Monday, November 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Week 166


Look at me, so on top of it this week!  Writing this post before Monday!  I'm patting myself on the back right now - a very sore and achy back.

This week, the hubby celebrates his birthday!  That is what really signals the beginning of the Christmas season.  It also helps that we usually decorate the house before his birthday.

I love it, and him.  It's nothing but love over here.

Here's what we're eating this week:

Monday:  Leftover lasagna
Tuesday:  Shake & Bake Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Broccoli & Carrots
Thursday: The hubby's birthday!  Meal out maybe?

Our weekends are already starting to fill up!  It's amazing how December does that!

As always, linking up with OrgJunkie!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Closet Clothing Dividers

Pinterest is good for so many things.  Aside from wasting time, it gave me the idea to make dividers for the closet in the nursery.

It is such an easy way to know what you've got for your little one so that you make sure they wear it all before they outgrow it!

I started taking pictures a little late in the process, and was doing this at night, so the pictures are kind of crappy... anyways.

Start with some cardboard, I used cereal boxes.

I grabbed something circular out of the kitchen and traced in onto the cardboard, connected the two circles with lines, and made sure to create a slot so it would fit on the closet rod.

After all that, this was what I was left with:

I then traced used that one as a template to make duplicates.

I made a stop at Michaels and picked up some scrap book paper in the colors that I will be using in the nursery.  The paper cost me about $1.59.  A steal!

I lucked out and was able to use one sheet of paper per divider.  I cut the paper in half and used spray adhesive to make it all come together.

After a little more cutting, I was left with these:

I think they are pretty adorable, and practical, which makes me love them even more!

They look pretty fantastic in the closet (the closet has since been painted blue) and is already dividing up some of his cute little clothes!

And in case you were wondering, those are two Halloween costumes filed under 9 - 12 months there.  Don't ask me why I've got costumes already - they were a good deal and I couldn't resist.

So here is project #1 in the (hopefully) many I will be doing for the nursery.

Only 14 weeks to go til he arrives!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Week 165


The hubby and I returned from our Hawaiian vacation very early Sunday morning.  We had a great time relaxing and dong nothing - which I know we will not be able to do much of once our little bundle arrives.

I love vacationing but it by the end of the trip I find that I am craving some good home cooked meals. And vegetables, you never eat enough vegetables on vacation.

Here's what we're having this week:

Monday: Stir Fry (lots of veggies!)
Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Chili
Wednesday: Family Birthday Dinner out
Thursday: I'm out - hubby is fending for himself.  Don't think he knows that yet.

As always, linking up with Org Junkie!  

Happy meal planning!