Monday, September 24, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Why do the weekends have to go by so fast! I had a great time with my friend Tina in Ohio this weekend! I met her through blogging 10 years or so ago. We may be 300 miles apart, but have a great friendship! Plus she gives awesome pedicures!! LOL Happy Monday everyone!


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For Today... Sept. 24th, 2018

The weather...Its 51° with a high of 73° today...its finally time to break out the hoodies! Bring on Fall!!

As I look outside my window...the day is just starting to break

On the breakfast plate. . .water, and a bowl of mini wheats

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

On my reading pile... nothing at the moment

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

On my TV... Big Brother, Fear The Dead, football...... AND the new Fall shows start this week!!!

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ roast, red skin potatoes, carrots and rolls
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ leftovers
Saturday ~ sub from the hub, girls nite out for me
Sunday ~ ??

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

In the craft basket...working on a new afghan for my oldest, crocheted pumpkins, and occasionally picking up a cross stitch project. I am obsessed with making the pumpkins.... the latest ones are this plaid one and a thick yarn gold one. I am in love iwth the plaid, and will be making more!


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 ~ girls nite out
Sunday ~ church

Looking around the house... I have lots to do.... with me being out of town for the weekend, the guys did nothing.... nor did they pick up after themselves....sigh

From the camera... Pics from the weekend with my friend Tina


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

One of my simple pleasures... late night talks with friends

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


On my prayer list... For family, friends and our country

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

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

I have yet to get to everyone's post from last week, will be making my rounds to last weeks and this weeks post from everyone. Happy Monday everyone!


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For Today... Sept. 17th, 2018

The weather...Its 65° with a high of 88° today...its back to a little warmer weather (go figure I move my work computer back upstairs only for it to be a semi hot/humid week)


As I look outside my window...the day is just starting to break

On the breakfast plate. . .water, and waffles

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

On my reading pile... nothing at the moment

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... Season 7 of Call the Midwife

On my TV... Big Brother, Bacherlorette, Fear The Dead and football

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ BLT's and potato salad
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ burritos
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~ ??

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

In the craft basket...working on a new afghan for my oldest, crocheted pumpkins, and occasionally picking up a cross stitch project


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, make Lici's dog food, meal prep for weekend
Saturday ~ will be out of town to visit a friend in Ohio
Sunday ~ out of town visiting a friend

Looking around the house... the downstairs is looking pretty good now that the work computer is back upstairs....now to get my craft room to not look so clutter with it in there.

From the camera... My youngest was in a friends wedding over the weekend ~ he cleans up pretty good. Just a few snapchat photos from him


What I'm wearing today... white tank top and black shorts

One of my simple pleasures... snuggling with my pup

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, September 11, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Salisbury Steak

The weather is starting... every so slightly, starting to turn cool so its getting me in the mood for some comfort foods. Growing up we used to have Salisbury steak, but it was always the frozen kind and I have been looking for a homemade version for a while and think I have found it. Bring on Fall and all the yummy comfort foods!

Salisbury Steak


INGREDIENTS

1 (10 1/2 ounce) cancampbells French onion soup
1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
1⁄2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 egg
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1⁄4 cup ketchup
1 -3 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1⁄2 teaspoon mustard powder
1⁄4 cup water


DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, mix together 1/3 cup condensed French onion soup with ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt and black pepper.

Shape into 6 oval patties.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown both sides of patties.

Pour off excess fat.

In a small bowl, blend flour and remaining soup until smooth.

Mix in ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder.

Pour over meat in skillet.

Cover, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Whew... what a busy few weeks its been since my last HHM post.... we were on vacation, then had unexpected, but very welcomed house guests over the holiday weekend. The visit with them was good and sad (they were up due to a loved one being in the hospital). Now to get back into the swing of things! Happy Monday everyone!


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For Today... Sept. 10th, 2018

The weather...Its 56° with a high of 70° today...the cooler air has finally arrived!!


As I look outside my window...its cloudy, but peaceful looking.

On the breakfast plate. . .not very healthy... a chocolate fudge poptart

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

On my reading pile... nothing at the moment

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... Book Club, I Can Only Imagine, A Quiet Place, Training Day

On my TV... Big Brother, Bacherlorette, Fear The Dead and football

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ kielbasa and mac-n-cheese
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ leftovers
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~ potluck at church

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

In the craft basket...working on a new afghan for my oldest, and occasionally picking up a cross stitch project


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 out, not sure what else is going on
Sunday ~ church, potluck at church

Looking around the house... Its starting to look like Fall... a few items are put out for Fall... have a few more to set up

From the camera...


What I'm wearing today... purple tshirt and gray leggings

One of my simple pleasures... relaxing to music with a hook and yarn in hand

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


On my prayer list... My sister inlaw and family- they were up over the holiday weekend visiting her grandma in the hospital, and sadly she went to be with the Lord... the funeral is this Tuesady.

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday



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For Today... August 27th, 2018

The weather...Its 69° with a high of 89° - its going to be a rainy/stormy day


As I look outside my window...its still dark out, its going to be a stormy, sticky day.

On the breakfast plate. . .I went to McDonald's...I have been craving a bacon egg and cheese mcgriddle

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

On my reading pile... The Road Home, by Beverly Lewis ~ its been a long, long time since I have read any of her books. I have just started it, but am liking it so far.


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... with it being our staycation this past week....we did a lot of movie watching. Life of the Party - loved this one, The Post, Unthinkable, Body of Lies - - I started a new series of The Innocents on Netflix

On my TV... Big Brother and Fear the Walking Dead

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ grilled pork chops, julienne potatoes, corn and a salad
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ Salisbury steak, mashed potates/gravy, green beans and homemade bread
Saturday ~ BLT's and potato salad
Sunday ~ steak, corn on the cob, potato salad

On my to do list... housework and laundry

In the craft basket...I picked back up a cross stitch project and am anxious to finish it, so I can get started on the next one.


Happening this week:
Monday ~ housework, and back to work
Tuesday ~ work
Wednesday ~ work
Thursday ~ craft day, lots of Fall projects I want to get started on
Friday ~ groceries and errands
Saturday ~ not sure yet
Sunday ~ church

Looking around the house... I have some cleaning to do...I think this is the first time in a long time that I actually did nothing while on a staycation. In the past I would still be in clean mode, but not this time...while we didn't do much over the week and stuck close to home....I enjoyed my time off...but now back to reality and get things back in order

From the camera... no pics for this week

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

One of my simple pleasures... sitting on the deck, in the early morning and just thinking

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!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

I am such a bad blogger..... I missed last week, and have yet to get to my comments from the previous week. Forgive me everyone... I will try and be better this week, and going forward! I am on vacation this week with the hubs, more of a staycation, as we have no definite plans. We may venture out to Shipshewana in Indiana tomorrow; that is as far as what we have planned. Happy Monday!


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For Today... August 20th, 2018

The weather...Its 74° with a high of 84° - its going to be a cloudy day, with rain later in the evening


As I look outside my window...its looking pretty gray out, makes me want to just curl up with a book and veg for the day

On the breakfast plate. . .I didn't have breakfast today and its getting close to lunch time... I may be making a run to pick something up

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

On my reading pile... I have a book I got in one of my Loved and Blessed boxes that I plan on reading this week.... just don't remember the title....

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... on Netflix I watched Extinction...it was ok. The Dissapointments Room (on netflix)....this was slow to start, and just ok...

On my TV... Big Brother and Fear the Walking Dead

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ out
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ out
Saturday ~ out
Sunday ~ polish dogs, beans and fruit

On my to do list... this week is all about nothing.... I am taking the week off from housework and craft projects.... its going to be a veg/chill week

In the craft basket...I finished the sunflower afghan for my niece, and then worked on a few projects for a customer, and fully finished off a cross stitch project. The first pic - the afghan, 2nd & 3rd are the projects for a customer, and the last is the cross stitch pic






Happening this week:
vacation week.....
Monday ~ not much planned for today...just hanging out
Tuesday ~ Shipshewana - maybe
Wednesday ~ up in the air
Thursday ~ up in the air
Friday ~ up in the air
Saturday ~ up in the air
Sunday ~ up in the air

Looking around the house... you can tell that the pup has been having a good time with Dad being home.... lots of dog toys all around, and a few of them that have started to come unstuffed....

From the camera... Just one pic of Lici, in her now favorite spot...chillin on dads shoulder


What I'm wearing today... right now I am still in my pj's, I should go up and get dressed, but alas I am too comfy..lol

One of my simple pleasures... visiting with my inlaws

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


On my prayer list... Still for my husbands shoulder, I am hoping this week off from work will let him rest it up, but its not looking to good. I think a trip to the doctor is in his future, if I can get it into his thick Italian skull!

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Dump Cake



Ingredients

1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
8 ounces chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter


Directions

In a 9x13 inch pan mix cherries and pineapple.

Sprinkle dry cake mix over pineapple, and cherry mixture stir until just combined.

Then sprinkle walnuts over top.

Drizzle top with melted butter or margarine.

Bake in a 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 35 or 40 minutes or until golden brown.