Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 23, 2018

Today I'm joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
and all the sweet ladies of 
Happy Homemaking Monday!
Greetings, Sweet Ladies!  Happy Monday! 💗 

My daughter-in-law and I met for breakfast at Mary's Flower Cart Cafe this morning at 8:00 and ended up visiting there until almost lunch time! 😲 So, as you can see...I'm running a bit late with today's post.

I trust that you had a great week last week and that this week is off to an amazing start! Let's get started...shall we? 😊

Right now I am...

Finishing lunch, washing the bedding, picking things up and putting them away as I work on other things, and working on getting this post out. 

On the breakfast plate...

Like I said...breakfast at Miss Mary's...bacon, eggs, a biscuit, and gravy...and it was soooo good! ( was my daughter-in-law's turn to that made it twice as yummy!) 😉

The weather...

Is gorgeous!!! Right now it's 70 degrees and the sun is shining. Yesterday we had rain, and that was the first Sunday in five weeks that we didn't get snow. There's no guarantee, of course, but, by the looks of the 10-day forecast, I think we've finally seen the last of winter here in southwest Missouri. 😌

On my reading pile...

In addition to daily Scripture reading, I'm reading Create the World You Want to See
by Kenneth W. Hagin and The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright.
On the menu this week...

Monday - oven-roasted chicken breasts with sauteed onions, peppers, and mushrooms
Tuesday - broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and sauteed zucchini
Wednesday - turkey cutlets with Parmesan crust, baked potatoes, and frozen peas and carrots
Thursday - bison burgers and oven fries
Friday - broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and brussel sprouts
Saturday - homemade pizza (from the freezer)
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Meet dil for breakfast, plan the week ahead, do my weekly "home blessing", laundry, wash bedding
- Tuesday - Go play in the sunshine
- Wednesday -  Go on a "hereptin date" with my friend, Laura (this is code for "a chemo treatment and lunch")
- Thursday - Collect violets and dandelions from the back yard and turn them into jelly; work up a couple more feed sack shopping bags
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church; work

In the craft basket...

Feed sack shopping bags and working on some jewelry ideas

Feed Sacks Cut and Ready to Turn Into Shopping Bags

Looking forward to this week...

Getting out into nature and doing some hiking.

From the camera...

Cherry Blossoms
Scripture passage...

Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed and beautiful week ahead!

Until Next Time...

Recent posts that you might enjoy reading...

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 16, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 9, 2018


  1. recipe for the dandylion jelly and other ideas for dandylions please i have a yard full

  2. Sounds like a great idea for a future post, Rochelle! Will be sharing ideas with you soon! Thanks for the idea! Blessings! <3

  3. Oh my goodness, the shopping bags are amazing. If you have a business link, please post it!!!

    1. I used to have an Etsy shop, Joanna, but, to be honest, it's been so long since I've messed with it that I'm not sure that I'm still active. I will check it out and let you know. Thanks for your interest in the shopping bags! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

    2. Joanna, I've been working on it all day and have my Etsy shop up and running again. I've posted the link at the top of my page. Thanks for inspiring me to get it done! :)

  4. violets and dandelions into jelly? awesome! Love reading the blogs -always learning new things.

    Have a great week.

    1. Yes! And I'm so excited about it! I actually found time yesterday to pick violets and turned them into jelly last night and it is sooo good! I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I will post the recipe and pictures soon. Have a blessed week! <3

  5. Wait, you can make jelly out of dandelions and violets? I think my backyard is calling me and a new post is calling you ;) Beautiful cherry blossom picture! Hope you have an amazing week ahead!

    1. Why, yes, Jean! Yes you can! And I did...last night! Not the dandelions, but the violets...and the jelly turned out very well. I couldn't be more pleased with the results! I will be posting the recipe and pictures soon. Blessings, my friend! Have a great rest of the week! <3


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