HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY – #11 2016

Can you believe we’re on Monday number 11 for this year? I can’t wait to be finished with this remodel and be able to do more things that I truly believe will make time seem slower.  We did take half of Saturday off and go to the rodeo.  I’m so glad we did, it was a lot of fun and the weather was gorgeous!  We did get quite a bit done on the house too.  Unfortunately I did find another OLD and not recently LIVED in rat’s nest when I demolished one of the laundry room walls.

WEATHER OUTSIDE
It’s supposed to be quite warm the next few days and then back down to normal on Thursday along with a new storm system.  Fortunately this is supposed to be a minor system compared to the 15 inches of rain we received in last week’s system.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK/HOUSE PROJECTS
I have FINALLY and AGAIN begun work on my studio.  But first this week I will be helping hubby with the dining/kitchen floor and laundry area for the next couple days and then the studio is ALL I plan to work on until it’s done.

I did get the walls patched yesterday as well as 80% of the carpet, padding and tack strip removed. There were quite a few cracks around the window in particular from before the foundation work was done.

I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THIS YELLOW IS GONE!

 I love that patching is now pink and dries white!  Makes it so easy.

IF ALL goes well I’m hoping that we also get the master shower refinished and the majority of the spare bathroom completed this week.

Then of course I have the standard grocery shopping and errands to do.  I’d say laundry, but that all depends on what we find doing that area.  Cross your fingers that there are no more surprises.

We did get the new lights hung in the kitchen and dining room on Saturday.  They are called Saturn lights and use LED.  Supposedly each light will only use $1.93 of electricity per year! We also put one in the master bath and I LOVE IT!  You can actually see in there!

I just CANNOT figure out why it looks like there was a woodpecker in the kitchen ceiling.  My cousin had an industrial fluorescent light in the kitchen and the only thing I can figure out is that she couldn’t find a stud to mount to.  Oh well, what’s another dozen holes to patch?  Thank goodness for good caulking and paint.

CURRENTLY READING
I’m still reading and hope to finish this week:

TELEVISION / DVR
I finally watched the AGE OF ADELINE and really enjoyed it.  Redbox makes catching up so easy! I’m also looking forward to the new Gary Sinise Criminal Minds Beyond Borders that begins this week.

CRAFTS & PROJECTS
I did get a couple of “models” made for a few of the items I’m making for Christmas gifts this year.  Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea.

I’m really loving the beaded wire crosses and the wind chimes which are made from old antique lamp glass prisms and antique silver pieces.

I’m also hoping to try and make some home made dryer sheets with a recipe I found on pinterest using non-chemical ingredients, essential oils and fabric squares.

IMAGE CREDIT

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
C.O.R.N.
MEAT & CHEESE
LEFTOVERS
SANDWICHES
DINNER
C.O.R.N.
DESSERT

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
This cow from the rodeo had the prettiest eyes!

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.

Tamy Bollar

Thanks. I'm hoping to make the dryer sheets later this week and will post the process and recipe. I would skip them most the time too, but certain loads have so much static electricity that hey are necessary.

Tamy Bollar

Thanks. I'm hoping to make the dryer sheets later this week and will post the process and recipe. Thanks for the chuckle on your cabinet story – definitely makes me feel better and smile.

anniehow

Love the flooring!! Age of Adeline was really good. I’m interested in those dryer sheets. I use liquid fabric softener on pieces of fabric right now, I like the idea of the non-chemical ingredients and essential oils.

LOL about the woodpecker. In my mom’s old house, my dad and brothers had hung a really heavy cabinet with glass doors. They had trouble finding the studs, we joked that it looked like a firing squad had come through because there was a straight line of wholes going across the wall, lol.

Carrie B.

Looking great Lady!! More wonderful progress – but glad you took a break & went to the rodeo. 😉

I love your Christmas crafts – so pretty!! Won't it be so fun to have a studio & to express your creative energy? Woo hoo!!

Glad you're going to have a bit of a dryer week. And I love your inspirations. Keep up those positive vibes! ;). Blessings Hon. Xoxo

Jean @sonotorganized.com

Wow,looks like lots of progress. I'll be interested in hearing how your homemade dryer sheets turn out. I usually just skip them but my husband always throws one in there if he switches the laundry. Hope you have a great week!

Tamy Bollar

Thank you! I would love to make them to sell and will let you know when that is. My mom is coming to visit soon and we need to get a little farther on the house first and finish my studio so I can start making more easier and quicker.

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