Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

Welcome to Happy Homemaker Monday! We are hosted each week by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom:) I always look forward to participating and linking up with Sandra and the other bloggers! So, what's happening in my little corner of the world?

As I look outside my window:::
Today we have some clouds and wind. I don't think it will get much over 70 degrees today (F). I sure loved those days last week when it was 80:) I was soaking up the sunshine!!!

Right now I am::: 
Waiting for dinner to finish cooking so decided to sit down to blog a bit.

Thinking and pondering:::
About how to regroup and focus on what's important. My question is, Important to who? Do I live by the standards of others or do I march to the beat of my own drummer? When is enough, enough?!!! I didn't promise any answers here, only thoughts. Hopefully I will be able to elaborate more later. 

On my bedside table:::
Just finished reading Light on Snow by Anita Shreve.  I am also reading Living Life Undaunted, a devotional by Christine Caine.

On my tv this week:::
Last night I watched Call the Midwife. Before that we watched a teen movie called Monte Carlo. None of us can figure out how it got on the Netflix Queue but it was and it came. We all actually liked it:)

Listening to:::
Our precious Rocky snoring as usual! What would I do without that sweet snore in the background of my days?!!!

On the menu for this week:::
As usual, no menu! Today we are having Mizidra (brown rice with lentils on top then built up like a tostada); broccoli and cauliflower; garlic bread with avocado

On my to do list:::

Laundry - on the clothes line:)
Weed strawberry patch

Dead head lilacs
Clean bathroom--today!
Design Team project for The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges
2 swap cards--make and mail
Sort and deliver stamping orders 

Happening this week:::
Working on my "to do" list and delivering stamping orders (hopefully on Thursday)

What I am creating:::

I have been in a total funk lately when it comes to creating. I really need my mojo back! Has anyone seen it?!!! If you do, tell it to come home.

My simple pleasure:::
Talking to my daughter on the phone (when I can't be with her in person).  

Homemaking tips::: 
This morning I decided to give a Pinterest idea a try! I took a couple pieces of aluminum foil, scrunched each one into a ball and threw them in the dryer with a load of clothes that normally get a lot of static. When I took the clothes out of the dryer there was a tiny bit of static on a pair of hubby's pajama pants but not near as much as I have when I use a fabric softener sheet!!! The Pinterest Pinner said they used them up to a year! Love this idea!!!

Looking around the house:::
Dining room table starting to build up clutter again:( My desk is looking pretty 

messy. The rest of the house looks pretty my standards anyway!

From the camera:::

Another little card I made to put a treat in; just the right size for a Ghiradelli Square. These are so cute and I am addicted to making them. This one uses Strawberry Slush cardstock and ink, Flower Shop stamp set and Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. Unfortunately that sweet Stretch Ruffle Trim is retired and gone:( 

Prayer List:::

  • Friends with problems
  • Sister and her hip--much better but she still needs prayer
  • Brother who lost his wife almost two years ago--anniversary of her death is coming up in a couple weeks
  • Me--self-evaluation, changes, decisions
Bible verse, Devotional:::

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." --Hebrews 4:16

Well, that's it for me today. I hope all is good in your little corner of the world!



  1. If clutter builds up on furniture, that simply means it's a place well used!

  2. I think your creative mojo ran away to the same place as mine... I guess, it got tired of winter... If you see them please, kick mine back home :) I really miss it :)

    1. Hopefully we will both find our creative mojo SOON!

  3. Your thinking & pondering are right on par with my thoughts right now... it'll come to us.. we just need to hang in there and stay the storm. ;)

    1. I was thinking the same thing. I have been making some hard choices and finding peace.

  4. Hi Kat, I just came across your blog today. It sounds to me as if you are eating well, even without a menu, and this is great. Warm and friendly wishes from Montreal, Canada.

    1. Thank you for visiting Linda:) I hope you come back again soon! And yes, hubby makes sure we eat VERY well! He's the shopper in our family and he does a wonderful job:)