Monday, March 2, 2009

Homemaking Mondays and Menu Plan Mondays and Weekend Recap

Homemaking Mondays: My tip for today is for the garbage disposal. I admit I don't like these things. They are just gross but if you have to have them you might as well use them and take care of them. You can buy special cleaners at the grocery store but these can get pricey. So if you are frugal like me buy a lemon or two. Slice one up turn your water on and the disposal on and toss a few pieces in the disposal and it will help to kill any bad odors and clean it out a bit. If you don't want to buy lemons use a solution of baking soda (1/2 cup) and the water, run through the disposal to clear odors and clean it. Make sure you use plenty of water to wash it all down.

Menu Plan Mondays:

Baked Chicken Parmesan
Creamed Peas
Garlic Toast

Grits Bacon

Crockpot Beef Casserole
Spaghetti Squash

Cheeseburger Soup
Homemade Biscuits
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Deep Dish Pizza
Baked Bananas

Date Night

On Saturday I got all of the food storage buckets moved out of my craft room. Remember I had painted the little girls bedroom last week this is a shot from the door. The beds aren't made . Their Barbie houses that we made them Christmas of 2007 are at the foot of the beds.

Alan made these platforms for the mattresses to sit on, they have a lip so they don't slip. Here is an up-close picture of it. I still have to make the skirts for them so you can't see the buckets.
Then on Saturday Coco said we should paint E'lyses bedroom so we can get her bed made up too. So she and I painted then Kyle came over and helped too. This is E'lyses room. She picked out all the colors with Coco.
I want to make headboards for the beds but I am so thrilled to have these beds done. I still have curtains to buy or make, quilts to make for Faith and Gabby's beds, and book cases to find on sale for the bedrooms but they are looking good.
Most of these buckets weigh 45lbs. and I have to say thank you to Dallas, Mike (Dallas's friend), Kyle and Alan for moving the 54 buckets up the stairs and into the rooms. I also would like to thank Coco for the motivation to get this project crossed off my long list. And Alan for all his hard work and my silly ideas. Now we need to start on the floor to ceiling shelves for can food storage in my craft room. he he
After working all day Saturdayday I got really sick with a major temperature and feeling awful. I was so sick I slept till 10:57 Sunday morning. Normally I am up by 5 or 5:30 on the weekends. I only woke up because E'lyse was knocking on my door. I slept a good portion of Sunday. Not sure if I have an inner or outer ear infection. I have symptoms of both so I have two antibiotics for my ears one for inner and the other for outer, I just want to get better. I am still tired today but I have so much to get done so I will work and rest off and on throughout the day.
Have a great Monday. Hugs, Bobbi Jo


JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Oh, great idea for the disposal! I have some extra limes sitting around, I wonder if they would be just as good. Love the platforms for the food storage - another great idea! Your site is always so much fun to visit :)


Kristina P. said...

The buckets are a great idea! Hope you feel better!

shopannies said...

I like that idea alot you are so creative

Janice said...

Looks like you have been busy. The colors in the bedrooms are so bright and cheery. Good colors.
Anyway, I like the idea you used for the buckets. Very good use of space. What do you have inside the buckets? I only have 4 buckets and two have sugar and the other two has flour. I don't know what to use more buckets for.

The Blonde Duck said...

I throw vinegar and ice down mine. I'll try lemon!

Small House said...

Liked your bucket bed. Good thinking.
The menu plan is great. OKAY...I looked, and I was hoping that you had the recipes posted. Do you? I can't find.

Thanks for all your great ideas.
Fun to read through.
Have a good day.

Lynn said...

I love the lemon in the garbage disposal idea! Great one! I just discovered that lemons, with a little salt rubbed on them, will help take off those water deposits on the faucets and sinks, so I've been skipping around the house with my used lemon wedges lately :) Love those lemons.

Alaska Family said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! If I lived in the valley of the sun I would bring you chicken soup!! The rooms look great.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great tip. I used to grind orange peels in the disposal at our old apartment.

Love the colors you used in your kids' rooms. Very cute.