Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tackle It Tuesday-Vacation Prep!

I have 3 days to get everything done before I leave on vacation with my oldest friend Sammie. :) So that means I have a LOT to get done.

I started off like I always do...I made a list:




Then I set to work. As you can see, I crossed a few things off the list already. And add a few more. I made a batch of puppy chow for us to take and I bought Sam's gift today too! I'm staring at the list of DC sites and pictures now so check that off the list.

Tonight I'm going to work on getting our itinerary set up and making a list of everything I need to pack.

For now though...it's off to watch the finale of Pretty Little Liars!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend Recap

Friday
-Grab dinner (Check)
-Menu Plan/Grocery List (Check)
-Movie date with my amazing hubby (Check)

Saturday
-Work 9-2. (Check)
-Grocery shop (Check)
-Make dinner (Check)
-Relax! (CHECK!)

Sunday
-Laundry day (Check)
-Relax!(CHECK!)
Added: Reorganize Recipes (Check)
Added: Bake Cake Batter Krispie Treats

Tonight I'll add my plans for this week. I'm taking a little road trip Thursday to Sunday so I'll have a lot to get done in the next 3 days!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Blog Hop: Weekend Planning!

First off...I want to punch Shelly on Big Brother. Like...for real. My 4'11" ass wants to take her out. Anyone else?

ANYWAYS...this weekend is pretty easy for us!

Join in on the Blog Hop from My Happy House!

Friday
-Grab dinner
-Menu Plan/Grocery List
-Movie date with my amazing hubby

Saturday
-Work 9-2.
-Grocery shop
-Make dinner
-Relax!

Sunday
-Laundry day
-Relax!


Hope every one has a great weekend! xoxo

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Recipe Success!

One of the things I had been working on is jazzing up our dinners. We do a lot of repeat stuff. Same ole' same ole'. We eat a lot of pasta, chicken, and hamburger. That's about it. Variations of those things but still...those things. Tonight however, we had an AMAZING meal. So easy!!

Easy Baked Fish and Chips
(Recipe from Kraft)

2 large baking potatoes (1-1/2 lb.), each cut into 8 wedges
1/4 cup KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing
1 pkt. SHAKE 'N BAKE Extra Crispy Seasoned Coating Mix, divided
4 haddock fillets (1 lb.)
1/4 cup MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing

HEAT oven to 400°F.

TOSS potatoes with Italian dressing, then 1/4 cup coating mix. Spread onto large baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 min.

MEANWHILE, spread remaining coating mix onto large plate. Spread fish with 2 Tbsp. MIRACLE WHIP; press, dressing-sides down, in coating mix. Repeat to coat remaining sides of fillets. Place on rack of broiler pan.

ADD fish to oven with potatoes. Bake 15 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork and potatoes are tender.



I changed it up a little bit. I didn't use Italian dressing with the potatoes. I HATE Italian dressing-the smell and the sight of it makes me sick. So I just omitted it.

Jon and I both LOVED it!! We can't wait to make it again!

Tackle It Tuesday!

While I'm waiting for the first part of dinner to get done-I thought I'd hop on here and talk about my Tackle It Tuesday. Pretty simple really.

Jon has been sick for about a week now and today finally started feeling better. Me and my good buddy Lysol had a little catch up session. We caught up with everything Jon touches on a regular basis-door knobs, cabinet fronts, fridge handle, keyboard, etc.

Took all of 5 minutes but so worth it!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Recap

Friday
-Get grocery list and meal plan together (CHECK!)
-Make list for Menard's trip (CHECK)
-Possibly grocery shop or Menard's one (depends on how DH is feeling) (Went to Menard's.)

Saturday
-Laundry (CHECK!)
-Lots of cleaning (watch for an update!) (CHECK!-Proof)
-Grocery store or Menard's if I haven't been already (CHECK on the Grocery store part now!)

Sunday
-J has a Fantasy Football draft and I'm getting some much needed girl time with my Britt!(CHECK!)

Not on the list but...
-Picked up samples of paint for the other 2 bedrooms.
-Decided on paint colors (more on that later!)


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Next house project

After we get our shed finished (hopefully in the next month!), we're going to start our next project-finishing our bedroom and working on the guest room.

For our bedroom I want to do a basic sandy tan color with a deep brown accent color. All pictures are from Glidden.com.

Here are a few accent colors:


Gentle Fawn


Ground Nutmeg


Bittersweet Chocolate

I have it down to these two for the color for the other three walls:



Soft Suede

Sahara Desert Sand

For the guest bedroom I want just a very light off-white color. Hopefully we'll be painting it again for a nursery soon!




Eloquent Ivory






As of right now we're going to put new carpet in there in November. Yay!

Saturday Cleaning

Happy Weekend!! I'll do a complete weekend wrap up Monday morning, but I wanted to drop by and tell you what I've been up to today. Be prepared for a photo overload!

First off-we have a big window pass through between our hall and our kitchen. I've been looking for SOMETHING to put there during non-holiday times. Our kitchen has a wine theme. I snagged two of these guys at Target for $1 each. I took off a wine colored ribbon and set them in their place. I love them!


I'm a list maker..as I'm sure you all have figured out by now. So of course first thing I did this morning was this...on Colts stationary of course. Represent. (*cough*Peyton, feel better soon. WE NEED YOU.*cough*)


And off I went. Prepare for some embarrassing before and afters.
First stop was the kitchen. I cleaned the stove. Then got to work on the fridge:

BEFORE:

BEFORE:


AFTER: (Makes me want to go grocery shopping!)


AFTER:

I didn't venture too far after that. Freezer time.

BEFORE:



BEFORE:

AFTER:


AFTER:
Next up was the bathroom. Our medicine cabinet wasn't too bad but I still wanted to organize it a little better.

BEFORE:



AFTER:

First shelf is our dental stuff, as well as Jon's smell goods. Our second shelf is for common medicines, band aids, etc. The top shelf is stuff we don't need too much of-extra Q-Tips extra medicine, and prescriptions.


We have a linen closet in the bathroom. It needed major help. Mainly the bottom shelf. P.S. I know we DESPERATELY need to paint the inside of the closet. When the bathroom was remodeled I had about 4 hours to paint the bathroom. By myself. Suck. The closet was the least of my worries. Nonetheless...

BEFORE:

AFTER:


I picked up a storage container to put our extra beach towels in-so much better than shoving them into the shelf with our extra toiletries.

Next stop is our bedroom. My side of the closet just needed a little TLC.

BEFORE:


AFTER:


My dresser was sad. I just snapped photos of the worst drawer. My other obsession-tank tops.

BEFORE:





AFTER:





I was slacking on the filing things away this week. Evidence...

BEFORE:


AFTER:

By 5:00 the list looked like this:


That makes me feel good. And it makes me not feel so bad about laying on the couch right now knowing that all I have to do the rest of the night is put our clothes away and get some MUCH needed sleep.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Blog Hop: Weekend Planning

Friday
-Get grocery list and meal plan together
-Make list for Menard's trip
-Possibly grocery shop or Menard's one (depends on how DH is feeling)

Saturday
-Laundry
-Lots of cleaning (watch for an update!)
-Grocery store or Menard's if I haven't been already

Sunday
-J has a Fantasy Football draft and I'm getting some much needed girl time with my Britt!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for....

*First and foremost-this guy! He's the best husband I could ever dream of and I love spending every day with him. He's my rock, my best friend, the love of my life, and my soulmate. And one day (hopefully sooner than later) he will be one amazing father to our babies!

*My bestest friend ever ever ever. I love her so much! Unfortunately, we've been through the same thing recently, so we understand what each other are going through. It's so awesome to have someone that you can vent to about everything...and I mean everything!


*I'm thankful that in 2 weeks I get to visit the Leery residence again! This time with my longest friend Sammie! I'm so excited! We always have a blast together-and our love for the Creek is right up there with our love for cheesy songs and singing and dancing in the car with the windows down. (Preferably not while running red lights in down town Indy! *cough cough!*)

*My mama who I can call every day and still think of something else I wanted to tell her. She knows all my gossip, my sad stories, and my happy ones. I usually talk to her every day yet I still wanna hang out with her every single chance I get.

*My sister who sends me texts messages at 7:30 in the morning that make me laugh so hard that I know the rest of my day will be good! And she's been there for me through everything. I'm very lucky to have her!

*My co-workers and bosses. I wouldn't have made it through all of this without them. They're amazing and I'm so lucky!

*My Nestie Besties. I love my girls so much! I love their texts, phone calls, and card to let me know that they were thinking about me and Jon.

*Every person who took the time to call us, text us, stop by, send cards, leave comments on here, etc. You have know idea how much they mean to us.

*My pup. Even though he drives me CRAZY-I love him to pieces. He's so sweet, lovable (most of the time!), and so damn cute!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Productive Evening!

Tonight I got down to some much needed business! I cleaned the bathroom, including cleaning out my canvas bin in the organizer next to our vanity.

BEFORE:

AFTER:




(Notice I have an obsession. Bath & Body Works. Lotions & Antibacterial hand sanitizers.)

I also found 5 new recipes for us to try in the coming weeks! Next up-working on a list of things I want to get done this weekend! We're taking the weekend to just relax and get things done around the house. Hopefully including a trip to Menard's (Have you seen their cleaning supply ad for the week?!). Updates soon!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tackle It Tuesday

Linked up with My Happy House:

My Tackle It Tuesday tag teamed with my daily cleaning: The kitchen. Our kitchen was in serious need of some TLC!

After dinner I got down to business...
Before shot

And the After shot...

The last picture is proof that today I didn't do my first bad habit! The dishes are put away! And for the record...the shower spray was used twice!

Run down of the TLC:

-Dishes done (and put away!)
-Cabinet fronts wiped down
-Countertops are all sprayed down and re-organized
-Floors swept and mopped

Definitely needed! My next task is the bathroom. Hopefully that will be done tomorrow, hopefully!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bad Habits

No I'm not talking about nail biting or cursing like a sailor...






1. I'll do the dishes at night and I don't put them away. I'm guilty of this all the time. Really..is it too hard to put them away?

And I'll go ahead and add one more, tiny, little one:

2. Daily shower spray-I always forget to do this. How long does it take? 10 seconds, if that!

Weekly Menu and To Do List

Monday-Pizza (Jon's request)
Tuesday-Chicken casserole
Wednesday-Corn dogs, mac and cheese
Thursday-Spaghetti and garlic bread
Friday-Steaks, twice baked potatoes


This week I want to get quite a bit done around the house too! Aside from my weekly cleaning.
-Reorganize dresser drawers
-Reorganize bathroom organizer
-Work on household binder more
-Clean the outside of the house (mainly the porch)
-Start finalizing our shed selection and figure out when we're going to do this
-Upload pictures from our house post tornado damage

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Weekend Recap

Friday:

-Do laundry. (CHECK)
-Do the dishes. (CHECK)
-Meal plan for the week. (CHECK)
-Grocery store. (CHECK)

Saturday:
-Lunch at the fancy schmancy winery (CHECK)




(Proof!)

-Baseball game (CHECK)

Sunday:

-Day trip to Louisville (CHECK)



(Louisville bat museum)


(Slugger Field)


(My best friend, soulmate, lover, husband, and my rock)


Given the circumstances, we had a good weekend. Sure, we cried a lot (and I mean A LOT) of tears, but we had some laughs in there, too. And my bosses are wonderful, amazing, the best ever, can't say enough good things about them for giving me the weekend off.

I'll try to post tomorrow with my meal plan and what I'm hoping to accomplish around the house this week, aside from the normal weekly cleaning.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekend Planning-Blog Hop

In an effort to get back into the swing of normalcy let's get to the weekend planning. All of this is dependent on how I'm feeling.

Friday:
-Do laundry.
-Do the dishes.
-Meal plan for the week.
-Grocery store.

Saturday:
-Lunch at the fancy schmancy winery
-Baseball game

Sunday:
-Day trip to Lousville

We feel like if we stay busy and keep our minds off of the last 24 hours-we will both be better off. It works for us-may not work for everyone and we understand that. But for us....let's just try to move on and get past this. Keep calm and carry on...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Time to come clean.

Jon and I took a pregnancy test on Saturday. Positive. Another one Sunday. Positive. We were on top of the world.

Last night I started spotting. It got worse and I miscarried this morning around 6:00. It was horrible, awful, and the worst day of my life so far.

Everything happens for a reason and I'm trying to stay positive.

Next time we'll get our forever baby...I'm sure of it.

I don't plan on mentioning this again. Like. Ever.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Weekend Recap

Friday:
-Make a meal plan for next week (CHECK!)
-Make grocery list (CHECK!)
-Grocery shop (CHECK!)
-Pick up paint for the ceiling in the LR. (CHECK!)
-Pick up a screen door handle for the front door. (CHECK!)

Not planned:
-Siding put on the house. (A day early. Later post for that story!)

Saturday:
-Have a fancy little date at a local winery for lunch (We didn't do this-there's a reason...I'll explain later.)
-Pick up frames to frame two puzzles for the game room (Hob Lob had frames for 50% off over the weekend, but we couldn't find any we liked.)
-New siding is being put on the house (See Friday.)

Sunday:
-Laundry (Check!)
-Take care of Reggie (Medicines, brush his coat and teeth) (Check!)
-Clean outside of house (windows, sidewalks, porch) (Maybe Thursday.)
-Clean out car (Maybe Thursday!)

Not on list but done Sunday: Jon painted the ceiling in the LR.

Not as productive as we were planning for but there's a good reason!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Weekend Plans

Borrowed from My Happy House:

Friday:
-Make a meal plan for next week
-Make grocery list
-Grocery shop
-Pick up paint for the ceiling in the LR.
-Pick up a screen door handle for the front door.

Saturday:
-Have a fancy little date at a local winery for lunch
-Pick up frames to frame two puzzles for the game room
-New siding is being put on the house

Sunday:
-Laundry
-Take care of Reggie (Medicines, brush his coat and teeth)
-Clean outside of house (windows, sidewalks, porch)
-Clean out car


Here's to a productive, yet relaxing weekend!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Before And After

Here we are 2 and a half months after the tornado (es) and we have most of our home improvements done. THANKFULLY! I thought I'd show some before and afters, so far.

THE ROOF


Before:

(It's hard to see, but the roof color's base was charcoal with red, green, and yellow flecking.)


After:



(This color is called Driftwood. It's a lighter gray base with chocolate and tan flecking. I think it makes our house look less yellow and more...vanilla?)


A/C UNIT

Before:



(Ignore Reggie's ass. Though I do miss the days when we could just let him run loose before he got all brave and thought he needed to make little kids playing on the street piss themselves. Nonetheless, check out that beauty to the right side of the picture. Not only was it cantaloupe in color, it was rusted, had a huge dent on the top, and shook the entire house when it ran.)



After:


(Isn't it just BEAUTIFUL?!)


Our new siding will be put on Saturday. Our new window and screens the week after that. Then we're done until September when we build our new shed!


Thoughts? Comments?