Monday, May 23, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday -- 5/23/2016

Hi Lovelies, can you believe that Monday is already here? This weekend went by in the blink of an eye.

Around 2am this morning we had some sever weather and a tornado warning come through our area. It was pretty scary for a while, which meant that me and the girls spent about an hour sitting in the bathtub. Thankfully, all that happened was the electricity was out all morning and most of the afternoon. 

Anyway, it's time to link up with Sandy for Happy Homemaker Monday.




The weather outside is: 

We had severe storms and a tornado warning last night, which meant that me and the girls spent an hour in the bathtub waiting for the storm to pass. Right now, it's dark and cloudy and it seems we will be getting a break tonight.

 Breakfast time...what is on your plate this morning

Since our a electricity was out this morning we had gold fish crackers and nutella and ritz crackers. Yeah, I know, very healthy.....


As I look out my window:

Cloudy with intermittent sunshine. The front yard needs to mowed.

Right now I am:

Writing this post, watching Grounded for life, and listening to the hubster talk about his class 
 

On today's to do list

It's a long one with mostly household chores and working in my planners.

Currently reading

Still reading My sister's keeper and thinking about checking out the "Little House" books again.



 On the TV today (Netflix)

Gilmore Girls
The Ranch (Love this and I highly recommend it)
Friends
Family Ties
Seventh Heaven
Ground for Life

On the menu this week:

Monday- BBQ chicken sandwiches, chips
Tuesday- Baked potatoes, salad
Wednesday- sandwiches, chips
Thursday- Pork chops, mashed potatoes, veggies
Friday- Pizza and breadsticks, salad
Saturday- Roast, potatoes, carrots
Sunday- Beans and cornbread

What I'm creating at the moment:

Planner inserts and revamping my menu planner.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week

I want to this panini recipe, it looks so yummy!!!




Devotional or Quotes:




XOXO
~Angie








Monday, May 16, 2016

You've been Gilmored!!!

Hi Lovelies!!

I have been dealing with a sick husby since Thursday. Hopefully he starts to feel better soon. Since it's been awhile since my last post, I thought I would post something fun.

I know everyone is excited for the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix (I wish they would tell when the movies will premiere already!), so I thought I would share some of my favorite memes from the show.














 (Oh no, Mrs. Cunningham! You didn't just say that)








Stay tuned for The Happy Homemaker Post last today!!! Have a nice evening!!


XOXO

Angie 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sparkles and Glitter


Hi Lovelies!

I came across the gem while searching for memes about How I Met Your Mother.



Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

6 Ways to Relax Before Bed

Every body craves sleep. So why do most people struggle with it periodically? You've tried to do it the right way--- you skip the late night caffeine, you don't eat a heavy meal right before bed, you make sure the lights are off and you follow a consistent bedtime schedule each night. However, as you lay in bed tossing and turning, frustration begins to creep in and none of this seems to matter. When insomina hits you ultimately spend hours stressing instead of doing a few easy things to gently slip into a peaceful sleep.

Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep is a common problem, and it is a valuable commidity. Here are a few steps to follow every night that will encourage a more rapid appearance by Mr. Sandman.

1. Soak in the tub


Relax in the bathtub. This soothes both mind and body. Adding some sleep inducing scents such as lavendar oil which helps calm the mind and body, A word of warning though, don't take a shower as this can awaken your body, instead opt for a warm bath.

2. The old wives tale work

 Have a glass of warn milk. Trust me from experience, it works wonders. If you can't stand the idea of warm milk try some chamomile tea. It works the same way as the warm milk and it does make you sleepy.

3. Find an activity





Do something that relaxes you right before bed. Try reading, watching something boring on television. You could even sew, scrapbook, or even write a letter. This activity should be easy and it should be nothing that will key your nerves back up. Once your eyes get droopy, it's time to hit the sack.

4. De-stress







One of the worst things that you can do is lay in bed and think about what you didn't get done that day, and all of the work waiting for you tomorrow. Worrying about it won't get it done. What I do is make a to do list  and then I forget about it. I have found that this relieves so much of my stress at the end of the day.

5. Add some noise

What i mean by this is white noise. Adding white noise can help you sleep. Another thing you could do is add a fan because a cool bedroom can also help with sleep.

6. Listen to your body




Is your body to tense to sleep? Try a relaxation tape that guides you through loosening up and relaxing each muscle group. Work on some deep breathing exercises which mimic your respiration pattern while you sleep.

Make going to bed a routine. Around the same time every night, even on weekends, start your routine. This could mean taking a bath and some light reading. It could also mean changing into your pajamas and brushing your teeth. Do something consistently so that your body will learn the signals to settle down for th enight and to wake up refreshed the next day.

What are some that you relax before bed?

XOXO

Angie




Meal Plan Monday-- 5/9/2016

Hi Lovelies!!

Here is the meal plan for this week



Monday- BBQ chicken sandwiches, chips
Tuesday- Baked potatoes, salad
Wednesday- sandwiches, chips
Thursday- Pork chops, mashed potatoes, veggies
Friday- Pizza and breadsticks, salad
Saturday- Roast, potatoes, carrots
Sunday- Beans and cornbread


Now to plan next week's menu!

Have a great night!

XOXO

Angie

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 5/9/2016

Hi Lovelies, can you believe that Monday is already here? This weekend went by in the blink of an eye.

A had a three day weekend and we spent most of it in town at our local museum. She loves visiting and she really loves the Lego exhibit.

Anyway, it's time to link up with Sandy for Happy Homemaker Monday.




The weather outside is: 

Cloudy and it looks like it could rain at any minute.

 Breakfast time...what is on your plate this morning

Nutella toast with a glass of milk. Not healthy, I know. I will do better tomorrow. 


As I look out my window:

Cloudy with intermittent sunshine. The front yard needs to mowed.

Right now I am:

Writing this post, watching Without a Paddle, and listening to Cadence babble. 
 

On today's to do list

It's a long one with mostly household chores, still working on A's lemonade stand fundraiser for our local library.

Currently reading

Still reading My sister's keeper and thinking about checking out the "Little House" books again.



 On the TV today (Netflix)

Gilmore Girls
The Ranch (Love this and I highly recommend it)
Friends
Family Ties
Seventh Heaven 

On the menu this week:

Monday- BBQ chicken sandwiches, chips
Tuesday- Baked potatoes, salad
Wednesday- sandwiches, chips
Thursday- Pork chops, mashed potatoes, veggies
Friday- Pizza and breadsticks, salad
Saturday- Roast, potatoes, carrots
Sunday- Beans and cornbread

If I have a few minutes to myself I will

Usually read book or work in my planners.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week

I would love to try this salisbury steak recipe

In the garden

I would love to set up an herb garden, but I have been afraid to.

Homemaking tip 

For me having a morning routine really helps things run smoothly in the mornings. I cannot stress this enough. It saves my sanity.

Visiting with blog friends

Here are a couple of blogs that I love reading!

www.prettyneatliving.com

www.kjaggers.com

These two ladies are absolutely wonderful and always have very interesting content!!

Praying for

Friends and family  

Have a wonderful day!! I'll talk you tomorrow!

XOXO

~Angie