July 28, 2009

30-Something Tablerunner

Here's my current WIP:

It's the 30-Something Tablerunner Kit I received from Mel a few weeks back. It was so much fun to make and I love how the narrow white sashing looks against all those great 1930s prints. It's so sunshiny!

Now I just have to make the binding and put on the backing and I'll be done :) I'm thinking a red print for the binding and a blue one for the back. What do you think?

July 27, 2009

**But now it's Monday!! -Note to self: click "publish" before signing out!**

Isn't this a beautiful view from my in-laws back porch?

The sky is beautiful; just look at those marshmallow clouds!

July 22, 2009

I won!!

I can't believe I won this beautiful kit from Mel's Own Place! I don't win things!

And I am so excited to be making this table topper - it feels so good to be doing something creative after what feels like a really long break. DH probably can't wait for me to finish because the living room (where I do any craft work) is in a shambles!

Mel's Thirty-Something Table Runner is really beautiful (and she designed it herself!), and I'm just hoping mine turns out half so well. I'm finding that sewing the bias-cut triangles is a challenge for me, but I'm learning so much as I go along. Thanks so much Mel!!

July 20, 2009

Menu Plan Mondays

After reading over some really inspiring blogs (Cheap Healthy Good - seriously hilarious- and Simple Mom) I've decided to join Menu Plan Mondays over at I'm an Organizing Junkie (follow the link to see other meal plans). My plan is two-pronged: 1) eat what we already have (hence the pasta & mac'n'cheese) and 2) plan each meal with a grocery list so I buy less and throw out less at the end of the week (and hopefully save myself some time and braincells too!)

  • Lunch- Chicken Chili
  • Dinner- Pineapple-beef Stir Fry
  • Dessert- Mango Pudding


  • Lunch- Leftover Chicken Picadillo
  • Dinner- Hot Dogs, Beans, Mac and Cheese
  • Dessert- Rice Crispy Treats

  • Lunch- Leftovers
  • Dinner- Pasta & Meatsauce with Broccoli
  • Dessert- cupcakes
Friday: On the road!!
  • Pack up Chicken Salad, whole wheat bread, trail-mix, fruit & cupcakes.

All my meat this week is out of the freezer so I only need to buy fruit to snack on and broccoli for Thursdays' dinner. And on Friday we're leaving at the crack of dawn (okay 6:30 is not really the crack of dawn...at all) to see my brother in Nashville!! Wahoo! We'll see how we do eating on the road...

July 1, 2009


That DH brought home yesterday. I so needed them too. It's funny how he seems to wait and wait and wait and at just the right time when I'm having a bad day and feeling really crummy, he come home and shows me he was thinking about me and loves me in such a tangible and beautiful way.

I is a lucky girl.