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.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Next Project

When I first started crafting Flickr used too be my go to place. They changed their format making it not as user friendly and so now I'm a Pinterest girl. The next two pictures are from there.
 I'm thinking table runner.
I'm thinking these pasley stitchings in the middle
I'm thinking linen and black and white checked fabric
I'm thinking this could be fun.

Oasis in the Desert

 We live in the desert with a lot of brown. Our backyard is our patch of green. We have pine trees and aspen trees that line our wall
 We are equally blessed to have the neighbors plants and trees hang over in our yard. Very excited by this heavily loaded peach branch that is hanging over the wall. Is that wrong of me?
 As I was taking pictures I happened upon this dove nest. It is amazing what you see when you really look
 Like how beautiful my oldest is
And how beautiful this Nana dog is

I'd show you a picture of my youngest but I think she was still in bed. She has become nocturnal this summer. That may be a problem in a couple of weeks when school starts. Just saying.

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Little Stitching

 But no bitching, I promise. I never liked the name "Stitching and Bitching" for those groups, but I digress. I whipped up this little mini/ mug rug out of scraps left over from the craft room cleaning. I was searching for a saying to stitch and went to my pinterest board. "Start each day with a grateful heart" spoke to me. Happiness and attitudes are choices we make everyday. Living with teenage daughters is a test on my behavior. How I handle daily situations is a choice and a grateful heart is a happy heart.
I also finished the rooster I was working on. Just need to find the perfect frame for it.

Today was an unexpected day off and for that I am VERY grateful.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Meal ideas

We've been doing alot of grilling this summer. How easy is it, right? Marinade and throw it on, make a salad boom your done. But for the times when you don't want to grill I search for new things on Pinterest, the web and magazines. These came from Cooking Light.

                        B.L.T. Pasta and Veggie Hash with fried egg
Tried and Wayne Manor approved- Yummo!!!