Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Homemaker In Texas

I am a Happy Homemaker in Texas

Linking with Sandra for Happy Homemaker 
on Monday
Sandra provides the prompts.  
I add a few of my own
The Weather
 More gorgeous springtime weather.  A bit of rain every now and again and then beautiful sunshine.

Right now I am
 Listening to baseball practice outside my window.  We live across from a school.  It's Saturday morning and the area around the football field is filled with parents watching the kids practice.

On my reading pile
I got these in the mail this week.  The last books for the Litfuse tours.  Litfuse is no longer doing book tours.  So as I've said before there will be very few reviews here. 
By Fall I will only be sharing books that I really think you might 
Visit my review blog to see all the books I read and a few 
I introduce or spotlight.  Click here to visit blog. 

In the kitchen
Balsamic, Honey Roasted Cabbage Steaks
I want to try these.  Maybe next week.  Here's the recipe.

On the menu This week I hope to keep it super simple.  We are having a speciel dinner on Sunday. 

The guests are our daughter and future Son in Love to celebrate their bdays.  Since they don't get to come over often I want it to be super special.   That's means a clean kitchen!

Monday Cup of  Clam Chowder, Shrimp/Pasta Bread and Salad
Tuesday Pork (need a simpe recipe) Rice, Salad
Wednesday Pot Roast, Potatoe's and Carrots
Thursday Swiss Enchilada's (casserole it is super easy and yummy) Salad
Friday Leftovers

Last week's menu
 Monday- Leftover Lasagne w/ side of Spinach Alfredo, Salad
Tuesday- Mom's Fried Rice, Salad 
Wednesday- Baked Cod, Coleslaw, Long Grain Wild Rice
Thursday-Beef Stroganoff w/ Noodles, Green Beans, Salad
Pinto's and Corn Bread
Friday- Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Egg Rolls, Soup
Rottisiere Kielbasa, Turkey Breast, Pinto Bean's and Califlower
Wierd combo I know but what do you cook with Califflower?
Overall I guess I did o.k.  I have no idea what we ate Wednesday. 
And I have no idea why the Cowboy decided to make pinto's after we just had them last week but he cooked.  I relaxed!  That's a win, win and a ✔ for me!

In the garden
I got corn in and another round of green beans.
I am happy to say the Cilantro I planted early is growing.  I was surprised and super excited.  I had given up on it.  
I planted a new row of Cilantro, Basil and Sunflowers around the 2nd row of tomatoes. When I was finished I thought about checking that first row and to my surprise it was growing!  I thought it was weeds but it was my Cilantro!
I planted the final planting of potatoes.  I tried some in between two pallets.  We'll see how it works!
The Sunflowers and Green beans for my grandsons Sunflower 
house are popping up.  Even after the mover went over a corner 
and the dog got too close! There is this big 'ole footprint right in the corner!

Something fun to share
 Create a laundry room shelf to hide wires and cords for less than $20!
I saw this on Pinterest this morning.  I just thought it was super
clever.  I don't know why I never thought of it.  I am a much
better copy cat!  I have said that when my used Maytag gives out I want a front load washer so I could have a shelf on top!  Now I will have to think about that!  Buying a cheaper top load model and adding a shelf well that's just frugal.  The Cowboy should like that!  And besides I bet my Maytag doesn't give up!

A new blog to share
I've been visiting Marci for awhile she has a fun blog. 
I love her name Stone Cottage Adventures. She has a link party too. Click here to visit.

A linky party to feature
I have been acquainted with the parties at Christina's  for awhile.  She has several.  Click here
   Amanda’s Books and More

On the to do list
Finish the menu plan for Sunday
Clean, Clean, Clean
Decide on linens.  Iron, iron, iron 
Decide on dishes, flatware and glasses
Make this . . . 
Two of her favorites.  Cheesecake and Funfetti Cake!

My Ta Da List
 No 'Ta Da's again.  Do you have a 'Ta Da moment this week?

In the craft basket
In between working on quilt throws to cover hay at the 
wedding.  #We'rePlanningABarnWedding  I have been cutting up scraps.  My bin (on left) was overflowing when I started a couple of weeks ago!

Fabulous Features
 All it takes is a bit of planning and a lot of FUN to create a kids cooking camp at home. Head on over to to get all the details and get started today! #kids #summeractivities #cooking #pdpcooks #pdpkids
Love this.  Secretly I would love to do this with the grands.
Click here to see the post. 

Lovely Spring Printables compliments of Carol at 
Comfort Spring Station.  Click here to visit. 

From the camera 

Devo./ Scripture
2 Corinthians 5:21 - For Him Who Knew No Sin

Linking at 
The Fabulous Party 
Happy Homemaker Monday 
and a few others 
My list is below this post.

Have A Wonderful Day

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Waitin' On Baby

A little over a year ago I wrote a post and shared our thankfulness
that our son got his horse back
after a 10 year separation.
This is the day she arrived home. 
Now a year later we are all on pins and needles waiting for her to foal
She is 6 days over due.
He is anxious.

The foal is a huge deal for him.
Speck is a Reining horse.
She was his project when he was 17.  

This is Speck's mama Etta (she was my mare)
This is a photo with Speck's half brother.
His daddy is a Reining horse.

This is my super sweet Dyna. I miss her so much.
She was our first baby.  
Etta is her mama so she is Specks half sister.

Just like my son.  I lost Dyna.
I found out years later where she was and the owner 
sent me photo's. 
This is her baby.


I'm expecting Specks baby to be a blanket with 
a scarf around it's neck!
It's still super cold in Missouri.
Today began at 31 it's warmed up to 54 but they are having rain there too. 

Our daughters birthday is Friday.
I wonder if we'll have a baby for her Bday!

That Kind Of Day

What kind of day are you having?
It's a rainy kind of day here.  The slow drizzle type with no 
loud scary thunder.  Perfect for napping on the couch!
It's hard to have a nice peaceful nap when people are always taking your picture.
A rainy kind of day.  A peaceful nap.  A sweet puppy. 
A smile on my face.
I hope you have a smile today.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Blue Monday-The Gift-Memory Lane

I've been thinking about doing this for awhile.  Today I am bringing back something fun.  
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 For a few years I joined a group of fun bloggers that posted photo's in Blue.  The group was started by a sweet lady 
named Sally.
Today since it is a few days till Easter seemed like a good time 
to post some Blue and introduce you to Sally and the gift that she 
left on her blog . . . 
If you're reading this, I've gone to Heaven. I've been under Hospice care since May, but I didn't want to mention it.

Many years ago, I made a decision to accept the gift of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. Now my time on earth has ended, and because of that decision, I'm in a much better place.
God has provided the Gift of Heaven. I'm leaving you a few Bible verses that will show you how to receive this gift.

1. "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" ~ Romans 3:23

2. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life" ~ Romans 6:23

3. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." ~ John 3:16

You may be asking yourself what God requires, or exactly what you’ll need to change. The Bible shows us in simple terms what God is asking of us: believe, confess, and receive.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” ~ Romans 10:9

I've enjoyed my time with you and I hope to see you in Heaven!

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Happy Blue Monday!

Today to honor Sally I am sharing a few of my favorite images 
from my Blue Monday posts. 
Sally was a sweet friend that lived in Florida.  I am sure she would
have loved this fun post Christmas flag with Santa on the beach.
You can read my post here

Precious to me.  The cheesy grin!
Click here.

Back when my computer was working decent and I could add a mosaic!  Click here to read the post. 

This one is precious to me.  I asked my grandson to go on a 
Blue scavenger hunt and use my phone and take pics.   This was a few years ago before he got his phone so this was super special 
for him.  Click here to see his Blue pics. 
"Open Up - I Know You're In There" a distinct possibility, when your locomotion has a heart!!!! =):
A photo I found on pinterest.   I love, love, love it.  It opened the door for a few more pics that just spoke to me.  Some Blue some 
not but to me just perfect. Eye candy to me. Click here to read the post.  

een vermoeide kerstman na een lange nacht eindelijk heerlijk slapen. mooi plaatje.:
Christmas in Blue click here to read the post.

Blue Block 3:
Dawng this one jogged my memory.  Where are these blocks?!! They would make a great quilt to cover hay for the wedding! 
#HavingATexasWedding.  Click here to see more blocks. 
BTW the colors are Blue and Gold.  The Cowboy is wearing 
denim overalls and a Tuxedo Shirt.  Me?  I have no idea what I
am wearing.  We need to go shopping again!


Did you ever wonder how much Blue you could find around a barn!  Click here

And one day I did some dreamy Blue's
I want to look like this.  Wearing this!
Blue Velvet Cupcakes! I'm making these today, except I'm using a mini-muffin pan and calling them smurf cakes :) Huzzah! :):
Texas Sky:
Texas!   A few more great Blue's are over here at the post. 

And ending with a super silly one!

Stuffing a Goliath figure for my school class and acting all tuff
and mean!  Click here to read the post.
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Thanks for stopping in and walking me down memory lane.

Many thanks to Sally for many years of fun and for leaving your 
special gift to share. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday Supper-A Search for the Best Chicken Pot Pie

Welcome to Sunday Supper
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We. The Cowboy and I have been talking about 
Chicken Pot Pie
A simple pot pie and a salad sounds like a great Sunday Supper.
I don't have a good recipe.  I have a couple that are o.k. but I just 
want more.  So . . . 
    I am on a search for the Best!
Your best.  Your mom's best. Or maybe your grandmothers best.  
Mini Chicken Pot Pie recipe #chickenpotpie #partyfood  Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe chicken-pot-pie-recipe
Chicken Pot Pie.   Yummy!  
You see I don't have a good recipe.  I have searched and just don't know which one to try. 
So, I am calling on you to help!  

The other day I ate this . . .  
Swanson's frozen Chicken Pot Pies. Who else thought they were a special treat for when Mommy and Daddy were out?  (1957)  Call me weird but.  I love Swansons Turkey pot pie.  My Cowboy cracked up when we were shopping on Saturday.  We went across town to a Mexican market.  Which we love btw...but that's another post. And what did I find but Swanson. I was jumping up and down and running over and saying 
"Look what I found" (their not at any market around our house...and I don't like Morton. Ick!) 
I bought two.  I ate one yesterday. 

And, just in case you don't have a good recipe yet!  They were only 69 cents.  

Now I wonder if I can actually beat that price by making my own.  But, by making my own with the best recipe ever I can probably have much healthier ingredients.  
Ingredients for chicken pot pie So weather your recipe calls for fresh, frozen or canned veggies.  I wannna try it! 

Don't have a recipe well search Pinterest for ideas.  I did!
Easter Bunny Chicken Pot Pie  Ingredients  1 lb. bag of frozen cubed chicken, thawed  1 cup chopped cooked carrots  1/2 cup frozen petit green peas, with a 8 set aside  1/2 cup sliced celery (optional)  1/3 cup butter  1/3 cup chopped onion  1/3 cup all-purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/4 teaspoon black pepper  1/4 teaspoon celery seed  1 can of chicken broth  2/3 cup milk  3 (9 inch) unbaked Pillsbury pie crusts. Decorate with green onion, carrots, & peas!  Seriously Cute! I would love to make these for my grandson.   But he wouldn't eat it.  Well now maybe I could put Mac & Cheese in them!  Now that's a great idea!

Whether your crust is flakey.  Whether your crust is homemade or store bought.  I wanna try it!
  The Ultimate Chicken Pot Pie Recipe | Key Ingredient

Help me find the best. 

What's in it for you?  Nothing but braggin' rights.  And, a post here. And maybe a little traffic for ya too! 
I'll be posting or reposting all your recipes.   So write a post and lure me over and tell me about it.  You might already have a post. Leave me a comment and the link.  
All recipes I try will appear here. Look on the side bar for the photo and a link to all recipes. 

So get your brag on and join me and help me out!
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And now I am have to have my Sunday Supper of Ham (found on sale at Aldi), Spinach Egg Noodle Pasta from Aldi too and a Salad.  I love spring.  

Before I go I want to wish you all a wonderfully Blessed Easter.  I will be back  posting all week and back next Sunday for Supper. 

            Joinin' a few linkys today to spread the word.  I want your recipe!

Rhett Butler 2009-2013
I love you!

Simple Sunday-Fabulous Party

Welcome Have a Blessed Day
Hebrews 13:8 #Faith #Scripture
Found on Pinterest.  There was no link.

The Fabulous Party
I think I have worked out the kinks to get this posted and the linky
working by Sunday morning.  If the link doesn't show up or is not 
active I will fix by 9 a.m.  Thanks for your patience.