Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.29.2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.29.2016

Hello Hope you had a great weekend ours was spent for the most part relaxing but we also got in some shopping, and we also went to what's called Minerpalooza a fun event held by our local university to kick-off the new school year.  We attend most years and this year I got to say was  different very crowded and the music was not my cup of tea, If its got a good beat and my daughter can dance to it and have a good time I am all for it but this year the guys performing  had big time potty mouths. call me old fashioned but is that really necessary? I will never understand it. and again I know you can't shield your children from all these kinds of things but it came to the point where it got pretty vulgar and I said we are outta here!
later that day I had my hubby laughing as I recited a scene from the breakfast club..."God did not put me on this green earth to be awakened by a foul mouth hooligan like you"

linking up with Sandra at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom
 Right now its a cool 70 degrees, we have had rain and I am loving it.

On my bedside table...

On my TV...
 I Watched Toy Story with my son on Saturday morning, You Tube videos with My daughter Sunday, and me and hubby stayed up late and had a movie night at to get those "dates" whenever you can and if that means cuddling up on couch you take it. We have been busy running around and since we have a high school senior, our date budget pretty much goes out the window, but no complaints from us. We picked up some wine (a beer for hubby) chocolate, snacks you know your basic junk food, hubby rented My big fat Greek wedding II and we had a cozy night in. loved everything except the wine I went with the Moscato that was on sale and momma was not happy.  I'm not a wine coinsurer but I should of stuck with what I know which is a very short list of wines I know I like... hum funny how a TV list turned into wine list lol and yes I guess I am cheap wine kind of gal all wines are under $10 If  you like wine please share what you recommend.

 Thinking and pondering:...
 How this world has changed, My daughters school does not hold a Sadie Hawkins dance but today they are having Gender Bender day, My daughter didn't participate but one of her good buddies did, he borrowed one of Bella's blouses then ended up not wearing it-Bellas said boy if he was a girl he would be high maintenance. I am wondering how the day is going for him.

Listening to...
KLOVE,  skipping around on my spotify playlists stuff like Claire de Lune, 80's new wave and  as always The Little Women Soundtrack. I listen to it all year long,

Favorite Youtube Video last week...
I Love Day In The Life Vlogs, They motivate me when I need that little push to get going. I started following Our Farmhouse Life because of a common interest in the fly lady and fell in love with the simple life they live. I wish I had the space she has to hang wash outdoors.

DITL | A Look at My Miracle Morning | Getting Things Done

On the menu for this week...
 Main theme : fly by the seat of my pants! this weeks menu is up in the air, Thanks to a glitch in the SAMS system long story short- automated renewal charged but did not renew card-ugh so with limited time got what I could Thankfully I am set till Wed.

Monday - Spaghetti, salad, toasted french bread
Tuesday - Steaks, butter pasta, corn
Wednesday - Beef tacos, beans & Rice
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -

On my To Do List...
 Routine Cleaning
playing around with Fall d├ęcor I say playing because I know I will change things around at least half a dozen times this week.

Looking forward to...
 Seeing my daughter go to Homecoming this week

What I plan on doing for myself this week...
 I never did take that bubble bath but I did get to play in my planner and paint my nails.

Favorite photo...
We went dress shopping this weekend and stopped in White Barn. I fell in love with this display. Those Sunflowers! Me and a Lady were both taking photos of them, She says to me "oh look they are for sale, how much do you think they are?"  I said hum? around $50 BINGO!  I then said bye pretty sunflowers I'll see you at the after the holiday sale lol but now I'm thinking what the heck would I do with those huge flowers anyway. now the candles that's another story. I can never have enough!

 Lesson learned the past few days...
You can't always get what ya want...see above photos
I want ALL the Candles! BBW White Barn, Yankee and Wal-Mart's  too!

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses...
1 Kings 3:11-14
And God said to him, " Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold I now do according to your word. Behold I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days." 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy Homemaker 8.22.2016

Happy Homemaker 8.22.2016

Good Morning,
I hope you all had a great week and even better weekend. Other than attending an Award ceremony for our daughter for her Robotics accomplishments We didn't do much which is fine by me. We did get a bit of rain which we loved. We had planned on visiting some family and friends this weekend but Life happens...We actually had a flood warning this Sunday so we couldn't of went out as planned either way. We did have Family Bible Study around the table, I love Church but I love time in the word with my family at home too. it makes my heart smile to see them grow in faith.

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

Weather ...
 Not bad, at least a lot cooler and I am loving the rain.

On my bedside table...
 Bible, Devotionals, about five books, and Kindle, my Bath & Body Works  lotion; Sleep. night time tea. Have you tried it? I love the smell.

On my TV...
Me and My daughter watched twilight actually the second one I cant keep track of the titles, She is always so busy with school so it was great to have a little bonding time over the weekend.
Me and hubby watched No Country for old men - Not sure about this one, the main guy was pretty creepy and the ending...Lord I do not like bad endings. :::rolling eyes:::
The family watched One of the star wars episodes again I have no clue my son picked and I watched we also started pay it forward.
Thinking about...
Too many things... Our Daughter is a senior and almost 18 and I feel its all coming at once, senior year, photos, class ring, homecoming, prom,18th birthday, graduation, college. so many events going on at school and in life the days are flying. My Son will be starting his second year My daughter her last of RCIA and I wonder why we waited so long. I miss my family in Ca. We just celebrated my Mother & My oldest sister's birthday. they both have passed and its always bitter sweet. There is so much I want to do. I have to stop, catch my breath and Give it all to God. I know it will all work out in the end.

Listening to...
The birds chirping outside, the sound of a neighbors broom, the dogs are snoring and the fan lightly hums. while the little women soundtrack plays softly in the background of it all.

Favorite Youtube Video last week...
Oh that is a loaded question as I am addicted to YouTube
I enjoy mostly homey videos, I haven't had a chance to watch as much but I did finish one of my favorites...She's in her Apron.
then this morning when I couldn't sleep I found myself watching mug/rug candle mat tutorials. A girl can dream cant she. Someday I'll make one. or most likely buy one hee hee

 On the menu for this week...
I have not been keeping up on my menu plan, mostly because I feel its the same items, but I think its also because I am anxious to start  fall cooking, more soups and lots of baking : )

Monday - Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread
Tuesday - Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad
Wednesday - Chicken...Baked if cool enough
Thursday - Tacos, Beans & Rice
Friday - Pizza or out with family
Saturday - Enchiladas
Sunday - Crock Pot meal

On my To Do List...
Straighten up garage
Bring in Fall crates and Bring on fall : )
Looking forward to...
Cooler weather, Miner Palooza at our local college, weekend with Family.

What I plan on doing for myself this week...
Oh new question, and what a good one. I hope to have a soak in the tub with lots of bubbles, watch a movie and enjoy a glass of wine. 

From the Camera...
This is My Momma she would of been 74 last Monday. She's been gone 5 years now and I still want to pick up the phone and call her.
We celebrated by making one of her dishes, We made her a cake and sang her Happy Birthday. I planned on writing a whole post but it's still pretty hard.


Getting ready for todays devotional. I follow Women Living Well and Have Bible Study every Monday - Friday Morning with a fantastic group of ladies on
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 Lesson learned the past few days...
I'm continually learning to let Go and let God

                 Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses...
I've always loved Genesis 2; 21-24 I had it including in our wedding, especially...
Genesis 2;3
Then the man said,
"This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.8.2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.8.2016

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was spent with family. we watched movies, ate too much, I tried out a new recipe, did some shopping, and even ventured out during no tax weekend (I usually wont dare) on to HHM liking up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom...

The weather.....
in the 9o's but feels more like triple digits.

Right now I am....
 In my kitchen relaxing with an ice cold glass of water.

That I had a very unproductive day, I felt under the weather all day and nothing has seemed to help, I missed my Bible study (new time) have just had an off day.

On my reading pile....
 finishing up The Covenant by Beverly Lewis
and starting Knit Together by Debbie Macomber

On my TV.....
My all American
The in laws
Malcolm in the middle

On the menu for this week....

Monday - Chicken Pasta Salad
Tuesday -  Taco Tuesday
Wednesday - C/P meal
Thursday - Fish, baked potato, salad
Friday -  Pizza
Saturday - Spaghetti
Sunday - ???

On my to do list today and this week....
I've got to get rid of my old washer, rearrange garage to make room for  delivery of new machine, which I know will lead to cleaning out again, and condensing  which will probably lead to a garage sale and a trip to goodwill. I have a feeling it's going to be a "If you give a mouse a cookie"  type of week for me lol
Usual chores

In the craft basket....
What Craft Basket? lol

I did pick up some new supplies...I have a slight pen addiction : ) I am loving these new Paper Mate ink joy gel pens they write so smooth...they are like butter! and cant wait to try the flairs.

Looking forward to this week....

 My New washing Machine!

Looking around the house....
not bad

From the camera....
                                           My Daughter with friends at her Senior Sunrise...

Fireworks after the baseball game...

We walked around downtown after the game, our daughter was also here celebrating her good friends 17th birthday, They had dinner, watched a movie during the film festival, walked around the plaza taking photos and had a sleep over. not an easy task for this overprotective momma.
did I mention the movie was the rocky horror picture show. yup, breathe momma breathe!

I love the new plaza and how it brought so many people out at night...

one last look from the parking garage...

On my prayer list.....
 Usual Family Prayers and for my daughter who just informed me of her yearly Engineering invent (and build) something that's not invented yet. we have ideas but to build it would be expensive. What the heck - every time we turn around students or the school needs money. and she's a senior this year so yeah we are already budgeting for things like photos, proms, and her 18th birthday. I hate money lol

Bible Verse, Devotional....

Oh Lord, you have searched me and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Psalm 139:1-3

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 8.1.2016

Happy Homemaker Monday (on a Tuesday)

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

The time got away from me yesterday and I forgot to publish. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. we spent ours getting ready for back to school and spending time as a family before all the day to day and school activities kick in. This is the last back to school photo my kiddos will be taking since its My daughters senior year.

The Weather...
Cooler temps YES! right now its 79 degrees I do see some 100's in the forecast but I hope it continues to stay cool.
I am SO ready for fall! I am one of those crazy for fall people, I am ready to decorate on Aug. 1 every year!  I am trying to hold out till the 22nd so I have two full months to enjoy it before Halloween. and then DUN DUN DUN Christmas kicks in.

On my reading pile...
Bible and Devotionals and Finishing up last months reads. 

 On my TV...
 Tallulah on Netflix - Liked it
 Miracle's from Heaven-Loved it!
The perks of being a Wallflower - Loved it!
 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt  - not sure yet, I only watched one episode but it is very silly.

looking forward to watching My All American
and trying to get the courage to watch The Lovely Bones and Colonia

On the menu for this week...

Monday -  Spaghetti, Green Salad
Tuesday -  Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Wednesday - C/P Chicken
Thursday - 8 Can Soup
Friday - Taco Salad
Saturday - Red Chicken Enchiladas, Rice, Beans

On my to do list...

Sweep &Mop Floors
Dust &Windex
*Try not to pull out Fall Totes and start decorating  lol

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating...
Not Much... Behind in my Planner.
Thinking about picking up Crochet Needles  but haven't yet.

Looking around the house...
Picked up and so quiet with my kiddos back in school
Dogs cozy and napping
A box of Hostess Cupcakes are calling to me : )

From the camera...
My Daughter was in Austin for her Robotics Competition, We got to watch it live online. She updated us with texts daily.

I Love the photo below because my daughter was "speaking her mind" to the refs  lol
I asked her about it and she told me
 "Something had to be said but nobody wanted to say it, So I did."
 I like it because she will always sick up for other kids but for herself she  is usually quiet and lets most things go, she is learning to be more vocal in that sense, and I am proud of her for it.

We attended the Harry Potter midnight Release party at Barns and Noble. So Fun! I Loved all the events but especially the costume contest.  Here are a few photos of my favorites...



On my prayer list...
My usual family Prayers 
& Prayers for some my online buddies