Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.24.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.24.2017
(on a Tuesday)

Good Morning, I hope you all had a great weekend, We had a busy week and weekend so that my days seemed to blur into each other. I spent Monday morning trying to get as much done as possible before I had to have an extraction at the dentist-I knew I would be in pain, I rested the whole day afterwards. which means I missed HHM but am here to play catch up today.

linking up with Sandra at Diary of A SAHM

The weather...A windy 71degrees

On my reading pile...
Uninvited & Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

Movies or shows I watched this weekend...
Hubby Rented Collateral Beauty, Great acting by Will Smith but thought it was just ok.

On my T.V.... Nada...just You Tube

On the Menu...
T- 8 can soup
W- ?
T- Bella's senior Banquet
F- Pizza

On my to do list...
Catch up on Laundry-seriously where does it come from?

What I am creating...    :(

Happening this week...
Our Daughters Senior Banquet

Looking around the house...
tidy & smells great! Sunday hubby came home with flowers for Bella who had her 2017 Honors Convocation at UTEP, Then he pulled out another bunch for momma-my sweetie <3

From the camera... My first book to review! ; )

Bella's Last time volunteering at our local dog rescue.(for high school NHS)

And Yesterday NHS last time at la Posada house - kids presenting them with a check.  They worked hard all year to raise this money.
(children staying at the home could obviously not be in photo but I tell you they are adorable)

some of these kids received scholarships from our local college and just found out during this event that the Convocations were in about an hour!!!-including my daughter so with no time to drive back to our side of town to change then back her and another student went straight from here. She was a bit self conscious to not be dressed up but we couldn't be any prouder.

Here our a few photos on the campus...

What I am wearing today...
Today is a PJ bottom and t shirt kind of day.

One of my simple pleasures... Shopping alone.
and now that I cant have anything hot to drink and not much to eat id say Coffee & Food! I cant even have toast whaaaa 

Bible Verse of Devotional...
"Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known."
Jeremiah 33:3

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.17.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.17.2017

Good morning. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We had family over. We had a great time laughing, talking, eating, laughing and eating, talking and eating lol  I see a theme. I was so busy eating spending time with family, I didn't take any photos but my daughter got one of the colored eggs. I get so mad at myself when I forget to pick up the camera because usually I am so good at it. so now I don't have any of my kids dressed up, we came home from church and got right to work : (  but I have the memories in my heart. Oh Do you ever sing a song/hymn from church all week. Well I was SO happy they sang Down To The River To Pray Oh I LOVE it especially by Alison Krauss.

p.s.. hubby later smiled and said I heard you singing hee hee because I usually don't sing while walking up to receive communion but I couldn't help myself. besides God doesn't care that I cant carry a tune I imagine to his ears we all sound like angels when we are singing to him at least I hope we do.

On to HHM! linking up with Sandra at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom http://familycorner.blogspot.com/2017/04/happy-homemaker-monday-04172017.html

The weather... 64 degrees and lovely

On my reading pile...
Bible: Esther and as always Proverbs and Psalms of the day.
Book: Excited to start this not only because I have had it on my books to buy list for a long time but because my daughter knew this, bought it for me and is also reading it...that touched me and I will treasure it forever.

Movies or shows I watched...Oh My Lord, this show! Had me UGLY crying, the kind where you cant catch your breath. heartbreaking and HARD to watch It stayed with me.

On my T.V.... The Voice

On the menu...
Mon. - Leftovers duh :)
Tue.- Tacos
Wed.- 8 can soup
Thurs.- Mexican Lasagna in my P.C. Deep covered baker
Fri.- Pizza! I missed our Friday night Pizza & Movie fam. nights

On my to do list...
Make calls- BLAH...I don't know about you but I am not a phone person. I can talk to customers on the phone in a work situation, I can talk to my family and a handful of friends for a long time but other than that I do not like to be on the phone.

What I am creating... I am loving my Annie Plans Pintables

Happening this week...
Appointments...Optometrist, Dentist, etc.

Looking around the house...
remnants of the get together, but not to bad. 

From the camera...

What I am wearing today... Jeans and a mauve "girly blouse"
You know one of those tops that makes you feel feminine- that's what I call a pretty soft colored top that flows in the breeze. Sometimes I wish I could dress like Elizabeth Bennet but then I would have to have that shape and well I'll be honest;
Momma Like Food!  nuff said! lol

One of my simple pleasures... Losing count of how many times I've watched a movie like Pride & Prejudice

Bible verse or devotional...
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for Adversity"
-Proverbs 18:17

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.10.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.10.2017

Good Morning,
Hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was slow and relaxing, I Loved our Palm Sunday Mass. But it still feels as if I blinked and it was over. So soon Monday is here once again.

linking up with Sandra at Diary of a stay at home mom for HHM

The Weather... A Sunny 53 ; )

Movies or Shows I watched...
 13 Reasons Why  - Very heavy movie about teenage Suicide. 
Patriots Day (again)
On The Menu...
T-Beef & Potato Tacos
W- Crock Pot Meal?
T-Baked Chicken
F-Cheese Enchiladas
S- Pizza
S- Having family over for Easter Dinner: Ham, Potato Salad, Green Salad, Corn, Veggies, Rolls, Carrot Cake.

On my to do list...
Start Spring Cleaning.

What I am creating...
I am trying to print out some inserts for my TN and wouldn't you know it as soon as I purchase them my Printer acts up UGH! My hubby is trying to fix it - It has something to do with the Drive, He reinstalled but no luck.

Happening this week...
College stuff...
finishing up scholarships. Isabella is still debating between  2 one here in town one away - Texas Tech will be in town tonight and she is not sure if she has weeded them out or not so we might be attending. I use to think the hardest thing was funding, don't get me wrong its tough but what's harder is that you cant decide for them all you can do is Give it up to God & Pray. All Prayers Welcomed.

Looking around the house...
Hubby converted Air and I need to re-dust Everything

From the camera...
This Girl lol Bella having fun at her last robotics Competition:

What I am wearing today...
Blue Pants, Grey Top

One of my simple pleasures...
coffee Tradition with hubby: every morning I serve him and we clink cups, take a sip, and kiss.
We call it... clink clink, sip sip, kiss kiss.

Bible verse or devotional...
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
John 12:13

Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.3.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.3.2017

Good Morning! April already? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am sorry I am so behind in blog comments and visiting you all. I did have a great weekend with my family nothing exciting, On Friday we unplugged and all sat around the kitchen table listening to music while drawing, reading, creating, etc. I love those days! When we are all just together hanging out, or out exploring the town. Bellas Auntie gave her money for her prom Dress so we did spend a few days shopping... and it left my head spinning. Thankful she finally found one.
On to HHM!

Linking up with Sandra for happy Homemaker Monday

The Weather... A Cool 55 degrees; feels so nice. 

On my reading pile... Just finished See Me by Nicholas Sparks. now starting Where Hope Prevails by Janette Oke

Movies or shows I watched this weekend...I only watched a few bits of Ellen, and other than You Tube I mostly read. My family watched Diary Of A Wimpy Kid AGAIN I couldn't tell you which one but its one of my favorites because When the mom dances on stage my family always say "There's Mom" lol because that would totally be me supporting my son if he was in a band.

On the Menu...Still slacking it on the menu planning...I know I am such a Rebel! hee hee well I plan but I've been changing it around because my family have been requesting/craving different meals. So I will take it day by day this week. but so far...

Monday -Spaghetti with meat sauce, French Bread & Green Salad.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday
Wednesday - Crock pot meal - 8 can soup
Thursday - ? hubby off
Friday - Fish, White Rice, Corn, Mashed Potatoes or Potato cakes.
Saturday - BBQ
Sunday- Leftovers or diner with whole family after Palm Sunday services.

On my to do List...All the things = Spring Cleaning.
make calls and rearrange some appointments. make  orthodontist appointment for my son-time for braces.

Happening this week...Hopefully a slow relaxing week puttering around and proofing the house.
Excited to be starting Ester in our Bible Study.

Looking around the house... Happy : )

From the Camera...
My Adam <3
He was so good while waiting for his big sister to try on so many prom dresses I had to take him for pizza at my favorite: Ardovinos
Daddy took him for walk around the  mall and he came back with new glasses : )
As my Dad would say: "Too Cool For School! "

What I am wearing today... Black capris and a black and white striped top.

One of my simple pleasures... books on audio, I rarely listen but I enjoy them whenever I get a chance.  I was happy to find the Nicholas Sparks book I was reading on you tube and was able to catch up on a couple chapters.

Bible verse or Devotional...
"In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:6

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.27.17

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.27.17

Can you believe we are at the end of March? It flew by for me, especially these last two weeks because my hubby and kids were on spring break. Michael went back to work last week and the kiddos went back this morning. I know most parents love when kids go back - NOT this momma, I am always a bit sad, I like having my little chicks under foot. We had a relaxing but fun time even thou I was sick for the first week. On to Happy Homemaker Monday...

Joining up with Sandra at Diary of a stay at home mom http://familycorner.blogspot.com/

The Weather... a very nice 58 degrees

On my reading pile... still reading See Me by Nicolas Sparks.

Movies or shows I watched...
Me & Isabella watched Beauty & The beast, It was better than expected and you know I found myself smiling and singing along. All the memories of Bella watching this as a child came flooding back.

Moana - Loved what I got to watch.
I finally got to see Fences!
I have been wanting to watch since I saw the first preview...

I Love Viola Davis! I remember seeing her a long time ago and I remember thinking, she's good! and so beautiful. Then The Help came out and she's been one of my favorite actresses ever since. I have loved her in every movie I have seen her in.
OK Woman Crush here...with or without make up I think she is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. She is one of those people that you can just see the soul - do you know what I mean? but boy when this lady cleans up...she doesn't mess around lol
I mean just look at her? She's Stunning. Who are some of your favorite actresses?
Me & Hubby watched Come hell or high Water but momma fell asleep... I will try to finish it tonight.
I cant wait to see Going in Style with Morgan Freeman It looks so funny. I already told hubby try to get April 7th off!
On the menu...
Monday - A new recipe: Creamy Chicken & Spinach Pasta
Tuesday - Beef Tacos
Wednesday - Baked Chicken
Thursday - Brown Sugar Chicken
Friday - Fish
Saturday - Pizza
Sunday - Spaghetti

On my to do list...
Laundry: All bedding today
make beds
Sweep & Mop Floors
This week we take on our daughters closet
:::insert scary music here:::

What I am Creating/Something fun to share...
Its Here!!! EEK! I cant wait to start playing in this beauty...

hubby checked mail Saturday and nothing but I received "delivered" email...So Sunday before church, heals and all.  Me and Bella walked to mail boxes and sure enough there it sat.
(although its right around the corner...boy I miss homes with the mail box at the curb.)
along with These cuties I had purchased from Kennaprints $1 sale.

 I was sad that the envelope was a bit folded and so was the adorable gift name sticker- I felt bad thinking oh no its not perfect because it was a sweet surprise. but I guess I am a bit anal when it comes to stuff like that. I know that little tiny fold will drive me nuts.

I have been shopping little by little and finished this weekend by finding these goodies. My Laminator wont be in till tomorrow and the Paper cutter I wanted was out of stock so I went with another (for now)
I fell down the Rabbit Hole and am already dreaming of my next Chic Sparrow and more goodies.

Happening this week... We have a mandatory Senior meeting for Bella and Adam will be testing so a slow relaxing week.

Looking around the house... looks clean but I have a lot to do...power hour will be needed because today because...

All I want to do is drink coffee and play in my planner

From the camera...
T Mobile Tuesday had $5 Dunkin Donut gift cards and $2 movie tickets!
and look at this perfect mug I picked up at Target

One of my Simple pleasures...
at home manicures

Bible Verse Or Devotional...
not a verse or devotional just a quote running around in my head from all the Viola Davis talk

Have a great week
Love, Row.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.20.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.20.2017

Good morning Friends, I hope you had a lovely weekend. As for me I am happy to be out of bed after being sick for the second time in two months. I went back to the doctors and it turned out I had an upper respiratory infection, but I finished my meds and am hopefully done with being sick and back to my routine, starting with Happy Homemaker Monday.

linking up with Sandra at Diary of a stay at home mom http://familycorner.blogspot.com/2017/03/happy-homemaker-monday-03202017.html

The weather... Right now its in the 80's but should cool off during the week.

On my reading pile... Still only a few pages into Nicholas Sparks.

Movies or shows I watched this weekend...
Marcella on Netflix
Watched Jurassic park with Adam
Watched The Young Victoria with Isabella
 and I FELL IN LOVE with it! I will be purchasing as I know I will be watching over and over again. I Loved prince Albert, I told Bella "find on of those for yourself" lol

On my TV... nada. just periscope and you tube for this momma

On the Menu... still behind on menu plan but I defrosted Chicken drumsticks, it is a bit hot for oven so I might pop them in crockpot in a bit. btw would you just look at this burger, we tried a new place after Church called MooYah it was Good!

On my to do list... Get back in the groove...
Laundry: Bedding
condense paperwork
menu plan

What I am creating... I am in a bit of a funk but hope to play in my planner tonight. I still have not purchased my Travelers Notebook - I narrowed it down to two but then remembered Ebates and I wanted to give that $25 credit to someone so I remembered a friend and thankfully got a referral link. I myself am so bad about putting up links, I refer lots of people but forget to send referral link...that is something I am going to try to work on.

Looking around house... feeling so thankful for hubby who helped keep house clean. I do need to dust and do deep cleaning before I can pull out my Easter Décor btw I came across a you tube channel with some pretty great décor-mostly floral but if you want a treat check out: Arlynn's Country Craft Corner She has a lovely home.
This link is for some shopping and  Easter décor at the end of video

From the Camera...
Can you believe this is part of a dressing room? Me & Bella love shopping at Altered State. I mean they have a Prayer request book in fitting room! I was happy to see my  baby girl leave a request for college choices and to work part time before if Gods will. She waited till she was 18 to apply at Barnes & Noble (her dream job at the moment) But they are not hiring boo She also tried a coffee shop and would like to train as a Barista at Starbucks  so we shall see what the Summer brings.
*If you can please say a little prayer for her. Thank you.

what I am wearing... Jeans and a Green Top
I got up early, got showered and changed and put on my make up in hopes that it keeps me going! best tip from the fly lady-Dress to the Laces! It really does work  ; )

One of my simple pleasures... Opening the windows and just listening to the birds sing.

Bible Verse or devotional...
Love this one...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.13.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.13.2017

Good Morning, I hope you all had a very good weekend. Mine was pretty much spent sleeping and these are my constant companions right now...

It is bittersweet because well, my son is no longer sick, but my family are all on break including hubby. They all took care of things around the house. and we had a crazy start to our weekend. Friday morning hubby thought he smelled gas so I called it in and yup our Gas meter had seen better days so thankfully they replaced it. but it made us think about our water heater that has seen better days, We decided to replace it now before something goes wrong.
I am hoping I feel better soon so we can at least take a long drive in town or maybe Mesilla. *all prayers welcomed : )

Now that I have a bit of energy lets get on with our HHM
linking up with Sandra at Diary of A Stay at Home Mom:

The Weather...in the high 50's when I opened the door this morning to welcome my doggie nephew drew in there was a nice cool breeze. made me wish I could take a walk.

On my reading pile... I just finished Go Ask Alice-I forgot how sad this book was and now I am starting See Me By Nicholas Sparks.
Movies or shows I watched...
I finally watched Manchester by the sea I liked it.
Still Alice - Great movie
let me say I was not happy with the endings of either

On My T.V.
Finishing last shows of Little House On The Prairie season 2
I started Watching Marcella on Netflix suspenseful but not a movie for kids. I do hope Netflix adds some new family friendly shows soon. I think we have watched all of the current movies.

On The Menu...
So thankful hubby has taken care of things this weekend
Since I was sick we missed the Fish Fry at Church btw wow have the prices gone up $10 a person anywho hubby picked up fish that was already seasoned and cooked, Sat. he took kiddos out because all I wanted was rest and soup, Sunday we all stayed home (water heater appt. ran late) and so we had our first BBQ of the year. Steaks and hot dogs my daughter and hubby did everything. This week until I feel better I will be flying by the seat of my pants Fortunately we are well stocked.

On My To Do List... House is clean and family have kept it maintained. everyone is on break so momma is not worried.

What I am Creating... ugh next question lol

Happening this week... Hubby has been working in yard, water heater will be replaced Tuesday, Hubby will be installing a new ceiling fan, we had planned on fixing daughters closet and painting her room but with me sick I don't think that's happening...lets just say daughter has A Lot of things and its a big project to drag everything out.

Looking around the house... maintained : )

From The Camera...
My Daughter reading to students from her old elementary school that just happened to be her Brothers old 3rd grade teacher's class.
This school is close to all our hearts at one time I worked there while both my children attended.
What I am wearing today...Doggie pjs, but I will be changing into...coffee pjs soon : ) don't ask how many pjs I own

One of my simple pleasures... Peace of mind while sick, knowing my family can handle all things. with exception of daughters messy closet lol

Bible Verse or Devotional...
I am excited that we will be starting the book of Ruth in our Bible study- @planwithjentoo on Periscope