Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesday 6/22/10

So I realize that the title is Sweet Shot, as in one. However, I had so many wonderful shots from this shoot (this was our Father's day gift, you can see the finished project HERE) that picking just one was like trying to pick which of my children is my favorite! So you get four, one of each kid =)

Whoops! Almost forgot this part {blush}! For more "Sweet Shots" visit Darcy at Life with my 3 Boybarians.

Sweet Shot Day


Monday, June 21, 2010

Menu Plan for June 21st

This has been a pretty easy week to plan! Hubby and I will be in Portland this weekend for the Ocean Network Homeschool Conference and the kids will be staying with my parents. So I only need to plan three meals this week!

Monday - Stuffed chicken breast, bacon wrapped asparagus, mashed potatoes (just hubby & I, kids will be with SIL)

Tuesday - Taco Salad

Wednesday - Broccoli cheese soup, bread

Thursday thru Sunday - We'll be at the conference, WooHoo!!!

For more menu plans, visit Organizing Junkie.



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

As today is Father's Day, I wanted to take a minute to honor my wonderful husband.

Thank you, Sweetie, for being such a wonderful and loving father (and husband!). I very much appreciate the fact that you go to work everyday to provide for us so that I can stay home and care for and teach our children. And I'm thankful that you have such a solid foundation in God and that you are faithfully leading our family down that path. I love you and feel so blessed to have you in my life.

Now, the kids and I wanted to get a very special gift for Father's day this year. The difficulty was, finances are VERY tight right now. So being the "crafty" person that I am, I immediately started trying to come up with some kind of craft we could do to make a present. What I finally came up with isn't really a "craft", but it turned out really great and Hubby loves it =)

So, here it is:

I took a bunch of pictures of the kids and then created this collage. I had it printed (minus the watermark!) as a 16x20 poster and then framed it so he can hang it in his office. I found the frame at Target for $5.99 and the print only cost $4.99 (with a $1 off coupon). So for $10.98 and a little bit of my time (OK, so it was A LOT of my time, but that's a whole 'nother story, lol) we came up with a very special Father's Day gift!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Dehydrator Givaway!!!

Keeper of the Home

I just wanted to post a quick note that Keeper of the Home is giving away a nine tray Excalibur Dehydrator! Head on over to their site and enter to win!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

iheartfaces - All About Babies!

This weeks challenge at iheartfaces is "All about babies". And since I have one (a baby, that is) I figured I'd enter! This is one of the shots I took when Little Bit was only 10 days old.

For more wonderful baby shots, head on over to iheartfaces!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesday 6/15/10

My parents hands :o)

For more "sweet shots" visit Darcy at Life with my 3 boybarrians.

Sweet Shot Day


Menu Plan for June 14th

Here is my plan for the week:

Monday ~ Spaghetti

Tuesday ~ Hamburgers/hotdogs, fries and salad

Wednesday ~ BBQ Chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob

Thursday ~ Pulled pork sandwiches, broccoli

Friday ~ Carne Asada, beans, rice

Saturday ~ Sub Sandwiches

For more menu plans, visit Organizing Junkie.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesday 6/8/10

So, I almost forgot today was Tuesday, but thankfully I remembered so I could get my Sweet Shots posted :-) These were taken on our camping trip over Memorial Day Weekend.

This one isn't exactly perfect 'cause he leaned his head back and the frame of the canopy got in the way. But I just love his laugh and had to share it anyway!

This one appeals to my "artsy" side, so I thought I'd share it as well.

For more great "Sweet Shots" visit Darcy at Life with my three Boybarrians.

Sweet Shot Day


Monday, June 7, 2010

Menu Plan for June 7th

***I've tried to upload the MPM banner/picture, but for some reason Blogger doesn't want to cooperate. I will add it later if I can.***

With last week being so crazy busy it was sooooo nice to have a menu plan in place (yes, I know I never got around to posting it, but I had one, I swear!). It was one less thing I had to think about! Menu planning has been such a wonderful time saver for me. Oh, and I have to say, the broccoli cheese soup that I made up on the fly was a huge hit, my family is already requesting it for future menus! So, without further ado, here is my plan for this week:

Monday - Steak, twice baked potatoes and asparagus (just hubby and I, kids will be with my SIL)

Tuesday - Shepherds pie

Wednesday - Individual Pizza's

Thursday - Corn Chowder

Friday - Crock-pot Chicken, wild rice and salad

Saturday - Pork chops, Au Gratin potatoes and corn

Sunday - Something for small group (not sure what the theme is for this week yet)

For more menu plans, visit Organizing Junkie.

Have a blessed week!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Munchkin's Birthday Gift

So, I'm rather tired this evening. Why, you ask? Because I have spent most of this week up late working on Munchkin's birthday gift. But I think it turned out pretty good and I was very excited to give it to her this weekend! I used the pattern I found HERE. It was pretty easy, the most complicated part was the face (I can't embroider to save my life, lol). Oh, and putting it together took a few tries, but once I figured out the arms, the legs were pretty easy. So here are some pictures:

I also used some leftover material from my stash to make her some necessities!

A changing pad.

A couple of diapers (using the pattern found at the above site).

And a small diaper bag.

The doll is approximately the same size as a newborn, so I also included a few outfits, hats and a blanket that Bits has outgrown. So far she loves it! So, for not very much money, I was able to create a beautiful birthday gift that will hopefully last for many years!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wonderful New Blog

So I found this new blog site and am very excited about it. It's called "Raising Homemakers". Being the mom to three girls (so far) I can imagine I will learn a lot from this site! And this week they are giving away the Homestead Blessings 10 DVD pack! I've been drooling over this DVD set for a while now. I think it would be such a wonderful resource to have on hand. Head on over to their site and enter to win.

Raising Homemakers


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesday 6/1/10

We had a wonderful weekend camping up on my parents property near Crescent Lake. I haven't gotten my pictures downloaded yet, but I think I have some good ones! Can't wait to find the time to play with them! In the mean time, here's a favorite from last week.

For more "sweet shots" visit Darcy at Life with my 3 Boybarians.

Sweet Shot Day

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