Monday, September 28, 2015

Meal Plan Week #39

I'm in the mood for fall foods and I think this week's meal plan reflects that. This however doesn't mean that I'm in the mood for fall. I love summer and am sad to see the warm weather disappear. Let's just get right into it ...

MONDAY: Beef Stew
This is the best beef stew recipe I've tried, the whole family loved it the last time I made it. Do yourself a favor and make this!

Duh - Taco Tuesday ... need I say more?

WEDNESDAY: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
One of the most requested meals at our house.

THURSDAY: Southwest Fiesta Chicken
This just looks yummy and easy!

FRIDAY: Dinner Out!
My mom is in town and Thursday is her birthday so we'll let her pick the restaurant to celebrate.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Meal Plan Week #38

The easier the dinners, the better this week. I'm preparing for a super busy week so I'll be sticking to this easy meal plan every night.

MONDAY: Pizza Pasta Bake
I'll assemble this bake on Sunday night and then bake when I get off work for a quick and easy dinner.

TUESDAY: Taco Soup
I've been curious about this recipe since I pinned it, I hope it's delicious!

WEDNESDAY: Breakfast for Dinner
Eggs, waffles, cereal ... if you'd eat it for breakfast you can eat it for dinner!

THURSDAY: Leftovers / Clean Out The Fridge

FRIDAY: Homemade Pizza
We'll probably do 2 pizzas, one for kids and one for adults that way everyone is happy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Currently #5

loving. our trip to Niagara Falls over the long weekend
smelling. all the fall apple recipes
writing. meal plans, grocery lists, to do lists
reading. The Rosie Effect is waiting for me to crack it open
watching. all the food documentaries on Netflix
craving. new adventures
obsessing. over the new tattoo I got
wishing. that summer would stick around a little longer
needing. to drink more water
wanting. wedge booties for fall
trying. to find ideas for the 3rd grade class Halloween party - I'm the co-head room mom :)
eating. popcorn - put the kernels in a paper bag and pop in the microwave. No oil and oh so easy!
drinking. Diet Coke, again ... I can't help it.
feeling. tired, I need to get to bed earlier
hoping. my allergies remain under control this fall
clicking. through all the blog posts - there are still ladies out there writing some good stuff these days!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Meal Plan Week #37

Things have been crazy busy lately. School is in full swing, work is busier than ever, the endless piles of stuff around the house don't seem to disappear for long. Meal planning means I have 1 less thing to worry about every night and that makes me happy!

MONDAY: Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
The weather is a little cooler for the beginning of the week and this is one of our fall/winter favorites. I'll make mini meatloaves in a cupcake pan so that they cook quickly.

TUESDAY: Quesadillas

You're On Your Own - it's a free for all tonight. Find something and eat it. I'm taking the night off cooking :)

THURSDAY: Grilled Stuffed Chicken Italiano
I already have everything I need on hand for this recipe and the weather should be back into the 80s for grilling :)

FRIDAY: Burgers with Fruit Salad
Burgers on the grill - I found a recipe to put a ranch packet and shredded cheese in your meat and then grill so I think I'll give it a try!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Meal Plan Week #36

We had an awesome trip to Niagara Falls over the long weekend. I sure do love the 3 days of all play and no work! :) You can check out some of our pictures over on Instagram. Now it's back to reality and meal planning ...

MONDAY: White Chicken Chili
Yes I know this was on last week's meal plan, and last week I put everything in the crock pot and came home to realize that I never turned it on. I was so bummed out that I decided to try again!

TUESDAY: Taco Salad

WEDNESDAY: Mac & Cheese for the kids
This was a request from J - I'm not sure what that means for the adults, as we aren't fans of the boxed mac & cheese :)

THURSDAY: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

FRIDAY: Tacos in a Bag
This was a special request from A - she wanted to go out for these, but I told her we could make them at home!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

August Ipsy Bag Review

I treated myself to a birthday present this year and got an Ipsy bag. For just $10 I was able to get a bag with 5 products for me to try out. I'm not a huge makeup wearer, but I do love nail polish, hair products and lotions/potions. Here's a look at what I got!

Doucce - Ultra Precision Eye Liner in Black

This eyeliner was great. It went on smoothly and had a nice deep black color which I loved. My only complaint is my typical eyeliner has a smudger (is that a word?) on the other end so I can blend the color easier so I don't end up with a harsh line along my lashes.

Briogeo - Blossom & Bloom ™ Ginseng + Biotin Volumizer

I wasn't impressed. This volumizer left my hair feeling greasy and didn't provide hardly any volume. The smell and application technique was fine but I certainly wouldn't purchase this on my own.

Hikari Cosmetics - Lip Gloss in Salsa

This is not a color of lip gloss I would've normally purchased but I loved the way it looked once it was on. My only complaint is that it was quite goopy (my descriptive words are on point today) and almost left a stain on my lips once it wore off. This meant I had to keep reapplying all morning as the majority of it ended up on my coffee cup.

OZ Naturals - Amino Herbal Hydration Mask

If you are looking for some extra hydration this winter I would highly recommend this mask. It's easy to apply and works great. I will be using this daily or weekly come this winter when my skin really dries out.

Trust Fund Beauty - Nail Polish in Elegantly Wasted

This vegan, cruelty-free nail polish was awesome. The coverage was way better than I expected and I remained pretty much chip-free for a week. The light purple/lavender color wouldn't have been my pick but they have a bunch of other options that I would buy!

Have you ever tried a monthly subscription like this? Want to try Ipsy? If you sign up through my link I get 250 bonus points that I can use towards products in addition to my bag. So thanks in advance if you do that. I can't wait to see what I get next month!