Monday, July 13, 2009

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday


The weather in my neck of the woods:
It's already 91 degrees and it's going to be another scorcher here, I really wish we would get some rain.

One of my simple pleasures:
Ironing, believe it or not, I do enjoy it and find it relaxing.

On my bedside table:
Wizard's First Rule - Still haven't finished it.
The Forgotten Garden - LOVE this one, just started it the other day and am enjoying it so much.

On my TV:
Hearts of War
Little House on the Prairie

On the menu for tonight:
Teriyaki Steak

On my To Do List:
Put away 2 loads of laundry
Clean the bathrooms

New Recipe I tried last week:
I tried it yesterday and will have the recipe up later, it's for a Buttery Pound Cake. SO good!

In the craft basket:
Just yarn, I finished my crochet bag so I'm deciding on my next project.

Looking forward to:
Library Summer Reading Program on Thursday, there will be some Zoo animals for the kids.

Homemaking Tip for this week:
Fold the laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer, it saves on having to iron a LOT of clothes later on.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Baking Bread without an Oven from Codlins and Cream. What a great post!

Favorite photo from last week:

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream die for.


Lesson learned the past few days:
That there are never enough hours in the day and enough days in the week and enough weeks in the month. It seems that Summer just started and yet we're starting to get ready for school again.

On my Prayer List:
My children and husband
My family
My bloggy friends

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
Hebrews 13:5-6


  1. Your ice cream cookie sandwiches look fabulous!

  2. Oh I understand about the heat and wanting some rain. We finally received a reprieve by waking this morning to rain and much cooler temps.

    Hoping your turn comes soon! ;-)

  3. Anonymous12:46 PM

    Those cookies look super! And we love the library program too.

  4. Sandra,

    You've provided some great tips. Doing just a little bit everyday makes things go by so much easier.

    Just finished my last load of laundry this morning after soaking my plants for what will be another baking day in the heat.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. Ha, I just did a blog post about ironing!! I guess I don't like it as much as you do.

  6. Those sandwiches look yummy!

  7. Loved your post. I almost gave a hint about laundry too. I love your Happy Homemaker I linked up too. Come see me.
    Have a Blessed Week.
    p.s. we should add rain to our prayer list!
    BTW as always I love your new look. You are so creative!

  8. I join in today! :) Enjoyed your post...

    Your new bag is really pretty too. :)

  9. I need to get back into doing this ... I stopped while the kids were on school holidays ... they go back to school today though !!

    I'm off to check out your favorite post ...

  10. Ice cream sandwiches...Yummy!

  11. Those snickerdoodle sandwhichs look SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

  12. I can recommend "The House at Riverton" by Kate Morton, as well.

  13. Hey! I'm out trying to help other stay at home moms like me make some money online like I'm doing! Write articles and get money! Stay at home moms unite!

  14. I love the idea of the snickerdoodle ice cream yum!!!

  15. its so hot here also..I have the ac going, my doggie doesnt do well with heat..I dont either..
    pound cake sounds yummy..
    take care..

  16. This is so cute. I just added my name!

  17. This is my first time participating...Thanks for helping me/us focus on our role as homemakers!

  18. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Sandra, I love your Monday well as all of your others.

    I tried to click on the sidebar poll so I could vote on what I would like to see more of but for some reason I couldn't get it to work for me. I like all of your posts.....but I guess hearing about your daily life and your reveiws of books and movies would be my favorites. I enjoy knowing that you to long for the simple life of days gone by. We are kindred spirits in that way.

    If you ever want to e-mail me my address is: I would love to hear from you.

    Stay cool there in AZ. I live in Washington State. Our summer temperatures are much more comfortable than those in AZ. Debbi

  19. Wonderful post and I am so loving the snickerdoodle ideal! Have a great week.


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