Monday, November 6, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 11/6/2017

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.

The weather:::

A ridiculously high 79 degrees today but then moving down into the low 60s all week - is this truly fall?

On my reading pile:::
Part Four of Keep the Home Fires Burning is still waiting on my Kindle.  I've been too busy with December Daily to read anything.

On my TV:::
Outlander, Season 3, on STARZ
Doc Martin, Season 8, on Acorn
Poldark on PBS
The Durrells in Corfu on PBS

On the menu for this week:::

Monday - Flank Steak, Roasted Red Potatoes, Mushrooms
Tuesday - Bangers and Mash
Wednesday - Salmon, Roasted Red Potatoes, Carrots
Thursday - Lemon-Garlic Grilled Shrimp, Zucchini
Friday - Dinner and a Movie (The Foreigner with Pierce Brosnan)

On my to-do list:::
  • Continuing on with the Holiday Grand Plan - it's Garage Week, Vic's domain, but I have a few things out there I need to sort.
  • Volunteer shift at the gift shop
  • Decision time - to buy or not to buy - the vintage ceramic tree during Hallmark's Holiday Open House (runs until November 10) so I can use my $10 worth of rewards dollars on the purchase

Anyone else have memories of this tree?

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
December Daily - working on my foundation pages, reading all the amazing ideas in the Facebook group, watching past years' videos for more inspiration.  My cover page looks like this - not sure I'm going to add anything else but I'm thinking about a sentiment at the very bottom, just not sure which one yet.

A decorated 6x8 sheet (the tree made from words) with an overlay of a transparency full of green sentiments.  I adhered a wooden star (that I embossed in gold) on the overlay to give it some texture.

Looking around the house:::
Laundry, sticking to the daily housekeeping plan.

From the camera:::

This weekend's haul - we visited a craft fair and drove over to the town of Smithfield (Smithfield ham, anyone?) for the town's Christmas in Smithfield event - I picked up a surprise for MudLynn (it's in the paw print bag) and the lighthouse at the craft fair and the little pig in Smithfield

Something fun (or intriguing) to share:::

Vic started his overseas screening last week.  I have one doctor's appointment to get out of the way and then I'll start mine.

We went to see A Bad Moms Christmas on Friday - be warned, it's heavy on the language and downright inappropriate at times but hilarious.  That's entertainment these days I'm afraid.

What I'm wearing today:::
Jeans, T-shirt, it's 79 degrees, what can I say?


  1. Bangers and mash is one of my favorite dishes. :-) Have a wonderful week!

  2. Ohmygoodness! I so enjoy reading your posts! You just really add to the excitement of getting me in the Christmas spirit! If I had the money and the opportunity I'd say yes to the Hallmark tree for sure! What a great addition that would make to the Christmas decor! And your menu plan is amazing! Everything sounds absolutely delicious! Have a great week ahead and blessings! <3

  3. I surely do enjoy stopping by for a visit.. we are definitely two peas in a pod!!! Blessings for our preps for the overseas tours!!!

  4. The ornaments you picked up are so nice. I love the little pig. have a lovely day.

  5. My mom had one of those Christmas trees! I say buy it :) Bad Moms Christmas is a movie I'd kind of like to see but I never saw the first Bad Moms movie so I'm a bit on the fence. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Love the ceramic tree! can't wait to see the movie : )

  7. I am so happy to see I am not the only one already in the Christmas spirit! I love the vintage tree! My Grandmaw had one and it brings back a tone of memories! Hope you have a blessed week!

  8. I love both trees. My mom had the first one, you did a great job on the second one. I need that cute little piggy ornament! :)

  9. I'm running late this week with getting back from up north and getting sick right away. The time change is also messing with me BIG time too. I LOVE that sentiment tree - so special. Have a MGREAT week.