Friday, June 17, 2016

Fathers Day Weekend

Tomorrow Hubby is going golfing...he's actually been golfing a lot in the past week.  He bought a new club and that was his Fathers Day/birthday me, it was worth two holidays worth of presents. I do have a gift that I've been wanting to buy him, but it will have to wait until...Christmas, I guess?  Good Lord.  I can't believe that's around the corner.  

Anyway, so tomorrow Hubby is golfing and Shae and I are making a cheeseburger cake.  My mom and sister are coming to should be fun.  I will have to take pictures.  I have no idea how this will turn out.  I'm sure I'll have an entry for the next Pinterest fail. haha 

Dinner for Fathers Day...still haven't decided.  I might make chicken pot pie.  That is my hubby's favorite and I know he would love it.  We were going to grill, but it is going to be so hot here!!  I've been hearing the high is 117.

We only ate out once this week, which is awesome for us!  One of my dinners was spaghetti & meatballs, but I used ground chicken for the meatballs.  It turned out so good!  I was very surprised.  In the past, I've used ground chicken or ground turkey and they have seemed so dry.  

I don't really have much to say today.  It was a pretty sad week for our country.  I'm not going to get into it, I think we've heard plenty.  I just want to say...please pray for our country.  Between the terrorists, the election and it seems we will turn on each other at the drop of a hat....we need God more than ever.  

So, I hope you all have a great weekend, celebrating all the awesome dad's in your life!


Friday, June 10, 2016

Finally Friday!

This week has been mostly spent packing and preparing my youngest daughter for camp.  It's a mini camp with her Girl Scout troop, so it's only two nights.  She's very excited, but nervous as well.  She's only stayed away from home for longer than a night with my mom..and she's only a short drive from our house.  This camp in an hour away.  I'm praying that she has a wonderful time.  My heart breaks to think of her being alone and sad.  So I will be praying all weekend for her!  (Any prayers you would like to send up would be greatly appreciated! <3 )

Because this week was a mad dash to get her ready, I think I only cooked one night.  So frustrating!  This is my biggest issue with having a full time job.  No time.  No time for anything, really.  But I hate feeding my family from take out containers, and I find that happening more and more.  My hubby and I do our grocery shopping on the weekends, have good intentions, make a meal plan...but when 5:30 rolls around on Monday we are both exhausted.  I need to get this under control.

This weekend I think I'll have a lot of free time.  With my youngest off to camp, my oldest daughter is planning on having a friend here, so she will be busy, and my hubby has a golf outing on Saturday...I have nothing but time.  My plan is to get my house in shape-it's not too bad, but there is always something that needs done, bake a little, catch up on my reading and my dvr.  Hubby is taking my car so I won't even be able to leave.  I really don't mind...I need a day to be shut in the house.  I've been going non stop since we got back from our vacation.  

The book I'm currently reading...My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh.  It's a little weird, but when I get started reading, it's hard for me to put it down.  If you like mystery's I would highly recommend it.  I won't get into the details, but if you're into that genre of books, definitely check it out.

Have a great weekend!!


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

1 Year Later....

I can't believe it's almost been a whole year since I've posted anything!  Time has literally flown by!  Wow.

So to catch up...

My girls are out of school.  Marley is headed to high school (what??) and Shae will be in her last year of elementary school.  I know everyone says they don't know where the years have gone, but seems like yesterday they were babies.  It's so fun and heartbreaking watching them grow up.  Shae is headed to Girl Scout camp this weekend.  She's never been away from us for more than one night.  I'm sure she'll have a blast!  Marley is having fun spending her summer with friends.

We bought a new car!  My car was so old (2005 Dodge Durango)!  I loved it.  I hated to get rid of it, but it was way overdue.  We bought a 2015 Dodge Journey.  I love it more than the Durango.  Maybe it's the newness of it, but I'm so happy with it. : )

We are finally house shopping!  So, so, so excited!  This time we are going to buy exactly what we want and not settle.  With our last home, we both feel like we settled.  Our real estate agent wasn't exactly on our side.  She pushed us into the house that we ended up buying.  I did fall in love with our home...I have tons of lovely  memories and it was such a cute home with a lot of character.  Loved our neighborhood and neighbors.  Anyway.  We were pushed into it, but it worked out.  haha  But this time we will be purchasing our perfect family home.  We have a list of our wants and we're not settling.  This will hopefully be our forever home.  More on this when the time comes.  (With tons and tons of pictures!)

We have a new furry addition to our family.  Marley's friend gave her a kitten for her birthday last August.  I couldn't say no when there was a tiny furball placed on my lap.  No more animals though!  We are having some sharing issues with the cats and their litter box.  Not fun.  

I didn't upload any pictures to share.  I just wanted to pop on real quick and get this typed up.  I've been trying to share pictures on my instagram (_housewifery_), so look there for updates.  It's a little easier to update with a picture here and there.

I'm hoping to post at least once a week.  I make no's hard to find any free time between cooking, cleaning, momming (ha) and my job.  Ugh.  Those 50's housewives didn't know how easy they had it. ;)


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Day in the Life of a Housewife

I've been wanting to do a post like this for a while.  I love reading about other housewives daily lives...I don't really know why, I just find it interesting.  So is an average day in my life. :)

5:00am- wake up with Hubby, brush my teeth, head to the kitchen where the coffee is waiting, I make
               his coffee and mine, pack his lunch, get his clothes or whatever else he needs me to do

5:30am- Hubby leaves and I sit down to finish my coffee, I turn on the Golden Girls or the news,
               I check email, facebook, sometimes I read...just whatever while I'm waking up.

6:30am- I take my dog for a walk.  She loves it and it gets us both some fresh air and exercise.  I
               try to make it 30 minutes, in the winter, when the kids are in school and the weather is
               cooler we'll go for 45 min to an hour.
                                         <3 My sweet dog loves winter walks without snow! <3

7:30am- Shower- my hair is naturally curly so I can't use a hair dryer without major frizz!  I always
               let my hair air dry, so I take advantage of that time to spend some time with God. :)

8:30am- I get my breakfast and start my daily cleaning.  (I will share my cleaning schedule in another
               post) Get my laundry started, wipe down bathrooms, etc.  Usually takes about an hour.  At
               this time I plan my dinner, too.  Pull out any meat to thaw, do any preparation..

9:30am- Once my daily cleaning is done, I'll get started on my weekly cleaning.  That is about an
               hour, too.

10:30am-When I've finished all my cleaning, sometimes I'll start an organizing project.  We have so
                many clutter hot spots in this house that I could work on one or two every day.  Drives
                me crazy.

11:30/12- At this point I'm done with my cleaning for the day.  If I'm hungry, I'll get something to
                eat.  Sometimes I'll meet my mom for lunch, or she'll come here.  If I'm not meeting
                 anyone for lunch I'll sit down for a bit and catch up on my dvr shows, read, check
                 facebook, email, etc.

1:00pm- This is when I'll do any errands that I need to run if I'm home for the day I'll work on my
               blog, do some craft projects, online shopping, baking, run the kids around..

                       <3I like to schedule baking days with a good friend who is also a housewife.<3

3:30/4- I'll get dinner started.  Hubby gets home from work around 5pm and I like it to be ready
             shortly after he gets home.

                                  (: She heard Hubby pull in and is greeting him at the window :)

5:30pm- We eat dinner and clean up

6:30/7- RELAX!  Hubby likes to crash on the couch and depending on what the kids are doing they
             will watch tv with us, or we'll play a game. 

8:30/9- Hubby and I head to bed.  I will read or play on my kindle until 10 or so.

That's about it.  A day in my life.  I like to see it all written out, it makes me feel really productive.
I hope you enjoyed it.  If you did, leave a you have a blog or vlog?  Did you share a day in your life?  Tell me about it?  Where can I find it?  I'd love to check it out. :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Have to share this!!

My youngest daughter is too cute.  When she woke up yesterday and saw my meal plan list hanging she thought it was there for her to choose what she would like.  This is what I found:

Isn't she the cutest??  I just love the way their minds work. 

Anyway, that is all for today.  Just wanted to share this.  I hope everyone has a great day!  Day in the life tomorrow. :):)


Monday, June 22, 2015

Meal Plan Monday

Happy Monday!  This weekend flew by!  I cannot believe I'm already starting the week.  However, I do have my menu done and I will share it now. :)

Hubby has seen the menu and he likes the idea that it's posted in our house for everyone to see.  That way there isn't really any planning involved during the week..just pick one and cook it.  Easy peasy.

So, how was your weekend?  Ours was pretty laid back, but we had a good time.  Saturday was Hubbys birthday.  We slept in, watched movies all day (in between loads of laundry) and went out for dinner, drinks and music with my sister and bro in law.  We really enjoyed the bar/restaurant we went to to listen to music...La Cocina in Tucson.  The owner was in the dining room, helping seat people and checking on tables.  She was very friendly and welcoming.  We didn't have dinner there, but we're wanting to go back soon.  The dining room was outside in the courtyard, and there were twinkle lights everywhere.  There was also a little store that my sister and I checked out.  It was full of vintage treasures.  My favorite kind of place! 

Sunday, of course, was Fathers Day.  Hubby had a slight headache (wink, wink) so he relaxed on the couch most of the day.  I brought him toast, Gatorade and ibuprofen as needed. haha  Family Day was at my sisters so we went over around 3.  Dinner was fantastic!!  She made a turkey breast in the slow cooker and it turned out perfect!  She also made roasted brussel sprouts and a squash casserole.  So yummy.  I took over a pineapple upside down cake that I made for Hubbys bday.  (We didn't really have time to eat it on his actual bday, so we celebrated on Sunday).  I was going to do a step by step in pictures of the cake process, but I kept forgetting to take pictures, so I'll share what I got. ;)

Ok...well now my computer isn't cooperating, so maybe the picture will be there, and maybe it won't.  (It's not sorry.  I did post one of the pics on Instagram, you can check it out there!)  After dinner we came home and the girls gave Hubby the cards they made cute.  I love that they still make him cards.  They also gave him his surprise!!  A new dad chair!!  To most people, it's just a recliner. To us, it's a dad chair!  And he gets to pick it out.  We'll go sometime this week to pick it out.  The only thing I'm insisting on is that it's big enough for 2, because we like to cuddle!  All of us like to cuddle with Hubby, so that is a priority.

Well, that's about it for our weekend.  I'd love to hear about yours, so leave a comment, or at least a link to your blog.  I love to meet new people. :)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Meal Plan...Wednesday?

Obviously I missed Meal Plan Monday.  Whoops!  I had the meal plan in my head, I just didn't put it down on paper..or on computer. :)

So, meals for the week.  Since we're half way through the week, I'll back track, tell you what we've already eaten and then plans for the rest of the week.

On Monday, Hubby got take out.  He came home from work to a sick dog and had an icky mess to clean he decided no cooking.  We got burritos from a local Mexican restaurant.  They were delicious, as they always are.

Yesterday, Hubby grilled pork chops.  They were pretty tasty.  I made hash browns and corn on the side.

Tonight, we're going to have grilled cheese with bacon and probably just chips on the side.  The high today is like 110, so our cooking days are probably numbered.  Too hot outside for Hubby to stand in front of the grill, and I don't want to heat up the inside with the oven.  Lots of salads and sandwiches in our future.

Meals for the rest of the week-

Smothered chicken

I guess that's about it.  haha Some meal plan!!  So glad I finally got that written down.
Friday we usually pick something up or cook a small meal just for Hubby and me, but this is his birthday weekend, plus Fathers Day.  He's been saying he'd like to go out and have some drinks and listen to a live band.  But I don't have many details on that.  I guess I need to talk to him about it and get plans figured out. 
Usually on Fathers Day we grill steaks (and in our Pennsylvania days we'd have a bonfire, but it's too stinking hot for that here!!) and have other manly food.  Since it's Family Day and it's my sisters turn, I will have to talk to her and make it a joint effort.
So that's my meal plan...looks pretty sad now. lol  Thanks for reading if you even bothered. 
I hope everyone has a great day!  I have been wanting to type up a Day in the Life post,  I will try to get that done this week.  If not, for sure next week. 
Have a good one!