Happy Homemaker Monday 03.28.16

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Good Afternoon!!  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We had a relaxing Easter, my mom decided not to cook, and I didn’t either, which was a good thing, because Sunday morning we lost power.  It wasn’t out for long, but at a time when we were to get ready to go to church.  I had showered the night before, and let my hair dry naturally, which is naturally curly and quite wild.  So needless to say, without a flat iron to tame my locks, I missed the service 😦  Had I planned an Easter bonnet with my outfit, I would have been good to go, LOL.  Hope everyone has a good week ahead, I plan on enjoying my break from doing school with the boys.

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

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WHAT’S FEEDING MY BOOK ADDICTION:
Holding Back Daylight by Carrie Crafton. I don’t remember where I found this one, probably on one of my Kindle lists. When I read the description, which described the story taking place in Chicago, I thought it would be interesting and familiar, and I was drawn to the author because of her name 😉  It took me awhile to read it, it wasn’t that the writing was bad, or the story wasn’t interesting, I guess it was just an average story, nothing too exciting. I did like the references from the city that I recognized. The main character, Claire is a bar owner, which she inherited from her Uncle that passed away. I loved the name of the bar which was called Ziggy’s, which was my nickname in high school since my last name began with a Z-y-g. It was a story about friendships and the loss of family, with interesting characters. Just a normal story, with a lot of drinking I might add, about a girl’s journey to allowing herself to live life, and let people in.

LOL CHUCKLES, AND GIGGLES:
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RECIPE I TRIED:
These were really good.


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10 oz. Mini Marshmallows
¼ c. butter
5 c. Rice Krispie Cereal
¾ c. Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 jar Marshmallow Fluff
½ bag mini Chocolate Chips

Following recipe to make Rice Krispie Treats, adding the graham cracker crumbs to cereal. Spread on a pan lined with parchment paper. Spread Marshmallow Fluff over the top. Sprinkle Chocolate Chips over the top of that. Places in over at 200* for 2 minutes. Spread melted chocolate chips until smooth. Roll up width-wise to form a log. Chill for 1 hour. Slice and serve.

FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE WEB:
OMG, I don’t know how many times I have watched this, it just makes me laugh. What the heck is wrong with this hamster?

OUR LITTLE DIY PROJECT:
The house we live in is very old, built in the early 1900s. So the basement is a bit dungeon-esque. There is a small room with a table/desk built in, and this is where my son works on his custom Lego mini figures. So, we decided it needed a little makeover. We didn’t do anything extravagant, the walls are pretty bad and concrete, but we knew cleaning and some paint would make it look a lot nicer, so we started Thursday night, and finished Saturday afternoon. We painted the floor, walls, ceiling and desk. It’s that industrial style that is so popular now 🙂  My son chose the color scheme and both my sons helped with the painting and cleaning, it was a lot of work, but he is very happy with it. It’s perfect for a teenager, not to mention when the weather gets warmer, it’s about 20 degrees cooler down there. Perfect place to hang out. Here are the before and after pics.

BEFORE

 

AFTER

 

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QUOTES:

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6 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday 03.28.16

  1. Sounds like a lovely Easter – minus a hair malfunction. Where’s Michael when you really need him?? Lol 😉

    I’ve seen those pinwheels and wondered how good they were. Now that I have a good review I’ll give them a whirl! (bad pun intended) ;P My kiddos would love these too.

    And I’m SO impressed with the makeover!! What a great job and a fun space. Love the colors too! I could totally get creative down there. Does your son have room for some scrapbooking stuff? Hee hee

    Blessings on your week ahead Red! xoxo

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