This new year brought a change in my calling at church. I'm still in Primary but I have been moved from teaching to being the Nursery Singing Time person. I was really excited about this change. Both my husband and I were teaching in Primary but now that our baby is mobile we needed a change and this was it! Well last Sunday was my first day doing singing time. It was easy and fun. In order to keep those little minds engaged in singing I needed to make a few things. One thing that I made was a ribbon wand. I will be using them when we sing Give Said the Little Stream. Here is what I used.
- 2 packages of dowels
- 3 different colors of blue ribbon
- push pins
Cut the ribbon to your desired length. Then with the push pin, pin it to the top of the dowel.
This will be your end result. These took me about 15 mins to do.
As one of my new years goals I wanted to be better at having dinner done instead of coming home and browsing through the pantry and fridge to throw dinner together. As a working mom somedays I just don't feel like doing anything from a long day at the office. So I got my act together this year and have decided that at least once a month I will use a Saturday morning to prep freezer/ crock pot meals for a couple of weeks. Today was a success! Last night I did my grocery shopping so that I could be ready this morning to get busy. Here is my loot!
All of this took me 3 hours! Out of 7 recipes I made 13 meals!! I have 2 sets of chicken meals, 2 sets of pork meals, 3 pasta meals and 1 set of beef. I found the recipes through Pinterest that lead me to other blogs.
Here is a list of what I actually made.
- Chicken Broccoli Alfredo (found at Six Sisters Stuff)
- Black Bean Taco Soup ( found at Six Sister Stuff)
- BBQ Ribs (found at Six Sisters Stuff) *just a tip for this recipe double bag the ribs b/c the bones will poke small holes in the bags*
- BBQ Pulled Pork (found at The Sweaty Betties) * I used a large pork loin and cut it in half so that it would fit in to the bag and it made 2 meals*
- Stuffed Shells *I had extra shells so I stuffed them and put them into a bag*
- Baked Pasta *I used the Ricotta mixture from the stuffed shells and mixed in*
- Teriyaki Chicken (found at Ring Aroung the Rosies)
I'm excited that I did this and I won't have to 'make' dinner for a few days! I've also pinned a lot of other recipes that I will be trying in the coming months. Come check out my Food board on Pinterest for more ideas!
This late in getting posted but with the holidays I just didn't have time to write this post until. For Christmas this year I wanted to make the kids some cute outfits to wear on Christmas day, so I got busy. I really wished I had gotten pictures of the boys shirts but I forgot, it was really early in the morning, Christmas morning, that I finished the outfits. Nothing like waiting til the last minute to get your butt into gear. But I was able to get my a picture of my niece and my daughter in their Christmas outfits. It so much fun having a girl now! Here are pictures of the girls in their outfits.
This is my niece in her cute outfit. She loved it! My SIL, +Carree Elsberry , sent me the awesome pattern which can be found at Olabelhe. I used the Kristin skirt pattern. I also made the t-shirt using a bow template I found online.