Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 1/1/18


Come join Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.



The weather outside is::::


And, we had snow for Christmas! 
It is still hanging around so full-on winter here in Pennsylvania :)

On my breakfast plate:

Special K Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
As I look around the house::::
We got the OK from the Building Inspector to move into the addition!

I'm beyond excited to move into our space and have room to move about!  The first night we slept in our new bedroom, I couldn't sleep.  I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve.  I just kept looking around and thinking how big the room is!  Super excited!   :)

But...this means that we are going through boxes and purging.  We just don't have the space to put a whole house worth of furniture, etc.  I'm not afraid to admit that I went through the girls' boxes without them there so that we would be able to get rid of things that weren't important.  I didn't get rid of anything that I know they will want or means a lot to them.  I promise!

On today's to do list::::

Read Thru the Word
New Year's Dinner
Hang out with Family
Happening this week::::
Monday.... See above.
Tuesday...  Menu and grocery list, groceries, laundry, exercise, RTW
Wednesday... Back to work:  8am-2:30pm, Prayer Meeting, RTW
Thursday... Off, laundry, organize boxes, RTW
Friday...  Work 8am-2:30pm, Family night, RTW
Saturday...  Undecorate, RTW
Sunday...  Church, RTW

Currently reading::::


I'm still reading The Negotiator.  I started it and was getting into reading it but then Christmas and moving into the addition happened and I've just been too busy to pick up the book.  I do want to give it another chance, though.  After all, I have the whole O'Malley series on my bookshelf!
On the TV::::

Holiday Baking Championship Finale!
White Christmas!

Listening to:

On the menu this week::::

Monday - Pork, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Tuesday - Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, Peas, peaches
Wednesday - Chicken and Rice, green beans, pears
Thursday - Meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, oranges
Friday -  Pizza
Saturday - Breakfast
Sunday - Dinner at Church

What I am creating at the moment::::

I'm still working on Laken's Giant Granny Square, but I also started working on an afghan squares for our bedroom in my favorite color!

I'm using Red Heart Ombre in Spearmint and Aran.  I can't wait to see how the colors change throughout each block.

My inspiration piece:

Picture From the Camera

My Mom (far right) and some of my aunts and one of my uncles trying to get a serious picture!
Left to right:  Aunt Debi, Aunt Mary, Aunt Donna, Mom and sitting is Uncle John.

We had a New Year's get-together on Saturday.  My Uncle John's 60th Birthday is on the January 3rd so we surprised him with cake and ice cream.


Look how big my Kona is getting!

Bible Verse/Devotional



  1. Good Morning and Happy New Year! I hope you really enjoy that new room - having space is such a nice aspect! Great pictures and I love the new afghan pieces.

  2. Congratulations on moving into the new addition. Shouldn't that have given you more space? Purging is always a good idea and the beginning of the year is a good time to do it. Come see my week here. Happy New Year and happy reading!

  3. Yay on getting to move in! Love the color you are using for your Afghan squares...that is my favorite color as well! :) Have a great week and happy New Year!

  4. Brr, we traveled on I84 and 81 this weekend coming home from Boston... Stayed overnight at Montage Mountain...We were happy to return to 30 degrees, although our temps today are in the teens...I forgot to mention on my post I am picking up on Reading thru the Bible where I left off last year.. I think I only made it to April.. Picking up where I left off just seems more advantageous to me otherwise I keep reading the same scriptures over and over.. I pray I can make this this year!

  5. Awesome! A new room! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful New Year.


  6. Congrats on moving into your new space! I know you've been looking forward to that for a while. Love the colors in your inspiration piece and your squares. Hope you have a wonderful week and of course, a wonderful 2018!

  7. Congratulations on moving into your new place! We moved in to this house a little over a year ago and, like you, I was so excited about the bedroom and how big and nice it was I couldn't sleep. Love the colors used in your crochet work! Very pretty! Have a great week ahead and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  8. Congratulations on the move!
    Those colors on the afghan are absolutely gorgeous, and your little doggie is the cutest!

  9. Happy New Year! Kona is a cutie. Nice crochet work, all I ever make is cat toys because they are quick and easy.

  10. Lovely turquoise wool, and I like your inspiration photo.

  11. I haven't listened to SheDaisy in ages - thanks for the reminder!

  12. Oh that is beautiful yarn! I love it!
    Happy birthday to your uncle!

  13. I really like your color choice for the squares. Beautiful work :)


I love reading your comments! Unfortunately, due to spammers, I now have to moderate comments.