Monday, May 04, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/04/2015

Happy Monday everyone!!!

How was your weekend, did you do anything fun?  I packed and moved a few things and now I'm sitting here with a very sore back.  *sigh*

Anyway, so I was getting a little bored with the current HHM categories I had, and I decided to go back on my blog to older ones and do those, just to change it up a bit.  Feel free to continue using the same one we were doing, or use these categories, it's up to you, whatever works :) 


The weather in my neck of the woods:
We've had gorgeous weather, 80's and above the whole weekend and I've loved every single second of it.  Here's what the rest of my week will look like, aside from the windy day which I detest because of my allergies, I'm quite fine with some rain :)

Things that make me happy:
Sitting down at night with a cup of coffee and my favorite shows. 

Menu for this week:
Monday - Fried Smoked Sausage, potatoes and green beans
Tuesday - Homemade Nachos
Wednesday - Barbecue Chicken, Mac and Cheese
Thursday - Sloppy Joes
Friday - Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken, Rice
Saturday - Smoky Burgers, Homemade Chips
Sunday - One Pot Pasta, Salad

What's on my TV today:
My Portuguese Soaps
New show that started last night on ITV...It's called Home Fires and it looks brilliant.  You can watch the first episode HERE.

Looking around the house:
Oh my word, I have huge piles everywhere ready to be moved into the trailer, now if the trailer was here already that would have been wonderful.  My poor house is starting to look empty of decorations but very full of boxes, this is the worst part in a move for me, that in between when you're not really completely packed so it looks messy.  Ugh!!!

On my To Do List:

Laundry - finish off the last two loads
Sweep and mop

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
So since it's just been the kids and I, I haven't done much cooking in the sense of trying new recipes, but this week I do have some meat in the freezer that I need to get rid of, so I've got a few new recipes to try.  I just need to get my butt in gear and post the already tried recipes on the food blog.  Wish I had 50 hours in a day.

In the craft basket:
Pretty yarn to work on a mindless project just to relax me during this crazy time.rochet Votive Candle jars

Looking forward to this week:
Hearing if the house we are looking at is ours.  If it is, it will be so exciting and I can't wait to share it with you.

Tips and Tricks:
When packing up for a move, fill the boxes as tightly as you can, if there's breakables use towels, blankets, kitchen towels and even pot holders to cushion everything in. 

My favorite blog post this week:
Right, I haven't had much time for blog reading, but I want to change that, so yesterday I did do some blog reading, well, to be honest I read ONE blog, but hey it's a start.  So I will have to say that my favorite this week was the only one I read from the wonderful Vanessa at Coco Rose Diaries.

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
Flutterby Patch - Just recently found this blog and love it. 

No words needed (favorite photo or picture):

Lesson learned the past few days:

That I am stronger than I give myself credit for.  That all those things that seem like huge mountains in my mind and unattainable tasks, are really small hills that I can easily conquer.  I just need to remind myself that I'm not a weak woman, that I can do this, that I can do what needs to be done and that when it's all over, I can smile and say "Holy cow, I did that on my own". 

On my mind:
Oh so many things.  First and foremost waiting to hear back from the bank at the moment, waiting to hear about the house we would like to move into, hoping that the kids can get done with school in the next two weeks, hoping I have enough money for the move and the  to Texas.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Our eternal home is so different from our current earthly home that it is described by what is missing rather than by what is present—no tears, sorrow, death, crying, or pain. “The former things” (v. 4) of this earth will be no more.


  1. Happy MOnday and week ahead my Dear!

    I sure hope things work out with a new house too and can't wait to get the scoop!

    I love flutterby patch too!! She has a lot of other neat links to other blogs too that I love to check out when I'm at hers too.

    Love your photo today. And yes, you are an amazing and strong Lady and don't ever forget it!!

  2. I watched Home Fires yesterday,too. I liked it. There were some upsetting scenes (I won't give anything away) but I still enjoyed it. I laughed so hard reading Vanessa's latest post on her blog. That is my life!!!! I wouldn't trade my life with my men for anything but it does require patience. I totally understand being the only one who notices the mess!! I'm still praying for you sweet lady..

  3. Hello! Happy Monday!

    I'm so excited and hope the house works out for you. I bet you can't wait.

    Your meal plan looks delicious. I put mine together but am already rethinking some of the meals.

    Hang in there. I know things are stressful, but you are almost there! As you said, you are stronger than you give yourself credit for. Soon this whole thing will be over and you will have rocked it. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say, how proud of you I am. You are a strong, wonderful woman.

    Hope you hear good things and have a good week. Still praying.

  4. Good luck with the house. Hope you get it!

  5. Good luck on getting into your new home. Hope you get the good news soon. I'm intrigued by the title of the blog you shared, going to have to check it out. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. You're getting down to the nitty gritty in timing. Hope you have a productive week packing and organizing. I'm excited for you all as you begin this next leg of your life journey.

  7. Best of luck to you getting your house all packed up and keeping your sanity!

    Looking forward to checking out that new show and blog :)


  8. Hi! I'm so excited to see you embark on this moving adventure...even though moving kind of bites...I'm also moving. Good luck with everything, and I hope your next post is all about the awesome new house you're sure to find!

  9. What a gorgeous picture! Happy Monday. :)

  10. I'm so glad you're back to blogging! <3

  11. I have followed you for about a year now and I just have to let you know that you are amazing and an inspiration! Life seems to change things around your family often and I just live how you truck on. I also found you on IG (I'm bbutterfly0108) and just wanted to say you're awesome. I had started my own Homemaker Monday and I write it all down in a journal. You may also remember my and my blog (Our Butterfly Haus) that I actually had to quit because of health concerns. But bravo to you, a sister in Christ! :)

    1. ... Actually I have followed for several years bit stopped blogging altogether. I'm glad you still blog!


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