Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday, July 23rd



Join us for What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy.

I didn't feel good last week (which is evident by the pictures - please forgive me for the crappy pictures) and I didn't spend as much time as I should have on my outfits.  I also missed linking up last week so this week you have two weeks worth of outfits!


Work Day

Black Tee - Thrifted
Khaki Pants - New York and Company
Shoes - Old


Work Day

Black Sweater - A Christmas Gift from my Grandmother that came from Sears
Skirt - thrifted
Shoes - Sears (similar pair)
necklace - Meijer




Work Day and Date Night

Sweater - Mossimo from Target
Tunic - Daisy Fuentes from Kohls
Leggings - Hanes from Wal-Mart
Shoes - Old
Necklace - Candies from Kohls
Bracelet - Sears



Work Day

Sweater - Mossimo from Target
Cami - Meijer
Pants - New York and Company
Shoes - Nine West
Necklace - Meijer





Work Day 

Sweater - Mossimo from Target
Tank - Target
Skirt - Wal-Mart
Bracelet - Sears
Necklace - Bought from LeTote
Shoes - Sears (similar pair)



Work Day

Shirt - Meijer
Skirt - Old from Kohls
Necklace - Kohls




Church

Dress - Meijer
Sweater - Mossimo from Target
Shoes - Guess Jeans


Monday, July 21, 2014

Menu Plan Monday, July 21st to 27th



Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Where did summer go?  It's hard to believe how fast summer has flown by and that July is already almost over!  I don't know what to think about it!  Last week was a good week for us.  We tried a couple of new recipes and they both turned out great!  So the Garlicky Baked Shrimp and the Baked Chicken and Wild Rice will definitely be added to our menu rotation.  With the Baked Chicken and Wild Rice we added in mushrooms which I definitely recommend if you try this recipe!

This week we are cleaning out our freezer and trying to use up some of the things that have been swept to the bottom of it.  So this week is all about using up what I have on hand.

Here's what I have planned for this week:
links to recipes are in red

Monday - Eating Out
Tuesday - Grilled Chicken Fettucine Alfredo (this keeps getting skipped - definitely making it this week)
Wednesday - Honey and Thyme Brined Turkey Breast (we will be using turkey breast from one of the turkeys we raised last fall), mashed potatoes, green beans
Thursday - Seasoned Swai Fish Fillets, Wild Rice
Friday - Baked Pork Egg Rolls (using my Baked Shrimp Egg Rolls recipe but using ground pork instead of shrimp), white rice
Saturday - Chicken Fajitas


Monday, July 14, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: July 14-20, 2014



Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Last week we tried a couple of new recipes and they were a huge hit.  The Paleo Chicken Marsala had an amazing taste and was easy to make.  The only thing I did not like and it could be something that we did, was that the chicken seemed a little powdery from the spices and flour.  We are going to make some adjustments next time and see if that improves this.  The Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon was also a new recipe and was by far my favorite meal of the week.  If you are looking for an easy, delicious weeknight meal I highly recommend giving this recipe a try.

Here's what I have planned for this week:

Monday - Eating Out
Tuesday - Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas (we skipped this last week)\
Wednesday - Red Beans and Rice (also skipped last week)
Thursday - Baked Chicken and Wild Rice (new recipe)
Friday - Garlicky Baked Shrimp, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes
Saturday - Depends on Plans
Sunday - Grilled Chicken Fettucine (new recipe)



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dollar Shave Club Review

I was not compensated in any way for this review and all opinions in this review are genuine.  I pay for my subscription but the links included in the review are affiliate links.  This is just something that I found that I liked and wanted to share!
 
Recently ads for The Dollar Shave Club have been popping up all over my Facebook page.  After ignoring them for a while I decided to look into it.  After checking it out we decided to give it a try.

Basically The Dollar Shave Club works like this:  you choose a monthly subscription and each month they ship razor blades to you.  With your first monthly shipment they send you a handle which you keep to use with your monthly blades.  There are three subscription plans available which really are minimal in price.  The first plan is the The Humble Twin which is $1 a month plus shipping and handling charges.  The second plan is The 4X which is $6 a month with shipping charges included.  The third plan is The Executive which is $9 a month and also includes shipping and handling charges.

I went ahead and signed my husband up for the executive plan.


Within just a few days his box arrived.

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The handle is much heavier than I expected it to be and it is very high quality.


And here are the blades.  


Sorry for the crappy photos I took them with my phone and it was at night.

My husband has been using these for a few weeks now and is very impressed with the quality of them. I think for the cost this is a great deal and am glad that we decided to give them a try.  We are most definitely going to keep his subscription.


 



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday - July 9, 2014


It's Wednesday and I a once again linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.



This is one of my most comfortable outfits.  I loved it so much that I wore it to work on Thursday and then again to church on Sunday!  I figured that it was two different audiences so wearing it twice in the same week wouldn't be the end of the world.


Tunic - White House Black Market
Leggings - Hanes
Shoes - old, old, old
Bracelet - TJ Maxx



This was my outfit for work on Thursday and I decided that with the comfort of the maxi skirt I would forego the Spanx.  Bad decision!  Next time I will wear my Spanx with this outfit.

Skirt - Meijer
Tee- Meijer
Necklace - Meijer
Shoes - old


Happy Fourth of July!  
Tee Shirt - Guess Jeans
Capris - Lee
Sandals -- Guess Jeans



Back to work on Monday with this dress from White House Black Market, heels are from Sears


And Tuesday's outfit.  Up until last week I hadn't worn leggings since I was 12, but I am falling in love with them.




Tunic - White House Black Market
Leggings - Hanes
Necklace - Meijer
Shoes - Guess


Monday, July 7, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: July 7-13, 2014




I hope everyone here in the United States enjoyed their three day holiday weekend!  Usually I am dying to get out of town on the Fourth of July but this year we decided to stay home for a relaxing weekend after spending the month of June running like crazy.  So it's back to work for me today, I hope it's a little more of a relaxing day for you.

Here's what we have planned for our menu this week:
Links to recipes are in red

Monday -  Paleo Chicken Marsala, Mashed potatoes, Asparagus

Tuesday - Grilled Chicken With Rosemary and Bacon, Roasted Red Potatoes, Lima Beans

Wednesday - Baked Shrimp Egg Rolls, Brown Rice

Thursday - Red Beans and Rice


Saturday and Sunday - depends on weekend plans





Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day! And some last minutes Fourth of July Ideas!





Happy Fourth of July!  After being gone EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND for the month of June we are gearing up for our first weekend at home since Memorial Day.  Our Fourth of July celebration will be very laid back with some time spent in the pool today, cooking out on the grill, and shooting off some fireworks of our own.  Normally we go all out for the Fourth but this year we are all just so tired and need some rest.  

Just because we are spending a low key Fourth of July at home it doesn't mean we don't want to do it in style.  So if you are like me and looking for some last minute ideas for your Fourth of July here are a few easy to put together treats.







You can find more Fourth of July Treat Ideas on my 4th of July Pinterest Page!