Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.28.16

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.28.2016

Good Morning. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Mine was beautiful, as I made my Communion and Confirmation. I am so happy I finally got to make them. It has been an ongoing struggle to get them finished...I started classes twice once when I was young before my parents divorce and once before I got married....then Life happens and the years go by well last year I found myself  not taking another no for an answer and getting myself into a "full" RCIA class. I am so glad I did! We had a full busy week but so worth every moment. I also attended Holy Thursday's  mass where they re-enacted the washing of the feet. So Moving! and on Saturday we had a big bon fire at church where we all shared the light candle to candle, hundreds of people attended it was beautiful.
I hope you all are off to a great week!

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


Weather... a sunny 52 degrees

Right now I am...  just finished a movie- the nanny diaries and having some lunch

Thinking... how much I love my family they supported me every step of the way. -and still will while I finish up classes ( they run till may) and so glad I caught up on chores before weekend- I figured I would be tired and I am.

On My Reading Pile... The story of a soul

On My T.V.... hasn't been on much at all.

On The Menu...
M- left over Ham from Easter Dinner.
T- Shredded Chicken Flautas, Rice Beans.
W-Meatball Subs
T- fried chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
T-Spaghetti and Meatballs
F-Pizza Night
S- Taco Salad
S-8 Can Soup

On To Do List... Wash Sheets and Towels
few dishes from lunch, swish/swipe bathrooms.

Looking Forward To This Week... Nice relaxing routine.

From the Camera... just realized most weekend photos are on my hubby and daughters phones but here are a couple from Easter the adorable cake my SIL made and the beautiful flowers my MIL & BIL gave to me.

On My Prayer list... unspoken and family

Bible Verse/Devotional...
Make me live again according to your faithful love so I can keep the law you've given!
- Psalms 119:88

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.21.16

Happy Homemaker Monday

This week seemed to fly by. I just sent the family off, back to work and school. I love having my family on break but also enjoy the quiet of an empty house in the mornings, and getting things done with not one interruption.


The Weather...  cool 48 degrees

Right Now I Am... After the routine of morning, I find myself trying to stay awake.

Thinking... I had such a great two weeks of Spring break with my family, although we didn't go to California and our favorite place: Disneyland. We had A lot of fun. We got out a lot, played a lot, laughed a lot, talked a lot, cuddled a lot and My Lord we ate a lot! key word: A Lot : )

On My T.V...  Happy Town on Netflix

On The Menu...
M- Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Green Salad
T- Enchiladas, Rice, Beans
W- 8 Can Soup, Corn Bread
T- Chicken Parmesan, Corn, Green Salad, Bread
F- Steaks, Green Beans, Baked Potato, Bread with butter
S- Dinner out to celebrate my way overdue Confirmation
S- Easter Dinner at G's (cant wait) tons of food as usual but all I can think about is the Spiral Ham!

On My To Do List...
Wash all Sheets

Looking Forward To... Easter and Easter Vigil on Saturday because I will finally make my Confirmation. Long story short when My parents divorced I never finished my classes and It has been something I had put off for too long, and gave up to easy when Church was not offering at the right time (for me) or classes were full, Whatever the reason. I stuck to my guns and basically begged for them to make room for me. I am so glad I did because shortly afterwards a friend blessed myself and hubby by asking us to be God Parents!

Looking Around House... Other than dishes from Breakfast it's Tidy. So glad I did my evening routine last night, because I usually skip it on Sundays.

From The Camera... On St. Patrick's Day we enjoyed lunch at one of my favorite Places: Cracker Barrel YUM.

On My Prayer List.... Family and RCIA Class

"Fear Not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God."
                                                                                      -Isaiah 41:10

Joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for HHM

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.14.2016

Happy Homemaker Monday
(on a Tuesday 3.15.16)

Better late than never right? My kiddos are enjoying the 2nd week of spring break, my hubby had all last week off too! We had planned a trip back home to California but our hearts kept us home.  Family comes first and although my Dad and rest of my family live in Ca. I am close with my husbands family here in Texas, so you can imagine how my heart is constantly in two places. We happily postponed our trip to our usual summer time visit. We did after scary part was over enjoy our time. We got so much done, Doctors, Optometrist's, Dentists, you name it - we checked it off.
Then We had free time and we used up every second of it, and it ended with a wonderful mass and Beautiful Weekend retreat at church with my RCIA Class.  (still singing)

 here is my condensed HHM 

Weather... 75 degrees Hot blah if I'm not at the beach give me fall weather any day.

Right Now I'm...  Sore from pulling weeds this morning, drinking water, listening to records, happy laundry is caught up!

Around my house... Tidy enough, As it should be because we were hardly home all week.

Thinking...  tu a tu a tu a tu a Tampa! ...yeah you had to be there : )

Reading Pile... The Long Winter (Love little house books)

On TV...   Rented The Intern with Robert De Niro...  Loved it!


M- Sloppy Joes, Macaroni Salad
T- Baked chicken, Green Beans, Green Salad
W- Crock Pot Meal ??? undecided
Th- Something New: Irish Cottage Pie
F- Pizza Night
S- Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Corn.
Sun. - Family Dinner at G's

On My to do list:
Clean out Linen closet
Clean out paperwork
Organize Photos- New photo storage system?
Thinking of rearranging furniture.
Pick paint color for kitchen already! April is just around the corner

In the Craft Basket... What Craft Basket?

Looking Forward to... Joining my RCIA class to go watch The Young Messiah

From The Camera...  Random photos from our week around town.

On My Prayer List... Continued Blessings for family, Leader Group from Retreat: Jose, Carmen, Dolores, Erika, Elvia. Ladies I met in group, Gentlemen I spoke with who are struggling with bad influences while trying to find way back to God.

Bible Verse or Devotional...

My son, if sinners entice you, Do not Consent.
-Proverbs 1:10


Linking up with Sandra at for Happy Homemaker Monday.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Do you bake with your Children? I have always enjoyed cooking and baking with mine. Yesterday to celebrate my son finally feeling better we baked up a batch of  his favorite cookies...Chocolate Chip of course!  A friend of mine asked me to share the recipe so I thought I would also share with you : )
This is our go to recipe, so fast and simple.
Here's What you will need:

  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips - (we love our chocolate and add about 1/2 cup more)
  • 1 Teaspoon baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt *omit if your butter has salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2  Cup Unsalted Butter
  • Handful of Chopped Walnuts (optional)

Cream together cut up butter and brown sugar, add one egg continue mixing-combine well, add vanilla, add/sift together flour, baking powder and *salt (if using), fold in chocolate chips & nuts.

Add by rounded teaspoons to ungreased baking sheet bake @ 325 for 10-13 minutes
*baking temp & times will vary by oven.

makes 3 dozen small cookies.

Enjoy while they last, in our home that's not very long at all.