Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Friends 
Welcome to Happy Homemaker Monday on a Tuesday. Lol!

 I hope you've been having a great week so far! And that you had a lovely past weekend. It was a good one here. I went out one night with a friend to watch a local production of Chicago and it was really good!! I forgot how much I love the music from that musical. We went out after and had a late night treat and gabbed away. Spent some good quality time with Annie and my Mumsy. And had a great phone pow wow with my Aaron. 

On to another busy week ahead...

















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:



























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

grainy whole wheat toast with raspberry jam and coffee with natural sweet creamer




















RIGHT NOW I AM:

Listening to Ed Sheeran music and working on my planner. Waiting for the buzzer on the laundry so I can go fold and put away some sheets.















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW


The sun is shining and it's blue skies. Very chilly today though! We had our first frost on the deck recently and it was a little frosty again this AM. Not many leaves on the trees out my window anymore 😢 

















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

It looks bright and cheerful and I'm loving every second of my Autumn decorations while I can. Not only is it my favorite season, but the decor fits the colors and feel of my home so well 😊 
















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Errands, groceries, flu shot, Annie has tryouts for hockey, she has her first scrimmage too, help my mom with laundry and jobs, bring food to FIL, home projects, hospice volunteering, have Annie finalize Halloween plans - maybe going to have friends over here or maybe go to a friend's party. I'm going to a party my friend invited me to - so my mom will be holding down the fort with Annie.


 















CURRENTLY READING

The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses. 

I paused that book because I recently got my fellow blogging friend Billie Jo's book: Afternoon Coffee. She wrote it for her Mom and it's a collection of some of her posts of the past - and as the back of the books states: it's a "heartwarming collection of thoughts celebrating the love of motherhood, family, home and simple living". You can find her blog and read about her book for yourself  by clicking here. I have loved her and her blog forever and I just started reading it but loving it so much already. 💜 















ON THE TV TODAY:

 Halloween baking championship, Halloween Wars, Dancing with the Stars, the Resident, The Good Doctor, New Amsterdam, Greys Anatomy, This is Us, Survivor, Bluff City Law, The Rookie

 







 












ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: leftovers


TUESDAY: creamy tomato soup, apple bread(going to bake today), veggies & dip


WEDNESDAY: parmesan chicken, baked potatoes, salad


THURSDAY: easy subs, Halloween snacks, cupcakes 


FRIDAY: homemade pizza, fruit














WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

I know my life has overwhelmed me and I've kept putting my projects aside. But I have slowly been getting back to scrapbook catch up and a big project I hope to finally share soon. 💜 

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

a cook up at the hospice house made the BEST banana crumb cake with old bananas (something different then the usual 🍌 bread). I got the recipe and I need to use up old bananas I have around here. So I will share that recipe this week  

**update: I froze my bananas and didn't make this yet. But I have a bazillion apples to use up and I'm going to bake apple bread today and will share both recipes soon! 




















TIP OF THE WEEK:



make your own ice pack

Been working out a lot lately so this is on my brain. Lol!











FROM THE CAMERA



My Brother recently got a job as kind of a park ranger in our local Canal Park area - just to work while he finishes up some classes online. For this that may not know about him he was a lifer in the military (Army green beret combat medic) and recently retired. But he's getting a degree in emergency medicine management currently. 
There is a maritime museum in our area and he often works in there. This was his view they other morning that he sent me.  Can you see the lighthouse on the end?  Big freighters come in through that canal. It's such a beautiful area. Lake Superior is a gorgeous lake! 







Walks with Ruby are far less pretty with most of the leaves gone. 







Always so sad to see that first peek of the bay with now leaves 😢 



And the walks have been much chillier!!









But the cold weather has been good for baking. 😊 Chocolate chunk, butterscotch chip cookie bars. Yummy! 




And just for getting a case of the cozies! 🌟 







PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
Image result for God is my rock inspirational quotes

I'm sharing this post with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Happy Monday Friends ~

It's quite a blustery, windy, rainy one here today. But I've got my candles glowing and the fireplace on to chase away the chill. It's feeling quite cozy and I'm ready to dive into the week. I think I only visited a few of you friends last week and then the overwhelming took over again. Lots of Annie's sports, activities and conferences, helping my Mom, doing bday time with my Dad and step Mom (for her bday too) before they left for AZ for the winter. Annie and I catching colds too...so I just gave up and accepted I needed to rest up to get back on track. I'm feeling good today and ready to have a more accomplished week ahead! 

Minus the colds we had a good weekend. Adam helped to do the yearly clean all the windows and window sills while the weather was so nice. He mowed a last time and we tag teamed putting away all of the deck furniture. Truly signs of late Fall and another season straight ahead. Annie had a buddy sleep over and we played games, worked on volleyball outside and went out for sushi. Life is good and let's see what this week has in store. 😉 

















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

chobani yogurt and hot tea with lemon




















RIGHT NOW I AM:

Listening to the wind and rain outside while I work on my planner. I can also hear Annie's birds chirping. Classical music on pandora and the fireplace looks cozy. My candle next to me smells so good! It's called wassail 















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW


I can see rain pouring down, the trees waving in the wind and leaves swirling around. If you want to see what I see look at my stories on instagram today 👀 


















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

It looks so cozy with the fire and pretty Fall decorations all around. Just puts a big smile on my face.  I have some vacuuming to do I didn't get to this weekend and some sheets to change. Also, some cleaning in my bathroom.

















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

A winter sports meeting at school, flu shot for me (have to have it for my volunteering), hair appts for both of us gals, bday lunch and fun with my Mom for her birthday, going to a local musical with a friend, Annie's religious ed, errands, groceries, brought food to FIL for lunch but probably more later this week, hospice volunteering, Annie's hockey practice


 















CURRENTLY READING

The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses















ON THE TV TODAY:

 Halloween baking championship, Halloween Wars, Dancing with the Stars, the Resident, The Good Doctor, New Amsterdam, Greys Anatomy, This is Us, Survivor, Bluff City Law, The Rookie

 







 












ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: pizza calzones (made from biscuit dough), salad


TUESDAY: teriyaki chicken stir fry


WEDNESDAY: breakfast for dinner - eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, toast, fruit


THURSDAY: creamy potato soup, veggies & dip, cheesy garlic biscuits


FRIDAY: out with a friend 














WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

I know my life has overwhelmed me and I've kept putting my projects aside. But I have slowly been getting back to scrapbook catch up and a big project I hope to finally share soon. 💜 

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

a cook up at the hospice house made the BEST banana crumb cake with old bananas (something different then the usual 🍌 bread). I got the recipe and I need to use up old bananas I have around here. So I will share that recipe this week 




















TIP OF THE WEEK:

binder clips for vegetables

Keep frozen veggies from flying out at you 











FROM THE CAMERA













Lots of leaves gone from the bay but still pretty







the beautiful temps this past weekend resulted in open windows and lots of scrubbing






Goodbye deck furniture  😢 



I caught some Annie action in her last game of the season (under the heart - we love #18)




post game team huddle







Pics from this AM of the cold and rain and my cozy Ruby





video of fireplace and candle glow if it worked 





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


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