Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hi Friends 
Happy Monday and I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday - those that celebrated it ;) It was a lovely day here. Not weather-wise. It was rainy and gray. But after mass we had ham dinner here with my Mom and Adam's Dad and afterwards we played games. It was good food, good laughs and fun & sunshine on a rainy Easter day. 

It's another rainy day today to start the week ahead...









THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

 I had naughty toast ;) I found jars that have cookie butter and hazelnut spread mixed in it. SO good! So I had toast with that and peach yogurt with a cup of coffee with natural sweet cream creamer



















RIGHT NOW I AM:

listening to HGTV in the background as I work on this
















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW


I'm watching a bunny munch on wet grass in the yard. And as you can see in this pic the last of the ice on the bay is breaking up and there are fully open areas of water now. Yay! I even watched some ducks swimming around earlier this AM. I love to see what kind of show nature is going to put on here each day 














AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

Pretty tidy yet from the cleaning over the weekend. I still have one last load of dishes to finish up from yesterday yet. 














ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Annie golf practices, her volleyball practice, and summer hockey practice. Errands. volunteer time. Help my Mom. Bring food to FIL. Spring clean the master bath room (I keep putting it off) and maybe even get to my closet too (eek!)


 














CURRENTLY READING

finishing fun book I was reading on airplane during flights called Broken Bone China by Laura Childs. It's a fun tea time kind of mystery book so lots of fun recipes and entertaining ideas in it too ;) 














ON THE TV TODAY:

Game of Thrones, Call the Midwife, Grantchester, Spring Baking Championship, the Resident, New Amsterdam, American Housewife, the Rookie, Survivor, Little People Big World, Greys 
Anatomy, Trading Spaces, cooking shows

 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  leftovers of ham, cheesy potatoes, salad, corn etc 


TUESDAY: ham and cheese egg bake, toast, fruit


WEDNESDAY: chicken lettuce cups with jasmine rice & garlic soy sauce (BA meal)


THURSDAY: fontina & apple grilled cheese sandwiches with roasted broccoli on the side (BA meal) - and if still need to get rid of some ham may throw that in the sandwiches too


FRIDAY: slow cooker honey lime chicken tacos (leftovers on weekend will be used to make nachos and quesadillas)














WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

scrapbook gift for a relative, craft room

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

not sure??












TIP OF THE WEEK:










FROM THE CAMERA
Since it was Aaron's last Spring at home before college and he's off to his independent young adult life - I still did our tradition of hiding treats around the house for the kids to find. (do you like the gummy bunnies enjoying tea in my fairy house?)



And I did a scavenger hunt for the kids to find their bigger Easter gift. Annie was excited to get started as you can see. The clues eventually led them to find their bag of final goodies in the car in the garage 





Annie and I whipped up some fruit pizza cookies and she made this one wink at me ;) 







I got a shot of the table before folks got here and forgot to take one of us together and I guess just enjoyed the moment


This is my favorite spring/summer salad bowl (because humming bird love of course)





And it held a favorite spinach strawberry salad. Yum!




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

12 comments:

  1. Hello!
    Such a beautiful Easter table you had, my sweet friend.
    I am glad you had such a lovely Easter with your family.
    And the lime chicken sounds delish!!!!

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  2. I really enjoyed stopping by today ! Your Easter table and favorite salad bowl is gorgeous! I hope you week is amazing! I loved your view of the bay! It makes me miss the mountains! I hope you have a blessed week!

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  3. Sounds like you all had a lovely Easter, Carrie, and I love your pics...especially the winking fruit pizza cookie! LOL! Your table setting is beautiful and the hummingbird salad bowl set is gorgeous! Glad the ice is breaking up! Blessings for a lovely week ahead! <3

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  4. It sounds like a lovely day! Your table is beautiful.
    It was sunny and warm here yesterday and today made it to the 70's! I think your bay will be nice and warm in no time!

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  5. Great post and photos. Almost felt as if I were there. I see that luscious salad was topped with your world famous candied pecans. Lucky guests.

    Hope your weather warms soon. Digging in dirt is a good thing.

    Have a great week, Dearest. Maybe a little rest is in order.

    Blowing kisses. AP

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  6. Love that frog in your yard!! Your menu looks yummy!! Love all your pics!! Have a great Monday!

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  7. I LOVE your description of "naughty" toast - reminds me of a little joke I recently saw about the genius that attached the word coffee to cake making it okay to eat cake for breakfast! So glad the bay ice is breaking up, that's ALWAYS a good sign! Happy Spring! Your spinach strawberry salad looks so refreshing! Have a WONDERFUL week sweet friend!

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  8. Great verse for this week. Love the little gummy bunnies hanging out in the fairy house. I went ahead and did Easter baskets for my boys for the same reason. Hope that ice disappears soon and you get some warmer, sunnier spring days. Such a pretty salad bowl. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  9. I do like the sound of your naughty toast, I may need to try that LOL

    You always share such beautiful photos :)

    Hope you have an amazing week my friend.
    *hugs*

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  10. That salad looks amazing and the bowl is so pretty. Your menu sounds so yummy. I may have to find a few of the recipes.

    Hope you have a great week.

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  11. The pizza cookies looks really yummy and the salad, too! Love the pretty bowl and servers. Glad to hear you had a nice Easter and that the temps are coming up for you. Love the 'naughty' toast :) xx Karen

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  12. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at Christmas. Added that book to my 'to-read list'. Have a great week

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