Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday 03/10/2014

Good morning all! :) Happy to see everyone this morning! We made it past day one of Daylight Savings Time! lol    Every time we have to change our clocks forward an hour I usually have a lot of trouble with it, but surprisingly I did quite well yesterday. It was a smooth easy adjustment. We ended up going to bed an hour sooner (even though we didn't want to), and so waking up wasn't as hard knowing otherwise we would have lost an hour of sleep. And yesterday sped by extremely quickly. Today though I feel everything is back to normal and I do admit I like it staying daylight longer. The sunset seems to stick around longer too which is also beautiful. Anyway I'm going to get started on the Happy Homemaker Monday post now. If you want to join in head on over to Sandra's blog at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and link up with us all :)

Image Credit: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

As I look outside my window
It's a tad gloomy right now, but we aren't expecting rain so it's just cloudy. Hopefully the sun will show it's full beautiful self today. We are expected to get into the low 60s today which is awesome! But I did hear that there could be more snow on the way! No matter how often spring tries emerge, winter is always trying to push it back down. So I'll enjoy the nice weather while we have it.

Right now I am
Sitting at the kitchen table. I just finished a bowl of cereal. I've always been kind of a big kid when it comes to cereal and still enjoy the occasional bowl of fruit loops, pops, or cinnamon toast crunch. Usually now though I follow with a hot cup of coffee or tea. LOL

Thinking and pondering
About how grateful to God I am for all my blessings in my children and family. Truly they are the best blessings. The other day I had a private conversation with God. I had some stuff sitting heavily on my shoulders and I hadn't realized how long I had been carrying that weight around. I prayed and spoke to God and then I received good news and realized it was God that granted it. I am so thankful and I had been feeling so lost. I broke down in happy tears and thanked Him so much and I could feel all the weight just lift right away. It was amazing truly.

On my bedside table
All The Sweet Tomorrows by: Bertrice Small (it's in the Skye O'Malley series and a fantastic historical book filled with tons of adventure) 
My Bible 

On my TV tonight
I'll just put a few shows that I'll be watching this week. Usually we are never sure how our TV time will go. It all depends on the day.
This week:
  • Bones
  • Lizard Lick with the hubby
  • Mysteries at the Museum
  • Ramsey's Kitchen
  • Undercover Boss
  • Extreme Couponers
  • Extreme Cheapskates
  • House Hunters
  • Impractical Jokers

Listening to
My son watching Power Rangers in the living room. He loves that show. :)

On the menu for this week
Monday- Cheesey Meatless Spaghetti, Buttered Garlic Bread
Tuesday- Chili Cheese Dogs, Sweet Potato Fries
Wednesday- Salisbury Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Baby Carrots
Thursday- Pot Roast, Rolls
Friday- Southern Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans
Saturday- Potato Bacon Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Sunday- Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Rolls

On my to do list
  • Laundry
  • Mopping kitchen and bathrooms
  • Vacuuming rest of the house
  • Ironing
  • Clipping Coupons and making shopping lists

Happening this week
Kids have karate
Coupon shopping (something new I've really gotten in to)

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting, or creating
Actually I'm creating a coupon folder. I got into couponing after watching Extreme Couponers on TLC but I know that I have no need to be that extreme. However our first coupon shopping trip was last week and thanks to coupons we scored some fantastic deals and saved quite an amount of money. I was so excited about it, we had some new unexpected bills pop up we are trying to get paid off and every bit saved helps us right now. My two growing boys are like garbage disposals when it comes to food despite their young age. They have quite the appetite and still stay skinny as rails. LOL What I wouldn't give for that. But this week with coupons we ended up getting all we wanted PLUS more and even got to stock up on a few items and STILL managed to stay under budget! But it was really unorganized and took forever in the store because all my coupons kept getting mixed up so we were constantly having to stop and go through them time and again. So I'm getting them organized.

My simple pleasure
Listening to my children's laughter and seeing their sweet smiles. It warms my heart and just fills me with joy.

Lesson learned the past week
Something I'm constantly learning and shouldn't even forget: Always TRUST in God and have unwavering FAITH in Him because with Him nothing is impossible.

Looking around the house
The kids were playing in the living room before school and it looks like a bomb hit it. As soon as I'm done with this post I'm cleaning it all up and putting it back to rights. LOL
My youngest is playing cars and watching Power Rangers.
Other than that all is quiet and clean.

From the camera
Nothing this week, I know I said I would and now I have a camera so there really is no excuse other than I got caught up in everything else and didn't get any pictures taken.

Prayer list
Friends and family who all have some things going on in their lives right now. 
Our family as we are just starting to begin to have to get used to my hubby's new hectic work schedule. It doesn't include any days off except one a week which will be hard on all of us. He works far away and his commute is lengthy so that doesn't help matters at all either.

Bible Verse/Devotional
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6


  1. We LOVE Impractical Jokers, it is hilarious lol

    It's been crazy weather around here, lots and lots of rain but now it's cold and I don't know...I'm ready for spring :)

    Hope you have a great week, and I'm so glad to hear that the weight you were carrying has been lifted off, that is wonderful :)

  2. Seems like we watch some of the same shows and I too love Impractical Jokers. It makes me laugh hysterically. And that daylight savings time ... AAAHHH ... it really hit me hard losing that one hour. Hope you have a great week.


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