Monday, May 14, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Friends ~ 

Another Monday has come around in the northwoods. It was such a lovely weekend. We had such fun for Annie's birthday and I'll share more about that and some recipes on a post I plan to put up this week. Then Mother's Day was so nice here yesterday. The weather was amazing and we had my Mom and my in-law's over and I made a fun BBQ meal and we all spent time out on the deck enjoying the gorgeous day! My family spoiled me in the morning with flowers, sweet cards and my favorite candy (dark chocolate with sea salt caramel). My hubby also picked up my favorite Chinese food on Saturday night. I hope all you sweet Mama's here in the States, whom also celebrated, had a lovely weekend as well. xo




Now on to another full week ahead...



















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Sunny and beautiful today.  Supposed to be high 70's, the only upper 50's tomorrow, 80 on Wednesday! Then cooler 50's/60's rest of the week











ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

Sargentos balanced breaks cup (cubed cheese, cashews & dried cranberries) and a cup of hazelnut coffee














RIGHT NOW I AM:

Doing loads of laundry in between working on this - working on my planner.  Listening to Brunch in Bed radio on my pandora













AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

I see the sun shining away on the bay and watching Ruby fetch the ball I just took a break and threw for her ;) 















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

I need to take down Annie's birthday banner still up in the doorway.  Need to load some dishes in the dishwasher. Otherwise looking sunny, bright and tidy














ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Soccer and hockey practices (getting ready for a hockey tourney -instead of socce -  this time), Annie's strings concert at school, MIL time and meal for FIL, hospice volunteer time, errands, projects around home, start making plan for flowers outside, outside work, and rooms inside yet to organize around here but not sure I'll get to them this week...










 









CURRENTLY READING:

I'm planning to read Whispering in French by Sophia Nash next, but haven't started it yet (still didn't start this one yet)

 











ON THE TV TODAY:

Timeless,  American Idol, Greys Anatomy, Gold Rush, Survivor, Billions, Dancing with the Stars, Little Women on PBS


 















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: leftover BBQ chicken sandwiches, pasta salad etc from Mother's Day lunch yesterday


TUESDAY: breakfast for dinner? (maybe egg bake, toast, fruit)


WEDNESDAY: might be easy night due to hockey practice


THURSDAY: clean out the fridge before next grocery trip - probably some form of sandwiches, soup & salad



FRIDAY: out for dinner















SOMETHING INTERESTING I WATCHED

I think I have shared this before - but I love Johnnie Lawson videos on youtube. He films nature scenes ... primarily in Ireland that last for hours. Beautiful countryside with flowers, green hills, birds singing. Or maybe a pond with a little waterfall etc. Just beautiful visual and sound background noise when working on the computer or other projects










WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

I need to finish cleaning out my office/craft space. I have more projects to work on that I need to find the rest of my materials for. I also have a fun project I'm starting as a future wedding gift for a relative. Plus, one top secret project that I may not be able to share for quite a while - but I'm SO excited about it. Sorry to tease but just has to stay under wraps yet ;) 


















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


Nothing new this week













TIP OF THE WEEK:




think i just may need to try this one...










FROM THE CAMERA:
I need to give a shout out to our dearest "Auntie Patsy" for sending our Annie-girl the sweetest flowers and card for her birthday. She'd never received flowers just for her before and she was just tickled and thought it was the coolest thing ever! ;) 



It was such a gorgeous day here yesterday. And hubby had mowed the lawn for the first time the day before so it smelled so good with that fresh cut grass smell. We had new landscaping put in late last summer on our hill and had new sod that we will see if it will fully survive or may need new stuff this summer? We put in this path and new lower deck that then leads to stairs down to our dock. We still need to do railing around it and finish the landscaping around it. Planning to put a bench down there and pretty pot of flowers for another beautiful spot to sit and enjoy the bay. I'll share more as things get accomplished around here!



All of the lilies along the water are starting to come up -yay!!




More new growth along the deck too






Sweet cards, personal messages, and goodies from the hubby and kiddos yesterday.They also helped around the house extra. Love the little figure Annie picked out for me too. I felt very loved ;) 








When all the festivities ended I took some extra time to just sit in the sun and soak up the day. I never tire of this view and I'm so very grateful each day to have it - as well as all the beautiful blessings in my life. Including you Friends xoxo





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
I'm so glad that He does too 
I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

7 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful view! I love the idea of sending flowers to a young girl, it is a very special treat.
    Have a great week

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  2. I love fresh cut grass smell! It's looking very nice over there. Glad you had a nice day yesterday!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day to you, sweet soul!
    Your day sounds as if it were lovely.
    I adore the figurine your birthday girl picked out for you!
    I have never seen those before!
    Have a cozy week in your beautiful neck of the woods!!!!

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  4. Fresh cut grass is one of my favorite smells. (I appreciate more if I'm not the one who mowed though)Sounds as if you had a fantastic Mother's Day. What a beautiful view, I don't think I'd get tired of it either. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  5. Envy, envy, envy that bay view. I can't even swim, but I love being near water. Miss the ocean so much since moving from California.

    Sounds as if you pulled off another successful celebration weekend. Don't know how you do it. Two celebrations on the same weekend. Wow!

    Your books are in the mail and due to arrive tomorrow.

    Looks as if you have another full week, as do I. That's us. Carryon Carrie and Plugalong Patsy

    Love to you, My Dear Sweet Carrie and also to Annie and Ruby. Not the boys. They don't like mushy sentiments from Aunties.

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  6. What a sweet bday treat for your daughter!! The pink flowers are so pretty! Have a great week!

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  7. Love that quote.
    It looks like you had a lovely Mother's Day!

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