Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday!


The weather in my neck of the woods:
It's only about 40 degrees right now, so kinda chilly. I think this is my favorite time of year in Arizona.

One of my simple pleasures:
Watching the sunrise

On my bedside table:
Lots of Jane Austen Books

On my TV:
Stargate SG1 Season 3
Legend of the Seeker Season 2
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre

On the menu for tonight:
Beef and Bacon Pinwheels

On my To Do List:
Mop and sweep

New Recipe I tried last week:
The Best Enchiladas Verdes. No I mean, the BEST.ENCHILADAS.VERDES. You have to try them, they are delish.

In the craft basket:
Wrist warmers and crochet birds
Granny's Twinkle Stars

Looking forward to:
Thanksgiving - I'm watching what I eat this week otherwise I won't be able to pig out for Thanksgiving LOL

Homemaking Tip for this week:
Pour a tablespoon of salt or baking soda down the drain. Followup by pouring a kettle of boiling water. The boiling water would solve the clogging part of your problem while the salt or baking soda would remedy the foul odor coming from the drain pipes.

There you have it. Simple and no-cost way to remedy a smelly and clogged kitchen sink drain.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
I got no blog reading done last week, shame on me.

Favorite photo from last week:

My Christmas Village

Lesson learned the past few days:
A huge one.....that your kids are just that......KIDS. They're not always going to tell you if something is wrong or if they don't feel right. Follow your instincts and if you feel that something is off, go with it, chances are, something IS.
Nicholas never complained about not seeing well and it turns out he is Farsighted, I had no idea but on a hunch I decided to take him in to the eye doctor and get him checked out, I'm glad I did.

On my Prayer List:
Family and 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."
Hebrews 13:5


  1. The Enchilada Verdes recipe sounds awesome. Will definitely have to try that out.

    We had a bit of lazy, movie weekend. We went to "The Christmas Carol" and then at home we watched the new Star Trek hubby got for his birthday, finished off the Love Comes Softly series (you'd love that series BTW),& Dan in Real Life when my Mom was over).

  2. I decided to join back up, Sandra! *waves* Your tip is super helpful, I've been wondering how to freshen things up a bit! THANKS!

  3. Sandra,Good posting,I like the new look.

  4. I smiled upon reading the quote in your blog header - just yesterday a watched a portion* of that movie. *= as much of it as the window of oppertunity right then alloted ;-}

    To add to your tip for drains, here is one for those whom have garbage disposals. At least once a week, put some (one or two) ice cubes or a large scoop of ice from a ice maker into it and turn it on. Wait to turn your water on until the noise of it crushing the ice is considerably dimmed. This helps sharpen the blades as well as deoderizing the disposal.

  5. that sounds like a great recipe

  6. I always use baking soda to clean the sinks inside and outside. Love my natural household remedies.

  7. This is fun! Really interesting questions.

  8. Dinner & Recipe sound delicious. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  9. Do you like Jane Eyre? I did not care for it as much as other movies I've seen. It might just be me. I didn't post today. I'm still not feeling all that great. Have a great Thanksgiving. Watch out for the exploding turkey....wink wink! :-)

  10. great post! i brought my daughter recently to the doctor on a hunch and discovered she had the beginnings of swine flu. she's fine now, but the doctor said it was due to me bringing her in so early.


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