Monday, August 5, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - August 5, 2019

Greetings, Dear Ladies! And Happy Monday! 💗 How was your week and weekend? 

Our week was full and our weekend even fuller. We celebrated a lot of birthdays and I found no time to devote to extra blogging. I don't know that this week or next will be any better, but I'm sure enjoying spending extra time with family and friends! 💗

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Granddaughter Mercy
I took this little monkey out for her birthday lunch on Wednesday. For her party that evening she wanted a castle cake AND a farm animal birthday. Her mom did an amazingly beautiful job of combining the two, seemingly unrelated, things into one fantastic birthday wish-come-true! It was great! 🐄🐏🐓🏰🐎🐐🐖

A Castle and Farm Animal Birthday Wish-Come-True
Now it's time to look ahead to another week, so let's get started, shall we?

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Sue Hooley's 2019 Daily Planner
Please join me as I link up with Sandra of Diary of a Stay At Home Mom and all the other lovely ladies that gather there on this week's Happy Homemaker Monday? 💗

Right now I am...

... Enjoying a glass of iced tea while taking a break and working on this post. I have the next to the last load of laundry in and most of my housework done.

On the breakfast plate...

... This morning I had two fried eggs on a bed of sauteed zucchini with cheese.

Eggs On A Bed of Sauteed Zucchini With Cheese
The weather...

... Hot and muggy. Right now it's 88 degrees with a heat index of 94 and it looks like more of the same with storm chances 
all week.

On my reading pile...

Haven't had much time to read this week, so am still pretty much where I was last week. Am reading Interpreting Our Heritage by Freeman Tilden, On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and The 'I Can Do This' Diet by Dr. Don Colbert.

On the menu this week...

Monday - Turkey burgers and oven fries
Tuesday - Stuffed shells, Italian sausage, green beans, and homemade French bread
Wednesday - Roasted chicken breasts, baked potatoes and corn on the cob
Thursday - Breakfast for supper (French toast or bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits)
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and salad 🐟
Saturday - Dh's night to cook
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - HHM post, plan the week ahead, home blessing, laundry
- Tuesday - Clean out the fridge, do a food inventory, refill the bird feeders, enjoy a long-overdue visit with my friend, Hannah
- Wednesday - Clear another tote or two out of the carport, celebrate our oldest son's birthday
- Thursday - Take granddaughter, Ruth, out for a belated birthday lunch (her birthday was Sunday)
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church; work in the afternoon

In the craft basket...

... just continuing to keep up with the temperature afghan.

Temperature Afghan Thru August 3rd
Looking forward to this week...

... visiting my friend, Hannah, who I don't think I've seen years...(is that even possible???)...and celebrating more birthdays! (August is a BIG birthday month in our family!!!) 💗🎉

Something I enjoyed watching this week...

This isn't the best photo because it's taken through two window glasses and a screen, but I greatly enjoyed watching this fledgling cardinal being fed seed from the feeder just outside my office window by it's mother ...

Fledgling Cardinal Being Fed Seed By Its Mother
From the camera...

Butterfly On Mint
Bee On Sunflower
Sunflowers Outside Our Backdoor
Blue Sage
Scripture passage...

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

Until Next Time...

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  1. That castle/farm animal cake is amazing! I always enjoy your nature photos so much. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, Jean! Our youngest son gave me a new camera for my birthday. I can't wait to get out to the park and really try it out! Hope you're having a wonderful week, too! Blessings! <3

  2. Beautiful photos. Cute cake too. Have a fun week.

  3. That castle cake is gorgeous!! Almost to pretty to eat! Love the afghan...its so fun to see them progress isn't it?? Love your sunflower pics! I am looking at that 2020 planner! Have a great week!

    1. Yes, it is, Jodi! There have been times that I wasn't sure that I was going to like the color combinations, but as the afghan progresses, I think it's turning out quite lovely! As for the 2020 planner, if you decide to go with it, I think you'll be quite pleased. I've used Sue Hooly's Daily Planners for years now and I absolutely love them! Blessings for a great week, my friend! <3

  4. Getting a fresh new planner is one of my favorite things! :) Add in a new pack of nice colorful pens... perfect!

    1. You bet, Evie! A fresh planner and colorful pens! Such a simple thing, but such a boost to the spirit! Blessings for a beautiful week! <3

  5. Wow the castle cake and farm animal is perfect, what a wonderful way to combine both into one. Love your photos.

    Have a blessed week.

    1. Thanks, Sandra! Blessings for a beautiful week! <3

  6. Lovely pictures. Your menu sounds great.
    Have a great week

  7. Your temperature afghan is so fun! I always wanted to do one of those sky scarves, but I think I like your temperature idea even better. :)

    1. Thanks, Dianna! It's been a really fun project and I'm sure that it's one that I will repeat! Blessings and thanks for stopping in! <3

  8. Oh my that cake for Mercy's birthday is absolutely amazing! And I LOVE all your pictures. Keeping busy is a blessing. I hope you had a GREAT week.


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