Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Tinkerbell! ;)

Menu Planning and Freezer Cooking!

I have decided after a week full of last minute planning and cooking dinners that have totally stressed me out, that I am going to join all the wonderful and well-prepared momma's out there who do the smart meal planning for the week and spend a day doing a few freezer meals that I can just comfortably pop in the oven when I am too busy to cook and to send over to my Dads house so he can enjoy some of the goodies too!

So, here is my tentative plan for the week so far, Recipes are clickable too, for the most part - if you want the recipe :)

Freezer Ideas:
Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos , Baked Oatmeal, Breakfast Muffins (but add blueberries!)
Lunch: Beef and Bean Burritos, Homemade Uncrustables

Snacks + Desserts: Bananas, grapes, apples, Nestle Cookies (that I got on B1G1 with q's ;)),

Thursday – Chicken Parmigiana
Friday- Sweet and Sour Chicken, white rice, green beans
Saturday- White Chicken Chili, Sliced Tomatoes, corn
Sunday- Mexican Lasagna (Minus olives, or Chris may die!)
Monday- Southwest Chicken Wraps (Also part of freezer cooking!), Broccoli and Fresh Fruit
Tuesday- Leaving myself a leftover night :)
Wednesday- Black Beans and Rice, Sliced Tomatoes, Cornbread

Monday, September 12, 2011

The start of my "To-Do" list!

1. This idea has been in my head for SUCH a long time! The duvet cover in Caroline's bedroom is the Julianne set from Pottery Barn Kids. Seen in this picture here!

I am in LOVE with it and have decided since seeing that blog that I MUST make this for her room! I will probably use all white dishes, unless I can possibly find some with some matching pinks, but overall, I think this is a really do-able and fun thing for her room!

2. I have zero artistic capabilities when it comes to painting/drawing, but my hopes is to one day get a set of three canvases and either paint by hand three separate teacups or pots that match her bedding as some sort of wall art! I am secretly hoping someone who can paint watercolor will offer to do it for me at a cheap price. I think it would look great that way!

3. Another Caroline room to-do, but won't be able to be done for a long time yet? Caroline has an AWESOME youth, all wood furniture set that we got for a steal off Craigslist. (Will add pictures later!) But since we get to experience the joy of apartment living, I don't really have a way to refinish/repaint them the way I'd like to.

4. We have two large living room walls that I have yet to hang a single thing up on! I could not decide what I wanted but I have now figured it out. I am going to recreate (to the best of my ability) the picture wall seen here on the Young House Love blog! I have already started saving some images of printable art and dreaming about what photos I want to hang! Eek!

5. Last but not least, at least for now...I was given an extremely old rocking chair that has been in my family for years. It makes wretched noises when actually rocked, and the spindles on the arms are not in place like they should be, but it is still such a gorgeous piece and I love it! Well, the cushion of the chair is gross, and I don't love "it," but that is my last to-do! I plan to tear it apart, and recreate a new seat cushion in some sort of green fabric to match my living room - thinking about some sort of yellow pattern or a green stripe? Hmm...Pictures of the awful chair to come soon! :) Just so you can laugh at me, pretty much my whole "decor" (which consists of basically nothing) my plan is to match it with this pillow, that I bought from Ikea when we first moved in.

Pretty huh?

Well, that's all for today, and granted it's just a bunch of rambling, but it's all I got!

The beginning!

I will be using this blog to document my creative side and have a little fun in the blogging world! It's going to be TONS of fun, I promise! ;) My eyes are totally bigger than my stomach (uh, freetime) so I have many projects that I'd like to do eventually, just not sure when I'll ever get around to them, tee-hee.

I had a blog previously with wordpress, but it was harder to navigate and not as fun since I couldn't follow my favorite blogs as easy as just joining blogspot!

I have a bit of homework to do tonight, but I will be posting a list of my "to-do's" tomorrow or the next day. Be back soon!