Monday, July 15, 2019

A thriving garden and lots of yard work


𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒈𝒐 𝒖𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒅, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒄𝒚 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆




God has given me the biggest gift in this world, which is to take care of my home and family, and with that in mind, every effort I make inside and outside my home, is well worth it.

I take a huge pride in my homemaking, as you all know, but homemaking for me is not just contained to 4 walls and the inside, it spreads into the outside too, the garden, the yard, and the property around it.

For years, I have dreamed of a garden filled with veggies of every kind.  I've tried over and over to make it work, and usually could get away with them starting to grow, but soon after they would die.  Wrong soil, too much water, not enough water, too hot, too cold, too much sun, too much shade and so on.  If you're a gardener you understand.

The Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery - TLC Book Tour



Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: HQN; Original edition (June 11, 2019)

The Baxter sisters come from a long line of women with disastrous luck in love. But this summer, Sunshine and Margot will turn disasters into destiny…

As an etiquette coach, Margot teaches her clients to fit in. But she’s never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame—and notoriety—through a campaign of shock and awe. Schooling Bianca on the fine art of behaving like a proper diplomat’s wife requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the monastery turned mansion owned by the actress’s intensely private son. Like his incredible home, Alec’s stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore. But will he trust her enough to let her in?

Sunshine has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her, then threw her away. No more. She refuses to be “that girl” again. This time, she’ll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss.

Master storyteller Susan Mallery weaves threads of family drama, humor, romance and a wish-you-were-there setting into one of the most satisfying books of the year!

Happy Homemaker Monday - 07/15/2019

Good morning everyone, hope you've all had a wonderful weekend.

We had a good one, spent most of the weekend working on the yards.  There is a lot that needs to be done in this house and with 3 acres, it seems that yard work is never finished.  My husband has been working super hard to control the weeds, the overgrowth around the property and so on.  I've helped as much as I can, unfortunately being surrounded by a lot of trees and grasses that I'm allergic to, makes it hard to be out there for long stretches.

Yesterday afternoon we had a barbecue and invited over my brother and his family, which included my sister in laws mom who is visiting from South Africa, and my niece and her baby girl who are visiting from Idaho.  It was wonderful :)

Anyway, Happy Monday friends, hope you all have a blessed week ahead!  



Friday, July 12, 2019

Meal PlanFriday #5


Friday segment spotlighting the meals for the week ahead. Why Friday? Because I grocery shop Bi-weekly, on Fridays.

Welcome back to my Meal Plan Friday!!!

Hi everyone.  Hope you're having a wonderful Friday and I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  I'm back again with the meal plan for this upcoming week, and this time I'm trying out a ton of recipes which I'm very excited about.

I managed to make the Lemon Zucchini cookies, a few days ago, and they are soooooo good.  You can find the recipe on the food blog, along with a ton of other recipes I posted for you all, just this past week.

For desserts, I will be making another Frozen Key Lime Pie to take to my brother's house on Sunday and then some Mexican Cinnamon Cookies for us, sometime next week.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Things I'm loving, want to get, or try

It has been a long, long time since I've done one of these posts.

Do you remember back when we lived in Arizona, I had a weekly feature called Wanna Try that Wednesday?  I think I did a few of these and really enjoyed them, it was a way to bring into one place, all the things I wanted to either try, or make, eventually buy and so on.

In lieu of another typical homemaking day, I decided to do another of these for you all.



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Bunch of this, and that, and nothing in particular


And there goes the cute blog title award.

If there was such an award, I am certain that I would not even be thrown into the running, cause truth be told, I am awful when it comes to blog titles.  Hahah

Anyway, it's been a day of a little of this, a shake of that, and a whole lot of nothing in between.

So, you have a choice, you can either keep reading to see if anything interesting catches your eye, or you can click right on out and go on your merry way, I promise I won't take it to heart.  We can't always have exciting days right?  As I get older, I am more than ok with boring, simple days.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A day in the life and some recipes for you all




Hi everyone, come on in and sit with me, let me show you a bit of my day.

I had yet another home day which I'm really, and I mean reallllyyy loving.  It's been so relaxing to not have to rush out the door or be watching the clock constantly.  What it's done is help me reset, so to speak and recharge my batteries.

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