Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/21/2013

Slept in, so this is going up a little, or a LOT, later than usual.  
Hope you've all had a great long weekend and enjoy your Monday. 

The Weather:::
41 degrees, and the highs have been 70 the last few days.  

Right now I am:
Enjoying a cup of vanilla coffee, chatting with my husband and writing up this post. 

Of what I have to get done today, which is everything I put off yesterday.  Ha!         

On my reading pile:::
Reading An Amish Kitchen, which I am so enjoying. 

On my tv:::
Royal Upstairs Downstairs
Portuguese Soaps

Favorite Blog post this week (mine or other):::
Potato Harvest by Suburban Digs

Something fun to share:::
Ever wanted to know how to build a pizza oven???  I have.  And I found a cute guide on Snapguide, check this out

On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Fettucine Alfredo with homemade fettucine noodles
Tuesday - Roast Chicken, carrots, potatoes
Wednesday - Braised beef cubes with rice
Thursday -   Ham Manicotti (this one has been on the menu for a while now, need to make it)
Friday - Pork Chops with mashed potatoes
Saturday -  A husband's Delight
Sunday -  Slow cooked short ribs

On my to do list:::
Laundry - Ironing, folding, putting away
Vacuum and wash the carpets
Clean out turtle tank

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Still working on the granny stripe blanket.  Also have some new cotton yarn in fun colors and am trying to decide which is the perfect project for it. 

Homemaking Tips:::
Vinegar and Dawn dish soap.  One of my favorite cleaning concoctions, it works wonders for the shower and the bathtub, also great on floors.

Looking around the house:::
There are dishes piled in the sink, X-Box and Wii controllers laying around the living room and 2 baskets of laundry waiting to go in the washer.  

From the camera:::


On my prayer list:::
My husband and I.  We are facing some very difficult decisions the next 4 months and really need clarity and help from God to do what is right for us.  
My friend Connie's friend Amy who is still in the hospital.

Bible verse, Devotional:::
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. —Psalm 30:5


  1. I will definitely be praying for you Sandra.

    your menu looks so yummy this week.

    I love your scripture :)

    Hope you have a good week

  2. I love the colors in your yarn, whatever you make will be beautiful! I slept in today too, enjoy!

  3. I remember the wonderful days in AZ when the weather was cold at night but warm during the day. What a wonderful selection of cotton yarn! I am jealous--need to beef up my supply! I know God will provide the perfect situation for you and family in ID. Our go to verse in situations such as yours is Isaiah 40:31, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." This verse kept us from running ahead of the Lord and to be patient for His leading. You are precious and I am thankful to have found you and your wonderful blog:)

  4. Loved the Amish Kitchen! A lot of choices, but for good reasons - praying the clarity comes to you. <3

  5. Your house sounds just like mine except we have Playstation controllers scattered around instead of Xbox! The laundry, dishes, and Wii controllers are just the same though. Have a good week!

  6. We slept in today too. It was so welcome! LOL
    Vinegar is such a lifesaver and is useful for so many things. I just love it.
    Prayers are with you and your husband, as well as your friend. :)

  7. So nice to sleep in sometimes :) Sounds like the making of a good day with your vanilla coffee, amish book, yummy menu and pretty yarn!

  8. Hi Sandra! Just stumbled upon your blog this morning and LOVE it so far! I like your style and must love your choice in books, too. So I just purchased An Amish Kitchen on my Nook, can't wait to jump into it tonight and to see more of your blog! ~ Becky

  9. I'm keeping you and your husband in my prayers Sandra, plus your friends friend Amy. When things settle when we get back I hope to join you in this meme.

  10. Hi Sandra, I just wanted to drop you a note to say how lovely it was to wake up this morning and see that you had mentioned my blog as your favourite this week! I really love your blog too, it's on my google reader list and I look forward to every post. I think your photography is great too :) Best wishes from the other side of the world. Michael.

  11. I love the summery colours of your new yarn, such a pretty bundle :)

    I have to ask what is 'A Husbands Delight'? It's very intriguing! Lol!

    Happy Monday! xx

  12. Love Amish Kitchen! Come to think about it anything with kitchen in the title has my attention!

    I am praying for you guys.

  13. I'll be praying for you and your husband.

    Your menu looks amazing. I'll be over for dinner every night this week. Haha!

    Have a wonderful week. :)

  14. thank you so much for remembering Amy ... my heart just breaks for her family - her little girl who is just 2 and the older ones too ...

    glad you all had a relaxing day - and hope you have a GREAT week!!!

  15. I always love your Monday posts. It's like a peek into your day. So wishing I could crochet like you do. Such a nice niche to have. Cheers!


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