Happy Memorial Day!



Happy Memorial Day!

I've looked forward to dressing Evie in this adorable Sailor outfit. I grew up in a deeply patriotic home, so holiday like Memorial Day were important. I'm beyond thankful for the many men & women who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy our freedoms.

May we never forget the cost.

My Favorite Books on Homemaking



So, I filmed my first ever blog. About books. Of course. ;-)

Also, it's akward to listen to your own voice. Haha.

Do you enjoy books on homemaking? I love checking out new titles. <3

Happy Homemaker Monday Vol. 3



The weather in my neck of the woods:
It's been very rainy. I feel like we need to build an ark! Ha.  

Things that make me happy: 
Dove Dark Chocolate with Almonds. 
Finding organizing products on the cheap!   

Menu for this week:
Monday: Italian Chicken
Tuesday: Sausage Fritatta
Wednesday: Maple Chicken with Sauteed Veggies
Thursday: Tacos
Friday: Out

What's on my TV today: 
Grey's :)

Looking around the house:
Front door is open, candle is lit, and for the most part, picked up. We'll see how long that lasts!

On my To Do List:

Speed Cleaning
Organizing my bathroom cabinets
Workout

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
The fritatta recipe that I want to make this week is a new recipe. :)

Looking forward to this week:
Spending some time at home getting organized, and working on a few blogging projects.

Tips and Tricks:
One of my favorite homemaking tips is to keep a bottle of anit-bacteria wipes in the bathroom. Each day, takea  minute to wipe down surfaces and the toilet. It keeps the bathroom relatively clean, and decent looking if company drops by. Not to mention, it smells much better.


My favorite blog post this week: 
I confess, I haven't caught up on my blogs this week! Probably tomorrow.

Linking Up: Happy Homemaker Monday

Front Porch Blessings


I love sprintime. I think it was God's idea to reward us with incredible beauty after such long winters. Winters here are not pretty. We don't get much snow. Just ice, and lots of cold. Winters tend to seep into mid march, and slowly fade with April. 

Our azalea bushes finally started blooming, and we purchased our yearly ferns for the front porch. I love the cool breeze that each evening brings, and honestly the pollen is worth it. Ha!

We've had fun taking Evie Grace outside to bask in the sunlight. She's starting to notice the flowers more, and she enjoys taking walks outside. Although, they do tend to put her to sleep. Nap magic? Indeed. ;)

I'm thankful for these beautiful days of spring, and sunshine, love and laughter, and oh so many memories with our little family of three.

Happy Homemaker Monday Vol. 2



The weather outside is...
Absolutely beautiful.


On the breakfast plate this morning...
Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Protein Bites + Iced Coffee with Honey & Cinnamon.

As I look outside my window...

The Sun is setting, and our flag is blowing in the wind.

Right now I am...
Blogging, and catching up with a few e-mails.


As I look around the house...

Josh is relaxing while Evie plays in her high chair .

Things That Make Me Happy...
Quiet evenings at home with Josh & Evie
Date nights with Josh
Watching my favorite shows with a giant cup of iced coffee

On today's to do list...
Laundry

Speed Clean
Pictures & Walking with Kristina
Workout
Currently reading...
A book by Melissa Tagg
On the TV today...

The Waltons 

On the menu this week...
Crock Pot Pasta

Smothered Ranch Chicken & Veggies
Lentil & Ham Soup
Ham & Cheese Quesadillas 

Linking up with Diary of A Stay at Home Wife