Monday, April 30, 2012

Menu Monday

Good Evening Blog-o-sphere,

I did a whole lot of coupon clipping today and not much else, so I figured I should at least do some menu planning. This week's menu is as follows:

Monday: Taco Pasta - It was a "see what's in the cabinet and throw it in a pan" kind of night. Easy peasy. Ground hamburger, green chilis, taco seasoning, ancho chili powder, tomato puree, medium pasta shells. Cook. Mix. Serve. Enjoy.
Tuesday: BUCA!
Wednesday: Beer Lime Chicken
Thursday: Leftover Taco Pasta
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: AVENGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday: Perhaps Grill Food (burgers, hot dogs, chicken sausage, potatoes)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY: Recovering Dining Room Chairs /// Part Deux

Good Morning Blog-o-sphere!

Last night was a success! Here is what happened, we chose our fabric. Here our top 6 choices, we ended up going with the bottom fabric.

The staples were the wrong size for the staple gun so I had to get new ones, and they are perfect! Until the staple gun jammed and I had to disassemble it. No "extra parts" when I got it back together! Woo! I have 3 of the 6 chairs complete! 

Here is the Before and After

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DIY: Recovering Dining Room Chairs

Welcome to my world of DIY.

Today = a big ol' fail.

I can't seem to get my darn staple gun to make the staple flush with the bottom of my seat. Not cool.

Mrs. A

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Menu Monday /// (ish)

Population: me. 
I know, I get on a roll and then I fall off the bandwagon of menu planning. 
So, to catch up, here is my menu for the week!

Monday: Balsamic and onion roast (shredded) open faced sammies with provolone and roasted broccoli
Tuesday: Crockpot Bourbon Chicken with rice and steamed snow peas
Wednesday: Spaghetti w/ Meatballs
Thursday: Grilled chicken sausage with steamed veggies
Friday: OUT - perhaps P.F. Changs
Saturday: Mini Reunion with the college crew 
{Buffalo Chicken Dip, Pretzels (Philly Pretzel Factory) and veggie tray with FF ranch dip}

Event Recap

Good Afternoon Blog-o-sphere!

I apologize for the radio silence on here...I've been busy scheming and planning a surprise baby shower for my sister-in-law Melissa! It was such a fun event! We had a great turnout and had lots of good response from the attendees. Here is a visual recap of the event!

Mrs. A

Monday, April 16, 2012

Menu Monday

Hello Blog-o-sphere (er...Emily, Roselyn & Bosley)!

This week's menu is as follows:

Monday: Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Baked Potatoes with Tomato Salad (Tomato just for me, not hubs)
Tuesday: Hamburger BBQ
Wednesday: Fajitas
Thursday: French Bread Pizza
Friday: leftovers

Monday, April 9, 2012

Menu Monday

It's baaaaaaack! This week's menu is brought to you by my Fridge & Pantry.

{via, via, via, via, via}
Monday: Skinny Scalloped Potatoes
Tuesday: Steakhouse Pizza
Wednesday: Southwest Chicken
(my own DIY version of Kraft's Southwest 3 Cheese Chicken)
Thursday: Baked Potato Bar
Friday: @ my parents' house

Snack/Giving some away (maybe): Banana Bread

Mrs. A

Baking Day!

Good Morning Blog-o-sphere!

After weeks of being a bum, I have decided to take this day by the horns and DO SOMETHING! So far, I have baked banana bread (yum!), made french bread (first time for this recipe in the bread machine). Dinner will be Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin.

As you know (close friends and family), I was laid off nearly a month ago. The transition from full time worker to unemployed has been weird (for lack of a better adjective). At first I went on a cleaning and organizing rampage, then I sat on the couch for 2 weeks #fail. This week I will be becoming a frugal-ista. All meals will be out of our fridge/freezer/pantry. I avoided going to the store last week and would like to avoid it this week as well. We are still unsure of when the unemployment checks are to be cut, so we have cut WAY back on all extra expenditures. I am doing my part to drive as little as possible and to end all of my online shopping #sadbutnecessary.

Mark and I have been absolutely humbled by the outpour of support by our friends and family. We are SO SO appreciative and we love you all. That being said, if you know anyone looking for a marketing coordinator/public relations specialist/event coordinator - I'm your gal! :-)

Mrs. A

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