Happy Homemaker Monday 3/1/2021


Good morning and Happy Monday everyone! I don’t know about the rest of you all but last week was UTS for us! This week is definitely more calm and there is more white space in the calendar this week.

♥♥The Weather♥♥ 

Even though this week still looks like cold gray winter next week we have some days that definitely show that spring is just around the corner! There are even a few days that start with 5!!! I’m so excited

Monday – 39
Tuesday –  25
Wednesday – 39
Thursday – 26
Friday – 27
Saturday –  29
Sunday –  32

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥

I am TIRED!!! I stayed up late waiting for hubby to get home. So getting out of bed was difficult but I did it and have made great progress!

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥

Steal cut oatmeal with sunflower seeds and mixed dried berries with just a pinch of brown sugar

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥ 
  • My Bible
  • The Last Battle (Morning Basket reading this month)
  • Lisette;s List (before bed reading)
  • S.H.A.P.E. (Kindle book)
  • The Mindful Christian
  • What If God Wrote Your Bucket List
  • Becoming a woman of Influence
  • A light in the Attic (School reading for Kiddo #4)
  • Little Women (Kindle reading to me while I work)
 ♥♥On my tv♥♥

Some youtube craft videos

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥ 
  • Monday-Chili and Biscuits
  • Tuesday- Chicken Tacos
  • Wednesday-Shrimp Stir fry
  • Thursday- Rice Bowls
  • Friday- Sweet and sour Chicken
  • Saturday- Leftovers
  • Sunday-
 ♥♥From the camera♥♥
♥♥Looking around the house♥♥

It’s been a rough couple of weeks we have been going nonstop so there is quite of work that needs to be done.

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥

Hopefully some art but it really isn’t looking likely

♥♥Something I want to share♥♥ 

nothing really

  ♥♥Devotional, inspirational, prayer list or Bible verse♥♥

Well I know it has taken all week to get this finished but I am having some issues with uploading photos to my blog (for whatever reason).

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A Little Joy- Happy Homemaker Monday 1-25-2021


Greetings friends! Well last week just didn’t happen. It seemed like everything last week kept me from using my computer! But this week I am even more determined to get back to this so here we are. Have a wonderfully joy filled day.

♥♥The Weather♥♥ 

cold- we woke up to frozen pipes this morning but that has been resolved THANKFULLY! but SUNSHINE was in it’s full glory this morning! Sunshine brings me great JOY! It’s going to be cold all week in the 20s and teens

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥

Good I still have a wee bit of a headache hanging on from yesterday’s migraine. I haven’t had a headache in months .

♥♥On my mind♥♥ 

Some friends going through some hard stuff. Praying fr them on their journey. and asking God how I can best help them through these tough spots. and pondering where my voice needs to be heard.

 ♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥

Bacon and egg whites and a cup of coffee

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥ 

I have finished most of my January reading. I have 1 Chapter in one book left After that book I will get an early start on February’s books

  • my Bible
  • The Chimes by Charles Dickens (1. Chapter left)
  • the Powerful Purpose of Introverts by Holley Gerth
  • I’d Rather be Laughing by Marilyn Meberg
  • In His Image byJen Wilkin
  • Lisette’s List (LONG BOOK will take me a couple of months)
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader (with the kids during morning basket)
  • S.H.A.P.E
♥♥On my tv♥♥

Nothing really though I have watched some craft YouTube videos

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥ 

Monday – Leftovers
Tuesday -BBQ tater tot casserole. Wednesday Burgers and fries
Thursday – Potato Soup
Friday – Chef Salads
Saturday – Chicken Parm and zucchini Parm
Sunday – Leftovers/ Tacos (depending on what is left)

♥♥From the camera♥♥

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥

Typical after weekend hurricane happenings- we added Youth group back this week at church so now we need to adjust to the new schedule change

♥♥New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really enjoyed♥♥

no new recipes this past week or new ones this week

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥

I want to work on a painting (using my watercolor pencils)

♥♥Something I want to share♥♥ 

My Heavenly Father has no favorites 1Peter 1:7

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Happy Homemaker Monday 1-11-2021

Happy Monday Friends. I can’t believe it’s the second week of January all ready. I am praying that this finds you all well and I can’t wait to hear fro you all in the comments!

The weather outside is::::

Gray-is with the sun desperately trying to make an appearance

  • Monday- 32
  • Tuesday- 31
  • Wednesday- 34
  • Thursday- 37
  • Friday- 42
  • Saturday- 35
  • Sunday- 29

WOOOHOOO can you say heat wave in the middle of the week!?!

On the breakfast plate this morning::::

Egg Whites and 2 pieces of Bacon

As I look outside my window::::

Care trees and well played in snow

As I look around the house::::

We still have the tree up but it’s been undecorated. Hubby just needs to take the lights off and disassemble the tree. House has been undecorated. As I just walked through the downstairs there are computers ready for kids to start back on their school work as soon as they get home and some other miscellaneous things out of place but will be taken care of during chore time today

What I’m wearing today::::

I am wearing a navy blue hoodie, teal t-shirt underneath, dark blue skinny jean and gray socks and sneakers            

Currently reading::::

I am currently participating in the Christian reading Challenge four here

  • Lisettes List (Novel of 400 pages or more)
  • More Joy for the Journey (Devotional of 30 Days or More)
  • S.H,A.P.E 9 Christian Living book)
  • Prince Caspian (A book You have already read) *This is a part of our morning basket with the whole family)
  • I am currently using my (in)Courage Devotional Bible as I am doing the reading plan for Intentional Gratitude

On the TV for this week::::My

Nothing really- On my phone though there are some art videos through Skillshare and Youtube

 On the menu this week::::

Monday – Spaghetti, salad and Garlic Bread
Tuesday – Chili and Biscuits
Wednesday  –   Sloppy Joes and French fries
Thursday – Chef Salads  
Friday – tater tot Casserole
Saturday – Breakfast for dinner
Sunday -Baked Chicken, Baked Potatoes and veggies (Broccoli Normandy)

I am. still on health restrictions so the menu is pretty simple so if I can’t take care of dinner hubby or one of the two older kiddos can step in and make whatever is on the menu.. This past week was the first time I’ve cooked in a month.

Something fun to share:::

Well if you have read my 2021 Word post you know that the Month of December and well into January has been a very interesting journey for our family and it isn’t over yet- thank you for those who have prayed and encouraged our family through this journey!

Favorite photo from the camera::::

Learning how to use my new Glass dip pens

Prayers, Inspiration quotes, Devotionals::::

I have a lot of friends and family going through a bunch of junk right now. trying tomato sure they are all well covered in prayer and encouragement is hard and I am so thankful that when my heart is grieved and I don’t know what or how to pray that the Holy Spirit interceded for me!

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My 2021 Joy Dare


Hey All! Who’s upper a little Dare?? I know I know 2019 and 2020 was the word JOY. However during the year 2021 my word is intentional, so I am focusing on INTENTIONAL GRATITUDE and Gratitude produces JOY!

So here’s the thing. In the past I have hosted a gratitude Challenge every Thursday (aka the Thankfulness challenge) because I believe that thankfulness should happen all year long NOT just November!

And since we are commanded to “give thanks in all things ” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) I decided that for 2021 I would participate in Ann Voskamps Joy Dare which you can find HERE.

Each week on Thursday I will post the weeks prompts with all that I am thankful for., and by the end of the year I should have well over 1,000 gifts to be thankful for (HAHAHA did ya see what I did there…Ann’s book is 1,000 gifts!) Actually I will end up with 1,095 gifts to be exact..

I will also post the image of the prompts though that belongs to Ann NOT ME. You can either join me in spirit and keep track in you journal in the privacy of your own home but I would really love it if you would share your gifts with me in the comments below!


Let’s get started for the week of January 1-7 2021

January 1- 3 Gifts Heard

  • The deep Rhythmic Breathing of 3 sleeping children.
  • Silence- Stillness as I spend time in God’s Word
  • Sweet murmurs from another child upstairs spending time talking to his dad.

January 2- Inside, outside, on a plate

  • Inside: The woodsy smell of a candle melt adding to the cozy feeling of our home in the early morning.
  • outside- Much needed rain
  • On a plate: many different tastes of the season- I am thankful for the days mostly I can stomach special treats because they are few and far between right now

January 3rd- 3 Graces overheard

  • hearing hubby encourage the kids as we have walked this journey of a health scare
  • the kids being real life friends to each other
  • giggles of joy as tickles and playing are unleashed in the living room.

January 4th- Old, New and Blue

  • Old-Two pretty little victorian doll ornaments- given to me from Nana upon her passing away.
  • New- Tupperware boxes I planned to buy but my friend gifted them to me ” because I needed some encouragement”. Her words not mine.
  • Blue- Extra comfy pajamas gifted to me by my hubby- both pairs are blue both perfectly warm and cozy!

January 5th-something I;m reading, making and seeing

  • Something I’m reading” Prison Letters by Corrie Ten Boom – Can I just say that this book really serves out a healthy dose of perspective.
  • I am not currently making anything- but I did make 6 pairs of PJs for Christmas and 6 neck warmers and there is nothing quite like taking the time to make something for your family.
  • Something I am seeing- our family all snuggled in and gathered for our morning devotions

January 6th- In your bag, in your fridge, and in your heart

  • In your bag- new fresh socks- I should say it’s in my hospital bag that is mostly packed in the kitchen. I have learned that in my new season I must be prepared and new socks for the hospital is amazing- sort are your own pajamas!!!
  • In your Fridge- a meal prepared in love by thoughtful friends.
  • in your heart- words of encouragement- those spoken in love to build up NOT spoken as a teaching moment.

January 7th- 3 Graces from people you love

  • a funny card from a friend- only they can make you laugh like that!
  • random check-ins and being asked how are you really doing?
  • Truth spoken in a moment of frustration at life’s circumstances- to heal.The point is to encourage. The point is to encouraged build unto show they really care- And it works!

How about you? Are you up for the Dare? Interested in One Thousand Gifts? You can check it out HERE

Happy Homemaker – Happy 2021


Happy New Year and Happy 2021!!!

The weather outside is::::

Yucky. Yesterday we got some snow- it was downright nasty!! today is just gray and cold

On the breakfast plate this morning::::

coffee and I attempted an egg white sandwich…it was a nice thought.

As I look outside my window::::

A winter wonderland. everything covered in a few inches of fresh snow.

As I look around the house::::

Generally clean. Christmas decorations are still up but its the goal for this week to get them down.

What I’m wearing today::::

Teal comfy pants -because that’s all I can stand (see post from New Year’s Day)

Currently reading::::

  • Intentional Gratitude Study (in my Bible)
  • Prison Letters
  • Prince Caspian
  • Joy for The Journey
  • S. H. A. P. E.

On the TV for this week::::

YouTube Art Videos

On the menu this week::::

Monday – Leftovers
Tuesday – Soup
Wednesday  – Burgers and fries 
Thursday – Tortellini Soup
Friday – Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Saturday –   Sunday –  Taco Salad

 Something fun to share:::

For 2021 one of the ways I’m being intentional is in my gratitude and here’s how I’m doing it. You can Join me here each Thursday

Favorite photo from the camera::::


Prayers, Inspiration quotes, Devotionals::::


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