Monday, June 24

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather:::

On my reading pile::: Haven't been reading!

On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Summer vegetable quinoa
Tuesday - Mediterranean orzo
Wednesday - Chicken & Steak fajitas
Thursday - Eating at church
Friday - Eating at church
Saturday - Mexican Lasagna
Sunday -

Today's To Do list:::
  • Grocery store 
  • Bank
  • Laundry

My "project" of the week Month::: The month of June is suppose to be organizing Cora's room. But I haven't gotten much done. Maybe this week w my niece here I can work in there!

What I plan to cook for my freezer::: Mini muffins

Looking around the house::: Thunder storms are making the house really dark. Evie is still sleeping at 8:45. I never know what that lil baby is going to do. Yesterday she was up at 6!

Highlight of the past weekend::: My kick off Pampered Chef party!! An Ice cream social w/ friends. If you are ever in need of some Pampered Chef I can be your lady :) 

Looking forward to this week::: VBS at my church!

Bible verse, Devotional::: "Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble." Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

From the camera::: These girls had another lemonade stand this year. It was hot but they were determined to raise money for a special friend. So sweet!

Monday, June 17

Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Monday! I am back from Indiana (the reason I didn't post at all last week). My week was spent helping my mom, playing w nieces & nephews, losing sleep & visiting w friends & family. Always a good time. I brought back my 2 oldest nieces. They are helping me w the girls & pretty much anything I ask of them :) So nice!

The weather::: Yippie, looks perfect!

On my reading pile::: Nothing really-Out of the reading habit!

On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Lamb sausage, Goat cheese & spinach pizza on the grill
Tuesday - Grilled Pork burgers & zucchini "fries"
Wednesday - Oriental Chicken Salad
Thursday - Super Nachoes
Friday - Not sure bc this is the night of my Pampered Chef party
Saturday -
Sunday -

Today's To Do list:::
  • Laundry
  • Plant tomatoes
  • Return a movie & pick up a Rx
  • Play in the sprinkler w these girls!
My "project" of the week Month::: Cora's room! I have a toy chest I need to set up. Hopefully, that will help organize her toys somewhat!

What I plan to cook for my freezer::: Cookie dough!

Looking around the house::: Cartoons are on as Mae dances around in between bites of her cereal- Evie is on the floor happy as can be bc her older cousin is keeping her occupied- the oldest cousin is sound asleep on the living room floor. Ha, to be 131

Highlight of the past weekend::: Going to the zoo w Ken to celebrate Father's day!

Looking forward to this week::: My Pampered Chef kick-off party!!! Woohoo!

Bible verse, Devotional:::

From the camera::: At the zoo on Sunday! Cora had so much fun w her daddy!

Friday, June 7

250th blog post Winner=

Thanks for the feed back about my blog. You all said recipes are your favorite aspect of my blog. Hmmm, I better get working on a few new ones to share! I used to pick the winner! Here it is:

Congrats Jen Ilic- your $5 gift card to Starbucks will be on its way soon! :)
PS- Jen Dillabaugh, I'm pretty sure that is at least the 2nd time you've been #2. Sorry about that. But I'm in the works for some BIG giveaways soon. I bet you'll win one of those :)

Tuesday, June 4

!!!Give Away!!!

This is my 250th blog post! I have enjoyed using this outlet to share my daily life with you over the past few years. It has been awhile since I've hosted a give away so I thought 250 posts was the perfect reason!

1. Comment HERE, on this post, what your favorite topic is that I blog about.
    Examples: recipes, updates on my girls, Pinterest inspirations, 30 by 30 etc. (Please be sure your first & last name appear!!! I know several Megans, Jens etc.)
2. The most recent give away winner, Aubrey Deyoung can't win again. Sorry! But feel free to comment :)
3. I will use to pick the winner on Friday June 7th at 9:00am.
4. Prize is a $5 gift card to Starbucks- in hopes that you'll grab an iced green tea latte & read my blog ;)

Monday, June 3

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather::: Nice & cool w/ some more rain!


On my reading pile::: 1 John

On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Chicken enchiladas {from the freezer bc I have a meeting this evening}
Tuesday - Spaghetti
Wednesday - Thai Pork
Thursday - Coconut Curry Lamb
Friday - Chicken toastadas
Saturday - Shish Kabobs
Sunday - Homemade pizza

Today's To Do list::: My 9:00 meeting got canceled- hoping to get more done than I thought :)
  • Laundry
  • Make birthday treats for a friend
  • Mop
  • Make a few phone calls
  • Pay bills- yuck!

My "project" of the week Month::: In June I'll be working on Cora's room. I need to repaint a toy box, organize her closet & craft area & pack up some toys to swap out later.

What I plan to cook for my freezer::: A few meals {haven't decided what} for Ken when I leave him for a week long trip to IN

Highlight of the past weekend::: The few moments when it DIDN'T rain. We have had so much rain.- at least some everyday. I still haven't planted my garden bc it's just muck! Hopefully this week!

Looking forward to this week::: Tuesday starts our Mom's Life summer bible study. I love this low key study that meets at a park for a few weeks!

Bible verse, Devotional:::From Proverbs 31 daily devotional this morning-
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
Do you want to be one who loves the least and the lost? What fruit of the Spirit do you want to be known for ... the girl with joy even in the struggles? The faithful friend who was loyal no matter what the cost?

From the camera:::

Sunday, June 2

2 on 2~June

So Miss Cora Mae has a nail bitting problem! Any advice on how to break her of this would be appreciated. Although, she has been bitting them for awhile so it may be hard to break. The big problem is she does it as she is falling asleep so I can't offer words of encouragement not to :/ Other than that she is healthy as we can almost see her growing in front of our eyes!
She has been helping me in the yard {So precious} her loving, kind heart is a lesson to me!

Miss Evie is 4.5 months! At her last doctor appointment she weighed 12lbs 9oz. Actually, smaller than Cora at the same age! I am trying to get her on a better sleep schedule. Oh, but it is so hard especially since I am not one to let her "cry it out". I just can't! I just can't do it. I can't handle it! We'll get there I'm certain. She is rolling over all the time now, enjoys her tummy & is starting to scoot herself around!!!!


Saturday, June 1

Pinterest Projects- Banana "Ice Cream"

I pinned this banana "ice cream" a few months ago but just got around to trying it. It was excellent!
Here's what I did:
3 ripe bananas, frozen about 2-4 hours
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
I thought my new blender would be able to puree the frozen bananas but it couldn't so I transferred it to my mini food processor & it worked great. Once bananas were a smooth texture I added peanut butter & pulsed a few more times.
Cora went bananas over it ;) And Ken raved about it too. It will be the perfect "dessert" for me & Cora this summer. Enjoy!