Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday - 07/27/2015

Good morning everyone, hope you've had a fantastic weekend.  Mine was pretty darn good, I took Jasmine to a Fall Out Boy concert in Dallas and we had an amazing time.

Unfortunately I seem to have picked up something because last night I felt absolutely dreadful and still not feeling 100% today.  Not sure what is going on, but hoping it's just something temporary.

Right, on to our Happy Homemaker Monday.....

On the weather front:
We've been seeing triple digits, which is not bad considering we lived in Arizona for 7 years, so 're quite used to this heat.  Just leave the humidity out and I'm good.  We do expect some rain on Friday though and lower temps.

On my bedside table:
A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd
The Ones we Trust by Kimberly Belle

On my TV:
Been watching my vlogs, I have followed The Witts for a long long time, and they are my favorite vloggers, but recently discovered The Michalaks and am completely besotted with their videos, the editing is out of this world, so I've been binging from their very first vlog.  Another favorite of mine is Mrs Meldrum.

On the menu for tonight:
Smoked Sausage and Potato Skillet with Green Beans

On the menu for this week:

Monday - smoked Sausage and Potato Skilled with Green Beans
Tuesday - Biscuits and Gravy
Wednesday - Bacon and Cheddar Burgers, Fries
Thursday - Hamburger Helper, Salad
Friday - Grocery shopping
Saturday -
Sunday -
On my To Do List:
Laundry - One load of towels, Jasmine's laundry, Nick's laundry
Mopping and Vacuuming

New Recipe I tried last week:
I love Coconut Macaroons and over the years I've tried numerous recipes which never seemed to quite come out well.  I just recently came across one that I tried last week and it was so good, I'll be sharing it on the food blog soon.

In the craft basket:
Ripple Pillow
Foam Armor for Jasmine's cosplay

Looking forward to:
A relaxed week, getting some things done in the house and hopefully making a quick trip to Lawton this weekend. 

Homemaking Tip for this week:
I have a notebook that I use just for meal planning and grocery shopping.  I write down the menu on one page and the grocery list on the opposite page, and I take the notebook with me to the grocery store, just seems to help.  Also, I can flip back through previous menus for ideas.

Favorite photo from last week:

Lesson learned the past few days:
We're only as old as we allow ourselves to be

On my Prayer List:
Myself, for strength, for health and for my heart not to turn bitter towards certain people
My family

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:


  1. Good morning Sandra! I just read your post on the nature of blogging. I love your blog without all of the hype, it is by far my favorite one to read. Actually, it is the only one I have kept up with. I hope you keep it going just as is, with your beautiful pictures and insights. So many of my friends have given up blogging, and it makes me so sad. Facebook and Instagram are only a quick snapshot of our lives, whereas blogging gives you time to really share yourself. And lets face it, Facebook has become a political, meme sharing mess. It is getting harder and harder to sift through all of that to get to the personal stuff. My kids say that adults have ruined it. So here is to blogging (I haven't posted on my persoal blog for a year, time to catch up)!

  2. Good morning, Sandra. Good to see you back! I will try to link up later today if possible. Shoulder problems have been keeping me from spending much time at the computer. I so appreciated your prayer to ask God to help you NOT turn bitter against people in your family who have hurt you. Wow, that hit home, because the past two weeks have been so rough - hurtful family drama which I do not like at all. It's like, can't we all just forgive and get along? I need to pray this prayer about bitterness and will do so. Thank you so much. I hope you have an amazing week. So glad you decided to keep blogging!

  3. That is such a great photo!! And how awesome that you got to share that experience with her. WHen I was a teen, 4HIM was "my band". My mom took me to see them and it is still one of my favorite memories. :)

  4. What an awesome photo!! I bet it was so fun and Jasmine must think you're the coolest Mom ever!!

    So sorry that you don't feel well though- hope you feel better soon and are staying cool in that heat! Ugh

    I've never really watched vlogs but when my life slows down you're inspiring me to want to check them out.

    Blessings for a great week my Dear!! xoxo

  5. Glad to hear you all had a good time at the concert. Hope you feel better soon! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I hope that you are feeling better now and will have a good week. xx

  7. I hope you are feeling better now. These is actually quite a bit of truth in that old saying, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity!" Sorry to hear about the a/c...hope things cool down for you soon.

  8. Sorry I missed out this week - just too much catch up with laundry and such when we got back from my brother's wedding. LOVE you inspiration!


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