Love In A Box – September 2020 – Theme: Back to School

Our grandson is starting 7th Grade Covid-style.
We can hardly believe how quickly he is growing up.

The idea for this Back to School Lunchbag packet came from Michele Wooderson’s Blog “Mish Mash.” http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com/2011/08/back-to-school.html I designed the contents on my Silhouette Cameo.

Thought he might like to write a paragraph about his first day in 7th grade.

What a privilege it is for us as grandparents to pray for our grandchild. We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful grandson and truly want God’s best for his life.

Tucked in a monogrammed notebook perhaps to write his assignments in or, more
likely, for him to doodle in. He loves to draw. Monogram frame is from Silhouette Design #214483.

Of course, every monthly LIAB package has a tick tac pack. The background paper was a freebie from Google images. 7th Grade circle is a Silhouette Design.

Grandpa thought he might need a more breathable face protector having to wear it
throughout his school day.

Thought these might be a great addition to his lunch box. There will be no cafeteria meals served this year at school so he will be packing daily lunches. We sent some funds for him to purchase lunch box items, such as thermos for hot items, large water bottle
(no water fountain usage), etc.

Grandpa sent his hunting backpack thinking our grandson might like it. Not sure grandpa every used it, so it was like new. Grandpa has other hunting equipment and clothing that our grandson might like and will ship those in the near future. Grandpa admits he is just getting to old to be going on hunting trips anymore.

Our daughter’s monthly coffee card with a bit of coffee money for her to enjoy. I love the design of this card and borrowed the idea from Kerstin at My Creative Laborotory. “Life is short” is Silhouette design # 122684 and “She believe she could” is Silhouette design #321487.

It’s always a joy to put together these “Love in A Box” packages for our grandson and daughter in New York. We can’t always get out to the stores as we would like to, so we often have to order online and send items via USPS or shipping companies. We want them to know as each month passes that we love them and miss them dearly.


Menu Plan Monday – September 14, 2020

MONDAY

Ham and Pea Alfredo
Tossed Salad

TUESDAY

Hot Dogs and Beans


WEDNESDAY

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwich
Split Pea Soup
Crackers

THURSDAY

Chaloopas
Sour Cream & Salsa

FRIDAY

Baked Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Steamed Asparagus

SATURDAY

Salisbury Steak
Green Peas
Mashed Potatoes

SUNDAY
Leftovers

Have a Yummy Week,

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Menu Plan Monday – September 7, 2020

MONDAY

Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
Corn on the Cob
Potato Salad
Baked Beans

TUESDAY

Meatloaf BLT Sandwiches &
Beef Vegetable Soup

WEDNESDAY

Salad Nicoise
Assorted Crackers

THURSDAY
Trip to Trader Joe’s
Eat Out



FRIDAY

Crab & Shrimp Scampi
Boiled Red Potatoes
Steamed Green Peas

SATURDAY
(from 2 week’s ago)

Baked Ham
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Beans Almondine
Scalloped Pineapple
Mixed Berry Swirl

SUNDAY
Leftovers

Have a Yummy Week,

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Menu Plan Monday – August 31, 2020

I started juice fasting this past week ( on Thursday) at the recommendation of my health practioner to aid me in getting through a present health crisis. This week I will continue to juice fast (for physical healing) and spend time in ernest, fervent prayer (spiritual warfare) for our country, for my family and friends, and myself. I am so looking forward to getting calm, getting clear, and getting clean. Fasting is the spriritual process that encourages me to stop what I am doing, to slow down, and to feast on the Word of God. How grateful I am that the Great Physician stills makes house calls!

Gen’s Menu for the week:

I like to prepare a few juice mixes ahead and store them in the refrigerator in mason jars.
I have a Champion Juicer that I purchased well over 35 years ago and it is still going strong.
I downloaded several free books on Juicing and Smoothies that are
available on Amazon Kindle. Also check out this great site for great weight loss recipes:
https://loseweightbyeating.com/10-detox-juice-recipes-weight-loss-cleanse/

These are the juices from my collection of juice recipes that I will prepare this week:

Ultimate Green Detox Juice
Tropical Carrot Apple Juice
Zesty Lemon Apple Juice
Red Zinger Breakfast Juice
Green Spinach Lemonade
Allergy Fight Green Detox Juice
Orange Dreamsicle Detox Juice
Easy Green Detox Juice
Green Ginger Ale Weight Loss Juice
Red Cabbage Pineapple Juice

For Rick’s Menu this week:
Pizza and Wings
Meatloaf from the freezer
Shrimp & Crab Scampi
Hot Dogs & Beans
Roast Chicken
Chaloopas

Have a Yummy Week,

Menu Plan Monday – August 24, 2020


MONDAY
(From last week’s menu)

Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers
Tossed Salad

TUESDAY
(From last week’s menu)

Coconut Shrimp with Dipping Sauce
Rice Pilaf

WEDNESDAY

Fluffy Chicken and Rice
Steamed Brocolli

THURSDAY

Gluten Free Pizza & Wings
Toss Salad

FRIDAY

Salmon Patties with Garlic Aioli
Green Beans Almondine

SATURDAY

Baked Ham
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Beans Almondine
Scalloped Pineapple
Mixed Berry Swirl

SUNDAY
Leftovers

Have a Yummy Week,

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Menu Plan Monday – August 17, 2020

MONDAY

Left over Beef Pot Roast

TUESDAY

Beef Pot Pie
Tosssed Salad

WEDNESDAY

Crockpot Chicken and Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Lima Beans

THURSDAY

Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers
Tossed Salad

FRIDAY

Coconut Shrimp with Dipping Sauce
Rice Pilaf

SATURDAY

Shepherd’s Pie
Tossed Salad

SUNDAY
Leftover Shepherd’s Pie

Have a Yummy Week,

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Crafty Corner – August 2020 Card Making

How very thankful I am to have a paper crafting hobby that helps to divert my thoughts from the unfortunate happenings in our world these days which can seem overwhelming. I so enjoy the creative process and using it to be an encouragement to others. I so want to be a blessing to those around me. How very blessed we are to have so many dear friends and family, and we want them to know how very special they are to us. Relationships are important!!

Made with “Sending You Comfort” Stamp & Die Set from Papertrey Ink. This card was given to a dear friend at the passsing of his beloved wife. How we love this couple, and are hearts are just broken at her leaving us for her heavenly home. Her pain and suffering is over and she is in the arms of her beloved Savior, and we take comfort in that.

These two cards were designed on my Silhoutte Cameo using floral background designs, #314713 and #292739. The Detailed Band Dies are from Stampin Up. I designed the birthday greeting on my Silhouette, printed and then cut out the the band dies. I embellished them with pearls on one and acrylic dots on the other.

I love this new set of Stampin Up stamps and dies…Forever Fern Bundle and Greenery Embossing Folders. The next several cards were designed with these and a few other stamps and embossing folders. This card is using Soft Seafoam and White Cardstock. The greeting is from Papertrey Ink. Outside embossing folder is Cuttlebug Oxford. White inside embossing folder is Greenery Embossing folder.

This friendship card is designed using the new color, Rococo Rose, and Crumbcake. The Mvchif lace rectangle cutting dies were ordered online at Amazon.

The background embossing folder is the greenery folder centered. Ink colors are Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride, and Wisteria Wonder. The doily is from Papertrey Ink.

The three cards are designs from the Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Stamp and Die Set. Doiles are from Papertrey Ink. Ink colors are Stampin Up Rocco Rose, Papertrey Ink ocean Tide and Pure Poppy.

I designed this card on my Silhouette using Echo Park Design #89345 for phone. I copied the page of our local telephone with our name and number on it and cut it to size the card. The floral patterned paper is a freebie from Far Far Hills – May Love collection.

I do have a few more cards to post but will do that later this week as I want to give more information as to how to construct. There are so many new card making ideas that I am wanting to get into and to share with you all.

Happy Crafting,

Love in a Box – August 2020 Theme: Picnic Time

Summers are made for parks and picnics! My daughter and grandson so enjoy going to the parks in the summer, and especially if they are by a water source. I was hoping that this August “Love in A Box” package would be just the thing for them. And it seemed to be so, as they took in on a picnic the next day. Our grandson is taking a dive off the divingboard!

I designed these picnic envelope bags by Jamie Lane Designs on my Silhouette Cameo Design #58486. Added another pack of red napkins because you just never have enough.

This chocolate kiss loaded mini picnic basket is Silhouette Design #75909 by Sweet Afton which I enlarged to accommodate a good size bag of Hershey’s White Chocolate Fudge Kisses. The picnic time sign is Design # 45230. Unforturnately I forgot to add it to the package, so I will include in next month’s package.

Scone making is an Grandma-Grandson event when ever we are together. However, since our inability to travel due to Covid, I decided to ship our grandson a package of scones. Blueberry are his favorite, but I thought that they might not ship well, so opted for Chocolate Chip. I made a collage of our previous scone making pics and laminated them for the box bottom. We have had some great times together making scones! Cookie Box by Lori Whitlock is Shiloutte Design #325058.

A few more fun and needful things…Picnic themed Tic Tac Box with Silhouette Design #58197. Ready, Set, Eat, always needed sticky notes, and a great face mask made by my dear niece, Beverly in Kansas City. I thought our grandson would enjoy that so passed it along. We also packed a couple of his favorite candy packs, but forgot to snap pics of those.

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I thought this Silhouette Picnic Basket Card by Jamie Lane Designs, Design #242158, was perfect for this month’s package. I added a money pocket to the back of the card pull up. We always tuck in a bit of spending money for him to enjoy.

Our daughter’s monthly coffee card is Silhouette Design #61678 by Jamie Lane Design.
The coffee cup is from Stampin Up “Perfect Blend.” The corner stamp is from my older box stamps. We always tuck in a bit of coffee money for her to enjoy.

It’s always a joy for us to include the “Call to Glory” devotional each month. It is so important for us to encourange our grandson to be a student of the Word of God, and to have a dedicated quiet time with the Lord each day. This is such a great interactive devotional.

We know that life is not always a picnic and especially in these days that we are enduring, but our hope is that this package might encourage them to take some time to get away and enjoy some relaxing time outside. We love and miss them dearly.

Menu Plan Monday – August 10, 2020

Sorry for not posting meal planning last week, but I spent most of last week in bed sick. My dear husband, who was not feeling well either, was so good as to take great care of me. Thankfully I did have extra meatloaf and other frozen meals available as well as some useful pantry items for him to prepare. I did get tested for Covid, and thankfully it was negative. So today I am doing much better, and back at planning menus.

MONDAY

Cornmeal Pancakes with Chili Topping
Tossed Salad

TUESDAY

Braised Pork Chops
with Cabbage and Apples

WEDNESDAY

Liver and Onions for Gen
Hot Wings for Rick

THURSDAY

BLT Sandwich
Yellow Lentil Soup

FRIDAY

Shrimp Creole
Steamed Rice
Tossed Salad

SATURDAY

Beef Pot Roast
Pistashio Pudding Cups


SUNDAY

(Praying I will be back in church this Sunday!)
Leftover Pot Roast


Have a Yummy Week,

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Menu Plan Monday – July 27, 2020

MONDAY
(Again from last week’s menu)

Beef Kofta Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce
Greek Salad

TUESDAY

Turkey Pot Pie
Cranberry Apple Gelatin Salad

WEDNESDAY

Gluten Free Lasagne
Tossed Salad
Gluten Free Garlic Bread

THURSDAY
Leftover Lasagne or Take Out

FRIDAY

Honey Mustard Salmon
Baked Potatoes
Mixed Greens

SATURDAY

Grilled Roast Pork
Applesauce
Baked Red Potatoes with Grilled Onions
Coleslaw

SUNDAY
Leftover Roast Pork

Have a Yummy Week,

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