Monday, July 12, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Friends! 
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was such a fun one here because the kids and I traveled to my Mom's old hometown for a family reunion. It was bittersweet because it was also a celebration of my Aunt's life. My cousins brought picture boards of their Mom and I brought the scrapbook I worked on. Folks poured over it...sharing more stories and lots of laughs! We also visited the local fair after our day in the park. I won a prize for Annie at a game! But she wasn't with me at that moment so I gave it to a cousin. Lol I had wonderful dinner with my cousins around my age and we had so much fun catching up after all this time. We also went antiquing and visited a local war memorial and found my Grandpa and my Uncles' names on it. 
Ruby sure missed us, though, and it's always nice to be home too. 💕 









 

 





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

cardamom bread with butter, fruit, iced coffee















ON MY TO DO LIST:

catch up from trip with laundry etc, errands, hair appt, Annie's hair appt this week too, Ruby's haircut (hair week for all the ladies), Annie's hockey this week, groceries for weekend activities to come, need to get my oil changed, home projects, hospice volunteer stuff and I start back next week
















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

bright and sunny, need to put away some things from the weekend yet

















CURRENTLY READING

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ON THE TV TODAY:

 AGT , The Chase, Big Brother, Making it, Virgin River, HGTV shows I tape, food network shows 



 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

Since it's mainly Annie and I, there is so much less formal cooking going on to really share a weekly menu right now. So instead I will try to share a recipe here each week. 

I don't have a recipe to share per se this week - but on our way home from the trip I picked up some really yummy bread at a bakery where we stopped. I got a wild rice onion and cheddar one, and a loaf of cardamom bread. I'm going to make grilled sandwiches with the wild rice one. And french toast with berries with the cardamom loaf. 

I also had my thrive box come and I got this unique spread this time and it's actually very good. Really kind of weird but tasty. However, I love coffee flavored things:










TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

walk Ruby, sit out on the deck and read magazines in the sunshine, do lunch with a gf, hang out with my kids












TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:











FROM THE CAMERA:


























Such a nice time with family and I love how quaint mainstreet is in the hometown my Mom grew up in. So cute! I collect depression era pottery and I got a vase for myself, and one for my son's new home, when we shopped at the antique store. That way we both have something from St. Charles (my Mom's original hometown). 







I like being lighter blonde for summer, but the first few days after I get it done I am platinum! Lol 




















PRAYER LIST:

Praying for peace, unity and healing for our world and our earth. For a complete end to the virus. For an Uncle with cancer and his upcoming surgery. For anyone sick or suffering, in pain or fear, that they may have comfort, healing and strength.  For special intentions. 












PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


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


7 comments:

  1. Oh, I love coffee flavoured things too - I am always looking for the best coffee cake recipe! It looks like a lovely day at the family reunion, and it must mean the pandemic has subsided, if you can all meet out in public - well done. The vase is very pretty, and I am all for a good souvenir of a special place. Your yellow lilies are gorgeous - enjoy the summer. xxx

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  2. I'm glad you were able to get away and spend time with family in a special place. I like the vase you found, and you'll have good memories when you see it. You look gorgeous!

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  3. Gorgeous photos, glad you enjoyed the reunion though I bet it really was bittersweet if combined with a celebration of life. I like coffee flavored stuff usually but I have to say peanut butter and coffee together? Sounds very weird, I'll take your word for it on it being good. Hope you have a great week!

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  4. Oh sweet friend I'm so sorry for the bittersweet reason for your family reunion. I'm so glad you had a good time though. Catching up with cousins can be soooo cathartic - all the laughing and memories. PERFECT inspiration - love that one and really try to live by it. I LOVE your flower picture and and that vase is absolutely GORGEOUS! I hope you have a WONDERFUL rest of the week.

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  5. Love your pictures, thank you so much for sharing. We are having a family reunion next weekend, at my house. It will be the first without my mother in law so bittersweet for us.

    Love your lighter hair, you look beautiful as always.
    Have a wonderful blessed week,
    xoxoxo

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  6. Family reunions - finally! getting to see our people again.
    Started watching Big Brother too. Antiquing is so much fun.
    Like the new hair color.
    Hope you have a wonderful week even though it sure looks busy!

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  7. Hello friend! What a fun and meaningful trip that sounds like, bittersweet though it may be. Looks like an adorable all American town.
    I have to go look up cardamom bread now because it sounds so delightful!
    Enjoy your summer!

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