Sunday, January 20, 2019

{ Slow Saturday }


As a stay at home mom, it is not easy to get away from our jobs, considering we live at work, right?

When we first got married, when I would get frustrated with the housework or the monotony of it, I would sometimes tell Curt that I wish I had a job where I could also go away for 8 hours and then come home and switch off and relax.

Over the years, I've learned to love what I do, but truth be told, there are still days, especially on the weekends when I see everyone relaxing from work and school, that I feel like I kinda of wish I was also able to sit back and do absolutely nothing.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

{ Moving at a turtle's pace }

January 7, 2019

What a crazy night it was!!!!

We didn't fall asleep until 11pm, then the alarm went off at midnight to take my brother in law to the airport.  My Jasmine actually went with my husband and I stayed home with Nicholas and the pup.  I thought I would be able to sleep, but forget that, I just can't seem to get any sleep when my husband is not near me.

It's nuts, and trust me, it's been this way for a very long time, deployments were brutal when it came to sleeping.  I used to tell my husband that I felt like I was holding my breath the whole time he was gone, and only really let it out when he was back home with us.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

{ Reading and Ironing }

January 16, 2019

There are days that the housework tasks are so many, that I feel like I hit the ground running in the morning, and don't stop until my head hits the pillow.  See, even though I'm at home all day, you would think that things would be always slow or laid back, and for the most part, they can be, but there are also days that the work is never ending and continous.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

{ Taking back our homes - Living Simply }

 Tasha Tudor

“I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare.”
Tasha Tudor

Monday, January 14, 2019

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/14/2019 }

Good morning everyone :)  
This post is going up a little later than usual, and I wasn't able to get any posts up this weekend, but I had a houseful of guests and was hosting and making sure everyone was having fun, fed and entertained.
By the time everyone left, I took a shower and literally crashed on the bed, I was exhausted, but we had an amazing time with family and that is all that matters.
I hope you had a fantastic weekend as well.  
Now, let's see what is coming up in the week ahead, shall we?

Friday, January 11, 2019

{ Homemaking with a joyful heart }

Hello everyone, come on in and sit a little.  It is a cold and rainy day, the house is dark, the candles are lit and the coffee is warm, just perfect to sit and have a little chat.

The past week and a half, the Lord has been speaking to my heart on the importance of my job as a homemaker.  It's something that I take seriously, it's something that I enjoy and it's a job that I love wholeheartedly.

I've always loved homemaking, and from a very young age I was fascinated with it all.  While kids my age would play outside or dream about being a movie star or a doctor, my heart and mind was on being a wife, a mother and having my own home.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

{ Cooking Thursday - Navajo Tacos }

Navajo Tacos, Indian Fry Bread, Indian Tacos, pretty much the same thing.  If you have never heard of Navajo Tacos, let me tell you a little about them.

Navajo Tacos were invented in 1864, using flour, sugar, salt and lard.  The Navajo tribe had been given these ingredients by the US Government, when they were forced to leave their land and make the 300 mile "Long Walk" to New Mexico.  Often times, the food ingredients supplied by the government were rancid, and so the tacos came about using just the simplest of ingredients available to the tribe.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

{ Productive Day }

January 9, 2019

You ever wake up with the yearning to change things, organize or clean?

It's a little weird, I guess, but there are days that before I even get out of bed, I have a set idea in my head of what I want to accomplish that day and I just have to do it.

Before I got up today, I decided that I was going to switch my bedroom around, move the bed from one wall to the other, vacuum, dust and give everything a really good cleaning.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

{ Books I'm reading and some more crochet }

January 8, 2019

My newest book list is slowly growing again.  I am so thankful and blessed to be part of a great book website that keeps me constantly supplied with fantastic selections to read.

The beginning of the year is off to a good start with some really good ones, and I thought I would quickly show you my little pile.  These are books that have come in recently and that I'm already working through for upcoming reviews.  As new ones arrive I'll be sure to share with you as well.

Monday, January 7, 2019

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/07/2019 }

Good morning.

How was your weekend?
I had a pretty good one, as always I try not to do much of anything or plan much of anything on the weekends, so that we can really take the time to relax, take it easy and have no place to be and no commitments to attend to.

Yesterday however, we were out with my sister in law, niece and great niece.  We spent a really nice afternoon in town shopping for the baby and she even got her ears pierced.  She truly is a beautiful delightful and calm baby, so happy all the time, so aware of everything.  It's a joy watching her develop.

I don't have much planned for today, just have a few phone calls I need to make, and we do start school back up as well, so there's that, and then the usual homemaking and cooking that is a part of our daily lives.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and a blessed week ahead.  Let's get started with our Happy Homemaker Monday for today, shall we? 

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