Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 1/16/17

Come join Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.
The weather outside is::::

It was a bit icy this weekend but the weather has warmed up a bit and is actually quite nice right now.

On my breakfast plate:
Smart Ones Canadian Ham, Egg and Cheese Muffin
As I look around the house::::
Kids!  Lots of kids!

My girls have off for MLK Jr. Day and Kaylee's friend Bree has come to stay for the long weekend.  I love having my girls at home :)

On today's to do list::::

"31 Verses" - Verse 3.
Bible reading.

Happening this week::::
Monday....Entertain the girls, "31 Verses"
Tuesday...  Clean, laundry.
Wednesday... Menu and Grocery List, Schedule for next week.
Saturday....Weight Watchers Meeting.

Currently reading::::


I've gotten the cozy mystery bug after watching a few on Hallmark.  I have a few more cozies coming to me in the mail from  I'm really enjoying this one so far :)

On the TV::::

Magnificent Seven
Secret Life of Pets
Steelers Vs. Kansas City

On the Radio:::

This week for Songs on Sunday, I featured "What a Beautiful Name" by Hillsong.
On the menu this week::::

Monday - Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Apples
Tuesday - Spaghetti, garlic bread, broccoli, grapes
Wednesday -  Pork Chops, fried potatoes, peas, oranges
Thursday - Chicken and rice, green beans, peaches
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Bacon, eggs, toast
Sunday - Dinner at Church

What I am creating at the moment::::

The 6" block for the Ravelry 2017 BAMCAL is the Efflorescent Window.

It was a fun little square to make even though the pattern was a bit hard to follow.

I even learned a new stitch:  the quadruple front post crochet!

I also started a Cosy Stripe Afghan by Attic24 in Moorland inspired colors.  More on that at a later date :)

From the Camera:::

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

"So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

John 8:31-32

Linking up to :What Are You Reading,   Yarn Fanatic, Art of Homemaking, Make Your Home SingGood Morning Monday, Menu Plan Monday ,  The Creative Gallery, Tuesday Pin-spirationYarn Along, Keep Calm Craft On, Linky Ladies, Pieces by Polly , Homemaking Linkup, Homesteader Hop.


  1. This whole post was so cozy! I love cozy mysteries and you inspired me to add "make a menu plan" to this Monday's list!

  2. Nice week in review! I miss my homemaker days! Today is a rare day where I'm going to be able to stay in almost the whole day!

  3. I love Joanne Fluke's books .. and cozies in general.

  4. Loved your post, so many new ideas!

  5. Looks like a lot of us are menu planning this week :) Love your crochet block, I have never done a quadruple front post crochet stitch, I've done a treble but never the quadruple, that sounds like fun to try.

    Have a fantastic week :)

  6. The ice is supposed to be coming here today. We let out school early in anticipation. You can see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. That book looks interesting! Your menu for the week sounds yummy! Have a great week!

  8. I'm not a huge mystery fan but I am certainly intrigued by that title. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  9. Hope you have a good week and that you enjoy the cookie mystery book, I hope you will do a review because I am intrigued!

  10. Is that the new Magnificent Seven? We went to see it at the movies - it was pretty good. I've heard of Joanne Fluke but not read any of her books; I'll have to check them out.

    Have a great week!

  11. Oh I've been seriously tempted by the Moorland blanket - it's so pretty! But then I remind myself that my cottage ripple isn't finished either so we have to have a few priorities!!

  12. interesting post. thanks for the inspiration.


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