Thursday, March 29, 2007
I set up a blog for my family and it would be much easier to post just to one blog, especially after we have Megan.
To follow our journey, please go to http://journeytomegan.blogspot.com
We will be home on April 12th and after we are settled I will start posting here.
Have a great one everyone!!
Monday, March 26, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I have been reading several post about freezer meals. It is not something I have ever done, but with our up coming trip I thought now was a good time to try it. Yesterday afternoon I used:
2 1/2 pounds of ground beef
4 jars of spaghetti sauce
2 packages of shredded cheese
1 box rotoni noodles
1/2 box of lasagna noodles
1/4 box rigatoni noodles
I made a rigatoni casserole for dinner last night. Then I froze a lasagna, rotoni casserole, and then some plain browned beef. Much cheaper then if I had purchased pre-frozen meals. I am sure after 17 days away from home all of this will taste great.
Monday, March 19, 2007
I finished Spring Cleaning the Bathroom today. Here is what I did:
*Re-painted (used the same color, just thought the white did not look as crisp as I wanted - Yes, I know a little more then spring cleaning!)
*Washed window & vacuumed out sill
*Wiped down blind
*Dusted light fixture
*Wiped down vanity cabinet
*Cleaned shower & doors
*Washed & pressed curtains
*Sweep & mopped
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
We always seem to have an over abundance of bags around here. Grocery store bags and then after the baby shower there were lots of gift bags. After I keep a few back I wasn't sure what to do with the rest.
We loaded up and headed out for errands. Before heading to the grocery we stopped to drop off a box of items at our favorite charity, Servant's Heart. You should have seen their eyes light up when they saw all of the bags we had. It had never crossed my mind that local charities have a need for bags. Instead of taking our bags to the grocery, we will be saving them in our donation box.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I made these candle holders using some of my favorite things. Candles & Mason Jars! I took two pint jars, filled them up with Jelly Beans. I then sat a votive holder and candle in the top. To top it off I tied a ribbon around the top. Very easy! I just love to see their soft warm glow late in the evening. It's the simple pleasures that make me happy!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
So much to do, good thing I have been spring cleaning this week.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Here is what was completed today:
*Vacuumed behind all the furniture. (You might have noticed the furniture movers still under the entertainment stand. It is so heavy that hubby will have to remove them.)
*Vacuumed base boards.
The only thing left to do is finish organizing the closet. That's for another day.
The big decision is what should I tackle tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
If you look at the TV that is Martha Stewart. One way to motivate myself!
Here are the after pictures.
Here is a list of what was completed today.
*Dusted decorative shelves and items on the top of cabinets.
*Wiped down the outside & inside of cabinets.
*Straighted the inside of all cabinets.
*Wiped down all appliances.
*Cleaned counter tops and all items on counter top.
*Cleaned stove (still need to clean the oven, but dinner was cooking)
*Cleaned inside of microwave.
*Vacuumed window track.
*Washed & ironed curtain.
*Cleared clutter from table.
*Dusted table top, legs and chairs.
*Dusted corner cabinet.
*Cleaned outside of refrigerator (cleaned out inside yesterday when I came home from store)
*Sweep floor (will mop before I go to bed tonight)
I am planning on buying some new cushions for the chairs and some rugs. I am so happy that I keep taking a peek in the kitchen!
Then on Friday Chuck has a plumber come to fix the leak on the main shut off for the house. The main shut off is in the entry way closet. We move everything out for the plumber. I have been wanting to make it my craft/scrapbook storage area, so why not go for it since the closet is empty.
So now I have a project to finish in the bathroom and one in the living room closet. Just love it when one thing leads to another and another. Will I ever get the spring cleaning done!
Check out Monica at The Homespun Heart she has also been bitten by the spring cleaning bug also. She is offering a prize drawing for all who join her in spring cleaning.
Hopefully soon I will be posting that I have actually finished a spring project!
Sunday, March 04, 2007
I was overwhelmed. There were people there that I had not seen in years! The cake says Welcome in Chinese. The lady who made the cake did a fantastic job!
I thought the ladies did a great job decorating. They even made place cards that had Megan's picture and the status of our trip to China.
This is picture of my almost 14 month old niece Jamie. She was the hit of the shower!
I can not thank everyone enough for a great day!
This is what I came home with. I am so blessed to have so many people who care about my family.
Chuck's grandma made a beautiful quilt and matching pillow. The fabric has nursery rhymes on it and is edged in pink ribbon and lace. The picture does not do it justice. Simply gorgeous!
Friday, March 02, 2007
You should check out The Ultimate Blog Party over at 5 Minute Mom. You will have the opportunity to promote your blog and a chance to win some really great prizes. The best part is that there are links to some really great blogs! Happy reading.