment and a link to your site!

MEAL PLAN:  week one

M:  Brown sugar glazed hamsteak with baked sweet potatoes, carrots
T:  Beef fajitas with Spanish rice
W:  Seasoned whole crock pot chicken, buttered noodles, peas
R:  Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad
S:  Chicken tenders, buttered noodles, mixed vegetables
S:  Crab cakes, white rice, green beans


2 hamsteaks
6 sweet potatoes
flank steak
Spanish rice mix
2 pkg tortilla
spaghetti sauce
pre made garlic bread sticks/or make your own
1 bag chicken tenders/or 4 boneless breasts
2 pkg wide egg noodles
3 cans of crab meat
seasoned bread crumbs
1lb white or brown rice
frozen/fresh green beans
frozen/fresh peas
frozen/fresh mixed vegetables
frozen/fresh carrots
cherry tomatoes
3 cucumbers
shredded cheese
brown sugar
spices:  cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion and garlic salt

Now, many of these things I may already have on hand in the pantry.  Mainly my shopping list is for produce and meats.  I also am trying to makes more of my sauces and mixes from scratch.  I will share my fajita seasoning with you this week!

TIP:  I split my head of lettuce into four sections, wash and chop it, then put it in an 8 ounce mason jar in the fridge.  It keeps the lettuce from browning and is just the right amount of lettuce for a side salad for everyone!

WEEKLY GOAL: Complete two items on my to do list.

Please feel free to check out my other pages for menu plans, recipes, crafts, and everyday life!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

welcome home.

I've been a bit of a day dreamer of late.  My mind overflowing with grand schemes of lost goals and endeavors.  Where did I lose my quirkiness?  My artsy-fartsy side?  When did I stop doing what I wanted to do and start worrying about being good enough?  It was of my own unraveling.  I was inspired by everything yet accomplished nothing.  I felt like a failure.  In my quest to keep up with the Jones', I destroyed the very thing I loved the most.  Creating. 

My life of late has been a roadshow of organization and discipline with little room for anything crazy like creativity! Today I hereby declare my freedom from my self induced prison of worry and doubt and feeling, well, just not good enough.  So often we lose such a big part of ourselves in an effort to fit in.  Adult peer pressure.  Lol.   I remember now why I am ME, it's because I love to create.  I love to create art, paper things, silly kiddy crafts, gardens, sewn things.  I want to tell people that I love chickens and thunderstorms.  I want to laugh as I tell someone I don't know squat about computers and technical things. I want to share my ideas, my dreams, my goals for my life.  I want my children to remember how much fun their mom was.   

So right now, this minute, I will embrace my little creative self and welcome her home.