Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday!


The weather in my neck of the woods:
It's a little cloudy this morning and I'm actually happy about that because here in a few minutes we are packing up the car and getting on the road to Texas. I don't like driving in really hot weather.

One of my simple pleasures:
Crocheting, there is something very calming and relaxing about feeling the yarn in my hand and seeing the little hook move back and forth creating something beautiful for my home.

On my bedside table:
Absolutely nothing, I had to return the book to the library and haven't received my copy from paperbackswap yet. Since we're away for two weeks I'm just going to leave it like this for now.

On my TV:
I guess I should say "on my laptop", since we're going to be on the road, I'm bringing along the new Robin Hood, True Blood and Tudors episodes to watch.

On the menu for tonight:
Who knows? Maybe we'll stop in at a cute diner for something or it may just be fast food.

On my To Do List:
Enjoy the drive
Relax some more

New Recipe I tried last week:
No new recipes, I'm waiting until we return from vacation to experiment and try out a few new things.

In the craft basket:
I'm taking a tote bag on the trip, I like to crochet in the car especially if I'm going to be sitting for endless hours.
I started a crochet bag last night and am halfway through it, it looks absolutely adorable and I can't wait to show you. I'll probably grab a pic at the hotel tonight and post it for you.

Looking forward to:
Our vacation and the road trip. I love keeping the camera at hand and snapping pictures as we drive, watching how each state changes, how the scenery goes from desert to rock to green to mountains and plains.

Homemaking Tip for this week:
When spending a night at a motel, I always give each family member a ziploc bag to put in their outfit for the next day, including clean underwear and socks etc.
When we get to the motel, instead of going through all the packed clothes, we pull out the ziplocs and remove the clean clothes and pack in there the dirty ones. That way they're also separated from the clean ones in the luggage. Works for us.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Honestly didn't read many blogs last week, but I bet any of the ones in my google reader have great posts up.

Favorite photo from last week:
This one just screams Simple Home to me, it makes me smile.

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Lesson learned the past few days:
That I can not leave my house to go on vacation, without doing a huge cleaning. Is anyone else like that? I mean Good Golly Miss Molly, it is ridiculous, I literally stopped myself from scrubbing the showers and bathtubs, it's not like some random person is going to come wash themselves in my house. Honestly.....but I did do all the laundry and mopped the floors and did the dishes and made the beds and all that stuff. HOUSE.IS.SPOTLESS!

On my Prayer List:
Our soldiers and their families
Us as we head out on the road trip
All of my family and friends
All of YOU, my bloggy friends, for whatever you may need it right now

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

Jesus said . . . , “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” —John 14:6


  1. I would love to learn how to crochet. I really must start.

  2. I'll be hitting the road (well, the air) this week as well. And yes, I clean the house beforehand too. I hate coming home to a mess any day, but especially after a trip. I've got enough on my mind at that point, I don't need to deal with a housecleaning too!

    (This got very frustrating when I was trying to get a Space A flight and had to rewash the clothes and vacuum every night for a week....)

  3. I was laughing as I read about your house cleaning. I always do it too. Then I come home unload and wonder why I spent so much time cleaning before I left when it looks like a disaster with all the vacation stuff around!

    Wishing you a wonderful, safe trip.

  4. Have a great vacation!! I look forward to seeing your pictures!


  5. There is nothing like coming home to a very clean house. You always have enough to do unpacking and such. We are praying for you and your family while on vacation. Have a great time!!

  6. Have a great trip. Enjoy and relax.

  7. I hope yall have fun & are safe! Oh & btw I love the picture too!

  8. That is a great picture- it really does remind me of simpler times.
    Have a wonderful vacation- can't wait to hear all about it!

  9. I totally get cleaning the house before vacation thing. Who wants to come home after vacation lag and have to get to cleaning up a dirty house?

    I am shocked, Miss Sandra, totally shocked that you don't have one book on the nightstand. That's a first, is it not? ;v)

  10. Have a great trip, and it will be fun to "travel" along with you. I am sure you will keep us posted. I pray that you will all be safe and your trip will be blessed! Did you hear about Curt's test scores yet?

  11. Have a great trip. Love your homemaking tip. And, yes, I clean the house totally before leaving. I can't stand the thought of coming home to a messy house.

  12. Can't wait to see pics. Have a safe trip. I do the same thing, I have to clean my house before we go on a vacation. When we leave our house I want it picked up and tidy so when I get home I don't have to worry about picking up. Weird I know. Have fun

  13. Have a safe and fun trip! Love the zip-loc bag idea. (And I am exactly the same way about my house before I leave.)

  14. Enjoy your trip! I look forward to following along on your journey via the pictures on your blog. My house has be spotless before I journey away for a vacation. Great idea on the ziploc bags.

    Be Safe! Amy

  15. here's my post!

  16. Have a great vacation, hope to see lots of pics.

  17. Have a wonderful time, Sandra! I can't wait to see all the photos of your trip and also the crochet work!
    And yes, I am exactly the same - the whole house has to be spotless before I go away. I have NO idea when that started!

  18. I think women are all the same when it comes to having the house clean before you leave on vacation. something about coming home to a clean house I guess.. Have a great time..Be safe


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