Monday, May 11, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Monday Friends

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! And that those of you who celebrated Mother's Day enjoyed your day and were nice and spoiled. My morning started with Ad bringing the mower out of storage and coming over to mow my lawn and bring me some flowers. Which was very sweet and made me feel special. Then the kiddos woke up and gave me a beautiful card and some gifts. Then later in the day my Mom, Ad and my FIL came over for a meal I had made. Along with cake and ice cream to celebrate Annie's birthday which is actually today! I can't believe my sweet little angel is already 14!! How did that happen? Then Ad and my Mom stayed and we played some games. It was a great day, wonderful family time,  and I feel so blessed.  

We had a bit of warm weather earlier last I finally made my first trip to a greenhouse to get some flowers and dirt. It was heavenly to finally get to plant some things and just enjoy the sunshine. Be prepared - between flowers and Annie I'm sharing lots of photos later in the post. Lol 



Since I've gotten back to this post so late (got distracted this AM) I'll share lunch instead. Yesterday I had made a BBQ meal of shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, pasta salad, fruit salad, corn on the cob, chips etc. So today I used some of the leftover chicken on tortilla chips with shredded cheddar and heated it up to make nachos and topped with a bit of leftover coleslaw. Yum!


Feeling grateful for the blessing of my beautiful children and especially celebrating my Annie today  💝 


Thinking about visiting another greenhouse this week so I can get in more planting later in the week. It's a bit chilly now and going to rain mid week, but the end of the week looks glorious ☀️ 


One of the wonderful benefits of hosting a gathering is having the house nice and tidy. Even though the sun is shining it's windy and chilly today. I can hear my windchimes singing away. 


I really need to go through all of my kitchen cabinets and the island. Get rid of things, deep clean, clean the oven etc. But first I HAVE to finish all the closets I still haven't completed. Ugh!



More magazines for right now


  The Voice, Outlander, Call the Midwife, Survivor, The Masked Singer, The Rookie, cooking shows, some movies taped. I finished the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and need to find a new show to binge - not sure which one I'm going to start on next. 



MONDAY - Annie is requesting one of her fave pizza deliveries for her bday

TUESDAY - homemade waffles with fruit topping, bacon, breakfast potatoes

WEDNESDAY - creamy potato soup with shredded cheese & bacon toppers, muffins, salad

THURSDAY - pasta, garlic bread, roasted cauliflower

FRIDAY - maybe throw something on the grill since it will be so nice out


I plan to get more flowers and do more digging in the dirt, spend time on the deck in my happy place in the sun - maybe even with a glass of wine 😉 , talk to my sweet guy still stuck in AK, zoom with my girlfriends


First of all I'll share some of the planting that's gotten done. Also, my bleeding hearts have started sprouting up and my daffs bloomed! 🌸 

When I was cleaning up for the Mothers Day/Annie's bday party for yesterday I came across this little vinyl tablecloth I had and changed it out on my tv room coffee table because my Annie loves cacti. Lol I started setting the table and had taken a quick pic, but never took a full one of the table all set. Once everyone was here and eating I didn't want to take a pic because I knew the crew wouldn't want me to post a pic of all of them (haha) so I took a sneaky one of the middle of the table because I loved the little candles glowing. Annie requested a funfetti cake with homemade buttercream frosting. I made it with almond extract instead of vanilla because she likes that almost cherry flavor. And then a pic of my lovely flowers and gifts. 😊 

And I just have to share a bunch of fun old favorites I found of my sweet angel girl. She is bright, goofy, fun, athletic, creative, and most of all so very kind and positive always. She is my little light always shining. I'm so proud of her and wishing her the happiest bday today! 🎂 I can't believe how fast the time has gone...

❤️ 💜 


All of the responders, grocery store workers, caregivers, all those sick and suffering through this, and those who have lost loved ones. I pray psalm 91 over all every day. Prayers for all of us my Friends. We are all in this together. 🙏 💜 

I'm also praying extra rosary time for a cure, quicker vaccine, and better treatments and testing. 

Prayers for my guy in AK to stay safe - as a first responder because he's in law enforcement. And for him to be able to get back to MN by later this month


100 [MOST] Inspirational Mother Daughter Quotes

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


  1. Hello there!
    Happy Mother's Day to you, and Happy Birthday to your girl!
    You celebrated wonderfully.
    I am so happy to see your beautiful plants, as we have snow here in PA today!
    Hugs and love to you, my friend.
    I join you in prayer.

  2. Will definitely be praying for all!
    Your house is so lovely and a big Happy Birthday to Annie, my Ella turns the big 1-4 on Sunday!
    Also, what's in your pasta salad?

  3. Your flowers look beautiful!
    Glad you had such a nice Mothers Day. I love that Ad gave you a gift. You two are the best example of how to treat each other after separating.
    Happy Birthday to sweet Annie! Love the party pics and the pics of her through the years. She was and is so cute!

  4. Absolutely delightful! I love-love-love the photos of your baby girl. No wonder she's the light of your life. So happy your FIL could be out once again, because I'm sure he loves being there with the family.

    Wishing you great weather this week. The rain drove me in twice today, so I gave up, and rain expected all week. So happy to see daffodils as mine are long gone and now looking ugly, but I can't cut them or they won't bloom next year.

    Looking forward to photos soon of your beautiful lake view. Is your leg all healed?

    Love to MY GIRLS, AP

  5. WONDERFUL trip through Annie's life! Love all the photos and how she now towers over you on skates! I hope she had a GREAT birthday. PERFECT inspirational for Annie's birthday! Sending prayers to your guy and all those on your prayer list. This is such a scary time in our world and I have so much respect for those on the "front" lines. I have never been so thankful to live ruraly! And that picture of Ruby looking all regal on the bench is precious! I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day and I hope you have a WONDERFUL week. Hugs & Blessings :D

  6. Happy birthday to Annie, and lovely to see photos of her growing up. Great birthday cake! Looks like you had a good Mother's Day too, with flowers and gifts. Your daffodils are glorious, and I see your Spring garden is all coming together. I wonder if I will grow one or two daffodils again this year - so hard in our climate :) xxx

  7. Sounds like a great Mother's Day! And Happy Birthday to Annie, look at all those fun picture and that cake looks delicious. Love all your flowers, makes me want to get going on my flower garden areas a bit more. Hope you have a great week!

  8. Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday to Annie! My daughter turned 15 last month. We had a small family celebration since we're all in quarantine. Hope you both had wonderful days. Beautiful flowers.