Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hallmarks The Note II DVD Giveaway

I found this great new blog, Real Women Scrap! Along with Hallmark she is giving away The Note II DVD! Check it out, and enter to win this and a few other drawings while your there! She has a great site really worth checking out, I haven't even seen all of it yet. The movie looks like a great one too!

Recipe for Pasta Puttanesca

I had a poster (is that what you call someone who comments?) ask for the recipe for this so here it is. Its really easy!

Toss 1 lb cooked pasta with a drained 12 oz can of tuna in oil, a 26-oz jar marinara sauce and 1/2 cup chopped green or black olives. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Thats it! Yummy and quick!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'd rather be stamping

I finally am able to get on here and post! I wish I was stamping! I just got some pens, and a stamp pad today, and I'm all ready to go! I just need some new stamps for inspiration, and my daughter to go to bed at a decent hour!

The long weekend lead to a lot of cleaning, which I have been trying so hard to do "green" but keep reverting back to "other" cleaners. Only a few more things to do in house cleaning though. Get caught up on laundry, dishes, bathroom...ok a lot.

Well, hubby is home from school..maybe I can stamp now..


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weekly Menu

So I figured this would be a good place to post my menu for the week. In case any one needs ideas etc. I have been trying to be more creative, with food, as well as using things on sale.

Here is this week. (One day late!)

Monday Turkey Stir-Fry with White Rice
Tuesday Chicken Paella with Green Salad
Wednesday Chicken Black Bean + Corn Salad Wraps (with leftover Chicken)
Thursday Pasta Puttanesca with Mixed Green Salad
Friday Chicken Quesadillas with Rice and Beans
Saturday Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes and a Vegetable
Sunday Open-Faced Meat Loaf Sandwiches and Green Salad

This might change if I find a good deal on some meat, I really need to buy some meat!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Day of Scrappin

Well, I am well into the throes of the crop on mommysavers. I think that is why I havent posted in a couple of days. And because I dont have any followers yet. I will get some soon Im sure. I am realizing that scrapbooking relaxes me and I really need to do it more simply for my sanity and the sanity of my family and those around me. Wonder if I can use that as a justification to purchase some fun stuff to scrap with? It will be put to good use!

The potty training has been slowed down. I think last week I went way to fast. Need to ease up. He tells me when he needs to go, but two seconds before he goes, and when we do make it to the potty he wont go in it. Hmmm.

More later!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day

So, today is National Scrapbooking Day. Have I got a chance to do any scrappin? Heck No! I have been attempting to potty train my son, which I think is going to take a back seat for a couple of weeks, considering he hasn't done anything in his potty and there has been a lot of messes. I think we will wait till sissy is walking. Which should happen any day.
Its a perfect day for it too! Rainy, gloomy, yucky.

I did get some stampin done last night though. I had all this buisness card stock that I realized was great from stamping images! So I got my tv tray out and got to work! No, I dont have a craft room, so if Im just doing something small, its the tv tray in the living room.

Tommorrow, I get a much needed break. Im going to Barnes and Nobles and getting "away" for a couple of hours. I need it badly. I need to reclaim "me" although I love my children dearly, I havent had a break in forever!

Happy Scrapbooking Day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

This too shall pass....

Whew...he made it to the gas husband almost ran out of gas on the way to class today. Ok so we need to get our gas gauge fixed, but we also need a little more month at the end of the money. You might say, but its only the 1st! He doesn't get paid till the 7th. We need milk, butter, cheese, you name it. We have a few bucks, but I really don' t want to be overdrawn. I have the coupons. Those help sooo much. You know a few cents here and there, a dollar here or 50 cents there, but it adds up! Then it makes me feel like I am contributing something to our little family.

I think all that wouldnt have bothered me so much if I hadnt spent the last 3 days trying to potty train my 3 year old son. When he comes to me with poop in his hand and says "Whats that?" I just want to crawl in a hole and come out when he can do it in the potty! This too shall pass....

Or when he takes off his diaper, only to poop on my carpet???? WTH??? This too, shall pass...

I think its time for some scrapbooking...everyone needs a release, right??