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I have to apologize. I have been a horrible blogger! Since school started I have been a crazy lady trying to balance everything…family, house, church, friends, and work. Too busy I tell you. But things are slowing down a bit and I think I have finally found my groove again! I have my meals planned for the week and that always makes for a happy Mommy. I even got to do some fall crafting this weekend (pics below the menu).
Make sure you check out Org Junkie for lots of great menu planning tips!
Monday: Grilled Lime Chicken bowls with brown rice, guac, salsa
RECIPE: Marinate chicken breast in a little olive oil, lime juice and salt for about 30 minutes. Make some brown rice in your rice cooker. Grill Chicken breasts. Serve with homemade guac and homemade salsa. We make the salsa a little less spicy, but it is still really yummy and flavorful! This dinner is WAY better than Chipotle…and much healthier too!
Tuesday: Black Bean Soup (that didn’t get made last week), with salad
Wednesday: B-day party at Chuck E. Cheese…salad bar :)
Thursday: Potato Tacos, with Green Salad
Friday: out to dinner before hubs championship softball game
Weekend: Sat-my birthday bbq/game night, Sun-Vision Dinner at church
And now for the crafty fun! I made some new fall decorations for the dining room. I love fall. And I LOVE fall decorating! Even though it’s still over 100 degrees in sunny southern California, I found a great table runner tutorial and a super cute fabric pumpkin tutorial to whip up (in my nice air conditioned sewing room of course!). I have big plans to make some pillow covers for the couches, more pumpkins, and a small runner for coffee table this week. Stay tuned!
Quilted Table Runner
Have a great week friends!
NOTE: For the pumpkins, the tutorial I used was great, but to avoid rectangular pumpkins, before you sew the front and back pieces make sure you draw a circle on your fabric as a guide to sew on. This is so your pumpkins are nice and round (unless of course you want a rectangular pumpkin, then follow her directions!). For mine, I used a dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl as templates to get the three different sizes. If you have any other questions, I will try and answer them in comments.