Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Its 90 degrees and it's going to be another scorcher here today. I really wish we would get some rain as some of my garden is starting to wilt and I don’t like to water if I don’t have to.


One of my simple pleasures:
Sitting at the kitchen table reading the 3rd book of The Daughter’s of Lancaster County Series with a glass of iced tea, and a snack.


On my bedside table:
Tissue, lotion, candle, lamp, a glass bowl that holds chapstick and hair ties. An Upcycled candy sprinkles contained that now contains chocolate and a fabric placemat.


On my TV:
Nothing


On the menu for tonight:
Grilled Salmon, Green Rice, and Steamed Yellow Squash


On my To Do List:
Along with my normal daily cleaning I am working on organize my little office because everything is looking a little out of place and I want it to be clean and useable.

I also need to start reading Fearless by Max Lucado since I am reviewing it for the Thomas Nelson Publishing Company. Look for my review on September 8th.


New Recipe I tried last week:
I made Bacon Rosemary Mashed Potatoes and everyone loved it but thought it needed more bacon.


In the craft basket:
I am working on a Mary Engelbreit embroidery project called “Sentiments in Suede” from her book “Wrap It Up Gifts to Make Wrap and Give”. I started the project last summer for a Christmas Ornament gift exchange. I completed the one for the gift exchange but I have not finished the others that I had wanted to make. I am making a total of 7. I modified the direction to make an ornament out of felt.


Looking forward to:
I look forward to my husband coming home from work at the end of each day.


Homemaking Tip for this week:
Do at least one to two loads of laundry each day. Fold or hang the laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer. It saves you from having piles of unfolded laundry and basket everywhere and not remembering if clothes are already clean or not. It makes your bedroom look nicer to not have piles of cloths.


Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
I love looking at other people’s books especially homemaking books so my favorite this week is Pantry Talk: Encouragement for the homemaking library


Favorite photo from last week:
My new Coffee Service



Lesson learned the past few days:
Summer is never long enough to get all the projects done before the school year starts.


On my Prayer List:
My husband and children
My family


Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations. Isaiah 61:11


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