Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday



Good morning All! 

I hope you had a lovely weekend. For those that celebrated Father's Day - I hope it was a day filled with fun, loved ones and great weather! ;) We had a nice one here. My son was at his friend's cabin for part of the weekend, but Ad and Annie and I had fun going out for dinner and going mini golfing. Ad and I watched some movies over the weekend that we had taped too. And we all worked on things around the house. My son was back in time for Father's Day and we took my FIL (& MIL) out for a nice lunch yesterday. It was nice weather too, so we enjoyed some of that too! Now on to the week ahead...



THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


Gray today so far and low 60's. It's supposed to get sunnier later and in the upper 60's though. Some chance of rain Wednesday, but otherwise supposed to be sunshine and 70's most of the week! 










ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


Some toast and iced vanilla coffee







RIGHT NOW I AM:


Listening to Joshua Bell music and sorting some things in my office and throwing in next load of laundry while I work on this.







AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:

I see some sun trying to break through the clouds. I see a squirrel in our driveway running between the flower pots. And I see the garbage truck picking up our garbage at the top of our driveway, from my office window. Monday is garbage day and every other one is recycling too. 








AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:


I see a few things I need to tidy up, but overall it looks clean and peaceful. My daughter is playing with her friend in her room and my son is gone to soccer practice. 










ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:

The usual action! Both kiddos have several soccer games this week, besides their practices. I'll need to run errands and probably do a visit to my MIL later in the week. I'm going to help my Mom get the rest of her flowers to plant in her pots and window box for the summer this week too. Take Ruby for some walks. And of course my daily devotional and other workout times. I'm now down 26 pounds! I've been loving getting some new clothes for summer that are 2 sizes smaller than most of my stuff from last summer! Yay me! 









CURRENTLY READING:


I cannot make up my mind what to read yet - haven't focused well on reading lately. I have lots of magazines to catch up on right now too - so tackle that pile first. I have so many fun suggestions for books from my friend Carrie of Anniehow blog and I've kept a list - so think I'm going to start getting in to some off of that list. 








ON THE TV TODAY:


Food Network Star. Grantchester just started back, as well as Great British Baking show, both on PBS. Yay!!  Some movies still taped too.











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: leftovers from this weekend including burgers and things from a BBQ night. Also I made a yummy alfredo pasta with broccoli and peas yesterday and threw in some rotisserie chicken I needed to use up. So those things along with some fruit and veggie side dishes


TUESDAY: easy night due to soccer (might pick up subway?)


WEDNESDAY:  A slow cooker maple dijon chicken, roasted red potatoes, salad and honeyed corn muffins



THURSDAY: easy pizzas or breakfast for dinner


FRIDAY: soccer tourney begins so not sure yet??











WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT


Etsy store albums and canvases 

Legacy box stuff  

My Grandpa's heritage album  

My Mom's album & my family album catch up 

(this is my continuing list)












NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


The maple dijon chicken recipe is new and I will share later in the week.





TIP OF THE WEEK:



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Good tip if you're going for some coffee this summer with a friend. ;) 





FROM THE CAMERA:


I just grabbed some quick candid photos at mini golf. I should have had them pose pretty too. Of  course Daddy beat both of us (he always does and had probably 5 holes in one). ;) Fun night and Annie hit the playground after too:


And of course she had to climb to the top :P


And she was so excited because Daddy taught her how to work the riding lawn mower. So she and Adam tackled all the yard work together as a team! 



PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

8 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE your inspirational this week and that maple dijon chicken sounds divine!

    It looks like you had a great time mini golfing and Annie looks pleased as punch to be mowing.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic weight loss. I am so happy for you my friend!

    Did I ask you about your ETSY store name? If not, I meant too. Have a great week.

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  2. The alfredo pasta you made sounds so good! What a resourceful way to use up vegetables you had on hand. What type of items are you making for a legacy box? I'd be interested in reading more about what you are doing. Hope you have a great week!

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  3. Hooray for you! I am at a standstill with weight loss and need to have a fresh start I think.
    Cute pics of Annie!
    You nee to share more about your Etsy shop.

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  4. I love listening to Joshua Bell!
    Sweet pictures. I haven't played mini golf in years!!
    Have a wonderful week. :)

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  5. I love listening to Joshua Bell!
    Sweet pictures. I haven't played mini golf in years!!
    Have a wonderful week. :)

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  6. I haven't played mini golf in years- Looks like your family had fun. I Love opening your blog to see your beautiful photo in header. I always take a minute to just look at them- they are so peaceful to me and of course your doggie is adorable. I hope you are having a great week.

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  7. I won't comment on anything but your new clothes and your svelte bod. I'm so proud and envious, I can't think of anything else. Great show!

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  8. Congratulations on your great weight loss, how inspiring! Plus, you get to buy new clothes :) Hope you have had a wonderful week!

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