Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello and Happy Monday Friends!

Sorry I'm getting to this post so late today. I was busy around here this morning and then went running around right away with my daughter, her friend and my Mom. We went to lunch and some errands and then had a big reason for running which I will share in later in this post. 

It was a busy and wonderful weekend here. We traveled to the Cities for my cousin's wedding. It was extra special because my cousin had never been married before and she's older than I am. They are such a happy couple and I'm thrilled for them! Plus, it was a fun time to catch up with relatives too (my Mom's side of the family) We also went to my bestie's daughter's graduation party late last week. They are like family they're such close friends and my son even thought they were his aunt and uncle and cousins when he was younger. Lol Then last night my FIL and Ad were over to celebrate Father's Day with some pizza and goodies. So it's been busy days here. 

I hope you had a great weekend too and that your week has been starting right! 




















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:



































ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING


a caramel roll we picked up on our way home from the trip 

If you've ever been a little north of the Twin Cities - in Hinkley MN you have to stop at Tobies and get caramel rolls, donuts, homemade bread etc SO Good! I also grabbed some  cardamom bread and jalapeno cheddar english muffins




















RIGHT NOW I AM:

Listening to Annie and her friend in her room laughing about something and listening to music 





















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

It was overcast and cloudy all day - and sprinkled a little bit. But now tonight the sun has been peeking out here and there

















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE



Well here is something new around the house and the big reason we went running around today:

Annie picked out her parakeets



And we brought them home and let them take their time getting out of their boxes and getting used to their new home



So meet Ollie (green) and Max (blue) They seem to be getting to know each other pretty well now😉 



















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Groceries, Annie follow up ortho appt, Annie hockey and volleyball camp practices, hospice volunteer time, home projects, errands for things coming up this weekend




 
















CURRENTLY READING

I promise I will get back to reading soon! 

















ON THE TV TODAY:

The Spanish Princess, Bachelorette,  America's Got Talent, cooking shows, I think Big Brother starts, still have movies taped






 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  jalapeno cheddar english muffin turkey sandwiches, chips, veg & dip


TUESDAY: cardamom french toast, bacon, fruit


WEDNESDAY: crispy zucchini & radish bao sandwiches, cucumber-tomato salad (BA meal)


THURSDAY: kung pao chicken with snow peas & sweet peppers



FRIDAY: out for dinner















WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

scrapbooking things, spring cleaning projects, back to Etsy things

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


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TIP OF THE WEEK:


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Up-cycling a squeeze ketchup bottle ❤️ 














FROM THE CAMERA
At graduation party for one of Aaron's besties (my bestie's daughter)



All dressed up for the wedding (Aaron's GF Helaina came for the weekend too)






My bro and SIL 💜 













With some of my whacky cousins. On that side they're almost all older than I am and love to tease and give me a hard time 😂 



more cousins



my mom with siblings and cousin



the sisters



the sisters and remaining brother (2 of my uncles have died)



fun time in the hotel pool for Annie with a fellow cousin





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:




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

20 comments:

  1. You have been so busy! Your menu looks wonderful and I thin you need to share the French toast recipe. Cute wedding pics!

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    1. Thank you Mari! The french toast is just basic french toast recipe but I used the cardamom bread I picked up at Tobies. So good! 😋

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  2. LOVE all your pictures - looks like you had a FANTASTIC time at the wedding. Oh how I MISS those caramel rolls! That inspiration NEVER grows old! I LOVE the birdies - they're so cute. Have a GREAT my friend.

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    1. Thanks so much sweet Tamy! Sending you virtual caramel roll love 😊

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  3. Congrats to your cousin! What a fun and super busy weekend you had over there. Hope you get some time to relax a bit this week. And I guess now I know where to stop the next time I come visit up your way ;) Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks so much Jean! It was busy week but good. And yes, definitely stop there if you come through again and you always have a friend in the northwoods ready to hang out too 😊

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  4. Sounds like you had a great weekend, Carrie, and congratulations on your cousin's wedding! I love the photos! Max and Ollie are cute! My daughter, Amber, had a pair of parakeets when she was a kid. She bought them at a yard sale...$10.00 for both with cage and all...and she had them for many years...Frisco and Felicia (named after the famous couple from General Hospital...which I used to watch many years ago, but no more). LOL! Anyway, the were a lot of fun and were much loved, as I'm sure Max and Ollie will be. They'll make a delightful addition to your household. <3 Have a blessed week ahead, my friend! Next time I make it up through that way I'll have to remember to check out those caramel rolls! ;) Blessings! <3

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I hope that Max and Ollie live up to the fun Frisco and Felicia were. Lol So far they've been a lot of fun and they are so adorable. Annie has been able to get them singing more and to go on her finger now. Blessings to you ❤️

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  5. So much to love here, sweet lady!
    First of all...you are stunning!!!!!!
    So glad you had a fun time at the wedding.
    And nice to meet your new friends there! Love their names too!
    Hope you are seeing some sun out there.
    Rainy and cozy here. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Billie Jo - you always make me blush from your sweet compliments. Just love when you stop by and bring your sunshine ☀️

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  6. What a fun busy week you had! Love all the family pics! Birds... how fun! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Jodi! I hope you had a great week and a lovely weekend ❤️

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  7. What a wonderful weekend you had, and you looked stunning :) It's great spending time with family and laughing and catching up, isn't it?

    I hope you have a fantastic blessed week!!!

    xoxoxox

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    1. Thanks so much Sandra! You're so sweet! ❤️ Family time is by far the best time xoxo

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  8. That caramel roll sounds so good!!
    Such pretty parakeets!
    You look so lovely. <3

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    1. Thanks Heather!! and for stopping by. I hope you had a great week ❤️

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  9. Your family looks like a blast and you look gorgeous!
    Ollie and max are adorable. Love their names!
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you dearest Laura. You make this ol gal feel good 😊 Hope you had a wonderful week! xo

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  10. Aw - I love weddings, especially when everyone is happy and having a good time! Love seeing everyone with big smiles and all dressed up. Everyone looks so nice and you look beautiful and the bride is glowing in her lovely dress. It looks like the weather was nice, too - always a plus! Sending congratulations and many blessings to the happy couple. Hugs xo Karen

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