Monday, January 18, 2016

HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY #3 - DAY 83

YAY! We had a productive weekend! We tried to go out for breakfast Saturday, but decided too late and the little diner that sounded so great on line turned out to be another 'wait in line to order and pay' place.  We really want to find some real mom and pop places to go out and be served at, but they are becoming harder and harder to find for casual dining, especially for breakfast.

We ran errands Saturday morning and made it home before the skies opened up fortunately.  One of the errands was to buy the new range.  It went really well and will even be delivered sometime today!  I'm so excited - a sink and a range in the same week.  WOW I can cook again!

I had been unpacking and trying to pare down things, but it has become an unruly mess and I will be actually packing a few things back up for now.  We took 6 big totes for donation on Saturday and already have 3 more packed for this week.  I was serious about becoming a minimalist!

One of the things I'm having issues with is my "tools" still all in boxes.  So this week I'm going to empty gram's old sewing room into the living room which I have spent the past 2 days cleaning out and get that room painted as it's going to be the spare bedroom which we need done by the 29th.

Then I'm going to get my studio set up so I can get my tools and things organized. I seriously love having 'deadlines' to help me stay focused on what needs done next. They really work as great incentives.
WEATHER OUTSIDE
We had a cool weekend especially when the wind was blowing and it rained off and on all day Saturday, but it is supposed to be beautiful the rest of the week.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK
  • MONDAY - Empty Sewing Room and pack up a few things.
  • TUESDAY - Paint "sewing" room and turn it into the new spare bedroom.
  • WEDNESDAY - Paint studio and begin organizing.
  • THURSDAY - I bet I'll still be organizing the studio LOL
  • FRIDAY - There used to be an atrium and gramps closed it in back in 1982 so it has been a part of the house for a very long time, but I just don't know what else to call this room. Anyway, gramps also "paneled" over the Hardy Plank so it is VERY dated.  We're removing the paneling (which is what I'll be doing today) and going to paint the Hardy Plank.  Hubby is then going to get very creative with the molding around each arch where there used to be sliding glass doors many years ago.  Unfortunately gramps just paneled right over the dryrot.  There also used to be a faux beam across the room at a really low level with a ceiling fan, but we removed the faux beam and will be doing track lighting from the electrical outlet at the wall instead.
  • SATURDAY - Laundry, relax & football.
  • SUNDAY - Read, relax & Football.
CURRENTLY READING
I'm pretty tired at night so am not getting much reading done, but I'm STILL reading:
TELEVISION / DVR
Just a few of the normals as we have time.  We have been so tired that we don't care too much about TV.

CRAFTS & PROJECTS
None right now, but I hope that changes soon as I have quite a few ideas for the Old Fashioned Christmas homemade gifts that I'm really excited about.

MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
YOGURT & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
FRUIT SMOOTHIE
YOGURT & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
LUNCH
FRUIT & CHEESE
SOUP & CRACKERS
SANDWICH
OUT
MEAT & CHEESE
LEFTOVERS
SANDWICHES
DINNER
C.O.R.N.
Hot Wings & Celery sticks with Bleu Cheese
DESSERT







SUCCESSFUL RECIPES and their links FROM LAST WEEK
HOMEMAKING TIP
Want to get the rest of the wax out of a candle, but it's in a stubborn place? Place the entire candle in the freezer for an hour and the wax will shrink and come right out after.

THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY
  • Being able to cook again!
  • Seeing the progress on the house.
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
Gramps delivered special delivery mail for many years so this was an awesome find in the garage.  It was in the bottom of a tin can full of screws. I'm going to try and clean it up when I get time.
INSPIRATION

Be sure to link up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy homemaker Monday and with Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

16 comments:

  1. Wow! Sounds like you're really moving along now Tamy! Almost a fully functioning kitchen - woo hoo!! It's amazing what we take for granted, huh? ;)

    So happy you're keeping up with deadlines so well. I hope you're staying warm and snuggly too. Glad you take the weekends to just get some "you" time together.

    Have a great week ahead!! xoxo

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    1. It certainly is amazing what we take for granted! We are now fully operational. It's time to get pretty! LOL right after ALL the other rooms are also functional and pretty. This will certainly be a work in progress. Have an awesome week Carrie!

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  2. Sounds like a busy and productive week. Your menu looks yummy! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a great week too.

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  3. I pinned the soup recipe! That sounds so good. Seems like you are making a lot of progress and staying busy. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoy the soup. I had it for lunch again today - so yummy! Have a great week.

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  4. Your menu looks delicious! I can tell it is almost supper time because it made me hungry! I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/01/happy-homemaker-monday-11816.html

    Colletta

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  5. Sounds like you have a busy week ahead - but such fun to set up a studio! I only dream of having a space to work in, rather than the dining room table that has to be packed up every night. Have a lovely week!

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    1. I am really looking for to the studio space, but know that it will honestly be months out before it's the way I want it. It will probably be storage and overflow while we finish the rehab. Hope you have a great week.

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  6. Sounds like you have a busy week ahead!
    Here's to wishing you a great and productive week!
    Your menu looks delicious!

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  7. I will definitely be trying that BLT chicken soup! If I were better at sewing, I would absolutely love to have a sewing room :) Can't wait to see it all done! Have a beautiful week!

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    1. LOL It's ironic that the room grams used for sewing is NOT the one I want to use. Have a great week too!

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  8. I really LOVE your blog, glad I found it on Menu Plan Monday link up tonight, I will be a frequent visitor! When you get chance come on over and check out my menu plan on my blog: http://leesyslife.blogspot.com/2016/01/easy-quick-and-budget-friendly-meal.html

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by. I love meeting new blog friends.

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