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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Menu for 6/30/14-7/6/14

We had a little fun outside of VBS last week.

Bailey and I had another mani/pedi day at home. These are my toes because I know how to hold still for a picture but hers are the same colors as mine.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Vacation Bible School 2014

Overall I'd say Vacation Bible School was a success! Bailey got to enjoy some time with other kids, play on a playground, eat snacks, and learn about Jesus. She even did some crafts, though I'm pretty sure she had a lot of help with those.

When we got there Monday night the nursery class was packed! They had only assigned two adults to the nursery and twelve kids showed up. So instead of just dropping the kids off my cousin and I stayed and helped out in the nursery. The up side of that was I got to watch Bailey play with the kids and she felt comfortable because I was there with her.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Spaghetti Pie with Laughing Cow Cheese

I could probably make spaghetti 100 ways, 100 days in a row and not get tired of it. I love Yaya's spaghetti. Add some cheese and pop it in the oven and it's a whole different meal. Top it with pepperoni and you've got pizza baked spaghetti. Switch out the sausage for ground beef or turkey, turn the meat into meatballs, or fry up some chicken to go alongside the pasta... all acceptable modifications.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Menu for 6/23/14-6/29/14

Vacation Bible School starts tomorrow night and that means early family dinners. When I was a little girl Nana would always cook dinner every night of VBS for the whole family. Nana has two children and four grandchildren so there were usually 8-10 people there every night for a week which seemed like a huge party to me. She would make roast beef or meatloaf with peas and mashed potatoes and gravy, lasagna and salad, and fried chicken. I have many fond memories of VBS, but family dinner is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday June 2014

This is still a work in progress. I haven't completely nailed down the details of this feature yet so here's how it's going to work until I have it all figured out.

I'll post my wishlist once a month for now, probably on Wednesdays. I'll be including pictures and links to things I find interesting. I'll try to include a variety of things, not just recipes. Since I love to craft I'll probably be featuring knitting and crochet patterns, handmade jewelry, and possibly sewing instructions (even though I haven't quite mastered sewing) as well as some cute kids crafts.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Menu for 6/16/14-6/22/14

Happy Father's Day to all the awesome daddies out there!

Admiral and his girlfriend CJ. (Photo borrowed from Facebook)

I have a pretty special dad myself.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Creamy Garlic Shells

I've noticed that I rarely post recipes for side dishes. I guess it's because I'm always so focused on the main dish. It might also be because we usually eat the same sides with every meal I make.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Menu for 6/9/14-6/15/14

Guys, I am raising a daughter who is terrified of change.

This week I did a little spring cleaning (I know, I'm behind) on Bailey's bedroom. I packed up her outgrown clothes and stored them away (and shed a tear over how grown up my little lady is), cleaned and organized her bedroom closet and drawers, and shampooed the carpet in her room. I've been dying to rearrange her furniture for months and having everything out in the hallway it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. All I wanted to do was switch the cubby shelf with the bed.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Crescent Chicken

Because I'm returning from a brief break from cooking I thought I'd start out tonight with a simple meal. Something a bit lazy for me, but still flavorful and satisfying.

I found this recipe on Pinterest quite a few months ago. It's been sitting on my back burner recipe board as a kind of emergency recipe.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Menu for 6/2/14-6/8/14

What a long, difficult week. I haven't cooked since Monday. I'm barely sleeping but always tired, and it seems like everything I eat upsets my stomach. I'm sure it's all stress but it's incredibly frustrating.

I didn't feel like doing anything around the house this week. My kitchen is a mess. I only ran the dishwasher Thursday night because Bailey was out of cups and Aaron was out of coffee mugs. Our laundry is piling up in Bailey's room (I share laundry baskets with Bailey because I wash our clothes together... it's makes it easier that there's no sorting involved on laundry day since it's already sorted between the two baskets)