Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Ideas

With Valentine's Day coming up I thought I'd share a few things I've found recently to add some fun touches of love to the day...

I recently found a site called The Dating Divas. This site is dedicated to ideas for dating your spouse. There are lots of fun ideas for dates and little gifts. This is definitely worth checking out. I'll admit that my husband and I need to work on this...we are fortunate in that we see each other a lot more than most couples because he works from home almost every day. But rarely do we set aside time to go out without the kids and really focus on each other.  Gotta work on this...

Here is a great Valentine's printable from Kristin at Simply Klassic Home. I love this one and used it last year on a table in my entryway.

We Love Being Moms posted 14 Days of Valentines for Kids...really cute little treats that would be fun to do for kids. 
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Pinterest is full of cute ideas for Valentines for kids to hand out at school.  This is one of my favorites...
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Source: batemanbuzz.blogspot.com via Jennifer (HomeMatters) on Pinterest

There won't be a special date night or anything for us on Valentine's Day. I'll be shuttling my daughter to and from dance class, there will be homework and a quick family dinner...just like any other Tuesday evening in our home. Date night will have to wait for another day.
But I'll be sure to have a few fun treats for the family to show my love :)
So, do you have anything special planned for Valentine's Day?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Life has been hectic for the past week.  We dropped everything last week when we learned that Rob's grandmother passed away.  We quickly made plans to leave town for a few days and we headed to Pennsylvania for the funeral. 
I am glad to be home.  I've spent the weekend doing mountains of laundry and helping both kids with school assignments that their teachers gave them to complete during their absence.  It's always hard to get everything back on track after a quick (unplanned) trip like that. 

So, here's hoping for a less eventful week ahead!

  In my attempt to get things organized for the week I thought I'd share my dinner menu with you.  I really do rely on this plans to keep me organized during the week and at the grocery store.  Check out Menu Plan Monday at Org Junkie for lots of menu planning inspiration.

Monday...spaghetti & meatballs, salad, garlic bread
Tuesday...Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken sandwiches, baked fries, slaw
Wednesday...Chicken Pot Pie Biscuits*, fruit
Thursday...loaded baked potatoes and salad
Friday...Belgian waffles and bacon
Saturday...out for a cub scout event
Sunday...Italian Chicken & Veggie Soup, bread

This week's sweet treat...Easy Banana Pudding Parfaits.

*I'll post the recipe soon!

So, what do you have planned for this week?