Monday, November 6, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 11.6.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 11.6.2017

Good Morning. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a busy but fun one. Hubby was off on Friday so we had a morning coffee date at Mc Donald's : ) I guess were getting old but I Love people watching. I always see older people meeting up for breakfast or older lovebirds sitting close together chatting. Then we picked up my MIL, did some shopping and had lunch together. Saturday we had a cousins Birthday party-Michael went alone I had what I guess was my first ever sinus infection-Painful. and Sunday we had a parent meeting at our church while Adam was in his religious Formation class, then we celebrated mass and then headed over to Michaels Aunts birthday party (My MIL's sister) My hubby has a big family and its always so nice to see everyone. This was the first family party without Bella and every time someone asked about her college life I felt a tug on my heart. I'm sure it gets easier.
On to HHM
Linking up with Sandra from Diary Of a Stay At Home Mom

Breakfast Time...What is on the plate this morning...
Scrambled Eggs, Toast and coffee of course : )

Right now I am...Trying to get this post up before I tackle my day.

The weather outside... It's a chilly 63 degrees our high today will be 81 - I am waiting for the cooler days I am ready for some soup weather.

Looking around the house... I managed to get all the Halloween décor put away but I am not quite ready for Christmas, I need to get the rest of my Thanksgiving items out. This year I wont be putting
(trying hard not to) up Christmas till after Thanksgiving because my Doll comes home for Thanksgiving break! Yay! plus Adams birthday is on the 10th and Isabella's is on the 26th. I don't like them to feel like its Dec. just yet.

On todays to do list...
Laundry-all bedding
pay utilities
Bake! not quite cool enough but...
 If the Lord gives you ripe bananas you make banana bread! : )

Currently reading...

On the TV Today...
I will be watching Heartland During my lunch.

On the Menu this week...
M- Spaghetti
T- Beef tacos
W- Baked Chicken
T- Chicken Soup
F- Adams 15th Birthday so pizza of course : )

Looking Forward to this week...
Adams 15th Birthday. He just wants to have a small family get together here at our home- my favorite kind. He will go out for pizza and a movie with friends another time, He says nothing good out right now lol My son Loves to go to the movies on the first day it is out, He collects (small promo) movie posters and that is the only day they give them out.

Favorite Photo from the camera... My Mother in Love with Minnie Mouse. Aren't they cute.
Celebrating our God Son's second birthday with Mickey and Minnie. BTW I got out voted on wearing matching painted tees like last year...boy do I miss bella lol 
We were lucky enough to have been invited along for trick or treating on Halloween. I miss this so much with my children but now I get to do it all over again with our Godson.

Devotional, Scripture...
Prayers for all the victims of these crazy times. I never thought I'd see a day a person would shoot up a church or drive into crowds of innocent people for no reason absolute evil and chaos.

"God is our refuge and strength, a help always near in times of great trouble"
Psalms 46:1

Thanks for reading, I hope you all have a blessed week.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 10.23.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 10.23.2017

linking up with Sandra from Diary of a stay at home mom

Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning... Coffee & Egg Sandwich

Right now I am... Eating a late lunch- tea & a turkey sandwich

The weather outside... 81 degrees sunny

Looking around the house... clean I am so glad I did my nightly cleaning routine.

On today's to do list...
Devotionals - I spent to long on them today and I killed my cleaning mojo -does this ever happen to you?
Laundry-all bedding
Restrooms-swish & swipe

Currently reading... A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould

On the TV today... nothing today but will probably watch the office with the guys tonight.

On the menu this week...
m- Enchiladas
t- Tacos
w- Steaks
t- Soup
f- Pizza

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will... Take a nap. I fought it off earlier but now feel tired and wish I had taken one earlier.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week... not this week but maybe next month, enchilada casserole in the crock pot

Looking forward to this week... My God sons 2nd Birthday : )

Favorite photo from the camera... My Birthday card made for me by my daughter, We just got back from visiting her week before last. Its been hard on me not having her close, I cant wait till shes home for the holidays.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses....
Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
- Psalms 119:105

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 10.9.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 10.9.2017

linking up with Sandra  at Diary of A Stay At Home Mom for HHM

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.

 it's 5:25 and still 84 degrees Come on cooler weather

Looking around House...
not bad at all, and it's a good thing because It's one of those days when I'm not "feeling it"
I am missing my daughter and trying to push though.

On to do list...
Normal Monday Morning stuff but I think I'll let some of  it go till tomorrow
Rest Rooms

Currently Reading...
Me and my son had started reading some of our old favorite
"folk-lorish"  (is that a word)
Books and I am still reading them.  They are special because We have read them over and over, and my son got to meet the author when he visited his elementary school library. Maybe you have heard of him...Joe Hayes

all these years reading these books and we just noticed the same photo er lady in both books. see her laughing. she's the wife in one book and a waitress in another.

I have been binge Watching Heartland, I was up late last night balling like a baby, I have fallen in Love with the characters. Especially the Grandpa-He reminds me of my Dad. He's Not a Cowboy but like The Grandpa he is a no nonsense kind of man who knows what he likes, is a creature of habit, says what he thinks and doesn't want to impress anyone or care what anyone thinks. John Wayne is his hero and if you know John Wayne you get the idea.
This is a very old but one of my favorite photos of me and My Dad.

On the Menu...
M- Chicken
T- Ribs
W- Caldo de Res (soup) if weather cools off
Th- Spaghetti
F- not sure as we will be on the road-Going to see my doll!!!!

New Recipe I want to try...
I don't like these but I'm
Going to make (cheese) Chilies Rellenos for my hubby using a recipe from  one of my favorite you tube channels: Abuela's Kitchen <3

If I have some free time I will...
practice crochet, I've got the hang of it I am just still struggling with my tension.  and of course watch you tube videos or play in my planner...

Favorite photo from Camera...

One of my Simple pleasure...
Quiet time with my Bible but also online Bible devotionals

every year I Participate in the Women Living Well "Making your Home a Heaven" This year she changed it up and my regular Bible study group Plan Live Love are also joining in! these ladies have become my online buddies and I am so loving this study called Rest and Release.

Praying for...Vegas : (

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 9.25.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 9.25.2017

Linking up with Sandra at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for HHM

Weather... its a cool 67 degrees and I'm loving it.

Right now I am... Just sent my son off to school, enjoying my second cup of coffee and the rest of my egg and bacon sandwich.
enjoying the scent from one of my favorite candles: Fall Leaves from Walmart.

Thinking... About what a nice weekend me and Adam had at home. We ordered pizza, watched movies, Netflix, played games -he beat me at battleship! little stinker! Read together, Laughed a lot! Our Sunday at church together. I smile thinking how he never forgets to pray at meal times or reminds us to bless ourselves whenever we pass a church. I love that! He is My Sunshine! and about my daughter in Arizona. My hubby and family are there visiting for the Cowboy game. Me and Adam stayed home so he would not miss school. its times like these I wish he was homeschooled. I love this photo my Hubby sent me of Bella and G at the mall Look at that smile she is one happy girl...Yes she is getting SO Spoiled by her Grandma, Auntie, Uncle and Daddy. plus her Godfather is on his way there today but he has one thing on his mind...Go Cowboys lol

On my reading pile... My Bible, Bible App devotions and plans-Do you have this app? I've had it for years now and I never tire of the daily devotions and plans, they always have something new.
My hubby and Children also have it on they're phones, it's nice to be able to discuss the days readings. I'm waiting for my next book to review and am trying not to pick up anything else to read. but find myself thinking about starting my Little House on the Prairie series. I re-read every year around this time.

On my T.V.... Trying to finish up Last Man Standing before the end of the month -when it leaves Netflix-boo. but excited to start our Halloween movies come Oct. 1

On the menu for this week...
M- Left over Pizza
T- Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Corn with a Green Salad
W- Enchiladas, Rice and Beans
T- Pork Roast with veggies
F- Pizza Night

On my to do list...
Morning routine
Finish Laundry
Swish & Swipe Restrooms
put up some fall décor if it stays cool today.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating...
Big Surprise...Playing in my planner lol
me and Adam made our Annual Halloween Movies List last night (this is the closet he will ever come to "planning" with me lol)
This is the first year without Bella, but she will watch along in her dorm when she can. Also I am planning on picking up my crochet needles today. :::fingers crossed::: P.S. How cute are these stickers from Fabulously Planned? I'm addicted.

Looking Around the House... Peaceful The dogs are near me sleeping and I can hear a light breeze outside my kitchen door.

From the camera... Visited a new store to our area called At Home
Oh My! When I saw this display I knew Id be returning. I LOVE Gingerbread Men!


Bible Verse or Devotional...
When I was outside this morning, and every time I stop to enjoy the birds, watching them fly from tree to tree happily chirping along, I think of this..."Look at the birds in the sky. They don't sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns. Yet your heavenly father feeds them. aren't you much more then they are?"
~Matthew 6:26

Thanks for reading and Have a great day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 9.11.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 9.11..2017

 first things first...
So many years later and  I still feel heartache, shock and disbelief. I don't think that will ever change.
God Bless America.

If I allow myself I will think on this I will fall into a deep angry rut, So I say my prayers and tuck it back into my heart, which goes out to all those who lost loved ones.

Boy how do you go on from that, I am not sure so I will just say on to HHM

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

The Weather... Not chilly enough for me-come on fall! FALL!

Right now I am... sipping my coffee trying to type this out and I hear my dog yapping away at the neighbor ::eye roll::

It baffles me how my dog can see our neighbor everyday, numerous times, and still bark at him. Ok Who talks to their pets? I mean really talk. I have full conversations-and ask questions like-"Tinkerbell! why do you bark at neighbor? You see him everyday! you know neighbor! don't be so mean. What did neighbor do to you? hum??? he is always so nice to you and you just bark-that's rude Tinkerbell. now be nice. and you know she sits looking up at me the whole time and I half expect some answers. and when I'm done YUP she runs off barking at the neighbor  which by the way is not his name but what he call him because he always says "Hey neighbor!"

On my reading pile...  Ya know its there but I haven't touched it much.

Movies or shows I watched this weekend/On my T.V....
I have been under the weather with a head cold so not being able to sleep, I watched way more Netflix than usual. This is what I have been checking out. - I actual spend too much time flipping though looking for something interesting, think about switching over to hulu or hallmark-or is it pureflex? but I don't.

our family has been watching Last Man Standing almost every night. so funny.

and I have been switching around from...
Heartland which I love. but the boys not so much.

I S-L-O-W-L-Y watch The Walking Dead Im not really into zombies but I catch myself wanting to know what happens next. I think its been a year and im still on first season lol

I just discovered this last night Bloodline I didn't think Id like it but checked it out because I like...
 Sam Sheppard (R.I.P.)
 Sissy Spacek
and Kyle Chandler
any who I binge watched it and cant wait to see what happens.
it is actually (for me) hard to understand what's going on but again, I want to see what happens next. or actually what happened in past. a little confusing but getting good.

Menu for this week...
M- Crock pot Chicken with Carrots & Potatoes
T- Chicken Flautas, Rice & Beans
W- Potato soup
Th- Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
F- Pizza

On my to do list...
Swish & Swipe Rest Rooms
Dinner Check! Love my Crock pot
Take it easy and rest!

What I am creating...
 Just playing my planner.

Looking around the house...
I really need to find the energy to bring out fall.

From the camera...
I cant figure out where I uploaded my photos to and im feeling to sick to search.

What I am wearing...
Blue leggings and a blue mother daughter conference tee from 2013 yikes.

Simple Pleasure... being the only person up early or late.

Inspirational Quote, Bible verse, anything you want to share...

and just like that I'm exhausted. Have a great week, thanks for stopping in peeps.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.28.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.28.2017

Linking up with Sandra at Diary of a stay at home mom

Good Afternoon. I love the photo above because it reminds me of my son getting home from school, of course now a days our kiddos come carrying a heavy back pack. One of the first things I do is welcome my son home with a hug and take his back pack for him,  and I'll tell you I think my arms going to fall off. mind you I'm pretty petite but Its heavy! even for hubby. 
 Hope you are all having a great start to your week.

*Spoiler alert nail biting video of my daughter on tight rope at the end of this blog
ok maybe its just me biting my nails but I wish I had a video of me watching it:
screaming, cheering, yelling lol

The Weather... 90 degrees but my mind is on Hurricane Harvey. My heart and my Prayers go out to anyone in area.

Right now I am... Just got with lunch and talking with my son about his day. My SIL also just left she picks up her baby Drew every weekday around this time and we get to catch up. even though I was just at her house on Sunday lol you know sisters are never caught up with conversations.

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (again) My son purchased the DVD. Last Man Standing.

 On My TV...
You Tube Videos
Some of you were interested in the cleaning channels I watch so I'm linking a few of my faves here. most of these I found after watching the home tour video they had put up.
The one I talked about last week is Keep Calm and Clean

here's one of her home tours below

and a few more...
She's in her apron - She is not only inspiring but FUNNY!

Kimberly at Style Mom XO
 The Creator of The Power Hour Challenge- Try it, It Works!

Lindsey's LifeNstyle

and last but certainly NOT least...

Mickey with My Bashful Life (LOVE HER!)
She is such a lady, I love her home, her style, and her organization tips are great!

Hope you find some cleaning inspiration and some favorite new channels
Your Welcome : )

On The Menu...

Monday - Chicken Malibu
 my favorite dish from the Restaurant Sizzlers in California. that I missed so much my momma learned to make and taught me. Basically S/B chicken breasts dredged in egg then bread crumbs, fried and at end add a piece of ham and Swiss cheese over it ready when cheese is melted. served with sauce- so simple but I could never figure it out.
 (thanks momma)
 just mix equal parts mayo and mustard till desired consistency.

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday
Wednesday: Crock pot meal
Thursday -Pioneer woman's Mexican chicken
Friday - Pizza Night

On My to do list...
Diner Dishes

From the camera...College Life! a couple of Videos of what My Dolls first week of college.

Dorm Tour & E2 Engineers camp
(my brave girl on a tight rope)

What I'm wearing today... All Grey

One of my simple pleasures...  Pumpkin Spice creamer in my morning coffee.

Inspirational Quote, Bible verse, anything you want to share...

Thanks for reading, Happy Monday Ya'll

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.21.17

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.21.17
evening edition

Linking up with Sandra at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom

Sorry I have been M.I.A. I miss you guys, I have tried to pop in to your blogs and so much has happened to my blogging friends, some good, some very sad, but all changes. I understand as It has been a busy and bittersweet time around here. been focused on Family time. So much has happened it would take me forever to try and put it all down so I'll just move on to HHM...

The Weather... cooling down and I love it!  today it was 68 degrees.

Right now I am... Relaxing in my P.J. typing this up before heading to bed.

Reading Pile... dust! as I have been re-reading some faves when I get a chance.

Movies or shows I've watched this weekend... I went to the movies with my boys on Saturday to see the new Guardians of the Galaxy and I liked it, mainly because of the music and this little guy...So Cute.  And how the heck does Kirk Russell still have so much hair?

On My T.V....

We've been enjoying Last man standing. Tim Allen is so funny.

On the menu this week...
M- BBQ Chicken, Brown Rice and Steamed Broccoli
T- Sloppy Joes 
W- C/P Meal
T- undecided
F- Pizza

On my to do list...Keep it together man! (missing my daughter)

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating...
 I've thought about pulling my sewing machine out, does that count. played in planner today, doodled and colored a bit.

Looking around the house... starting to get things ready for a yard sale/donations
From the camera... I've been trying to post on IG and FB not doing great but getting a few pics up here and there. But here are a couple main things that have happened...

My Baby Boy Started High School
and My Baby Girl Started College

I can hardly talk or write about it with out getting teary eyed It is so hard leaving your baby miles away from home. But she's doing Amazing.
We are so proud of both our kiddos.

What I wore today - green capris, green and white striped top.

One of my simple pleasures - Cleaning Videos on you tube. I have been catching up on Keep Calm and Clean - Love her. Check her out for yourself.  funny that Sandra mentioned homesteading videos I watch them to and tiny houses too I don't know what my obsession is with them I just like to watch.

Inspirational Quote, etc.
A prayer from todays devotional on Bible App.
(the plan is called: Moments with God for Moms)

Father, as I go about my day, show me how I can be wise with my time. You know my schedule. You know what I need to accomplish; help me make the most of this day that you have given me. I pray that I will accomplish what I need to and give myself grace on matters that have to be put on hold. I give you this day, Father. Do with it what you will.