My Crazy Little Life

ramblings of a crazy woman living her sometimes crazy life with her little family, in their little home, in a little town, in the BIG state of Texas

Archive for August, 2008

Encouragement

Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 08/29/2008

For my fellow homeschooling moms, here’s a bit of encouragement for you.

I had nothing to do with this video, but I think it’s wonderful and wanted to share!

Have a GREAT school year!

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Menu Plan Monday

Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 08/25/2008

Last week was a bust! It was completely insane! ‘Things’ kept happening, plans kept changing and meals were switched around many times. Shamefully I admit my family ate fast food more than once!  Yuck. Hopefully we can get back on track and actually eat at home this week.

breakfasts: oatmeal, quiche, toast with peanut butter, waffles & pancakes from the freezer, fruit, oj, yogurt or milk

lunches: leftovers, sandwiches: pbj or turkey, corn dogs, tortilla wraps, fruits

lasagna, salad, sorbet

oven roasted chicken, veggie saute, rice, fruit

taco salad, Spanish rice, fruit

pasta fagioli, Italian cheese bread, fruit and yogurt parfaits

chicken and dumplings, steamed broccoli, banana pudding

15 bean soup, cornbread, jello

homemade pizza, salad, ice cream

Look here for more menus plus a giveaway this week!

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There are a few of my favorite things….

Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 08/19/2008

In an effort to focus on the positive instead of the negative floating around in my head, I thought I would take a few minutes and share with you some items I am currently loving. A few things that make my hectic life a little sweeter.

Dial Vanilla Honey Yogurt Body Wash This has replaced my more scented body wash. It’s moisturizing, yet rinses off well. It doesn’t feel like I’ve taken a dip in a vat of petroleum jelly!

DesignLine Press It Straightening Cream I realize I have already professed my love for this product here, on this blog. However, it is still working for me….therefore, I still love it!

Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea. This is simply scrumptious! Lately, I’ve been drinking this in the evening. Usually when I want a snack but don’t need one. That would be pretty much every.single.night. It’s not easy for me to find in my podunk little town though. Which disgruntles me. A lot. Way more than it should….but I digress.

Equate Face Lotion. (Cannot locate link, sorry!) I like this product mostly just because it doesn’t aggravate my already troubled skin. This product does make my skin oily, so I only use it in the evening. It contains alpha hydroxy acid and SPF 15. The SPF is important, however I also receive coverage from my next product:

Everyday Minerals foundation. Awesome coverage, awesome colors, awesome price, awesome service. I love everything about this product!

Febreze:Lavender Vanilla Comfort. I just discovered this scent is also available in a non-aerosol spray(pictured)! Yea!  Usually I purchase the Air Effects, which is an aerosol spray. Bad, I know.

And lip stuff! I love me some lip stuff.

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is my favorite. My go-to lip balm.

 

E.L.F. This is what I use when I want a little color. It smells good and tastes good. Which is important because, dude, it’s on my lips! Since I’m not a lipstick girl, these light color ‘glazes’ are just perfect for me.

 

What are your favorites?

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Menu Plan Monday

Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 08/11/2008

This is the plan I made out last Thursday. However, after the weekend (hectic) and this morning (grumpy kids/exhausted mom)…it may not come to pass. It’s shaping up to be a very busy week for me. My family may be served sandwiches all week. Let’s hope not.

breakfasts: baked oatmeal, Farmer’s Casserole, oatmeal muffins, waffles & pancakes from the freezer, fruit, oj, yogurt or milk

lunches: leftovers, tuna salad with crackers, sandwiches: pbj or turkey, soup or chili from the freezer, fruits

suppers:

*pasta fagioli, Italian cheese bread, salad, fruit

oven roasted chicken, veggie saute (zucchini, yellow squash, red onion in olive oil), brown rice, sorbet

taco salad, Spanish rice, brownies

*spaghetti carbonara, salad, fruit

lazy lasagna, salad, fruit

homemade pizzas, salad, ice cream

*I’m also trying to incorporate a few meatless meals. My husband may not be quite thrilled with the idea, but he is not one to complain. We’ll see how it goes. Yes, I do realize there is bacon in the carbonara. However, it is not enough to be considered ‘meat’ by anyone in this household! 

Click on over to Menu Plan Monday to see what others are planning.

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Menu Plan Monday

Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 08/04/2008

 

It’s here again folks! Time to plan those meals. We purchased quite a few cantaloupe from a  fruit stand this weekend. The scent is so sweet and so strong that we can smell it when we enter the house! I love fresh fruit. We also picked up a watermelon and it is delicious as well. We will definitely be stopping by this particular stand more often.

Well, here is what I have put on the menu for this week:

Breakfasts: pancakes, oatmeal, breakfast burritos, cold cereal with oj, milk, fruit and yogurt while it lasts!

Lunches: supper leftovers, soups from the freezer, tuna salad w/crackers, bean burritos, salads, sandwiches with fruit.

Suppers:

salmon, wild rice, steamed veggies, cantaloupe

taco salad, Spanish rice, bean burritos, watermelon

ham steak, cabbage, watermelon/cantaloupe

beef stroganoff, green beans, corn on the cob, watermelon/cantaloupe

homemade pizza, salads, whatever fruit is left

Friday we’ll be celebrating my son’s 8th birthday! He will probably request hot dogs & chips. And of course, birthday cupcakes!

Sunday is never planned. We usually just have a big lunch and snack dinners.

And yes, we have homemade pizza and salmon nearly every week. It is something that everyone loves. If it ain’t broke….

What is on your plan for the week? Need some ideas? Check out Menu Plan Monday for some inspiration.

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