Bluebonnets To Peaches

Flooding and Our Weekly Menu Plan
September 22, 2009, 10:44 am
Filed under: Recipes

We are at home today because all the schools in our area are closed due to all the flooding! I know I should be using this time to clean out a closet or something, but instead I’m catching up on laundry and reading my favorite blogs!

Laura over at I’m an Organizing Junkie, is hosting a contest for a chance to win the Taste of Homes Slow Cooker Meals cookbook for everybody that posts their weekly menu plan!  I would LOVE to win this cookbook!  I love using my slow cooker and I’m in need of more recipes for it since I’ve began working again!

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Monday: Pick your own night (I try to do this once a week – everybody can choose what they like as long as it is easy to prepare, i.e. leftovers, sandwich, chicken nuggets . . . )

Tuesday: Baked Ravioli

Wednesday: Tacos

Thursday: Crock Pot Chicken with rice

Friday: Pizza night

Saturday: Heavenly chicken lasagna

Sunday: Roast Sticky Chicken

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Another Apron!
September 10, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Curtains/Sewing Projects

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My neice, who is a very talented seamtress, saw the aprons that I had made for my mom and myself and decided that she wanted one too!  Her sister asked me if I could make one for her for her birthday.  It’s always a little nerve racking sewing for someone else that also sews!  She loves butterflies so I wanted to find some butterfly fabric to use.  It was difficult finding fabrics with butterflies on them that didn’t look childish.  I finally found this pink/black print at JoAnn’s.  I think it turned out cute and my neice was happy to receive it!

My Classroom!
September 8, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Preschool

I didn’t take any before pictures, but I thought y’all might like to see some of the decorations in my preschool room!

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This is our “circle time” bulletin board.  The area on the right of the board is green felt.  All of the shapes stick to the board so that the kids can rearrange them and match the shapes up.  It took the children a few days to realize that they could touch the board but they love playing with the shapes!

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This is our reading nook.  There is a bookcase to the left of the chairs.  Of course I had to find a way to bring some fabric into my classroom!

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This is another bullentin board in the room.  The little hands will actually hold artwork made by the kids!

I’ll try to take a few more pictures soon to show you more!

A Steal of a Deal at Michael’s!
September 5, 2009, 2:58 pm
Filed under: Preschool

I needed some spray paint for a project I will show you next week and I had a 50% off coupon at Michael’s so I loaded up the boys and we headed to Michael’s.  In the back of the store they had a HUGE bin marked 80% off everything!!!!  I was able to pick up some great stuff for my preschool class.  Here’s what I scored:

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  • Foam Safari Hat .79
  • Package of Bells (all sizes) $1.99
  • Package of Basic Craft Supplies (pom-poms, pipe cleaners . . . ) $1.99
  • 3 balls of twine .39/ea
  • 2 Foam Animal Visors (I let the boys pick these out since they were being so patient 🙂 .39/ea
  • Large bottle of Bubbles .59
  • Bubble shooter .99
  • Box of craft sticks .80

Total Spent $9.10

Total Saved $36.00