Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HARVEST wood sign

I love decorating for fall...I love the colors, flowers, pumpkins and even the smells that fall brings. My kids enjoy the caramel apples and fall festivities. 

I was feeling crafty last week and decided to see what kind of fall decor I could whip up with what I had here at home. I rummaged around in our shed and came back with some wood that would be perfect for some small decorative signs.

This is what I started with



I lightly dry brushed the wood with some gray paint


Once the paint dried I brushed on some white


I wrote out my wording in chalk before painting in case I made a mistake


I used a small paintbrush to hand paint on the words


Since I had two pieces of wood I decided to go ahead and make a winter sign as well




I'm still working on my fall decorating and I can't wait to share everything with you when I'm finished!


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Freezer meals round 2

A couple weeks ago I shared my first experience with making freezer meals (you can find that here). That was a LONG day, but it was worth all the work because those meals lasted my family for two weeks. It was a life changer for me, and something I now plan on doing every two weeks.

Last week I decided on some new recipes and went grocery shopping for all the ingredients. Friday I got to work putting everything together.

My freezer is now stocked with enough meals for more than two weeks! 



Right now we have a standard side by side freezer which is rather small in my opinion. I would love to have a freezer chest as well, but my husband and I are stumped as to where to put one. So for now I'm somewhat limited in how many meals I can make at a time.

Here are the meals I made for this round.


Teriyaki chicken



Spaghizza (spaghetti pizza)


I made mine without the spinach.










I made two of each recipe and almost thirty of the breakfast burritos. I also made three servings of hamburgers that we can easily throw on the grill for dinner.

It has been such a relief the last two weeks not having to worry about rushing to put dinner together. Plus my family is getting to try some new recipes.

Have a great day!