Happy Homemaker Monday...

The weather in my neck of the woods: Cloudy, a high of 93 today :) Yippee! Our average this time of the year is about 105 so it's like spring time!

One of my simple pleasures: Chopping the veggies for the salsa I made this week (link to recipe is below). Just being able to take the time and cut everything just so is very therapeutic.

On my bedside table: 'Unplug your kids' by David Dutwin, Ph.D

On my TV: Nothing

On the menu for tonight: leftovers (we always have a big dinner on Sundays and usually have leftovers which I will make into tacos or quesadillas-it gets old after a while but I hate to waste food.)

On my to do list: the usual (cleaning, laundry,etc). And it's movie day at the library.

New recipe I tried last week: None, but I did make banana bread and salsa

In the craft basket: nothing

Looking forward to: Library day today. Hopefully going to the mountains this weekend (fingers crossed!)

Homemaking tip of the week: Take baby steps. Sometimes I just look around and think -'ugh, what will I do with all this STUFF?' In the short run it's just easier to get a cup of tea and turn on 'Oprah' but after that hour, amazingly, the STUFF is still there! So I take 5 minutes and deal with one pile. Once it's put away I can either quit or keep going - take 5 more minutes and conquer a bit more. When the job is smaller I feel like I can finish it sometime during this decade and usually continue on. This is a great way to handle the 'dump' spots in your house. For us it's our wet bar by the front door. For some people it's a hall table or the dining room table or the kitchen island. So start with 5 minutes...

Favorite Blog post of the week (mine or other): This was a great post last week by Michelle about the 'bright side of having to be frugal'. I think a lot of us are trying to be a little more frugal right now & this is a great motivating post.

Favorite Photo of the week:

Summer time and the livin' is easy. Little Miss and her friend 'H' take a popsicle break by the pool. (Note LM's new tankini.)

Lesson learned the last few days: Slow down, it's summer. We have all vacation to do it.

On my prayer list: Friends & family

Devotional, Scripture reading, key verse:

`The more he gives to others, the more he possesses of his own.


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Anonymous said…
Salsa is one of our summer favorites too.
Cutest picture of the popsicle break!
Tip about breaking it down for housekeeping is a lesson i am learning too.
The Mrs. said…
Five minutes wouldn't make a dent in my pile!!!! I do spend hours on it though!

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