Monday, June 22, 2015

Menu Plan Monday– June 22, 2015

The first week of summer vacation is finally here!  We are having a relaxing week with not many plans.  I like to start out summer vacation slow and give the kids some time to unwind from the school year.  We do have the girls’ dance rehearsals and recitals this week and the first of several high school band mini-camps this summer for Kiki.  This is the first year that the girls have 2 different shows for the recital so that will be a busy day and we’ll be eating out.  For the rest of the week, I’m preparing a fairly typical menu for us, however, this summer I’d like to experiment with some new recipes. I’ll be scouring my Pinterest Board and adding some new selections to our dinner menu and hopefully we’ll find a few that the family will want to add to our rotation.


Menu Plan Monday



Here’s what we are planning for this first week of vacation:


Monday-    Thin spaghetti with spicy tomato & basil sauce served with a side of oven roasted broccoli and Pillsbury crescent rolls

Tuesday-  “Mommy’s” Chicken (breaded & fried chicken cutlets) with a Spinach/Kale salad

Wednesday- Grilled Steak (hot dogs for the kids), oven baked french fries and Broccoli salad

Thursday- Leftover Night

Friday- Pizza Night – Frozen pizza, the kids’ fave is Freschetta Oven Baked 5 Cheese

Saturday-Mema’s Salmon- my mother-in-law’s recipe with a side of mashed potatoes and Spinach salad

Sunday- Recital Day -Dinner out tonight



What will you be eating this week?


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Monday, June 15, 2015

Menu Plan Monday– June 15, 2015

This week is going to be a busy week for our family. It’s the last week of the school year so there are lots of activities happening. My oldest is getting promoted to high school so there is an 8th grade pool party at the local pool and also her middle school promotion ceremony. Our Girl Scout troop (I’m the leader) has a Build-a-Bear trip to the mall. The twins are heading to an end of school year pool party at a friend’s house on Friday. Then, for the weekend, we have a Cub Scout Crossover picnic/space derby and then a Father’s Day/Promotion celebration at our home. Phew! This crazy, busy week definitely needs a menu plan!  


Menu Plan Monday


Here’s what we’re eating for this last week of school:

Monday-       Thin spaghetti with jerk shrimp, Pillsbury crescent rolls and a spinach salad

Tuesday-       Beef tacos with shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa (we like using Old El Paso seasoning and Stand N Stuff shells)

Wednesday- Leftover Night

Thursday-      Ham steak with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli

Friday-            Pizza Night (Domino’s Pizza this time- we haven’t had that in awhile)

Saturday-       Burgers and hot dogs at the Cub Scout picnic; We’ll bring this Broccoli Salad minus the almonds as there are some scouts with severe nut allergies

Sunday-          Barbeque chicken, burgers and hot dogs for our Father’s Day/Promotion celebration


That’s the plan. What are you planning to eat this week?



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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday– A Little Birdie - May 2, 2012

Little Birdie

A little birdie visited our yard a few weeks ago. I was only able to take a few photos before she flew away and this was the only shot that was in focus.  I have not seen her since.

I'm linking up to Wordless Wednesday on these great blogs: 5 Minutes for Mom and Angry Julie Monday

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday–April 18, 2012

We Sprung a Leak on Spring Break!

A single water stain on the ceiling leads to calling a plumber who cuts one hole in the ceiling:

who finds multiple leaks in pipe 
that leads to a LARGER hole in ceiling AND a second hole :

And, that leads to hole number THREE being cut:

And, replacing DAMAGED pipes:

with new FANCY pipes:
P1010105 (2)

Thereby eliminating MUCH of my tax refund before it was even deposited- SIGH!

I'm linking up to Wordless Wednesday on these great blogs: 5 Minutes for Mom and Angry Julie Monday

Monday, April 16, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012- The Party Started without Me!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

This past month or so has proven to be a challenge to my blog.  My posts have been non-existent since March.  I have drafted a few but never got around to completing them.  I’m sure we all know how it goes.  Mommy gets sick, then the kids follow, then daddy gets sick only to have mommy get sick a second time.  Add that to arm injuries, eye doctor appointments, birthday party for my 6 year old twins, etc., etc.  I could go on and on with excuses, but I’ll stop there.   Spring Break was last week and I had a great time with the hubby and kids running around our area doing fun activities but  I took a break from Twitter and my blog reading only to realize this morning that the The 2012 Ultimate Blog Party hosted by  5 Minutes for Mom has started – WITHOUT ME!  Oh No! 

When I read about the 2011 UBP last year, I didn’t have a blog to link up at the time, but I followed along and watched- blog-less and wanting to party.  I told myself that I wanted to have a blog by the time the next UBP came along.  Now I do, and here I am, better late than never! 

A little bit about me and my blog -   My name is Shelagh (pronounced like Sheila for all those of you wondering )  and I have a wee baby blog.  I am a stay-at-home mommy to 3 kids – one 10 year old girl and 6 year old boy/girl twins. I love photography, crafts,  reading, and party planning and many other interests (sometimes too many!). My blog is my creative outlet and my way to express and explore that creativity.I just started blogging this year and I am slowly finding my way.  For now, most of my posts have been about my project 366 and some menu planning but I plan  to expand that to books I’ve read, apps I like, fun party ideas, crafts and more.  At this point, I have one or two followers that are not family members or friends and I am hoping to add some more followers by participating in the UBP.  I hope to find some more great blogs to add to my reading list because I believe that there is no such thing as too many blogs to follow!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Birthday #6 Times Two

My twins are turning 6 years old today.  It’s both a wonderfully happy and bittersweet day.  I love celebrating their birthdays with parties, cake, and presents, however, I am saddened by the fact that they are growing up so fast.  Now don’t get me wrong, many days with my twins seemed like they were never going to end.  Especially, those days when they wouldn’t sleep through the night or they wouldn’t nap or they tore up twenty or so books instead of napping.  Oh, I have lots of "war" stories!

I guess part of what makes me sad is that they are now in that stage where they are identifying more with their friends, they are learning to read, and becoming much less dependent on the "mommy". They are no longer babies or preschoolers - they are now “school-aged” kids. <<tears welling up in eyes>>   Okay, I am drying my eyes now and am looking forward to celebrating with them tonight with a Carvel ice cream cake and pizza and then again tomorrow when they have their first “friend” birthday party. 

My "babies" six years ago:
Devin&Sierra 025        Devin&Sierra 100

My "babies" now:

IMAG2596   IMAG2595

HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!  Love, Mommy

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday–February 29, 2012

I have boy/girl twins and we are getting ready to celebrate their birthday this week.  They are turning 6!  My daughter has been out shopping with me a lot lately and this is one of many photos that she made me take so I remember what presents she wants for her big day.  She loves Hello Kitty (she's just like her mom!) and wants this poster to put up in her room.

I'm linking up to Wordless Wednesday on these great blogs: 5 Minutes for Mom and Angry Julie Monday