Come on in and have a cup of coffee with me before we get going with our Happy Homemaker Monday for today.
I had a pretty good weekend, just feel like it flew right by and when the alarm went off at 6Am this morning, I was definitely not ready to get up.
I have a lot that I want to get done this week ahead, some painting, some crafts and I'm pulling out my Fall decorations, whether the weather is ready to cooperate or not. I'm done with the heat.
I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and wish you a blessed week ahead.
Let's see what we have happening around blogland.
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The Weather:::At the moment it is 73 degrees. Too hot for 7AM, because I knowwwww it is only going up from here.
Monday - Partly cloudy, 97
Tuesday - Mostly sunny, 95
Wednesday - Mostly sunny, 94
Thursday - Mostly sunny, 95
Friday - PM Thunderstorms, 89
Saturday - Partly cloudy, 93
Sunday - Mostly sunny, 96
On my reading pile:::I am currently reading Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano.
On my tv:::Youtube homemaking vlogs
When Hope Calls
On the menu for this week:::The next two weeks, I am making only Portuguese food. I've been missing it and so has the family, so everyone is excited about it. A lot of the things I'm making are already on the food blog Full Bellies, Happy Kids, but whatever is not, I will try to get on there soon.
Monday - Lasagna de Pao (Bread Lasagna) and Salad
Tuesday - Carne de Alguidar (Portuguese Pork) with homemade fries
Wednesday - Tiras de Carne (Beef Tips) with Butter and Garlic Rice, Fried Okra
Thursday - Espargete Bolognesa (Bolognaise), Garlic Bread
Friday - Bifes com molho de natas (Steaks in cream sauce), Slow Cooked Potatoes
Saturday - Rissois de Atum com arroz de tomate (Tuna Rissoles and Tomato Rice)
Sunday - Leftovers
On my to do list:::Homeschooling
Iron a pile of laundry
Move dining room/couches (if you've followed me for a while, you know that when Fall comes around, I switch things around in the dining/den area. I move the couches to the window area and the table near the fireplace)
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::I started some pumpkins using an old sweater that I didn't want anymore. I've made fabric pumpkins before, years ago actually, you can see them here. At the time, I followed two tutorials online, this one and this one. All I need to do with the sweater pumpkins is pop on the stems and that's it. I'll show you all later.
Looking around the house:::I was at Walmart yesterday with the hubster. I went to pick up some stuffing for the pumpkins I'm making and then noticed that they had a ton of curtains on sale, dropped down from $18 to $7. I had my eye on some blackout curtains for a while, but I could never justify paying $18 for each panel, so I made do with what I had. But yesterday, I grabbed all 6 that were on sale because it's just what I wanted for my green living room. (that green will be painted probably beginning of next year). I will show you the curtains in a post later on today or tomorrow morning, but I LOVE them and how they look.
I feel like after 5 years of living in this house, it is finally starting to look the way I want it too.
From the camera:::Starting to pull out the fall decorations.
On my prayer list:::* Still praying for my mother in law.
* My husband has not yet heard anything about the position he applied for. Fingers crossed.
* Praying for myself, that my mouth not be so quick to judge and that I learn to practice kindness above all. (I am not a mean person, at all, but I do find that lately I'm quicker to anger or mistrust and I could blame everything and everyone under the sun, but the truth is that it is in me and starts with MY actions and thoughts, so it's something I must work on)
Bible verse, Devotional:::I chose this bible verse specifically for what I mentioned above.
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