Monday, March 28, 2011

What's for dinner?

Tried another new recipe the other night. I was looking to use up some of the veggies from Co-op and came across this on the Kraft website. It's Parmesan chicken and broccoli pasta for 2. I increased the pasta to 1/2 lb and the chicken to 2 breasts and that made enough for 4 servings. This was a nice, light dinner that Greg and I both enjoyed.

In crafting news, Greg finished my sewing area downstairs this weekend so I have an entire room dedicated to my crafting!! I am sooooo excited! I will now be able to leave my half finished projects out and not have to worry about dirty little hands getting all over everything (plus I will get my buffet back for things like serving!!). I hit up the remnant bin at Joann's the last couple of weekends and have enough different fabrics for Brenna to have plenty of cute outfits this summer. I also found some material for my "pay it forward" projects. I am almost finished with my knitted baby blanket too! I will get my pics uploaded for the projects that are finished this week! Happy Monday!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tasty Dinner

Monday night I made this recipe and it was EXCELLENT!!

I used a leftover grilled chicken breast (to make it even easier!) and got good reviews from the whole family (even Brenna ate it!) I served it with breadsticks and Presto! Easy enough to make on a weeknight and pretty good for you. Enjoy!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

New projects

Finally got to JoAnn's for my fabric and getting ready to sew some new projects.....a pillowcase style dress for Brenna (in Disney Princess no less!), a pillowcase for Judd, and 2 skirts for me (I will post their tutorials when I am finished). I also came across a hanging trash bag for cars today and going to try one of those too (modifying the pattern so it's not so big). Still working on Brenna's Easter dress and my summer dress. Stay tuned for finished products!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Today is the start of the Lenten season and I decided this year that I will give something up. Growing up Catholic this was what we did every year and it was always chocolate and soda. In high school, this caused me to give up soda permanently (not a bad habit to break). When I got married I decided to transfer to Greg's church (UCC) and they do not participate in the giving up of meat on Friday (Thank goodness!!) or something you like. Fast forward to today, I am going to participate in the giving up of something I like (chocolate and eating after 8 pm) and hopefully that will give my body the jumpstart it needs to shed the last of this baby weight :) Updates to come......

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Homemade dishwasher soap

I found a recipe and made some changes on it that worked for me (as I had to work with what I found at my local grocery) and have to say that it has been good so far. It does leave the plastic ware a little dusty so I try to handwash those when possible. I also use vinegar instead of rinse aid and I haven't noticed a difference. So here is the recipe, hope you like it.

1 cup Borax
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup salt
2 packets Lemonade flavor Koolaid (or whatever brand) OR 1/4 cup citric acid

Mix all in an airtight container and use approx. 1 Tbsp per load.
*You could also add a scoop or two of OxyClean*


So this is my first blog and post. I will be putting up crafts I make, new recipes and mommy questions and answers that I come across. Hope you enjoy!!