Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

All is right with the world when I am able to participate in Happy Homemaker Monday! Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom is our weekly host and l love to "link up" with the other bloggers who participate in Happy Homemaker Monday:) So, let's get started!

As I look outside my window:::
The weather is glorious! Blue sky, sunshine, green grass, beautiful flowers--ahhh, Spring! I think the temperature will be in the low 70s (F) today but building into the 80s by the end of the week! I am sooo ready!!!

Right now I am:::
Sitting in my chair, still in my jammies:) Just finished breakfast, read my email (and just a little Pinterest). I need to get on with my day!

Thinking and pondering:::
***Same as last week and I am no further along with the project:(***

About all the cards I need to get made in the next few days! Shall I call this a "card crunch"?!! Some people go out and buy cards when they are needed but my family and friends have come to expecthandmade cards from me so I need to get them done even if I'm not feeling particularly motivated! I really wasn't motivated ALL last week but need to get motivated asap!

On my bedside table:::
Living Life Undaunted Devotional by Christine Caine
The Dangers of Contemplative Prayer by Howard Peth
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve

Joni & Ken by Ken & Joni Eareckson Tada (family read aloud)

On my TV this week:::
I plan to do a lot of reading this week.

Listening to:::
Sound of the sprinklers outside and Rocky snoring--gotta love a Bulldog's snore:)

On my menu for this week:::
I don't have a clue what we're eating this week! Time to go grocery shopping, I think! Lots of food in the house but nothing to eat; ever been there?

On my to do list:::

  • Laundry--always and forever
  • Go through clothes closet and purge!!!
  • Organizing in craft room
  • Make about 30 cards! 
  • Clean guest apartment and sauna
Happening this week:::
Happy Stampers on Wednesday:) Love spending time with the ladies being creative!

What I am creating:::
Right now just cards but should have a lot to show over the next week! Really, this week I will!

My simple pleasure:::
A day home alone...occasionally! I love my family but sometimes it is just nice to have a whole day to myself!

Homemaking tips:::
This is more of a beauty tip: I use coconut oil to wash my face! It is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral! How can you beat that?!!! In addition to washing my face with coconut oil, I also use it as a moisturizer when I need one (usually don't when washing with coconut oil). It makes my skin amazingly soft and free of blemishes. 

Looking around the house:::
Table in the dining room looks better than last week! Lol I need to make the bed. The dogs have been kind...only a few toys lying around:)

From the camera:::

Hubby got two of these huge flower baskets for our pretty!

Prayer List:::
  • My sister still recovering from hip replacement surgery, then broken femur surgery, then blood clot! Still improving but not out of the woods yet!
  • Church family still needing a house
  • Elderly couple having serious health issues
  • Friend selling (sold) her house then going to live near her son and DIL; needs to find motor home to live in.
Bible verse/Devotional:::
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned." Isaiah 43:2

Well, that's it for me today! Thank you for visiting:)



  1. Kat... you know I really enjoyed your A-Z posts but this one got me started! Lifting your prayers up! Thanks for always inspiring me to do more an be more!

    1. Thank you Cary! I appreciate you lifting my prayers up:) I enjoyed my visit to your blog!

  2. Love this! I am off to begin this project too!

    1. Woo Hoo! Happy Homemaker Monday is fun! I will trot off to read your post!

  3. My parents always liked having those hanging baskets around the house.

    1. Hubby loves flowers everywhere! Those baskets are HUGE but gorgeous!

  4. I just love that you always make the cards for your family, I'm sure they really appreciate that :)

    And I love your flowers on the deck, just beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Sandra! Most of the family does appreciate it.