Happy Homemaker Monday - 06/29/20158:02 AM
Good morning everyone, how was your weekend?
Well I'm glad to say that mine was quiet but also productive. Hubby and I got working on the house, trying to unpack the last few boxes in the garage and getting everything looking the way we wanted. We're almost completely done, there are a few things like family pictures that still need to go up and small touches here and there, but for the most part we are pretty much moved in and I'm still very much in love with this house.
I have to apologize for this post going up so late today, but I have had the worst insomnia and couldn't fall asleep until close to 3am and then was up at 5am with hubby, after he left for work I tried to go back to sleep but that wasn't happening either, so I'm moving super slow today. Apologies, but here we go....
Very cloudy and dark skies this morning, I think we're supposed to get rain.
Things that make me happy:
Feeling content, loving where I am, there is nothing quite like it
Menu for this week:
I only have meals planned until Wednesday, then I need to go grocery shopping for the next two weeks and also for 4th of July, we're having a get together at our house with a few family members coming over, should be fun.
Monday - Pork Chops with Gravy and rice
Tuesday - Mini Meatloaves with Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday - Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps
What's on my TV today:
I've been catching up on all my shows from the past month, and I'm caught up with the Portuguese soaps, somewhat. I also started The Whispers which is such a creepy show, but quite good, I'm enjoying it. During the day if I have time and mostly at night, Jasmine and I have been watching Heroes of Cosplay.
Looking around the house:
It looks like a home, my belongings are finally all out and placed here and there and it no longer looks like an empty house with boxes in it. You know home is wherever I am with my family, so no matter where we may live, as long as they are there, and as long as my belongings are there, it's HOME.
On my To Do List:
Painting mine and Curt's side tables (want to paint them black to match the bed set)
Changing out the bedding on my bed
Order some craft foam for Jasmine's Cosplay Costume
New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
I have a bunch of recipes I am going to be trying out, now that I'm back to cooking full time. I will have them on the food blog as I make them.
In the craft basket:
My newest crochet project. Chest pieces in foam and fabric for Jasmine's cosplay. We have an Anime Convention coming up in September, which we want to attend, and Jasmine wants to dress up as one of her game characters from League of Legends. This is the character which I'm making the whole costume, including the armor and the sewing and embroidery. A HUGE undertaking but I'm up for the challenge.
Looking forward to this week:
Getting the house ready for our 4th of July get together. We'll have 7 family members spending the weekend with us, thankfully this house is big enough to house everyone, but I just need to figure out who is sleeping where. Also need to figure out the menu so that I can pass it on to everyone because they want to know what they can bring.
Tips and Tricks:
Make your own curtains, there is no need to go spend tons of money when you can easily make your own. I like Walmart's clearance fabric shelf, I can usually find really cute fabric for a dollar a yard.
My favorite blog post this week:
I've always enjoyed Bunny Mummy's blog. Last week she took us on a walk around Green Dales and oh my goodness, how I wish I was there.
Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
I came across Three Stories High and it's such a lovely blog, go on and check it out.
No words needed (favorite photo or picture):
Lesson learned the past few days:
That I am Christian, and I will not forsake my Lord.....but I don't need to get into debates and screaming matches and ugly fights on social media to stand my ground. It's not who I am, I don't need to answer to anyone but God and quite honestly, I don't need to make a fool of myself just to try and veer people to my way of thinking.
On my mind:
STILL trying to get the kids into connections academy here in Texas, they have some very strange and strict laws going on. I'm leaving it in the Lord's hands and I'm sure He'll see us through this.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
“Few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”