Monday, April 27, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Monday Friends

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. And that these crazy times aren't getting to you and that you're finding new and inspiring ways to keep busy and sane. ❤️ 

We had some lovely sunshine this past weekend. And one of the days it was close to 60*!! My Mom came over and hung out on the deck and had a meal with us and visit. It was so nice. Aaron helped me get out my deck table and chairs and I hung up my wind chimes. The grass is getting so nice and green and the robins are around everyday. Along with the bunnies too. Spring is busting out all over and it's sure helping my soul! ☀️ 🌞 

I also gave the main rooms in a my home a good clean. So I'm hoping the motivation continues to lead me to clean out the closets. They're on my list next. What have you been up? Cleaning, organizing? Playing?













THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:




Look at the end of the week in particular - a four day stretch of Spring lovely coming up! 
















ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

1/2 of a pop tart,  coffee


















HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:

Feeling a bit sore, but good. I've been on a good streak with working out motivation. So besides my treadmill I've been doing core work and weights. I think the sun has given me more pep! 











ON MY MIND:

Finishing my Mom's laundry to get back to her. Getting more cards done for my hospice volunteer list. Also, I've actually been thinking about a new challenge and focus for myself. I'm not sure if I want to pursue it yet. It would involve going back to school...which I don't feel good about at this current time in the world. But I've been doing some research because I'm that interested in it, and considering going back to school once this virus is less of an issue. Maybe next year?
Also, thinking about my guy still stuck in AK. He's hoping he's going to be able to get back to MN in May for a long leave time. Guess we'll have to wait and see. 



















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE


It's nice and tidy. I have some dishes to catch up - but these days there are ALWAYS dishes!! πŸ˜‚ 


















CHORE I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK:

Going through all of the closets I mentioned. 

 















CURRENTLY READING

Reading a Debbie Macomber book I hadn't finished before. I'm still reading it but only a small bit at a time. I need to find a good reading time of day to get caught up. I have so many good books to read!! 















ON THE TV TODAY:

 Spring baking championship,  The Voice, Outlander, Call the Midwife, When Calls the Heart (the finale was sooo good - I'll miss this one), Survivor, The Masked Singer, I started the Marvelous Mrs Maisel - almost done with season 1 and I'm loving it!!




 











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

There isn't really a purpose for this right now as I'm not planning meals like I used to. I don't want to waste any food and since I don't feel good bringing things to my vulnerable Mom and my FIL - just in case - there are far less items I can make because kids are so fussy.  Plus, now we're even more subject to waiting to see what we're in the mood for day by day based on what I have stocked up. We basically rotate each day some kind of pasta, or breakfast food, or soup/sandwich. The main things both kids will eat. (going to leave this here as standard response for now - but will include a recipe or update each post)



The recipes I thought I'd share this week are:
These naan bread pizzas. I kind of made them up but they were so tasty! I was trying to come up with something for lunch for the kiddos and I had naan bread, and I knew I had marinara. And then I remembered I had mozzarella cheese too. I've been buying more of the brick cheeses and grating them myself because they last longer and I get more out of it. I had tomatoes too, so I thought how's about a margherita kind of pizza and I added Italian seasoning and chopped tomatoes. I baked them at 350* for about 15 mins or so.




But since I didn't have basil I did a chiffonade of some spinach I had and dressed it with lemon juice, olive oil & s&P and put it on top of the hot pizza. It was so yummy!! 





I also made one of our fave pasta salads recently. It's a go to for a meal. As a side dish. Even just a snack. 

I like tricolor pasta. I chopped up some veggies and some grapes. I also added some chopped cooked chicken. I blend it all together. And then in another bowl I take about a cup &1/2 of mayo. Stir in 3 Tbsp sugar and 3 tsp vinegar. Add a little s&p and then pour that dressing over pasta salad. Toss it all together and chill an hour or more. So yummy! 















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

go for walks with Ruby, play outside with the kids, sit in the sun and read, bake some lemon bars πŸ‹ 















FROM THE CAMERA:
homemade chocolate chip cookies on regular rotation 



getting ready to go grocery shopping looks so different these days






daffodils up and ready to burst open any minute






remnants from momma turtle's hole she dug for eggs and pieces of shell left from the hatching



did this the beautiful day last weekend - planning on more of it this week...sunshine, magazines and ice cold water



my partner in crime everywhere I go





I got out the cushions for the front bench and pots are ready for flowers once I can go pick some up and some dirt





The house all clean and tidy from a productive weekend



somebody is obsessed with the bunnies that visit each day






PRAYER LIST:

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. πŸ™ πŸ’œ 

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


















PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
Hope... Sometimes that's all you have | Inspirational Quotes ...

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

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your daffodils when they bloom. They are in my top 5 favorite flowers! I love the picture of Ruby watching the bunnies - too cute! Oh and the photo bomb she does of the dining room :D

    I'm so happy that your weather has gotten nice enough for you to set up the deck the way you like it and can enjoy some much needed family time out there. I'm still menu planning, mainly out of habit, oh and because I enjoy it because I'm still trying to scale down recipes to servings for 2. PERFECT inspiration. I find I'm having less of a problem with all that's going on than my friends and acquaintances that are not as "faith" based so I wonder if there is a correlation - what are your thoughts?

    I hope you have a WONDERFUL week and stay safe my friend. XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much Friend. I think you're very right Tamy. I think that faith has probably been making a huge difference in having less anxiety about what's going on. And I'm so grateful for that foundation in my life. I can't imagine processing all of this world without it. πŸ™

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    2. Hello Readers .I am very happy to share this amazing testimony, i was hurt and heart broken when my husband leave me for another woman i was confused and didn't know what to do, i loved him so much, i tried all i could to make her come back to me but to no avail, on one faithfully day as i was coming from work i met a friend of mine whom i explain my problem to, and he told me of a spell caster and a good spiritualist called "Dr. tunde whom also made her pregnant when she was looking for a child, i contacted the spell caster through the email she gave to me, and the spell caster told me what to do and i did exactly as i was told, to my greatest surprise, my husband come back to me and started apologizing and now she is with me brothers and sisters if you know you are passing through any kind problem contact him and i give you 100% guarantee that he will solve your problems. You can contact him via his email: babatundesolutioncentre1@gmail.com or via his whats-app: +2348143581382 Also specialize in treating all kinds of illness, HERPES VIRUS, HEPATITIS B, CANCER, BRAIN DISEASE, INFERTILITY, DIABETES AND MORE

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  2. My sister in law and I were just laughing about this yesterday because never in our lives did we imagine, we would all be going out wearing masks. It's just insane.

    Ok now your weather.....that 38 degree needs to go lol That's just not needed anymore.

    I can't wait to see your daffodils come up, they will look gorgeous. Have a wonderful blessed week my friend. xoxo

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  3. Your house always looks SO clean! Pasta salads *and pop tarts* are life.
    I finally found you on Instagram!!!

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    1. Thank you. Don't let the photos fool ya Joanna! I had cleaned so they were good photos. Trust me, my home does NOT look like that all the time! Lol I will look for you back on insta! Yay for more friend time 😊

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  4. Hi Carrie! Your house looks so nice and so does the yard. Love seeing all that green. The turtle hole and egg is so interesting to see.
    Your pizza looks good. I made homemade pizza last week too, but will have to try it on Naan bread. You are also making me hungry for pasta salad. It looks yummy!

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  5. I like your yellow polka-dot mask, looks cheerful at least. Ours are very boring gray ones. Sounds like you've been keeping busy & I'm glad you were able to see your mom for a bit. Curious about this new path your considering but think you'd be great at anything,friend! Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  6. Darling Girl, You get a gold star for being such a good homemaker, mommy, daughter, volunteer, and gorgeous besides. Your house looks beautiful, I love your black bench with red geranium pillows, you sound very upbeat, and I love you more than you know. Keep on being my Carry-on Carrie Anne. You make lots of people (and a doggie) very happy. Much love and many hugs, AP

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  7. seems pretty cool where you are... love your stylish mask... thanks for the prayers as I am one of those essential workers on the front lines
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  8. Robins and bunnies? How sweet they are, and I see Spring is on the way at your place. The naan bread pizzas look and sound delicious, you could publish that recipe! I love your yellow spot face mask; I have been going out in a blue spot one - people often smile to see it. Not everyone here wears a mask, but I think you can't be too careful. Have a good week Carrie. xx

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  10. Hello Readers .I am very happy to share this amazing testimony, i was hurt and heart broken when my husband leave me for another woman i was confused and didn't know what to do, i loved him so much, i tried all i could to make her come back to me but to no avail, on one faithfully day as i was coming from work i met a friend of mine whom i explain my problem to, and he told me of a spell caster and a good spiritualist called "Dr. tunde whom also made her pregnant when she was looking for a child, i contacted the spell caster through the email she gave to me, and the spell caster told me what to do and i did exactly as i was told, to my greatest surprise, my husband come back to me and started apologizing and now she is with me brothers and sisters if you know you are passing through any kind problem contact him and i give you 100% guarantee that he will solve your problems. You can contact him via his email: babatundesolutioncentre1@gmail.com or via his whats-app: +2348143581382 Also specialize in treating all kinds of illness, HERPES VIRUS, HEPATITIS B, CANCER, BRAIN DISEASE, INFERTILITY, DIABETES AND MORE

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