Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday

Whoo Hoo! I made it for Happy Homemaker Monday! I'm not sure how happy a homemaker I am this morning but participating seems to get my week off to a good start! 

Happy Homemaker Monday is launched each by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Check out the cool "pantry" they made to go beside their refrigerator! WOW! Makes me wish I had a bigger space beside mine!

Sooo, let's get started...

The weather...69 degrees (F) as of 9:00 a.m. That is about 6 degrees cooler than it has been at this time of the morning for the last week. So hoping for a little cooler day. Maybe 95 instead of 100?!!!

On my reading pile...Need to start No Eye Can See by Jane Kirkpatrick--2nd book in the Kinship and Courage Series. But just got The Preacher's Daughter by Beverly Lewis. Hmmm...which to start first?!!!

On my TV...Might try to find a good family film on Netflix today to watch with my favorite 10 year old who will be visiting me today:)

On the menu this week...
Anything that requires little or no cooking until the weather cools off a little bit. I'm thinkin' lots of sandwiches and tacos! We are not used to heat in this part of the country so only have a very small room air conditioner that can't keep up when I'm cooking and baking.

On my to do list...

  • Make and can applesauce
  • Make and can salsa
  • Make and send 3 encouragement cards
  • Send cards to hubby's clients
  • Catch up on office work (hubby's files) 
  • Laundry
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating...
  • Crocheting another pineapple doily
  • Getting ready to start some Doily Potholders to use as Christmas gifts
  • Always making cards--sent off swap cards last week and making encouragement and thank you cards today
Homemaking Tips...Here's a tip I just learned from Creative Homemaking--Did you know you can use plain white vinegar in the Jet Dry compartment of your dishwasher and have spotless dishes? What! I don't need to buy Jet Dry anymore??? Amazing!!! White vinegar is sooo much cheaper!

Looking around the house...Dog toys everywhere! They do love their toys:) Books and magazine piled on hubby's side table. A fine layer of dust on everything--we open our windows at night to cool the house off so dust gets on everything:(

From the camera...

I always seem to have pictures of my son's very spoiled and much loved English Bulldog Rocky on the camera! How could I not take pictures of his cute little mug?!!! He provides lots of laughs for us!

On my prayer list...Two friends with Cancer:(

Bible Verse; Devotional...
"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" Romans 11:33 (marked in my hubby's grandmother's Bible)

Thank you for stopping by for Happy Homemaker Monday! I will be crafting with my favorite 10 year old today so will show you some of our projects tomorrow! Have a great day!



  1. You have some great goals! I want to make applesauce very soon too! I also ordered some pears for sauce and just canning.

    1. Our pear trees are loaded so hoping to be able to can most of them. The food drying is going well too so may dry some.

  2. I can't wait to make and can applesauce too! I just finished canning 18 qts. of green beans from my garden! Have a great week :)

    My HHM:

    1. I don't usually enjoy the process and WORK of canning but I LOVE having those jars lined up in the pantry for winter:)