Monday, July 28, 2014

On the Menu

Take it or Leave it..... Love my new sign. Got it at Home goods. Stamped framed burlap and I am loving me some burlap lately.
Ok. For reals. Second week back at work. Not feeling making dinners so much, often it is just for Doug and I. Girls are off and running.
Monday- dinner out Jason's Deli
Tuesday- pork tenderloin- gonna search pinterest after this to get inspired
Wednesday- Grilled chicken wraps. red potatoe salad
Thursday- Pasta and some yummy bread, definately a salad
Friday- I'm thinking grilled steak- done by Doug with red wine
Saturday- Hamburgers

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Savings

Here's a tip for you. If you live near a Smith's grocery- get their shoppers card, go on line and register it and load all the digital coupons to it you like. Remember to check it weekly as they add new coupons. Sometimes they even have free items. No joke. So I'm Christmas shopping. Not kidding. I got two Aeropostale gift cards 50.00 value for 40.00 all because of my dital coupon. I also got gas points that gave me .80 off each gallon of gas. Paid 2.70 instead of 3.50. How's that for saving? Woot woot

Making Progress

I'm a little over halfway through the embroidery on this project. Once that is done then I will make a scrappy binding, Quilt it in loppy loops and sew on binding and then be done. Another gift made.

Avery's choir camp

Avery has been in an all girl show choir named 5th Ave since she began high school. This past week they had a camp to introduce new members, ease everyone into all the singing and dancing, and on Friday they performed for an audience. Avery got the solo for one of the songs "The Voice Within" sung by Christina Aguilara. She did a really good job. The mic was not on or working, but sitting in the sixth row I could still hear her. My phone camera decided not to work so all I have is the shot I took as she was testing microphones before the show. Proud of this girl. She can do anything she sets her mind to and was alot more fearless than I was at that age.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Psalm 19:1

 The heavens declare
 the glory of
the Lord

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Meal Planning

Although I have fallen off the blogging for a bit, the meal planning was still going on. I've mostly been doing a week at a time. If you do not meal plan, I cannot sing its praises enough.
Everyone is on the same page.
You are more focused in the grocery store.
It saves you money, time and stress
One of my weight watchers leaders once told us "the more structured you are, the more freedom you have" It's true. Give meal planning a try.

This week:
Monday- Mushroom Dijon Chicken with summer salad
Tuesday- Beer Brats with onions and peppers
Wednesday- Turkey Burgers with Avacodo and pepperjack cheese
Thursday- Grilled Pork Chops with apple chutney and stuffing
Friday- Pizza and Salad
Saturday- Ribeye Steak and Spinach Salad (seen about)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sundays savings

 I started the tablerunner. Using the Pinterest picture I drew the patterns free hand. One thing I noticed as I was going through my thread was I did not have one shade of blue. How could that be? Darn it. I had to go to JoAnns. I have kind of grounded myself from that place and places like it because I tend to get in trouble.
 But I did a good job. Four skeins of yarn for scarves. Six fat quarters that reminded me so much of Jill I had to buy them. An embroidery hoop and 12 bits of thread all for $6.88 out of pocket. I used my coupons and I had a gift card that had a bit on it still. A wonderful way to spend an hour.
I had a daughter date with this one this afternoon. We saw Maleficent and man oh man does that Angelina have some beautiful cheeckbones. The eyes aren't to shabby either. good flick.