Monday, October 26, 2020

Master List and Menu Planning Monday - October 26, 2020

Good morning, Everyone!

It's the last Monday of October and, suddenly, the holiday season is upon us! Can you believe it???? Where in the world has 2020 gone???? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ 

Not that I won't be glad when it's over, mind you. We praise God for His mercy, grace, and many blessings, but in some ways 2020 will certainly be remembered as the worst year ever. Despite how things look right now, though, I pray that 2021 brings healing to our nation and that, before we know it, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past.


New Wall Hanging For Our Bedroom

So how was your week and weekend? Our week here was non-stop.

Lamar City Park - Lamar, Missouri

Lamar City Park - Lamar, Missouri

Some of the highlights include the bison auction at work, going shopping with my husband on Friday (which included a walk in the park), and watching the presidential debate and pre-election coverage on America Stands

Bison Auction @ Prairie State Park on Tuesday

Now, here it is, Monday morning and it's almost time to leave for work. It's raining to beat the band, which we desperately need, but it's snowing to the north of us and we're supposed to be in the freezing rain, sleet, and snow before the day is over. On the 26th of October? Really? Wow! That's super early for us! What's the weather like where you're at?

I do hope you have a blessed day and a great week ahead! I'll be with you again as soon as possible! Let's get started on this week's post...shall we? ๐Ÿงก

My Mums

This week's master to-do list...

- work 
- complete my weekly "home blessing" ๐Ÿก 
- do laundry ๐Ÿ‘š
- take a family member grocery shopping ๐Ÿ›’
- host a WLMO movie night (four-part series on the Reformation) ๐ŸŽฅ 
- watch pre-election coverage on America Stands ๐Ÿ’“☆๐Ÿ’™
- carve a pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ
- pass out tracts and candy to trick-or-treaters ๐Ÿฌ
- mark a few things off my autumn bucket list ๐Ÿ
- plan 30-days worth of November meal plans ๐Ÿ“…
- turn the clocks back Saturday night ⏰
- walk daily ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ


Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 1st

This week's menus...

Monday - Crock o' Bean soup and sandwiches ๐Ÿฅฃ
Tuesday - Turkey burgers and oven fries ๐Ÿ”
Wednesday - Oven-roasted chicken breasts with baked potatoes, brussel sprouts, and oven-roasted carrots ๐Ÿ”
Thursday - Chili and cornbread ๐Ÿฅ˜
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and steamed broccoli ๐ŸŸ 
Saturday - Dh's night to cook (chef's choice) 
Sunday - Leftovers

Well, Ladies, that's it for this time! I pray that all is well with you and yours and that you have a blessed week ahead!

Until next time...
~Rebecca
 

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Monday, October 19, 2020

A Second Chance

Sadly, I have been unable to make contact with the winner of the 2021planner that was selected on Friday. 



The rules of the contest give the winner 48 hours to make contact; it has now been over 72. I have messaged and emailed but have had no response.

So...for the rest of the entrants...that means a second chance!

Amanda Coonce, you are the second-chance winner of the Homemaker's Friend 2021 Daily Planner

Congratulations, Amanda!!!! I hope that you enjoy this beautiful daily planner designed by Sue Hooley of Homemaker's Depot.   ๐Ÿ’—


Thank you to all who have entered this drawing! Random Result Generator was used to determine today's winner.

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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Master List and Menu Planning Monday - October 19, 2020

Master List and Menu Planning Monday - October 19, 2020

Good morning, Everyone!

I trust that your week and weekend were good and that your Monday is off to a great start! 

Our weekend here was GREAT! We enjoyed a fun weekend getaway to a nearby lake.


Stockton Lake
Located @ Stockton, MO

We, along with our daughter, son-in-law, and their children, rented a lovely cabin on Stockton Lake and were joined by our son-in-law's parents, who happen to be dear friends that we have known for over thirty years.



The weather was perfect and we jammed a lot of fun into just a few short days!



Fishing


Hiking and Getting Out Into Nature


Geocaching


Just Relaxing By The Fire

Since it's Monday, and I'm headed for work soon, I will share a few more photos, then, move right on into today's post.



A Leaf in Water


At The Marina
(With Food In Hand...Ready To Feed The Fish)

From The Balcony

Have a blessed day and a great week ahead! I'll be with you again soon! ๐Ÿงก


This week's master to-do list

- work (including the bison auction on Wednesday)
- focus on the home-front as much as possible
- complete my weekly "home blessing" ๐Ÿก 
- do laundry ๐Ÿ‘š
- mark a few things off my autumn bucket list
- walk daily ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ


This Week's Menus...

Monday - Breakfast for supper ๐Ÿฅ“
Tuesday - Broiled salmon, baked potatoes, and brussel sprouts ๐ŸŸ
Wednesday - Italian sausage stuffed peppers served over pasta with homemade French bread ๐Ÿฅ–
Thursday - Ham, beans, and cornbread ๐Ÿ–
Friday - Soup, stew, or chili (not sure which one or what kind yet) and bread or crackers ๐Ÿฅ˜
Saturday - Dh's night to cook (chef's choice) 
Sunday - Leftovers

Well, Ladies, that's it for today! I pray that all is well with you and yours and that you have a blessed week ahead!

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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Friday, October 16, 2020

And The Winner Is...

The winner of the Homemaker's Friend 2021 Daily Planner is...

MICHELLE of Leading A Quiet Life


Congratulations, Michelle!!!! I hope that you enjoy this beautiful daily planner designed by Sue Hooley of Homemaker's Depot. I've used them for years and have given many away as gifts. They have become my mainstay. Please contact me as soon as possible with your name and address so I can get this mailed out to you right away! Again...CONGRATULATIONS!!!  ๐Ÿ’—


Thank you to all who have entered this drawing! Random Result Generator was used to determine today's winner.

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

A Visit to Stoplight Market in Butler, MO

On Wednesday of last week, my friend, Carla, and I took a day trip north to do a little shopping and sightseeing. While out and about, I introduced Carla to one of my favorite places to shop...Stoplight Market in Butler, Missouri.


Stoplight Market in Butler, Missouri

 
Stoplight Market is a beautiful place that is always in season! 

Pumpkins, Mums, and Cornstalks

They carry a large variety of bulk food items, including spices, flour, oatmeal, gluten-free products, local honey, popcorn, cheese, candy, jams, jellies, and more, and, in spring, summer, and on into fall, they offer locally grown produce


Gorgeous Pumpkins in All Sizes and Shapes


Come spring and summer, 
Stoplight Market Greenhouse offers a wide variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets, trees, shrubs, and more. They grow more than 35 varieties of tomatoes and over 20 varieties of peppers! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Some of my personal favorite products at Stoplight, and ones that I shop for regularly, include spices (basil, oregano, fennel, chives, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, black pepper, and Real and pink Himalayan salt), bulk foods (rolled oats, oat bran, popcorn, cornmeal, and cocoa), and other items that are hard to find such as Mrs. Miller's 100% Whole-Wheat Noodles and Bragg's Liquid Aminos. 

Apples @ Stoplight Market

I also enjoy procuring fresh produce that's in season there when I can.

If you enjoy shopping bulk food stores, and ever make it to the Butler, Missouri area, Stoplight Market is well worth the stop. For more information, click HERE.

Until next time...

~Rebecca

P.S. - There's just a couple of days left to enter the drawing for the 2021 Homemaker's Friend Planner. Click HERE to enter today!

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Master List and Menu Monday - October 12, 2020






Monday, October 12, 2020

Master List and Menu Monday - October 12, 2020

Good morning, Everyone!

I trust that your week and weekend were good and that your Monday is off to a great start! Happy Columbus Day

Things are going well here. I just haven't had a whole lot of extra time to post lately and I miss being with you all. ๐Ÿ˜ข

My Mums

I worked on Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday was bison vet check day at the park. 

Bison In The Corral Awaiting Their Annual Vet Checks

On Wednesday my friend, Carla, and I went north to shop the Amish and Mennonite stores. While there we explored the area and enjoyed a day of fun. In Butler we visited the thrift store, the herb shop, and Stoplight Market. We hiked a short trail at Battle of Island Mound and visited the city lake.


Butler, MO

Persimmon Grove on Courage Trail

Carla and I @ Butler City Lake

We had lunch at Swope's in Rich Hill before heading out to the Amish store. Swope's food is so good! To see a video food review that one family made click HERE!

Swope's Drive-In @ Rich Hill, MO

Wednesday evening our youngest daughter and her boyfriend joined us at our youngest son's for a bonfire and cookout. We enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, roasted marshmallows, and apple cider. ๐Ÿ


Autumn Bonfire

Thursday was spent enjoying time with Amanda and Aaron. John and I took them out to the park and gave them a corral tour. Then, we met at Patrick and Amber's where Amanda set up shop and did all us girls' nails using the new dip powder kit she got and, I have to say, she did a great job! ๐Ÿ’…

Granddaughter Mercy's Nails
(Last Time They Were Done)

Friday was spent just trying to catch up with myself and stuff around here, I worked Saturday, relaxed as much as possible on Sunday, and, now, here it is Monday morning and it's off to work I go again! 

Have a blessed day and a great week ahead! I'll be with you again soon! ๐Ÿงก


This week's master to-do list

- work
- complete my weekly "home blessing" ๐Ÿก 
- celebrate grandson's, son-in-law's, and BFFF's birthdays ๐ŸŽ‚
- do laundry ๐Ÿ‘š
- bake bread ๐Ÿž
- enjoy a mini vacation ๐Ÿš—
- do a little geocaching ๐Ÿงญ
- mark a few things off my autumn bucket list
- walk daily ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ


This Week's Menus...

Monday - Turkey burgers and oven fries ๐Ÿ”
Tuesday - Oven-roasted chicken breasts with baked potatoes, oven-roasted carrots, and leftover broccoli ๐Ÿ”
Wednesday - Butternut Squash Soup, salad, and homemade French bread ๐Ÿฅ–
Thursday - A Crock O' Beans (Bean Cookbook - Page 11) ๐Ÿฅฃ
Friday - Grilled burgers and dogs with chips
Saturday - Broiled salmon, baked potatoes, and green beans
Sunday - Leftovers

Well, Ladies, that's it for today! I pray that all is well with you and yours and that you have a blessed week ahead!

Until next time...
~Rebecca

P.S. - There's just a few days left to enter the drawing for the 2021 Homemaker's Friend Planner. Click HERE to enter today!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wordless Wednesday - October 7, 2020

 


Until next time...

~Rebecca


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Master List and Menu Monday - October 5, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020

Master List and Menu Monday - October 5, 2020

Good morning, Everyone!

It's the first Monday of October and I had a chipper greeting all prepared, but, since I'm not feeling so chipper this morning, I didn't post it.

I don't have a lot of time in which to share this morning, but we have been bombarded with prayer requests throughout the weekend. One friend spent the weekend at her dying sister's bedside; another lost her husband. Others that we know are sick or hospitalized; several that we know of are dealing with COVID and that, of course, includes President and Mrs. Trump

There is a whole world of hurting people out there, Ladies. Be kind, forgive, help when and where you can, and lift one another up in prayer. Time is short and everyone can do something to encourage another. What can you do today? And for whom? 


The Tallgrass Prairie in Early October

It's Monday and I'm headed to work. I will be with you again when I can. Have a blessed day! ๐Ÿงก


This week's master to-do list

- work (including helping with the bison vet checks on Tuesday)
- complete my weekly "home blessing" ๐Ÿก 
- shop the Amish and Mennonite stores with my BFFF
- do laundry ๐Ÿ‘š
- bake bread ๐Ÿž
- mark a few things off my autumn bucket list
- enjoy a visit with our youngest daughter
- enjoy a bonfire and cookout at youngest son and dil's
- walk as often as I can ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ


This Week's Menus...

Monday - Taco Soup ๐Ÿฅฃ
Tuesday - Italian sausage with sauteed peppers and oven-roasted potatoes ๐Ÿฅ”
Wednesday - Cookout at son and dil's (hot dogs, burgers, chips, marshmallows) ๐ŸŒญ
Thursday - Chili with Mexican cornbread ๐Ÿฅฃ
Friday - Broiled salmon, oven-roasted sweet potatoes or butternut squash, and steamed broccoli ๐ŸŸ
Saturday - Dh's night to cook ๐Ÿ
Sunday - Leftovers

Well, Ladies, that's it for today! I pray that all is well with you and yours and that you have a blessed week ahead!

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Praying Over President Trump and A Forewarning



Please be in prayer over President Trump, the First Lady, and their family. It breaks my heart and is shocking to see so many people wishing ill will and even death upon them after learning that they have both tested positive for COVID-19.

Pray and be forewarned! God forbid, should something like this happen to Joe Biden and his wife, or anyone else that you don't like or approve of, you better make sure which side of the fence you're really on. Like it or not, God's Word is Truth and it will stand!
I don't care who you are...Christian, non-Christian, Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Non-Conservative, Right, Left, or somewhere in the middle...what you wish upon others will come back upon your own household!
Matthew 7:2
Proverbs 26:27
Galatians 6:7
Romans 13:1 and 2

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

2021 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner Free Giveaway

I first became acquainted with Sue Hooley's Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner when my husband bought the 2015 edition for me for my birthday. After familiarizing myself with the planner, it became my closest friend. It went with me everywhere! (It still does! Only it's whatever year's planner we happen to be in at the moment!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

2021 Daily Planner: The Homemaker's Friend: Hooley, Sue: 9780878133208:  Amazon.com: Books

I have used the planners for six years now and what a blessing they have been! I not only buy a copy for myself each year, but I usually buy half-dozen extra copies to give away.

Speaking of giving copies away, I am so excited to announce that I will be giving a 2021 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner away right here on this blog!

That's right! I will be giving away a FREE copy of Sue Hooley's 2021 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner to one of my precious readers. Will it be you? 

A couple of years ago Sue graciously invited me to be an affiliate for her product. I was (and still am) very excited about that, too, because this is a product that I am familiar with, use on a daily basis, and absolutely love!

In a hurry? Don't want to wait to see if you win? To order planners for yourself or for copies to give as gifts (Christmas is just around the corner!) click HERE.
2021 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner
The giveaway will run for two weeks. It will start today (Thursday, October 1, 2020) and will run through Thursday, October 15, 2020. One winner will be selected on Friday, October 16, 2020 and the planner will be mailed to them no later than Monday, October 19, 2020. To enter for your chance to win choose any or all of the following:

- Leave a comment in the comments section below (or on Rebecca's HEARTH AND HOME's Facebook page) telling me why you would like to win a copy of Sue Hooley's 2021 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner.
- Share the link to this post on Facebook.
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- Become a public follower of Rebecca's HEARTH AND HOME on Blogspot or comment letting me know that you already are one.
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- Follow me on Twitter (jkswife).
- Write a post linking this giveaway to your own blog. (This is worth 3 entries. Please leave three separate comments.)
- Subscribe to Rebecca's HEARTH AND HOME by e-mail.

Please leave one comment in the comments section below for each entry (and if you're having trouble leaving comments on this blog please email me at [email protected]).
 

One winner will be selected by drawing on Friday, October 16, 2020. If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected and contacted. Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you. 

Until next time...
~Rebecca



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