Monday, July 06, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday - 07/06/2015

So I had the best of intentions, I thought that when I put my last post up on Wednesday of last week, that I would be able to take tons of pictures and show you how we were preparing for the 4th of July and having family over and all that fun.

And then family arrived on Thursday morning, and then more on Friday afternoon and I really don't even know how I made it the past few days.  It was a blur, a blur of fun and laughs and good family time.  So I apologize for not posting, but I can't say that I'm upset about it, I'm not, family is definitely important and some we hadn't seen in oh....since 2007.

Anyway, moving on to our post today.  It's going up kinda late as I spent this morning cleaning up and trying to get my house back on track after all the guests left...but let's move on....


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Kinda cloudy today but with a high of 95.  I know we're getting some rain this week and I actually don't mind, I don't like it when it gets super hot. 

Things that make me happy:
Cream filled donuts.  I know, I know, not exactly good for you, but I love them.

Menu for this week:
I don't have a set menu yet, I'm using up what I have left in the house.  I still have two big bags of chicken and not quite sure how I'll fix them.  We do have more family coming in this weekend so need to figure out what I'll be making then.

Monday - Portuguese Bean Stew
Tuesday - Roast Chicken and Potatoes
Wednesday - Beef Curry
Thursday -
Friday - Portuguese Oven Roast Chicken, Salad
Saturday -

What's on my TV today:
Still catching up on my Portuguese soaps, and then of course I have a lot of shows that I want to either catch up on or start.  I never get bored or find that I have nothing to watch.

Looking around the house:
It was packed this holiday weekend.  Every room was taken, two futons were also taken and the couches too.  That's the thing about having family and a full house, no one really cares where they'll sleep, as long as they can find an empty surface, right?

On my To Do List:

Menu Planning
Getting house back on track after everyone left
Need to start work on Jasmine's Armor

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
Nothing new at the moment, but I am making the new menu and thinking of doing Portuguese food, so I'm sure there will be something in there that you guys haven't tried.

In the craft basket:
Got the foam I needed in, so now it's just a matter of getting to work.  I'm so looking forward to making this cosplay costume.

Looking forward to this week:
Just normal homemaking and taking it easy before another weekend of family time.

Tips and Tricks:
Drawing a complete blank this week, oh my word, I can't think of anything.

My favorite blog post this week:
Check out Slugs on the Refrigerator.  Such a pretty blog.

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
Ing Things....just discovered it this past week and am enjoying looking through it.

No words needed (favorite photo or picture):

Lesson learned the past few days:

That even in the crazy busy days, we need to find a moment of reflection for ourselves.  It's the only way that I can stay completely sane.  

On my mind:
Think I may have the kid's school figured out, we'll see how it turns out.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
– Ephesians 3:7-9 (NIV)


  1. Fun filled family visits ALWAYS come first - glad you had such a great weekend! Have a great week too.

  2. I love those flowers!
    Glad things seem to be coming together for your kids' school.
    I know how you feel - hosting is WONDERFUL but it's nice to have some time to regroup in between! :)
    Have a great week!

  3. I wanted a donut so bad this morning for breakfast, thought I had one left, but I didn’t. :( The cream filled ones are the best, lol. :) Have a great week!!

  4. Hi
    Its always a pleasure to read your posts .
    Can you tell us what you cooked when your family was staying over
    How did you manage your schedule and how you spent your day.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful busy holiday weekend, and another coming up :).... Blessings......check out my blog I am doing another swap......

    Have a great day


  6. Looks like a great week for you and your family.

  7. Hope you are having a wonderful week! My boys love cream filled donuts as well but I'm more an apple fritter type :)

  8. I'm so glad you just had tons of fun with family!! I loved the photos on insta too. ;)

    Love the flower photo - so pretty. And happy to hear that you're getting school all set....hopefully it'll be smooth and easy for you and no headaches.

    Blessings for a beautiful week! xo


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