Happy Homemaker Monday (Vol. 7)



On the weather front:
The weather has been slowly changing to fall. The mornings are cool & crisp, but the afternoons still tease with heat. The weather change has brought on a serious hot chocolate craving...including extra whip cream. When I ordered one yesterday, the above picture is what the waitress brought out. It was lovely. 

On my bedside table:
Glass of Water

Vitamins
Books

On my TV:

Walker Texas Ranger
Frazier 
I Love Lucy (I love watching re-runs...)

Favorite Youtube Video last week:
Hmmm...I don't think I've watched anything recently. However, I'm a sucker for homemaking videos, especially anything to do with organization. :)

News story that caught my attention:
Local stories of petty thefts, violence and car hijacks. I just don't understand people. This world is NOT my home. I have to remind myself of that.


On the menu for this week:

Monday: Homemade Chili

Tuesday: Sub Sandwiches 
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Brocolli, Chicken & Rice Casserole (one of Josh's favorites!)
Friday: Out to Eat

New Recipe I tried or want to try:
I am looking for a really good pumpkin bread recipe. I tried one last week that turned out horrible! If you know of a good one, feel free to send it my way. :)

On my To Do List:

Speed Clean

Laundry
Sweep/Swiffer
Dust
Vaccuum
Bathrooms (5 minute wipe down)
Put Laundry Away
 
In the craft basket:
Finish Evie's Baby Book

Looking forward to:
A shopping trip to finalize big items we need for baby girl (Crib matress, baby bath, etc.)

What I plan on doing for myself this week:

I would like to give myself a facial, manicure, and pedicure. Been feeling a bit "blah". Those things usually help me feel a bit better about myself. ;)


Lesson learned the past few days:
True friends are few and precious. I'm very thankful for mine.

11 comments:

  1. Wow! That is some serious hot chocolate, girl! Have an awesome week!

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  2. I'm not sure about the bread, but Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are excellent! Loving your lists.

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  3. That looks so good :) And I hear you on this world, people are just losing all sense of right and wrong, it's scary.

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  4. What a great cup of hot chocolate! You are so right about how true friends are precious. Have a wonderful week!

    Renee’
    My HHM post

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  5. Now that is some serious hot chocolate! Yum!!
    I have a great "harvest loaf" recipe I'll be making on my blog in the near future. It's SO good & has pumpkin & chocolate chips in it & a glaze on top. ;)
    I keep praying for this world of ours. And there are more of us that refuse to let this be our world & I fin comfort in that. Blessings.
    Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

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  6. I'm partial to a pumpkin bread recipe that my mom always made for us growing up (it may be on my blog somewhere if you search the tag recipes?) but a new favorite of mine is from Averie Cooks: (http://www.averiecooks.com/2013/04/cinnamon-and-spice-sweet-potato-bread.htm) It's actually sweet potato bread but I've substituted with pumpkin before and it's amazing. If you like your bread flavorful, moist and with a lot of spices, you will love this!

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  7. Totally have a perfect pumpkin bread recipe...gotta track it down!

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  8. We are thankful for you, too. That hot chocolate looks delicious!

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  9. We are thankful for you, too. That hot chocolate looks delicious!

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  10. We are thankful for you, too. That hot chocolate looks delicious!

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