Thursday, January 13, 2011

My 2011 Goals...or just a start

I wanted to sort out all the thoughts I have in my head as to what I want to accomplish this year in making my home more enjoyable and less.....chaotic/disorganized.

So here they are, in no particular order, my thoughts/goals.

1. Create a Family Binder/ Home Management Binder
source: Guillaume Brialon
Here are some links that might help me..or you out if you perhaps have this same goal! is where you can order one if you don't feel like making one!

Organizing Bit by Bit...shows you how she made her Binder.

Homemaking Organized- has a bunch of links on there to get free printables.

Wanting What You Have- A How to for making your own Home Management Guide

Live Lovely- Just another mom who has a great Home Management Binder:)

2. Organize my pantry..especially my spices with one of these:

3. Tear down the nasty wallpaper in our guest/girls bathroom and paint the walls

How to Remove Wallpaper- My husband thinks I'm crazy for wanting to do this..he's a contractor, and hates wallpaper....especially removing it! Perhaps I'll have him do it..ha ha ha

Well, how about we just stick with those three and see how I do? Hopefully successfully completed posts to come!


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Most Popular Thyme at Home Recipes for 2010!

I thought it might be interesting to see which recipes
I posted about received the most hits.
Then I thought it would be fun to compile
them into one nice blog post
so we could all click on them even more! Enjoy!

Top 10 Recipe Links

Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries Recipe

Beef and Spinach Curry Recipe

Strawberry Salad with Shallot-Honey Vinaigrette Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie IX Recipe

Morning Glory Muffins I Recipe

Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Playgroup Granola Bars Recipe

3. Playgroup Granola Bars- Another one of my favorites!

Aunt Edith's Baked Pancake Recipe

AND....the Number 1 most popular recipe is.......

I agree that these are all great recipes!
Maybe next week I'll post my own top 10 favorites that I have on here...
of course they will be compiled
solely from my opinion
and how family friendly they were.


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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Menu Plan Monday- Week of January 10, 2011

We are trying to eliminate dairy from our main meals as much as possible...since our youngest is lactose intolerant. We have switched her over to goats milk which she enjoys, but we are still trying to cut back on cheese and such.

This week we have produce including:
Green Beans

Gold Beets




Butter Lettuce

White Mushrooms

Red Onion

Yukon Potatoes- USED

Roma Tomatoes

Fuji Apples



Navel Oranges

Here is the menu plan for this week:

Oatmeal Bake w/ frozen berries,Baked Pancake, Eggs & Toast + Cereal, keeping it simple this week.

Lunches: Leftovers, Peanut Butter and Jelly

Snacks: Playgroup Granola Bars, Chocolate Oat Snack Cake (Treat!), Cucumber Salad


Monday- Collard- Kielbasa Soup- (Uses Collards)

Tuesday- Leftover Beef Stew (Uses Potatoes, Carrots, and we added Stringbeans)

Wednesday- Asian Lettuce Wraps- Uses Butter Lettuce

Thursday- Lemon Herb Chicken w/ Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Friday- Golden Beet Soup- Dairy Free!

Saturday- Sweet Potato Latkes w/ Rotisserie Chicken and Salad

Sunday- Yummy Chicken over Yellow Rice served with String Beans

Desserts- Beet Cupcakes- This is amazing and delicious!


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