Thursday, 26 September 2013

10 Fall Wreath Ideas {Perfect Pins}

I'm hopeful (now that things around here are settling down) that I will have time over the weekend to create a fall wreath for the front door.  It has been looking drab and bare since the summer and I'm hoping to find an easy idea to dress it up for the autumn air.

Here are a few tutorials to browse through if you are also looking for ideas to decorate your door in the coming weeks:

Quick Fall Centerpiece

It's been quiet around here.  I've been working a LOT, and been busy getting into routine with the boys school & extracurricular activities.  I think I might be finally getting my head above water!  

The other day, baby & I were playing outside after taking the big brothers to the bus.  He started handing me acorns.  It was cute!  He was collecting them and giving them to me for sake keeping.  So together, the two of us collected a good sized bag of acorns and came in to find a craft (Well... little one might have been pocketing them in his cheeks).

Here's what we put together to add a little fall feeling to the dining room table.

To make, all you need is:

a couple of vases
a bag full of acorns
some washi tape in fall colours
a couple of candlesticks

Friday, 13 September 2013

10 Recipes for Fall Soups {Perfect Pins}

This week the cold weather has set in.  I wasn't ready.  At all.  I'm still wearing sandals.  Today I couldn't feel my toes when I got home.  I suppose I can't fight it any longer.  Fall is in the air.

What better way to transition into the cooler months, than to collect a list of hearty fall soups to warm up with.  Here are just a few that I found to get you started....

Thursday, 5 September 2013

10 Homework Organizers {Perfect Pins}

I've had a crazy week at work so far (its fairly easy to tell my work schedule based on blog activity... work = no posts for days).  I've had great experiences in the last couple weeks at work, and I have helped many babies arrive safe and sound into the world.  The only sad part of the job lately is that I have been away from my own babies a lot... and I feel like I'm missing out on all the fun of the first week back to/starting school.  I've also become overwhelmed (again) with all the paperwork that flows into our house via backpacks!  

Tonight, I'm putting together some fabulous homework organizing tricks to keep ahead of the schoolwork this year!

Pintrest Power Party

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to this week's Pinterest Power Party!! If this is your first time at our party, thanks for joining us!! Every Wednesday we host this party in order to focus on YOU - the readers! Do you have a DIY project, frugal gift idea, or delicious recipe you want to share? We want to see them and share them on our Pinterest boards too!!

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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

I had Great Plans for a Recipe Today

I was planning on throwing together a quick one pot dinner tonight, some kind of sweet & sour pork chops with fresh veggies and rice.  My plans were foiled when I started cooking the chops (that we purchased just yesterday).  The smell nearly turned my guts. UGH.  Nothing worse than ROTTEN meat!  YUCK!

So, we had takeout instead!  I did, however, return the meat to the store... I was given the money back. I also left a little note on the return slip as this is not the first time such an event has occurred from this local store.  I wrote, "Not pleased.  This happens frequently.  I now had to order takeout for a family of 5... a lot more costly than the meal plan I had made at home. Won't be shopping here again."

Here's hoping I can share tomorrow night's recipe!