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October 12, 2015

Menu Plan Monday: Oct 12th


We are almost 2 weeks into the month already.  Halloween is closing in on us and you know what that means!  It will be 2016 before we know it.  But lets slow it down a little.  I know, I always get super excited every Fall. Thanksgiving is my Holiday.  And Christmas is always a bit stressful. This year I am determined not to rush through them and just to really try and enjoy each on.

Davids schedule is changing again, this time for the better.  And it being a short week for the boys. Everyone picked super simple meals.  Want to know how else I know fall is coming.  David is asking for Chili again.  He is not a soup kinda guy, but every year when the weather cools down, he asks for it.

So here is the line up for this week.

Monday: Chicken roll ups.

Tuesday:  Spaghetti, salads and garlic bread.

Wednesday:  Chicken Parm with leftovers from Tuesday.

Thursday:  Parmesan crusted salmon with broccoli and couscous.

Friday:  Turkey chili with crackers.

Saturday:  Leftovers.

When I was 12, Dad had to go on TTY and before he left he taught me how to make "chicken roll ups."  I'm pretty sure it was all we ate that week.  He said they were not quite fajitas, so we just called them roll ups. Simple yet full of flavor. And they were a hit with my little brother and sister and now with my boys.  Its been a while since Anthony has been in the kitchen with me, so tonight the recipe gets passed down!  Recipe to come.

What was the first dish you learned how to cook?  

Get in the Halloween spirit with Cute Kitty BOO Kits!

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There is just something about October.  The start of Fall.  You can step outside and feel the cooler weather rolling in.  Well, those of us in Texas might have to wait a little longer.  And smell the wood burning in fireplaces! Oh how I love that smell.  The counting down to Halloween begins! Costumes and candy are on their way.  But why wait till the end of the month to celebrate.

This year we wanted to start the BOO'ing little early with these adorable BOO Kits.  A quick trip to Walmart was all we needed.  They have everything you need for a spooky or not so spooky Halloween.

We started with our treats.  One pass though the Halloween candy isle and we found a bag of our favorites.  Twix®, Milky Way®, Snickers® and 3 Musketeers®!  Yes please!  And what goes best with some yummy chocolate?  Something crisp to wash it down.  How cute are these mini cans? Perfect for our BOO Kits!


We also picked up containers for our treats along with some other little extras.  Then we headed home to put out kits together. Once you get home, gather all your goodies and get to work.


Toss a few treats in to the bottom of the pails.


Now put the mini monster cans in.  Doesn't he look like hes about to jump out of there?!


Next, add in some extras. We love the Halloween section at Walmart, you just never know what you will find. Top it all off with some more treats. This spider has declared himself King of the chocolate. Little FYI, lift your handle up before you add in any taller items or at least have it pushed towards the front. It will be easier this way.  Just trust me!


Everything is better with some ribbon right?  Tie it straight on the handle and move it around to where you like it best.  So festive and it adds the perfect little pop of color.


And don't forget the card.  You can find and print it here.  Just cut out the We've been BOO'd page and fold the You've been BOO'd paper around it.  Close with a piece of tape.  This way fun keeps on going.


Have you been BOO'd before?  I have to say that I have never been.  Yet.  But Im looking forward to starting this tradition with out friends and family.  Get some ideas for your own BOO Kits and jump in on all the fun.  

Speaking of fun.  How fun would it be to win $1000 Walmart E-Gift card.  Enter below for a chance to win! Good luck and Happy BOO'ing!


October 9, 2015

10 things that made me happy this week

What a week.  I'm so glad to be done with it.  When Davids work schedule is off we all feel it. And this week it was upside down.  But we made it.  And we are ready for a nice relaxing weekend.  I hope.


  1. Checked out a new park.

  2. Got to see an old foster dog.

  3. David home in the morning.

  4. Scentsy Fall smells.

  5. Drawing with the boys.

  6. Rain. Well drizzle.

  7. New adventures.

  8. Fall shows coming back.

  9. Face time with my little sister.

  10. Non picky eaters.

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What made you happy this week?  Stop by and share with The Flynnigans and Why Girls Are Weird!  Have a great weekend y'all!



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