Monday, May 14, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Hey everyone, sorry I didn't make the rounds from last week...hoping to do better this week. It was a busy work week, then lots of running on my days off. I hope you all had a great Mother's Day yesterday!!



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For Today... May 14th, 2018

The weather...Its 53°, and rainy.


As I look outside my window...I see that it is raining and the grass needs to be cut.

On the breakfast plate. . .cereal and juice

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... "Girls with Swords"


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... no movies

On my TV... Fear the Walking Dead, Talking Dead, The Resident, Chicago Series (fire, med, pd), Greys, Blue Bloods ---- I may have a TV show problem! LOL

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ sloppy joes, fries and fruit
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ fish, rice, corn
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~ polish dogs, beans, fruit

On my to do list... housework, working on craft projects

In the craft basket...working on cross stitch projects, a sunflower afghan ~ sharing a semi finished cross stitch project Birds in Snow, just need to get it hooked into the frame



Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out
Tuesday ~ work, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house
Friday ~ groceries, errands, work out
Saturday ~ work craft projects and the yard
Sunday ~ church, baby shower, ladies Bible Study

Looking around the house... things are nice and tidy

From the camera... Mother's Day with my boys


What I'm wearing today... purple and black leggings and a black tshirt

One of my simple pleasures... spending time with my boys

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


On my prayer list... family and friends

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

Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Oh my....its been a month since I have been here sharing my week with you all. It was a long hard month. Life just got in the way and a little stressful. Over my birthday weekend, I "ran away" so to speak with my best friend. Her daughter was in a volley ball tournament for college and the championship was held in Missouri. We had an awesome time, and the time away was exactly what I needed!



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For Today... May 7th, 2018

The weather...Its 46°, and the sun is shining and the high will be 72°

weather for the week ~ up and down with the temps this week.


As I look outside my window...The sun is peeking out, hoping it warms up soon as I am a little chilled right now.

On the breakfast plate. . .a bowl of cereal

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... "Girls with Swords"


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... All of the Money, Braven, The Commuter

On my TV... Fear the Walking Dead, Talking Dead, The Resident, Chicago Series (fire, med, pd), Greys, Blue Bloods ---- I may have a TV show problem! LOL

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ burgers, fries, salad
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ ??
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~ maybe out after church

On my to do list... housework, working on craft projects

In the craft basket...cross stitch projects, a sunflower afghan



this is the first of 3 birds I am doing for a bday gift for my mother inlaw
Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out, finish laundry
Tuesday ~ work, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house
Friday ~ groceries, errands, work out
Saturday ~ work craft projects and the yard
Sunday ~ church

Looking around the house... things are looking pretty good after a deep clean I did last week

From the camera... no pics this past week


What I'm wearing today... black leggings and a black top with flowers on it

One of my simple pleasures... being outside and sprucing up the yard after a very long winter season!

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


On my prayer list... family and friends

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tasty Tuesday

Making some fun cookies from a brownie mix.



Ingredients
1 box Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 tbsp. water
1 cup dried banana chips broken into small pieces
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup chopped maraschino cherries


Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking-spray.

Combine brownie mix, oil, eggs and water; stir with a fork to combine into a stiff dough. Dough will seem dry, but will completely moisten as you stir. (Knead briefly by hand, in the bowl, if preferred.) Stir in banana chips, walnuts and cherries.

Working with 1 heaping tbsp. of dough at a time, lightly roll dough into balls and place about 2" apart on baking sheets. Lightly press each ball with the heel of your hand to flatten slightly.

Bake 12 minutes until just set in the center. Cool 1 minute on pans. Transfer to wire racks with metal spatula and cool completely. Variation:

Dried cherries can be substituted for maraschino cherries. For an additional chocolate punch, stir in ¼ cup chocolate chips.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Hey.... its been a few weeks.... I was MIA last week, just wasn't in the bloggy mood type for some reason, and have been bad at responding to comments. But I am back... so happy 2nd day of April...my birthday MONTH!!!



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For Today... April 2nd, 2018

The weather...Its 21°, and the sun is shining!!

weather for the week


As I look outside my window...The sun is shining, and that makes me happy!

On the breakfast plate. . .cinnamon toast (out of my shake mix) and a bottle of water

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... "Girls with Swords", and a new book I got in my Loved and Blessed box - Enough. The Whole 30 book, I just can't wrap my head around it.. I may try it again another time.




Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... I got caught on my DVR of tv shows for the week

On my TV... When calls the Heart, Talking Dead, The Resident, Counting On, Foster, This Is Us, Chicago Series (fire, med, pd), 911, Greys, Blue Bloods ---- I may have a TV show problem! LOL

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ burgers, fries, salad
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ ??
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~ maybe out after church

On my to do list... housework, working on craft projects, get Lici's nails trimmed

In the craft basket...I have a few things going right now - Working on a new cross stitch - the crochet bears are put on hold... the pattern is frustrating me... and not much to show you right now. Cross stitch has been consuming all of my free time... so loving it...
a few cross stitch completed projects



Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out, finish laundry
Tuesday ~ work, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house, Lici's nails trimmed
Friday ~ groceries, errands, work out
Saturday ~ work on planner
Sunday ~ church, ladies meeting

Looking around the house... I need to sadly put the Easter decor away

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

Lici, my chair stealer...

Easter pics, first a pic of the boys, and the 2nd collage of family


What I'm wearing today... black leggings and a black top with flowers on it

One of my simple pleasures... spending time with family

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


On my prayer list... family and friends

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Strawberry Shortcake



This week is a little different version of a strawberry shortcake, using just 2 ingredients (well 3 if you include the frosting). For this you will need a box of strawberry cake mix and 12 oz of vanilla creme soda, and thats it! How easy is that! Mix together and then bake in a 350° for 28-30 mins. Let cool then frost with your choice of frosting, I used a strawberry creme flavor. This cake was so moist! Enjoy!!

You can check out this site that will give you different combinations of cake mixes and soda to use: cake recipes.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Its Monday! Had a great weekend with the hubs celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. Have an awesome Monday everyone!!



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For Today... March 19th, 2018

The weather...Its 32°, and the sun is shining!!

weather for the week


As I look outside my window...The sun is shining, and that makes me happy!

On the breakfast plate. . .a Herbalife shake - vanilla flavor mixed with apple juice and a bottle of water

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... "Girls with Swords"


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... no show this weekend, out of town

On my TV... When calls the Heart, Talking Dead, The Resident, Counting On, Foster, This Is Us, Chicago Series (fire, med, pd), 911, Greys, Blue Bloods ---- I may have a TV show problem! LOL

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ pork chops, mashed taters/gravy, corn and bread
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ ??
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~

On my to do list... housework, working on craft projects, get Lici's nails trimmed

In the craft basket...I have a few things going right now - Working on a new cross stitch, and crocheting some stuffed bears.

Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out, finish laundry
Tuesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house, work out
Friday ~ groceries, errands, work out
Saturday ~ work out, work on planner - Style Dots Blingo
Sunday ~ church, ladies meeting

Looking around the house... I can tell that we were gone for the weekend and that the boy was by himself... have some cleaning to do...or should I say he does!

From the camera... my planner layout for this week
I didn't get my planner done yet, have to work on that today.... maybe later it will be up. You can go over here to see the pics I took of my goodies from my weekend away.

What I'm wearing today... my Oakley workout top/leggings and a zip up hoodie

One of my simple pleasures... random trips with no particular destination in mind....

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


On my prayer list... family and friends

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

Weekend in Review

I have started a new meme, called Weekend in Review.  I had participated in one like this a while ago, but it has long since stopped.  I liked writing down what I had down over the weekend, whether it was filled with lots activity or just a lazy weekend, so I went ahead and started my own version of this meme.

Weekend rewind. If you want to play along, grab the button code below and tell me all about your weekend!  I will have a Mr. Linky on the actual weekend post for everyone to link up to.


Weekend rewind. If you want to play along, grab the above button and tell me all about your weekend!

Friday ~ Celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary - the hubs had to work, so I went on with my normal Friday routine, groceries in the morning, ran a few errands, and then met a friend for lunch, to discuss/make plans to do a class reunion. Once back home, worked on a video, then made dinner - steak, baked tater, salad and a dessert, that didn't really turn out well (the dessert that is), then just hung out with the hubs.

Saturday ~ Anniversary getaway with the hubs. We had no specific destination in mind, just jumped in the car and took off. Our usual anniversary thing to do is to go antiquing... and thats what we did. We ended up in Mishawaka and South Bend, Indiana. We got a hotel for the night in South Bend, and not thinking that it was St. Patty's day and being so close to Norte Dame - the fighting Irish, boy oh boy was it busy down there! We had fun none the less. Had dinner at Outback, then back to the hotel to veg.

Sunday ~ Day 2 of anniversary weekend. Breakfast at IHOP, then off to hit 3 more shops on the way home. We had a great weekend away. Now for all the goodies I got...lots of cute Easter related items (not antiques, but thrifty kind of items!)
And then a few items that will go with my kitchen decor
And then a frame, and some wood plaques I have an idea for


Let me know if you play along.