Happy Homemaker Monday...

The weather in my neck of the woods: What else? Hot (about 115) and sunny.

On of my simple pleasures: the quiet of the early morning.

On my bedside table: Finishing up 'Queen Takes King' by Gigi Levanger Grazer.

On the menu for tonight: Not sure, I haven't done my menu plan for the week yet.

On my to do list: menu plan, grocery shop, laundry, bank, car wash

New Recipe I tried last week: none

In the craft basket: nothing

Looking forward to: listening to my new Daughtry CD that my husband got for me & hopefully a quiet week with Little Miss before the rush of getting ready to go back to school.

Homemaking tip of the week: We all try to keep our house clutter free - paper seems to be a big problem for many of us (whatever happened to the 'paperless society' we talked about years ago). Keep things under control by making sure the 'no-brainer' toss items get tossed ASAP. Things I pitch as soon as possible: junk mail (some people don't even bring it into the house but I do so I can shred daily),expired coupons (I check these weekly when I make my grocery list), outdated schedules & calendars, old grocery receipts (cash only, anything I put on my debit card gets saved until I get my bank statement, then I toss them), Invitations to events that have taken place,magazines that are over 3 months old - you won't read them- be honest!, old catalogs- keep only the current ones if you must - everything is available on line. Just think how much less clutter you will have if you stay on top of these things.

Favorite Blog post of the week: This one by The Shabby Nest.

Favorite photo of the week: No photos this week - took so many the week before.

Lesson learned the last few days: I am at the age that I need to take my glasses everywhere!

On my prayer list: family, friends

Devotional, Scripture reading, key verse:

~Lord, you bless those who do what is right, you protect them like a soldier's shield.
Psalm 5:12
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Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit and for the kind comment on my bathroom.

I enjoy reading these Happy Homemaker Mondays. I'm going to have to partcipate sometime!

I have problems with paper clutter too...especially as a homeschooling family and with a husband that has his office at home. I need to stay on top of that better as you described!

Oh, and you have a precious little daughter there in the post below! :)

Have a great week!
Yes, paper does pile up fast! Good tips for keeping the clutter down. :)
Wow, it is hot there. I am guilty of paper clutter but....its my husband's fault. Okay, maybe some of it is mine. Have a nice day.

Wendi said…
I have issues with paper also. It is a never ending challenge.

If I could I would send some of my cool weather your way!

Have a great week!
Sandra said…
I enjoyed reading your list and I think you gave a really great tip.
Anonymous said…
Hi, just catching up on my reading after a week away. What a good tip. I so often stack it up thinking I'll get to that in a minute and the next thing I know there is a weeks worth of stuff. Thanks for the tip.

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