Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods: High 70's, HOT and a little muggy! Bring on Summer!
Things that make me happy: Rocking my daughter in our rickety ol' rocking chair - she loves hearing the creaks and moans of the old chair, and I love holding her, breathing her in and making the memory.
Book I'm reading: Finishing up my, "Idols of the Heart" bible study book today!

What I'm enjoying on TV: Well, nothing really... Ava enjoys Super Why in the AM, and I guess I watch that with her. It is educational, tho annoying that they change the nursery rhyme.
On the menu for dinner: Cheesy, Chicken enchiladas :)

On my To Do List: Laundry day! And, hopefully picking up a roller to finishing painting the front porch.

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon: Delish Parmesan Pork Chops and broccoli with almonds were both on the menu last week - YUM!

In the craft basket: Looking for some new material for the $15 piano bench I found last week @ Sal Army.

Looking forward to this week: Jewelry Party tomorrow night, Zoo on Weds morning with moms playgroup (ava's 1st trip!), Discipling Hunter on Weds. night, Baby shower Thursday for a friend and then a FREE Phil Whickham concert Friday! Followed by a teens open house Sat. So, VERY exciting week ahead for us!

Tips and Tricks: Want your linens to smell fresh EVERY time you change them? I keep a Renuzit air freshener in my closet (the solid cone shaped kind) - and every time we take a towel or change of sheets out it smells fresh and beautiful! This month the scent is tropical something... perfect for summer! They last up to 2 1/2 months sometimes!
My favorite blog post this week: Oh man, Today's Housewife hit home with me today! Sandra shared the importance of "Organic Mentoring" and the role of the biblical "older women". Good read!
Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers): Ok, as was mentioned a few days ago... check out if you are at all into repurposing, decorating ,refurnishing, anything home decor making type stuff. You may spend more time there then you want, though!

No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):

Lesson learned the past few days: My daughter picks up so much of her personality, likes, dislikes and behavior based on what she sees at home. If she sees a grumpy, short tempered, unhappy mommy...she displays that in public. If she sees a mommy being patient, loving and teaching her things... she displays that.

On my mind:...I need another cup of coffee.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Right now I'm working my way through a REALLY cool devo book - Espresso with Esther, by Sandra Glahn. It's a neat read/study through the short 10 chapter book with a ton of historical facts, "did you knows?", etc. Check it out! It's a great personal devo study. Here's the cover... see, cool, huh?


Jen said...

I'm going to check out that devo book. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

hey happy monday to you.
ooh can you send me the recipe for those cheesy chicken Ench's. they sound so good. my stomach is rumbling just thinking about how good it sounds.

Cherees said...

Wow you have a very busy week. I hope that it is a lot of fun! Hope Ava has a great first trip to the zoo!

Sandra said...

Sounds like a busy week ahead :)

I enjoyed reading your post.


Sandi said...

Hey, thanks for the kind words about Espresso with Esther. Enjoy!