Monday, August 10, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday

I'm late getting this up today. Why? Because this.

That's right, I'm officially the Mama of a 4th grader. And I'm officially OLD. Moving on, it's really hard to think about posting this, when I'm teaching, running interference with a black cat (Sphinx) absolutely everywhere and doing about fifty other things. Whew.

That said, here.we.go!!!

The Weather in my neck of the woods: It rained. A lot. And we almost got caught in it. Holy moly. It's supposed to be a warm and rainy week.

Things that make me happy: Trading fresh veggies with friends and neighbors, the fact that my little girl has an awesome, unselfish, giving spirit.

Menu for the week:  So, last week's plan went great until Wednesday or so when life intervened and the plan unraveled completely.
So, here's an updated plan for this week:
Monday: Steakhouse soup
Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner
Wednesday: Chicken Noodle Soup
Thursday: Stir fry
Friday: Chicken Enchiladas
Saturday: Zuppa Toscana
Sunday: Chicken and Veggie Pasta

Looking around the house:  It is very clearly a school zone.

To-do list: Head to the garden and get some swiss chard.
                   Go see hubby at work for a few minutes
                  Finish up some headbands (yes, THOSE headbands) for a baby girl

New Recipe I Tried Last Week:  Not so much a recipe, but those salad bowls (exactly what they sound like, layered taco salad in a bowl) were awesome.

Recipe I want to try soon: I was given some spaghetti squash today...can you believe I've never made spaghetti squash? Any tips and tricks would be appreciated.

In the craft basket: Headbands, but those are leaving said basket today. I SWEAR.

Looking forward to: The rest of this school year. A farm tour we are going on in a few weeks. FALL!

Blog hopping: The Pleated Poppy . She makes me want to dress up all cute!!!

Favorite Photo: 
I hit some yard sales with a friend this weekend and found an awesome doll house for Ella, super cheap. Love getting a good deal and love seeing her happy!!!

Lesson Learned:  Sticking by your values is super important, and sometimes it's best not to argue and get dragged into other people's drama. Not my circus, not my monkeys.

On my prayer list: My friend Tessa, whose uncle is dying.
                                My parents, as always.
                                This school year. 

Devotionals, Key Verses, Scriptures: 


  1. Garage sale treasures are the best!
    Trading veggies with neighbors sounds amazing... and smart!
    What a gift it is that your daughter is unselfish at a young age.
    Awesome verse - very inspiring!

  2. Love garage sale finds. Sounds like a full but fun week!

    Renee' My HHM post

  3. I loved the 4th grade year with both my boys--it is a great one! Spaghetti squash is great :) My best tip is to microwave it for about 10 minutes before slicing it to bake. It will be hot but MUCH easier to slice. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. Your menu sounds so yummy! I wish I had neighbors to trade fresh goodies with too. What a wonderful thing! ;)
    Can't believe you're back to school already!! It's coming so fast here now too. Where did this summer go??
    Your photo brings back memories of my Mom finding me a barbie dream house at a sale when I was young and I thought it was the coolest thing ever and that I had the best mom in the whole world (which I do - Lol). Thanks for sharing.
    Happy week ahead!! xoxo