Monday, April 9, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday




Happy Monday Friends 

I can't believe it's another Monday already! My kiddos' Spring break is over and it was back to school today. So I have been catching up more around the house and life around here today. I had fun with my kiddos last week and it feels amazingly quiet to me today and I kind of miss the action. But summer will be here before I know it and I'll be complaining they're driving me crazy - so I guess I'll embrace having the quiet back for now. Lol!!


I wasn't feeling well some of this weekend so I didn't get more posts done like I had wanted to - but I will catch up this week. I will post another recipe or 2 in the next few days. I will also share the recipe scrapbook on Thursday this week. Again, so sorry between unexpected biopsy and Spring break my life felt it wasn't my own for a while. Feeling back on track and ready to tackle the week ahead...













THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Sunny and bright - but  a bit chilly. It's supposed to hit 40 degrees today though. It's supposed to be 40's and sun a lot this week (hopefully true!) and then by the weekend dip back down into the 30's and more snow could be on the way (please God no!!) 











ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

toast with apple jelly, some raspberries,  and french vanilla coffee














RIGHT NOW I AM:


Listening to the quiet ;)  Working on my planner and figuring out the family schedule and meals for the week ahead












AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

I love seeing the sunshine and the fact that more snow is gone and I can see grass! I hope it won't be long before the bay melts and starts to break open. I don't want to even think about that chance of snow. Ggrrr












AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

Pretty tidy from working around here all morning












ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Groceries, helping my Mom, MIL visit and bring FIL dinner, Annie's soccer and hockey, more Spring projects around the house, errands


 









CURRENTLY READING:

I'm planning to read Whispering in French by Sophia Nash next, but haven't started it yet

 










ON THE TV TODAY:

Timeless, The Spring Baking Championship,  American Idol, Will and Grace, Greys Anatomy, Gold Rush, Survivor, Billions, Call the Midwife, Howards End












ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: leftover gnocchi and marinara, veggies, toast


TUESDAY: summer meal night: grill hamburgers on indoor grill pan, veggie pasta salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, fruit salad 


WEDNESDAY: Spring chicken (you can find that recipe here from my recipes tab) , leftover pasta and fruit salads


THURSDAY: slow cooker pork fajitas with fixings (you can find that recipe here from my recipe tab)



FRIDAY: leftovers


 ** planning to bake a strawberry poke cake with fresh berries on top this week to go along with a more spring/summer menu











WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

Last of my Grandpa's scrapbook, spring clean/organize projects around here, jewelry project











NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

I will share several of the recipes I was going to share last week this week











TIP OF THE WEEK:

My own tip this week comes from what I made to go with the gnocchi we had for dinner yesterday. If you have extra garlic around (I had a whole head I needed to use up) - cut off the end and drizzle olive oil on it and sprinkle a little sea salt. Wrap it up in foil and bake at 350* for an hour. When it's done you can mix it in a stick of softened butter and spread it on bread or toast, top with some cheese and dried herbs/parsley if you like and broil for a few minutes. The yummiest garlic toast to go with pasta ;P











FROM THE CAMERA:
This is Ruby's - it's a Monday - look





When I was getting my biopsy done - since Annie was home on Spring break - her and my Mom came to the hospital with me. They went to the gift shop and picked out some goodies for me including the sweet bunny above and this jar with twinkle lights in it ;) Love them so much xo




My latest wallpaper on my phone ;) 





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
Image result for seek god in all things inspirational quote

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

18 comments:

  1. I"m with Ruby :) And the jar is beautiful! I'm also praying there's no more snow and wishing the weather would warm up! I'ts been so so cold! My sister keeps asking me to watch Timeless and I still haven't, maybe I need to give it a try! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Stacy! I think you should definitely give Timeless a try. ;) xo

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  2. Summer will be here before we know it, right? We even had snow here yesterday! No more in the forecast so far but it is supposed to be cold for the weekend again (getting a bit weary of all the cold weekends). The jar with the twinkle lights is so pretty. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hang in there Jean! We're supposed to get more snow here too. Ugh! Spring will get here eventually, right? Lol

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  3. I'm told we are going to be teased with a little nicer weather this weekend, and then winter returns! Nice weather will come though!
    Glad you are getting back into a bit of normal. You had a lot thrown at you lately!

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    1. Thanks Mari! I feel like I have had a lot. And now I may have jury duty this coming week too. Guess the hits keep coming. Lol Hope you're not getting hit too badly with more snow. It looks like we're going to get hit a bit. Yuck!

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  4. I am SO SO happy to hear that everything went well with your biopsy, praise the Lord. Yes, it's a scary time for sure, I get so nervous around my mammogram and then waiting to hear back or not hear back. Stressful. I've been holding on to the Lord's hand and I'm taking him with me today :)

    Hope you have a beautiful week my friend,
    Sandra

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I'm so grateful that everything turned out ok and I'm continuing prayers for yours. xoxo

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  5. Yay for the biopsy results!
    The scrapbook for your grandpa looks like a promising piece of work

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    1. Thanks Luludou and thanks for visiting! xo

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  6. Love the quote, Amen! I hope you are having a great day.

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    1. Thanks my beautiful Row. You too xoxo

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  7. Glad to hear that things are going well and you're feeling back on track with everything. I love the tip about the roasted garlic. Am going to try that for sure. Love the sweet bunny and the lovely jar with twinkle lights! So sweet! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I'm behind but will come visit soon. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. xoxo

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  8. Ruby is my spirit animal, lol. I love your jar with the twinkle lights. I'm glad you're feeling better dear. Have a beautiful week!

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    1. Ha! I think Ruby will take that as a great compliment Joanna! Lol Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  9. What a sweet bunny and jar - so glad the biopsy is behind you and praying the results are uplifting for you. I sure hope spring arrives (and hangs around) for you REALLY soon my friend. PERFECT inspiration for everyday! I hope you are having a GREAT week sweetie.

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    1. Thanks Tamy! Thanks to God the biopsy turned out okay and I only need to go for another ultrasound in 6 months - everything was benign. Hope you're having a great weekend dear Friend. xoxo

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