Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday

I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.

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For Today... August 14th, 2017

The weather...Its 63° right now and very muggy! They are saying a chance of a pop up shower sometime this morning, then into the 80's.


Right now I am... working on this blog post catching up on some youtube videos.

On my reading pile... Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst. I think this is going to be our next Bible study for our Women's Ministry.


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... Get Out and Going In Style. The first one was ok, weird, but ok. Loved the other one!

On my TV... A few shows on the DVR from Lifetime

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ breaded steak, mashed taters/gravy, corn and Italian bread
Tuesday ~ polish dogs, bean and peaches
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ not sure yet
Saturday ~ not sure yet
Sunday ~ not sure yet

On my to do list... laundry, housework, make dog food, crochet, maybe run to Walmart to check on the size of an area rug for the craft room

In the craft basket...I started this granny square afghan for my niece, just needs a few more rounds and edging, then a cute little hedgehog to go in one of the corners

I altered a small cutting board I got from the Dollar Tree. Loved how this turned out.

Happening this week:
Monday ~ housework, laundry, making dog food, crochet, work out
Tuesday ~ work, work out
Wednesday ~ work, work out
Thursday ~ work, work out
Friday ~ groceries, errands, take Lici to get her nails trimmed
Saturday ~ work on planner, work in the basement
Sunday ~ church, home to veg

Looking around the house... all I see are dog toys... E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E. Plus stuffing from some that need to be tossed!

From the camera... my planner spread for this week - pic to come


What I'm wearing today... right now, a pair of gray leggins and a purple tshirt

One of my simple pleasures... hanging out with a friend while helping her in her craft room

On my prayer list... for a friends husband who is going through some treatments for cancer

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tasty Tuesday ~ Fanned Peach Tart

Fanned Peach Tart



Ingredients
Puff pastry squares
Peach Preserves
1/2 a Peach - sliced

Directions
Spread the preserves on the pastry. Slice the peach in half, then slice each half. Lay the peach. Bake 350F, for 15 minutes.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tasty Tuesday ~ Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppyseed Dressing


Sweet and tangy strawberry spinach pasta salad with orange poppyseed dressing is the perfect potluck side dish for every backyard bbq, party, and get together.

Ingredients
8 ounces penne noodles, cooked according to package directions
2 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup pineapple chunks
¼ cup dried cranberries, or dried blueberries
½ cup salted cashews, or other nut like pecans or walnuts

Orange Poppyseed dressing
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
3 tablespoons honey
⅓ cup orange juice
2 teaspoons poppyseeds
optional: pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions
Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar, cover, and shake well. Set aside.

Combine penne, spinach, strawberries, pineapple, cranberries, and cashews in a large bowl and toss with the prepared dressing.

Serve immediately or cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday

I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.

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For Today... July 31st, 2017

The weather...Its 57° right now and a high of 85°! Its a chilly start for today... but I will take it! So nice to be able to have the door and windows open and let in some cool fresh air and give the air conditioner a break!!


Right now I am... working on this blog post catching up on some youtube videos.

On my reading pile... Etched...Upon My Heart by Jill Kelly (almost finished with this one); Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld; and Happily Ever After by Trista Sutter......I need to get back to reading and get this list knocked down


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... I binged watched "Shooter" on Netflix

On my TV... Bachelorette, Fosters, The Bold Type, Shooter, and Big Brother

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ spaghetti and garlic bread
Tuesday ~ sloppy joes, fries and peaches
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ picking up some BBQ from the "Food Truck Friday's" in the park close to home (my cousin in law has his Saladino Smoke there this week.... Yummmmm
Saturday ~ not sure yet
Sunday ~ polish dogs, beans and corn on the cob

On my to do list... laundry, housework, make dog food, crochet, post office

In the craft basket...Still working on the squares from last week. I had a request for an order of these gorgeous booties (first pic is the one she posted on my FB page, the second one is the ones I whipped up

baby booties


Happening this week:
Monday ~ housework, laundry, making dog food, croche, post office, work out
Tuesday ~ work, work out
Wednesday ~ work, work out
Thursday ~ work, work out
Friday ~ groceries, errands, really need to get my nails done, keep putting it off, pick dinner at the park
Saturday ~ work on planner, yard work
Sunday ~ church, home to veg

Looking around the house... just a little clutter to pick up - which is good, as I am too tired to do any deep cleaning... not a good night of sleep last night!

From the camera... my planner spread for this week - pic to come


What I'm wearing today... purple tank top and blue shorts

One of my simple pleasures... cool, quiet mornings, sitting on the deck with my devotions and a cup of tea

On my prayer list... family and friends

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tasty Tuesday ~ Apple Pie

Who doesn't love a good apple pie recipe? I was in the mood to bake today, so whipped out an apple pie.



Ingredients
6 cups thinly sliced apples
3/4 cup sugar
2 TSPS flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 nutmeg
1 TBSP lemon juice

Peel, core, slice the apples, then mix all of the ingredients with the apples, combine well. Pour into the prepared pie pan, add the second pie crust. Vent the top.

Bake in a 425 oven for 40 - 45 minutes. You may need to place a ring of tinfoil around the edges of the pie, to prevent from the crust to get to brown.

Enjoy!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday

I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.

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For Today... July 24th, 2017

The weather...Its 67° right now and a high of 80°! The humidity level has dropped, so its going to be a nice day... its cloudy right now, but the sunny skies is on the horizon for later today.


Right now I am... working on this blog post and watching Big Brother

On my reading pile... Etched...Upon My Heart by Jill Kelly (almost finished with this one); Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld; and Happily Ever After by Trista Sutter......I need to get back to reading and get this list knocked down


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... no shows/movies this weekend.... it was a busy conference weekend

On my TV... Big Brother on the DVR - tv Bachelorette, Fosters, Big Brother

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ pork chops, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn and rolls
Tuesday ~ polish dogs, beans and a salad
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ not sure yet
Saturday ~ not sure yet
Sunday ~ out for lunch

On my to do list... laundry, housework, make dog food, crochet

In the craft basket...I did start a new afghan, working on some granny squares, and then some baby shoes for a order

The new square I am working on


The finished afghan for the baby shower


Happening this week:
Monday ~ housework, laundry, making dog food, croche/sewt, work out
Tuesday ~ work, work out
Wednesday ~ work, work out
Thursday ~ work, work out
Friday ~ groceries, errands, nails done (didn't go last week, work out
Saturday ~ work on planner, baby shower
Sunday ~ vacation starts - its a staycation, with maybe a day trip here or there

Looking around the house... and it looks like I have my work cut out for me today..... not much was done over the last week with us being on vacation

From the camera... my planner spread for this week

Style dots conference weekend




What I'm wearing today... purple tshirt and gray yoga pants

One of my simple pleasures... making new friends, and spending the weekend with them

On my prayer list... family and friends

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Wrinkle In Time



Not that I am wishing time would go fast, but I am looking forward to seeing this movie.

“A Wrinkle In Time” starring Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Oprah and newcomer Storm Reid as “Meg Murry.”

Synopsis:

Watch the teaser trailer for Disney's A Wrinkle In Time.

A Wrinkle In Time opens in US theatres March 9, 2018.

The film, which is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph of love.

Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer. The film stars: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine and introduces Storm Reid.