Have you been thinking about Christmas? I Have!!

Well I have been thinking about Christmas for a couple weeks now, both because I want to do more homemade gifts from the heart (and less on the wallet) and because baby #3 is due in the beginning of December and really I just don’t want to have to worry about anything by that time. Also I want to simplify Christmas more this year and have it be less of a frett, I want to have time (and energy) to bake cookies with the kids, actually get Christmas pictures this year (which is important to me and husband,) make some crafts together, enjoy some movies together, read the kids Christmas books, and enjoy some fun events together.
Today I was reading Lifeasmom’s Blog and really enjoyed all she had to share on the holidays this year including other websites to check out and several books that I want to get from the library. Also linked from her I found lots of great sites for ideas for some homemade Christmas gifts. Then there was also these two links, one to a true story that we shall not forget from last year and another about the reason of the season and taking the season to remember instead of a few days.
Here are some of the idea’s that I liked so far:
Corn Heating Bags
Cloth Napkins-set’s of four
12 great ideas all on one site
Personalized notebook
Botanical Prints (framed)
Fabric Notebooks
Event Calendar
Mini Album (6×6)
TONS MORE IDEAS

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Cleaning HOUSE!!!

So I am now pregnant with our third child, I am in the middle of the pregnancy and this has been a very rough pregnancy but thank God for getting us this far!! Today our goal is to clean our three bedrooms –the two kids and our room– so far we are just about done with DD’s room and about a quarter way through DS’s room. Currently it’s break time DD is playing donwstairs while watching t.v. (she likes having alone time once a day) DS is sleeping and I am bloging (I know, Duh!) doing some dinner prep work and getting ready to eat lunch. I will post pic’s (hopefully) tonight.

Menu Plan Monday

Today is Menu Planning Monday, planning out your weeks worth of food–AND following through is a great way to save money.

Monday- Clear out bedrooms Day
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Chef Boy R D (we’ve got to eat up some of this stock pile)
Snack: Yogurt and Bear crackers
Dinner: Turkey Breast, mashed potatoes, and mixed veggies

Tuesday- Clear out Kitchen Day
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes with pineapple
Lunch: Turkey Sandwiches
Snack: Pretzels, rasin’s and peanut butter
Dinner: Spaghetti

Wednesday- Dr.’s and then set up for Garage sale
Breakfast: peanut butter toast
Lunch: Chicken nuggets
Snack: Fruit Snack
Dinner: Roast Beef, red skin potatoes, and carrots (were going to toss this all in the crock pot)

Thursday- Cup Cake making Day and finish setting up for Garage Sale
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Turkey Sandwiches
Snack: Fruit and yogurt
Dinner: Eat something out of the freezer, once again trying to eat up stock pile

Friday-Garage Sale Day
Breakfast: mini pancakes
Lunch: Hot Dogs
Snack: Cupcakes
Dinner: Leftovers

Saturday- Garage Sale Day
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets
Snack: Gram Bears and yogurt
Dinner: Chinese (ordering out)

Sunday-Church Day
Breakfast: Cinnamon Eggo toast
Lunch: Picnic @ Park with family
Snack: Fruit Snack
Dinner: Hmmm???? Not sure yet

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