Monday, August 27, 2012

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday #33

Good morning :) 

I woke up today yearning for fall.....for pumpkins, spice cake, boots, scarves and hot chocolate.  *sigh*    Can't wait for the temperatures to cool down. 

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The Weather:::
Still hitting the triple digits right now, but we've been lucky to get some rain in last week, hopefully we get a little more soon. 

On my reading pile:::
On book #4 of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series.  Need to find the last book still.  
Also started Out of this world - A woman's life among the Amish by Mary Swander.

On my tv:::
Hell on Wheels Episode 3
My Portuguese soaps
Warehouse 13 (have to catch up on last week's episode)
True Blood episode from last night

On the menu for this week:::
Monday -  Texas BBQ Burgers, Tater Tots
Tuesday - Beef Curry
Wednesday -  Fettucine Alfredo
Thursday - Rotisserie Chicken, Baked Potatoes
Friday -  Homemade Pizza
Saturday -  Lasagna, Salad
Sunday  -  Bratwurst, Potato Salad, Apple Pie

On my to do list:::
Sweep and vacuum and then mop
Prepare the lessons for the kids

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I've been missing my crochet so badly, but with my hand hurting, I can't do anything.  Bummer! 


Homemaking Tips:::
So you have all these great kitchen appliances, but not enough counter space.  You stash the stuff in the pantry or in kitchen cabinets and then forget about them, right?   Been there, done that.
What I do, is that every two weeks, I rotate my appliances out.  I pull out the rotisserie and the crockpots, for example, and make my menu plans according to them.  The next two weeks, I put those away and pull out something else that hasn't been used in a while.  This way, everything gets used and I don't forget that things exist :)

Looking around the house:::
Living room looks pretty clean and tidy even though it's a Monday morning, which usually after a weekend of everyone home and relaxing, looks like a tornado has swept through. 
My kiddos are still sleeping and hubby has just walked out the door for work.
I have a cup of lukewarm coffee next to me, my Kindle, my Bible and a little sleepy pug snuggled up against my leg. 

From the camera:::
This has to be one of my favorite pictures from this past week....simply because I still get so much pleasure out of hanging my laundry out to dry :)


On my prayer list:::
My husband as he beings his journey towards his Bachelors Degree. 
My children, that they do well in school.
My family and friends who need prayer right now, for whatever reason it may be.

Bible verse, Devotional:::
Even the most confusing day opens up before you as you go step by step with Me.  My Presence goes with you wherever you go, providing Light for your path.


  1. Looks like a great start to the week for you! I'm with you on wishing for the fall weather...can hardly wait!

  2. Just picked up book #1 of the Kauffman Bakery series....glad our library has them! I too can not wait for fall....pumpkin everything!

  3. LOVE your homemaking idea! I never even think to make the time to use my little "machines". :)

  4. Your menu for the week sounds yummy! I might use it for my own menu next week :)

  5. We aren't allowed to hang laundry out in our housing. Isn't that crazy considering what we get paid??

  6. I can't wait for fall either.

    I love the smell of laundry that has hung out to dry. It really is wonderful.

  7. Oh no, forgot to add Kauffman Bakery series to my Amazon order. Will have to put it on my wish list. I love hanging clothes on the line--love your picture. Have a great week and I hope it cools down for you soon.

  8. Yikes, I don't think I could handle those triple digits!

  9. Finally linked up at 1:49 am Tuesday morning. Time for bed! Love the new look and your photo posts. Hope school is going well for you and our kids - and your husband. May you have a wonderful week.

  10. I've said it before I'll say it again, I don't know how you all live in that heat. Your nighttime temp is hot for us during the day! LOL. You would have been happy here last week, temps hot in the day, well hot for us, and down to 32*F one night.

  11. Hi! I'm located in Chandler. I always wanted to have a clothes line and I've tried it in the past but everything always comes out to stiff or doesn't smell as nice as I'd like. What advice or tips do you have for line drying your clothing/linens in this desert heat?


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