Monday, January 22, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday 1/22/18

Happy Homemaker Monday 1/22/18




The weather:::
Windy, windy, windy, in the high 50s today and for the rest of the week.

As I look outside my window:::
Sun, leaves flying, and the wind blowing everything.

Right now I am::: 
Typing this up then will pull sausage out for dinner.

Thinking and pondering:::
How to get back to the working world but do it at home.

On my bedside table:::
Books, baby monitor, and jewelry.

On my tv:::
Grey's Anatomy
This is Us
The Bachelor

On the menu for this week:::
Menu planning this week and grocery shopping on Friday, so not sure yet what I'll be making after that, so leaving it blank for now.

Monday - Pork Chops, Au Gratin Potatoes, Peas
Tuesday - Hamburgers, fries, corn
Wednesday - Tacos, Rice, Beans
Thursday - Hot Sausage subs/Meatballs for kids
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Daddy/Daughter dance
Sunday -  Life Group

On my to do list:::
Send a few e-mails
Reschedule an appt

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Need to get started on the emoji station for my daughter's birthday party.    

My simple pleasure:::
Enjoying a hot cup of coffee in the quiet. 

Lesson learned the past week:::
Relationships change and friendships come and go.  

Looking around the house:::
It's pretty clean, scrubbed all weekend.  Felt good to purge!

From the camera:::
My sweet husband was in Chicago all last week to see a friend and for work.  He sent me these.  :-)



Prayer List:::
Our Life Group.  My in-laws.  To see a clear course for working from home.  

Bible verse, Devotional:::
Hebrews 11:11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Great Purge



Clutter.  I don't know what to do with it all of the CRAP in our house.  I am starting to think that for each thing I get rid of, 3 more appear in it's place.  I spent last year trying to keep toys down, but with 4 kids, that's really HARD.  I am not a "materialistic" sort of person and don't have sentimental value to a lot of things, but my gosh, I am starting to feel like we are drowning in the clutter.  My word for 2018 is Focus and I realize now why God put that word on my heart.  One area I need to focus on this year is the house.  I need to focus on priorities, the house, homemaking, and working in each room to make this house feel more like a home.  We've been here 11 years, so the amount we have acquired is insane.  I remember when we bought our house, it was twice the size of our little rental house we had.  I thought when we moved in that we never fill it up!  4 kids, 11 years, and a lot of crap later, we are so out of space, it's not even funny.  Time to declutter to free it up!  

What are you tackling this year?

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday 1/8/18

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/08/2018 }

Where did the weekend go?  Heavens...

Happy Homemaker Monday




The weather.....It is supposed to be in the high 50s today, then 60s, then back to 40s.  It was in the 20s last week.  I'm over it.

Right now I am....typing this up, the oldest 2 are at school, youngest 2 asleep, and getting the day going.

Thinking....About all I need to do this week and month.
Nothing, surprisingly.  I need to find a few new ones.  

On my TV.....Bachelor, This is Us, and a few documentaries.


What I found while surfing the net....that there are entirely too many people that think they know way more than they do.  :-)

On the menu for this week....
Monday - Roast, Carrots, Mashed Potatoes
Tuesday - Stuffed Peppers, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Wednesday - Meatball subs, fries, corn
Thursday - Chicken Tacos, Rice, Beans
Friday - Homemade Pizza and Salad
Saturday -  Leftovers; eat out of the fridge
Sunday - Life Group

On my to do list....
Finish Annslee's birthday invitations
Get oldest signed up for dance class
Calendar straightened out
Dentist appointments made

In the craft basket....Annslee wants an emoji party, so I'll be working on different things for that this month.

Looking forward to this week....Getting back to normal after the holidays.

Looking around the house....  It's not too bad.  I'm planning to start my yearly decluttering this week, we just seem to acquire so much stuff and it's just so frustrating.  So, time to do make a major overhaul on it.

From the camera....
Oh, sweet Michaela Faith.





On my prayer list....   My sisters, not to let outside influences effect them.  My girls.  My focus to stay on getting healthy and in better shape.  For God to lead us on several paths that we aren't sure on.
Bible verse, Devotional....

Matthew 5:23-24New International Version (NIV)

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you,24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 12/18/17


So am I the only who can't wrap my head around the fact that Christmas is in a week?  How is that possible?!?!




Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
Cup of coffee with peppermint creamer, toast, and sausage.  

Right now I am:::: 
Typing this and making a mental note of all the things going on this week.

The weather outside::::
Cloudy, dreary, and cold.  My favorite!

  

Looking around the house::::
Clutter.  Is it just me, or does the house always get insane during the holidays?  Alas, I do love the decorations up.

On today's to do list::::
Cleaning.....Dust and mop   
Cooking....I'll make dinner tonight and start planning for the holiday baking

Currently reading::::
I'm so excited!  In the mail on Friday came, My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word
Book by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen 

I'm so excited to dig into it before New Year's.  It's the theory that instead of resolutions, you pick a word.  

On the TV today::::

The Crown Season 2
  
On the menu this week::::


Monday -Pork Chops, Sweet Potatoes, Peas 
Tuesday - Chicken Stir-Fry w/ peppers and rice
Wednesday -   Breakfast for dinner
Thursday - Meatloaf, Potatoes, Veggies
Friday - Grocery Shopping
Saturday - Polar Express, so we will grab something while out.
Sunday - Christmas Eve will be at my brother in laws.  Christmas day is here.  Lots to plan.

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Pull all the ornament crafts out, need to see what I need to get so we can get started on them for the grandparents.
  


 


Looking forward to this week::::
Spending time with my kids doing Holiday things.  :-)

Favorite photo from the camera::::
Our sweet girl (the oldest)  had her first piano recital yesterday.    






Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses::::
Once you need less, you will have more.-  TobyMac

Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 12/4/17

 HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY - 12/04/2017

Christmas is in three weeks.  3 weeks.  How is that possible?  Ready for a BUSY week ahead!


Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
I had some sausage, hash browns, and fruit with coffee.  It hit the spot.

Right now I am:::: 
Typing this, listening to the kids play, and the dryer going.

The weather outside::::
It's 80 today, because, Texas.  It'll be in the 50s the rest of the week and I'm happy about that.     

Looking around the house::::
It's looking like Christmas, everywhere.  :-)

On today's to do list::::
Cleaning.....Laundry, so much laundry.  That's about it, it got a good cleaning yesterday.
Cooking....I'll pop some cookies in the oven later and dinner tonight.

Currently reading::::
Nothing!  I need to get to the library.

On the TV today::::

This is US, need to catch up.  
Love Actually- been wanting to watch it this year.
 
On the menu this week::::


Monday - Chicken Drumsticks, Potato Wedges, and Peas
Tuesday - Soft Tacos, Cilantro Rice, and Beans
Wednesday -  Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Bread
Thursday -  Grabbing Chick-Fil-A, the oldest has a program at school that night
Friday - Grocery Shopping
Saturday - TBD
Sunday - TBD

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Type up the rest of the Christmas list, need to figure out what's left to pick up.
 
New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::

Made an easy Chicken Parm this week.  Everyone loved it.
http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/chicken-parmesan-pasta-53415.aspx?cm_mmc=Search-_-crm-_-GOOGLE-_-DSADips&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgZTRBRDmARIsAJvVWAtGbVZQvqBV3L5j0GZ1p4-oX1g3ggGTjyzLtH4pBpPg6pkYb9KjQGYaAhmYEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Looking forward to this week::::
Catching up on wrapping.

Favorite photo from the camera::::
Our sweet baby turns 1 this week so we had her party yesterday.  I'm all sorts of emotions about it.  




Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses::::


Be still and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 11/20/17

Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/13/2017





Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
I am drinking some peppermint coffee right now, just not hungry!

Right now I am:::: 
typing this up, listening to my girls play, and then will get started on the deep cleaning of one of their rooms.

The weather outside::::
It is in the 60s today and will be in the 80s on Friday.  I hate it.  I miss seasons.

Looking around the house::::
It is super clean!  I scrubbed all of it this weekend except the girls rooms!

On today's to do list::::
Laundry...All the girls bedding, that's it!
Cleaning.....Deep cleaning the girls rooms, already did the toy purge while they were gone camping this weekend.
Cooking...Will make dinner tonight, no other baking though.  

Currently reading::::
Nothing!
On the TV today::::

Will probably watch some holiday movie with the girls.  :-)

On the menu this week::::


Monday -  Garlic parm chicken tenders, Italian potato wedges
Tuesday - Chicken Pot Pie, I didn't get to it last week since I moved some things around.
Wednesday - Ordering pizza
Thursday - Thanksgiving!  We have on the menu: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs, green bean casserole, and so many pies.
Friday - Thanksgiving leftovers


If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Call my sister

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::
http://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2015/06/perfectly-roasted-crispy-potato-wedges/


Looking forward to this week::::
Getting ready for Thanksgiving.  :-)


Favorite photo from the camera::::
This sweet girl turns a year in a few weeks.  How is that possible????






Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses::::
1 Chronicles 16:34. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 11/13/17

How is it Monday already?  The weekend was so busy.  It was wonderful, but so busy.  We had friends in town from Austin for the weekend, church and life group, and so much more.

Alright, on with it!
 Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/13/2017





Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
I had some cereal and some coffee.  I'm just not feeling food lately.

Right now I am:::: 
typing this up and then have to go to the school for one of my girls' awards ceremonies.

The weather outside::::
It is in the 60s today and will be in the 80s on Friday.  I hate it.  I miss seasons.

Looking around the house::::
It could be better.  Lots of laundry and toys need to continue to be purged!

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....Lots to watch!
Cleaning.....Deep cleaning will be tomorrow.
Cooking...Dinner tonight and cookies tonight for the girls to take to teachers tomorrow..

Currently reading::::
How is your Soul by Judah Smith
On the TV today::::

Grey's Anatomy

On the menu this week::::


Monday - Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, and Rolls.  Hubby has been asking for it!
Tuesday - Stir-Fry with sausage
Wednesday - Chicken Pot Pie
Thursday - Pork Loin with sweet potatoes and green beans
Friday - Hubby is taking the oldest camping with friends this weekend, we will do
leftover or grab something with friends.


If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Write my sister.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::

Nothing lately.



Looking forward to this week::::
Getting ready for Thanksgiving.  :-)


Favorite photo from the camera::::
Love this time of year, we always have deer in our yard.  This one I saw on Friday, and this morning we had another two just jumping around our front yard.  Love them. 




Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses::::
Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5