Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This weeks Planner Theme

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This year I am using a Kikki K Large Time Planner in Mint to keep myself organised and motivated.
I made some pretty dividers the other week and have been choosing a different theme to decorate my WO2P inserts each week. This week I chose a colour theme. Yellow, Black and White.

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Most of the goodies came from two Kaiser ranges. Hello Today and the new Shine Bright. Other bits came from my stash like the washi, a yellow spot from October Afternoon and some Project Life cards that suited the theme.

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I love my WO2P inserts. I can see my whole week at a glance which helps me to keep track of things better, but I miss the room my Collins 24 hour Planner had last year. So this week I decided to add some PL cards to the sides. They are stuck with some printed cardstock washi from the Shine Bright range. The plan is they can fold in when I need to close up my planner to take anywhere but the washi stickers are a little too thick and don't bend very well. I used them because they matched the theme but in future I think I'll use normal washi as that is much more pliable.

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One of these extra inserts is for my menu. I'll be creating a new menu before shopping on thursday so it's only part completed. On the back I'll have a list of what Baking I'd like to do.

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The other insert is for craft projects to do this week. I had been writing them into my daily sections at the start of the week but then some projects took longer than others and others shorter so I think having a weekly goal list will work better. Most days I work on my projects any way and have a rough rule of crochet monday to thursday and knitting friday to saturday.

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In previous weeks I have colour coded my activities. Green for yarn projects. Pink for home caring. Blue for writing etc but that wasn't going to look very nice this week so I went with basic black. I am using a little diamond shape to bullet point my to do's. Each diamond will get coloured in when it's done.

So that's this weeks planner inserts. Do you use a planner? do you like to decorate it?

Take Care

Monday, February 23, 2015

Menu Planning Mondays

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Sorry for my absence. Start of the school year has been a bit crazy for us. Eli has been having a bit of trouble adjusting and is only doing half days on top of the usual adjustment of routines. So some things have been let go temporarily while we get used to things.

I'm not going to worry about a catch up post, will just jump in with this weeks menu plan.

Mon ~ Chicken snitzels and veg with diane sauce
Tues ~ Spaghetti and Meatballs
Wed ~ Easy dinner
Thurs ~ Lamb chops and veg
Fri ~ Chicken snitzel hawaiian burgers
Sat ~ Takeaway pizza
Sun ~ Mince stew on toast or rice

The Hawaiian burgers were yummo! I cooked some extra chicken snitzels and frozen them. They just needed reheating in the microwave and put together with some salad ingredients, including an apple cuccumber from our garden, pineapple and grilled bacon. Everyone loved them.

We've finally had some decent summer weather here this week so not much baking. I did bake a batch of Butterfly cakes for the schools Fun Lunch on thursday and a double batch of chocolate choc chip muffins for FIL's birthday (his faves).

What's been on your menu this week?

Take Care

Monday, February 2, 2015

Menu Planning Mondays

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Oops! You'd think with school back that I'd actually have more time to blog. Somehow I seem to have less time right now. Hopefully things will be better once we are back into the swing of things.
To be fair my days are a little shorter. Eli is having trouble handling the longer days so he's been coming home early. Only gives me til just after lunch to get everything done, then I'm flat out for the next 6 hours or so!

Mon ~ BBQ lunch for Australia Day

Tues ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise

Wed ~ Steak sandwiches

Thurs ~ Hot Chicken Rolls

Fri ~ Chicken snitzels and veg with mushroom diane sauce

Sat ~ Homemade pizza

Sun ~ Easy dinner

Not the most nutritious of weeks really. Can you tell Daddy was working?

Do you Menu Plan? What's on your plan this week?

Take Care