Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday!


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Our temperatures have cooled down a lot, I actually wore boots Arizona LOL

One of my simple pleasures:
Spending an afternoon at the library, lost in all the books.

On my bedside table:
Jane Austen books, tons of them.

On my TV:
Stargate SG1 Season 2

On the menu for tonight:
Chicken Pie with a salad.

On my To Do List:
Mop and sweep
Start on Christmas Gifts

New Recipe I tried last week:
Didn't try anything new, but I am trying a bunch this week so check out my Food Blog for those.

In the craft basket:
Wrist warmers and crochet birds

Looking forward to:

Homemaking Tip for this week:
My family loves Tortilla chips, but they can be quite pricey at times and also, there are those occasions when we want some but don't have any in the house. Make your own!
They are so easy to make and much better than store bought. All you need are Corn Tortillas, slice them into triangles and fry them up in a little oil. Serve with homemade salsa and you got yourself a delicious snack.
I like to fry a whole stack of tortillas, it makes a ton of chips, then store them in ziploc bags.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Life is a Highway by Teresa, loved all the photos she took as she embarked on a 6 day road trip with her son.

Favorite photo from last week:

My husbands uniform, boots, tags and my Father in Law's Flag.


Lesson learned the past few days:
There's time for everything in your life, you just have to organize things around you. When I want time for crafting or reading, I actually put it into my schedule because if I don't I find myself struggling to get everything done or end up sacrificing one thing for the other.
I've learned to slow down this past week and to realize that things will get done without me having to kill myself in order to do so.

On my Prayer List:
Family and Friends

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
Psalm 119:2


  1. We wore boots here, too! It's nice to have the cooler weather for sure but a week or so of it and then I am ready for the warm again. Not 105 warm, just warmer than 70. :)

    Great photo!

    Have a good week.

  2. I love making tortilla chips here. Instead of frying I just bake them in a 200 degree oven for a couple of minutes. I've even brushed them with a little olive oil. Have a great day!!

  3. Your lesson learned is so true and I have learned to slow down also....sometimes too slow. Have a nice week. Thanks for hosting.

    Loved the pistures also.


  4. I liked your lesson learned. I do have to learn it though.

    You just really seem to have all your priorities set right! That's the key to successful living.

  5. I'm all for homemade tortilla chips as well. Have a good week.

  6. Love the picture of your dad. AMAZING! What a great sentiment to our soldiers today!

    I too love making my own chips but I prefer using flour tortillas and tossing them in cinnamon and sugar!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  7. I was thinking the same thing about our weather great for mid november

  8. Yes, your lesson learned is absolutely true. Sometimes when we hurry we don't realize what all we miss. However, we shouldn't slow down too much either. Jane Austen is also my favorite novelist and like the Pride and Prejudice very much. Btw beautiful banner.

    Have a nice day,

  9. Great list! I love the library as well..we are going today for story time.
    Chicken Pie sounds great....yum!

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