Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekly Meal Plan #12


Y'all, last week I didn't plan our meals and it was a disaster. We were ordering pizza by Tuesday. I do so much better when I come up with a plan!

We have a really busy week coming up, so I am keeping dinner really simple. I needed fast meals with minimal clean up.






Sunday Lunch - Rotisserie Chicken Sandwiches and Chips

Sunday Dinner
- Pancakes and Bacon

Monday - Beef and Bean Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa

Tuesday - Oven Baked Chili Dogs, Baked Fries

Wednesday - Lemon Crockpot Chicken, Rice, Peas

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Daddy's Birthday Dinner

Saturday - Something on the Grill or Homemade Pizza (It depends on the weather.)



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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What You Wish Wednesday No. 13 + Features

It's Wednesday! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for the link-up details and get your posts linked-up!

 
This Week's Feature

 Bridal Shower by Robyn's Nest  - Did you happen to see the bridal shower that Robyn hosted for her best friend? There were so many pretty little details. I really liked the mason jars and the burlap bunting. My little sister is getting married soon, so I have wedding decor on the brain!




Alright, it's your turn to link up your posts this weeks.

Oh, and be sure to check out the other hostesses' blogs (Leslie, Stasia, and Melissa) today for other posts and features. If you have been featured, please feel free to grab the I've Been Featured Button below to share on your blog.

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Link-up details.  It's too easy not to join in:
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  • include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post
  • check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: myself, Leslie, Stasia, and Melissa

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Five on Friday


  
one. I really have no words for the face that Henry is making.



two. Apparently Wednesday was National Root Beer Float Day. My boys had never had one, so I had to remedy that.




three. I really need to hem these curtains.


four. I revealed the new paint color in our dining room this week. Be sure to check it out if you missed it.



five. I am working on a new Homeschool Series that will be coming soon. If there is anything particular that you would like for me to include in the series, or if you would like to guest post, please send me an email.





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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dining Room/Homeschool Room Lightened Up



Dining Room Before - Glidden Totally Teal

Last week I mentioned that with the new school year right around the corner, I have been thinking about changing the color of our dining room. I really like everything about our dining room, but it was just starting to feel really dark for a school room.

We chose not to have a dedicated homeschool room. We "do school" at the dining room table most days, and store our school books and supplies in other areas. I am planning a post to show you how we store and keep up with everything in the near future. We finally have a system that works really well for us.

Now that you are all caught up, I thought I would show you how the paint turned out.



I am so happy with how this turned out!

I went back and forth about the color. I was really leaning towards Lime Light by Behr, but then I decided to back through my Pinterest Boards one more time just to be sure. I came across a pin that I pinned a year ago when Katie from Bower Power painted her office Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. It was exactly what I was looking for. I finally felt settled on the color. I already had the swatch buried in my stash, so I went to Home Depot and had the Glidden Duo paint color matched to the Palladian Blue.(This post is not sponsored in any way, I just really like the Glidden Duo paint.)

I painted Friday and liked the color so much that I decided at 10 pm on Friday night to go ahead and paint the kitchen. There was a lot of coffee, berries to snack on, and Netflix involved, but I got it done. My MIL had my children all afternoon and evening or this would not have happened so quickly.


I still have to make a decision about this big, blank wall. I'm still pretty sure that I want a large chalkboard. I am also leaning towards a chunky white frame around it. Time will tell. I'm trying not to rush it.

You may have also noticed that I changed the curtains again. These were in here originally and then swapped when I painted the dining room teal, and now back again. Y'all, I just can't leave things alone.


What do you think about the new color? It still surprises me every time I walk in there. It is so much brighter! I think we will really enjoy doing school much better in here.


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What You Wish Wednesday
It's Overflowing
Liz Marie Blog
Off The Hook Monday
Love of Home and Family

Design, Dining + Diapers
Hit Me Me With Your Best Shot
Not Just a Housewife 
House By Hoff - Get Your DIY On
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Little House of Four - Your Designs This Time 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What You Wish Wednesday No.12 + Features

It's Wednesday! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for the link-up details and get your posts linked-up!


This Weeks Features


 
Teardrop Quilt by The Ruffled Stitch - I have always been intimidated by quilts, but this makes me want to give it a try.


High/Low DIY Colorblock Straw Tote by Sweet Southern T - This is such a fun look this Summer, and she gives a really easy tutorial.


Egg Souffle' by Lifes Tidbits - The looks delicious!



Alright, it's your turn to link up your posts this weeks.

Oh, and be sure to check out the other hostesses' blogs (Leslie, Stasia, and Melissa) today for other posts and features. If you have been featured, please feel free to grab the I've Been Featured Button below to share on your blog.

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Link-up details.  It's too easy not to join in:
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  • include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post
  • check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: myself, Leslie, Stasia, and Melissa

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Meal Plan #11

Maybe one day I will be better about getting these meal plans posted before Tuesday. Until then, I hope you find some dinner inspiration. Dinner does not have to be complicated, and having a plan makes it much simpler for this girl.



Sunday Lunch - Take Out

Sunday Dinner - Leftovers

Monday - BBQ Chicken Legs, Potato Salad, Roasted Veggies, and Garlic Bread

Tuesday - Chicken Fajitas, Chips and Salsa

Wednesday - Dinner at Church

Thursday - Double Cream Double Pea Pasta and Salad

Friday - Pizza Night

Saturday - Burgers on the Grill


Be sure to come back on Wednesday for What You Wish Wednesday!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dining Room/Homeschool Room Plans

I have been trying to gear of for the new school year. I have been thinking about curriculum, schedules, planners, and our dining room.


 I really, really, really like our dining room. I like the color, I like the table that my husband built, I like the curtains, I like the artwork, I like the chairs I bought from my neighbor and recovered with a shower curtain panel. I like it all!

We are a homeschool family that tends to "do school" at the dining room table. We have the space for a dedicated homeschool room, but that really isn't our style. We have plenty of room for our books and supplies in a combination of closets/cabinets, and that works well for us. Sometimes we do different subjects in various places throughout our house, but we mostly sit down at the dining room table. I keep thinking that because this room does do double duty that it might be better for it to be light and bright. I like a nice dark, moody dining room, but I'm not sure that makes the best atmosphere for learning.

 
I am leaning towards Behr Lime Light. It looks like it will be one of those moody gray/blue/green colors that changes from blue to green throughout the day. Or, I could paint it the same color (or maybe a shade lighter) as the rest of the house. I'm definitely leaning towards lime light, but still trying to feel sure before I whip out the paint brush and roller.

If you have a color suggestion that I should check out, I am all ears!

I still don't want the room to look like a classroom with stuff all over the walls, but I am thinking about adding an oversized chalkboard to the space.

1. It would be super functional for school.
2. As long as it isn't covered in math problems and spelling words when we have guests over, it won't look like a school room.
3. Sometimes the mirror that is there now can be distracting during school. Little boys like to watch themselves make funny faces.


 (image source, Pottery Barn)

This one looks like several chalkboards all together, but I like the scale of it. I think I have a piece of lauan in the garage leftover from another project that might work. The biggest thing I will have to decide is if I want to frame the chalkboard or not.

I'm not sure exactly when this will happen. Ideally it would happen this weekend, or next, but that may not be how it goes. I will keep you posted.

What kind of colors do you like for your dining room?


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What You Wish Wednesday No. 11


It's Wednesday! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for the link-up details and get your posts linked-up!

 Did y'all check out last weeks links?


The post I wanted to feature this week is the Faux Steel Closet Door by Lavender Lane. Y'all, this door is so cool. I think I would have been too chicken to attempt something like this, but the risk certainly paid off. I posted it on Pinterest last week and one of my friends commented that it looked like an elevator door. Anyway, I think most boys (and mamas) would find this door pretty cool.




Alright, it's your turn to link up your posts this weeks. I do want to mention that you can now link to your IG pictures, so keep that in mind in you don't have a recent blog post to link up.

Oh, and be sure to check out the other hostesses' blogs (Leslie, Stasia, and Melissa) today for other posts and features. If you have been featured, please feel free to grab the I've Been Featured Button below to share on your blog.

nikkisnacs

Link-up details.  It's too easy not to join in:
  • share a very recent post of your choosing (link-up at very bottom of this post)
  • include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post
  • check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: myself, Leslie, Stasia, and Melissa

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Meal Plan #10



I am so late getting this posted and I have ZERO food pics this week. I'm sorry. I did include several links to recipes that I hope you will check out. I am trying a few new to us things this week.

Sunday Lunch - out to lunch

Sunday Dinner - lefterovers

Monday - Healthy Tetrazzini with Chicken and Broccoli

Tuesday - Meatloaf, Rice, and Zipper Peas

Wednesday - Italian Crusted Talapia (the frozen kind from Sams) and Easy No-bake Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Thursday - Roasted Chicken Legs, Potatoes, and Veggies

Friday - Pizzadillas, Fruit, Chips

Saturday - Date Night


Make sure you come back tomorrow for What You Wish Wednesday!

nikkisnacs



Friday, July 25, 2014

Five on Friday

Are you ready for some randomness?


one.
Kirkland's recently moved to a new location in our town. Ok, so it's probably been there for months, but I had not been there. I was close to it this week and decided to take a peek. Y'all! I NEED these canisters. I actually pinned them about a year ago, but they are so much cuter in person.  Hello, my name is Nikki and I really like owls.

*This is not sponsored. Kirkland's has know idea who I am. 


two.
I ordered an Erin Condren Lesson Planner a few weeks ago to use for the new homeschool year. I have been in planning mode this week. The planner is beautiful, and just what I needed. I plan to do a full review in the coming weeks/months, but I want to break it in a little more before I do. I want you to get the full scoop.

three.
We have had a super laid back week. I have taken zero pics of my kiddos. Mommy fail.
 

four.
I posted my recipe for Cheesy Chicken Bundles earlier this week. It's one of those that I have been making since we first got married. You can find the recipe HERE.

five.
I hate Summer TV and can't find anything that I want to watch on Netflix... any suggestions?




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