Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday




Hello Friends! 

Another later Monday post.  That's just how these summer days have been going folks. Too much busy time or fun (especially with my Annie) to be had I guess. ;) Annie will be back to school before I know it so trying to get lots of our time in too. I need to come and catch up with many of you and I hope to in the days ahead! Please excuse my posting less at the moment too. Again, summer days need to be spent outside and with my girl so I'm on the computer less. I hope to get more posts up this week though. 

I hope you had  lovely weekend. Ours was busy out of town for Annie's soccer tourney. They didn't do very well, but she had a lot of fun and we even had fun running around a mall and big sports store with Ad too. Adam & Annie were having contests on a simulated soccer and hockey machine. My competitive crew. Lol!  And now her soccer season has come to an end, so we'll have even more free time for summer fun before she starts school the end of next month. Now on to the week ahead!





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


70's sunny and beautiful! Looks like chance of some storms tomorrow but should be 70's and 80's most of the week.











ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


toast, watermelon and some iced coffee







RIGHT NOW I AM:


Sitting in my office. Enjoying the peace and quiet actually. Annie is off playing with a friend. Ruby is snuggling at my feet. ;) 







AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:

I see beautiful shining blue skies out my office window! Definitely need to get out and enjoy more of this day! Waiting for my son to drive up the driveway soon as he will be finishing up with work for the day before too long.







AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:


Need to accomplish a few more tasks, but overall things looking pretty tidy today.








ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:

Summer hockey heating back up for Annie so she has some practices this week. A tourney is in her near future. Going on a little afternoon trip with friends this week for some me time. Looking forward to that! The other usuals - devotional, exercise, MIL time, a few groceries, other errands etc. 

Also, planning on doing our Christmas in July time again this year! Due to things going on it won't work for tomorrow ("the 25th") so will do belated later in the week. Not doing quite as big a deal as last year with specific crafts, or even small gifts etc. But Annie and I are planning to have time with my Mom and have a fun lunch, bake Christmas cutouts, listen to Christmas music all afternoon, and do some coloring in the Christmas coloring books (okay maybe a craft too?), and may even watch a bit of a Christmas movie.  That night I'll make turkey cheddar & cranberry sliders, stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner. Don't judge people. I love me some Christmas!! ;P








CURRENTLY READING:


Not much new here currently. I've been terrible this summer about books - but good about magazines and newspaper (crosswords!) ;)  I hope to be better this Fall as I have SO many books lined up to read!!







ON THE TV TODAY:


I need to catch up on Next Food Network star and Game of Thrones. Watched Grantchester, Big Brother. The Gong Show (new one - anyone remember the old one? Such a corny show!) Have some other shows and movies taped too.











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: polish on the grill, corn on the cob, baked beans, veggies, chips, melon


TUESDAY: breakfast for dinner: eggs, toast, leftover polish sausage, fruit



WEDNESDAY: penne pasta, garlic bread, caesar salad (my kiddos' faves)



THURSDAY: turkey cheddar & cranberry sliders, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy (Xmas in July meal)


FRIDAY: not sure - hockey tourney starts











WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT


Etsy store albums and canvases 

Legacy box stuff  

My Grandpa's heritage album  

My Mom's album & my family album catch up 

(this is my continuing list)












NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


not sure about new this week yet?






TIP OF THE WEEK:

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FROM THE CAMERA:









Had a beautiful day up the north shore the end of last week with my Mom, Annie and her friend.















Some shots from the weekend of our #1 Girl (in red). Also, pics from fun at the mall and Annie's new cap she picked up. ;) 





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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I hope you're enjoying them friends! 


I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday




Hello and Happy Monday afternoon Friends! 

Sorry I'm a bit late with this post today. Just the way life goes sometimes. I hope you had a great weekend. It was a lovely one here filled with good weather, accomplishing some tasks, visiting my hubby's new office building, and going for a fun girlie afternoon and movie with my Annie. Now here's what is happening this week...





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


It was sunny and beautiful - low 70's with a bit of a breeze. As the day has gone on it's now getting cloudy and they are issuing a thunderstorm alert for this evening! Looks like 70's and 80's most of the week with maybe some more rain thrown in











ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


1/2 of an onion bagel with butter and some iced coffee







RIGHT NOW I AM:


Listening to some music and my daughter and her friend in the other room. My son is just getting home from work. He's been such a good boy working full time for my hubby this summer. 

He helps with mowing and trimming at their properties and rentals. (my hubby is a real estate developer and owns a lot of the senior and subsidized properties in our town, as well as a real estate company and window business). My Hubby is the "brains" behind the operations and handles the paperwork and is CFO. There is another partner that many handles the window business and my BIL is a partner and handles the work crews and the rental properties and buys run down homes in our area and fixes them up. My son has primarily been working crews with him to help clean out rental buildings and related jobs too. 






AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:

I see the clouds rolling in. I hope to get Ruby out for a walk before the weather really starts up.







AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:


I did quite a bit over the weekend and also several jobs today so overall pretty tidy. I still have my scrapbook project taking over the dining room table though ;) 








ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:

A lot of the usuals - errands, a few groceries, visit MIL, I have brought several meals for my FIL lately too. I will continue to work on my scrapbook project this week and hope to get it done by next week. Ruby gets a haircut this week. Annie has soccer practices and big tourney coming up this weekend. Daily devotional and exercise time and basic things around the house. 









CURRENTLY READING:


I'm interested to dive into some books by Susan Mallory my friend Carrie has recommended. I'm also intrigued by Louise Penney books after seeing info about her on the show Sunday Morning and may add her to my collection too. (haven't done this yet - but I will be more likely to do so once the scrapping project is done)







ON THE TV TODAY:


Next Food Network Star, Great British Bake Off, Big Brother, Game of Thrones starting again! Hubby and I have been watching a new series on Discovery called Harley and the Davidsons. It's really interesting because it takes place back in the early turn of the century and is like watching a fun period movie in a way. Love the clothes and homes too. 











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: leftover tacos


TUESDAY: breakfast pizza, banana bread, fruit



WEDNESDAY: Grilled teriyaki chicken, mandarin orange and spinach pasta salad, corn on the cob, melon



THURSDAY: chicken, broccoli & cheddar crescent sandwiches, chips, veggie tray with honey mustard and ranch sauces on the side for all


FRIDAY: not sure as big soccer tourney starting - out for dinner?












WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT


Etsy store albums and canvases 

Legacy box stuff  

My Grandpa's heritage album  

My Mom's album & my family album catch up 

(this is my continuing list)












NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


the mandarin orange spinach salad (+dressing) is new - I've been having fun finding new recipes on pinterest







TIP OF THE WEEK:


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We actually only have shower doors - but I wonder if it's true? 











FROM THE CAMERA:




My Hubby's new office building he had built is most of the way complete. Some touches yet though - like behind the front desk above will be their company logo lit up










The photos above were all of the front lobby area





I love that my Hubby designed everything with copper accents like the ceilings in certain areas and including the bathroom stalls he had their carpenter hand make. 






My Hubby's office with some of his crazy cookie jar collection



Love the floor to ceiling windows in his office with a view ;) 









Since Hubby had work to do at the new building Annie and I decided to go see the Minions movie yesterday. We had time to kill so we went to a play park close by the theater for a while. Fun date with my Girl! 




PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.