Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday

Welcome to my regular Monday feature where I join Sandra and a few friends to share my plans for the week. 
Sandra provides a great photo to share and prompts to chat about. 

In the kitchen

The Weather
Looking for fall. Summer won’t let go.  Still in upper 90’s.  I we
get  some rain this week.

Right Now I Am
I am behind.   I’ve been spending all my spare time which isn’t much working on quilts to get sent to Houston. 

On My Reading Pile
My pile is so big.  I usually just share the one I am reading this week.
Crepe Factor
I am enjoying this one.
And itching to read this one . . . 
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I Am Thankful For
Restaurants.  Sunday we stopped for lunch a great Chinese place.  It was nice to sit and relax after a week of cooking every night.

In The Garden
Pumpkin vine with no pumpkins.  What’s up with that?  I am not sure I’ll get a garden in.  Hopefully I can find some broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage at Walmart  to plant.

On the menu this week
A week of food from the freezer.  I am diligently trying to clean out the freezer of left overs and on sale purchases.  I try to be frugal but I overwhelm myself. 

Monday—Chuck Roast, Potatoes and Carrots
Tuesday—Tortilla soup from diced smoke chicken from freezer
Wednesday—Stroganoff w/Noodles, Green Beans
Thursday—Simple maybe order a pizza
Friday—Kielbasa and Red Beans/Rice a mix

Last weeks meals . . .How did I do?
Monday—Pork Chops, Stuffing, Green Beans  Check
Tuesday— Shrimp Alfredo for the Cowboy, Spinach Chicken Sausage for m (from the freezer) Salad, Bread  Check
Wednesday—Pinto’s Cornbread, Fried Potatoes  Didn’t do the pinto’s don’t know what I did!
Thursday – Oriental Pepper Steak (sirloin from freezer, Fried Rice, Salad  switched gears and marinated the sirloin and pan seared it.  Served with fried okra from freezer and fresh cauliflower on sale at Kroger.
 Friday – Leftover smorgasbord  anything I can find! Ended up pulling some pork cutlets out. 

In The Kitchen
 Quick, easy and delicious One Pot Beef Stroganoff!! Perfect for a weeknight meal and will have your family asking for seconds!
Planning on trying this recipe this week.  I don't make it often because I don't have a recipe and actually I don't think to do it! 
Click here to see the recipe I am using. 

Adding a new topic...
I AM Inspired
My friend Debbie Dabble shared her Fall tree. 
It is so fun I was inspired to set up my Cabin tree for fall then change out the silks and ribbons to Christmas and add the Christmas ornaments. 
Very cool idea.  Thanks Debbie!

From the camera
A lovely book at a clients house.  I am fascinated with tea parties.

Fabulous Features
 Favorites from my party...
Handmade gifts are a wonderful way to show you care. But sometimes there's just not enough time to squeeze in a big project! Here are 31 handmade gifts you can make in 15 minutes or less!
Victoria at A Modern Homestead shared this great post. Click here.
Fabulous Feature
Fabby always sets a beautiful table.  Click here to read her post. 

On Of My Simple Pleasures
The beach.  I wish I lived close

Devo./ Scripture

 My Sunday feature is Simple Sunday.  I share an illustrated scripture I have found on the inter net.  From now until Christmas I
am sharing photos I've illustrated and drawings.  I am compiling a 
journal for my daughter for Christmas.  

Thanks for coming over and sharing my weeks plans. 

I am linking with 
Happy Homemaker Monday, Create with Joy, Menu Monday,
The Art Of Homemaking, Grammies Grid, Amaze Me Monday,
Busy Monday, Merry Monday, Make It Pretty Monday, 
Dagmar's House

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Simple Sunday-Fabulous Party

Welcome to my Simple Sunday post. And the Fabulous Party

 Last week I announced my plan to share some of my illustrated scripture/Wordfilled photos.  
I am compiling a journal for my daughter Christmas.  The journal will include the illustrated scripture photo's and illustrated artwork.  

Today I am sharing an archived scripture illustration I did a few years  ago.  
A Blessed memory for me.  
May your day be Blessed.

Join the party! 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Book Review-My Daughter's Legacy

My Daughter’s Legacy
About the book 
My Daughter’s Legacy (Harvest House, July 2017)
A thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God’s leading, make the most of second chances, and find true love at last
Virginia, 1864
Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. When her widowed mother inherits a plantation, Therese flees to Civil War Richmond, where she works as a governess by day and tends to wounded soldiers at night. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? And will love—whether with an old beau or a handsome new suitor—ever fit in her broken world?
Virginia, present day
Nicole Talbot’s life is back on track after years of substance abuse. Home from college for the summer, she’s finally ready to share a shocking secret, one that raises new questions about a traumatic childhood experience. But when facts she uncovers cast doubt on her family’s legacy, she must risk all that she’s gained—her fresh start, her family’s trust, and her growing relationship with a new man—to unlock the secrets of the past.
And I thought
A first for me with with a connection between history and present day. 
The authors did a great job of weaving together both stories that 
solve a mystery. 
I did not realize that My Daughter's Legacy was book  3 in the Cousins Of The Dove series.  
The book begins in the present day with Nicole and then a few chapters in we are taken back to 1864 and Teresa. 
My Daughter's Legacy isn't just about Cousins and relations 
as the title of the series leads you to believe. 
It is about Women of Fearless Devotion to God and Country and Family. 
The reader follows the family through their trials and triumphs.
Although I have not read books 1 and 2 I know I would enjoy reading both. 
Even if your not a fan of Historical Romance or Suspense.  Or of 
Contemporary Romance and Suspense take a plunge and this series a try! 
The set would make a great Christmas gift!   

I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse.
This review will appear on sites were available.
This review will appear on Good Reads and My Reading Journeys

From the publisher.  Click here

The series 
My Brother's Crown (Cousins of the Dove Book 1) by [Clark, Mindy Starns, Gould, Leslie]  My Sister's Prayer (Cousins of the Dove Book 2) by [Clark, Mindy Starns, Gould, Leslie]

Thankful Thursday-Have A Good Day

What's up??

Today I am Thankful for things that make me smile.
I am Thankful for Michelle's Thankful Thursday party. 
Have A Good Day
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Linking with Michelle at Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wordless Wednesday--Add A Comment

Welcome to my Wordless Wednesday post.  Normally I suggest you add a caption.  
Today the pic just is just begging for comments.  
What does this pic say to you?

Add a comment ___________

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Quilts For Houston Update

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Sharing today a few quilts that will go to Houston.   We have 
partnered with The Waters Church in Katy, Texas.  They will
distribute the quilts.  

Here's what we've been working on...
 A rag quilt.  Finished and ready to go.
The first completed top using the Jelly Roll Race method. 

Ready to be quilted . . . 

Finished and ready to go . . . 

A work in progress . . . 

During the week myself and 2 other ladies are choosing fabrics 
from our stash cutting and doing a little sewing when we have time. 

On Saturdays we are meeting and finishing as many as a we can. 
It's a process we enjoy.  

It's a Blessing to be able to do our part 
        to spread a little cheer to some that have lost so much. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday

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The Weather
Looking for fall. Summer won’t let go.  Still in upper 90’s.  I think we
will have some rain this week.

Right Now I  Am
Thinking about posts I have planned for the week and the slow
Inter net.

On My Reading Pile
I can't wait to read this one for The Great Escapes Tour . . . 
Crepe Factor by Laura Childs

I am thankful for
Did you see me post last Thursday?  My daughter is in a relationship.
I am happy for her and thankful God has brought her a Godly man.

In the garden
Not much.  Still trying to get my beds ready for fall planting.  Just still too hot
for much.  I think I will try to get some carrots started.

On the menu this week
A week of food from the freezer.  I am diligently trying to clean out the freezer of left
Overs.  I try to be frugal but I overwhelm myself

Monday—Pork Chops, Stuffing, Green Beans
Tuesday— ShrimpAlfredo for the Cowboy, Spinach Chicken Sausage for m (from the freezer) Salad, Bread
Wednesday—Pinto’s Cornbread, Fried Potatoes
Thursday – Oriental Pepper Steak (sirloin from freezer, Fried Rice, Salad
Friday – Leftover smorgasbord  anything I can find!

From the camera

Quilts For Houston

Fabulous Features from The Fabulous Party 
Lindsey at Simply September shares a delightful DIY to display your children's art.
diy art gallery, art gallery, gallery, declutter, kid art projects, art projects, display art projects, family art gallery, family display, little artists, kid artists
Click Here to visit 

Fabulous Feature
Great advice for families considering homeschooling at Jennifer's blog
Click here to visit

On of my simple pleasures
Having a chance to sew quilts.   I am making time and making quits for Houston

Devo./ Scripture
My Photo Journey
I am sharing a photo scripture that I made.  I am making a scripture journal for my daughter for Christmas

Thanks for visiting.  Today I am linking at 
The Fabulous Party, Happy Homemaker Monday,
The Art of Homemaking Create With Joy

Book Spotlight On Sale Today

I enjoyed book 1 in the series so I was delighted to help the author with announcing book 2.  Check it out!


Preorder Now for $0.99
Sometimes karma wears a clergy collar and calls herself the Matchbaker… 
Vangie Vale is back, after solving the mystery of the murdered macaron! Her small tourist town in Montana has finally recovered from the upheaval of a major murder, and she thinks all that Sherlocking is behind her.
What could be wrong with attending a Bunco group with a friend, in a nearby town, and making a few custards for the guest of honor?
Nothing at all…except that guest of honor never shows up. And when her body is discovered, everyone at the Bunco group is a suspect. Vangie has to work overtime to fulfill all her responsibilities back in Saint Agnes, and also keep herself out of the murder-spotlight. 
Check out the second book in the celebrated Matchbaker Mysteries series, written by “a fresh voice in the cozy mystery genre”. The Corpseless Custard is a clean, cozy, crazy romp with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. Preorder yours today!
RECIPE INCLUDED: The Corpseless Custard

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Simple Sunday-Fabulous Party

Welcome to my Simple Sunday post.  I normally share a lovely scripture image I have found on pinterest.  But beginning today 
I will be sharing some of my own scripture images.   I am working on a journal for my daughter for Christmas so you all will be getting a preview.  
I hope you enjoy.
Have a Blessed Day
My Photo Journey

The Fabulous Party Link is over at Our Holiday Journey
Click Here

Friday, September 15, 2017

Flower Friday-Mommy's Birthday

My mothers birthday is tomorrow.  
She will be 93. 
We are taking her to dinner.
And taking flowers
 Flowers for Mosaic
Should I take some of these?
Flowers for Mosaic
Or maybe
Flower for Mosaic
Lot's of choices!
Flowers for Mosaic
I love flowers don't you!
Happy Birthday Mommy

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Have A Good Day

I didn't finish my post last.  I was  . . .
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Actually the Cowboy put on a movie and I was lured away by
What can I say The Cowboy and Antonio Banderas in one room!
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Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wordless Wednesday-Add A Caption

Add A Caption _____________

Linking with the regulars
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Something Fun To Share

Paper Swap Blog
Last summer I found the most fun group.  I joined and have had 
a delightful time.

Each month we swap paper.  (You can sign up for the year or just by the month) My 93 year old mother things I am nuts.

Today I received a package from another swapper in Canada.
It's fun because I meet new people and get interesting papers from different places. 
Some papers I keep and use.  And some I trade.  Here is one I got today that I am keeping for sure  . . . 
This piece Wendy made.  It just spoke to me.  I would love to frame it. But doubt I can find a frame to fit.  But it would sit nicely on an easel on my desk.  
Alot of swappers include really cute images they have cut with punches.  I love these butterflies.  I'll be using some in a couple of journals that I am trying to finish for a couple of special ladies. 
A few months ago a special swap started.  It was a brown bag 
filled with blue images and paper.  The swap is going around the world.  I will be receiving it soon.  I hope.  I'll pull out up to 20 pieces and then put in the amount I keep and then send it on. 
I am looking forward to receiving it.  

Another swap I did last year and will do again this November is the post card swap.  Here are a few I received.
This one came from Germany.  It is a simple painted and stamped project.
This one came from California.  This postcard is layered with papers received from other places.  I like the stamp.  I am saving stamps for a project. 
 This one came from Oklahoma.  I think she read my blog and included the horses for me. 
Another one from Oklahoma.  I thought this one was cute. 

Some are mailed as a regular postcard.  Some come in an envelope.  This one came all the way from Germany.  

The paperswap project is a  super fun way to meet new people.

I love getting mail from different places!  

If you interested in the project go over here to the blog. 

Are you interested in swapping/sending Christmas cards?  I
am putting together a Christmas card swap. 
 I would love you to join.  Email or comment if you want to join!

Thanks for stopping in.  I hope you enjoyed your visit!

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