Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy TGIF (or what's left of it) Lovelies!!

Can you believe the workweek is already over? It sure has flown by for me, and I am happily welcoming Friday after such a busy week. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m planning on spending some serious quality time in the sun with my family this weekend.

So without further ado, let’s get into my latest faves…

Favorite TV show on Netflix: Friends. I love this show and I have watched all 10 seasons at least a dozen times (usually late at night when my youngest needs to cuddle).

Favorite sweet treat: S'mores Brownie Bites! These are the perfect little treat to enjoy around the campfire.

Favorite song: This song is one of my favorites!! Bop by Dan Seals. I know this will show my age but I love country music from the eighties and nineties. It's so much fun to listen to and the songs bring back some of my favorite memories. 

Here's one more that I love- Bubba Shot the Jukebox by Mark Chesnut

Favorite Quote: 

Have a great weekend and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

Hi Lovelies!!

It's been quite a while since I have done this type of post. I hope you enjoy it! So, here is what I'm up to this Wednesday!

What I'm eating this week:  I have a meal plan full of slow cooker meals and sandwiches. It's just too hot to use the stove or the oven.

What I'm working on this week: I'm still working on planner bands, planner clips, and planner inserts. I hope to have these listed soon in my shop. I am also working on a new project with my hubby. I hope to talk about it soon, but I'm very excited to be working on this with him since it's something that I have always wanted to do.

What I'm watching/reading: Right now I am reading Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley. I'm loving it!

I'm also watching the TV movie on Youtube as well!

What I'm listening to: Roseann on Laff TV.

What I'm loving: Just spending time with my family before my oldest daughter has to go back to school in a few weeks. I cannot believe that she will be in the 2nd grade!!! 

What are you up to this Wednesday?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Meal Plan Monday 7/10/2017

Hi Lovelies!

Here is this week's menu!


Monday- Slow cooker creamy ranch chicken
Tuesday- Out with the Family
Wednesday- Slow cooker meatball subs
Thursday- Sanwiches and chips
Friday- Pizza, breadsticks and salad
Saturday- Pot roast with potatoes and veggies
Sunday- Beans and cornbread with fried potatoes

Now to plan next week's menu!

Have a great night!



Happy Honemaker Monday 7/10/2017

Good Morning Lovelies and Happy Monday?  

How was your weekend?

It was pretty good. We didn't do much. We just relaxed and watched movies on Netflix. I love weekends where we can just stay at home and not have to run any errands.

The weather:::

On my reading pile:::

I am still reading Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. So far I am loving it!

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::

Titanic (I can't help it, I love this movie), How I Met Your Mother, 10 Things I Hate About You

On my TV:::

Gilmore Girls
Safe Haven
The Ranch
Party of Five
13 Reasons Why
The Crown

On the menu for this week:::

Monday-Slow cooker creamy ranch chicken
Tuesday- Out with the Family
Wednesday- Slow cooker meatball subs
Thursday- Sandwiches and chips/Leftovers
Friday- Pizza, breadsticks and salad
Saturday-Pot roast with potatoes and carrots
Sunday- Beans and cornbread with fried potatoes

On my to do list:::

Schedule blog posts for this week and next week
Clean bathrooms, bedrooms, and laundry room

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::

Working on some new inserts for my planner
Working on the format for my cookbook
Working on my new shop
Work on website for newspaper
Write Mattie Beal story for newspaper

Happening this week:::

Grocery shopping for the week
A gets her cast off
Field trip with the Girl Scouts
Library funderaiser

Looking around the house:::

My house is clean!!!

What I'm wearing today:::

black shorts and a gray t-shirt

One of my simple pleasures:::

Watching a good movie on Netflix

Bible verse, Devotional::: 

Currently 7/10/2017

 Time and place: 1:08am and I am in the living room, typing up this post.
Eating: Nothing. I don't like eat late and night.

Drinking: A big glass of water (always)

Watching: How I Met Your Mother

Reading: Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

Loving: the bullet journal that I made. I can't wait to start using it. (I'll post a pic of it later)

Working: Right now, I am working on some more inserts and some planner bands for the shop and I am working on my first ebook. I am also planning to work on a cookbook at some point.

Listening: to the TV and the air conditioner

Buying: Nothing a the momoent

Planning: my ebook and setting up a writing schedule, setting up a schedule for my cookbook and meal planning strategy guide. I'm also working on my meal planner and I am planning Candence's birthday party.  I am also working on Angelina's funderaiser for our local libraryWorking on her invites as well. Whew! That's alot of planning!!

Wondering: can I pull it off? How will I pull it off?

Feeling: tired, but happy, always.

What are you currently up to?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Hi Lovelies!

I just want to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!!! Have a great day and be safe!!


Interesting Facts about the 4th of July

Since today is Independence Day (more commonly known as the 4th of July), I thought I would share some interesting facts about this fun holiday!!

We all know the Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776  and we are already familiar with the fireworks, parades, barbeques and other festivities like picnics, fairs, and concerts that take place on this day, but there are many things that people don't know about the Fourth.

Disclaimer: All facts were taken from this website: Academic exchange

1. Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

2. Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the
others signed later.

3. The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies.

4. The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest was Thomas Lynch, Jr (27) of South Carolina.  The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin (70) of Pennsylvania. The lead author of The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, was 33.


5. One out of eight signers of the Declaration of Independence were educated at Harvard (7 total).


6. The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.


7. The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.


8. The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776. This was also the day that the Declaration of Independence was first read in public after people were summoned by the ringing of the Liberty Bell.


9. The White House held its first 4th July party in 1801.
10. President John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth. Adams and Jefferson (both signed the Declaration) died on the same day within hours of each other in 1826.


11. Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who recommended the bald eagle.

12. In 1776, there were 2.5 million people living in the new nation. Today the population of the U.S.A. is 316 million.

13. Fifty-nine places in the U.S. contain the word “liberty” in the name. Pennsylvania, with 11, has more of these places than any other state. Of the 59 places nationwide containing “liberty” in the name, four are counties: Liberty County, Ga. (65,471), Liberty County, Fla. (8,276), Liberty County, Mont. (2,392) and Liberty County, Texas (76,571).

14. The most common patriotic-sounding word used within place names is “union” with 136. Pennsylvania, with 33, has more of these places than any other state. Other words most commonly used in place names are Washington (127), Franklin (118), Jackson (96) and Lincoln (95).


15. Fireworks are part of the tradition of celebrating this national holiday. The U.S. imported $227.3 million worth of fireworks from China in 2012. U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $11.7 million in 2012, with Israel purchasing more than any other country ($2.5 million).


16. In 2012, vast majority of imported U.S. flags ($3.6 million) was made in China.


17. Barbecue is also big on Independence Day. Approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million
pounds of chicken are consumed on this day.


18. Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.


19. Traditions place the origins of “Yankee Doodle” as a pre-Revolutionary War song originally sung by British military officers to mock the disheveled, disorganized colonial “Yankees” with whom they served in the French and Indian War. It is believed that the tune comes from the nursery rhyme Lucy Locket. One version of the Yankee Doodle lyrics is “generally attributed” to Doctor Richard Shuckburgh,a British Army surgeon. According to one story, Shuckburgh wrote the song after seeing the appearance of Colonial troops under Colonel Thomas Fitch, V, the son of Connecticut Governor Thomas Fitch.[2]


20. The tune of the National Anthem was originally used by an English drinking song called “to Anacreon in Heaven.” The words have nothing to do with consumption of alcohol but the “melody that Francis Key had in mind when he wrote those words did originate decades earlier as the melody for a song praise of wine.”

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!!!!