Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods: I think it might be in the low 90's woohoo Fall just might be around the corner.

Things that make me happy: sewing. If I don't get to sit at my sewing machine I tend to get cranky.

Book I'm reading: It's No Secret by Rachel Olsen. Just got it today and it looks really good.

I'm enjoying on TV: nothing been too busy.

On the menu for dinner: Cowboy is working till 8 won't be home till 9 so it is can of soup and a sandwich. I cooked a huge brunch today. Eggs, chicken fried steak, hashbrowns and toast. I think soup is o.k. for tonight. What do you think?

On my To Do List: Finish putting in shelf paper.

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon: Hamburger Helper Soup found over here.

In the craft basket: Nothing about to start the apron for the give a way 2 more days to enter. Leave a comment and follow me for another point.

Looking forward to this week: Job interview tomorrow. Say a prayer please.

Tips and Tricks: Pray for your husband.

My favorite blog post this week
Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers): A great cooking blog over at

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

Lesson learned the past few days: That Cowboy wears his heart on his sleeve.

On my mind: The new job that I am going to get tomorrow. (positive thinking)

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another ,even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

Help me Father to have a heart of forgiveness. Help me to be kind and tenderhearted even when I don't feel like it.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Decorating Mosaic on a Blue Monday

I had such fun with these images I decided to do a Mosaic too and join in in Mosaic Monday over at Mary's and well of course I had to join Blue Monday too. Enjoy!

I loved this one. I have used this photo before for a Wordfilled Wednesday post. This photo is compliments of Kim at Star Shine Chic. She is one creative girl I love visiting her for inspiration.

I have no idea where this one came from. But I just loved all the different shades of blue not shure I would consider the cubes at least not these but it is fun to look at. And what an amazing window. I dream of a room like this. Can't you just imagine looking at the blue sky from this room.

What a light shade of blue and did you notice all the mixtures of color, texture, styles and fabrics. A dreamy room of Blue.

I dream of a potting bench filled with old chippy blue pots. It might be hard to tell but I think this is an old school desk.

And lastly I thought I would share this and lure you over to my Happy Homemaker post there is a lot of blue in Sandra's button photo!

Hope your day is Happy and filled with Blue that makes you smile. If these images don't make you smile go over to Sally's or well just go over there anyway. And tell her I sent you.

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Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods: Just plain Hot!

Things that make me happy: To understand and know God's will.

Book I'm reading again: Mercy Rising by Amber Robison . . . studying this book to feature on my Mission Monday feature over at My Journey Back.

I'm enjoying on TV: Just found reruns of Susan Thomas FBI

On the menu for dinner: hmm....kind of thinkin' Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans I guess. Gettin' hungry thinking about it.

On my To Do List: Organize my tiny apartment . . . organize the closets . . . and prepare a post on small space living.

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:

Chicken is on sale this gonna pick some up and try this doesn't it look yummy? Go over here for the recipe.

In the craft basket: Aprons for my give way check out the button on my side bar

Looking forward to this week: Hearing God's answer about my job situation and then moving forward.

Tips and Tricks
When you discover verses for Wordfilled Wednesday or posts, new blogs, or recipes for Happy Homemaker Monday send yourself an email with the link. Leave the emails unopened to remind you.

My favorite blog post this week:
Something to think about . . . this was a great post over at Enchanting Cottage I couldn't get the link to work but it is the August 14th post she shared a really sweet story and a couple of Bible verses. This one spoke to me.
Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
Amy shares her daily dinner plans with recipes and beautiful photo's. Lot's of inspiration here.

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

I love this photo thinking of using it over at My Journey Back for my Wordfilled Wednesday post. Come by and check it out.
Lesson learned the past few days: This is one I am trying to learn. In regard to God's plan and His will. We are struggling with the decision of my getting a job.

On my mind: Finding a job I have found a job that really suits me. Would you guys say a prayer for me. Ask God to open the doors and give me peace whether it is in getting this job or not getting it. I struggle with knowing His perfect will.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield.
My heart trusts in Him and I am helped.
My heart leaps for Joy and I will give Praise to Him in song.

This was my verse for the last couple of weeks. I think I have finally memorized it.

Here’s the new set of verses I am working on this week.
~1 Peter 5:6-10

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's might hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him
because he cares for you.
Be self-confident and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong firm and steadfast. To him the power for ever and ever. Amen 1 Peter 5:6-10
Thanks for coming by. Happy Homemaker Monday is hosted by Sandra go over and visit her at Family Corner.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Quilt along and a Give a Way

You have to join us in this if your a quilter and want to learn how to do amazing free motion quilting. I am so excited to join. And, if you go on over and leave a comment, follow the blog and answer a question you can enter the give a way.

Here's what you can win . . .

And here's some of the amazing things you can learn to do . . .

Go over here and sign up. And tell Christina I sent you!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods: One word Hot!

Things that make me happy: sleeping late and having the bed to myself.

Book I'm reading: Just finished Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd

I'm enjoying on TV:
I am actually filling this one in with something new. I just found Pit Bulls and Parolee's on Animal Planet. I really enjoy seeing the changes in the dogs. It is wonderful to see someone care about them and help rehabilitate. The concept of using men on parole and giving them a chance is great too. Check it out.

On the menu for dinner:
No idea. If the freezer, pantry and fridge was stocked I would do a steak with mushfrooms, and a ceasar salad, fresh fried okra, tomato and mozarella for an appetizer and a chocolate dessert ( I am hungry)

On my To Do List:
Want to keep looking for bloggers who repurpose clothing or sew. I am getting a lot of inspiration for a sewing project.
Take photo's for my Thursday Tablescape post.

New recipe I want to try soon:

In the craft basket: planning a couple of aprons for my giveway. Check it out.
Looking forward to this week: Tablescape Thursday I have a plan for an intimate dinner for two. Come by and see the post.
Tips and Tricks:
When you find a new blog, a favorite post, a favorite photo, or recipe for HMM post click on the title and then in the address bar at the top copy the url and then paste it into a new email. Then email it to yourself. Title the subject 4 HHM and save till your ready to write your post. You can click back on the link to copy the photo then add to your post.

My favorite blog post this week:

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
A new blog I am truly in love with. Alicia has alot to share about home making and being frugal. She is truly inspiring.

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

Lesson learned the past few days:
Sorry this is gross but if you live in an apartment and you have bugs they are probably not your fault because they were there when you moved in. I hate bug spray! My husband thinks it is the best thing since sliced bread he sprays ant's, flies anything with that disgusting stuff. But here's a tip if you do have bugs in kitchen windex, clorox clean up, or even hand washing soap will kill them just pour or spray and they will die right before your eyes. Much safer than that other nasty stuff. But if you find a bug in the dishwasher and you grab the hand dishing soap to annilate the trespasser and then you turn on the dishwasher the water will leak out on the floor.
On my mind:
Finding a job that pays enough but gives me flexibility so I can continue my volunteer job at McFadden Ranch. We do chapel services every week. Yesterday we had 30 boys!

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
The Lord is my savior and my shield. My heart trusts in Him and I am helped.
My heart leaps for Joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. Psalm 28:7

I think I finally have this verse memorized.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Check out this give a way

I found this over at Ruffles and Roses click here. This is so cute. I hope my name is drawn because my daughter would love this. Pick me. Pick me!

And you have to do to enter is go by and leave a comment and then follow the blog; which I am going to do because I have been looking for bloggers that sew some amazing
things. I need some inspiration for repurposing and sewing up some great things.

Tablescape Thursday

Welcome come on in for our little Mexican Fiesta . . .

I am runnin' a little behind I was just drying the dishes. I don't use these often so I always give them a little clean up first. Actually I just love to find a reason to use this dish towel and I wanted to show it to you! Yes it was an Ebay find. How did you know?

Everything all dry and ready for the little buffet. Sorry Cowboy just dumped his chaps there on the chair. Men. I can't complain though because he jumped into the truck to run down and pick up the homemade tamales that will be part of our lunch. Oh I just love the table cloth too. Found it at some antique shop I really don't remember I have had it so long!

The drink station is set up. I'll run get the tea and frozen margarita's out of the fridge. It is so hot outside I knew you would want something cold to drink. Cowboy thought the table runner was a little silly but I thought something was lacking yes...I did take a part a skirt but I think it is kind of fun I love the ruffle. Adds a little frilliness I thought.

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Yes that is my family famous homemade chili you smell. It is slowly simmering on the stove.
Of course I had to serve it because I had to have a reason to use my chili bowls. Yes they are the little brown ones.
The dinner plates are Noritake Boulder Ridge this set was a Mothers Day gift from the kids and the Cowboy.
Oh the glasses your wondering about them. Aren't they perfect for a cold frozen margarita. I loved stemmed glasses. These are 30 years old. I got them as a wedding gift they are Tiara glass and yes that is a date on them they are commemorative glasses. I just love the amber color.
Oh well thank you I know isn't the little donkey so cute. I never use him for his intended purpose her always just decorates. He was a gift from a friend.
So many questions yes...I do have a collection of wood bowls I use them for all kinds of things. Sometimes I fill the large one with candles for the table. Thanks for noticing.
Oh I think I hear the truck coming in. Cowboy must be back anyone ready to sit down and eat! I'll have Cowboy light the candles on his way back outside. Go ahead refill your glass and I'll get the buffet set up.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What's for dinner today?

I was wondering what cha' doin' for dinner today? I am trying the pot roast recipe I mentioned on My Happy Homemaker Monday post. And I guess your wondering what's up with the photo of the aprons. Well I love aprons! Don't you? I found these at Apron Chronicals. It is a cool website with some information about vintage aprons and some history. It is worth a visit. Here's the link. Well I saved the photo for a couple of reasons. I am going to make a button for my Give A Way. I'll be announcing the prize package tomorrow. So come back to get the skinny on the prize. You might as well enter by leaving comment here. Signing up to follow here and at the Book Review Blog and at My Journey Back.
I'll enter your name for each comment and each sign up entry. What could be easier?
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Monday, August 9, 2010

Mosaic Monday

Is it as hot where you are as it is in DFW? Thought I would share something to cool ya down a bit!

Still beautiful. I love to look at snow. Tehehe.

Thanks for coming by. And what a great day to visit because if you leave a comment, sign up to follow and then go over to my new book blog and sign up I will enter you in my giveway.

That's all you have to do come by everyday and enter.

Ok your asking what do I win? Well you win an apron made by me for you. And a cookbook. Once I have randomly chosen a winner I will visit your blog and design the apron just for you.

So hurry sign up!

And come back next Monday for Happy Homemaker Monday. Today my post is here BTW if your not already following My Journey Back sign up there. Don't forget to leave me a comment each time so I can count each entry.