A Birthday!

11 02 2010

Mighty Man is 1! We had a small party at the grandparents’ house to celebrate the occasion. Much fun (and cake!) was had by all! The secret to the mega-block cake is here. (If you decide to make one yourself, be forewarned, it will take all day!)

MM loved his cake and even sneaked some off of Bean’s plate while she wasn’t looking.

Happy Birthday, sweetie child!





Meal Plan Monday in MA

7 02 2010

Meal Plan Monday at OrgJunkieLooks like a quiet week here. Hope you all have a great time with the preparations for Valentine’s Day!

Monday: Unstuffed Peppers

Tuesday: Chicken Parm with ziti & green beans (Going to toss leftover cooked chicken with noodles & sauce and top with cheese)

Wednesday: Cheeseburger Pie

Thursday: Black Bean Nacho Bake

Friday: Tunaburgers & coleslaw

Saturday: Leftovers & such

Sunday: Hmm, I think myValentine will be doing the cooking. Sounds nice to me!

Shake up your meal plan with new ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie this week.

A little time left to enter to win Kristin Hannah’s novel Firefly Lane here too.





Works for Me Wednesday

28 05 2008

Works for Me Wednesday!
This may not be novel for you, but it works for me!

The first bout of warm weather here, and I’m realizing that we don’t have any toddler-appropriate outdoor toys. Sure there’s a swingset in the yard and some bouncy balls, but they don’t hold a toddler’s attention for very long. Well Bean has solved this problem today, by insisting she bring her bath-time bucket outside.
The bucket is home to her bath toys, namely a flock of yellow ducks. What better toys to bring outside than washable ones? The ducks took over the yard; playing hide-and-seek, swinging on the swings, riding down the slide…And, when we were finished, they were easily collected in the bucket. The promise of giving duckies a bath in the sink was enough to avoid the “I-don’t-wanna-go-in-the-house” meltdown too! Bath toys outside work for me!

Stop by Rocks in My Dryer for more Works for Me Wednesday tips!





Menu Plan Monday in MA

26 05 2008

This is our first week trying Menu Plan Mondays! This week’s meals are inspired by what’s in the freezer. Hubby has requested an ice cream cake for his birthday, so I need to free up space to be able to make it in stages. Everything in blue has been taken from the freezer.

  • Monday: Hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled veggies (Cook-out)
  • Tuesday: Provencal Beef Stewbeef stew meatchicken broth instead of wine, onions (Slowcooker)
  • Wednesday: Pizza Bagels–Bagels, tomato sauce, etc.
  • Thursday: Turkey Meat Loaf and Hash Browns
  • Friday:American Chop Suey–leftover turkeyloaf, froz veggies, tomato sauce, etc.
  • Saturday: Must-gos! (if necessary, I’ll heat up chicken fingers or pirogi from the freezer)
  • Sunday: Fish Sticks and Broccoli

For more meal plan ideas,
visit I’m an Organizing Junkie!