Monday, July 31, 2017

# happy homemaker monday

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 07/31/2017 }

Good morning everyone, I can't believe it's already Monday again, AND, the end of July.  This month as just come and go in the blink of an eye, faster than all the other months, I think.

Well it's the beginning of August tomorrow, my birthday month, so I guess there's that to look forward to right?

Let's see what we all have going on this week........


The weather:::
It's been insanely hot here, and for some who is used to 120 degrees from back in Arizona, it shouldn't bother me, but the problem is that in Arizona it was dry, here it's humid and the humidity just kills me.  We're looking at temps in the 90's for the rest of the week, including some rain Wednesday and Thursday and I believe a whole week of rain coming up the following week, so that will be quite nice :) 

Right now I am:::
In the living room, attempting to get this post up without interruptions.  I've already made coffee for the hubby and I, tea and toast for the girl who is not feeling very well, she may be coming down with a cold.  I've given her medicine and sent her back to bed to relax.  I just finished my Sweet Caroline Pillow and will photograph it and share it in my post later, but I'm still in my pj's, and relaxing for a bit. 

On my reading pile:::
Have a ton of reviews coming up, just finished Sweetbriar Cottage and am starting another one from the pile, but not sure which is next on the review list, so will check into that here shortly. 

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::
Here's the deal, I'm trying very hard to get through Game of Thrones, but as much as everyone says what a great show it is, I'm struggling to stay focused on it.  It's really not that outstanding, I don't know what the big hoopla is with the show, I've seen FAR better.  Please don't throw tomatoes my way, it's just my humble opinion  hahaha
But, anyway, I've been watching a fantastic show on the History Channel, called American Ripper.  It is about a descendant of H.H. Holmes, and how he believes that he was actually Jack the Ripper, so they've been doing research all over trying to connect the two.  So interesting, I watched the first two episodes yesterday and have another to watch today then I'll be caught up. 

On my TV:::
General Hospital
American Ripper
ID Discovery Channel

On the menu for this week:::

Whistle Dogs and Tater Tots (new recipe)     
Spicy Chicken Chili Verde      
Beef Bulgogi and Rice
Pulled Pork Baked Potatoes, Salad  
Bratwurst, Potato Salad, Mac and Cheese   
Crockpot Grinders  
Fettucine Alfredo

On my to do list:::
Kitchen......Empty dishwasher, put away dishes from the dish rack and reload washer.  Normal tidy up.
Laundry.....None, all done this weekend. 
House......Vacuum and dust.  Make beds.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I finished my Sweet Caroline.  Next I need to crack on with Part 9 of the Atlanticus, Part 10 is already out and I'm way behind.  Once that is done, I need to get on with my Mandala Madness which has been patiently waiting for months.

Looking around the house:::
I've been adding touches here and there, mainly more plants.  I love a house full of plants and for the past two years, I didn't really have any.  Slowly we've been buying one here and there and starting to fill out house back up with gorgeous flowers and plants.  Love it :)

From the camera:::
Pizza Casserole for a review coming up

What I'm wearing today:::
Still in my nightgown, but I'm about to go and change into my workout gear.  I'm starting the Lucy's Challenge again.  I did it for two weeks back in May and then got sick and had to stop.  I'm determined to pick it back up and stick to it for the full month.  The exercises are super short but designed to hit every single muscle and problem area.  There's no way that I can justify not having time for a 4 minute or even 10 minute routine.  

One of my simple pleasures:::
Going for a drive with my husband and children.  W

Inspirational Quote, Bible verse, anything you want to share:::
Lord our God, with all our hearts we come before your countenance. Our hearts shall always be in your presence, asking, longing, and believing that you will guide our affairs aright. Protect us, for you are our God and Father. Protect all who are in danger or who must go into danger. Make known your great love and your living presence to the hearts of the dying. Draw our hearts together so that we may have community in you, our faith and hope set on you alone. Protect us during the night, and help us to be at peace about all our concerns because they are in your hands. Every concern of every person is in your hands. We ourselves are in your hands, Lord God, our Father, and there we want to remain. Your hands can heal and restore everything. Praised be your name! Amen.


  1. Whistle dogs... I am intrigued! Your menu looks yummy!!! Have a great Monday!

  2. LOL me too, what the heck is a whistle dog?

    I would normally agree with you on the rain, and I know we need it, but NOOOOOOO, the humidity with it will be unbearable!!!!!

    I also agree about Game of Thrones. I made it through the first season, but there are so many things I'd rather be doing and watching, that it sunk to the bottom of the list quite quickly.

    Have a great week my friend.

  3. I hear you...this month has gone particularly fast for some reason! I celebrate my birthday in August, too...on the 13th. When's yours?

  4. Hey Hon! I just love that you've been blogging more and even though I don't always comment - I try to catch most of your posts! ;)
    That casserole looks yummy! I can't wait to see what it's about.
    Love your projects too! Hope you have a blessed week. xoxo

  5. I, too, am curious as to what a whistle dog might be? I'd also like to hear more about the Lucy's challenge. Did you share earlier and I missed it? Hope you have a great week!

  6. We have two birthdays this month. I too want to know what a whistle dog is!

  7. Is this what you made?

  8. Have you posted your recipe for pizza casserole? If so, where do I find it? Thanks.


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