Monday, January 15, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 1/15/18

Come join Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

The weather outside is::::

This weather has been absolutely crazy!

First we had negative temperatures.  Then we had 60*F and rain.  Then, we had sleet and snow.

I'm ready for Spring!

On my breakfast plate:

Special K Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
As I look around the house::::
I see mud being tracked in from the dogs.
I see boxes that still need to be sorted.
I see my afghans on the couch.
I see my things about me :)

On today's to do list::::

Read Thru the Word
Work 8am-2:30pm
Pick the girls up from school
Happening this week::::
Monday.... See above.
Tuesday...  Menu and grocery list, groceries, laundry, exercise, RTW
Wednesday... Work 8am-2:30pm, Prayer Meeting, RTW
Thursday... Off, laundry, schedule, RTW
Friday...  Weigh-in, Work 8am-2:30pm, RTW
Saturday...  Laundry, RTW, Family Movie Night
Sunday...  Church, RTW

Currently reading::::


I'm ahead of schedule on my Goodreads Challenge!  So far, so good :)

I was unpacking my boxes of books and got so excited to see that I had this book already.  I didn't remember having it but I've read the first 2 books of the series while this one was packed away.  It went straight to the top of the TBR list!
On the TV::::

Kids Baking Championship
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
King Kong
King Arthur

Listening to:

On the menu this week::::

Monday - Ham, Fried Potatoes, Corn, Oranges
Tuesday - Vegetable Soup
Wednesday - Smothered Chicken, Noodles, Peas, Pears
Thursday - Chili, Cornbread, Peaches
Friday -  Pizza
Saturday - Breakfast
Sunday - Dinner at Church

What I am creating at the moment::::

I decided to join in the Ravelry group BAMCAL 2018 to use up some stash yarn.
This square is the square that was voted on by the members for January called Sunrise Beach by Jen Tyler.  This picture shows as the pattern is written (plus a few of my mistakes along the way).  I still need to add a few rounds to get it up to 12 inches but I haven't decided what color to use.  I'm thinking cream and then use cream to join the squares as well.

I'm not going to sugar coat it.  This pattern was a bit difficult to read and took some concentration.  I'm so happy with the result though!  It is so pretty :)

Picture From the Camera


I made Kaylee some curtains for her bedroom using the pictured Solar System fabric.  I had enough left over to make a throw pillow for her bed.  After many tries to take a picture without her blinking this is the result!  hehe  (Don't tell her I put this on the blog.  She doesn't know :)

Bible Verse/Devotional



  1. Be safe out and about! I think a cream color would work well with that intricate pattern. You're so talented! Happy Sparks Monday.

  2. Enjoyed reading your post this week! Love the solar print fabric!!! Beautiful! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  3. Lovely square. It does look complicated. Our weather has been just as crazy. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. You are an excellent crocheter. Good job on the pillow too :)

  5. Listening to the music you posted while reading - never heard it but love it!
    I too need ways to use up yarn.

  6. That is a pretty square although it does look complicated even to someone who doesn't do anything like that. My husband says this up and down weather pattern means spring is on the way. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

  7. May your day be filled with lots of wonderful Sparks. ♥

  8. Our weather has been much the same - grams always said it was cold and flu weather because of all the ups and downs. Love the fabric for your daughter's pillow and curtains. Have a GREAT week.

  9. Psalms makes great Sparks! Thank you for joining us, again.
    Sparks: 15
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  10. what a pretty crochet block - it looks like a lily on a pond!

  11. The pairing of the scripture verse with the snowflake is perfect...especially this time of year! Lovely Spark for the week.

  12. Oh, I'd never heard that song before, but I like the sound. Thanks for sharing! :)


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