Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday




Happy Monday Friends! 

I hope you had a lovely weekend. We spent ours out-of-town for Annie's hockey tourney. Lots of rink time! :P  It was actually a lot of fun. Daddy had to help coach some extra teams too, so Annie and I got some fun shopping and bonding time. Always grateful when we get home safe and sound - and it's always so nice to get home and love up Ruby and sleep in our own beds again! Lol 



I just wanted to say again that I know these busier summer days haven't allowed for as much blogging time for me. I'm so grateful to all who stop by and visit and your wonderful comments too!! It means so much to me that you take time out to visit and I will try to get around more this week and visit you my dear friends. I still love this little 'ol blog of mine and the time I spend here with you. I love the friendships I've made as well. I'm excited to share some future things with you...including the etsy store yet in the works. Life took over in many ways, but I'm finally getting things back on track a bit. So stay tuned for more action ahead once summer is finished. 





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


Going to be a hot and probably sticky one! In the upper 80's and higher humidity. May get some rain/storms tomorrow. Then supposed to cool down a bit for the rest of the week.











ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


nectarine and some iced coffee







RIGHT NOW I AM:


In my office listening to some Celtic music and taking breaks in between working on this to work on laundry or other side projects. Or get interrupted by phone calls from hubby etc.  I need to focus and just finish this post up! Lol  My daughter is in her room listening to music and playing with some friends.








AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:

I see beautiful blue skies and lots of sunshine! My son's truck is in the driveway as he took today off of work to spend the day with his girlfriend as it's her birthday today. ;) 








AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:


Still in pretty good shape from the weekend. I need to get a few more things done yet - and put away the suitcase and the rest of the stuff from the trip this weekend.








ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:

The usuals: groceries, devotional, Annie's practices, exercise times, visit MIL, work on projects. We never got to do our Christmas in July fun day with my Mom as she got sick last week. So planning to try to get that in once she's feeling better.  So it will need to be Christmas in August instead I guess. Any excuse to have a little Christmas day is fine by me! 








CURRENTLY READING:


Not much new here currently. I've been terrible this summer about books - but good about magazines and newspaper (crosswords!) ;)  I hope to be better this Fall as I have SO many books lined up to read!! 

(this is still pretty much where I'm at with things - ::sigh::)








ON THE TV TODAY:


Grantchester finale, Next Food Network Star, Big Brother, The Profit, some movies taped











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: pasta night, garlic bread, salad


TUESDAY: sandwiches, chips, veg tray, fruit (easy due to hockey night)


WEDNESDAY: breakfast grilled cheeses, sides of some kind


THURSDAY: sloppy joe casserole(cornbread topping), corn on the cob, fruit


FRIDAY: pretzel coated chicken nuggets with honey mustard, oven fries, salad











WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT


Etsy store albums and canvases 

Legacy box stuff  

My Grandpa's heritage album  

My Mom's album & my family album catch up 

(this is my continuing list)












NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


sloppy joe casserole






TIP OF THE WEEK:


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I guess a penny saved really is a penny earned!










FROM THE CAMERA:
Coach Daddy (in the hat) pumping up the team before the game!







Our Girl in action! (in the black) She did score a goal this weekend. ;) 




In between periods coach Daddy talking strategy to the gals.




The celebrating after one of the games they won!









Getting home yesterday is always nice too. All of my lilies have been opening up like crazy! And Ruby and I went out and enjoyed the soft summer night after the hot day.





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday




Hello Friends! 

Another later Monday post.  That's just how these summer days have been going folks. Too much busy time or fun (especially with my Annie) to be had I guess. ;) Annie will be back to school before I know it so trying to get lots of our time in too. I need to come and catch up with many of you and I hope to in the days ahead! Please excuse my posting less at the moment too. Again, summer days need to be spent outside and with my girl so I'm on the computer less. I hope to get more posts up this week though. 

I hope you had  lovely weekend. Ours was busy out of town for Annie's soccer tourney. They didn't do very well, but she had a lot of fun and we even had fun running around a mall and big sports store with Ad too. Adam & Annie were having contests on a simulated soccer and hockey machine. My competitive crew. Lol!  And now her soccer season has come to an end, so we'll have even more free time for summer fun before she starts school the end of next month. Now on to the week ahead!





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


70's sunny and beautiful! Looks like chance of some storms tomorrow but should be 70's and 80's most of the week.











ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


toast, watermelon and some iced coffee







RIGHT NOW I AM:


Sitting in my office. Enjoying the peace and quiet actually. Annie is off playing with a friend. Ruby is snuggling at my feet. ;) 







AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:

I see beautiful shining blue skies out my office window! Definitely need to get out and enjoy more of this day! Waiting for my son to drive up the driveway soon as he will be finishing up with work for the day before too long.







AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:


Need to accomplish a few more tasks, but overall things looking pretty tidy today.








ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:

Summer hockey heating back up for Annie so she has some practices this week. A tourney is in her near future. Going on a little afternoon trip with friends this week for some me time. Looking forward to that! The other usuals - devotional, exercise, MIL time, a few groceries, other errands etc. 

Also, planning on doing our Christmas in July time again this year! Due to things going on it won't work for tomorrow ("the 25th") so will do belated later in the week. Not doing quite as big a deal as last year with specific crafts, or even small gifts etc. But Annie and I are planning to have time with my Mom and have a fun lunch, bake Christmas cutouts, listen to Christmas music all afternoon, and do some coloring in the Christmas coloring books (okay maybe a craft too?), and may even watch a bit of a Christmas movie.  That night I'll make turkey cheddar & cranberry sliders, stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner. Don't judge people. I love me some Christmas!! ;P








CURRENTLY READING:


Not much new here currently. I've been terrible this summer about books - but good about magazines and newspaper (crosswords!) ;)  I hope to be better this Fall as I have SO many books lined up to read!!







ON THE TV TODAY:


I need to catch up on Next Food Network star and Game of Thrones. Watched Grantchester, Big Brother. The Gong Show (new one - anyone remember the old one? Such a corny show!) Have some other shows and movies taped too.











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: polish on the grill, corn on the cob, baked beans, veggies, chips, melon


TUESDAY: breakfast for dinner: eggs, toast, leftover polish sausage, fruit



WEDNESDAY: penne pasta, garlic bread, caesar salad (my kiddos' faves)



THURSDAY: turkey cheddar & cranberry sliders, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy (Xmas in July meal)


FRIDAY: not sure - hockey tourney starts











WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT


Etsy store albums and canvases 

Legacy box stuff  

My Grandpa's heritage album  

My Mom's album & my family album catch up 

(this is my continuing list)












NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


not sure about new this week yet?






TIP OF THE WEEK:

Get our FREE app:
➡ IOS: https://goo.gl/LYntcz
➡ ANDROID: https://goo.gl/oD1y4j
Interesting. I've never heard this before but I guess it could make sense, right? 











FROM THE CAMERA:









Had a beautiful day up the north shore the end of last week with my Mom, Annie and her friend.















Some shots from the weekend of our #1 Girl (in red). Also, pics from fun at the mall and Annie's new cap she picked up. ;) 





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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I hope you're enjoying them friends! 


I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.