Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 11/13/17


Come join Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

The weather outside is::::

Around 40F.
Fairly seasonable.

On my breakfast plate:

Special K Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
As I look around the house::::
The siding on the addition is up and painted.  We're in the process of putting the insulation in.  Then the wiring needs done.  We've been looking at what type of flooring we want to install.  Fun stuff...

On today's to do list::::

Work 8am-2:30PM
Pick up the girls from school
Make Supper

Happening this week::::
Monday.... See above.
Tuesday...  Off, groceries, laundry, Ladies Meeting
Wednesday... Work 8am-2:30pm, schedule for next week, Prayer Meeting.
Thursday... Off, laundry, Senior Parent Meeting
Friday...  Work 8am-2:30pm, Family Dinner
Saturday...  Housework
Sunday...  Church, Youth Group

Currently reading::::


I haven't read in WEEKS!  I just haven't had the urge.  I'm going to try to start this book and get back in the groove.  No promises, though :)
On the TV::::

I've been watching Hallmark Christmas movies while crocheting.  I really enjoyed Finding Father Christmas and the sequel, Engaging Father Christmas.

Listening to:

On the menu this week::::

Monday - Chicken, pierogis, peas, oranges
Tuesday - Ladies Meeting Potluck
Wednesday - Ham, Au gratin potatoes, green beans, grapes
Thursday - Beef Stew, Biscuits, Birthday Cake
Friday -  Pizza
Saturday - Pork Chops, Fried Potatoes, corn, peaches
Sunday - Dinner at Church

What I am creating at the moment::::

I've been crocheting each day.

I'm working on a top-secret Christmas present for a special person.  I don't think they read my blog and I could probably post a picture, but my luck it would backfire!

Bible Verse/Devotional

We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.
1 John 1:4 NLT


Teaser Tuesday ~ Keeper of the Stars ~ 11/14/17


My teaser for this week is from:

September 30

An unusually cold wind cut through the Kings Meadow Cemetery on the day they laid Penny's brother, Bradley Evan Cartwright, to rest.  It felt as if it cut through her heart as well, slicing her in two.  She would never again see her little brother's sweet smile.  She would never again hear him laugh.  She would never again have to be on the alert for one of his practical jokes.

"And I'll never get to tell him I'm sorry for the things I said in anger."


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Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Book Review ~ When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren ~ 11/9/17

Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime.

Maxwell Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away.

Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace’s faith will face its toughest test yet.

My Thoughts:
Susan May Warren!
Seriously, if you haven't read any of her books, you don't know what you are missing out on!
This book is the third book of the "Christiansen Family" series and I've loved all three of them.  I cannot express how much I've enjoyed reading them and how excited I am that there are more books to the series!
The majority of this book takes place in Hawaii.  Susan May Warren does an amazing job creating the setting and describing so vividly the surroundings.
One of the main scenes for the book is a cooking class and competition.  I love a good cooking show so it was right up my alley.
Grace and Max were perfect for each other but it took them a while to realize that they could fully give in to those feelings and that God had a plan for them.
This book was AMAZING!  I loved it.  Every bit of it!

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Book Review ~ No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer ~ 11/2/17

Men are optional. That's the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women's colony in Harper's Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can fight--and she knows just the one.

Malachi Shaw finally earned the respect he craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma's plea arrives, he bolts to Harper's Station to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she's not a girl any longer. She's a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn't deserve.

As the danger intensifies, old feelings grow and deepen, but Emma and Mal will need more than love to survive.

My Thoughts:
It took me a while to read this book.  Not because I didn't like it but because life kept getting in the way! 
I really liked how the story starts out with Mal and Emma as children and the bond that they formed at a young age.  I thought it was so sweet that they wrote to each other all those years and became like family.
The romance was tender, sweet and yearning and I loved it all!  Mal was so committed to making sure Emma and "the aunts" stayed safe that he was willing to risk his own life.
The plot of a colony for women was interesting but I'm glad at how the book ended. 
This is the first book in the Harper Station series and I look forward to reading more about the women I got to know in this book.

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