Monday, July 29, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - 07/29/2019

Good morning everyone, come on in and sit with me a little.  I have hot coffee all ready, and if you prefer tea we can make that happen too :)

This Monday came about a bit too quick for my liking, I think because we were so busy this weekend and didn't get a chance to sit and relax.  Oh well, we have a full week ahead to do with as we please.

I am excited as my phone is already on it's way back and is scheduled to be delivered today.  Thank goodness for that :)

Right, let's get going with our last Happy Homemaker Monday for July of 2019.

Also, just quickly, I apologize for not getting a chance to come by and say hi last week, it was a crazy week for us, but I'll be visiting you all today, probably this afternoon as I have a bit of hectic morning with lots of driving back and forth.

Hope you all have a blessed week ahead :) 

The weather:::
Hot, hot and more hot.  Like crazy hot.  I am sporting a nice tan just from working outside in the garden, but goodness the heat is finishing me off lately.  Woke up to cloudy skies which is quite nice as it's cooled everything down tremendously.  The rest of the week?  Well you'll see down below.

Monday - Partly cloudy, 98
Tuesday - Mostly Sunny, 99
Wednesday - Mostly Sunny, 101
Thursday - Mostly Sunny, 101
Friday - Partly cloudy, 99

On the breakfast plate this morning:::
Just finished a cup of coffee, but I won't eat until I get back from dropping Jasmine off at work, which will be around 9:45am.  I'll be having some Cinnamon Raisin toast for breakfast and probably another cup of coffee.    

Right now I am:::
Working on this post and trying to wake up.    

On my bedside table:::
Tablet, water bottle and firestick remote.   Also have my book that I'm reading for a review.

On my reading pile:::
When we believed in Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal. 

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::
Again, nothing, it was another busy weekend and I didn't even get to sit for enough time to watch anything.  We only watched the Star Trek each night right before bed.  I do want to catch up on some stuff, so I'll try to do that during the week.  

On my TV this week:::
General Hospital
Homemaking vlogs
Star Trek The Next Generation

Restoration Home:  Coulton Mill
Cold case:  Upstate New York nurse, disappears without a trace
Stephanie Crowe - Unbelievable Injustice

On the menu for this week:::
I posted my full week's meal plan on Friday, so you can check that out, but as always I like to post it under my Happy Homemaker Monday too. 

Gnocchi Bolognese, Salad

Portuguese Pork Chops and Potatoes

Chicken Curry with Rice, Garlic Naan

Sausages in tomato sauce, Homemade Fries

Sheet Pan Steak Nachos Supreme

On my to do list:::
Housework - Usual daily chores, wash Curt's yard work clothes (I wash them separately because they get really stained with grass and mud and usually have a ton of those prickly weeds too)
Ironing - I have a HUGE pile to get through today
Yard - water all plants, transplant to different pots and bring indoor plants inside.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
SO excited, I'm starting a new crochet project today, it's a crochet along and I haven't done one of those in a very long time.  I'll share my progress as I go, as I always do, so keep a lookout for that if you're interested in crochet or seeing what I make :) 

Looking forward to:::
Getting my phone back today.  I've missed it so much, but I must say that even though it's hard to be without because I use my phone for literally everything, you CAN live without one.  I did for over a week, and if I can, you can too.     

Looking around the house:::
It looks so dark this morning because of the cloudy skies.  I have not yet opened windows or curtains but I'm going to do that here shortly and get some fresh air in before it gets super hot.  I also have to vacuum and wash all the carpets today, especially by the doorways.  The area right by the back door is looking pretty filthy because of the in and out carrying plants and watering and whatnot.  I think I need to invest in a better mat for outside so we don't drag all the filth in. 

From the camera:::
Made my first batch of laundry soap with the soap berries.  I also did a wash with just the berries in the muslin bag and it washed the clothes really well.  However, it does not suds up, nor does it give the laundry that nice detergent smell and I do miss that.  So I think I'm going to start adding a tiny little bit of the detergent just for the smell, until my bottle is finished.  I won't buy after that, but I did add some Valor essential oil to the soap berry detergent I made.  I'll let you know how that goes, as well as give you a whole post on these soap berries.  That's coming up this week!  

What I'm wearing today:::
I have on grey capris and a pink polka dot top.  I'll change into something else when I get back from the work drop off so that I can get housework done.              

One of my simple pleasures:::
Looking at plans and ideas for the yard and the home in general.  I can sit for hours just looking through Pinterest or google and saving ideas.  Don't have time to do this often, but when I do, I totally take advantage of it.

Bible verse, Devotional, prayers::: 


threesidesofcrazy said...

Absolutely ADORE your inspiration this morning - oh so true! Have you thought about trying an essential oil for fragrance in your laundry soap? Try and stay cool and have a GREAT week!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Oh my, that heat! We are heating up to the 90's today. I think I had a pot of coffee this morning to wake up. Have a great week.

Jodi said...

We have had a bit of a break with the heat wave, thank goodness! I am anxious to see your progress on the crochet along. I have never heard of they way you are doing your laundry... I may have to check into that... I too would miss the detergent smell.... Have a great Monday/week!

Becki said...

The end of July already?!? I hear you on the hubby's work clothes. Mine works on cars, so everything is nasty greasy. I follow it up with cleaning the washer before I even put other clothes in it!

Monique G. said...

We had temps like that a few weeks ago. I'm sure we'll see another week like that before summer says goodbye. Try to stay cool! Hope you have a a great week.

Pamela said...

Isn't Pinterest amazing? So many ideas. I use an eco-friendly laundry detergent and it doesn't suds up either, just shows that the commercial stuff probably has additives that we don't need that make the suds. Anyway, there is an eco-friendly fragrance booster that goes with it but I like the idea of adding an essential oil. I guess just a drop or two is enough for the fragrance but not for any oiliness.

Jean said...

I'm getting a really late start this week! I also love looking at ideas for the house and yard, so much fun. Valor would probably make your clothes smell nice. I'd miss the smell of laundry soap as well, I think. Hope you are in the middle of a wonderful week!