Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday


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Hello and Happy Monday to You!! 


Did you have a speedy weekend too? Where is the time going as we already head towards the middle of August!?? Annie and I were talking the other day about the summery things we still want to fit in - so we need to work to make those happen. We had some hockey this past weekend...but had a little time for fun too. One fun thing on our list was to go to a favorite food place that's only open in the summer and is near a fun mini golf course with lots of interactive holes. We were going to meet up with some friends of ours -but it didn't work out. And my Boy was off at his friend's cabin. So just Daddy, Annie and I did some bonding. Always fun in my book! 





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


Supposed to hit upper 70's to 80 degrees today. Even a bit warmer tomorrow. Then cool down a bit and some rain for Wed/Thursday.











ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


honey nut chex cereal with fresh blueberries on top and some coffee







RIGHT NOW I AM:


I'm enjoying some peace and quiet. My niece slept over with Annie last night and another friend came over this AM - so they had taken over the house. They just all left to go to another friend's house so it's quiet...temporarily. Lol










AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:

Blue skies and sunshine out my office window. Perfect summer day ahead!








AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:


The girls have some sleepover things to pick up. I never did the dinner dishes from last night (SLACKER) - so need to load them and throw in more laundry.








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

My Mom finally got an antibiotic and is feeling better! So this week we plan to do our belated Christmas in July fun. Yay!! And there's some hockey this week, errands to run etc.  I've been slacking more with my exercise (although pounds still coming off - and was officially 33 pounds down the other day) - so need to fit in more workout time this week. Plan to go visit my MIL.... A typical week I guess. 








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!! 

(this is still pretty much where I'm at with things - ::sigh::)








ON THE TV TODAY:


Game of Thrones, Food Network Star, Big Brother, Deadliest Catch, The Profit, some movies taped. I watched The Great British Baking Show finale - loved it!! 










ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: grilling some burgers, corn on the cob, baked beans, veggie pasta salad, crab dip and crackers, fruit pizza cookie dessert


TUESDAY: build your own breakfast biscuits, fruit


WEDNESDAY: eat up any leftovers


THURSDAY: wild rice stuffed pork chops, roasted red potatoes, veggie side dish


FRIDAY: parmesan chicken, rotini pasta side dish, salad










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 a new one this week?






TIP OF THE WEEK:

 I saw someone share on instagram the other day the idea to choose a special perfume just for your wedding time and honeymoon. And then to put it away and only wear it on your anniversary to take you back to that day. I thought that was a really romantic and special idea. My Hubby and I have been through a lot through all of our years together (22 married & 29 together) and talk about renewing our vows in the future. I think I'll have to pocket this idea away and steal it. ;) 











FROM THE CAMERA:



I cut some hydrangeas from our big front shrub and thought I'd try to naturally dry them










Mini golf night fun - and of course Daddy kicked our butts again! :P


PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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Wishing you a Happy Week Friends!!!!!

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

11 comments:

  1. Happy Monday!
    Love the quiet moments scattered throughout the day...
    I am glad your Momma is feeling better!
    Enjoy these waning summer days, my Bloggy friend. : )

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  2. Hello! Rebecca here from HHM! I enjoyed reading today's post. All those north woods code words (blueberries, hockey, wild rice) are making me crazy for another trip to my beloved Ely. Won't make it this year, but maybe next. Have a great week ahead and be blessed in all things. :)

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    1. Ely is not far at all from my neck of the woods! ;) So nice to meet a new friend and fellow HHM! Blessings Rebecca. xoxo

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  3. I have the British Baking show on DVR an have to watch it yet. Your menu sounds wonderful this week!. Love your hydrangeas. I've ried mine before and it works well.

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  4. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your inspiration. What a great idea about the perfume!

    I'm so sad that the British Baking Show is over :( Food Network Star will be over next week too.

    Glad you're making some time for some fun summer golfing. Mini golf is always great! Have a great week.

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  5. Glad your Mom is feeling better and congratulations to you on the 33 pounds, very hard work I know, but well worth it too. Well done you!!

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  6. Glad your mom is feeling better. It sounds as if you are enjoying your summer so much! And way to go on the 33 pounds, so inspiring! Have you ever heard of Hydrangeas blooming twice in a summer? The sale plant I saved from the hardware store (and honestly, thought I killed) looks as though it might bloom again! I bought the stuff to try your Sloppy Joe casserole one day (was supposed to be tonight but you know, life) this week. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. Thanks Jean! I haven't heard of hydrangeas blooming twice! That's crazy! I gave you some tips on the sloppy joe recipe if I were to make it again. Just FYI. Blessings. xo

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  7. What a sweet photo of Annie. I believe I'd go to that golf place just to sit in the swing.

    Now tell us honestly, did you girls let Papa win?

    Your hydrangeas are beautiful. Wish I had some on my table right now. I'm eager to see how white turns out when it dries.

    Love your menu this week. Sounds yummy. I'm make another big pot of beef-vegetable soup for a friend. She and her David are both sick.

    So proud of you for the 33 pounds less.

    Happy week, Dear One; hope you find some reading time. You deserve it.

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    1. Thanks Patsy! I loved that swing too! The course is really cute and in someone's back yard and has been there for years. I'm sticking with the story we let him win. I like that one better. ;) xoxo

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