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!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Early fall shelf decor

It is hard to believe that it's already September. Summer flies by way too quickly every year. Now the kids have all settled into their new school schedules and my body has somewhat adjusted to having to wake up so early!

I had a little free time last week and decided to get a head start on my fall decorating by accessorizing the shelf in our foyer. It's fun to change out this shelf every season and for holidays.

I was at Hobby Lobby last week and fell in love with the little fox, I also picked up the artwork there as well. The ceramic pumpkins were a Dollar Tree find last year.

Now if only the weather would cool off it would really start to feel like fall.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 

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