The Shady Porch: Porch Parade: Tips, Menu, Pins & Faves #9


Porch Parade: Tips, Menu, Pins & Faves #9

Operation Organization
From as far back as I can remember, my mom would always say, "Confession is good for the soul." So...I confess we had nothing resembling Operation Organization at our house this week. haha! We were on Spring Break and, at times, we neared actual chaos. We had numerous projects that we wanted to get finished, and we wanted to mix in a little fun, too! Lofty goals. The hubby still had papers to write for the class he's taking, so there was some business that had to be addressed. We had fun...and we got some of our projects done, and others are still pending. The guest bedroom makeover is still underway (refinishing the furniture, hanging the headboard and making a chandelier). We did have several cookouts and visited with out-of-state family, so we count the week as a great success! Hopefully (needfully...probably not a word, but you get my point), I will be back in the "organization saddle" this week.

Dinner Menu for Week of 4-9

  • Country Club Chicken*
  • Breakfast for dinner (hash browns in muffin tin)
  • Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Sandwiches*
  • Stuffed Sole w/broccoli slaw
  • Homemade Pizza Night
  • Baked Pork Chops & Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes w/Bacon
  • Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches*
* new recipe

Rock 'N Share Feature Gallery
Sadly, some of the most viewed projects could not be highlighted since they did not have a link back to The Shady Porch or the Rock 'N Share on their blog post.  I am happy to say we still have great projects to highlight, but remember...following party etiquette has its rewards!

Check out this week's features...


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Favorite Pinterest Pins This Week

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SOURCE: Marble Racetrack by
 My Homespun Threads 
Most of my pins this week were inspired by my plans for a future family function that will include fun activities for younger generation (age 17 and younger).  I'm thinking we'll have another Backyard Olympics, but with new activities this year ('s been about 4 years since our last Backyard Games. haha!) I really liked this Marble Racetrack idea and I have a hill so we can have a REALLY long track. I thought instead of swim noodles, I could use pipe insulation for a longer track.

If you'd like to see more of the activities I liked (pinned) for the Olympics, check out my BBQ - Cookouts & Picnics board.

Finally, I was so disappointed I didn't find this sooner...I would have made one for sure! What a great  tabletop reminder of the Easter empty tomb!
SOURCE: Plant an Easter Garden by Colleen Hammond
via Pinterest
I hope you've had a Happy Easter!