Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday




Hello Friends and happy new week to you! 

Sorry I missed HHM last Monday. It was one of those weeks and Monday was my hospice volunteer day that week too.  

I hope you all had a great weekend! We had a pretty relaxed weekend here. Some hockey - including going to watch our son's game on Saturday and we talked my FIL into coming with us. So it was nice to have him on an outing cheering at the game with us. ;)  Other then that we ran errands, did some cleaning around the house and the kids both had sleepovers. Hubby and I watched lots of the Olympics. Love that they're on, as it's always to fun to cheer for USA and watch the competitions. Now I'm ready to dive into the week ahead...














THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Single digits cold again today, but at least the sun is shining. Supposed to warm up into the 20's and 30's the next couple of days...but then back into the teens again later in the week. Some chance of snow on Thursday. Still winter deep freeze here folks












ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

Toast with peanut butter, honey and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds for crunch, some berries and a cup of coffee












RIGHT NOW I AM:


Listening to Praise & Worship on pandora and working on my meal plan and grocery list as I never got to the grocery store over the weekend











AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Sunny and bright and the snow on my deck is sparkling











AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

Ruby is eating her lunch and she likes to bring mouthfuls of food into the dining room next to where I'm working (her dish is in the laundry room). Does anyone else's dog do this? I guess it makes sense as it's no fun to eat alone, right? 















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

The usual schedule with kiddos' hockey stuff. I need to get groceries. Visit MIL and bring dinner to FIL.  Projects around home I'd like to accomplish as I'm still in the new year organizational mode. I'm going to go through kitchen cabinets (especially pantry!) and re-organize. Ash Wednesday mass this week and Lent begins. Annie has playoffs next weekend already as her winter hockey will be wrapping up. However, she's already been going to indoor soccer practices for summer team and summer hockey practices will begin soon.  #mylifewithathletes



 









CURRENTLY READING:

I started reading a Nora Roberts novel - Whiskey Beach

 










ON THE TV TODAY:

Amazing Race, Kids Baking Championship, Gold Rush - some movies taped again too. But most shows on hold because it's all about the Olympics over here right now!! Go USA!
















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: belgian waffles, oven crisp bacon and fruit


TUESDAY: honey lime chicken tacos


WEDNESDAY: spaghetti with marinara, garlic dinner rolls, salad (no meat - Ash Wednesday)


THURSDAY: slow cooker sweet & sour meatballs topped with cashews & served over rice (bring to FIL - as I didn't make this when I was going to the last week)



FRIDAY: quesadillas, veggies & dip, fruit 


**I'm going to make a strawberry pretzel cream cheese dessert this week and bake up some pumpkin chocolate chip bread (as i have some pumpkin to use up)




 










WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

Getting ready to send back my legacy box filled with slides! I've started back on my Grandpa's heritage album and started a project with vintage pins










NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

slow cooker honey lime chicken tacos will be a new one this week & I'll make quesadillas with the leftovers Friday - but only cheese for me due to Lent









TIP OF THE WEEK:




This tip sounded kinda crazy to me - anyone ever try it?







FROM THE CAMERA:
With this cold weather I've been enjoying more of these around here (our master bath stained glass windows is still one of my favorite things in our house) 




I received another diffuser as a Christmas gift and I've been loving it in our bedroom with soothing lavender essential oils. Plus, it has a neat cover that creates that design and you can change what color you'd like it to be ;) 




Annie was playing with my hair again this weekend (love when she does that) and was working on her fishtail skills




PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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




11 comments:

  1. The new blog background is nice. What a great oil diffuser! Interesting tip about the banana peel, never heard of that one. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. I have an oil diffuser too, but yours looks much prettier. The blog background is the 1st thing I saw when I popped on here, I really like it.
    Have a great week

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  3. Yummy menu... we are doing the Belgium waffles on Wednesday. Have a great week!

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  4. Hello Sweets!
    Can I come over for dinner?
    Every night???
    Your diffuser is beautiful!
    And I love when my girl plays with my hair. : )
    Have a great week!

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  5. Enjoyed reading your post. Breakfast this morning sounds wonderful! Think I'll add the peanut butter toast to my own breakfast menu sometime soon. Have a blessed week ahead and Happy Valentine's Day! <3

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  6. Good evening sweet lady. Glad to see you at HHM this week. My sweet Whiskey used to do the same thing as Ruby - anything to be where I was. She was my little sidekick! What a beautiful diffuser! I have heard of the banana peel treatment also, but never tried it because it really sound far fetched to me too.I hope you have a WONDERFUL week.

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  7. How amazing is your stained glass window - and in the bathroom. It is so gorgeous, and unusual. Lent arriving tomorrow, I also have planned a fish dinner. Today I made pancakes - because, Pancake Tuesday :)

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  8. Hope you are having a good week and that the weather will be kind to you.

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  9. Great post, Carrie! Love that braid - and your bathtub coziness. So pretty! And the poster at the end about Lent. Do you have an email attached to this blog? I'd like to send you a paragraph I might be putting on my blog on Monday, for your pre-reading. :-) xxoo

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    1. Thanks Judy! My email is carrie@bachandgroup.com Happy weekend to you xoxo

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  10. Aw, I miss those days when my girls would play with my hair.....Now they just try to boss me around about how to wear it :) My dog does the same thing - only he brings it over to his bed. It makes a big mess....oh well. Love your beautiful bath with the stained glass window. The perfect place to relax after a long day. I'll have to try the banana peel. I'm always ending up with bruises from the darn door knob on my bedroom door. Ouch - I always hit my arm! So nice that you took your FIL out to watch the game. Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day and hope your weekend is relaxing. Hugs xo Karen

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