AHHHH! Happy Homemaker Monday- 2/12/2018


AHHHH!! It’s been two weeks in a row!  I’m getting into the swing of things and Hubby has made it clear that as I am beginning to feel better he does not want me to over do it and stay up too late tonight.  So I have worked EXTRA hard to power through and finish this baby up.  and when I am all through I am going to take my pricing prompts journal and curl up in bed and obey orders.  On another note be watching in the upcoming weeks for a very SPECIAL transformation that I will be working on.  I am so excited I can’t wait to share it with you all!

Now let’s get Happy!!

The weather:::.

It’s been rather mild and That’s ok and we g to to see this lovely glowing orb in the sky.  It looks vaguely familiar.  We don’t get to see it very often here in the winter,  I was just commenting to hubby how the gray skies were getting to me so that bright ball of glowing gas ws a nice treat…FROM INSIDE!!

As I look outside my window:::

I see lots of melting snow.  it rained a lot this weekend so we lost our nearly 10 uncles from last week’s storm

Right now I am:::

In comfy clothes I have attempted to get dresses twice in the last three days.  It’s been rough.  I have had to miss out on lots of fun stuff this weekend because I have some sort of strange sickness.  Some duggest the flu but I definitely don’t have all the symptoms.

Thinking and pondering:::

how long will this last…no joke.  Im not used to laying on the couch for hours at a time but just simply walking across the room WEARS ME OUT!!

On my bedside table:::

Bottle of water, my phone, cough drops Essential oils my diffuser

On my tv:::

Full House and Family Matters ( the only time I get to binge watch) And holding a book does not help aching joints

On the menu for this week:::

(I must note that I am grateful that at the beginning of this year that I had it set in my head that I was going to plan out my meals a month in advance, so all I would have to do was grocery shop- well this week that paid off because the LAST thing I have wanted to do was plan meals- or think of food for that matter though I have not been tossing my cookies, food just does not sound good)

Monday –  Burgers and fries
Tuesday –  Taco Casserole
Wednesday – Stuffed meatloaf (stuffed with cheddar cheese mashed potatoes) as long as I feel better
Thursday – Chicken Broccoli and rice casserole
Friday – Chef Salads
Saturday – Grilled cheese and tomato Soup
Sunday – Loaded Baked Potato Coup

On my to do list:::

AHHHHH! I can’t even think about that…it pretty much is get better and not over do it

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::

not a blessed thing

My simple pleasure:::

drinking anything Hot in the winter….hot cider, hot tea, hot coffee, hot chocolate

Lesson learned the past week:::

just do one small thing.  it will make you feel so much better, even if you feel rotten

Looking around the house:::

Let’s not talk about that!

From the camera:::


this is a shot from my Cricut design space canvas.  this will be an upcoming project that had me absolutely GIDDY late last week

Prayer List:::

Friends with very sick little ones, sick friends in general, new jobs, Hard stuff in general.

Bible verse, Devotional:::

For this week I am focusing On Esther 2 & 3

For More Happy Homemaker Mondays Check out Diary of a Stay At Home Mom!


I’m NOT late-YET!! Happy Homemaker Monday 2-5-2018


Happy Monday Evening!! (Yay I made it!!)  It has been a few weeks but I am back.   My hopes were to get this posted this morning but hubby and I decided what my body really needed more was sleep..  Yesterday was rough.  I thought I was dealing with my head cold getting worse and it seemed as though I was battling a major sinus headache but in reality what was really going on was a migraine to beat all migraines.  And I know some of my friends who suffer from migraines sleep while they have their migraine BUT I have never been able to.  I sleep horribly and quite honestly it feels as though my brain is shaking in my head.  Weird right??  so after the migraine goes away I sleep A LOT!!

So Let’s Get Happy

The weather:::.

COLD COLD COLD and snowy. the kids actually had a 2 hour delay this morning
As I look outside my window:::It’s dark. BUT I know there is this blanket of cold white stuff EVERYWHERE!!

Right now I am:::

Writing this up, thinking about how much I want to sleep some more .
Thinking and pondering:::About this migraine- it was 8 months ago we made some changes in our daily lives.  Hubby and I used to suffer from headaches daily and we made these changes.  It is so rare for us even to experience a headache now.  wow this one kicked my butt and I am so glad it’s over.

On my bedside table:::

I don’t have a bed side table but I have shelves on the back of my bed.  What’s there is hand lotion, some books , my  water bottle and maybe chapstick

On my tv:::

Malibu Dan the Family  Man  (a new David A.R. White Tv show on PUREFLIX

On the menu for this week:::

Monday – Meatball subs and fries
Tuesday – Homemade chicken Nuggets baked Potatoes and carrots
Wednesday –  Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Thursday – made at home subs
Friday – Mac and cheese with hotdogs (per a child’s request)
Saturday – Pulled Pork and French Fries
Sunday –  (not quite sure yet) maybe lefts overs

On my to do list:::

this is a funny question!!  considering I spent most of last week battling a cold and a crazy weekend, and then the whole migraine and recovery I have a bunch to do.  I have laundry, some dishes, and various other things round the house.  I did accomplish to get some things done but they did not feel very substantial at all.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::

nothing at the moment.  I am working on a hand lettering challenge this year But I am behind!

My simple pleasure:::

daily writing in my writing prompts I picked up at our local 5 Below store.  It has been stretching me as I force myself to fill in ALL the lines!

Lesson learned the past week:::

Do NOT lay on the floor when you have a horrible headache, especially if there are kids running playing a game.  Let’s just say I needed second Lunch.

Looking around the house:::

eh….what can I say it could be SOOOOOOO much worse!

From the camera::
:Happy People
Prayer List:::

oh there are lots of big things right now friends and family recovering recovering from major surgeries.  A loved one with terminal brain cancer.  Friends with hurts that run so deep that only a Heavenly father can heal!

Bible verse, Devotional:::


For More Happy Homemaker Monday Posts go check  out  Diary of a Stay at Home Mom


Happy Homemaker Monday- Better Late than Never 1-16-2018


Greetings and I am so sorry this is LATE!  What a weekend this has been and boy was I exhausted by the time I hit this morning.   Seriously though let’s get going before I get side-tracked by something else.

Breakfast time….what is on the plate this morning:::: Nothing really I wasn’t really hungry

Looking around the house:::: YIKES!!  We are doing some re-arranging , including putting our living room back in order!  Yes hat means the Christmas tree MUST come down tomorrow.

On today’s to do list:::: Get this blog post done.  I have some other late correspondence as well that I need to catch up on

Currently reading:::: Meet the New You and my new review book for the monthHello Mornings

On the TV today:::: well we watched Family Matters during lunch and the Brady bunch

The weather outside is:::: ICK…snow again, but it is not as cold so possibly not as bad as the last Happy Homemaker post.  I will admit though I’m in desperate need  of some legit WARM sunshine.

On the menu this week::::

Tuesday- Meatball subs
Wednesday- Tortellini Soup
ThursdayPhilly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes (Yeah I found that yumminess on Facebook)
Friday-Grilled Cheese and soup

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will:::: NAP  (and yes I did)

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::  See Thursday!  Philly cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

One of my simple pleasures:::: coffee in a cute mug
Favorite photo from the camera or internet:::: I have two!

Beter late than never

This is the project I worked on with another lady at church yesterday.  it was fun but we learned some ins and outs of Cricut design space..LOL.  and here is a quick snapshot of my new space hubby created for me as part of my Christmas present.  I LOVE IT!
Praying for::::  Family in So Cal. Friends and family going though some tough stuff! Church

Bible Verse, Devotional that is resonating with me at the moment::::

I am still SLOWLY going though Hebrews and I am almost finished with it!  Today I was in Hebrews 12:7-17

I am also Reading through the Bible chronologically  this year and I am somewhere in the middle of Genesis.  I am a few days behind and I will catch up easily over the next few days. The two oldest kiddos were challenged to do it in Sunday school so I have accepted the challenge right along with them!

I hope you have a great week and I will do my VERY best to not be late to the Party next week BLESSINGS!

For  more Happy Homemaker Monday posts visit Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

1 comment

Happy Homemaker Monday 6-12-2017



It’s been a couple of weeks since I was able to join you all last!  A lot has happened, the biggest of which was our septic system BIT THE DUST!  it was an interesting week and a half and we still have a 20 ft hole in the back yard as we wait for hit to be fixed!   then  3out of the 4 kids finished school and we had all of the fun end of the school year events then in the midst of all that, I came down with strep throat!!  YIKES!  and no one else had it, nor has anyoneelsp caught it!

The weather:::It has been gloriously HOT!  after my gallbladder surgery I have been cold…constantly…Even in temps that I would normally be warm I have done hoodies and sweatpants! So the sun and warmth has been a very welcomed blessing

On my reading pile:::   Let. It. Go. 1000 Gifts Unglued and The Turquoise Table

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend::: Food Network Star Season 11

On my TV::: My Favorite Martian

On the menu for this week:::

Monday Salad and Sandwiches

Tuesday- Tacos

Wednesday – Chicken Broccoli Rice Bake

Thursday- Mashed Potato Sundaes (Have no fear I heard your plea and guess what tomorrow the recipe

you have all asked for will be posted)

Friday-  Pulled Pork and Pasta Salad


Sunday- Meatloaf and roasted potatoes

On The To-Do List::Oh where to start!  there is so much going on.  We are in the midst of re-arranging Ladybug’s room.  I also have to clean of my two desks.  Yep can’t use either one.  Laundry and some reading to catch up on.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::  nothing. I have three large sewing fixes I need to make

Happening this week:::Youth group, a dentist appointment, a couple of bible studies and other general weekly tasks

Looking around the house:::  General cleaning and straightening, a craft room that needs organized, 2 desks that need desperate attention and some laundry

From the camera::: 

Why Yes that is April the giraffe and she is one of the sweetest animals I have ever met!

What I’m wearing today::: Brown shorts and a green Camp shirt and flip flops

One of my simple pleasures::: Reading outside! in the sun

Bible verse, Devotional:::

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—
52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58 NIV

For More Happy Homemaker Posts Check outDiary of a Stay At Home Mom

1 comment

Happy Homemaker- 4-24-2017


The weather:::

The weather is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous today…I can’t wait to sit outside and read! This makes me oh so happy!!

On my reading pile:::

The Best Yes (for Bible Study)

I Am (book review)

Unglued (my own reading)

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::

Family Affair

Tiger Cruise

On my TV:::


On the menu for this week:::

Monday-Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Veggie

Tuesday-Pulled Pork with Mashed potatoes and veggie

Wednesday-Pasta and salad

Thursday-Taco Salad

Friday-soup and sandwich

Saturday-meatloaf and mashed potatoes and veggies

Sunday-chicken and pasta salad with veggies

On The To-Do List ;;

clean bathroom cabinets (declutter)

Shelves on the back of our bed needs cleaned

upstairs desk needs cleaned

fold and put away laundry

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::

These are what I was working on…

Now to move onto the apartment.  I am working on creating some vinyl work with my cricut for our ministry apartment

Happening this week:::

Hubby has meetings coming out his ears,

it’s our last week of regular awana

And we have Ladies Bible study this week  YAY!!!

Looking around the house:::

Things are looking pretty good, though we have a laundry problem, though its related to what we think is the pump in the washing machine being fried  (UGH)  hubby ordered the new part and hopefully I will be back in business before the end of the week 🙂

From the camera:::


Our #3 man-child dressed in  Pop-Pop’s WWII uniform.  We got a chance over spring break to visit hubby’s grand parents who are both in their 90’s and who have been married for over 70 years…What a blessing Mimi and Pop-Pop are!

What I’m wearing today:::blue Jeans, navy blue hoodie and sneakers

One of my simple pleasures:::

Sitting out back enjoying the sun, the view, a good book and a cup of coffee!

Bible verse, Devotional:::

I just read day 49 in I Am by Michele Cushatt and on that day she talks about having faith that moves mountains.  we sometimes struggle when we have faith that something happens and it doesn’t.  and then she points us to Jesus, the beholder of perfect faith, and yet, God does not answer his prayer for the crucifixion to pass from him…..her response to this is the answer wasn’t in moving the crucifixion mountain, but in the giant stone that covered his grave  and him walking out ALIVE.  . He overcame death, that is a far bigger mountain, and sometimes we have to walk through a valley to get to that much bigger mountain….wow…just wow (this is not a direct quote I just paraphrased it)

For More Happy Homemaker Posts Check out Diary of a Stay At Home Mom