Menu Plan. Cleaning List and Family Inspiration

Organize Your Week

This week we celebrate the 4th of July here in the United States. I hope those who observe and are traveling drive safely and have the oppourtunity for at least one family picnic!  We had some celebrating here at home this weekend. My son married his sweetheart of 9 years!  It was a blessed and beautiful ceremony and the dinner following was a joyful dance filled event with hints of so many cultures, especially Lebanese dancing, which I highly recommend everyone to have a chance to try one day.

Gorgeous Wedding Table

I had to share the gorgeous wedding tables!  The flowers on some table were shorter and some very tall. I wish I had taken more photos!

Wish I had photos of the ceremoy, but I was occupied crying in to my tissues and just had not time to spare. 😉

 

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My First Project 333 – Late Spring – Capsule Wardrobe Magic Baby

My First Project 33 -

 

This is basically my Spring/Wedding  groove into summer Project 333, a capsule wardrobe.  I am still missing a pair of dark bootcut jeans, but the Gap is gone, and I really need to try on pants because I have an apple figure and would like one more top, but still need to go shopping.  I am learning as I go!

What is Project 333 you ask?
In a tiny little nutshell.

  • Choose your season. (Late spring for me, but moving on to summer.)
  • Choose 33 items to use throughout the season, this includes, clothing, shoes, outerwear, bags and jewelry.
  • You can also keep your “work uniforms’ and workout gear, they do not count along with sentimental jewelry you wear daily, like a wedding ring or earrings.
  • Pack up the rest and put it someplace where it will not bug you.
  • Ta Da! Project 333
I have been trying to add pieces, but I am just a terrible shopper.  But, who give a heck??? I sure don’t. I am going to rock what few pieces I have and wait for that magic moment when the perfect pieces come along.
Pictured above  is my list thus far, the photos up above are from Polyvore, but I have several of the handbags because I am a penny-pinching bargain hunter and my pennies go to purses.  hehe :)
Why do I call this Capsule Wardrobe Magic???? 
Because it takes me under 5 seconds to decide what to wear and for a busy mom that is MAGIC! 
Have a rocking, minimalist day!
Pam

Menu Plan, Cleaning List and Tools for the Busy Mom

Organize Your Week

The house is a mess, there are packages for wedding attire and the kitchen for the healthy lifestyle change all over the place!  My den is set up for exercise until the bathroom remodel is complete (still waiting for it to get started) and  my son is getting married on Saturday! In other words, my week is crazy, but I am keeping a TO DO list practically glued to my elbow. I am an emotional hen, clucking and pecking around the house sometimes with a joyful leap in my step and sometimes in tears because my baby is getting married!  But I still have to eat healthy  in this chaos and I still need the bathroom at least to be cleaned and the kitchen to be in working order.

Here are the lists for the week!

 

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Menu For The Week at Our House!

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10 Simple Breakfast or Brunch Casseroles

10 Easy Brunch Breakfast Casseroles

For special occasions I break out my trusty overnight and simple but delicious breakfast casserole recipes. I collect these recipes so that I can make a breakfast for many or few in the blink of an eye on really busy mornings. ( Christmas, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Birthdays for example!)

Here is a collection of my favorite Breakfast Brunch Casserole Recipes some are over night but some are so easy you can pre-cut or cook the ingredients and put the casserole together in the morning very quickly.

Love her or can’t stand her, Paula Dean is my go to gal for good ol  Simple Southern Casseroles.  You see, the minute something awful or fantastic happens in the South you will see a nosy neighbor with a casserole dish at your door within 24 hours, less if they are a good friend or a sugar bowl neighbor ( your next door neighbor).

Here is a scrumptious Sausage Casserole that is simple yet flavorful with the sweetness of maple sausage baked with the sharp tang of cheddar cheese. So yummy!

1. Paula Dean’s Breakfast Casserole RecipeAnd second on my go to breakfast casseroles inspired by Paula Dean, our Christmas family favorite. Now, mind you, this casserole is so sweet your eyes will squeak, but it tastes so darn good.

2. Paul Dean’s Pecan Praline Baked French Toast

I adore a good vegetable frittata and this one is filled with healthy veggies.

Onions, Mushrooms and Spinach are all super healthy choices in cooking filled with much need nutrients for your body. I cook these three mega foods all the time and try to add a bit to most savory recipes when I can.

3. BAKED CARAMELIZED MUSHROOM, ONION, SPINACH, AND SWISS CHEESE FRITTATA

For the Bacon Lover – This one has bacon, we are turkey bacon folks at Momma’s house but if you love bacon you will love this recipe.

4. Hashbrown Egg Bake Recipe

Are you Gluten Free- Here is a gluten-free egg casserole recipe using pork sausage. Again, we are a pork free house, so we use turkey sausage without nitrates when we can find it!

5. Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole 

I personally eat 80% Paleo and this recipe is the bomb! With yummy, soul satisfying sweet potatoes and spinach and onions it is health and joy all rolled up into a casserole dish. Oh Lordy!

6. Easy Breakfast Casserole by Paleo OMG

Cracker Barrel is dear to my heart, we do not have Cracker Barrels in California, so when we travel I make sure to check for Cracker Barrel locations. This recipe is a copy of their famous hash browns casserole, my tummy is growling just thinking of its cheesy goodness, but alas I am going to just share the recipe and stop having these country cooking daydreams. :)

7. Cracker Barrel’s Hash Brown Casserole Copycat

I love the smell of cinamon and oatmeal baking in the oven. Here are two recipes sure to please your oatmeal lover.

8. Taste of Home’s Overnight Baked Oatmeal with berries.

9. Onceuponachef.com has a smashing Amish Style Baked Oatmeal recipe with Apples! Mmmmm.

And for the little ones to help in the kitchen.

10. As You Like it Breakfast Egg Casserole – Simple Yet Easy For Children to Help!

 

I hope you can find a yummy breakfast/brunch casserole some place in our top 10.

Enjoy the day!

Pam

* Note: If your young child chef is looking to cook something special for father’s day or mother’s day chopped any vegetables and cook any open flame items yourself or help them locate pre-cooked and pre-cut versions at the market.  Take time to teach budding chef proper knife skills and proper cooking safety before letting them run free in the kitchen!

 

 

Menu Plans, Cleaning List and Book Nooks

Organize Your Week

Happy Monday!  I am excited to begin a full week of personal health change!  I am in the midst of the 10 Day Detox by Dr. Hyman and will be landing on day three today!  I already have lost a couple of pounds of weight a bit of tire from my tummy. I am very excited for positive change.  The menu for the week for me will be super clean and healthy and also pretty similar for my boys.

Fed Up

 

I urge you to watch the film Fed Up and consider reading the 10 Day Detox Book by Dr. Hyman to learn all about how our  body responds to true healthy living.

On with the Show!

Menu for the Week

Monday – Herb Crusted Chicken Breast  over field greens and sliced tomatoes with a side of rice for the boys.

Tuesday – Rice bowls with grass-fed ground turkey seasoned an aromatic Mexican style blend of chili powder, cumin, garlic, onions and organic tomato sauce, top with chopped fresh veggies and quartered avocado.  YUM!

My rice will be cauliflower rice.

Wednesday – Turkey Breast, Roasted Carrot Fries, Greens Salad with an olive oil and lemon juice blend with a hint of Dijon mustard for flare.

Thursday – Baked Cod with sautéed spinach, onions, garlic and mushrooms, a side of mashed potatoes for the boys.

Friday- Chipotle – I am addicted and it tastes really good.

Saturday – Baked Chicken, Roasted Asparagus and a simple lettuce salad with champagne vinegar and olive oil.

Sunday – Chicken Breast on the BBQ, Jicama Fries, Radish and Cucumber Slaw. 

 

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Cleaning List for the Week

For the next few weeks we will visit each room and area of the house for a general cleaning, some rooms will be visited twice, these will be the rooms we use most often.

Monday – Deep Clean Kitchen – Choose wisely on major appliance or area to deep clean. This I suggest cleaning and organizing the pantry. It is so much easier to put together a quick pantry meal when the pantry is well-organized and stocked with a few staples.

Tuesday – Bathroom – Give the bathrooms and good scrubbing, especially, tubs, showers, sinks and mirrors.

Wednesday   Dust and Mirrors and Windows –  Dust all the furniture and doodads, shine all mirrors and windows on the inside.

Thursday –  Family Room – Clear the clutter off the floor and couches, dust the knick knacks and fluff the pillows.  ( Now we are ready for family time!)

Friday – Declutter-one area for 5 to 10 minutes or catch up on anything that was missed during the week . Keep it simple, Friday is for family and fun!

Saturday – Linens and extra laundry. Don’t you love the idea of fresh smelling sheets and towels!

Sunday  Free Day – Family Day – Take a picnic lunch to the local park, enjoy a long walk and a leisurely lunch! 

Book Nooks

Summer time is fun but reading must be done with our kiddos. Create a special book nook and have them hang out and read for 20 to 30 minutes per day.  Reading keeps helps to keep their learning groove intact over summer break.

 Have a super week!

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Free Printable Summer Bucket List

Free Printable PDF Summe Bucket List Mommcanc.on

Summer Break has arrived!

Have you planned your summer?

Here is a free printable Summer Bucket list to complete with your family so that you can each have some input on the best summer possible!  Keep it simple, if you finish the 10 you can always complete another page.

guidelines:

  • Give the children a small budget or a list of Free To Do  activities in your area to choose from  on a simple list, perhaps with photos for the young ones.
  • Consider including picnics and local free music entertainment.
  • Consider a yearly pass to the local zoo or museum, this give you an option for every weekend!
  • Make sure to add at least two activities that you, as parents or caregivers, will enjoy as well.
  • Keep a backpack in the car ready to go for special trips to the park, zoo, beach or gardens.
  • Pack Lunches to save bucks!  Pack dinners to save more bucks!
  • Include one trip to the local Library.

Free Printable Summer Bucket List 

Enjoy the Summer!
Pam aka Momma

Menu Plan For The Week, Cleaning List and Inspiration

Organize Your Week

I am a day late to the party!  I have just been overwhelmed lately with 5th grade promotion details and our last field trip. Thanks for your patience with this busy momma!

Menu for the week.

Monday- Family Diner Night at Momma’s House – I had a meeting so the boys were on their own. I had pre-made a salad for dinner so I enjoyed it with a few pieces of brown  rice tempura shrimp rolls.

Tuesday – Chili, Fruit and Iced Tea – Check out our recipe for the Best Turkey Chili Ever

Wednesday – I begin a 10 Day Detox and the Family has agreed to play along.
Dinner will be grilled chicken breast, steam sautéed collard greens, stir fried onions, mushrooms and peppers, and strawberries.

Thursday – Salmon, steam sautéed spinach, red pepper strips and blueberries.

Friday – Tandoori Chicken, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Saturday – Chipotle Dinner Out

Sunday – Lemon Grilled Chicken, Salad, Berry Blue and Red Berry Medley

 

Cleaning List for the Week

Monday – Deep Clean Kitchen – Choose wisely on major appliance or area to deep clean. This I suggest cleaning and organizing the pantry. It is so much easier to put together a quick pantry meal when the pantry is well-organized and stocked with a few staples.

Tuesday – Bathroom – Give the bathrooms and good scrubbing, especially, tubs, showers, sinks and mirrors.

Wednesday   Dust and Mirrors and Windows –  Dust all the furniture and doodads, shine all mirrors and windows on the inside.

Thursday –  Front Porch/Door  –  Clear cobwebs from the corners and knooks, wipe down front door, and sweep the porch. 

Friday – Declutter-one area for 5 to 10 minutes or catch up on anything that was missed during the week . Keep it simple, Friday is for family and fun!

Saturday – Linens and extra laundry. Don’t you love the idea of fresh smelling sheets and towels!

Sunday  Free Day – Family Day – An opportunity for movement!  

Inspiration

It is not too late to plant a vegetable box with the children for summer harvest. Lettuce is a simple and fast growing vegetable that will encourage your child to be interested in growing food as it yields fairly quickly. Ask your local gardening shop the best lettuces to grow in your zone.

Here is the 10 Day Detox program I am doing these next couple of weeks.

Have a rocking day!

Momma

 

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10 Bright and Cheerful Craft Rooms for Paper Art and More!

 
This is a beautiful multipurpose office craft space and has inspired me to share several more bright and cheerful craft spaces this morning.
For years I was an obsessive scrapbook momma and one day, after several bucks and several crop nights I simply stopped.  It began to be more of a shopping spree to me, much to the dismay of my husband and our bank account. I mean I did not put us in the poor house but spending 300 dollars for one year of my child’s life was, well, a little crazy.
But I do miss the crafting!  And I have noticed lately that the cost of birthday cards has skyrocketed and who does not love a well crafted card from a relative or friend?  Who does not love a beautifully wrapped package or a “gasp” wonderful sensibly created scrapbook with special photos and memories?
I have decided to find my happy medium in the mixed media/paper-crafting world and that means changing up my office to make room for my beloved papers and doodads.
I am sharing a few rooms of inspiration for our paper-crafting hearts.
Do you craft?  What is your hobby?
Enjoy the photos!
Craft Table

The table about is a nice starting point as a crafting table
You can find it on Amazon for under 250.00 and it has Prime shipping!
South Shore Crea Collection Craft Table, White

Is it my birthday?  LOL :)