Monday, January 23, 2017

Hello Monday

I'm so excited to be back and my plan is to make this a weekly post of everything going on.  A little recap of last weekend and what's on the plans for this week.

Hello New Car
We had a very busy weekend.  Last weekend, we put down a new floor in our kitchen area and this weekend we finished by painting the baseboards and getting our kitchen cleaned back up.  I feel like it's a whole new kitchen even though we still have the counters to redo.  Here's a little look for you.

These are all our Disney photos from our trips with Littlecjc

We also finally hung our painting that we made on our last date night at Painting with a Twist.

In case you're wondering, here's what our kitchen looked like before.

If you're wondering about the hole in the previous floor, the counter originally stuck out farther over some shelves.

I also said goodbye to my car this weekend, when we traded it in and got our very own swagger wagon.  We now have this beautiful Town and Country van.

Hello Bullet Journal
I learned about bullet journals the first week of this year, and jumped on the idea.  I quickly went out and bought a nice notebook so I could start setting everything up.  You can look forward to a more elaborate post on this later, but for now, here is what my week looks like.  I've decided to make every weekly spread based on the Disney movie of that week.

Hello Aladdin
As you can see, our Disney Dinner this week is Aladdin.  I'll be attempting an all new menu, so let's hope it all goes well.

Hello Menu
I've been trying to cook more often and healthier options in this new year.  Here are my plans for the week, now we'll have to see I stick to these meals.
Monday - Tilapia, broccoli, carrots
Tuesday - Southwestern 2 bean soup
Wednesday - Carmel apple pork chops, green beans
Thursday - Garlic Margherita Chicken with zucchini and rice
Friday - Kabossa, onion potatoes and peas

Hello Reading List
As with the last two years, I'm attempting to read a 52 book challenge, where each book is selected to fit a different challenge requirement.  This week, I'm reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon to fulfill the challenge requirement of a book I was suppose to read in 2016. I have learned that I don't get much actual reading time with a physical book these days, so I always try to listen to a book as well.  Therefore, I'm currently listening to Linger by Maggie Stiefvater which fills the challenge of a book with an animal on the cover or in the title.  I'm almost finished with this though, and when I do, I will continue the series with Forever, which will complete the continuation of a book already read challenge category.

That's it.  Not a lot planned at this time, but we'll have to see how it all plays out!


  1. I love how your new floor looks, and I can't wait to go for a ride in your new swagger wagon!! Lee thinks swagger wagon sounds WAY cooler than mini van ;). I've never heard of bullet journaling until you posted about it, but it looks fun, and totally syncs up with all of your Disney theming!! Can't wait to see what fun meal you come up with next!

    1. Thanks Sara! I know, right, how have we not known about bullet journaling? It's right up my alley. As for the dinners, you're always welcome to join us! ;)