Monday, January 28, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Dear Friends ~  

Happy Monday to you. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was a good one here with lots of nice family time.  Hubby and Annie did have hockey tryouts stuff for the summer already. Annie only has a tiny bit of hockey left for this winter season. It's gone so fast! And lots of graduation talk here for Aaron. Time just needs to slow down.  

There's been lots of cozy time here too. We've had some pretty cold days in the northwoods lately. And it looks like even more bitterly cold is on it's way. Yuck! I hope you are thinking cozy thoughts for this week wherever you are....











THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Today we got a little more snow early, and now some sunshine. Only 11 above for temps. But the next couple of days are going to be absolutely frigid! 20 below tomorrow night without the windchill. That means probably in the 30's or more below zero.  And Wednesday night they're saying it could be close to 30 below zero without windchill - meaning true temp in some areas could be close to 50 below zero.  Warmth S.O.S. being sent - please send help!! 












ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

part of a breakfast nut bar and some coconut cream coffee











RIGHT NOW I AM:


listening to classical music and Ruby is laying at me feet keeping them warm ;) Sipping orange and spice tea and I added a tiny bit of sweetener and a pinch of tumeric (it's a good natural anti-inflammatory)














AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

sunny and bright and the snow is reflecting blinding light in through my windows















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

Love the sunbeams shining in my living room windows. The sun always brings me renewed energy - as this time of year we get a lot of dark and gray and the sun goes down so early
















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

I think Ruby has appt but need to double check, help my Mom, run errands but not on the freezing days! Kids will probably have school canceled if it gets that cold too. Run to the post office.  Annie religious ed. Volunteer time. Groceries, projects etc




 









CURRENTLY READING

Betweeen Heaven and the Real World by Steven Curtis Chapman










ON THE TV TODAY:

The Resident, AGT, The Good Doctor, Outlander, The Bachelor, The Rookie, New Amsterdam, This is Us, Kids Baking Championship, Greys Anatomy, Big Brother

 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  probably leftovers


TUESDAY: breakfast burritos, fruit, stovetop hot chocolate


WEDNESDAY: rotini cheddar pasta, banana nut muffins, veg & dip



THURSDAY: hockey game - easy night (sandwiches?)



FRIDAY: chicken almondine, veggies














WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

scrapbooks, some jewelry projects

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

Nothing new this week, but I will share the one pot veggie pasta I made last week as it was really yummy! (forgot to share last week but will share this week!)











TIP OF THE WEEK:

















FROM THE CAMERA:
Feeling love from a special Auntie that you can find on the blog teas and t's  Early Valentine in the form of all red Pioneer Woman goodies - which she knows I love so ;) Thank you again Dearest Auntie Patsy xo






I put the plates and mugs on shelves in the hutch in our dining room



Hubby took his Dad to an art auction over the weekend and picked up this painting. We love Cheng Khee Chee watercolors and have several in our home. Love that this is a painting of a local area and all the Fall colors 










And got lots of cozy kitchen time lately with all the chilly outside. Dance parties while baking pumpkin chocolate chip bread. If you haven't had a kitchen dance party then you are missing out! Give it a whirl ;) 



Lots of warm layered clothing and parka coats kind of looks in my wardrobe lately. Hope you bundle up this week too Friends





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

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Dear Friends ~  

Sorry I'm doing HHM the Tuesday edition. Yesterday my kiddos didn't have school for MLK day and Annie and I had her ortho appt (she got her braces off!) - and then we ran errands and had fun shopping. Then she had hockey last night. But I thought I'd still pop in to keep my week organized and say hello...










THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Today was a bit overcast and we had some snow (got a few inches overnight) and 20's to 30's. But going to get colder as the week goes on to single digits again













ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

toast and coffee











RIGHT NOW I AM:


watching the news













AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

lots of snow everywhere - see photos below















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

Looking cozy and warm - my big fuzzy blanket is on my lap ;) 
















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

had Annie's appt (yay no more braces!), helped Mom today and pop in every day still, errands, Annie's hockey practices and a game this week, food for FIL, hospice volunteering, more January clean out and organizing, daily workouts





 









CURRENTLY READING

Betweeen Heaven and the Real World by Steven Curtis Chapman










ON THE TV TODAY:

The Resident, AGT, The Good Doctor, Outlander, The Bachelor, The Rookie, New Amsterdam, This is Us, Kids Baking Championship, Greys Anatomy, Big Brother

 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  we had leftovers


TUESDAY: thinking summer thoughts: polish, baked beans, pasta salad, corn on the cob


WEDNESDAY: crepes, bacon, fruit



THURSDAY: hockey game - easy night 



FRIDAY: maybe out to dinner?














WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

lots of project catch up now that life is slowly getting back to normal

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

Nothing new this week, but I will share the one pot veggie pasta I made last week as it was really yummy!











TIP OF THE WEEK:
















FROM THE CAMERA:

photo from this morning - new snow






Before and after photos of my girl yesterday getting braces off ;) Say cheese!







We watched our girl play hockey over this weekend. I love this pic I caught of just her lining up agains the big bad other team. Lol









And then we had comfort food because I made chili, cornbread with honey butter glaze, and mississippi mud brownies that I hadn't made the previous weekend.  Nice and cozy and watched some football



If you're on instagram have you found the "golden hour" filter? It's wonderful for taking selfies that make you feel good about yourself.  Lol xo




PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


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