Monday, March 01, 2021

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 03/01/2021 }

NOTE:  Seems that Mister Linky is being a bit difficult to work with today, I am so sorry for that.  I have deleted it, and reinstalled it again.  Hopefully this fixes it, if not, please let me know and I will contact the support team to see what is going on. 

ALSO:  I changed the blog template a few days ago, and I'm not sure if I like it.  (leaning more towards not liking it, so you will probably see a new template this week, sorry about that, it's hard to find the right template sometimes)

Good morning sweet friends, hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
Mine was good, we got quite a bit of yard work done, some fruit trees planted and the new garden area tilled and ready to go.  Actually, my husband did most of the work because it was so windy outside, and with my bad allergies, I can't be out there for long.   But, I helped as much as I could.

We have a full week ahead, more projects inside and outside the house.  Work, schooling and the usual day to day activities.

I wish you all a good and blessed week ahead!

♥♥The Weather♥♥ 
Spring is starting to pop up around here.  Our temperatures are warming up, and I think we are finally done with the cold, thank God.     

Monday - Cloudy, 55
Tuesday -  Sunny, 60
Wednesday - Sunny, 70
Thursday - Mostly Sunny, 71
Friday - Partly cloudy, 60
Saturday -  Mostly Sunny, 63
Sunday -  Mostly Sunny, 67

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
I'm doing well, aside from the usual allergy symptoms.  We've had high pollen in our area, and that is obviously making my rhinitis, a total mess.  Aside from the allergies, I'm good, been able to sleep the past two nights which does wonders for a person's soul, doesn't it?      

 ♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
I've had a cup of coffee with Peppermint Mocha creamer, but nothing to eat yet.  Will either have some toast or make some more yummy Instant Pot Oatmeal. 

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥ 
Ezequiel book in the Bible.
My daily devotional book.
I've set aside Cilka's Journey and All Creatures Great and Small, because my review books for the next few weeks have started arriving, and I need to get cracking with those.

 ♥♥On my tv♥♥
Portuguese Soaps, Bem Me Quer and Amor Amor
Nothing else specific the past week, just the usual homemaking vlogs on Youtube.

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥ 
Monday - Basil Chicken with Egg Noodles, Steamed Broccoli
Tuesday - Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole, Fried Cabbage
Wednesday - Carne de Panela, Garlic Rice, Beans
Thursday - Creamy Beef and Shells, Salad, Garlic Bread
Friday - *Grocery Shopping, new menu kicks in*
Sunday -


♥♥From the camera♥♥
I'm really getting back into bird photography. We have so many beautiful species around our property, and it's wonderful just watching them going about their business. 
January 17, 2021

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
The sun is starting to rise much earlier, which is always a sign that Spring is around the corner.  Right now, the sun is streaming in through the windows and leaving the most beautiful golden light.
I need to tidy up the living room and dining room, we were in and out this weekend, and things just got left on the dining table, on the coffee table.  Couch pillows are thrown about, blankets are left in crumpled messes, and there are some glasses and mugs that need to be taken into the kitchen.
I also need to vacuum and re clean the carpet right by the back door.  We had a lot of fog this weekend and high humidity, which made everything outside wet.  Working in the garden, meant a lot of in and out, and that is rough on the carpets, no matter how well we clean our shoes on the mat or rug.

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥
Remember that crochet granny square blanket I started?  I wasn't feeling the color combo, so I ripped it all out a few days ago, and started again last night.  Hope this time I stick with it.  So that is what I'll be doing this week in my spare time.   

♥♥Something I want to share♥♥ 
I have another really good channel to share with you all, this one is called Country Life Vlog, and follows a families village life.  It focuses mainly on the food they eat and the way they cook, which of course is a favorite for me, but I think you will all enjoy it too.  
In today's video, they show us how they make their traditional Azerbaijani Baklava.  

♥♥Devotional, inspirational, prayer list or Bible verse♥♥
Reading from my devotional today, for March 1st, it is called Eternal Perspective.  The verse is from Titus 3: 6-7, and I'm also including the prayer below.

Today's Prayer

I know Lord, this world is not my home;  I am only here for a short time.  You have given me the priceless gift of eternal life through Your Son Jesus.  Keep the promise of Heaven in my heart, and help me to pass through this world with joy, with perspective, with thanksgiving, and with praise on my lips for you.  Amen.



  1. See you've changed up your format; too early to tell if I like, but have a great week ahead.

    1. Thank you Mother Em, I hope you have a wonderful week too :)

      I did change the template, and I'm not sure if I like it yet either lol I'm going to give it a few more days, but may end up going back to how it was.

  2. Mmmm peppermint mocha!! Those are some cute birds!! The linky isn't working, as I can't check a box to add my link.

    1. That's strange, I just checked on my side and I can add a name and a URL. Not sure why it's not letting you. I'll go check again on Mister Linky website though. Have a blessed week :)

    2. I can add name/url, but there is not box to check to comply with the linky thing

    3. yay... got it added now!! Have a beautiful Monday!!!

    4. It's acting really strange. The only one that works now is this one that just shows the thumbnail and you have to click on it to enter the information, but at least it seems to be showing the check to comply. So sorry about this nonsense!

  3. I LOVE that bird picture - so adorable! Glad your weather is returning to normal! Mr Linky has no box to check and is being difficult?

    1. I am so sorry my friend, it's being very temperamental today. I had to delete and install a different version, which is this thumbnail one you click on, I don't like it but it seems to be the only one that allows to check the comply box. What a pain!

  4. Tried to link up, but the box to check is not there to check

    1. Kristina, Mister Linky is being weird today. I had to use this weird version, but just click on the image that says Mister Linky and it will take you to the right box. I am so sorry about this inconvenience.

  5. Spring! wow that looks so far for us right now. with windchill they are saying -30C tonight! brrrrr.
    I cannot see the other people who linked to go read their posts :(

    1. Hi Lulu :)

      Mister Linky has been a bit difficult. To see the others, you need to click on the thumbnail and the list will show up. So sorry about this. Have a great week!

  6. Blessings to you! I'm not drinking coffee for now, but your peppermint mocha creamer sounds sooooo good. Brings back some great memories.

    1. I don't know what I would do without coffee, but if I had to stop drinking it for health reasons, I certainly would.

      Have a wonderful week!

  7. Hi Sweetie!
    I hope those allergies feel better soon. I love seeing how you change your blog around. I wish I was more proficient with that stuff as I'd like being creative and shaking it up too. Gorgeous photo - you are so wonderful with that!
    I shared today on my blog the things on my heart and the issues I've been having (referenced a little on insta) that you'd been praying for on my behalf. I finally release my full story if you want to check it out. Have a blessed week ahead my Friend. Thank you so much for the prayers and support always. They mean more than you know! ❤️

    1. My sweet friend, I went to read your story last night, on my phone, before bed. I am so sorry for everything you have gone through, you are an incredible, strong woman of God and I know you will be ok.

      I will come by and visit everyone later today. Have a wonderful blessed week ahead xoxox

  8. Loving the bird picture, where I live we don't have much variety but surprisingly we do have parakeets that have taken up residence in the area. I don't really see them that often and they are always to far away to photograph.

    1. Hi there, thank you so much for stopping by. I've seen you comment a couple times and haven't had a chance to reply or come by. I will be doing that this afternoon. Can't wait to meet you and your blog.

      Have a wonderful week

  9. Hey Sandra! I miss seeing your posts on IG and our communication. Glad you are having a good start to a new week and month (can you believe it’s March!). We planted potatoes and peas last week. Cleaning up the orchard still, from a major pruning and still have some more pruning of a few more trees to go. Along with grapevine pruning. Love your bird pictures. Love you and miss you!

    1. Tina my sweet friend, I miss you so much. Wish you were still on Instagram because I too miss seeing your posts and chatting back and forth. Hope you will one day return.
      Sounds like you've been busy. Love you and miss you tons my friend.

      Have a blessed week!

  10. Sorry I'm so late this week! Hope your allergies aren't bothering you too much. I noticed all the pre-k kids were coughing a bit after being outside yesterday afternoon, definitely things starting to blow around out there. Beautiful bird photo. Hope you have a great rest of your week!

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