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{ New Year Fun - 2018 Edition }

I love doing this meme every year, it sort of brings the whole blogging year to an end and also takes me back in time to reflect on what I was doing. Post the first sentence of your first blog post of each month. Yo…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/31/2018 - Goodbye 2018 }

Good morning. Well here we are, the last day of 2018.  What a year it's been, ups, downs, good things, heartbreaking losses, just a variety of occurrences.  It wasn't an easy year to get through, not at all, but it&#…

{ Upcoming Period Dramas in 2019 and current Period Dramas to watch }

Good morning everyone, come on in and sit with me a little.  I have a hot cup of coffee with some Oreo Creamer, it is delicious, and I also have a list of upcoming period dramas mainly from the UK, to share with you. Oh the…

{ When Calls the Heart and Call the Midwife Christmas Specials....plus getting the house back in order }

Hi everyone, I hope you've had a wonderful blessed Christmas. Mine was quiet, surrounded by family members, and turned out to be one of my favorite Christmas to date. I just realized that I hadn't put up a proper p…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/24/2018 }

Good morning everyone and a Merry Christmas Eve :) I'm sorry I've been missing from the blog, just had a lot going on and haven't had a chance to be online. I just walked into my kitchen to start my baking and co…

{ In my element }

My wonderful husband told me to stay home today, and let him do Jasmine's drop off.  I did say I would go, but he was adamant that I stay home and do what I needed to do :) Oh I needed today so badly.  It's not that …

{ Cooking Thursday - Chicken Sopa }

When my husband and I were newlyweds, we traveled to Oklahoma to visit his family.  We had our daughter at the time, she was just about a year old and at my husband and his family's request, we had her baptized in thei…

{ Homemade Caramels }

I thought I would come in today and share with you a an idea for some homemade gifts you can make right in your kitchen.  Sometimes we feel the pinch and need to come up with some gift ideas that won't break our bank.  The…

{ Home Day }

It felt so good to have a full home day, and by that I mean, not having to leave the house not even for 5 minutes.  That whole homebody thing?  Yeah, that's me, I'm most comfortable in my house. So, the kicker is tha…

{ I just love books }

I was typing up the Happy Homemaker Monday post this morning, and I had said in there that I wasn't reading anything at the moment, as I was expecting new review books to come in. Low and behold, I got two in the mail today…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/17/2018 }

Good morning everyone, I'm sorry this post is going up a little later than usual.  I just walked in the door after taking hubby and daughter to work. It's been a rush of a morning for me, I almost feel like I didn't…

{Family weekend }

The past 3 days, I've been busy with family and homemaking, and haven't had a chance to be online much.  Sometimes it's good to focus on what is around us and not worry so much about making our presence known onlin…

{ The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl - TLC Book Tour }

About The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl Mass Market Paperback: 384 Pages Publisher:  HQN; Original edition (November 20, 2018) Set sail for love in this sparkling new adventure in #1  New York …

{ Ironing and my favorite Vlogmas Channels }

My skin has been so dry the past month or so, it's quite awful and no matter how much wash it or apply lotion, it just doesn't seem to help.  So this morning, I decided to start with a Rose Face Mask which I've had…

{ Little bits here and there }

I was out all morning, drove Curt to work, Jasmine to work, then had to pick up prescriptions at the base hospital and then pick up my husband for lunch.  He dropped me off at home around 12:30 and that was when I was finally …

{ Shinesty - A Review }

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the wonderful folks at Shinesty, and asked if I would be willing to review them in exchange for some *Ugly* Christmas outfits for our family. Let me start by telling you that I would have n…

{ A simple Christmas }

:::: Have you ever heard the saying " Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without "? It is actually one of my favorite quotes, so much so that I've mentioned it quite a few times here on the blog. I'…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/10/2018 }

Good morning everyone, how was your weekend? I had a pretty good one, but for the past two days, I've been dealing with a niggling headache.  I'm pretty certain it is sinus because it's right between my eyes and the…

{ Present wrapping and some crochet }

Can we just stop a moment to appreciate this cuteness?  He is just so sweet, love his face :) Although, have to tell you a quick funny story.  Mister decided to try and get into his present today.  This year I'm wrapping…

{ A Quiet Heart }

“If we are pre-occupied with ourselves, trying to fulfill ourselves … do you know what we are asking for there? We are asking for the kind of peace that the WORLD can give. But when we let go of ourselves, and put ourse…

{ Winter Watch }

My day started very early, as always.  Lately I find that when the alarm goes off at 6am, I feel like I have slept for only about 5 minutes.  It's so hard getting out of a warm comfy bed, to dark skies, freezing cold and r…

{ Once a midwife by Patricia Harman - TLC Book Tour }

About Once a Midwife • Paperback:  512 pages • Publisher:  William Morrow Paperbacks (November 6, 2018) Welcome back to Hope River in  USA Today  bestselling author Patricia Harman’s newest novel as midwife Patience Heste…

{ Wintery Day }

Folks, it was cold here today, like chill to the bones cold. I knew it before I even walked out of my bedroom.  The feel of the cold tiled floors in the bathroom and the foggy and condensed windows told me all I needed to kn…

[ Fatal Invasion by Marie Force - TLC Book Tour }

About Fatal Invasion (The Fatal Series #13) Mass Market Paperback: 416 Pages Publisher: HQN; Original edition (November 27, 2018) First the fire, then the heat… A brutal home invasion. Two small traumatized survivors who…

{ On the go all.day.long }

I like to think that I'm easily adapted to change, at least in my family I seem to be one of the few who doesn't freak out when things completely change or routines fly out the window.  You know I'm learned over th…

{ Bagels, Beef Stew and Biscuits }

It was a proper winter day here in North Texas.  The skies were grey, it was cold, it was windy and it just felt like we were finally in the middle of winter and not still holding onto summer temperatures.

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/03/2018 }

Good morning everyone, hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was quite uneventful, which is a good thing.  I did manage to start Christmas decorating, finally. I'll try to finish it off today, but I have quite a few thing…

{ And then it happened }

My day was your typical Sunday, chores, laundry, dishes and pottering around the house.  I cleaned out two of our hallway closets and moved some things around.  In doing so I found my box with all my African decorations.

{ Grocery shopping on a cold day }

Today was grocery shopping day.  I like going to the store as soon as it opens up at 8am, I just find that at that time of the day there are not a lot of shoppers, it's quiet, I can take my time and then I have the rest of…