Monday, June 25, 2012

Wedding Bells

"My first glance fell on your heart" - Johann F. C. Schiller

With the stress of our bank accounts (mentioned here) I completely forgot to post all about a beautiful wedding we were honored to be invited to the other weekend. On June 16th, the hubs brother, Paul, married the love of his life, Heather. They have both been married in the past so they decided to do a simple and laid back gathering at Cataract Falls in Owen County, Indiana.

We had never been to Cataract Falls before, honestly, I didn't know Indiana had waterfalls! It was a perfect weekend for an outside wedding. The sun was out, which did make it a little hot, but there was a nice breeze.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Silent Thief

The past week has been a crazy unexpected week. I had post planned out all week, so I am a little behind since none of them have been posted. Some of it I blame on the Fifty Shades series, I'm addicted I tell ya. But, most of it I blame on silent scum-balls!

Last Friday, I received a call from our Credit Union asking if me or my husband were on a shopping spree in California....we live in Indiana. I have never been to California. My husband hasn't been in California since 2005. So, no we were not on a shopping spree. But, one lucky unknown individual was having a ball at our expense. In less than 24 hours, a fraudster completely cleaned out our checking account and house savings. Leaving us broke in our main account. On a Friday. Before an extremely busy weekend which included my husband and nieces birthday, a wedding and fathers day. I wanted to scream!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Menu Monday is back...for now

Hi y'all! So, I'm trying to stay on track and keep posting Menu Monday. I'm still trying to keep us on our weekly budget that I first mentioned here and honestly I've been doing pretty good. I went grocery shopping tonight after work, which I hate to do but it had to be done, and went a little over budget spending $94.36. But, it's not to bad, I was able to stock up on some awesome meat sales Kroger was having so I am sure I have enough meat to last into next weeks menu planning. Is it just me or does meat take most of your grocery budget? It's getting crazy out there!!

I am loving my new menu board and the Mr has stopped asking me every day at 4:00 via a text message "What's for dinner?" because he is able to check it out on his way to work. One thing I have learned about posting my menu plans here is that we need to try some new recipes. I am kind of a picky eater. The Mr. will eat anything. So, I am going to be spending a lot of my free time checking out new recipes, if you have any good ones feel free to share :)

This is what we have planned at Twenty63 this week:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kitchen Addition: Menu Board

The past few post have been kitchen related - you can see where my mind has been lately!

As I've attempted to get in a regular schedule of posting on weekly menu - even though I have failed lately - I needed to find a Menu Board solution. At first, I was just writing it on a piece of paper and using a magnet to keep it on the front of the fridge. Then I started adding it straight on our calendar. This worked fine - but if we had a lot of appointments, our calendar blocks weren't large enough to handle it.

Enter the wonderful internet. I searched Etsy, Pinterest and some other great blogs for some inspiration.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kitchen Addition: Exotic Angel

Oh yeah, you read that correctly - Exotic Angel. Before you get your mind completely in the gutter, let me just break the suspense and let ya know it's a little plant :)

The hubby and I were strolling through Meijer over the weekend when this little guy stole my heart: