Let's see how this journey plays out! This chick's got a wedding to plan. ;)
Posted by Vinyl Rocks My World at 2:12 PM
Sunday was my sister's first son's first birthday. We celebrated with all of their family on Saturday, and had such a great time. Baby D has grown up so much over the past month since I last saw him, and of course over the past year!
And golly.. he sure is a cutie! :)
That was one of my favorite pictures of the day.. How great is that face? And the belly! Oh dear..
And then there's this one.. that's me and the baby, and he's got the wheels churning in that cute, tiny little head of his. He's trying to fool me with his charms here.
And this is when he decides that he wants to share his birthday with me. On another level.
Weekly recipe list: 8/16-8/22
Perhaps out to the hot dog bar.. A friend is doing a HUGE favor for M and I and we may take him out if I'm back by dinnertime.. will post about that favor later! ;)
Out to eat (chicken wing night!)
Out for Japanese Hibachi
This is a pretty busy week, so I can't even think about planning out my lunch! But I did pretty week. Hard to stick to a menu (and I didn't totally stick to it), but I'm definitely more aware of how much M and I go out to eat! Trying to scale that down so we can save up money a little easier. :)
Post your menus or any recipe ideas!
Weekly menu (8/9-8/15):
Lunch: Ham and turkey sandwich, carrots
Dinner: Dinner plans with K - if that falls through, Dinner will be chicken quesadillas with pineapple for dessert
Lunch: Ham and turkey sandwich, carrots
Dinner: Chicken Parmigiana
Lunch: Fried chicken salad
Dinner: Enchilada Casserole
Lunch: Out with Coworkers (We usually eat pretty healthy.. Sandwiches or Pitas are usually on the menu)
Dinner: Out (1/2 price wing night with friends)
Lunch: Leftover casserole from Wednesday
Friday PM-Sunday afternoon, we'll be out of town for my nephew's 1st birthday.. This means we'll each be at our parent's houses. Can't plan a meal there!
Dinner: Hamburgers on the grill, salad, fruit salad
So this should be the plan for this week! Deviations are always expected because I can't fully commit.. plus, who knows what M will be in the mood for! :)
Post some recipes to share so I can have some new things to cook next week! :)
(And let me know if you want to know recipes for anything I've got on the menu!)
I'm going to confess. I graduated college in May, and I live a few blocks from campus. Since I was so close (and I had NO idea where the campus shuttle bus stopped in my neighborhood to drive me over there), I walked to class every day. Sun, rain, hail, snow, ice.. you name it, I walked it. Or rode my bike in it. ..I digress.
Anyways, since I graduated, I have been either on vacation or working at my full-time desk job. And when I say desk job, I mean it. Desk. Job. I sit at my desk 90% of my day when I'm not getting up to go to the restroom, walking to the shipping dock, or getting a file folder from the supply closet. I do a lot of spreadsheet analysis, replying to emails, and things like that.
So I've gained some weight over the past 2 months since I graduated.
Most of me is blaming it on the fact that I'm not walking like I used to, which was definitely exercise. Part of me wants to think that I'm gaining weight like I'm spending money.. because we've been eating out a lot more (lazy) and I've been spending more than normal.
So here's my plan. I'd like to start posting my menu for the week so I can get myself organized, aware of how much I eat out, and hopefully get OUR eating habits better. M and I are guilty of not eating our fruits and veggies like we should.
Are you ready? I'd love your help on this project as well.. If you have any good recipes that are easy and don't require a lot of ingredients (still in a broke college student mind-set without a lot of time) I would LOVE to hear from you!
Thanks, and post some recipes! :)
Posted by Vinyl Rocks My World at 7:21 AM
How cute are these cupcakes?!
It's really easy to jazz up an ordinary cupcake. Sprinkles and cereal are used here. You can also use candies, little toys for kids, icing decorations, and more. Let your imagination go wild!
Or you can make these delicious and stinkin' adorable cake balls.
Just think of all the cake flavors and chocolate colors you could use for these! Plus, they are SUPER easy, thanks to Bakerella's recipe (included! See the link below!)
This post and blog are not sponsored in any way by Betty Crocker. Betty has no idea who Amanda or her blog is. Amanda just really likes her grub.
Not my own! But someone close to me.
M's grandfather is getting married in October!
To a very sweet lady named Pat. They're both very active, spiritual, and overall great company to be around.
And they've asked me to photograph their wedding.. how could I say no? :)
I grew up never knowing a grandfather, because both my parents' fathers passed away within a year of my birth. So getting to be around M's family with how close they all are, it's been like having a 'papa' of my own. He's the sweetest, gentlest man; he and Pat really seem to fit together with where they each are right now in their lives.
I look forward to celebrating with their family in a few short months!
Posted by Vinyl Rocks My World at 7:10 AM
Back to that increasing list of craft projects I'm looking forward to..
I've been inspired by some of the weirdest things lately. A coworker is planning her wedding after being engaged just 1 month ago.. and she seems to be almost DONE! With all the of the major things for sure, but it's so exciting hearing her talk about what she has planned. She knows what she's doing!
I also saw a dog last week with the fluffiest tail, really making me want to make some yarn pom poms. You know what I'm talking about, right?!
Well here's a few of the items on my list to try my hand at:
- Magnets: I snatched up a great find at a yardsale last weekend.. a 12"x12" standing magnetic memo board. And it's my favorite color.. purple! So I need some super cute magnets to adorn this for my office. Thinking covered clothespins and those glass "bubble" magnets.
- Etched glassware: A friend of mine always brings his beer stein to "bring-your-own-mug" night at a bar down the street, and our University's letters are etched into the glass. What a clever gift idea, and it's completely personalizable!
- Some sort of bedazzled memo board, be it covered/painted corkboard, chalkboard, or something magnetic. I've got ideas a-churnin' and I've just got to find the time to make it happen!
Those are just a few on my list. Let me know if you've seen anything lately for inspiration!