Monday, May 28, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Sorry this is so late! When my kiddos are home from school I get so mixed up on what day it is. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. It was really hot here in Central Ohio. We were in the low 90ยบ's which is more like July weather. I'm ready for some more comfortable temps and giving the A/C a rest!

For the week of May 28 thru June 3

Grilled Chicken, Pasta Salad

Hamburgers/Turkey Burgers, Baked Mac & Cheese

Crispy Chicken Strips w/Honey Mustard Sauce, Broccoli Salad

Salad w/Grilled Chicken, French Bread

Eat Out

Grilled Marinated Pork Chops, Rice Pilaf, Sesame Green Beans

Garden Herb Chicken, Garlic Potatoes, Creamy Carrots

Broccoli Salad

Recipe found here
3 Cups Broccoli Florets
1/2 Cup Raisins
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Red Onion
1 Pkg. Bacon Pieces

1 Cup Mayo
1/4 Cup Sugar

Mix broccoli, raisins, sunflower seeds, onion and bacon pieces in medium bowl. In a separate bowl mix mayo and sugar to make dressing. Mix dressing into broccoli mixture just before serving.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Hello my friends! Can you believe it's Memorial Day weekend already? My kiddos only have 6 more days of school left. They're not counting the days or anything.  : )  This school year just flew by!

This is what I plan on doing over 
the long Holiday weekend.

Sipping some sparkling lemonade . . .

Enjoy some homemade potato salad . . . yummy!

Stop and smell the roses . . .

Enjoy my backyard patio and flowers . . .

Use some fresh cilantro in a recipe . . .

Oh, and Handyman Hubby and I will be cleaning
out the flower beds and putting down lots of
mulch . . . not much fun but it needs to be done.

Have an awesome weekend!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Even Steven's Twin??

Hey my friends! Today's post has absolutely 
nothing to do with decorating or being thrifty.

One of my favorite blogs that I read
is My Life and Kids. Anna writes about her 3 kids, hubby and big hairy dog. She refers to her hubby as "Even Steven" and likes to post this photo of him . . .

Sometimes she photoshops his head on different
bodies and it's hilarious!

So where am I going with all of this you ask. The
other day we were in the car and Handyman Hubby
looked over at me and I swear he looked just like
Even Steven! I screamed and whipped out my phone and took a picture! 

Here's a side by side look . . . 

What do you think? Is "Even
Steven" the long lost twin of 
Handyman Hubby?

So now it's official. Handyman Hubby REALLY thinks I'm crazy!

Have an awesome day and go check out Anna's blog
here. I promise you'll get a good laugh!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

For the week of May 21 thru May 27

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken, Potato Salad

Beef & Pea Pod Stir Fry, Rice

Chicken & Brown Rice Pilaf, Sesame Green Beans

Eat Out

Ranch House Crock Pot Chicken with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Creamy Carrots

Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice

Taco Pizza, Salad

Have an awesome week!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dresser Turned TV Stand ~ FREE Project!

Hello everyone! 

I'm sure you remember my week from hell that I mentioned hereWe've moved past all that craziness (except for the bills! yuck!) and things are getting back to normal . . . whatever that is!

I had to get really creative and came up with
the crazy idea of turning an old dresser into a TV stand. Finally something went right and we were able to make all the changes without spending any money. We used leftover paint, MDF and trim from other projects and came up with this . . .

Here is where we started . . .

 The 2 long drawers were warped and very hard to
open. We removed them and primed and painted the inside of the dresser. I used leftover paint for the small drawers and hardware from the cabinet doors I removed in the kitchen.

The shelves are MDF (left over from another project).
We finished off the front of the shelves with some left over trim I found in the basement. 

The DVD player and DVR just fit on the top shelf.
Handyman Hubby drilled a hole in the back for 
all the cords and wires. 

I don't have my new TV yet but that's ok. The
small one from our bedroom is a good temporary fix. 

I love this corner of the family room now! As you
can see I have a large blank wall to 
do something with.  : )

Update - August 2012:
Here is what the family room currently looks like.
 I absolutely love it! 

Wanna see something scary? Warning! It may hurt your eyes! Don't say I didn't warn you!  This is what the family room looked like a loooong time ago .

I can't believe it's the same room! Everything was
so dark and nothing was really working. Now it's
light, bright and totally me!

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Jennifer Rizzo