Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Tiny giraffe, why are you not real?

Mrs. A

Sofa Search Continues...

I have a confession: I have a newfound love of sectionals. Not all sectionals mind you...mainly ones like this (preferably, in charcoal):
I want it, I need it, oh baby, oh baby. Anyone get the reference?


It's 10 Things I Hate About You! (the movie, NOT the spin off TV show)

We have saved up just about enough for it.....but WHY must it have a 10 week lead time? That is SUCH a long time!

Yeah, I went there.

Mrs. A

Menu Monday (late)

Monday: Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese with Snap Peas
Tuesday: Paprika Chicken over egg noodles with Snap Peas
Wednesday: Stuffed Shells (freeze extras) with salad
Thursday: OUT
Friday: Cajun Chicken over rice with Broccoli
Saturday: Italian Stromboli (freeze extras)
Sunday: Leftovers

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Geek Packing

This is how I envision our moving truck

Granted, we might need a few moving trucks if that is the case....let's just say my hubby has more than 1...

Mrs. A

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


We will be moving in 52 days! Commence OPERATION: Empty the Freezer/Cabinets. I have discovered that we have a really random assortment of food in the apartment that MUST be consumed before we move (less to carry).

Meal planning was fairly easy this week...the next 2 weeks will be interesting. At least this will cut down on our weekly food budget. I may run out of creative ideas though....I consider it a challenge that I accept!

Mrs. A

Monday, March 21, 2011

Menu Monday

Monday - Stuffed Chicken Florentine  Alfredo with gemelli pasta
Tuesday -Turkey Croquettes with  steamed broccoli
Wednesday -Pot Roast, smashed potatoes, Carrots & Peas
Thursday - Turkey Taco Pie
Friday -Leftovers
Saturday - Helping friends move
Sunday -Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheese

Monday, March 14, 2011

Menu Monday

I am attempting a new feature on here: Menu Monday. My goal is to make my weekly menu ahead of time. Here goes installment numero uno:

Happy Pi Day!


I have to say, I love me some teal. Teal bedding, teal accessories, teal scarves, teal clothing, teal furniture:
{Crate and Barrel}

...and now teal walls:


We have been tossing around the idea of painting an accent wall in the new apartment, but what color? Teal might be too bold or too dark if the apartment we choose is lacking in natural light. What about a neutral gray? We're still talking about ordering the couch we like in a warm charcoal to keep the furniture neutral-ish. I could just accessorize until my heart was content....decisions, decisions....

Also, we are loving YoungHouseLove.com's idea for inspiration off of a napkin from Crate and Barrel (for the record, we had them first):
{Crate and Barrel}
I'll try to work up an inspiration board to work in some of our ideas.....

Mrs. A

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Boring Bulletin Board

I suffer from BBB Syndrome - you know- boring bulletin board syndrome (duh). I have a rather large bulletin board that was given to me as a child. It has never been painted, and is now missing some wooden knobs. I have been brainstorming ways to utilize it at our new place so it is decorative and functional. Here are some of the ideas I like so far:
I'm thinking maybe we could paint the frame a dark blue (we already have the paint) and then to find a fabric....

Mrs. A

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Decoration Inspiration

What does the word "moving" elicit images of for you? Boxes? A big box truck? Panic? For me, all I see are white, empty walls. I hate white walls, but I hate empty wall more. They taunt me. I have successfully put something on most walls of our current apartment so they aren't barren. But, those pictures will be taken down and packed up. Ugh! To keep me going, I research projects and picture arrangements. Like so:

I think I'm starting to sense a theme...........

Mrs. A

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Operation FIND A COUCH

Hello Again!

Quick update on the life of M&S:
Still planning on moving in May
Looking to buy a house next year
Looking forward to mini vacations planned fo this Spring/Summer (will be in separate post)

Current Agenda: FIND A COUCH

Operation FIND A COUCH has gotten off to a bumpy start. We didn't agree about fabric, size, of color until we found "the one"  - only to have our sofa-loving dreams squashed by the manufacturer discontinuing the model we liked. So back to square one we went. Then, we found this one:

We can pick the fabric and color! Just one issue....we'll have over 1500 choices! Where on earth do we start?

Until next time.
Mrs. A

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