Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday




Hello Friends! 

Another later Monday post.  That's just how these summer days have been going folks. Too much busy time or fun (especially with my Annie) to be had I guess. ;) Annie will be back to school before I know it so trying to get lots of our time in too. I need to come and catch up with many of you and I hope to in the days ahead! Please excuse my posting less at the moment too. Again, summer days need to be spent outside and with my girl so I'm on the computer less. I hope to get more posts up this week though. 

I hope you had  lovely weekend. Ours was busy out of town for Annie's soccer tourney. They didn't do very well, but she had a lot of fun and we even had fun running around a mall and big sports store with Ad too. Adam & Annie were having contests on a simulated soccer and hockey machine. My competitive crew. Lol!  And now her soccer season has come to an end, so we'll have even more free time for summer fun before she starts school the end of next month. Now on to the week ahead!





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


70's sunny and beautiful! Looks like chance of some storms tomorrow but should be 70's and 80's most of the week.











ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


toast, watermelon and some iced coffee







RIGHT NOW I AM:


Sitting in my office. Enjoying the peace and quiet actually. Annie is off playing with a friend. Ruby is snuggling at my feet. ;) 







AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:

I see beautiful shining blue skies out my office window! Definitely need to get out and enjoy more of this day! Waiting for my son to drive up the driveway soon as he will be finishing up with work for the day before too long.







AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:


Need to accomplish a few more tasks, but overall things looking pretty tidy today.








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

Summer hockey heating back up for Annie so she has some practices this week. A tourney is in her near future. Going on a little afternoon trip with friends this week for some me time. Looking forward to that! The other usuals - devotional, exercise, MIL time, a few groceries, other errands etc. 

Also, planning on doing our Christmas in July time again this year! Due to things going on it won't work for tomorrow ("the 25th") so will do belated later in the week. Not doing quite as big a deal as last year with specific crafts, or even small gifts etc. But Annie and I are planning to have time with my Mom and have a fun lunch, bake Christmas cutouts, listen to Christmas music all afternoon, and do some coloring in the Christmas coloring books (okay maybe a craft too?), and may even watch a bit of a Christmas movie.  That night I'll make turkey cheddar & cranberry sliders, stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner. Don't judge people. I love me some Christmas!! ;P








CURRENTLY READING:


Not much new here currently. I've been terrible this summer about books - but good about magazines and newspaper (crosswords!) ;)  I hope to be better this Fall as I have SO many books lined up to read!!







ON THE TV TODAY:


I need to catch up on Next Food Network star and Game of Thrones. Watched Grantchester, Big Brother. The Gong Show (new one - anyone remember the old one? Such a corny show!) Have some other shows and movies taped too.











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: polish on the grill, corn on the cob, baked beans, veggies, chips, melon


TUESDAY: breakfast for dinner: eggs, toast, leftover polish sausage, fruit



WEDNESDAY: penne pasta, garlic bread, caesar salad (my kiddos' faves)



THURSDAY: turkey cheddar & cranberry sliders, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy (Xmas in July meal)


FRIDAY: not sure - hockey tourney starts











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:


not sure about new this week yet?






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FROM THE CAMERA:









Had a beautiful day up the north shore the end of last week with my Mom, Annie and her friend.















Some shots from the weekend of our #1 Girl (in red). Also, pics from fun at the mall and Annie's new cap she picked up. ;) 





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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I hope you're enjoying them friends! 


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


8 comments:

  1. Glad you are out there enjoying your summer! The blog world and computer will still be there when there's less to do. Wow, the water looks so inviting! Hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled summer week.

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  2. Hello!
    Never judge your love of Christmas, Carrie!
    We are celebrating too!!!
    I am glad you are enjoying your summer.
    It is going quickly!
    Have a nice week, my sweet friend!
    Merry Christmas in July!!!

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  3. I truly planned to join in the Christmas fun this year, but no a/c for five days put me - you guessed it - five days behind. Maybe next year.

    Annie is so cute. She just has that, "I'm excited about life and I'm so energetic, I can't slow down" look about her.

    Glad you're going to have a girl day. You deserve it.

    I saw that you pinned one of my pins for baking tray meals. I thought it would be fun if we tried different recipes and compared. HOWEVER, I have so many pins on my Recipes - Collections board and all the old time cookbooks come first, that I haven't found it again. Will make another run at it.

    Please send me some cooler temps. Everything here is burning up. Brown and toasty.

    Take lots of photos on Christmas. Love to you, Sweet Girl. Patsy

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  4. Happy Summer days Carrie, it all looks warm and green there now. What fun enjoying the hols with your daughter - precious times. We are enjoying our very short Winter here!

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  5. We are having breakfast for dinner one night, too!
    Love the pictures! Those rocks are gorgeous. Looks like a painting.
    Happy Tuesday! <3

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  6. I should try breakfast for dinner once in a while. Sometimes we get in a rut and just do the same old stuff. I'm trying to incorporate less meat into our diet too.

    I'm glad you're enjoying your time with your daughter and making the most of the summer. It's way too short not to! Thank you for taking the time to stop by too. It's always great to hear from you :)

    xxx

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  7. Glad it was a fun sporting weekend for you all! We have just finished watching Grantchester even though it was on ages ago here, a good series again!

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  8. I'm sorry I'm running sooooooo late this week! I LOVE your life hack this week. I am going to try it and see what happens.

    Food Network Star has been fun this season, but I love Jason from the Great Baking - he's such a hoot! And the British Baking show has been good too.

    I LOVE ALL the FUN pictures this week, especially cute is the one of Annie in her new cap!But what I really love is that your are having such a great time with Annie this summer and can have even more quality time now that soccer is over.

    Hope you had a great week! :D

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