Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Friends! 

Happy Monday to you. ;)  Sorry I missed last week's HHM - but I was busy enjoying tMemorial Day with my family and didn't spend much time on the computer. We are in the final crunch of the end of school activities...as well as still really busy in sports. I'm actually looking forward to school ending and life slowing down. Also, to fun times with my kiddos around home, as well as some fun summer activities. Slowing down will also mean getting back on a more regular routine with ,my blogging. Thank you so much for your visits here an lovely comments. It always means the world to me. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and all is well in your world. We had a nice weekend around home (no sports travel for this one - whew!)...and also a nice outing with my Dad and step Mom. They were wintering in AZ this year and are back now. We had fun catching up with them and going out for a bite. 

I'm excited to share, as well, that a fellow blogland friend - Jean of the blog sonotorganized.com (she also frequents HHM) had been in touch with me. She let me know she will be in my neck of the northwoods this coming week and asked if maybe we could connect for a cup of coffee and meet in actual person.  I said OF COURSE! Yay!! I'm so excited to think I'm going to actually sit down and talk with someone from blogland in human form. Stay tuned and I'll share those adventures in the future. Looking forward to seeing you soon Jean! ;) 
















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Sunny with some clouds and low 70's today. Might have a few cooler days this week (upper 50's to low 60's). Looks like mostly sun though - with a chance of rain on Wednesday.












ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

bowl of frosted flakes with banana slices on top and iced vanilla coffee













RIGHT NOW I AM:

Listening to Joshua Bell radio and enjoying the breeze through the window. Working on my planner and schedule for the week. Making out graduation cards for several kiddos we know graduating this year











AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

I see our grass needs to be mowed. Had lots of rain recently and we've been busy or gone quite a bit. Need to get our Aaron on that job. ;) I can hear my windchimes sing in the wind now and then. There are lots of ripples on the bay with how breezy it is. My hanging baskets of flowers are dancing too












AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

bright and sunny right now - but still needs some tidying and a few more chores accompished. Ruby is running around playing with her squeaky toy ;) 














ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Lots going on this week - dentist appointment, belated lunch date with an Auntie, soccer practices and 2 soccer games, summer hockey practice, groceries, meeting with Jean ;) , last days of school for kiddos and I'm going to activities with Annie's class their last day, visit MIL, food for FIL, get the rest of the flowers for my Mom and for my in-law's house, home projects 








 









CURRENTLY READING:

Finally going to get back to books and dive into Whispering in French and then some Janet Evanovich books I have on my ipad that I haven't read yet.

 











ON THE TV TODAY:

  America's Got Talent, American Pickers, Cooking shows, Bering Sea Gold, some movies taped


 















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: leftovers from the weekend


TUESDAY: BLT's, chips, veggies & dip


WEDNESDAY: tacos and fixings


THURSDAY: lemon blueberry pancakes, sausage, fruit



FRIDAY: need a new grill so if we get it this weekend will grill something - maybe chicken? Or "hobo" dinner packets















SOMETHING INTERESTING I WATCHED 


I don't have anything too exciting to share here - but I did finally watch the rest of Little Women from PBS that I had taped. It was so good! And I thought it was cool that one of the main characters (Jo) was played by Maya Hawk. She's the child of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawk. I just find things like that interesting. She did a great job and I can definitely see both of her parents in her. 













WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

Working on a closet by my craft room/office and getting those spaces all in order so I can continue back on my scrapbooking projects, as well as some other things in the works


















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


Not sure about anything new this week?? Maybe a dessert this weekend












TIP OF THE WEEK:

For Memorial weekend I made a really fun sandwich. We like those hawaiian buns to make sandwiches with because they're kind of sweet. And I often use them to make sliders of some kind too. We sometimes buy the big round loaf to have with spinach dip too. But last week I got the big round loaf and cut it into thirds crosswise and made a big triple layer stacked sub sandwich with turkey, provolone, ham, cheddar, lettuce and tomato, and mayo and mustard. It was so yummy and we had wedges of it here and there all weekend. Here some pics I took to show you:









Yummy and easy way to make a big sub sandwich for a party or picnic :P











FROM THE CAMERA:

Summer has come to the bay - as well as in all the shrubs and flowers around our home ;) 


































PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

7 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you that you and Jean are going to meet IRL (in real life). It is so nice to be able to put a real face and voice with the virtual one. Have fun!

    I LOVE all your pictures and that sandwich sounds AMAZING.

    Sounds like a PERFECT spring day on the bay. I hope you have a WONDERFUL week.

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  2. Lovely pictures! How nice to finally meed someone in blogland - hope you have a great time together.

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  3. Always fun to see what our Carrie is up to. Busy as usual. I've made big subs from French bread loaves, but never with Hawaiian sweet bread. I don't belive I've ever seen those round loaves. I live in a "sheltered" world, you know.

    I love the way your back looks with the bright cushions on the bench and a view of the water. I've always wanted to live near the water, but more desire than money, so it hasn't happened.

    I'm so happy you're meeting Jean. She used to leave me a comment now and then. Photos, please.

    Love to you and yours, AP

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  4. Wow, that sandwich looks so delicious!
    I always enjoy your pictures. Beautiful, as always. :)

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  5. It's looking so pretty there! I can almost here the windchime. :)
    That sandwich looks so good. I'm going to have to try it.
    Hooray for meeting a blog friend in person!

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  6. I LOVE Hawaiian bread! Everything tastes better with it ;).

    I was just thinking today about how many bloggers I’ve met irl. Not counting when I went to Haven a few years ago, I think it’s been about four, a couple more than once, and I’ve spoken on the phone with several more many times. Blogging really is great that way. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your visit!

    xxx

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  7. Super late with this, of course. It was so great to meet you in person. And now, it's your turn to come this direction :) Hope you've had a great weekend!

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