Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme ~ Holiday Favorites



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A little different for this week's Tuesday 4 Meme. Please copy and paste the questions to your blog and leave a comment for me to visit. As always there will only be 4 questions to answer and posted on Monday mornings at 7:00 AM EST for you.

Only necessary rule is to link back to this site, thanks. 😊

Holiday Favorites


1. Favorite Holiday Of Yours? Thanksgiving

2. Favorite Holiday Character In A Movie? Frosty

3. Favorite Holiday Dish Or Dessert To Make? sweet potatoes

4. Favorite Holiday Weather You Wish For? warm sunny days

Monday, November 18, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good morning! I had one of the best weekends in really long time! My time in Minnesota was so much fun! Spending hours in Stitchville USA looking at all of the cross stitch models, patterns, fabric and floss. So much goodness!! Then visiting Minnesota's Worlds Largest Candy Store, so much candy and other fun goodies! We then went to Mall of America, just to check it out, its been years since I have been there. We had dinner at Wahlburgers, oh so good!!

Then to Saturday...we headed to the out to Osage, Iowa to the Stitchery Nook to meet up with Holly and Anita from Shine, Sparkle and Stitch on youtube. We thought a few people were going to show up, it turned out that there was 14 of us altogether. What a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon... not only in another fun stitchy store, but the good times with some new life long stitchy friends!

And then it was time to head back home. Getting up at 2:30 am to catch a 5:50 flight was not fun. Back to reality and the work week.

Now onto this week's Happy Homemaker Monday post


I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.
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For Today... Nov 18th, 2019

The weather...Its 32°.... And the high of 43° for today. Its a little warmer this week

As I look outside my window...The snow is pretty much gone, I am hoping it stays away for a few more weeks!

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... Letting Go of Perfect by Amy E Speigel - is the one I have started out of the 3, so far its good -- I haven't picked this up in the last week, and need to get back to reading it. I am half way through it.


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... No movies this weekend

On my TV...Walking Dead, 911, The Resident, This Is Us, the Chicago series -Fire/Med/PD, New Amsterdam, Greys, A Million Little Things, Blue Bloods, The Rookie.

On the menu for this week...
Monday ~ spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread
Tuesday ~ fish, rice and corn
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ leftovers
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~ pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn and rolls

In the craft basket... working on a temperature afghan, week 46 of 52 completed


Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out
Tuesday ~ work work out
Wednesday ~ work
Thursday ~ craft day, errands, maybe Lici to groomer
Friday ~ groceries, pick up house
Saturday ~ not sure yet
Sunday ~ church, and not sure what else

Looking around the house... I am pleasantly surprised that the house is picked up. I thought for sure I would come home to a mess, as the hubs doesn't tend to pick up after himself when I am out of town.

From the camera... Will be a little pic heavy this week.

My friend Shannon and I
Dinner at Cosetta's, and the oh so yummy desserts in the bakery

The next collage pics for the candy store, Mall of America

And then the meet up at The Stitchery Nook


What I'm wearing today... a purple tshirt and black leggings


One of my simple pleasures...meeting new friends and making memories

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...

On my prayer list... For family, friends and our country

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tasty Tuesday ~ Crockpot Applesauce

Ingredients
3 pounds apples, peeled, cored and sliced (about 6 medium apples/I use Gala)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water


Instructions
Place the peeled, sliced apples into the bowl of your crockpot. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the apples and mix well. Pour the water into the crockpot and place the lid on top. Cook over high heat for four hours.

When cooking time is up, remove the lid and mix the apples using a wire whisk, stirring until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached. This applesauce tastes delicious warm!

To store, allow the applesauce to cool completely then place in a sealed container in the fridge. Enjoy!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday

Honoring all those who have served this Veterans Day... especially to this special guy...

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For Today... Nov 11th, 2019

The weather...Its 28°.... And the high of 29° for today. It is way to early for this cold, snowy weather!

No As I look outside my window... Its cold and snowy. These pics are taken at the same time, one with the night mode (that I have a hard time getting it to turn off with this new phone, and the other with no night mode...I was trying to get a pic of it snowing, no such luck


to this pic of the same tree 4 hrs later... dang snow!

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... Letting Go of Perfect by Amy E Speigel - is the one I have started out of the 3, so far its good -- I haven't picked this up in the last week, and need to get back to reading it. I am half way through it.


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... A Simple Favor

On my TV...Walking Dead, 911, The Resident, This Is Us, the Chicago series -Fire/Med/PD, New Amsterdam, Greys, A Million Little Things, Blue Bloods, The Rookie.

On the menu for this week...
Monday ~ spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread
Tuesday ~ kielbasa and mac n cheese
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ the hubs is on his own
Friday ~ the hubs is on his own
Saturday ~ the hubs is on his own
Sunday ~ not sure, I will just be getting home

In the craft basket... working on a temperature afghan, week 45 of 52 completed, finished the portrait stitch... I am so loving it... its by far my favorite piece I have stitched



Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out
Tuesday ~ work work out
Wednesday ~ work, finish packing
Thursday ~ flying out to Minnesota
Friday ~ visiting with my friend Shannon
Saturday ~ going to Osage, Iowa to meet up with some youtube stitchy friends
Sunday ~ flying home, groceries, laundry, getting ready for the next week

Looking around the house... all I see is messes...I need to get my butt in gear and get things picked up, so I can leave with a clean house, and hopefully come home to a clean house!

From the camera... These 2 pics were taken at 6:40 am on Friday.. it was way darker than what it is showing... the night mode setting on this phone is fun, but hard to get to turn off.... edited to add in a few snow pics since doing this post early this morning... 4 hrs later we have about 2ish inches of snow.. yuck!





What I'm wearing today... a tie dye top/legging set

One of my simple pleasures...getting Chinese and hanging out with a friend

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...

On my prayer list... For me and my travels, for a safe flight to and from Minnesota

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme ~ My Dreams ~ Try Using Photos



You can see what others post and link up over on Tuesday 4 Meme.

A little different for this week's Tuesday 4 Meme. Please copy and paste the questions to your blog and leave a comment for me to visit. As always there will only be 4 questions to answer and posted on Monday mornings at 7:00 AM EST for you.

Only necessary rule is to link back to this site, thanks. 😊

My Dreams ~ Try Using Photos


1. My dream house is?


2. My dream car is?


3. My dream vacation is? Jamaica vacation


4. My dream life is? retirement at the beach!


OREO Ice Cream Shop Pie ~ Tasty Tuesday



Oreo Ice Cream Shop Pie



Ingredients
1/2 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, divided
1 ready to use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz)
1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip topping thawed, divided
2 pkg (4.2 oz each) Oreo Cookies n Cream flavor instant pudding
1 1/4 cup cold milk





Directions

Reserve 2 TBSP fudge topping, spread remaining onto bottom of crust. Cover with half the cool whip. Freeze 10 min.

Beat pudding mixes and milk in medium bowl with whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining cool whip, spread over.

Freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Drizzle with reserved topping.

Freeze any leftovers.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday


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For Today... Nov 4th, 2019

The weather...Its 43°.... And the high of 50° for today. Its raining right now.

No As I look outside my window... Its raining and looks cold!

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... Letting Go of Perfect by Amy E Speigel - is the one I have started out of the 3, so far its good -- I haven't picked this up in the last week, and need to get back to reading it. I am half way through it.


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... Netflix ~ In the Tall Grass... so strange. Binged the 3rd Season on Greenhouse Academy and started No Good Nick (its cheesy)

On my TV...Walking Dead, 911, The Resident, This Is Us, the Chicago series -Fire/Med/PD, New Amsterdam, Greys, A Million Little Things, Blue Bloods, The Rookie... and a few new series to throw into the pile Emergence All Rise, Stumptown

On the menu for this week...
Monday ~ spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread
Tuesday ~ burgers and fries
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ kielbasa and mac n cheese
Saturday ~ leftover for the hubs - and I am thinking Chinese with my friend Cary
Sunday ~ out after church

In the craft basket... working on a temperature afghan, week 44 of 52 almost completed, worked a little more on the girl with a flower in hair, and crocheted a gnome (so fun) - and a finish on my Be Thankful cross stitch





Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out
Tuesday ~ work work out
Wednesday ~ work
Thursday ~ housework, craft day
Friday ~ groceries
Saturday ~ work out, make Lici's food, stitch a little, then hanging out with my friend Cary
Sunday ~ church

Looking around the house... the hubs took over the living room again, there are guitars and amps everywhere

From the camera... I got a new phone - the iPhone 11 pro max and was playing around with the new camera. I love how crisp the pics look.. the first one is of my hubs, then of Lici with her new winter jacket, and then of her last night when I told her it was bed time.. lol. The last is of my oldest in his Halloween costume... he really looks like Jax from Sons of Anarchy






What I'm wearing today... a blue tshirt and some Lularoe leggings

One of my simple pleasures...finding the perfect Christmas gift for a special little boy!

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


Fon my prayer list... for a church family, they have been dealing with a health issue with a child, a death of a parent and dealing with elderly sick parents

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!