It's time for another Happy Homemaker Monday with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Click here if you'd like to join in .
40s and 50s all week - we look to be just below the Nor'easter zone.
On my reading pile:::
Still working on A Heart for Home by Lauraine Snelling.
On my TV:::
Midsomer Murders Series 19 was awesome. I've moved on to The House of Eliott, a DVD series I got for Christmas.
On the menu for this week:::
Leftovers from the weekend and more snack food while Vic is gone, again! Corned Beef and Cabbage to celebrate his return on St. Patrick's Day.
On my to-do list:::
|Afternoon Tea table set with my new Mikasa Love Story china and rose napkin fold|
|I bought this three tier server - it came with three crystal plates but the rings that the plates sit on are the perfect size for any of my china so I can coordinate the server to the place settings|
|Savoury tier - Roasted Red Pepper Triple-Stack Tea Sandwiches (on brown bread), Beet-Cucumber Heart Canapés, Cucumber Canapés with Lemon-Pepper Aioli, Lemon-Lime Salmon Cups (in mini phyllo cups in the center)|
My semi-fail scones - they didn't rise but tasted delicious and I'm a firm believer that lashings of Devon cream and strawberry jam can cover any baking mishap!
|Sweet tier - Red Velvet Macarons, Strawberry Tartlets, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets, Chocolate Ganache Tarts with Coffee Vanilla Mousse|
Most of the recipes are from the January/February 2017 Tea Time magazine Hearts-a-Plentea feature. I'm very much a Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade cook so it's 50-50 on what I made for the tea and what I supplemented from my gourmet grocery store.
Looking around the house:::
Dishwasher is full from the weekend but just finished its cycle so needs to be unloaded and there are two loads of laundry to run. Everywhere else is tidy.
Something fun to share:::
|How do you organize your necklaces?|
March 9 - Master Bedroom Closet - Done - hangers all finally flipped so we can see what we are NOT wearing and what can be donated.
March 10 - Paperwork - Still working on this as I ran out of room in the new lateral file. I need to give it one more going over to see if there is anything else I can throw away. Vic and I still need to go through his career files but I have a feeling he's going to want to save everything that's currently in there, at least until he retires. They will have to stay in the plastic file boxes for now.
March 11 - Emails/Files on Computer - This is going to turn into the Declutter Challenge for 2017. I accidentally dropped an email into the wrong folder and when I went to move it to the right one, I found several folders that took me on a real walk down memory lane - conversations with riding coaches at colleges that Sophia didn't end up attending, old Christmas greetings emails that I need to print and put in the appropriate Christmas card album - I have a lot of work to do to get my emails/files on the computer decluttered and organized. I am a real file hoarder - I just know the moment I delete something, I'll need it again.
March 12 - Books/Magazines - Done - we cleared a lot of these before our last move and resolved not to buy as many magazines.
March 13 - Laundry Room - Done - it's really a Laundry Closet so there's not a lot of room for clutter.
What I'm wearing today:::
Black yoga pants, turquoise long-sleeved shirt, red fleece jacket, flip flops - the clothes I threw on to take Vic to the airport early this morning. I need to take a shower and get dressed for the day.
Bible Verse, Devotional:::
I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! (Isaiah 61:10) Today's devotion was all about celebrating the gift of today. What makes your heart leap? What makes you want to jump for joy?