Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Dear Friends ~ 

I guess it's a late edition HHM for me this week. So will be quick version.  I ran errands today and I finally got my new iphone! I needed a new one so badly so it's been really fun playing with it and all the new features. ;)   

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had a really nice one here. It's getting so beautiful with Fall colors so just enjoyed my backyard bay a bit. Also, hubby and I accomplished cleaning around the homestead and ran errands and went out for dinner on saturday while Annie had her hockey captain's practice. And of course lots of football watching on sunday. Now on to the rest of the week 










THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Today it was rainy, but not too freezing (in the 50's). Going to rain the next couple days too. Then clear up a bit by the end of the week but probably be in the 40's-50's. 













ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

Just had some dinner. Leftover chicken almondine, veggies and had a glazed cherry hand pie Annie and i had made over the weekend













RIGHT NOW I AM:

Watching some of the TheVoice while I work on this
















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Too dark to see much now. Lol 













AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

Again, just chilling and watching tv and snuggling in. Had the fireplace going earlier today and had my Mom over too. She got an upgraded phone too. I was helping her figure some of it out. Lol


















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

I have some appointments, hospice volunteering, errands, brought dinner to FIL already tonight, groceries, religious ed,  kiddo's conferences (& they won't have school the end of the week), projects







 









CURRENTLY READING

Finally going to get into Whispering in French














ON THE TV TODAY:

 Dancing with the Stars, the Good Doctor, The Resident,  Greys Anatomy, Survivor, the finish of Big Brother, hubby got me into watching Forged in Fire with him, The Voice, some movies and hallmark movies taped, going to start Gilmore Girls (can you believe I never watched that series when it was on?)



 















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  leftover chicken almondine, veggies


TUESDAY: slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches, mac & cheese, coleslaw,  (didn't make this last week)


WEDNESDAY: religious ed - easy night (leftovers?)



THURSDAY: tomato soup and apple cheddar bread (didn't make last week), salad or veggies & dip



FRIDAY: spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, caesar salad 










WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

scrapbook catch up and few other projects
























NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

the cheddar apple bread would be new












TIP OF THE WEEK:



don't have to give me a reason twice ;P   Sure I'll have a cup - Lol















FROM THE CAMERA:





It's getting awfully pretty around here









Annie had a couple of friend sleep over this weekend - getting some last trampoline days in before it gets too cold









Going through some old scrapbooks and loved this Halloween so much when Annie was "Raggedy Annie" and Aaron was a storm trooper kind of guy. Where has the time gone to???















And some more favorite Halloween past with a cupcake and a ninja ;) 



PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

XL Chocolate Chip Cookies (& getting excited for Halloween)

Hi Friends ~ 

I thought I'd share the recipe for the XL chocolate chip cookies I showed you on HHM Monday. I had posted it on instagram stories before but thought some of you folks might like it here too. My smart phone has been glitching and I'm in need of a new one. I can't even get instagram to work so I have been absent there for a bit. I try to check it on my ipad but it's older so it doesn't work right either. I'm hoping to get a new phone this week! But for now let's talk cookies. I found this recipe on pinterest if I remember right. They are everything chocolate chip cookies should be. Crisper edges and soft middles. Yummy chocolate with a hint of salt. And they also happened to be extra large size. So it's like getting 2 for the work of only chomping 1. Lol
 :P












Here is the recipe as I posted it on insta stories: 

















Also, it is getting awfully pretty around here with leaves turning on our bay. I will share some pics tomorrow on HHM. In the meantime I thought I'd share a few pics from Fall/Halloween past. Annie and I have been dreaming and scheming plans for this year and she still hasn't decided on a costume! She better get moving. There are plans for some treats similar to last year, but plan to make some fun new Halloween goodies too. 









Boo!!


Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday





Hi Friends  ~ 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was  a very nice one here. Got in some fun Fall shopping - picked up a few more cute decorations. Did lots of the usuals getting things done around the house, decorated outside finally, watched football (yay Packers!) And Annie and I had some fun baking yesterday. 


It's a chilly and wet one here today. I love that Fall color is finally showing up around the bay and we have now entered my favorite month of the year!! ;) I love Fall most of all (if you couldn't tell). Now on to this week....











THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Chilly and raining. In the upper 40's. Going to be mostly 50's this week and maybe warmer Wednesday but supposed to rain that day too













ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

I made a breakfast sandwich with apple jelly on it for me and my sweet boy this AM  - as he didn't need to be up to school until later. I had vanilla almond coffee













RIGHT NOW I AM:

Watching morning news show as I work on this
















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

It's raining but it makes the color around the bay look even prettier













AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:











These photos were from a few days ago, so not sunny here like this today ...but overall tidy like this and I love having all things Fall out everywhere ;) 


















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Annie ortho appt, groceries, food to FIL, hospice volunteering day, errands, stuff with my Mom, religious ed for Annie, helping at church with something this week too, projects at home







 









CURRENTLY READING

Finally going to get into Whispering in French














ON THE TV TODAY:

 Dancing with the Stars, the Good Doctor, The Resident,  Greys Anatomy, Survivor, the finish of Big Brother, hubby got me into watching Forged in Fire with him, Manifest



 















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  Italian egg scramble with onion, green pepper, tomato, mozzarella and parm cheese, breakfast potatoes, fruit


TUESDAY:turkey, cheddar wraps, chips, veggies & dip


WEDNESDAY: ? not sure - get groceries



THURSDAY: ham & scalloped potatoes, green beans, cheddar apple bread



FRIDAY: slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches, cole slaw, mac & cheese 










WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

catching up on some scrapbooks and heritage album for my Mom

























NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

the cheddar apple bread would be new












TIP OF THE WEEK:





Haven't tested this so not sure it's true?? I can vouch that I keep a little tide pen in my purse and it works wonders if you spill on your shirt when eating out. Lol














FROM THE CAMERA:












picked up this cute scarecrow fella this weekend ;) 






Over the weekend got out more of my decorations for the front of the house. Walks with Ruby = spotting more color around the bay. And I love this jack o lantern I have out front that had a spider web on it from the shed. I left it on there - it fits perfect for Halloween ambiance, don't ya think? :P




Annie and I tried a new chocolate chip recipe and did them in XL size. They are delicious! And dangerous - calling to me as I sit here (send help!!)








PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.