Happy Homemaker Monday 6/2602017

Good evening, I usually write these first thing in the morning but as of late we have been traveling at break neck speeds.  All I have really had timer is Homemaking….and ministry stuff!  why work so hard all the time well our vacation is just around the corner and I REALLY want to tie up loose ends before we leave.

well let’s not put off this post any longer, because honestly I am ready to CRASH!

The weather::: Stormy…like big huge thunderstorms and really in the mid 70’s.

On my reading pile:::  well my reading pile has dwindled.  I have finished 6 books this month and I hope to finish One Thousand Gifts and I am starting  A Woman’s Call To Prayer tomorrow July holds a whole new stack BUT it’s not July YET!

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend::: Fixer Upper The Donna Reed Show

On my TV:::Not a bLooming thing 🙂

On the menu for this week:::

Monday  Pasta

Tuesday Chicken and dumplings

Wednesday Chicken Broccoli and Rice bake in the crockpot

Thursday  Taco Salad

Friday Pizza

SaturdaySoup and salad

Sunday Meatball subs

On The To-Do List Bahahahahahaha the better question is what is NOT on the to-do List.  But the run down for tomorrow looks like this

Devos, blog, read 1,000 Gifts, Best Yes Bible study, A Woman’s Call to Prayer, Kid’s work folders (yep Im that mom who keeps er kids up on their studies during the summer), I need to write up our pack lists (everyone gets their own),I need to declutter the top of the piano, I also need to declutter the top of our stairs,3 loads of laundry, 3 loads of dishes, mop downstairs, grocery shopping AND hang out with my friend AMY!

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating::: I  created last week an art journal of sorts with a table of contents with prompts in the front.  I will be working on that for the rest of the year,

Happening this week:::All the normal church stuff with connect groups, and Bible study and so on…and also this is my last week at the pregnancy center  tip after vacation

Looking around the house:::everything is much better after todays marathon of cleaning.  I only have a few loads of laundry left. then there is our room…CYCLONE CENTRAL! yeah That NEEDS to be dealt with on Thursday and Friday !

From the camera:::Homemaker s in training

Ladybug with her friend L….they did some baking while I was sleeping….Ummmm rumor has it that they wore more flour than they used 😉

What I’m wearing today:::  Jeans and a pink collared short sleeve shirt with sneakers

One of my simple pleasures::: Summer rains in the mountains of Pennsylvania (where I grew up)  It just smells different then the mountains here in NY

Bible verse, Devotional::: Psalm 139:11-18 NIV

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.

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Happy Homemaker Monday- 5/1/2017

Greetings everyone and Happy May!  Last week was nuts but God has been AMAZING!

The weather::: It’s going to be beautiful.  in the mid to upper 70’s and SUNNY !  I love the sun!

On my reading pile:::so for this month I am hoping to finish  Unglued and  The Best Yes and start Praying God’s Word, One Thousand Gifts, Keep It Shut AND the new review book I picked last week is ….ZIP IT, the $0 Day Challenge that goes along with Keep it Shut

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::  Dennis the Menace…(old black and white TV show) and Not a Fan (on PureFlix)

On my TV::: nothing

On the menu for this week:::

MONDAY Mashed Potato Sundaes

TUESDAY-Chili and salad

WEDNESDAY-Pro Chops, baked Potatoes in the crockpot and a veggie

THURSDAY-AWANA closing program dinner.  I will be making a dessert (no Bake Cookie)s and Potato


FRIDAY-Grilled cheese and Tomato soup

SATURDAY-Beef Stroganoff and Salad

SUNDAY-Meatball subs  ( meatballs in crockpot)

On The To-Do List:: oh man I can’t even go there right now.  After having the washing machine down for a week and a half … Laundry is definitely on the DO list.  General cleaning up, the weekend was ROUGH!  and this week I spring clean…EVERYTHING!  and the Apartment needs to be people ready, we have missionaries staying with us a few times this summer

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating::: I was to make 10 cards this month a long with 1 painting( I am experimenting with watercolor) and something crafty from Pinterest

Happening this week:::  well the kids had dentist appointments this morning,  T has his front to teeth getting fixed on Wednesday.  He broke them about a year ago and they weren’t ready for porcelain crowns but they have come in all the way now so he will be getting them  this week.  And J has weekend respite this week Then all of our other “NORMAL” appointments

Looking around the house:::  There is minor cleaning and organizing to be done   EVERYWHERE.  Like I said before it was a rough weekend.  Hubby needs to fix the faucet in the kitchen and put the top back on the washing machine

From the camera:::

the youngest turns 7

This is part of the fun we had this weekend S turned 7

What I’m wearing today:::  well Im still in comfy clothes but I will be changing into capris, my purple Purse God T-shirt and my sneakers

One of my simple pleasures:::  Saturday Planner time.  I love using my planner!
Bible verse, Devotional:::   I have been growing a lot as of late.  It has been quite the journey and so over the last few weeks I have been challenging myself to step outside my comfort zone and watch some challenging things.    Most of which have come from PureFlix.  One of the most challenging and yet oh so encouraging has been then Movie Series and TV Series call the Encounter.  It has been amazing and I avoided them for so long.  for personal reasons .  BUT I want you to know that they are life changing.  Also the Not A Fan I mentioned earlier , it is unique and it talks about the difference between being a fan of Jesus and being a true follower of Jesus.  I have not been able to get it out of my head since watching it.  (THIS IS NOT AN AFFILIATE POST)  just me sharing  things I have found to be beneficial to my  relationship with Jesus!
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Happy Homemaker Monday – 3/20/2017

The weather::: today will be grey and very overcast with the high of 43 but the temps are looking up with a dip back into the 20’s but then rising again to 50’s.  we still have a very thick blanket of snow, but there are spots of grass in the areas the wind blew the snow away.

On my reading pile:::  Pretty much the same as last week.  Unglued, The Best Yes, You are Loved no Matter What, and I Am

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::  Nothing I was away most of the weekend at a Youth rally

On my TV:::I am about to put my TobyMac  station on Pandora on our TV

On the menu for this week:::

Monday Venison with Potatoes, Carrots, and  Tomatoes  in the crockpot

Tuesday Leftovers

Wednesday TaterTot casserole in the crockpot

Thursday Meatball subs

Friday Hamburgers and hotdogs and fries

Saturday Pizza (Hubby’s Homemade including my fave Bacon cheeseburger Pizza YUM)

Sunday Meatloaf and potatoes and a veggie (meatloaf and potatoes go in the crockpot together)

On The To-Do List :: I need to tackle my sewing cabinet this week.  When hubby built it for me there was no time to organize it so that is my major tackle for this week AND if I can complete that I will move onto the craft / exercise room

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating::: I have a couple of Cricut projects I need to work on.  I’m still learning to use my new machine, but I need to just practice more with it to build up my confidence

Happening this week:::Our friend is moving out this week.  we are happy for her that she has found a place so quickly, everyone is sad that they are going but it’s a new adventure for them.   God has blessed them greatly in this and we look forward to see how God works in their lives

Looking around the house::: the downstairs looks amazing, we have to find son #2’s AWANA grand prix car sine he lost it….and we can’t seem to FIND IT ANYWHERE   YIKES

From the camera:::

kitten therapy

What I’m wearing today::: comfy jeans…you know the ones with elastic…Hey don’t judge the girl I jam still healing from gallbladder surgery and real pants are very uncomfortable still, a blue sweater with navy and maroon plaid collar and tails  and my sneakers

One of my simple pleasures::: Coffee with yummy creamer…

Bible verse, Devotional:::

Hebrews 9:11NIV

11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here,[a] he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation


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Happy Homemaker Monday 3/13/2017

The weather:::

oh the weather outside is about to be frightful!  Yes we are in line for the blizzard heading fr the Northeast this evening through Wednesday

On my reading pile:::

You Are Loved No Matter What

The Best Yes



Movies or Shows I watched this weekend::

Angel in the House


The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Danny Thomas show

: On my TV:::

Karate Kid 2

On the menu for this week:::


Spanish Rice


Chicken Stir Fry


Cheesy Chicken and tater tot Casserole in Crockpot


Cookie Sheet Chicken and potatoes


Corned Beef and Cabbage


Venison Roast with Carrots Potatoes and tomatoes


Chili with Turkey Burger

On The To-Do List::




Light Organization ( Im still on restriction from my gallbladder surgery)

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

I created 10 pairs of earrings today

and I am hoping to return to painting over the next few weeks

Happening this week:::

I  have a youth retreat this weekend

volunteer at the pregnancy Center

I’m cleaning out/ organizing my over stuffed filing cabinet

Looking around the house:::

a few dishes in the sink,

the counter needs to be cleaned off & organized

2 flat surfaces in the living room to be organized…it got  put off after my emergency surgery almost 2 weeks ago

a sewing cabinet that needs some DESPERATE help

From the camera:::

What I’m wearing today:::

Jeans with buttons down the calf/ankle

black uggs

peach long sleeved T and a Peach?beige?Cream striped sweater (with hood)

One of my simple pleasures:::

Quiet alone time

Bible verse, Devotional:::

Jeremiah 17:7-8New International Version (NIV)

7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”

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