Monday, February 25, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday





Hello Friends ~ 

Are you ready to begin a new week in your world? Where do the weekends fly by? We're coming off of my kiddos week off from school - so they were dragging this AM to get back to the grind. Annie and I had some extra fun one night this weekend to soak up the last of her break. We played games, made brownies from scratch and did some crafting. ;) Time to begin the week though. 

I see you Monday - let's go! 










THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Sunny and clear but really cold today. Only 4 above zero. Only in the teens or 20's the rest of the week and chance of a couple inches of snow tomorrow night














ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

toast with chive cream cheese and a little bit of everything but the bagel seasoning and hazelnut coffee












RIGHT NOW I AM:

Watching the news and highlights of the oscars as I type this up. If you watched didn't you love the Lady Gaga Bradley Cooper moment??













AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

I see the sun shining like crazy. It's making the snow and icicles on my eaves glisten - but I know there's no warmth to it. Ugh!!













AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

Sunny and tidy but still have scrapbook stuff out in the dining room all spread out as I continue to work on my current project













ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Usual errands, groceries. Meals to share with relatives. Out for lunch this week with my Mom and Aunt and help my Mom with errands. Taking my Mom to MD appt. Hospice volunteer. Annie's religious ed. Continued projects and need to tackle my craft room!




 









CURRENTLY READING

between books right now - mainly magazines










ON THE TV TODAY:

The Resident, The Good Doctor, The Rookie, New Amsterdam, This is Us, Kids Baking Championship, Greys Anatomy, Will and Grace, Gold Rush, I think Survivor starts up again soon

 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  blueberry pancakes (wild blueberries picked last summer in my freezer - yay!), bacon, fruit 


TUESDAY: PW BBQ meatballs, baked potatoes, mixed roasted veggies


WEDNESDAY: probably easy night - not sure yet



THURSDAY: salad bar night



FRIDAY: french bread pizzas - taco & pepperoni/cheese

veggies and dip 













WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

scrapbook gift for a relative (& organizing projects)

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

the french bread taco pizza is a new recipe












TIP OF THE WEEK:












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Annie and I had fun this weekend crafting and she made brownies from scratch (I only supervised) and she crushed it! They were so yummy and I might have made mine into a little sundae with butter pecan gelato. So naughty. (hee hee)I will try to remember to share the recipe we used this week. They were just perfectly fudgy and really easy

















Annie had fun at a friend's bday sleepover too. Her friend used to ice skate and they spent time braving the cold and skating out on a local rink. Annie was trying to channel her inner figure skater - even though she's only all about the hockey. Lol These are some cute photos she sent me that day. Just love this precious pumpkin xoxo






PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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

Friday, February 22, 2019

Turkey & Cranberry Sliders

TGIF Friends ~ 

Happy weekend to you.  I have been having a fun week with the kiddos home on break. Annie and I especially have been playing games, running errands, shopping, crafting, lunching (sushi anyone?) and even playing outside with Ruby a bit. ;) 


First a Ruby break - she is waving hello to you and wishing you a wonderful weekend

And check out the size of this icicle that Annie got off of our house! It could have been a Ruby killer!! Yay Annie  ;) 




Now on to the recipe I wanted to share today. I made these a week or so ago...and I'm not sure if I've shared them on here before? But they're worth sharing again because they're really tasty (& easy). Good comfort food for this time of year. And I love slider sandwiches anyway because it's so nice and easy to take a pack of hawaiian rolls and cut them in half horizontally, add some filling, brush on some topping and bake. The options are endless! Think egg ones for breakfast, garlic bread meatball ones, and even monte cristo sliders.  If you go on my pinterest here you can see I have a whole board dedicated to different kinds of sliders.  But these have been a favorite around here for a while. 







Fill your rolls with turkey, cheddar (or colby jack like I used) and whole cranberry sauce. 




Put the tops back on and brush with melted butter that has garlic powder, poultry seasoning and poppy seeds





Melt a little butter in the bottom of a 9x13, place the rolls in the pan and bake. We sometimes eat ours with a little side of gravy for dipping - MMmmmmm.  Like a mini version of Thanksgiving. ;) Here's the recipe from my pinterest board:






Enjoy and Stay cozy 
xo





Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Happy Monday Friends ~  

I can't believe how fast this month is flying by! I hope you had a lovely weekend.  It was a great one here. Got a lot done around home. My Mom has been doing better and able to be even more independent with things around her home, so I had more time to spend here. I went out with one of my besties for a bite and to see the Isn't It Romantic movie with Rebel Wilson. It was goofy and funny and just cute. It was so great to catch up with her and just have one of those great heart-to-hearts.   

The kiddos are on break this week from school (their school does a February break and a Spring break in April). So Annie and I were already running around this morning and then went to bring some things to my Mom. On to the rest of the fun/busy week ahead...










THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Today it's about 15 degrees and sunny. This week looks like 20's and 30's and clear other then Wednesday chance of getting several inches of snow again












ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

orange cinnamon rolls for special with the kids off  school (and coffee for me)












RIGHT NOW I AM:

listening to Celtic harp music (very meditative) on my airpods while I work on this













AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

I'm actually hanging out in the bedroom as my laptop happened to be in here. Lots of nice sunlight coming in as we have a wall of windows in this room. Lots of birch trees on this side of the house and I'm watching the squirrels jump from tree to tree













AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

Annie's art stuff lying around, need to load more dishes, some of the other usuals but overall things are tidy and bright ;) 













ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Lots of the usual errands as well as going to help my Mom with a trip she needs to take this week to pick up some things.  We'll go out to lunch with her then too. Annie has an ortho appt for her retainer follow up, Ruby has an appt at the vet, religious ed for Annie, work on wedding gift I'm making for my cousin, make hair appts for Annie and I, run around to shop for bday presents for one of Annie's BFF's. She has a party this weekend




 









CURRENTLY READING

between books right now - mainly magazines










ON THE TV TODAY:

The Resident, AGT, The Good Doctor, The Rookie, New Amsterdam, This is Us, Kids Baking Championship, Greys Anatomy, Will and Grace

 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  baked roll up (pinwheel) meat and cheese sandwiches on pizza dough, chips, veggies and dip 


TUESDAY: ham, broccoli & cheddar egg bake, toast and fruit


WEDNESDAY: might be easy pick up pizza or subs night



THURSDAY: one pot chicken bacon alfredo pasta, salad



FRIDAY: leftovers or maybe out for dinner?














WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

scrapbook gift for a relative

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

the one pot chicken bacon alfredo pasta is new












TIP OF THE WEEK:




My Mom always had us do this when I was a kid. I then passed it on to my kiddos. Lol But it does seem to work










FROM THE CAMERA




The kiddos home from school this week is a fun excuse for naughty cinnamon roll breakfast ;)








I haven't pulled out Spring decorations yet, but I did pick this little cutie up the other day at Michaels. Don't you just want to sit and have some tea served in flower petals with the fairies?



And this is random, but I saw this on pinterest and doesn't it look like something yummy for a snack or quick breakfast? I think my kiddos would love them. Except it would have to be honey nut cheerios 





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

I know it's Presidents Day but this just fits me better today ;) I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.