Friday, July 13, 2018

Some vintage pics, an update, and 30 days of summer: pinterest fun

Hello Friends ~ 

Happy weekend to you. It's busy days in these northwoods...but in lots of fun ways too. We have some relatives coming in town to visit today and are here for the weekend. I have a friend coming in from California the next week - and in between it looks like Annie's team may go to state for soccer!  So first of all an update:  I plan to take a bit of a break due to such a busy schedule these next few weeks. So I will be back probably in 2 weeks...maybe 3. 

 Next, I just wanted to share that yesterday would have been my paternal grandparents' 75th wedding anniversary. I know they celebrated in heaven. But I had some neat old pics of their wedding I shared on my instagram yesterday, and for those of you that don't follow me there I thought I'd share some here:










I just love old photos, don't you? I was really close with my grandparents. Although my grandpa died when I was only 9 years old. My Gram, however, lived to be almost 93. My daughter Annie is named after here (as their names were Steve and Anne).  Just thought you vintage lovers might enjoy them too so thanks for letting me share ;) 






Now for some pinterest fun! I just wanted to share that I have a pinterest board titled "summer" and you can find it here.  In it you can find some things like 

These savory Strawberry Tea Sandwiches are a wonderful addition to afternoon tea or a light weekend luncheon.

Strawberry tea sandwiches click here.



Creative Ideas - DIY Watermelon Rice Krispies #food #recipe #kirspies

watermelon rice krispies treats click here.



Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle. A perfect summer side dish or light dessert!

grilled pineapple with cinnamon honey drizzle click here.




Look no further for the Best Chicken Marinade recipe ever! This easy recipe is sure to become your new favorite! Moist chicken and amazing flavor!

And a great marinade for chicken on the grill click here.


These are just a few of the fun summer treats you can find there. I love scouring pinterest for great seasonal ideas. ;)  I'm sharing this with Jean at sonotorganized blog. And Rebecca at Rebecca's hearth and home blog.  All in relation to their 30 Days of Summer series. 







Monday, July 9, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Friends and happy Monday to you ~ 

I'm getting to this post quite late today but thought I'd try to squeak it in anyways. So it may be quick version. I need to do catching up visiting you folks I didn't get to last week. I will do that this week and plan to get another summer post in and then I may take a bit of a summer break. I will let you know.  

It was a busy and fun day here today. Accomplished some tasks around home and then went out to lunch to a sushi/hibachi place with my Mom and Annie and her buddy. And then we went to a sweets shop for fun. And my Mom and I then worked a bit on the heritage scrapbook album we're doing together for her side of the family. All and all a very fun and full day. But thought I'd still do this post to keep on track for the week ahead. 





















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

It has been hot and muggy here lately! Upper 80's and hot. We had a nice thunder boomer storm last night but still hot again today. Looks like 80's all week

















ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

toast and iced vanilla coffee
















RIGHT NOW I AM:

Listening to Eva Cassidy radio













AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Looks like the epitome of a perfect summer day. Blue skies and lovely clouds here and there and sun shining away on the bay 














AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

I see the bins, old photos, organizing folders and album/paper/stickers things all in front of me on the table
















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Annie ortho appointment, soccer practice, district games, errands, groceries, MIL and FIL stuff, projects, Ruby haircut








 









CURRENTLY READING:



Still reading this and loving it














ON THE TV TODAY:

  America's Got Talent, American Pickers, Cooking shows, Next Food Network Star, some Billions we still haven't watched, Deadliest Catch, Bear Grylls, Great British Bake Off



 















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: not sure - clean out the fridge?


TUESDAY: BBQ ribs and potato/veggie bundles as I didn't end up picking up that stuff last week (and FIL loves ribs)


WEDNESDAY: honey lime chicken tacos/nachos


THURSDAY: pizza grilled cheese, garden salad, fruit



FRIDAY: out for dinner with relatives















SOMETHING INTERESTING I WATCHED 






I checked it out and it really works and is pretty neat ;) 











WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

Scrapbook catch up. Etsy things


























NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


new summer dessert ideas to share












TIP OF THE WEEK:




haven't tested this out yet :P













FROM THE CAMERA:






didn't really have some new pics loaded up so thought I'd put in some of these older summer pics I shared in the past of the bay and my lilies and cute summer sign. Yay summer!






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

Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday




Happy Monday -  

I hope you had a wonderful weekend Friends.  We had a really fun family road trip to Green Bay to visit relatives.  We stayed at a waterpark hotel and the kiddos loved that! It was blazing hot (upper 90's) so we enjoyed an afternoon at the movie theaters one of the days. We also fit in some shopping, great meals and of course visiting and catching up. It was a special trip as my extra special Uncle (he is mentally challenged) recently moved there and he gave us a tour of his new place. The weekend flew by and I can't believe we're already into July! Summer is going so fast already. 























THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

Upper 80's and warm today. Looks like 80' and warm the rest of the week with chance of storms on the 4th unfortunately

















ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

toast with homemade strawberry jam and hazelnut coffee
















RIGHT NOW I AM:

Listening to my kids chat as my son just got home from work for the day a little bit ago













AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

It was really sunny but now big fluffy clouds rolling in 














AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

Pretty clean and tidy from from the weekend. Already threw in trip laundry. My Mom stayed here, along with her doggie, on Ruby duty for us over the weekend.
















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Annie's sports practices, July 4th stuff, MIL time, FIL meal, no volunteer day this week, groceries, errands, projects








 









CURRENTLY READING:



Still reading this and loving it














ON THE TV TODAY:

  America's Got Talent, American Pickers, Cooking shows, Next Food Network Star, some Billions we still haven't watched, Deadliest Catch, Bear Grylls, Great British Bake Off



 















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: not sure? clean out the fridge (need groceries)


TUESDAY: triple hawaiian bread hoagie sandwich, fruit, chips


WEDNESDAY: burgers on the grill, pasta salad, baked beans, melon, corn on the grill, maybe homemade twix bars? S'mores fixings for over the fire


THURSDAY: BBQ ribs and potato & veggie bundles on the grill



FRIDAY: slow cooker ravioli, caesar salad















SOMETHING INTERESTING I WATCHED 


Nothing really new here to share














WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

Scrapbook catch up. Etsy things


























NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


not sure? maybe new recipe for July 4th












TIP OF THE WEEK:















FROM THE CAMERA:
My sweet Uncle Don with our kiddos ;) 








Craft store shopping with Annie this weekend yielded this cute little chalk sign I had to write a summer message on of course. And more goodies for another recipe album in the works...




Back at home bunny greeted us hello








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