Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

Welcome to Happy Homemaker Monday! Sandra starts us off each week from her blog over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Be sure to hop on over to see what Sandra's been up to! So let's get started!

Weather...At 12:30 pm it is 36 degrees! Our snow is gone but it we have had lots of ice!

Right now I am...Watching The Chew on TV. I just finished walking on the treadmill while watching the first half of The Chew so wanted to finish up their Meatless Monday episode:)

Thinking...of some great dishes to cook while watching The Chew!

On my reading pile...We are reading The Warrior's Path by Louis L'Amour as our read aloud. I am just starting The Covenant (Abram's Daughter book 1) by Beverly Lewis and am also continuing my 21 day journey through The "Do What You Can" Plan by Holley Gerth.  I am also still reading Where is God When it Hurts? by Philip Yancey.

On my TV...I am enjoying watching Cash Cab while I walk on the treadmill and sometimes my workout goes into The Chew which I also enjoy:)

Favorite blog post this week (mine or other)...I hope you don't get tired of me always listing one of Elizabeth Farrar's blog posts as my favorite of the week but her posts have really been speaking to my heart lately. This post actually appeared on the Bella Vita blog in September, 2011 but was reprinted on Heartspoken on December 20. The post is about sending handwritten "love notes"! LOVE it!!!

Something fun to share...I just read this quote today and love it! "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." --Dr. Seuss

On the menu this week...

Monday--Baked potatoes and butternut squash, green salad
Tuesday--Spaghetti, green salad and french bread
Wednesday--Stamping Club so no cooking:)
Thursday--not sure for rest of the week

On my to do list...I thought I didn't do very well on last week's list but when I looked back I decided I was just being hard on myself--like that's something new?!!! So for this week I have to do those things I didn't get to last week

  • Thank you cards--make and send (it's starting to get embarrassing)
  • Declutter 25+ items 
  • Bake Cinnamon Raisin bread to send via son to daughter's this week
  • Get ready for Stamping Club
  • Clean apartment after brother's recent visit
  • The Cupboard Trilogy DT project
  • Happy Stampers Swap card
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or crafting...I finished the lime green cowl I was working on but am still working on the socks. I really want to make a granny square afghan this year but should probably finish at least one of my unfinished afghans first!

Homemaking Tip...I don't have anything today but have been using vinegar for EVERYTHING!!! I use it in the laundry, to mop the floor, to rinse my hair--wow! love it!!! And it is so super cheap!

Looking around the house...Kitchen floor needs swept and mopped; need to put the down comforter back in the duvet after washing; load of clothes needs to be folded.

From the camera...I don't have anything this week:(

On my prayer list...

  • Friends who have been married for 30-40 years are getting divorced so I am praying for my married friends.
Bible verse/Devotional...
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:40

Have a great day! I hope I have something crafty to show you tomorrow:)



  1. I'm the same way with my to do list.. i make MEGA lists, then if I don't get it all done i'm down on myself.. makes NO sense! lol!! I've done that forever... trying to break that habit though!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friends divorcing... that's such a long marriage. :( I can't imagine...

  2. We've been in the 20's and 30's here too, it's chilly out there, guess it's getting me ready for Idaho lol

    That's quite the to do list you have there, hope you get it all done :)

    I'm also a huge fan of vinegar.

    Hoping you have a fantastic week!